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Re: Owen Dyneto generator brush substitutes
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Sorry Wolfgang, haven't visited this site in a little while. Still have the brushes, but looks like you found what you need. Happy motoring!

Posted on: 3/19 22:52
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Re: Looking for two 19” 1930 740 wire wheels
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1929 Packard wire wheels are the same in all but spoke length which is 1/2" longer. Hard to tell the difference without a ruler.

Posted on: 2023/11/24 14:48
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Re: Looking for two 19” 1930 740 wire wheels
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The bad news is: 1930 8-bolt 19" wire wheels are rare as hen's teeth owing to the fact they were only used on low-production 740s and 745s. (The 1930 junior models used 7 bolt 20" wire wheels so they are not interchangeable.)

The good news is: the hubs are the same as 1929 8-bolt 20" wire wheels which were used on all four of the Packard models that year and are therefore much more common. If you have 1929 wheels, you can buy new 19" rims, have them dimpled, punched and then re-spoked to the 1929 hubs. Dayton Wire Wheel will do the dimpling and respoking for about $800 per wheel and voila! you have your 740 19" wire wheels.

It so happens I recently went through this process and have two extra 1929 wire wheels and two extra 19" rims made by Veteran Car Rims out of the UK.

If your search doesn't pan out, perhaps we can make a deal. Feel free to personal message me here.

Posted on: 2023/11/13 21:19
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Posted on: 2023/9/5 15:19
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Anyone had dealings with Veteran Car RIms in the UK
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This company is supposed to have bought the machinery from the heirs of Mr Brian Black who owned Veteran Car Rims in New Zealand and are apparently producing rims in the UK now, using that equipment. Has anyone had any dealings with the UK Veteran Car Rims run? Is it legit? If so are the rims they make as good as the New Zealand company's were?

Posted on: 2023/7/14 15:54
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Re: Where to buy paint - 1930s colors
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Thanks gents. Fortunately, I live in unrestricted Montana - not a problem to ship lacquer here. The color I want was called Shirvan Green and I have the codes. Just need to know where to buy it.

Posted on: 2023/7/13 16:34
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Where to buy paint - 1930s colors
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I need to find a good place from which to order paint. I've enquired at a couple local outlets and they seem to be having difficulty accessing databases and don't even sell acrylic lacquer. I have the PPG/Ditzler and Dupont codes obtained from autocolorlibrary and apparently its sister company, TCP Global, sells paint. Evidently one must call them to order. Has anyone dealt with these folks? Or possibly alternative dealers? Thanks!

Posted on: 2023/7/13 14:31
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Re: Paint cracking question
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Assuming it is a lacquer paint job, I believe some cracking is pretty much inevitable and not much can be done to prevent it.

Posted on: 2023/6/15 16:44
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Re: Battery isolation switch
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I personally would be somewhat circumspect about using a keyed switch as one important need for the switch is to be able to cut off power immediately in case of a short or fire. Can't really see much of a need for a keyed switch anyway with our cars and I prefer the look of a lever handle.

Also, avoid inexpensive switches. Bought one of the $12 models that leaked a small amount of current across the poles when off. Not good. Replaced with a Napa switch. Switch can also be a bottleneck in a 6V system getting sufficient current to the starter where double ought cables are a must. Switch should be rated for high amperage.

Posted on: 2023/6/15 14:03
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Re: Battery isolation switch
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Fitted an isolator on my 740 the same way DavidM did, through the rear of the battery box. Placement is important and exacting - too far to the outboard and it will interfere with the cover mounting post, too far to the inboard and the switch lever will hit the sidemount bracket bolt. An Optima battery is needed as it is small enough to allow isolator and extra cable in the box. A regular lead acid battery will have clearance issues.

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Posted on: 2023/6/13 17:21
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