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Rear wheel drums
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‘29 633 Mel
I am needing to work on the brakes on a 1929 6-33. It seems that some sort of puller is required to get the drums off, however it does not seem like any puller I have used before. What is the trick??

Posted on: 2/29 0:15
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Re: 1929 coolant issue
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‘29 633 Mel
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I hadn’t noticed, but the water pump itself was seized after sitting for so long. Lots of TLC, plenty of oil, and grinding off the rust build up and it now works like a charm. Coolant level is proper, engine is staying cool, and all is sweet again.

Thanks for all the tips, they inspired me.👍

Posted on: 2/26 22:35
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Re: 1929 coolant issue
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‘29 633 Mel
Thanks. Those suggestions make sense. I will look more closely what the water pump.

Posted on: 2/16 8:56
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Re: 1929 coolant issue
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Thanks. That is interesting. I expected expansion, but when it’s cool I can clearly see the top of the core (don’t see any coolant at all), I wasn’t expecting to have that much of a difference in the amount of expansion when warmed.

Posted on: 2/14 22:23
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1929 coolant issue
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‘29 633 Mel
After getting the 1929 633 started after sitting for between 15-40 years I ran into another issue that has me scratching my head.

As an update, after rebuilding the carb, new battery, rebuilding the starter motor, changing all fluids, new gas, new fuel filter, adjusting the points, changing the plugs and putting in new wires, the car started like a charm. An exciting day, even with all the smoke triggering the CO and smoke detector causing the alarm monitoring company narrowly avoiding having the fire dept come for a visit 🤣

Now that the engine is running smoothly the issue is with the coolant. I previously drained and refilled the radiator with new antifreeze a few months ago. After the engine ran for a few minutes (10 or so) I obviously had air in system somewhere causing the coolant to overflow. Turning the car off and on again topping up the rad each time the water pump eventually purged the air out of the system and the bubbling stopped.

After topping the radiator up one final time the rad is still over flowing. This time I do not see bubbling in the rad but the volume slowly rises until it overflows. When the engine is off the level decreases down to the point that I do not see any antifreeze in the top of the rad. When I start the car again fluid level rises back up again until it overflows. Turn the car off and it slowly goes down again. It takes about 2-3 min for it to come up when the car is running and 2-3 min for it to go down again when turned off. It’s like watching the tide come in and out, slowly but non stop.

Options are: 1) head gasket? - but no bubbling is seen, but I haven’t checked the oil yet. 2) water pump issue? - I am not sure what this would look like when peering into the radiator. 3) thermostat sticking?

All the above? None of the above?

Otherwise the engines purrrrs nicely.

Thoughts? Suggestions??

Sage advice is always welcome. Thanks.

Cheers

Mel.


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Posted on: 2/14 19:24
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Re: North East TEU 10868 distributor
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‘29 633 Mel
Yup, did that.

After installing the new plugs and the new wires, the car started in less than 3 seconds of it turning over. Awesome feeling knowing that a car that sat for somewhere between 15-40 years starting and purring like a kitten 👍👍

Now onto the next perplexing issue in a separate thread. 🤣

Posted on: 2/14 19:08
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Re: North East TEU 10868 distributor
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‘29 633 Mel
Thanks everyone. Marty was correct, and I snipped the wires in order to remove the cap from the distributor, then flipped the cap upside down and soaked the upper cap in Varsol for 24 hours, and a lot of very gentle prying (very very gentle) it popped off.

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Thanks everyone for your input. 👍👍

Posted on: 2/6 20:20
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Re: North East TEU 10868 distributor
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‘29 633 Mel
Thanks for the suggestion 👍

Posted on: 2/5 10:55
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North East TEU 10868 distributor
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‘29 633 Mel
In my 1929 8cyl Packard is a North East Electric distributor Model TEU type 10868. I need to change the ignition wires but I cannot get the upper cap off the distributor cap to get to the wires themselves. It is either super stuck on or glued on. What am I missing?? It seems pretty straight forward but to no avail.

Suggestions??

Thanks. 😊

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Posted on: 2/3 18:15
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Re: 1929 6-33 fuel issue
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‘29 633 Mel
Thanks for the info, I did not remove the tank (probably an oversight on my part) but tried to clean it out as best I could with the tank in-situ. I installed a new inline filter just ahead of the carb, replaced the seat and needle valve at the float, and cleaned out all through ports on the carb. If this doesn’t work then the only other option is to start all over again doing it properly as you suggested. I appreciate hearing your experience, as it helps me solidify my thinking on what the proper course of action is.

Mel

Posted on: 1/8 16:22
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