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Re: Connecting Rod Alignment?
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Thomas Wilcox
There is a Packard Service manual for the 6th, 7th and 8th series. Red cover. Not always useful, particularly when the instructions tell you to check with your supervisor!

But, still an important book to have around, even without the supervisor.

Posted on: 2008/4/6 18:33
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Re: What's the best Packard for a newbie?
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Pre-war cars, particularly after 35, should also be considered. They are very reliable, easy to work on, and generally you can find parts. The trick is trying to make sure that nothing drastic has been done to the car before you buy it. But that is the same regardless of age.

Also, they are often not more expensive, at least for closed cars.

Posted on: 2008/4/3 23:58
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Re: transmission/overdrive oil for R-9
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Dear All,

OK, I must not post when I am tired. I am an idiot, and I apologize. I got all muddled about EP versus non-EP and GL-4 versus GL-5.

It was GL-5 that I meant to talk about. I have some references that state GL-5 rated gear lube, under high, but reasonable, temperatures can corrode 'yellow' metals. It is therefore recommended to use only GL-4 rated lube in ones older cars.

I really apologize .



Tom

Posted on: 2008/3/30 11:12
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Re: transmission/overdrive oil for R-9
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I can say after having used EP oils in the differential of a 34 that my ring gears got quite pitted. Now, was this due to the oil, or something else, I can't say. But the corrosion of parts while soaked in oil was somewhat mysterious. Interestingly, they ran quite silent. Also saw corrosion in a bronze steering gear bushing, though that may have been pressure due to a worn out front end.

Just my observations on EP oils and bronze.

Tom

Posted on: 2008/3/29 10:41
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Re: Identify the Packards
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Thomas Wilcox
Mal,

I think I got most of the early 30s cars that I know.

Tom

Posted on: 2008/3/21 9:56
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Thomas Wilcox
34 Roadster, [url=https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/r
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Re: Year End Report Card
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Here is a version that might be more intuitive, or at least a little more standard. I am not criticizing your plot, Kev, but I too saw the graph and thought holy crap!

Tom

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Posted on: 2008/3/20 16:09
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Thomas Wilcox
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Re: Mal's '41 120 Coupe
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A positive side affect of using oven cleaner is that the concrete under the engine was cleaner after doing this.


Yup. I actually used oven cleaner and a power washer to clean my garage floor last weekend. I wouldn't call it spotless, but I can now lay down on the floor and not get up looking like I emerged from the tar pits!

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2008/3/20 11:38
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Re: Mal's '41 120 Coupe
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Mal,

For greasy dirt, I have found Easy Off (Fume Free) to work really well on my 30. Just don't get it on chrome or nickel plate, as it will spot it. Spray it on, leave for 10 minutes, then scrub with a brass or soft steel brush and rinse. Be sure to rinse the area well, as the mild (very mild) acid will continue to etch.

Tom

Posted on: 2008/3/19 12:05
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Thomas Wilcox
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Re: Hot Rod Packard
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Safety is always a good thing. Just remember that you won't be driving 100mph when you daughter is in the car! Or, for that matter, on a hwy.

I say, go crazy, as long as it is relatively easy to get back to original. On the other hand, if you want to cut/remove/modify the frame, body, or engine, I would recommend thinking very very carefully about what you are doing. You seem to have already done that, so those words are meant more for future readers than to you.

Have fun, and spread joy.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2008/3/17 19:51
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Thomas Wilcox
34 Roadster, [url=https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/r
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Re: coming to a magazine rack near you........
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Thomas Wilcox
Big Kev,

I am sure those of us using your site would not mind paying a little extra for a shirt to help support the site. You do a lot of work, and an extra buck on a shirt to show our appreciation is, in my opinion, the right thing.

Just my two cents.

Tom

Posted on: 2008/3/17 9:25
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Thomas Wilcox
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