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Re: Well I Guess I am Now The Man To Ask???
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Thanks all for the welcome!!!

Posted on: 10/19 19:47
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Re: New Complete Wire Harness
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Thanks for the information.

I reached out to the suppliers listed above and the wire harness is $1600.00 so I am now considering building my own wire harness. This car is never going to be a concourse show car so an aftermarket wire harness is very interesting. I have wired up cars before so I am not intimidated by the project.

The need for larger gauge wire is a very good point.

Posted on: 10/19 19:39
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New Complete Wire Harness
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a vendor who makes a complete wire harness for the 22nd?

I presume there are a couple of vendors who make these complete wire harnesses and I am sure there is a vendor that is highly recommended and one to avoid (please PM me if you want to share the one to avoid)

For those who have bought a complete wire harness can you please share the goods and bads of the various products, what part of the car is difficult to access (under the dash) and what "gotchas" you discovered (easy to overlook or dont do this...).

The car has an electromatic clutch and overdrive. Is there any other "options" that I am not aware of that I should ensure is in the wiring harness kit?

Any advice would be most helpful!!!

Bill

Posted on: 10/16 13:07
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Well I Guess I am Now The Man To Ask???
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Hey there,

Some will remember that off and on throughout the last two decades I have helped my dad with his Packard 22nd

Nine years ago when he was 80 I installed power steering so that he could continue to drive his car and he was super happy with with the mod.

All along the way when I had questions...I asked the man who owns one...right here on this forum...and you guys have been a huge help!!! Very grateful for your experience and support.

Just last week my dad celebrated his 89th birthday and he said that he was not going to be driving his beloved Packard any longer so he gave it to me...

Kinda bitter sweet...as he said "it is the end of an era"

At least the car will continue to stay in the family and when I have questions I will continue to ask the man who owns one...and I guess people will now be looking at me when they ask...cauz I now own one!!!

Bill

Posted on: 10/16 13:00
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Re: Series 22nd Distributor Wires
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Figured it out!!!

The small wire with the two eyelets is the bonding wire from the vacuum pot bracket to the distributor body...

The metal mount of the vacuum pot bracket is bolted to the engine block and since the distributor body moves back and forth it is on a bearing and that would not be a reliable path to ground so it looks like this little wire is the path.

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Posted on: 7/15 14:14
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Series 22nd Distributor Wires
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OK...Im back in California and back at it on my dads Packard!!!

We got the Autolite distributor rebuilt. It is the unit that has the vacuum advance move the whole body of the distributor.

It came with a small external wire that has two eyelte ends on the wire. I do not remember where this wire goes.

The coil has two post (+) and (-)...strange that the service manual schematic does not specify the positive or negative of the coil.

The "17Y" wire from the ignition switch goes to the (+) side of the coil...

There is a very short lead that goes from the (-) post of the coil to the side of the distributor and that powers the capacitor of the coil and the points.

The overdrive has a wire and I believe this wire goes to the (-) side of the coil so that the ignition system is grounded and does not produce spark for the quick instance that the overdrive solenoid is moved to engage the overdrive.

OK...since the entire body of the distributor moves with the vacuum advance, the distributor body will need some kind of wire to electrically connect it to the block. I think that this is the small external wire that came back with the distributor...I presume one eyelet is connected to the vacuum advance pot mounting bracket but where is the other side supposed to go?

Thanks for the help!!!

Posted on: 7/15 13:52
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Re: Zero Oil Pressure 1948 Packard
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>You have oil pressure again...Do you now know what happened to cause the loss of oil pressure?

Nope...nada...

Perhaps the attempt after installing the replacement pump it did not prime...even though the impellors were packed with grease and oil. When we tested it we had all spark plugs off and we still had the oil pressure sender unit removed so there was an open hole so no oil squirting out lead me to believe something bad was going on down below...

Should have done what JWH suggested.

If someone has this issue after a new pump installation I would have someone squirt oil down the open oil pressure sender unit hole while I am using a flywheel tool to move the flywheel BACKWARDS and this should suck the oil backward down through the oil pump...about two flywheel turns backwards should do the trick. You would be able to see the open hole ingesting the oil if the pump is turning

Posted on: 5/26 13:36
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Re: Zero Oil Pressure 1948 Packard
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I wish Ross had a 24/7 phone in Packard Tech support line. Sadly we had already removed the oil pan when he posted and as expected he was correct.

For anyone who has this concern in the future...Here is a picture of the Float-O Screen as installed with the oil pan off and in the picture you can read the dipstick readings and the entire Float-O Screen and its pivot is installed below the level of the oil. This means that even if the cotter pin that connects the pipe to the screen fell out t=and if the pipe also fell out then the open end would still be under the oil level and you would never know the difference.

I removed a connecting rod cap and the bearing was in perfect condition (but mostly dry) so thankfully my dad did not do damage to the engine.

For anyone who wants to inspect their camshaft if the oil pan is removed then every cam lobe is perfectly visible and it was OK.

With the oil pickup tube removed I was able to squirt some oil into the oil pump intake port and then I would use my remote starter switch from under the car and tap the starter to move the crank and then squirt more oil into the pump...repeat. After about 1 pint of oil being shot into the oil pump I was confident it was completely primed and I reinstalled the oil pickup tube, Float-O Screen, and oil pan.

Since the internal parts were wiped dry from lack of oil pressure I was concerned about any more wear so to reduce this chance I temporarily overfilled the crankcase with 5 GALLONS of oil and that brought the oil level up to just below the dipstick hole and I used the starter motor to tap and tap the crank around because I wanted the crank throws and the connecting rod caps to get dipped into the oil and hopefully that oil would seep into the rod bearings. At first I was worried that the oil would splash out of the dipstick tube but after a couple of longish taps it did not occur so I just held the remote starter switch down and allowed the engine to crank over without the spark plugs installed it spun fairly fast and I wanted to do this so as to splash oil up onto the camshaft lobes.

By this time I was getting 30 PSI of oil pressure so I drained the oil and reserviced the oil to the usual 7 quarts oil level and reinstalled the spark plugs. I also installed Cam Guard as a protection from camshaft rusting.

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Posted on: 5/26 11:18
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Distributor Replacement...Tips Tricks Gotchas
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Hi All

We are in the thick of it this week...I will report back but good news we have oil pressure!!!

Tomorrow I need to R&R the distributor and I looked in all of the service manual and other information I have however I cannot seems to find a detailed R&R procedure.

Can someone please direct me to a good reference and/or give me some suggestions to make the process less painful???

THANKS!!!

Posted on: 5/25 21:35
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Generic Oil Pressure Sender???
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Is there a generic/ over the counter oil pressure sender unit available or do we have to buy a Packard 6V specific unit to work with the stock dashboard oil pressure gauge?

THANKS!!!

Posted on: 5/25 10:38
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