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Re: 6 volt relay
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Paul E. Gallagher
Thanks Big Kev and Human for your replies. YOU WERE RIGHT! I had swapped the lighted switch last summer to use for the electric fuel pump until I could get a mechanical replacement. When I switched it back, I crossed the wire for #30 and #86. I should have used black and red wire instead of just black. Problem is resolved, no more clicking. Fog Lights work as they should.

Thanks, as always, for your excellent diagnoses!

Posted on: 5/6 10:19
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Re: Clutch wear test
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Paul E. Gallagher
Thank you all for your comments. I may have a problem with motor mounts as I found one of those rubber blocks under the car.
I’ll keep an eye on it. I really appreciate your advice.

Posted on: 5/5 7:47
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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6 volt relay
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Paul E. Gallagher
I installed a 6 volt relay to power fog lights years ago, according to an excellent diagram that Big Kev provided me on this site.
I religiously use a blade type battery cutoff ever time I pull back into the garage.

I have noticed a “click” when I turn the battery off or on and it’s coming from that fog light relay.

Is this something to be concerned about, will it drain the battery if not turned off?
Is the relay worn, the fog lights work as they should.

Thanks in advance for any insight. You people are the best!

Posted on: 5/5 7:42
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Clutch wear test
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Paul E. Gallagher
I seems to me that there is a simple method to test for clutch wear. It involved moving the car up to an unmovable object, a utility pole for example, and determining whether the car continues to car or not. Anybody know of this test? I can’t find it on the Forum. My clutch seems to chatter more often now. I don’t know if the clutch is worn or if it’s just me.

Posted on: 5/3 7:48
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Fuel pump by pass
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Paul E. Gallagher
I added an electric fuel pump to aid in cold starts.
Now my machanical pump is leaking and it may take awhile to get a replacement (on back order at Max M)

Would there be a problem to just by pass the mechanical pump and use the electric one?

I was not planning on removing the original pump, just connecting the input and output hoses together and using the electric pump.

Would I need to seal the openings in the mechanical pump?
Would this work until a get a new pump, or it make more problems I’m not thinking of?
I understand the old pump would still be working, but running dry.
Thanks in advance

Posted on: 2023/8/29 18:52
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Re: Hesitation and back fire
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Paul E. Gallagher
FYI : the car has been a little hard to start cold, but once it is running and before it starts to hestitate and backfire, it has never ran better! Smooth, quiet, good acceleration, just like a Packard should be.

Posted on: 2023/8/23 18:21
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Hesitation and back fire
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Paul E. Gallagher
I recently added an electric fuel pump just for cold starts. The Packard gurus said to add a check valve which I bought but never installed. This would avoid drawing the fuel through the electric pump when it was off. The pump is exactly what the gurus recommended, Airtex, 6 volts, etc..

When I run the car at freeway speeds (50-55) after about a half hour of travel, the car starts to hesitate and back fire. When I turn on the electric pump, it smooths out. I’m not sure if this happens in regard to speed or the time the engine is running.

When I came home Saturday, I had the electric pump running and it was leaking gas from the mechanical pump. I checked it running with the electric pump on and with the engine off and gas was coming from the mechanical pump.

Do I need to replace the mechanical pump?
Would adding the check valve help?
Is something wrong with the electric pump?
The electric pump did not seem to help much with cold starts.

Any ideas on what to do next?
Thanks in advance, you people are the best!

Posted on: 2023/8/23 18:15
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Re: Exhaust flange nuts
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Paul E. Gallagher
Thanks for all of your insightful reply’s..

My friend Richard sent me some lock nuts that I will try tomorrow.

You members are the best!

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Posted on: 2023/5/29 11:09
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Exhaust flange nuts
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Paul E. Gallagher
I had my exhaust manifold replaced last fall. After a short time the exhaust flange nuts came loose. I went to a muffler shop and after getting a better gasket from Olson’s they were able to get it tight.

Now it has loosened again after a few short drives.
It makes the engine very noisy.

They’re there a special washer to help this.?

I understand that Loctite won’t work because of the extreme heat.

Posted on: 2023/5/25 7:29
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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Re: Airtex electric fuel pump
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Thanks for all of your help and advice.
As the British say, I think I have it all sorted out now.

By the way, Airtex call s for a 3 amp fuse, not 10.

So, another trip to Auto Zone!

Posted on: 2023/4/30 11:42
'49 Deluxe Eight - 23rd Series
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