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Re: 1929 closed car door handle escutcheon
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Hi Don,
They are brass, but thanks!
John

Posted on: 1/3 22:29
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1929 closed car door handle escutcheon
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Hi all,
Happy New Year! I am wondering if anyone has a couple of the window crank escutcheons pictured here that they are willing to part with. Thanks!
John Wogec

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Posted on: 1/3 14:24
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Gas tank repair
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Hi All,
any recommendations for a gas tank repair shop? A friend has a 1970's Ford with pinholes in the tank.

The same guy is looking to buy a late 20's/early 30's project car. Anybody? Thanks.

John Wogec
(916) 316-5561

Posted on: 12/30 14:11
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Re: 1929 Carburetor
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I have a model 645, 1929 Packard. It has the large 8 cylinder (385 cubic inch) engine. I worked with a guy named David Frear who makes the reproduction Packard Detroit Carburetor. I don't use that particular carburetor because I was lucky enough to find one of the early versions that fits the 385 cubic inch engine. As I understand, the version I have is rare because Packard only used it for a month or so before they switched to the later version. The later version that David makes is actually easier to use and restorers I have spoken to prefer it because it is easier to adjust. I can put you in touch with David if you want. I also have an original early version of the Packard carburetor for the smaller 1929, 8 cylinder car that I would be happy to part with, if that is what you are looking for. Send me a PM and I will give you David's contact information or send you pictures of the carburetor I have. Thanks and good luck.
John Wogec

Posted on: 12/10 15:31
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Re: Shutter-Opening Thermostat
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I am guessing there are folks all over the place that rebuild them. I recently had mine done by Scott Henningsen in Salinas California. He did a great job. PM me if you want contact information for Scott.
John Wogec

Posted on: 2021/10/18 23:39
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Re: 9th Series Front Shackle
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I recently renovated the Bijur system on a 6th series car and it had similar pins (beveled tip and all) about 3 inches long on both sides of the front axle. Like you, I'm not sure what purpose they served.
John Wogec

Posted on: 2021/10/10 12:22
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Re: 9th Series Front Shackle
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I recently renovated the Bijur system on a 6th series car and it had similar pins (beveled tip and all) about 3 inches long on both sides of the front axle. Like you, I'm not sure what purpose they served.
John Wogec

Posted on: 2021/10/10 12:22
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Re: A series of dumb questions about my
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On the model 645, the oil gauge is on the drivers side inside the engine compartment. Look down at the mud shield pan fastened to the bottom of the crankcase right behind the downdraft tube and oil filler. You should see a round gauge with demarcations for oil volume.

The door locks are exactly as described. There is a keyed lock on the front passenger side. All other locks are engaged by pushing forward on the door latch (as opposed to unlatching the door by pulling the vertical knob toward the rear of the car). It should click forward and lock the door.

I can't advise you on why it is loading up, but one expert tells me that once you get the double spring mechanism inside that little cone on the carburetor set, you can pretty much forget about it, but the settings on those springs are very precise. I only started mine once so far and I know my settings are off, so I'm of no help on that matter.

Posted on: 2021/9/20 19:52
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Re: 640 Battery
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You may want to have that starter examined by a pro. When I restored mine, it turns out that the coil wrappings had frayed so the whole thing was shorting out against the case. A guy in Sacramento went through it and replaced the wrappings and cleaned up the commutator. Works like a charm now, but there are lots of places they can short out, especially after 90 years.

Posted on: 2021/9/20 16:48
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Re: 640 Battery
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I just finished the restoration of the big model 645 straight 8 and used the Optima 6 volt car battery (Optima Batteries OPT8010-044 6V RedTop Starting Battery). It has 800 amps of cranking power and you don't have to worry about corrosion. It cranked those brand new piston rings like nobody's business, but it also cost just over $200. I know guys that use them exclusively and they last about 6 years. It's worth the money for me to not have to worry about the corrosion issue. You can get a really slick trickle charger on ***zon for about $30.00 that also works as a trickle charger for 12 volt batteries. (NOCO GENIUS1, 1-Amp Fully-Automatic Smart Charger, 6V and 12V Battery Charger, Battery Maintainer, Trickle Charger, and Battery Desulfator with Temperature Compensation). That setup has worked well for me

Posted on: 2021/9/18 17:21
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