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22nd series Deluxe Eight overheating
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davegnh
My car started overheating last summer, out of the blue. It was running fine and suddenly started to run 200+ when moving down the road. 2 summers ago I pulled the radiator out and had it checked, replaced the water pump and pulled the distribution tube and flushed everything, it all seemed OK and ran fine for a long time. It just decided to run hot late last summer. I changed thermostat, flushed etc but nothing helped. Timing is good, and the car runs well. I am thinking I will need to recore the radiator in the spring but wonder if I am missing something that I should check before I do that. I am checking the temp with an infrared thermometer and have an aftermarket thermometer in the head, they both agree. I would welcome any suggestions, thanks.

Posted on: 11/23 16:13
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Re: Heater core
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Thanks for the quick reply. After seeing your pictures I think there may be more screws that need to come out. I will see what I can find. Thanks again.

Posted on: 2/6 15:14
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Heater core
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Hi, on my 22nd series Deluxe 8. I want to remove the heater core. There are 5 small screws that I was able to remove but can't tell what is on the bottom of the heater core housing. I don't feel any screws but there is something holding it. Does anyone know what is on the bottom? The 5 screws allowsome movement but the part I can't see is stopping me from taking it out. Thanks, Dave

Posted on: 2/6 10:46
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Re: 1948 Front Motor Mount
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Worked on the car yesterday afternoon and was able to remove the motor mount and clean up that area. Removed the grill and pulled the distribution tube , it came our easily and was not plugged up. Over the next few days I will start the re-assembly. I am taking the radiator to a shop to have them take a look and see if it is plugged. It does not leak but since it is out I figure I should have it looked at. The water pump bearing was worn out and the car always ran on the hot side, around 190. I checked it with an infrared thermometer and didn't find any hot spots. Front to back and the radiator all seemed the same. I'm hoping the new water pump will allow it to run cooler. I will check the thermostat as well. I did replace that a few years ago. I appreciate any suggestions, thanks.

Posted on: 2019/4/15 11:26
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Re: 1948 Front Motor Mount
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davegnh
I haven't done that, good suggestion. I will try that over the weekend and see if that does the trick. thank you

Posted on: 2019/4/10 10:42
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1948 Front Motor Mount
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Hello, I am working on replacing the water pump in my 1948, 2262. I have the radiator out and was able to remove the water pump by jacking the motor up a bit. I want to replace the front motor mount but the bolts are in there tight and I don't want to risk breaking them off. Do I need to jack the motor up more ? Any suggestions on this? Thanks for your suggestions.

Posted on: 2019/4/10 9:50
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Re: 1955 Antenna Switch Bezel
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davegnh
I received the tool from Troy at Michiana Packards and want to report that it worked great. I was able to secure the switch and bezel into the dash and everything is back to normal. The tool is a must have for anyone that needs to work on the dash/switches in a V-8 Packard, thanks again Troy.

Posted on: 2015/10/14 13:06
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Re: 1955 Antenna Switch Bezel
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davegnh
Thank you for your quick reply.

Posted on: 2015/10/5 18:17
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1955 Antenna Switch Bezel
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davegnh
Hi, my antenna switch bezel has come off so the switch is loose in the dash. Is there a trick to getting the bezel back on? Does the bezel come apart so the nut goes on first then the eschutson/bezel after? It looks like there is a locating pin so I don't see how the bezel/escutcheon would screw on as one piece. Thanks for any advice.

Posted on: 2015/10/5 17:24
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Re: 55 Patrician
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Here is a long overdue update, I was finally able to get the rear drum off. I left the puller on with pressure for weeks, I finally took my little propane torch and after a few minutes it popped off, I didn't think it would help, but I was wrong, it did, thanks for the advice. I am just about through with the brakes, new wheel cylinders, new hoses and all new lines. I had the master rebuilt, now I need to install it and then finish up the lines running to it. If nothing else, I want to be able to stop! I am getting close, I have been distracted by HUDSON projects but should be back to the Packard now.

Posted on: 2015/6/22 7:57
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