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Re: Three speed transmission rebuild
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Craig Fox
I had hoped that the linkage was the problem. I have lubed attachment points, and greased the shaft that the linkage pivots on, but no improvement with coming out of gear. 2nd gear synchro is fairly weak. You have to double clutch to keep from grinding gears on downshift. There is no first gear synchro is that. Normal for this gear box? In second gear the shift lever wangles around when driving. When I lubed the linkage it got worse. The motor, transmission mounts look ok. Also there is a periodic noise that I think is the throw out bearing rattling. It comes and goes. So there are enough issues that I think pulling the transmission isn't a total waste of time. The shift linkage is very complex, but it looks ok to me. However I don't have anything to compare it to.

Posted on: 2016/4/26 10:11
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Three speed transmission rebuild
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1951 model 200 standard transmission has had issues like slipping out of second gear. I have purchased a gear set from Tucson Packard to change out from my box. I will also replace clutch plate, bearing, disc, and is there a pilot bush at the tip,of the shaft ? Anyway looking for any advice about the change out before to paint myself into a corner.

Thanks

Posted on: 2016/4/24 23:26
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Re: 1951 Model 200 transmission issue
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Well I found something interesting today about the shift linkage. I got under the car, and oiled every rod connection, and greased the shaft that the linkages pivot on. While Mary shifted the trans I watched the movement, and found that the inner bracket that holds the pivot shaft was loose. I tightened the two bolts that hold it, and it seems on the first test drive that it is not popping out to second gear now. The shift lever has a distinct wobble when driving in second gear now. I wonder if this is why the bracket loosened? Does anyone know where I might find a cover boot for the shift lever where it meets the down shaft at the steering wheel? There isn't one on the shifter now. I will further test the gears staying in place when set when I can take a longer drive.

Posted on: 2016/1/10 23:17
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Re: 1951 Model 200 transmission issue
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Thanks thats a good long list of things to check. Glad I didn't pull the seat and carpet up to find that I couldn't get there from here.

Posted on: 2015/12/3 0:38
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1951 Model 200 transmission issue
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Craig Fox
Well winter is here, and I am going to see about sorting out the 3 speed transmission. It has been jumping out of gear in second, and first. The second gear syncro is bad. It seems to have a rather short throw when sifting into first. I talked to the Packard guy at Tucsan Packard and he suggested that I inspect the linkage before I do anything. I have heard that there is an inspection panel on the floor above the transmission. In order to get to it it looks as though i will have to,remove the carpet, which looks like I will have to remove the front seat. I can't see this panel in either the manual, or part plate books. Is it there, and is it worth the effort to get to it? It might make better sense to just get under the car and watch as a friend shifts the gears? He said that he could supply a rebuilt transmission for about $400 plus shipping exchanged. That seems fair. Anyone with some imput? Thanks

Posted on: 2015/12/2 22:33
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Ignition switch position and oil/gen lights
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Craig Fox
I have a 1951 model 200 that I have been sorting out. I have driven about 500 miles since I have acquired her, and this is something new. When I first got her the ignition switch showed no lights on off, or accessory. The other day it showed oil and gen on on, gen on off, and gen on accessory. So I disconnected the battery overnight. The next day it was back to oil/gen on, on only again. I drove around a bit and now I get oil/gen on, on, and on accessory, but nothing on off. I suspect the ignition switch. Any ideas? Car starts and runs fine on the on position. Engine turned over on accessory, but doesn't start.

Posted on: 2015/9/6 14:13
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Re: Paper element air filter
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What year and model do you have. I have a 1951 model 200 with the mushroom style air filter canister directly on the Carter carburetors . I tried to fit a NAPA 6094 which I think is the same as the Wix 46094, it looked like it was going to make the air cleaner top hit the under side if the hood. I wonder if the people who have fitted the Wix as a replacement have those cross over type air cleaners with the filter not on the carb? I didn't want to slam the hood in place to really check the fit. Has anyone fitting this filter in the 51 type canister?

Posted on: 2015/9/6 13:48
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Re: Valve adjustment and tappet wrenches
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I have never seen them in person but they are a long thin wrench that you can fit onto the tappets with the engine running as you sit in the left wheel well. I see them for sale on eBay for $25/40 a set. Very few cars need valve adjustment any more. It is a bit of a lost art. I have never done a side valve motor Should be a challenge.

Posted on: 2015/8/22 18:23
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Re: Voltage regulator
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Craig Fox
Success! The 35 amp regulator is working with the 45 amp at 4000 rpm generator and Winifred's odd behavior seems to have gone away. When I got her she had so many obvious issues with the fuel system, that I ignored checking the electrics. Everything that I did made her run a little better until I hit the wall for improvement. The Packard pamphlet Scientific Diagnosis for trouble shooting is a very good guide. I learned a lot. Now she starts strong, and pulls hills with ease. Idles at around 600 rpm. The amp light comes on when idling for a bit, but goes out as soon as you drive off. So I will drive her around a bit, and if it looks good try a 100 mile trip. As always THANK YOU for your helpful imput. You can just drive around at anything from 20 mph on up in third now.

Posted on: 2015/8/13 21:01
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Re: Voltage regulator
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The O'Reilly shop has the output listed at 35'amps. This must be how they can list it for Packards from 47-54. I will test as per the Motors Manual that has a great section on them. I guess if you idle a lot at night you could have a battery charging issue. They warrant these for life, so if there is a problem bring it back with the box, and receipt. If I am. unhappy I will take it back and see how well their warranty really is. They are cheap, $62 out the door, and they had it overnight from their supply system. NAPA couldn't seem to get one anywhere.

Posted on: 2015/8/12 20:23
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