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Re: 49 engine stopped
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Hello all, I may be somewhat oldfashioned but I actually carry a spare 6V Optima battery when I take any of my old cars out (not one for each of course). I have used it on the odd occasion, maybe six times in 20 years, but always on someone else's vehicle. It certainly sounded like a supply problem such as a loose terminal, etc. to grind to a halt so suddenly. Even if the battery is dead, the generator will provide the ignition voltage. It is why you can bump start a generator vehicle when an alternator vehicle will not as the generator vehicle does not need exciter current to generate voltage. Peter T

Posted on: 1/1 5:19
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Re: 49 engine stopped
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Hello all, I may be somewhat oldfashioned but I actually carry a spare 6V Optima battery when I take any of my old cars out (not one for each of course). I have used it on the odd occasion, maybe six times in 20 years, but always on someone else's vehicle. It certainly sounded like a supply problem such as a loose terminal, etc. to grind to a halt so suddenly. Even if the battery is dead, the generator will provide the ignition voltage. It is why you can bump start a generator vehicle when an alternator vehicle will not as the generator vehicle does not need exciter current to generate voltage. Peter T

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Re: Who is Peter Packard?
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Yes, The tacho was supplied by the Flackmaster.....master of obtaining the unobtainium. Thanks David.

Posted on: 12/15 18:57
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Re: Who is Peter Packard?
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Hello Mal, not able to access the link, I am confident that you can sort it out. Peter T

Posted on: 12/15 4:15
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Re: Upholstery water stains advice please
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Hello Fish N Jim. thanks for your advice ..it is from outdoor storage and water ingress, hopefully, nothing to do with mould/mildew. It is not just a door trim it also has some on the front seat. The material is in very good order....just seeking advice on what other people have found effective in removing water stains that have been there for 50 or so years. I actually need to remove that door card so I shall check out the advised methods. Just hoping that someone has had experience in correcting this malady, without me having to "experiment" too much and ruin the original trim. Peter Toet

Posted on: 12/6 5:10
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Re: Upholstery water stains advice please
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Hi Gary, thanks for that, did it include any water stains or was it a general cleanup of the upholstery?

Posted on: 12/5 16:19
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Upholstery water stains advice please
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Hello all, I have recently purchased a 21st Series 1946 Clipper. It has been restored mechanically, including fitting a 282 46 Eight instead of the original 245 six. I am sorting out a few issues with the R9 overdrive at the moment but I was wondering what I may do to remove water stains from the very good condition original upholstery. Any advice on what to use...dry cleaning fluid perhaps? Peter Toet

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Posted on: 12/4 23:02
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Re: 1937 Super 8
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I have fitted a few R6 overdrives to 38 Juniors and the 37 Super Eights may be slightly easier to fit, using the 39 Super Eight bell housing. I would fit an R9 or R11 ( R11 would be the best and most reliable). There are a few tutorials about retrofitting the Packard OD boxes to non OD Packards) Easier to fit without the Governor but needs some planning. Also need to sort out Universals and tailshaft.

Posted on: 2022/11/1 2:23
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Re: Twin Ultramatic Lifespan.
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Hello Ross, I have had a number of Ultramatic Packards and pulled out and overhauled the Ultra and Twins probably at least 10 times over the past 50 years. I have a 56 Patrician with 55k miles. I recoed the trans of my 56 Patrician with new bushes, seals throughout and It appears to be going ok now but I was advised to fit a power steering filter into the cooling pipe circuit to catch all of the dregs which you find in the sump. I have fitted it and noticed that the Direct Drive engagement "bump" is not as strong. I fear that Direct Drive pressure may be suffering due to excessive converter back pressure caused by the filter. Any advice would be appreciated.

Posted on: 2022/10/12 6:09
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Re: Push button then & now
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Apart from the column lever on the early R-R Shadow (on my 66 Silver Shadow anyway), should the shift motor fail, there is a small fitting on the inner LH cabin transmission tunnel to enable a lever from the toolkit to be inserted to manually shift the transmission. There is also a manual reset button on the back of the fuse box to reset triggered relays. I have not had to use either of these items yet (fingers crossed).

Posted on: 2022/9/20 17:38
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