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Re: Clipper tire size
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Bill Heptig
Well Picked up the '56 with the Diaomd backs, the car does not have power steering, but feels like it does now. These tires just make is much easier to handle, great product highly recommended

Posted on: 7/20 11:39
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Re: Brake pulling issue
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Well I got the car back today, they changed a number of parts out, wheel cylinders, drums turned, the wheel bearings swapped. Originally when the car went in I said the brakes had been leaned on hard and smelled, so I asked for fresh set of shoes, those came from a vendor on Ebay. They seemed to induce the problem. He got another set from a vendor in Michigan which had a asbestos lining which I understand is harder. The springs were replace also but they seemed the same per the mechanic. The problem seems resolved drove it home, with the new tires, changes the character of the car alot. I hope this is the seem work great.

Posted on: 7/20 11:37
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Interior Question
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I have a 35 1200 car, it has a cloth interior, am I correct in believing these would only have been done in cloth in period? I've seen a restored car with leather, I know that would be normal in an open car, but would it have been in a closed car?

Posted on: 7/9 12:26
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Re: Brake pulling issue
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Thanks for the response its appreciated, Ill try and address some points made here:
I believe shoes came from one vendor, and were replaced on both sides I will think that would mean the shoes have the same characteristics
These guys are an old car shop and arced the shoes as I understand it
Drums were turned
I'm not sure about the primary shoe position, and I suspect the springs were reused is there a vendor for those?

- To do check primary shoe pos and spring position correct??

I will cover these points with the mechanic in the morning and ask him to watch the video

Many thanks, I will post and update if and when we get to the bottom of this..

Posted on: 7/7 19:33
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Brake pulling issue
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I have a 56 coupe and it's with the mechanics now, they changed the shoes recently after doing that the car developed a problem, it pulls left after being driven for a short time. I took it back, they have tried,different shoes,hoses, bearings, turned drums, and rebuilt wheel cylinders, not sure what else might be wrong. The problem gets worse after driving the car, the shoes came off ebay. They are considering having a local brake line company reline the shoes. Any thoughts on what might be going on here?

Posted on: 7/7 10:08
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Re: What modell used this coil base?
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This is the coil on my '35 Eight, I found it online about a year ago. Packard attempted to make the cars more theft proof with the armored cable and a coil and base that prevented easily hot wiring the car by thieves. You need the coil with the ignition wire on the bottom to go with it. As far as I know this would have been on '35, '36 , and '37 seniors but I think '35 was the year it was introduced

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Posted on: 7/6 15:35
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1940 120 rear axel bearing service
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Questions for the experts
- Do the rear axels have to be pulled out if the car to inspect/repack the bearings?
- After the rear wheels are pulled what needs to undone to release the axels (assuming this is needed?)

Thanks

Posted on: 6/29 11:10
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1940 120 wiring harness makers
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I have a pal who has a 120 and is thinking of having the harness replaced, just wondering if anybody here has any recommendations for vendors or experiences with products good or bad that they could share. The only vendor I'm seeing is YnZ so I'd be interested in comments about them.

https://www.ynzyesterdaysparts.com/

Posted on: 6/23 8:02
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High speed rear end setup
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I bought a high speed gears set for my '35 and am looking to have the rear axle pulled apart and have it installed. I have had a local shop that specializes in this sort of work for trucks and 4x4s etc recommended. My question is this something most mechanics would be able to do or is there specialist knowledge neede to do it right, appreciate perspective from anyone that has done this..

Posted on: 6/22 14:53
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Re: Self adjusting brakes?
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Thanks, taking it back in tomorrow they wil have to sort it out

Posted on: 6/22 14:41
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