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Re: 1937 Super 8
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Winston Peterson is the new owner of the Super 8 drivetrain.

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Posted on: 12/31 0:27
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Re: 1937 Super 8
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Yes, it may well be scrap but before I throw it thought someone might be able to use something.
Updated numbers: crankcase 398573A; block 231454 with a cast date of 12/28/36; body 337965; vehicle 1016-562. I was not looking for a 'numbers matching' car, and after 85 years and unknown history, it may well be a 'mutt'!
I will help pull it, and no, outside tools are not welcome in the shop. We have an adequate supply of Snapon and Milwaukee.
Just saying - the price is right!
Thanks!

Posted on: 12/27 1:20
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FREE 1937 Super 8 Drivetrain
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Please see details in the Modification section under '1937 Super 8'

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Posted on: 12/22 20:12
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Re: 1937 Super 8
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I am going ahead with the repower using a Ford 351W, C6 trans, and 9" rear with 3.0 gears.

Therefore, FREE to a good home is the complete Super 8 drivetrain. The front is off the car; engine and trans are ready to be pulled. Location is Minneapolis.

A $1000 deposit, fully refundable when the parts leave, is required. Time is of the essence, I want the stuff gone.

Ed Boersma 763-586-0700 NO texts or Emails, calls ONLY!

Thanks!!!

Posted on: 12/22 20:07
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Re: 1937 Super 8
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Can't say if all the bearings are poured; only #8 cap was crumbled. There was quite a bit of the 'flange' material in the pan. I just figured that between the bearing problem and the leaking coolant the engine was going to be expensive.Perhaps the next owner will be up to the task!

Posted on: 12/4 21:13
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Re: 1937 Super 8
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Good point on the bearings. I was expecting to find inserts, but it definitely has babbitt bearings. The engine serial is 232009 according to the Registry entry by the previous owner. Is this a correct number for a '37 Super?

Posted on: 12/4 18:50
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Re: 1937 Super 8
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The Super Eight was delivered, and enjoyed for a couple of days.

About twenty miles into its first drive, the steel line in the external oil manifold sprung a leak and emptied the crankcase over the road. Took the car to my shop, removed the manifold, welded up a pin hole on the bottom of the line, and refilled 8 quarts of oil. Started and idled fine, good oil pressure, but had a definite knock under any load. Pulled the pan and #8 rod cap, and found the babbit material in the cap in 'crumbles'. I am told this indicates that oil got between the bearing and the cap because of a failed bearing restoration.

While we were under the car checking other rods and mains, antifreeze kept dripping from one of the cylinders. I was told by a local restoration shop that the Super 8 was a good engine, but that it had a reputation for cracked cylinders. Sleeves could be a fix, but machining technique was critical for success.

The engine was rebuilt 5-6 years ago, and according to the work order had 8 new pistons with rings, 6 re-manufactured rods, and 4 sleeves installed. That is not a misprint! According to the daughter of the (deceased) previous owner, the car had less than 20 miles since it was assembled.

I am convinced there was no malice on the sellers part, and that her father would have met the same fate with the car. It is what it is!

I bought the car to be a nice stock Sunday cruiser. It is a very good looking driver with original interior; it is not museum quality.

I do not have the time or money to invest in rebuilding the engine. I plan to replace the complete drivetrain with a V-8 (NON Chev..!), automatic trans, and rear end with highway gears. The conversion will be done such that it can be returned to original without a trace.

I had no intention to do this, but I need it up and running (within my budget) by next spring.

Thanks!

Posted on: 12/4 1:30
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1937 Super 8
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I'm getting a '37 Super 8 Club Sedan delivered tomorrow. It is a nicely restored/original that is all Packard.

I'm expecting that it will need some help in the gearing department to be a freeway cruiser.

I'm thinking of three options:

- Packard Overdrive transmission, modified for a cane shifter

- install a Packard center section (with better road gears) into the original housing

- install a complete Packard rear end (with better road gears)

I would appreciate opinions and suggestions on what parts can be used.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2022/10/31 22:12
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Re: Window weather strips
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I have a '39 110 sedan and it has no indication of having weatherstripping on the outside of the windows. I DID install some of the same material as used on the inside, in both cases using black pop rivets. Perhaps the original design used a 'lip' on the gasket that holds the glass into the bottom track. My glass was replaced so don't know for sure.

Posted on: 2015/6/29 22:08
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