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Re: 35 12 won
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The Seniors have a big heavy gearbox and I always find it easier to almost put it into Second to allow the synchro ring to slow the gearsets, then put the gear lever into First or Reverse. Peter Toet

Posted on: 11/11 22:16
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Re: Floor Board Air Fitting
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I suggest definitely not an OEM item.

Posted on: 11/2 3:22
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Re: 1939 Packard?
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It was probably a restorable car 40 years ago when it was driven into the field. Definitely a 38 Eight by the tail lights.
can't figure the duct tape on the dash?

Posted on: 10/20 6:10
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Re: Question 8 Volt Electrical Upgrade Common?
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I had an 8 volt battery in my 38 Richards Six for a few years and it was great on starting but caused other issues. One is that the voltage regulator for 1938 (probably the same for 1939) was non temperature compensating and really poured the amps into the battery until the regulator warmed up. The high amps was very hard on the wiring loom/Ammeter as well and the generator was probably lucky to survive without throwing commutator solder. I went back to 6 volt and still have a brand new ( dry charged) 8 V battery if anyone in OZ wants one. Probably OK for a VW. I would not do it again on a Packard. Peter Toet.

Posted on: 9/28 16:49
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Re: AGM Batteries
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I agree that there must be something wrong with the charging system which could be easily checked with a Volt meter. I am running a single 6V Pos earth Optima in my 38 Twelve and it appears to be entirely adequate. A bonus was that there was sufficient room in the battery holder to put a 12 Volt Gel battery, which I run as Negative earth to the Cigar lighter for GPS, Dash cam and other 12 Volt accessories. I use a 6v and 12 V battery minder for each system and plug in under the running board. Peter Toet

Posted on: 9/5 17:33
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Re: 1941 120 headliner installation
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Hello all and thanks for the advice. i shall pass it on and hopefully the outcome will be a good looking headliner. Peter Toet

Posted on: 8/26 17:36
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Re: 1933 Super 8 Stainless steel acorn head nuts
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Hello all, I have recently removed the stainless acorn nuts from Noels 41 160 Coupe as the studs had been reinstalled at different lengths after the block was decked. In some cases the acorn nuts were bottoming and were not torquing the head. I went back to the original nuts. The stainless acorn nuts look great but there was probably a good reason that Packard did not use them as OEM ( or did they at some time? ) I have seen some disasters with stainless wheel spokes as well. Peter T

Posted on: 8/24 3:55
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Re: 1941 120 headliner installation
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Hello all, The trimmer is installing a new headliner on Noel's 41 160 coupe and needs to know how to attach the front portion of the headliner above the windscreen surround. He sent a small video and there is quite a gap where there should not be. Does anyone have any photos, details or advice on how and to what the headliner attaches at the front windscreen please? Where is the tack stip located? Peter Toet.

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Posted on: 8/21 17:22
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Re: 526 cast iron cylinder block interchangeability
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I have a 533 and I understand that the 4th Series block is identical.

Posted on: 7/12 5:35
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Re: 1928 Front End Shimmy
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I took my 533 with some shimmy issues and had my 533 wire wheels ( I originally had discs) balanced at the local truck tyre station with no issues. They were not used to the wire wheels and hub sizes but were happy to try to do them, It made a BIG difference to the shimmy. The most important thing was to convince the tyre balancers that their machines could actually balance wheels over 90 years old. WTF but true.

Posted on: 7/4 7:23
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