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Re: Front seat 48-50 repositioning
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Thank you all for your input. Yesterday I pulled the seat. The bolts were pretty new and shinny, no problems. There is no under seat heater to worry about. The seat was all the way back. after measuring I believe I could get another 4 inches rearward by making a steel plate, bolted to the original holes, with bolts welded to the plate from underneath sicking up for mounting the tracks four inches rearward.
The spring mounting shouldn't be a problem I can just drill out the hole for the spring attachment, and put in an eye bolt adjusted to the added four inches. I never thought about lifting the seat up, this would also give me more length. I will have to experiment a bit. As far as rear seating is concerned. Yes only very small people could ride back there. But I'm the only one who drives the car, so its not a big deal.
As far as the Jaguar is concerned? well what can I say, I never had the chance to squeeze into one.

Thanks; Dave O

Posted on: 11/8 18:52
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Front seat 48-50 repositioning
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Hello; all you 48-50 lovers. I have a question. Has anyone moved the front seat back for more leg room (beyond the normal travel) At 6' 4" 250 lbs, I find the leg room is just not adequate for me. My knees feel like they are up to my chest, it is very uncomfortable. I am so surprised that a large car like this one is so small on the inside. People must have been much smaller in the forties.

My 56 has more than enough room for me. I don't even have the seat all the way back when I'm driving.

I have not taken the seat out yet, and age has taught me to ask first, not re-invent the wheel.

Dave O

Posted on: 11/3 18:59
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Re: 1953 Patrician: has anyone updated from Treadlevac to modern 2-chamber mstr cyl?
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I was home over the weekend, and forgot to get the info. I'll be back home in 4 days.
The info was a sucessful conversion done by the late Craig Hendrickson. I printed off all the info and research many years ago. He was a brilliant man. I emailed and spoke with him I couple of times. This was all well over 10 years ago. When I retrieve my info, I'll take it to work scan it and get it on this site. Then the info will be around for ever.
He did many interesting conversions on a 56,.
I know his website is long expired on many of these conversions but I have some of it in print.

Dave O

Posted on: 7/17 19:45
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Re: 1953 Patrician: has anyone updated from Treadlevac to modern 2-chamber mstr cyl?
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Yes; a couple successful conversion have been made. I actually purchased the components for one of the systems. The pedal will have to be moved lower and away to get the right ratio. However people say it was easy to get used to. I'll look around for the information I have and post it.

DOT 5? I tried it after a total rebuild of my brake system on the 56. It caused my brake switch to malfunction after 2 months.

BTV, a great system, I love it, however its a single system, it's only down fall

Dave O

Posted on: 7/15 17:19
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Re: 1948-50 Flasher Base
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I've been informed just the 51-54 are 5 amp.

Posted on: 6/13 15:21
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Re: 1948-50 Flasher Base
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Thanks Howard, I do see a bolt sticking out with a nut on it above the clock.

Posted on: 6/13 15:20
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1948-50 Flasher Base
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I took Howard's approach, and drilled out the old wires in the base, after several attempts I was able to get the solder to hold and it has good continuity at each wire to the terminals. My question is: The unit was hanging loose behind the dash. There is a steel insulated mounting bracket attached. Where does this unit attach to? Any ideas. I can't seem to find an screw hole to mount it to.

Thanks; Dave O

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Posted on: 6/13 10:10
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Spark plug wire set
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Would anyone like to suggest a good spark plug wire set for a 1950 327. I do not want period correct solid core, but wires made from modern materials. I will be changing it to electronic ignition soon.

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Posted on: 5/9 19:59
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Re: Packard Wiring Diagram
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Thanks Howard; And yes, it was the map lights/courtesy lights, you have an unbelievable memory sir. It seems to me I remember I guy on another Packard club site totally rebuilding a 49 and using the schematic from this site, I'll do some more searching, I think he was steelman, tinman, or something like that.

Thanks Howard, you have put my mind at ease. I'll go back to not questioning, just do it like it shows attitude.

Dave

Posted on: 5/5 6:27
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Packard Wiring Diagram
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Hi; I am in the process of a full rewire of my 23rd series super eight. Unfortunately this car has had it's original wires cut and spliced 100 times all over with apparently all they had which was 16 gauge red and black wire. So am using the wiring schematic found on this site. I had it blown up so I can see it better. My question is has anyone used this schematic to a full rewire? Have they found it to be accurate? I am certainly no wiring expert, by a long shot. I am just doing it exactly the way the schematic shows. However I see some things that make no sense to me.

Like running a wire from one side of the car to the other, and back again instead of splicing it in two directions, Lord knows they didn't seam to worry about all the other splices.

Dave O

Posted on: 5/4 21:16
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