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Re: 7th Series Wire Wheels
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GaryinSC
Have confirmed with the Hudson ( HET ) group that these are indeed 1929 Hudson wheels. I will edit my Ebay listing.

Posted on: 6/8 12:35
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Re: 1931 826 value
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Strictly coincidence. We sprayed out 6 different cards trying to duplicate what the car was originally. I think we failed but I really like the color. It draws lots of attention at local car shows. I have shown it 15 times and got 13 trophy's. Pretty good ratio.

Posted on: 6/3 10:22
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Re: 7th Series Wire Wheels
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Been out for a couple of days so could not respond. It appears these may not be Packard wheels. I am told that Hudson used these same center hubs as Packard. Packard using them on 20" wheels, Hudson using them on 19" wheels. These were in the side mounts of of my 9th Series car when I bought it and discovered the difference after about a year of ownership. I was able to secure 2 9th Series wheels to swap out these so I have these for sale. I will contact the Hudson group and see if anyone can use these as they are in great shape. I will sell the wheel locks separately as they will fit my 9th Series side mount brackets and assume will also fit the 7th and 8th Series cars as well.

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Posted on: 5/31 10:34
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7th Series Wire Wheels
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GaryinSC
I have two 19" wire wheels for 7th Series may fit other years. Wheels are powder coated with lock rings. Also have working chrome side mount locks in excellent condition with keys and dust covers. Pics attached $ 1,500 for all

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Posted on: 5/24 8:05
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Re: Normal Compression Test Values for 1931 Super 8
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GaryinSC
I redid my 32 Standard 8 engine with better compression numbers than yours. I suggest you pull the head and do a proper inspection of this engine. This will also give you the opportunity to mic the cylinder walls for out of round which is common. Marvel Mystery Oil is not the savior of theses engines and the oil is unlikely going to get the valves unstuck as most of it will go down the cylinders. Any attempt to start the car could result in a hydraulic lock up if all the oil is not out of the cylinders before you crank it. A routine valve job is in order here and was a very common repair at 50,000 miles back in the day. Packard engines run beautifully when in proper specs. This engine should have 85 lbs of compression across all cylinders as mine now does and it starts easily and idles smoothly something that I am sure you want in the end.

Posted on: 5/18 8:16
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Re: 1931 Brakes
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I agree on the professional approach here. I sent my 32 brakes ( same Bendix system on the 31 ) to Max Merritt for the relining. They did a great job and used the same lining material as specified by Packard, which is the metal screen mesh imbeded in the lining. The only issue was that the new lining material is now a metric dimension so the letting in process was a bit more labor intensive to get them round to the drum because the metric material is a little thicker. I used a new mill file and spent quite a bit of time getting them round with many off - on attempts of the drum before they fit properly. Adjustment of the 3 shoe Bendix system is critical in order to have full braking power. Bendix instructions are available for down load on this site. I can lock up my brakes and slide the car if necessary. I would be wary of using anything but the original specified lining product and do it yourself process. Brakes are too important for that unless you have the proper equipment to install the copper rivets and roves.

Posted on: 4/12 7:59
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Re: 1932 cylinder head distributor mount?
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GaryinSC
I have two knobs on my 32 901 steering wheel, the right one is the throttle but the left one is dead and not connected to anything. I believe this was for the spark advance and a carry over from the 31. I too have the distributor detent but mine is in the left position all the time. Can someone explain why it has two positions ? I also had a hard starting hot issue but now resolved with a new larger cable between the solenoid and the starter ( key start ) on my car in place of the floor button. Car always starts cold or hot and never use the choke. I also have one of the new Packard Carbs which works beautifully.

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Posted on: 4/7 8:23
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Re: 1931 826 value
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Yea it does, Thanks. A labor of love, mostly labor. I have shown this car locally 13 times and won 12 trophy's. People love these old cars and owners need to get them out and show them. I run this car regularly and get rave reviews from spectators which makes it all worthwhile. I was at the "Run to the Sun" event with 3,200 cars last week in Myrtle Beach, I lost my voice talking to all the visitors. But only 4 Packard cars attended out of 3,200 cars. Come on people ! Get em' out and show em'.

Posted on: 3/31 16:46
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Re: 1931 826 value
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A 31 Packard of any model will be very tough to nail down value. Are you looking at the 31 Super8 listed in Hemmings ? That car is very rare, but that does not make it more valuable. In fact a 31 will be tough to find parts for as so few were built. One thing that is a must in the purchase of any vintage car and that is a compression test. If the engine on that 31 is bad then the car is about worthless. The compression should be around 80 lbs as new or higher in a Super8. So anything below say 65 lbs is a sign something is amiss. Any variation in compression between cylinders of more than 10% is another sign of impending problems. Oil pressure is another important sign and should be at least 30 lbs on a cold start up. If the engine is not maintained, then likely there are other important items, such as the Bijur system, clutch and steering and brakes that are not maintained either. Restoring one of these cars is expensive to the extreme especially if parts are missing. This is a hobby not an investment and you must love the car more than your money. Be careful and go slow, and send us some pics, there are plenty of competent folks here to help you. See photo, I have over $ 65,000 in this mostly restored 1932 901, and I would likely loose money in any sale.

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Posted on: 3/31 13:08
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Re: Notable clunk from under the car on my
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It might not need replacing just lubrication. Try filing the joint with 90 wt gear oil and see if that makes the noise change or go away. There should be a pipe plug where the oil goes in. Sometimes guys will replace that plug with a grease fitting, which is not the proper way to lube the joint. This sounds much like the pop you get from a posi-traction rear end where the clutches dry out and stick to each other. They make a posi lube additive which makes the gear oil a bit slicker to get between the clutches. That additive might also work in this application.

Posted on: 3/28 8:20
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