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Re: cool as a cucumber
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The last thing we need in sw Florida is a heater lol. No fumes blower is disconnected

Posted on: 5/7 14:26
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cool as a cucumber
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Ive been having trouble with my 1949 deluxe 288 running hot. Many of you offered solutions to the problem. They all helped, but it still wasnt running cool enough to suit me. So I wanted to share a really effective fix in case anyone else is having this problem. I routed the output hose on top of the cylinder head directly to the heater core. Hooked the long hose from the water pump to the heater core output.Cut a rectangular hole in the heater core cover, which turned the heater core into an auxillary radiator. Worked great. Car stays right in middle of temp gage.Hope this is helpful.

Posted on: 5/4 19:18
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Re: Brake lathe question
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Drum turning machines are crude compared to an engine lathe. Often the mechanic will assume that the drum is running true after he mounts it.That isnt always the case. Im a retired master machinist, and I always turned my own on a regular engine lathe. They should be checked with a dial indicator before cutting. If the new machined surface is eccentric relative to the bearing race, it would cause the condition that you describe.

Posted on: 5/2 8:16
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Re: running hot
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The fan shroud really did the trick! If your packard is running hot, ashroud on the upper part of the radiator really helps.Thanks all for all your suggestions.

Posted on: 4/22 8:35
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Re: 6 Volt Replacement Battery
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Tractor Supply battery has been good for me too

Posted on: 4/22 8:32
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Re: 6 Volt Replacement Battery
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Tractor Supply battery has been good for me too

Posted on: 4/22 8:32
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running hot
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My 1949 custom with a 288 is running hot. Ive replaced the water distribution tube, installed a high pressure water pump from Kanter, installed a six blade fan, and flushed the radiator. Any other ideas?

Posted on: 4/15 7:42
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gas milage
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what is the average gas milage for a 288?

Posted on: 3/11 16:31
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Re: what is the function of the water distribution tube?
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thanks all for the information. Cooling tube is definately needed.

Posted on: 3/5 17:34
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what is the function of the water distribution tube?
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Now that ive got the tube out, I dont really see the need for it.As with modern engines, the coolant can just flow through the casting. I can see that the copper would serve as a heat sink, but I just dont see it making that much difference. If someone more knowledgeable about Packards could educate me, I would really appreciate it. THX

Posted on: 3/5 14:02
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