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Re: Car Identification
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Going by the front fenders the car is not a 120. It is a senior Packard and is probably of 1937 vintage, as 1938 Packards had split front windshields.

Posted on: 4/2 15:48
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1962 Thunderbird
1991 Corvette coupe
2000 Corvette convertible
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Wow, my friend is quick
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My friend came over today and removed the windshield frame, cowl ventilator and water temperature gauge in less than two hours.
To remove these items he had to remove the glove box so he could get to the bolts holding the windshield frame onto the car. The radio speaker also had to come out. The black cardboard on the inside of the firewall had to be removed, along with the floorboards, to get the water temperature gauge out.
Now I can remove the paint from the cowl to prepare it for the new paint and get the windshield frame chrome plated.
Once the new paint is on we can start reassembling the car, and then I can drive it.

Posted on: 4/2 15:42
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1962 Thunderbird
1991 Corvette coupe
2000 Corvette convertible
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Re: My 1936 120 convertible sedan is coming along
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Hello, David. It will be probably within 6 years. I am 78, in the last 14 months I had 4 different cancers, and I have diabetes. The preceding is not a recipe for a really long life. However the cancer is all behind me now and the diabetes had been under control for many years. Each day I feel better and can get more done. I would like to have the car painted and back together and driving this year.
Gary says to give you a kiss hello.

Posted on: 3/31 19:21
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1962 Thunderbird
1991 Corvette coupe
2000 Corvette convertible
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My 1936 120 convertible sedan is coming along
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A couple three months ago I was having problems removing the engine pan so I could repair 2 cylinders that were low on compression. I finally got the pan off which required 4 screwdrivers, one hammer, and 3 hours. It seems the gasket sealer used on the car set up like glue. I found one cylinder had a broken ring and the other just needed new rings. I honed the cylinders and put it back together with new rings. Both cylinders now have the proper compression and the engine runs fine.

I have been stripping the paint from the body. Today I primed the body, except for the cowl. I have also primed a lot of the parts I have removed from the car. The paint store has custom mixed Trianon Green Metallic paint for me that is virtually a perfect match for the paint chip I have of the color.

Friday a friend will be over and we will remove the windshield. I can then strip the cowl and get it primed. After a lot of sanding and some minor fill the car will be ready for paint.

The windshield frame and a couple of other small pieces need re-chroming. Hopefully it does not cost an arm or two. Most of the chrome looks like new.

All of the interior has been removed and I have made all the black leather pieces - seats, door panels, kick panels, rear quarter panels, etc. They are ready to go back in the car after it is painted. Then it will be just make a new top for it and put in new carpet. It may get finished before I die.

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Posted on: 3/31 17:14
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1962 Thunderbird
1991 Corvette coupe
2000 Corvette convertible
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Re: The latest not so good news 1936 Packard pan removal
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Thank you for the good information about the oil slinger. Today I spent 3 hours with 4 long screwdrivers and a hammer getting the engine pan loose from the block. Whoever put the engine together used a sealer that acted like a very strong glue.
I am taking the rest of the day off as we are doing a very small 78th birthday celebration for me this evening.
Tomorrow I have a visit with my oncologist and then a visit with the Dr. who will do my radiation. Then later in the day a small number of family members will be over for my birthday. The day should end much better than it will start.
Friday I will get the engine hoist out and lift the front of the engine so I can get the pan out. Wish me luck.
A picture from 2010 of old guy with Packard.

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Posted on: 2020/11/18 17:55
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1962 Thunderbird
1991 Corvette coupe
2000 Corvette convertible
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The latest not so good news 1936 Packard pan removal
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Today I removed the flywheel/clutch cover, removed the bracket that goes under it, and removed all the pan bolts. The pan is stuck in place, probably some sealant that was used when it was put together. I then noticed 2 about 3 inch pieces of rubber hanging down from behind the rear of the pan. I gave them a little pull and this 7 inch long piece of rubber came out. Looks to me like it is the lower half of a rear main seal.
The flywheel/clutch cover was oily inside and out, although the flywheel and clutch mechanism appears to be dry, and the clutch still works very smoothly.
I guess I will need to pull the engine to put a new rear main seal in or can this be done without removing the engine?
Picture of the offending rubber piece.

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Posted on: 2020/11/18 0:07
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1962 Thunderbird
1991 Corvette coupe
2000 Corvette convertible
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Re: 1936 120 engine pan removal
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I would like to thank you all for the useful information. I was under the car today and could not get any movement at the bearing at the center steering link. Is it easy to move when bad?
Tomorrow I will go under the car and give the pan removal a shot. I have been dealing with cancer all year and sometimes I just cannot accomplish too much at one time.
For the last 35 years I did upholstery on collector cars and also painted some Packards for other people. I am now in the process of stripping my car, doing some minor body work, and will paint it and upholster it in black leather. I am having Trianon Green Metallic paint custom mixed. I think it is a lovely color. Right now most of the car is stripped and over half of the upholstery is done, ready to install after the paint is done.
My Packard before I took it apart.

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Posted on: 2020/11/16 20:13
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1962 Thunderbird
1991 Corvette coupe
2000 Corvette convertible
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Re: 1936 120 engine pan removal
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Ken, thank you for the very quick and informative reply. I am not a computer genius. How would I find your blog on the center steering link?
All of the front end suspension parts will only let the front of the pan drop about 1 inch. Will that leave enough room to do the pan removal?

Posted on: 2020/11/16 15:35
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1962 Thunderbird
1991 Corvette coupe
2000 Corvette convertible
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1936 120 engine pan removal
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I have been informed I can remove the engine pan while the engine is in the car. Is this correct?
When I am under the car it does not look possible with all the front suspension stuff just an inch or so below the front of the pan. What do I need to do to remove the pan? What position does the crankshaft need to be turned to accomplish this?
The front fenders, radiator and head are off the car, as I intend to paint the car. I did a compression check and cylinders 1 and 3 were at 70 pounds. The others were all 90 to 100 pounds. Oil in 1 and 3 made 1 come up to 100 pounds, but 3 did not change, so I assume I have bad rings on 1 and a valve problem on 3.
Thank you in advance for any advice and help I get.

Posted on: 2020/11/16 11:03
1936 Packard 120 convertible sedan
1962 Thunderbird
1991 Corvette coupe
2000 Corvette convertible
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