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Re: Replacement battery/Ammeter
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Does it make sense to put a good digital meter in the circuit to make sure that there are no problems with the ammeter?

Posted on: 2011/6/5 19:01
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Re: Our 1932 901
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For the last month or so, the tasks at hand have been working on getting the body ready for paint. The primer that was sprayed on by the previous owner (PO) is being block sanded with 80 then 150 grit paper before spraying several coats of 2K primer. So far, there have been no real bad spots - just a few low areas that show up as the 2K is blocked sanded with 150 and 320 grit paper. These are being filled with Evercoat Rage body filler and two additional coats of 2K primer will be sprayed on. This will be allowed to cure before final painting.

All nails along the roof were removed so the 1" chicken wire that was sticking out could be removed. For now, the roof has been temporarily screwed down using short #6 screws every 8" or so to the make sure that the roof was in the correct position for sanding and priming.

Along with the sanding, time was spent working on doors and the door post. The loose wood screw holes were plugged using stepped dowels available from Woodcraft (suggestion by Jim Wayman worked out great). The metal on the back posts for both rear doors was removed and the wiring replaced. The previous owner had already bought various wiring harness for the car, but I didn't find one with wires for this area. Therefore, I used regular 12 gauge wire figuring that it would be out of sight.

New body sills and bows for the roof, which had been made by the PO, along with all the wood was primed with an oil based primer (Sherwin-Williams colored the darkest gray they could mix). This was painted with a black oil based paint (S-W).

Right now the wood under the rear window needs to be replaced and I'll put that on my to do list for now. I'll do all the remaining wood stuff like the wood for the seats, the piece that goes over the front window and flooring all at the same time.

Posted on: 2011/5/26 13:19
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'47 Clipper on EBay
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Anyone out there whos interested in a '47 Cliiper for a project? If so there's one on E Bay athttp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1947-PACKARD-CLIPPER-/290565837134?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item43a712d14e

Posted on: 2011/5/15 9:15
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Dave,

Thanks for the pictures. This should give me a good start on figuring out how to run the lines on my modified intake manifold / carburetor setup.

Posted on: 2011/5/14 20:16
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My 32 sedan has a 33 intake manifold and carburetor. I'm getting ready to hook up the vacuum line for the windshield wipers.

My question is could someone out there please take a few photos to show what the line looks like between the firewall and the manifold. Also, I would guess that there are several loops in the line to allow for movement. What diameter are these loops and is the line ?"?

Thanks Marty

Posted on: 2011/5/13 17:47
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Re: 1940 windshield wiper motor questions
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There is a CD copy of the 1938 to 49 on EBay athttp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220774169613 for only $9.99 plus shipping.

Posted on: 2011/5/9 22:01
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Re: Removing paint
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Sorry that I didn't chime in earlier but I was not able to get to a computer. You might want to go to the "Forum" on TCP Global's web sitehttp://www.paintersforum.com/ and pose the question. I think you'll need to register, but it is free.

It is also a good place to ask other car painting questions or to find answers. By the way, I'm reasonably certain that their store brand paint is identical to that of PPG at almost half the price.

My gut feeling is that you save lots of time by getting it soda blasted.

Posted on: 2011/5/1 15:07
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Re: Tires, no biased answers or radical suggestions please!
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Very interesting thread on treads. As to the out of round tires, they can be shaved to make them round - if you can find somebody who does.

Interesting video at Jay Leno's Garage - (http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/1932-packard-twin-six/188063/) see the video on his twin 6 at about 5 to 6 minutes where he discusses his problem on shimmy.

Posted on: 2011/4/21 18:45
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Re: '32 - Door Hinge Screws
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Sending a Big Thanks to all and

Phoenix (see correction below) head looks correct. I need lengths of 1/2", 2", and 2 1/2".

Randy - Thanks - didn't see any at Mc Masters & Carr, but was worth trying.

HH56 - The Ford ones suggested by HH56 look like they would work for the shorter ones I need after they are shorten.

O-D - Thanks for offering to look at Restorations. Please let me know what you find out.

CORRECTION - The more I look at it and read they are a Lentile head

Posted on: 2011/4/21 17:50
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'32 - Door Hinge Screws
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Does anyone out there know where I can buy the 1/4", slotted, oval head, NF machine screws that are used in my '32's door hinges?

Posted on: 2011/4/21 13:18
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