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Re: New member hello, 1936 120B Business Coupe clutch
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kingoftantallon
Follow up - As everyone everyone predicted, clutch face was corroded to the flywheel. Through an old friend of my fathers, I was fortunate enough to meet another Packard owner (and nut) who offered to help me diagnose and solve.

Lower flywheel cover came off with no struggle. We rotated the assembly via the ring gear and a screwdriver, while tapping the clutch cover. Once we got some movement, we used a thin metal ruler to slide between the flywheel and surface, all while pumping the clutch pedal. In total we burned up about a 1/2 hour.

I learned that my '36 120 is one of only three registered in my Province (Nova Scotia), new friend being one of the other owners. He was impressed by the accessories, apparently the working AM radio, ash tray, lighter and clock are hard to find if at all.

Lastly he left me with suggested maintenance recommendations like oiling the throw out bearing (never would have though of that) with the intent of firing her up in the next few weeks as time permits.

Looking forward to the first drive!

Posted on: 11/16 9:56
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Re: New member hello, 1936 120B Business Coupe clutch
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kingoftantallon
Great forum fella's, I really appreciate the info. Looks like whoever ordered this car accessorized it. I also have the radio, the clock, the deluxe hood ornament, and the rear wheel skirts.

Posted on: 7/11 13:20
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Re: New member hello, 1936 120B Business Coupe clutch
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Thanks for that Cartrich. Can you tell me anything additional about options? My car for example has the spare tires mounted to the fenders and the fold down rear rack for the travel chest. Were these something specified at the time of purchase or order of the car?

Also, does having these additional features make this anymore rare of an 120b example?

Posted on: 7/11 8:35
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Re: New member hello, 1936 120B Business Coupe clutch
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Here is a shot of the id plate

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Posted on: 6/29 18:46
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Re: New member hello, 1936 120B Business Coupe clutch
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kingoftantallon
Also, I was under the impression that this was the "business coupe" body style, now not so sure on the difference.

I have the spare tire mounts in the front fenders, no rumble seat, a trunk you could haul a fridge in, and a fold down back rack for a travel chest.

Is this a sports or business model, or am I missing some other differentiators?

Thanks.../Shawn

Posted on: 6/29 8:09
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Re: New member hello, 1936 120B Business Coupe clutch
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kingoftantallon
Thanks, I will register the car! I'll be back at it this evening and will get some pics of the ID plate.

Posted on: 6/29 8:02
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Re: New member hello, 1936 120B Business Coupe clutch
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kingoftantallon
And Yes I suspect the weight to be a bit more then the B! Here's a shot.

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Posted on: 6/28 13:50
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Re: New member hello, 1936 120B Business Coupe clutch
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kingoftantallon
Thanks for the clutch info and repair manual attachment. I will be reaching out to a few of his club friends to see if they discussed what the situation was and why it was parked. Dad was a collector and not a mechanic, but had several mechanic buddie who must have advised him to buy a clutch kit. He had a plan, just ran out of time.

Posted on: 6/28 13:46
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New member hello, 1936 120B Business Coupe clutch
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kingoftantallon
Good morning everyone,

I’ve recently inherited a mechanically original 120B Business Coupe from my father. This car has been in our family all my life (over 50 years) and many, many fond memories of shows, parades, weddings etc. The car has been parked for about 6 years with what my father described as a “seized clutch”. He went as far as ordering a replacement clutch, which I’ve found in the trunk of the car. Dad had dementia and lost the desire to complete the work, sadly I can’t get any additional information from him on the problems.

I am a decent home mechanic and have restored a 1974 MGB from the ground up, the Packard on the other hand I have little to no information on. There is probably a factory repair manual in his horde, but I have yet to find it.

Can anyone enlighten me if there is anything particularly different regarding the clutch on a 120b or Packards in general? Any thoughts or considerations appreciated.

Cheers

Posted on: 6/28 8:26
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