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Re: Tire width
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As far as I know, the tires on this car are ancient although they don't show signs of cracking. However, I know that regardless of how good they may look, they are way way way past their replacement date (I'm embarrassed to tell you how long ago it was that I think my father had replaced them). Much to my unease, I did take the car about 10 miles away to a Packard show a couple of weeks back and breathed a great sigh of relief when I made it back into the garage. My plan has always been to replace the 600-16 with 650-16. I'll probably stick with bias ply because I really can't see me taking this car too far out into the wilds of Florida.

Posted on: 2019/12/1 17:25
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Tire width
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I am in the process of deciding on new tires for a 115C. The owner's manual shows tire specs of 650-16. In looking at the tires I will be replacing, they show that they are 600-16. Aside from going back to the manufacturer's specs because they are specs for a reason, should I expect any difference in handling? I'm not worried about it, just curious.

Posted on: 2019/12/1 12:54
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37 ground
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If I'm reading things right, my 1937 115C was positive ground. My understanding is that the positive battery cable should be connected to the chassis. My father had converted this car to 12v years ago and the negative battery cable is the one connected to the chassis. Anything special I should watch out for or take into account if and when I have to do (more likely- have to have someone else do) work on an electrical component?

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Posted on: 2019/11/27 10:46
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Re: Side mirror
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Thanks for the info. I was just searching for sideview mirrors. I guess Peep Mirrors is really what I should be looking for. I've seen either Kanter or Merrit has the Packard labeled ones, but they are too rich for my pocket book. My car was a low end model so I'm sure an after market item is more in keeping with what would have been put on it had the original owner decided to put one on.

Posted on: 2019/11/25 17:55
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Side mirror
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I have this side mirror on my 37 115C coupe. I only have one on the driver's side and I would like to get another for the passenger side or a pair and replace this one. I'm sure this is not a Packard part but I can not seem to find anything similar. Perhaps my Google abilities need work. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Posted on: 2019/11/24 18:52
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Re: 37 gas pedal
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I put it on the parts shelf as a back up if I ever need it.

Posted on: 2019/11/15 14:52
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Re: 37 gas pedal
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Update- I received and installed the Packard gas pedal from Max Merrit late last night. Fits like a glove and no grunting and swearing trying to get it to a position where it would function like the after market version it replaces. The only downside is that I don't have an OEM core to send back to them. My fault, not theirs. First road test this Sunday, weather permitting.

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Posted on: 2019/11/15 7:59
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Re: Speedometer cable
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Thanks for that P Newbie. And thanks also to all who have been sharing their knowledge and experience on this issue. That should make the task much easier for a novice like me when I get to the point of crawling under there. To be 60 lbs lighter and 15 years younger would be a big help too, but that's on me

As an aside to this conversation, I am going to make an attempt to drive to The Florida Packard Club meet here in town on Sunday. It's only a few miles from where the car is kept. On my last two forays around the block, the speedometer has not bounced but the cable has made noise as it has for a long time. I only hope I don't go out for a ride and back for a tow...

Posted on: 2019/11/12 23:30
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Re: Speedometer cable
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Thank you. I was so busy trying to wrap my mind around the info I didn't connect the name. In my several rereads that part got lost in my head.

Posted on: 2019/11/12 12:35
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Re: Speedometer cable
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Who is Pat? I'm guessing he rehabs speedometers? If so, that would be a good winter project repair (among many I have on my to do list).

Posted on: 2019/11/12 8:52
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