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Fuel shortage issue :-(
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stajgr
Greetings to everyone, and I ask the more experienced for advice. (1953 Packard Clipper with a 288 cu.i. engine.)
I have a problem with fuel shortage after the engine warms up. Everything is fine during startup, the engine runs as it should. However, with increasing miles, less and less gasoline gets into the carburetor. After 6-8 miles, practically no gasoline reaches the carburetor. The car jerks until the engine stalls. It takes about 30 minutes to cool down, then after starting and a few miles, the same issue repeats. Until recently, everything was fine. I haven't replaced anything lately, so it can't be caused by a new/repaired part.
I've noticed one more thing; I don't know if it's related. Apparently, due to high temperature, the spark plug on the first cylinder changed color. It's no longer shiny but dull and slightly blue. The rest of the spark plugs are fine, still shiny. What could be happening in the first cylinder?
Thank you for any advice or insight.


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Posted on: 3/2 4:08
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Re: Rear Axle Shaft Bearing 12.0295
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Super, thank you very much. 👍

Posted on: 2023/8/12 14:11
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Rear Axle Shaft Bearing 12.0295
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Hello everyone,
I need your help. The rear axle bearing for the 1953 Clipper is part number 12.0295, right? However, I need to know the manufacturer's designation, like TIMKEN, for example. Does anyone know this designation, please? I'm from Europe and I can't wait a month for shipping from the USA now, as the car is up on the lift at the Servis. I can buy the same bearings in Europe and have them by the car within 2 days, but I need the designation. Thank you all.

Posted on: 2023/8/12 4:51
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Re: Adjusting a 2 barrel carburetor, (CARTER WGD-784S for 53´Clipper)
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Thank you all for your help, you have reassured me. I will not modify the air cleaner. The type of air cleaner on my Clipper is also the one shown in the upper picture. It seems that the previous owner may have damaged the top bowl in order to screw it on, as seen in my picture.

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Posted on: 2023/7/16 4:14
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Re: Adjusting a 2 barrel carburetor, (CARTER WGD-784S for 53´Clipper)
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As I found out, the height of the original air cleaner was 1 1/4 inches.

Posted on: 2023/7/15 10:24
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Re: Adjusting a 2 barrel carburetor, (CARTER WGD-784S for 53´Clipper)
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To "Owen_Dyneto" and "Fish'n Jim"
Thank you very much to both of you. I think with your advice, I'll manage somehow. I would prefer not to interfere with the carburetor, but it seems necessary. The previous owner installed an electric fuel pump, which worked, but the performance wasn't good. Now that I have the original pump, I need to carburetor readjust. The spark plugs were completely black, indicating a rich mixture.
I just have one more question. What is the height of the original air filter? The previous owner replaced it, but it's not the correct one, this one is taller. If I understand correctly, it will allow more air intake and affect the adjustment. I need to know the original height of the air filter so that I can fix this, as shown in the pictures above.

Posted on: 2023/7/14 14:34
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Re: Adjusting a 2 barrel carburetor, (CARTER WGD-784S for 53´Clipper)
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Thank you for your help. Unfortunately, my English isn't good enough to read manuals, it would take me a long time. That's why I ask seemingly silly questions to experienced people
My '53 Packard is my first American car from this era, and I'm really thrilled with it Quote:

Packard Don wrote:
Yes, that's correct but again, I am still re-learning things I used to be able to do without even thinking about it so be sure to read the service and shop manuals which are available in the Literature Archive on this site. I believe there is a Serviceman's Training Book somewhere in there that might help too but I can't recall just now which one it was.

Incidentally, one of my former everyday cars was a 1953 Clipper Deluxe sedan and it was a great car! Much lighter than my senior models so was easier to drive.

Posted on: 2023/7/14 14:11
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Re: Adjusting a 2 barrel carburetor, (CARTER WGD-784S for 53´Clipper)
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stajgr
, here it shows I'm stupid/inexperienced. Thank you for your response and good luck with your work on your cars

So, am I editing the image correctly? How should I adjust these screws, as mentioned in question number 2. (above)?

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Posted on: 2023/7/13 13:32
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Adjusting a 2 barrel carburetor, (CARTER WGD-784S for 53´Clipper)
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Hello gentlemen, I need advice again. What is the correct procedure for adjusting a 2 barrel carburetor using the idle speed adjusting screw and idle mixture adjusting screw? It seems that I have been searching incorrectly, but I couldn't find the exact procedure anywhere.
Let's assume that the carburetor is properly set in all other aspects (such as float adjustment, metering rod adjustment, etc.).


I would like to ask a few more things. I apologize for my silly questions, but I have never adjusted a carburetor before.

1.Which screw is the idle speed screw and which screw is the mixture screw? (1,2).
2.If the mixture screw is fully screwed in, how many turns should it be opened from this setting to achieve the correct fuel-air mixture? (Referring to the initial, baseline setting)
3.Should the throttle plates and choke plates be open or closed?
4.Should the idle speed screw and mixture screw be done on a warm or cold engine?
5.The air filter seems to be too tall for me. It's not the original one; it's a John Deere high filter measuring 55mm/2.17 inches. This is likely affecting the engine's performance as well. What is the height of the original air filter?

Thank you all.

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Posted on: 2023/7/13 13:19
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Re: 1953 Packard-Correct connection of the fuel pump.
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The label is damaged and screwed on backward, but it can still be read as 84S. Therefore, I assume that the carburetor is indeed a CARTER WGD-784S.

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Posted on: 2023/7/9 5:56
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