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Re: Solid footbrake on 1948 22nd Series Touring Sedan (RHD)
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Michael Evans
Thanks for your replies - been there the other morning did as you said - rocked on the clutch several times (originally not at all as I didn't know what to do and didn't want to damage anything)- at first no movement (handbrake off of course) then instead of first I tried reverse and she moved a few inches - I kept doing forward then back 5-6 times each way then took the bull by the horns and out of the car port we went then up and down the drive. Seems something had just got stuck and your "Tricks" worked wonders. Many Thanks.

Good job too as she was booked in to be taken to Berkshire she's to be sold on S or R - anyone interested you can view the car athttp://www.pioneer-automobiles.co.uk/Packard 22 Series Touring Sedan.1607.html

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Posted on: 2016/7/28 3:49
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Solid footbrake on 1948 22nd Series Touring Sedan (RHD)
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Michael Evans
Hi Long time since I had to visit but this is the story so far :

Car has been stood but started regularly for several months. Yesterday she was started and I tested the gears going in OK, tested the clutch and then the handbrake against the clutch OK, BUT the brake pedal was SOLID no movement at all.

She is stored in a VERY confined space so can't move her to test the foot brake. Is it normal for there to be no movement in this situation whatsoever or am I just worrying for no reason.

Best regards to all Michael

Posted on: 2016/7/24 1:10
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Re: The hood locks 1948 22nd Series
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Michael Evans
Thanks Dell - have tried greasing - a photo would help regarding the "bending up of the latch a little" - I can't see how any part of the mechanism could be bent up as it is literally "built like a tank".

What amazes me is how Packards with this hood arrangement ever sold in the first place as you can only work on one side at once and to get the whole thing off to work on the engine you need three guys to lift it off !!

Michael

P.S Once I've got to her again possibly next week now - I'll report in again - meanwhile any more ideas on how to progress very welcome.

Posted on: 2015/10/6 5:02
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Re: The hood locks 1948 22nd Series
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Michael Evans
Thanks Bill - pop over anytime !! DID get to the place she is at but foul weather stopped play. If I can get her started I think I'll try to get her into a local friendly classic car workshop here in Wetherby so I have hopefully at least another brain on the job.

Anyone driven a 22nd Series with this type of hood mechanism with one side NOT closed down ? - last thing I need is the thing blowing off in the wind.

Cheers Michael

Posted on: 2015/10/6 4:59
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Re: The hood locks 1948 22nd Series
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Michael Evans
Thanks Bill and Brian - big delay in getting back was due to my Wife Libby having a bad fall and suspected pelvis fracture - luckily this turned out to be no fracture but huge trauma to the soft tissues and huge pain, all this just a week before our holidays in the Dordogne area of France - anyways being on holiday it kept her from doing a lot and has helped her in recovery much more than being at home doing all the usual chores. Not yet been to the Packard as your latest suggestions mean I have to have someone with me at the car to move the levers and me to do under the hood observations, also she is very tightly squeezed into a car port with a huge cover over her so the weather has to be fine as well. I'm trying to be with her for this coming weekend and I will then try to get back to you with the results next week. The photo shows her in the carport so you can see how tight it is !!

Best regards Michael

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Posted on: 2015/10/1 8:04
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Re: The hood locks 1948 22nd Series
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Michael Evans
Got to the car the other day - all the clearance points seem to me to pass the test - but the left hand side will NOT lock, the handle with the cream knob under the dash WILL NOT pull back - it WILL work perfectly with the hood up at that side so one or both of the catches must be crashing into the hood stopping it locking. For the life of me I cannot see any way this can be happening - I have lathered the mechanisms in grease to no avail.

The other thing I can't see is any adjustment points of any sort and this area of the car is rock solid - no chance of bending any part of the fender top or the hood. I honestly can't see how this has happened - just out of the blue !!

I'm well and truly STUCK>

Regards Michael

Posted on: 2015/9/7 10:38
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Re: The hood locks 1948 22nd Series
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Michael Evans
Yikes Howard that is a lot of checking - I'll never remember all those points - better make a list.

Thanks a lot - all will be checked and as I said to Mark I'll let you know what the result is, eventually.

All the Best Michael

Posted on: 2015/9/1 9:48
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Re: The hood locks 1948 22nd Series
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Michael Evans
Thanks Mark I'll try that next time I'm with the car - she is quite a distance from me and I'm at a stage when I am very busy with a variety of things and then a holiday in France but once I've tried your method I'll report back on the result.

Best regards Michael

Posted on: 2015/9/1 2:36
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The hood locks 1948 22nd Series
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Michael Evans
The left hand side locking lever is refusing to lock down the hood - has anyone experienced this please ?

My immediate related problem is that the car is fitted with a carb. with a manual choke and the end connected to the carb. is loose but of course I cannot raise the hood at the carb. side without locking down the left, this interferes with the starting as well of course !!

With the left side raised I can manually push the mechanism backwards into the car with ease but the lever inside refuses to lock up.

Any help/advice appreciated.

Best regards to everyone Michael

Posted on: 2015/8/31 23:05
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Re: 1948 22nd Series - The tool kit - brakes
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Michael Evans
Thanks again - could you enlighten me on the Ross Miller shortened version of centring and lining up the shoes with the drums please - maybe it is somewhere in the old forums ? - The car is being collected by trailer next week so we can get to the bottom of our trouble up in the air so to speak - where she's going they have more than one lift !!

Cheers Michael

Posted on: 2015/5/27 13:56
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