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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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Don;

With the ‘Tee’ bolt rotated 90° . . . I would suspect there’s an angle that the ‘tee’ will just slide through the slot on the frame. If it doesn’t then I bet the new one you’re about to make will.

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Posted on: Today 13:38
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Re: Column shift to floor shift conversion
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With respect to the recent sever migration and difficulties opening PDF files;

My experience is the file content is all there, as is the file name, but the extension has been changed from ‘PDF’ (Portable Document Format) to ‘PHP’ (Hypertext Preprocessor code), likely during the migration. Download the desired file and open with the ‘open with’ option. Select whichever PDF reader is available . . . likely an Adobe product. Thankfully the data is still there . . . at least for the files I’ve reopened.

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Posted on: Today 13:31
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Re: Brake lathe question
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When I was doing such things, I remember for both bearings all of the elements, that is, inner race, rolling elements, and cage, are removed as two independent assemblies. Both outer races are left installed in the hub. After turning the hub is thoroughly cleaned before the, now repacked, bearings are installed, followed by the seal.

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Posted on: 4/25 22:14
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Re: electric fuel pump psi and gph for 1952 200 deluxe w/327ci
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Mike52_200

I noticed the date of the first mention of percolation was the first week of April, or just about the first few days with afternoon temperatures above 90°F in the southern half of Arizona. You may have a situation of using winter blend fuel when the temperature is warm . . . not that 90°F is all that warm for those of us that live in Zona, but for winter fuel it would be. Given the few miles I drive my Packard, I’ve found myself driving during late in May (100+) with fuel I bought in February . . . normally my ’48 doesn’t like that, but my ’54 still runs OK. Do you have any idea when you last re-fueled the car?

Since the fall of last year, I’ve been adding the recommended amount of MMO for every re-fuel. Perhaps this summer I’ll have some results to report. As soon as I started doping the fuel, I noticed a trace of smoke while the engine warms-up . . . nothing after the engine is at operating temperature.

Perhaps we need a new thread, “Why my car doesn’t run in the summer”, especially for the Zona crowd where summer starts the first of April and runs until late October.

dp

Posted on: 4/8 16:06
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Re: Update on Packard plant
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The brevity of the statement, and lack of detail is completely on Corey Williams.

Seems to me if a circuit court judge is/was involved then where was likely litigation on the issue of ‘public nuisance’, and the defendant was likely Palazuelo & Arte Express Detroit et al. So the first round resulted in an order to demolish and clean-up some 30 parcels, perhaps contiguous, but that would be immaterial, as would the previous use of the land, and the clean-up activity shall start within 42 days from 31Mar22, and be completed within 90 days . . . and if you don’t comply we’ll do it for you. There’s likely an appeal process if Mr. Palazuelo would like to exercise it. Seems like a clock is ticking and it’s not the one on the now collapsed bridge.

As to the question of why Mr. Palazuelo’s property is any more or less derelict/eyesore than the City of Detroit’s portions. That question was not likely before the Judge this time, and would more than likely require a separate piece of litigation to bring that subject to the court’s attention. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting of the City of Detroit to being action against itself, but perhaps Mr. Palazuelo could bring suit against the city to resolve that issue. You could argue that demolition has been ‘on-going’ for the last 67 years . . . not so much the clean-up task.

A good ‘rule of thumb’ is to follow the money. That begs the question, “why now”, was it nothing more than the collapse of the bridge and the cycle time of the court system, or has a future tenant been identified? If Mr. Palazuelo lets the city pay for all of the work, isn’t that just another contest for Detroit to recoup the money
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The plant where I worked was to be cleaned-up and turned around for other purposes. Twenty seven years later that hasn’t happened. The buildings are being maintained by the Corps of Engineers, so other than empty they’re in good shape. A few small out-buildings have been demolished, but not the several main structures.

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Posted on: 4/6 16:12
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Update on Packard plant
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A judge has ordered the demolition of the deteriorating Packard auto plant in Detroit, finding that it had become a public nuisance.

Packard Plant Update

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Posted on: 4/6 12:16
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Kevin;

I’ve got a ’55 Chevy shop manual that has a few detailed photos of a generator rebuild. With respect to the question about the finish on the ‘end caps’, fan, and pulley . . . all of the photos indicate a low gloss black on those parts. The photos are surely a Delco unit, and I suspect independent of customer all of those units left the ‘generator factory’ with the same finish. All of the surfaces that come in contact with another component were unfinished allowing metal to metal contact . . . this is likely done for two reasons; 1.) Painted surface to painted surface will likely wear and the assembly loosen, 2.) Those interfaces are the means to complete the ground circuit and the paint would represent an insulation layer. That lack of paint includes the pads where the generator meets the bracketry. I’ve never seen the long thru bolts, or the oil cup painted.

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Posted on: 4/2 6:34
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Re: 54 Convertible Turn Signal Issues
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54ocmac;

The best I can do would be to explain what I found on my ’54 when the same sort of thing happened.

I had removed the instrument cluster just enough to replace all of the instrument bulbs, and while doing that the cluster fell a bit. At the time I didn’t notice, but one of the turn signal indicator wires had stopped the fall and the terminal became bent straighter than original. Again completely oblivious I reassembled, and the now straight terminal touched the reinforcement brace just behind the cluster providing an unexpected ground path. The result was craziness very much like what you described. By the way I put a couple of thicknesses of gorilla tape on the reinforcement bar . . . just in case.

HH56 advice of a potential ground is quite consistent with my experience. I would be on the look-out for unintentional grounds in the pilot circuits.

dp

Posted on: 3/31 10:07
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Re: Cloisonne
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PackardDon;
Thanks
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Posted on: 3/26 18:37
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Re: Cloisonne
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Not quite the same as the paint of the same name. Try this search for more information on the subject: Vitreous enamel - Wikipedia Lots of temperature is used to produce the final product [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitreous_enamel] I guess I need some training on how to copy a url, and paste it into a posting.

Posted on: 3/26 18:18
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