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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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Ron Carpenter has been writing a series of articles on a 1940 Packard he is restoring in the Southern Wheels Magazine. For those not familiar with Southern Wheels Magazine it is a monthly car magazine full of old car part supplier ads along with some articles on repairing old cars and some reprinted technical articles. You can access the earlier Packard articles from Ron on-line at http://www.southernwheels.com/.
A subscription to Southern Wheels is a bargain at $12/year. It is a great resource to have if you are restoring old cars. Ron covers rebuilding the front end, fixing sheet metal, putting in a new coil that looks like the old one etc. Good stuff.

Posted on: 8/25 22:08
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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The answer to my question regarding the use of fuel pump heat shields was found in the July 2021 issue of The Cormorant New Bulletin published by Packard Club. Jim Case wrote an excellent article on the mitigation of vapor lock. One way to help avoid vapor lock is keeping the heat away from the fuel pump! I will just have to deal with the shield in the way!

Posted on: 8/25 21:59
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Re: clips for the belt line on our 1940
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Good news on the 1940 Packard belt line molding clips. You can get the correct Auveco 1231 clips from Restoration Specialties in Windber PA (on-line as well). Apparently they have some old stock since Auveco does not list these in their current catalog.
The clips are the exact clips used on my original unrestored 1940 160. I had the same problems that others have had with the other clips mentioned above. The other clips are too loose in the hole, they are too thick to slip onto the belt line molding, they are too wide and need to be modified. You can find them on-line from Restoration Specialties for $1.10 each but the on-line postage is quoted as over $20! Just call them at 814-467-9842 and you will only be charged their postage minimum of $12.50 so be sure to order some other things!

Posted on: 8/25 21:52
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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Any opinions or experience on the necessity of installing the fuel pump heat shield on a 1940 Super Eight? I have one but installing it will make it really difficult to service the car's fuel pump.

Posted on: 8/4 11:17
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Wanted 1940 120 Trunk Rack Arms
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Looking for the driver side swing down trunk rack arm for a 1940 Packard 120 car. Refer to attached photo of rack with missing arm. Thanks for looking.

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Posted on: 12/12 23:09
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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How to repair the door latch safety tang. Both of my front door latch plates had broken safety tangs. These were a new safety feature for 1940-1942 and were designed to prevent unlatched doors from swinging open on turns. The door would only open 5/8" without turning the handle. John Ulrich Packard Parts remanufactured the safety tangs for $20/each. To replace them you need to remove the latch, turn it over and pry up on one end of the bottom plate holding the safety tang on. There is a peened over part of the latch that holds this bottom plate on. You can bend this bottom plate enough to remove and replace the safety tang. Note that on my latch I had to file the new tang a bit so that it popped out on the latch face like it should. If you are missing the spring I found that a spring from a retractable ball point pen cut down to 1/2" worked pretty well as a replacement. To reassemble just lightly tap the bottom plate back into place. Once mounted on the door frame it should stay in place so no need for any extra securing.

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Posted on: 2020/11/2 22:30
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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Any one have an extra vent window escutcheon? These appear to be hard to find since they only appeared on some but not all senior cars. Naturally I am missing one on my car.

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Posted on: 2020/11/2 22:16
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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[b]Repairing front vent window crank gear box[/b]. Both of the front vent windows on the 1940 senior cars have cranks and both of mine were not working due to stripped gears. New gears can be bought from John Ulrich Packard Parts for $40/each and they work very well. The key steps to replacing the gears are as follows:
1) drill and tap a hole through both sides of the bracket - I used a #10x32TPI screw (#21 tap drill).
2) bend open the retaining tabs which will break off (hence the screws for later reassembly)
3) grind off the bottom of the pivot shaft just enough so you can pry off the bottom washer
4) mark the top side of the crank worm gear bearing (it only goes in one way). take pictures of how the gear is mounted on the shaft before removing.
5) take the unit apart so you can drive out the retaining pin on the stripped gear
6) reassembly. You will need to do some light filing to remove flashing on the new gear to make sure it fits on the shaft. I recommend greasing and oiling this after assembly as it is almost impossible to assemble the unit when filled with grease. Before tack welding the washer back on the bottom of the pivot post make sure the gear box works correctly. You will be glad you added the screws in step one.

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Posted on: 2020/11/2 22:12
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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Here is a picture of the Ulrich battery access cover reproduction. A pretty straight forward item.

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Posted on: 2020/10/13 21:22
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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Here are some useful tools for prying off the panel clips without busting the panel in the process. Also shown is an original panel clip.

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Posted on: 2020/9/29 22:13
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