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Re: 1926 Packard straigt 8 236 series
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Could you post a few photos of these welded holes? That would certainly help clarify what they are and the guys could offer you better advice if the had a look at what you were dealing with.

Posted on: 1/12 9:05
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Re: 700 x 21 Inner Tube WANTED
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Bent stem, I know they're not kosher, but I like them better and they're a lot easier to deal with as my car has wire wheels.

Posted on: 1/10 9:53
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Re: Anybody got the end all cure for vapor locking?
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29 Guy -- I saw your video on Youtube and noticed you have engine splashers installed. Would removing them help dissipate the heat? I realize heat rises, but perhaps opening that up will help with keeping things a little cooler?


Those videos were done by Corky before he brought the car down here for me. Yes, both of the shields under the engine are in place and I'd thought of that, but, given where the carb is and how filthy and wet it is down here, and seriously, the astonishing amount of bugs we have flying around (no kidding), I thought it wiser to leave them in place. Without an air cleaner and not much way to fit one on there, heaven only knows what all the carb would suck into its mouth!

Thanks for the suggestion, I think taking them off would definitely help with vapor lock, but, I'd likely end up sucking endless amounts of trash and horse flys into the carb!

Posted on: 1/7 8:44
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Re: 700 x 21 Inner Tube WANTED
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Lucas out in California doesn't have them? Coker has been out of everything for quite a while but I recently got a metal stem 700x20 tube from Lucas.

Good luck!

Posted on: 1/6 9:48
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Re: Anybody got the end all cure for vapor locking?
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The Packard company issued this letter to its dealers in 1931 giving instructions about modifications to avoid vapor lock. It states that the fuel had become more susceptible to vapor lock. The fuel today is far more "susceptible to vapor lock" than it was in 1931. The problem is that it vaporizes or boils at a much lower temperature. It is certainly not a new problem


Wow! Packard actually sent out a tech letter in 1930 telling dealers to remove the fuel filter to help move the gas along? That seems like a fairly drastic measure for that time!

Posted on: 1/6 9:43
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Re: Help PLEASE 1930 super 8 exhaust manifold
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Yes, recently had someone who solves a lot of my problems for me powder coat the exhaust manifold on their '29 Hudson and it looks fantastic.

I know dozens of muscle car guys who had their exhaust manifolds powder coated plain gray bare metal looking years ago and they still look like brand new. That stuff holds up.

And the guys are right, the porcelain treatment, if you're going to drive the car at all, is only going to last a few years. Mine was porcelainized back when they restored it 20 years ago but the car really wasn't driven much (only 300 miles in 20 years). I've put over 400 miles on it since August and that glossy finish is starting to spider web and crack already.

Posted on: 1/5 9:45
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Re: 1925 Packard Six Fuel Problem
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I would add a few cup fulls of fuel to the vacuum tank to get the car started to see if it pulls vacuum when the engine is running.


Definitely do this! Back in the early 1980's when I was a lot better at working on these things than I am now, we did this quite regularly to cars that had been sitting a few weeks. It's hot down here, and if you didn't drive the car several times a week, you almost always had to prime the vacuum tank to get her going.

Posted on: 1/5 9:33
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Re: 1925 Packard Six Fuel Problem
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My '29 has been running a direct electric fuel pump mounted back by the tank for 20 years. I use a regulator to keep the psi at 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 psi. Until recent vapor locking problems which I haven't worked out yet because now she has an electrical glitch I'm working on, that setup worked extremely well.

I'd like to have a working vacuum pump, but, when they restored my car ages ago, they just mocked it up for looks and there's no guts in it, so, it looks nice on the firewall and has all the plumbing coming out of the top of it, but, it's just a hollow can! Good luck!

Posted on: 1/5 9:30
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Re: Anybody got the end all cure for vapor locking?
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Nope, non ethanol gas, just heat I'm afraid.

Posted on: 1/4 21:16
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Re: After a hard day's work
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Now that's something you don't see everyday! Ask the man who wears them!

Posted on: 1/4 16:26
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