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Re: 1951 wheel bearing
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Soybeanfarmer1
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Fish'n Jim wrote:
I have to surmise that it was sitting for a while as the onset of a grinding noise without some degree of failure is not likely.
Probably time for a bit of old fashion rolling stock maintenance, pull the wheel bearings, inspect the brakes, and lube the chassis, etc. What we keep records for. Instead of going by mileage for maintenance, go by "years/months" when cars sit a long time before we take them out.
We tend to forget that lubricants break down over time and may not be providing their function properly.
In order for a wheel bearing to "grind" all the grease would have to be gone and the balls on dry races. You'd also hear that when the tire was off. A hung brake pad or worn pad that's loose and rubbing. Hand brake stuck, etc.
There's a common mystique with classics that they need to be "original" and as factory, and regular maintenance is neglected. I hear this all the time on other brand sites, too. One guy was wanting to preserve a worn out factory wheel cylinder which he could buy new???? There's a disconnect there.



Yes there definitely is a disconnect, I've seen it first hand with some people at car shows I've talked with. But when I bought this car last year it needed alot of love. It had been sitting at least 4 years at a dealership I've bought it from,and who knows how long before it even got there. no one wanted to fix a head gasket on a 70 year old car! But I changed that, and burns no more coolant so that's a plus. I'll take it apart hopefully this weekend or the next and see what could be causing this issue. I thought I ask you guys since you are much more knowledgeable then me regarding these old packards! I appreciate all the feedback.

Thanks Nathan

Posted on: 9/21 18:02
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Re: 1951 wheel bearing
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humanpotatohybrid wrote:
Does the wheel spin roughly and is there excessive shake when you try to rotate it side to side? If the wheel spins perfectly smoothly then the bearing should be fine.


It does spin smoothly and doesn't have a shake. So ill have to tear it apart and see what else could be causing the noise

Posted on: 9/21 7:00
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Re: 1951 wheel bearing
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Soybeanfarmer1
Thanks guys for your input I appreciate it, I'll have to do some more investigating this weekend hopefully I'll find a answer.

Thanks Nathan

Posted on: 9/21 6:58
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Re: 1951 wheel bearing
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Soybeanfarmer1
So when the car is in motion for every rotation of the wheel it makes a grinding noise. I've also jacked the car up and haven't seen anything apparently bad, but when the wheel is off the ground and spin it it makes no noise. On the ground it makes a grinding noise. So I thought it might have been a bearing.

Posted on: 9/19 19:16
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1951 wheel bearing
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Soybeanfarmer1
Hi all,

I was taken my 51 touring sedan for a cruise last weekend when I started to hear a metal on metal grinding sound. I drove back and checked the rear end oil and was at the correct level. I took it back for a another 20 minute cruise and it continued so I'm thinking it could be the rear driver wheel bearing has gone bad. Are these easy to change or a more complicated procedure? Also does merrit carry these or would I have to go to Napa and find a match? Please let me know if anyone has any insight on this.

Thanks Nathan

Posted on: 9/19 13:40
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Re: WTB: 51 oil canister
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Soybeanfarmer1
I'll make sure to double check and make sure there are not any differences between the oil filter canisters. Just let me know if you do end up finding one in your shop!
Thanks Nathan

Posted on: 7/8 8:31
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Re: WTB: 51 oil canister
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Soybeanfarmer1
Oops that was suppose to say oil filter cannister

Posted on: 7/7 15:37
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WTB: 51 oil canister
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Hi all,
I'm looking for a oil canister to hook up to the engine for my 51 200. let me know what you guys have.

Thanks Nathan

Posted on: 7/6 21:59
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Re: Want to buy 51 outrigger
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Soybeanfarmer1
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Ozstatman wrote:
Just went back through this thread and if those shown in Post #9 by Charles are what you need, then go for it!


Thank you for the heads up I must've missed that! And I will also message Ross as well! Thank you for your help!
Nathan

Posted on: 2021/11/26 1:03
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Re: Want to buy 51 outrigger
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Soybeanfarmer1
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PackardDon wrote:
An obscure Service Counselor entry mentions an outrigger but the parts book does not and that is probably because they were an integral part of the frame which came as an assembly. Have you considered simply sourcing a replacement frame?


No I have not, the rest of the frame is in good shape for a unrestored car. I'm having the car restored in about 2 months. So I might just have the body guys fabricate the outriggers. A replacement frame would cost too much for the effort of swapping everything.

Posted on: 2021/11/25 21:54
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