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Re: 1930-1932 Fender Lights - 'market survey'
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GaryinSC
I too agree the economic viability of reproducing parts for old cars of this vintage is a losing proposition. However I don't think anyone who has these cars is making a choice on an economic basis anyway. I was able to secure a 32 fender light on ebay and swapped enough parts from my original and the ebay one to make one good one. Even at that I have over $500 in one good light after having to plate and repair a cracked lens rim for$ 175.00. I also was able to secure a new hub cap ( last one that Hirsch had ), and needed two more so off to the plater's again total cost over $ 1,000 to buy used ones and repair two more. So, yes there are people willing to spend considerable dollars for parts when needed, but there is a limit, we just don't know what that limit is. Hirsch told me that to make another run of hub caps they needed to order 1,000 pieces to make it viable, I suspect your light would yield the same numbers, a very tall order in deed. I think that 3D printing and CNC machining is going to yield some very viable parts in low production numbers in the near future.

Posted on: 7/25 16:52
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Re: 34 standard 8 oil leak at rear main area
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I had the same issue with my 32 Std 8, in my case I found the rear cam shaft bearing was compromised by some previous hacker and I had to fit a new bearing and gasket. This is a tough job as removing the transmission and flywheel is required to access it. That bearing needs a gasket under it, which I made up. I also used aviation form a gasket on all surfaces just because accessing it is a hassle so wanted to make sure it never leaked again. The other possible issue is the slinger drain hole in the oil pan flange. Keep in mind that the pan has a bulkhead that separates the engine portion from the section which makes up the lower section of what could be called the bell housing. That bulkhead has a hole in the center that carries the oil from the slinger back to the bottom of the oil pan. If the pan gasket is not sealed properly or the hole is somehow covered up ( possibly the wrong gasket) , it can leak into the bell housing and show up with a leak on the floor. The problem is that that bulkhead flange is blind with no fasteners to pull the pan up tight. The oil from the slinger is not under much pressure because it is the excess oil coming out of the bearing, but if your rear main bearing is not tight, it could be forcing more oil down the slinger than the hole can handle. If the rear bearing is tight, I would be inclined to think it is the pan gasket not sealing around the slinger drain hole on the bulkhead flange.
The pan gasket needs to be sealed around that hole, but not block it. I concur on the Bijur not being the issue, as both the throw out bearing and the clutch fork oiler from the Bijur would not have very much oil going into the bell housing, which is the reason for that hole to begin with.

Posted on: 5/8 8:31
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Re: Door mount side mirror for
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Yes I purchased a peep mirror for my 32 Packard, Eckler's part # 374619. They were the only vendor that had the convex one. Matching flat glass one for the drivers side is available also.

Posted on: 4/20 18:59
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Re: Door mount side mirror for
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I just installed an outside door edge mount mirror on my 32 Packard. It came from Ecklers in Orland FL, and is of high quality chrome finish. They have several types available, this one is convex as I have a huge blindspot and since I drive this car regularly it is a must. I will need to change out the screw to a slot type as phillips were not used in 1932. Door gap was just enough to make the blind mount work.

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Posted on: 4/20 8:15
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Re: 8th Series Distributor drive
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Hopefully you do not end up like my 9th series, I moved the dist. 90 degrees but it did not solve the problem. The lock pin is very close to spark plug
#4, moving it 90 degrees and the grease cup is too close to spark plug #5. Fortunately the car starts and runs well but if I need to adjust the timing any further I can not do it without touching the plug.

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Posted on: 4/1 9:03
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Re: stainless and chrome restoration
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Try Advanced Custom Chrome in Erie PA. Superior work, not cheap but you get what you pay for in the chrome world.

Posted on: 3/15 8:04
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Re: Bijur Tube Union Nut
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Those might clean up, and if they are a good buy then they may work OK. Bruce has all new fittings so that is what I went with. The meters are $ 40 ea. tube nuts are $ 15 ea. but you need to proper compression rings to reinstall them and they are special to this system, and only Bruce has those are far as I know. They are one sided like the originals not two sided like you might buy at the hardware store. You will also need 3/16" annealed copper tubing. Compression unions are at most auto parts stores and sold as brake line unions. Make sure you get the brass ones not steel, I got mine from O'Reilly's. Bruce's catalog attached.

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Posted on: 2020/11/23 11:48
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Re: Bijur Tube Union Nut
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Contact Bruce Blevins in MI, he has all the parts for Packard Bijur system. Classic & Exotic has RR parts.

Posted on: 2020/11/22 19:04
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Re: Forged cam rockers for 1930 385
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There are a full set of forged cam rockers on Ebay this week look under Packard Parts for sale. If I needed them they would be gone. I have forged ones on my 32 but redid the pins and rollers which was not that bad of a job. Price is right too on those ebay ones.

Posted on: 2020/10/28 13:05
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Re: 31 Standard 8 - Start up - Spark Plugs
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I use Autolite 303 in my 32, it should be the same for 31. It has the screw top.

Posted on: 2020/4/20 10:49
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