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Re: Ammeter in an 826
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Fred -= For your repair, try Mike at KM Lifestyle. Very knowledgable, responsive, and well priced. He's in Massachusetts. He's helped me on a number of electrical related issues and I've never been dissatisfied. Good luck!

https://mykmlifestyle.com/

Posted on: 2/10 17:03
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Re: 1931 - No charge
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Well, there weren't any problems with the generator or with the control unit. Everything looked and tested good. My generator man told me that to repolarize the unit, just attach a lead from the Bat side of the regulator and flash to the Gen side. Seemed to work fine as everything operated as it should. Many thanks to all for their input.

Posted on: 2023/9/24 6:20
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Re: Henry Yeska Reproductions.
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Yeah, 484-764-6351

That came from a business card I got from Henry Yeska (the son) in Hershey in 2019. I bought a really nice fuel cap for a 31 then. He brought a trailer with him that had a wide assortment of hard to find parts. I believe Henry still builds stone guards for pre-war Packards, as I recently saw some on Ebay that were associated with him. I looked for him at Hershey last year, but couldn't find him.

Posted on: 2023/9/18 16:49
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Re: 1931 - No charge
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Thanks Marty. I'll give it a try. Just curious -- Did your generator put out current one day and not the next? What would cause the generator to lose polarity -- in my case I haven't hooked up the battery backwards or done anything electrical to the car. Thanks.

Posted on: 2023/9/10 5:33
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1931 - No charge
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For some unknown reason, I'm not getting a any charge out of my 31 Standard 8. Cutout/regulator and generator were rebuilt a couple years ago and everything was fine just a couple weeks ago.

Basically, with the engine running I'm not getting any positive charge. The ammeter will show a discharge when the engine is off and lights on, so I don't think it is the gauge. With the engine running, voltage at the battery terminals is jumping all over the place, but not greater that 6 volts.

I'd like to conduct Dave's frequent advice to test the system ie ground the field terminal on the regulator or generator, rev engine and see if system charges ratably or at max etc., but need clarity on what to ground. The generator has two wires coming through the case that attach to the underside of the cutout/regulator, which in turn has two terminals one marked "Bat" and "Gen". Bat is connected to a lead and Gen is not connected to anything. What need I ground so that I don't fry anything? Thanks!

Posted on: 2023/9/9 12:19
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Re: 443 died, now will not start
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A few years ago I cleaned out and painted my fuel tank on my 31, which had lots of crud, varnish and rust dust inside. I got it really clean, but did install a glass fuel filter that seems to possess a finer mesh than the mechanical fuel pump sediment bowl. The bowl and screen seems to get the larger bits of grit, that comes through and the glass filter gets the finer bits. I installed filter between the pump and the carburetor.

Posted on: 2023/8/27 8:28
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Re: A little help with wheel removal
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What can't you remove? The wood spoke wheels or the drums to which they attach?

Posted on: 2022/9/8 18:02
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Re: Head is off on 1931 Packard with poor compression
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Very nice. Sounds great!

What did you wind up doing with the slender valve stem issue?

Posted on: 2022/8/27 7:34
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Re: 1931 826 DL51 carb
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I believe the choke works by it cracking open the throttle plate a tad, then permitting a dedicated port to allow raw gasoline to enter the venturi. It is not like an SU where the jets drop, and there exists a puddle of gasoline to achieve a rich mixture.

PM me your email and I'll send some files that I've collected along the way

Posted on: 2022/8/25 16:37
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Re: 1928 Packard 526 Dash Fuel Gage
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Max Merritt sells the extremely small copper tube and fittings that run from the sender to the gauge. Straight 8 sells the special sauce red liquid. Let us know how it goes.

Posted on: 2022/8/24 15:58
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