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Re: 1947 Packard Clipper parts
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which model is it?

Posted on: 2018/9/12 10:44
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Distributor vacuum and timing
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My car is a 47 Clipper 2106. I have the Packard Tune up bulletin. In it, they are using a Sun type machine for setting up the engine. I do not have a Sun machine!

Question : should the vacuum line be disconnected and plugged when reading the dwell angle? There is no mention of this in the bulletin. The points were carefully set and the engine runs beautifully. However, the dwell is about 20 degrees at 800 RPM--with the vacuum line connected. It does increase to 27 degrees with engine RPM--Which makes sense if the vacuum advance is working. So, what is the best procedure?

Posted on: 2018/8/17 12:39
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Re: Battery cut off switch
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A friend of mine had a high end restoration done on his Clipper. He used a Hotronics battery disconnect. It is operated by a mini toggle under the dash. Great theft deterrent and one not need to raise the hood to disconnect the battery. With shipping about $157. I got one as soon as I saw his in action!
https://hotronicsproducts.com/battery-disconnect/

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Posted on: 2018/8/17 12:36
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Re: Install fuel tank straps 1947 2106
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Made the job effortless!! Thank you Howard!!

I removed the T-bolts and cleaned them with a wire wheel brush. Next, before installing the T-bolts, I coated the threads with anti-seize. I ran the nuts down all the way to get all the threads coated, then removed them.

When tightening the straps, I tightened them enough so the straps were tight against the tank but there is a point in the very middle of the tank where they do not contact the tank. I was concerned about over tightening which might cause them to fail.

BTW, Summit Racing and Tanksinc.com both carry the fuel strap T-bolts.
A pic of the operation below:

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Posted on: 2018/8/10 14:13
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Re: Install fuel tank straps 1947 2106
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Thanks Howard,
I just got the tool and am starting on it.

Posted on: 2018/8/10 12:58
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Install fuel tank straps 1947 2106
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I am reinstalling the tank. No matter what I do, I cannot get the tank strap bolts to go through the hole in the frame. It is as though they were too short but, they weren't as the tank came out!! There must be a trick to it.

Any advice??

Posted on: 2018/8/9 15:54
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Great 1939 Super Eight for sale!! $26,250
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Posted on: 2018/7/27 15:35
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Re: 1947 Custom super 8 transmission
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Definitely not DIY unless you know what you are doing. Even changing the pinion seaseal can damage the pinion if not done correctly. It takes someone familiar with differentials.

Posted on: 2018/7/5 18:38
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Re: 1947 Custom super 8 transmission
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I agree. When I pulled my rear axles, I was impressed with the robust design. Everything was built like a heavy duty truck!

Posted on: 2018/6/30 12:14
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Re: 1947 Custom super 8 transmission
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BTW. Can you post some pics of your car. The coupe is one of my favorite models. The light body with the big engine...a gentleman's hot rod!!

Posted on: 2018/6/29 16:22
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