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Transmission leak on my 1950 Packard 8 (ultramafic)
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Ray Allegrezza
Advice alert..and you guys have never let me down...ok. so my 50 Packard 8(Ultramafic transmission) began leaking tranny fluid. My mechanic had me buy front and real seals, dropped the tranny, replaced the seals and said the bushing looked great. (I was told the tranny had been rebuilt by the guy I bought the car from). It was great for a few days, dry as a bone and the other day, after a 20 minute drive, I noticed a small puddle of tranny fluid again. Called the mechanic and he thinks it may be the hub gaskets to the torque converter and wants me to get them and he will try it again. One thing I must mention. he said when he opened the tranny, there was a lot of fluid sloshing around the bottom of the case, so he drilled a small weep hole in the bottom of the tranny case. Thoughts? thanks in advance.

Posted on: 2/25 6:50
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Re: Help with Overdrive
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Ray Allegrezza
Thank you all for the advice and help. I will get the switch at NAPA and report back. thanks again!

Posted on: 2019/12/14 8:24
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Help with Overdrive
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Ray Allegrezza
Thanks in advance for any and all help. Finally getting to address the issue of my non-functioning Overdrive in my 1952 Packard 200. Someone on here, thank you, helped me determine that part of the problem was that there seems to be no kickdown switch. When I bought the car, there were some wires running from the tranny to the firewall, connected to nothing. I do have the relay with what seems to be a good fuse.

It was suggested that I can get a universal kickdown switch from Napa and was told to order part OD6284. My question is twofold. 1. Assuming this is the correct part, where does it mount.

2. When I went to Napa online and called up the part https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/ECHOD6284 it says it is for an automatic transmission and I have a manual, three speed.

Any advice would be wonderful. Thanks and I apologize in advance if this is a very basic question. Thanks to all!

Posted on: 2019/12/11 5:58
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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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Ray Allegrezza
thank you, Barry. i will check out the ebay listing right now. thanks again, Ray

Posted on: 2019/11/11 5:26
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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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Ray Allegrezza
you are right on the money. patience, and study are the keys here and i intend to pursue both. I do hope to find something mostly done, and done correctly because at 70, i can't do what I could at 50, lol. thanks again to all for the good advice.

Posted on: 2019/11/9 6:50
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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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Ray Allegrezza
Thank you, Steve, and everyone, who weighed in. Sometimes grown men (me)act like toddlers when they think with their hearts vs their heads. you are right. for the time being, i will enjoy the 200 and keep looking for the right car. thanks again!!

Posted on: 2019/11/7 6:42
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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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Ray Allegrezza
good morning. I decided to pass on this car (link here so you can see it) https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/59431844 because the ad only mentioned it needed a clutch.
Upon asking if there were any other issues, and only after asking, i was informed about the nonfunctional horn, wiring issues, a missing piece of interior trim.. but never was told that the car had no brakes.

I had negotiated with a shipper to pick up the car and the shipper wanted me to verify that since there was an issue with the clutch, that the car did indeed roll, steer and stop. It was at that point that when i asked the seller for confirmation i was told that the brakes did not work.

the last issue was that the title, which came from oklahoma, was signed over to the current seller incorectly and would take me weeks to get that fixed.

But at the end of the day, not being told about the brakes, and wiht the car out of state and me not seeing it firsthand made me decide to enjoy my 52 for the time being and keep looking. Not suggesting the seller was shady, but one would think that the ad should of said....needs work on the clutch and brakes. oh well. i should ad that the dealer, a friend of the seller who was helping him, seemed not be be aware about the brake issue until i asked.

Posted on: 2019/11/5 4:49
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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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Ray Allegrezza
Again, thank you all for the good advice. I really want this car but late last night the dealer (who is helping his neighbor sell the car) sent me a copy of the title...as I asked to make sure I can register the car in north carolina....and it seems the car, which was brought to vermont from oklahoma was filled out incorrectly.

then, since the transport company i am planning to use asked to make sure the car rolls, stops and turns.....i asked the dealer to confrim.... now i find out that "from sitting" the brake pedal goes to the floor...no brakes, but parking brake works. i read on the forum that this can happen.... so the question.... for $4000, and now no brakes.... is this car worth brining to nc from vermont? thank you. the issues is i am not the most mechanically inclined guy. my limit so faor was simple tune up, etc. thank you!!!

Posted on: 2019/11/4 5:01
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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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Ray Allegrezza
The plate says 2382 so I am assuming super eight. i have not been able to get a local mechanic to look but we face timed and i heard the engine run.. sounded good, no smoke, knocks or strange noises. paint and chrome are good, interior is nice, four new wide whitewalls. Engine was supposedly rebuilt by the previous owner...no paperwork, The big, or at least big to me issues.

current owner says it needs a clutch (but also says clutch was fine when he put the car up a year or so ago). Shifter apparently will not go into gear.... but my question is if the clutch actually was ok when he put the car into storage, how or why would it go bad just like t hat. is it possible the linkage somehow is stuck?

Other issues, horn not working, same for the wipers and wiring for the turn signals seems backwards.

i can get the car for $4k which is makaing it very attractive to me. When we facetimes, underneath looks solid, no rust or rot. Am I crazy?

Posted on: 2019/11/3 5:02
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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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Ray Allegrezza
Thank you all for the feedback and advice. I probably can't make the trip to Vermont from NC....but here is what has got me losing sleep over this car..... We facetimed...and i heard the engine run and it sounds good. no excessive smoke, no knocking or banging. the man is a bit older than me... early 70's, has other old cars he drives around and said I could have the car for $4,000. I know that cars always look better in pictures, but from what i saw, no rust, clean interior, good chrome, etc. Looks like mabe $800-$1K to ship it.... so??

Posted on: 2019/11/1 4:56
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