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Re: Pull out cigar lighter (1928)
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John Wogec
Hi Gar,
Email me at wogec@yahoo.com. I will send you pics of how it goes together/comes apart.

Posted on: 8/24 16:57
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Re: Pull out cigar lighter (1928)
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Hi Gar,
PM me. I have had these CASCO lighters completely apart. There are a couple of parts that are tricky.
John Wogec

Posted on: 8/24 12:07
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Re: Pull out cigar lighter (1928)
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Hi Gar,
PM me. I have had these CASCO lighters completely apart. There are a couple of parts that are tricky.
John Wogec

Posted on: 8/24 12:07
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Re: Pull out cigar lighter (1928)
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The "pull type" cigar lighters have a spring steel coil inside which retracts the cord. As you pull the cord out of the lighter, a screw mechanism at the center of the coil moves a contact plate toward a live contact. When you pull the cord far enough, the points make contact, the circuit is complete and the element heats up. When the cord retracts the contact is broken and the heating element cools down.

Posted on: 8/23 11:39
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Re: Pull out cigar lighter (1928)
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John Wogec
The "pull type" cigar lighters have a spring steel coil inside which retracts the cord. As you pull the cord out of the lighter, a screw mechanism at the center of the coil moves a contact plate toward a live contact. When you pull the cord far enough, the points make contact, the circuit is complete and the element heats up. When the cord retracts the contact is broken and the heating element cools down.

Posted on: 8/23 11:39
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1929 Model 645 axle bearing assembly
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Hi all,
I am re-assembling the axle bearings on a 1929 model 645 and am finding a one-eighth inch gap between the final nut and the axle cotter pin. The axles on this car were disassembled many years ago. The best I can tell is that there is an outer seal missing or my grandfather replaced the bearings with one that was one eighth inch too narrow. Does anyone possibly have a photo of the correct sequence of bearings, nuts, washers and seals on this car? Many thanks!
John Wogec

Posted on: 7/8 18:13
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Re: 1928 Packard 526 Exhaust System
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Hi all,
I hope my initial review of Waldron's didn't sound too negative. The current owner bought the rights to the business when the original owner retired, so I'm sure there is a learning curve there. I'm thankful they are still in business, with the number of restorers and tradespeople retiring at the rate they are!

Also, the Waldron order form states that adjustments will have to be made. The language reads "your complete OEM style exhaust system is guaranteed to fit with some adjustments at your cost or effort during installation including pipe trimming, adding flat spots, bend angle adjustment, and opening ends".

I can't imagine something like this fitting perfectly unless it came from the factory or someone had the car sitting in front of them to work from. Overall, the folks at Waldron's did a decent job and offered a fair price.
John Wogec

Posted on: 4/26 11:36
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Re: 1928 Packard 526 Exhaust System
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I am making modifications to a complete Waldron system I bought a few months back for a 1929 model 645. What I discovered is that they use quality components (pipe and the muffler are good quality). However, their brackets and welds aren't accurate. The bracket that bolts to the bottom of the exhaust manifold was 1/2 inch plate steel on my original system. The one I received from Waldron was 5/16 inch plate. Also, the angle at which the bracket was welded was slightly off, so that the end pipe is almost two inches off from lining up with the muffler. If you order a Waldron system, tell them not to weld the exhaust manifold bracket to the front pipe. That way, when you get it, you can line it up correctly on the car, spot weld it, then take it to a local muffler guy to complete the weld. Also, the rear pipe was almost seven inches short after leaving the back of the muffler. I had to go buy a piece of piep and weld it on to the Waldron pipe. The last thing is that the muffler didn't have the four bolts welded on which allow it to hang on the frame. It was easy enough to go buy the bolts and weld them on each end of the muffler.

None of these things are huge issues. You just need to know that you are gonna have to make some modifications to the system when you get it. The silver lining is that they didn't gouge me on pricing. I got all three pieces (front pipe, muffler and rear pipe) for $625.

Posted on: 4/22 17:27
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Re: Recommendations for Tires
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John Wogec
You may want to try Coker Tire. I recently purchased a set of six tires for my 1929. They originally told me the same thing, but when I questioned them, they said it would be six months at the earliest and a year at the latest. Persistence pays off. Good luck!
John Wogec

Posted on: 3/1 17:17
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Re: Recommendations for Tires
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You may want to try Coker Tire. I recently purchased a set of six tires for my 1929. They originally told me the same thing, but when I questioned them, they said it would be six months at the earliest and a year at the latest. Persistence pays off. Good luck!
John Wogec

Posted on: 3/1 17:17
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