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Re: Carburetor leak
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Thomas Wilcox
Scott, OD,

Thanks for the info. The carb on e-bay is an earlier version, and probably won't work. I will give Daytona a call if I can't solve the problem soon.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2008/1/10 17:20
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Re: Carburetor leak
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Thomas Wilcox
Scott,

Thanks for the info. I will try swapping out the new float needle with the old one (and it's proper seat) and see what happens. It is impossible to remove the bowl cover with the carb installed. I have been pondering some sort of bench rig to do some testing, and I guess I need to do this.

The carb is getting fuel from the vacuum tank via gravity; there is no pump in that part of the circuit.

Again, thanks for the help.

Regards,

Tom

p.s. HH56, I have never heard of that! Again, bench testing will probably tell me. Just have to figure out how to do it!

Posted on: 2008/1/10 14:23
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Re: Carburetor leak
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I have posted this question on the AACA Packard forum. BTW, here is a pict of the carb during re-installation.

Tom

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Posted on: 2008/1/10 11:36
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Re: Packard Exterior Color
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John,

Thanks!

Tom

Posted on: 2008/1/10 11:31
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Re: Packard Exterior Color
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John,

Wow, some car! What, uh, is it?

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Tom

Posted on: 2008/1/9 21:39
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Re: Mal's '41 120 Coupe
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Thomas Wilcox
Mal,

Congrats on getting the dash off! Wow, sounds like a heck of a task.

Cheers,

Tom

Posted on: 2008/1/7 21:06
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Re: Carburetor leak
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Thomas Wilcox
Right. The vent for the bowl is present and unobstructed. The gas cap doesn't really have a vent per se, but a gap, and it is open. Also, the 1930 packard 8 was an updraft arrangement, so the excess gas is spilling onto the splash guard behind the generator (starboard side).

How about some strategies for finding the source? The leak is pretty slow, so things like die tracing may not work that well.

Tom

Posted on: 2008/1/6 1:27
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Re: Carburetor leak
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Thomas Wilcox
Kev,

Yeah, float level is fine, and the float is fine.

I have already put my two cars in the registry. 1930 733 Sedan and a 1934 1104 Coupe Roadster.

Thanks,


Tom

Posted on: 2008/1/5 20:10
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Carburetor leak
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Thomas Wilcox
Dear All,

OK, I have rebuilt the Detroit Lubricator 51 carb on my 733 sedan (1930). Upon first use, there was a considerable amount of fuel that was freely flowing into the throat and out the air intake. I figured I had not tightened down the float valve seat sufficiently and fuel was running past it.

Took the thing apart, tightened the seat, and it 'seemed' cured. Only problem, it has started again, just slower. No extra fuel when the engine is running, but it definitely is there in the air intake upon letting the car sit overnight. Is there someplace else that I should check, or is it likely that I need to tighten that seat down even further? I really don't like wrenching on the carb, so I may still have been to delicate.

Any help will be much much appreciated.

Best regards,

Tom

Posted on: 2008/1/5 18:11
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Re: Manuals
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Thomas Wilcox
Just because they advertise it does not mean they have it. I ordered a 34 manual from them, and I got this response:

Thank you for visiting books4cars.com and placing an order for a 1934 Packard 8 Owners manual. Although we have over 40,000 car manuals here in our store, we are occasionally caught short of particular items. Unfortunately, your manual is one of them. We have ordered more for stock and as soon as it hits our door we will expedite shipment to you.

Posted on: 2007/12/31 10:20
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