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Need ‘40 super 8 generator over night
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Joe Santana
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On vacay in stone harbor NJ. Drove 4 hours last night. I need to replace generator and voltage regulator to get home. Help
If gene tarnashawnty , Steve babinsky , Dave czir, or Ralph Marano see this (please forgive spellings) pleasePM me. I will try to find phone numbers, but wanted to post this asap. KanterandMerritt do not have generator. I’m desperate.

Posted on: 8/11 8:32
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Re: Need ‘40 super 8 generator over night
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West Peterson
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If you charge your battery fully, you should be able to get home if you don't use your lights.

Also, you could stop in a battery store and pick up an extra battery just in case.

Posted on: 8/11 8:58
West Peterson
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1940 Packard 1808 w/Factory Air
1910 Ford Model T open-front delivery
1940 Lincoln Zephyr sedan
1947 Chrysler Town and Country sedan

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Re: Need ‘40 super 8 generator over night
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In 1996, my brother drove 1942 Packard 180 all the way from Minneapolis to Warren, Ohio, doing just that. He was traveling with another brother driving a 1941 Packard 180. They swapped batteries at every gas stop, 3-4 hours between stops.

It would be best to keep from using the starter at a minimum.

When you get home, get your generator rebuilt. Napa should have a regulator.

Posted on: 8/11 9:11
West Peterson
1930 Packard Speedster Eight Runabout (boattail)
1940 Packard 1808 w/Factory Air
1910 Ford Model T open-front delivery
1940 Lincoln Zephyr sedan
1947 Chrysler Town and Country sedan

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Re: Need ‘40 super 8 generator over night
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Thanks, West. The battery is brand new Napa7204 Group 2 6v. I thought it was normal for it to charge a bit when I started, but it charged for 2 hours and then went to complete discharge for the last 2 hours. The last hours I was driving in the dark, using my lights the way Ben Franklin advised to use venery, sparingly. I got behind someone with bright lights on the NJ Turnpike and used my parking lights so I had taillights, much of the way. I will leave early with a charged battery on Friday, if no one has a generator. Kanter has a VR so I’ll order that now to get it in time.
Advice much appreciated. I’m in Stone Harbor NJ. There are few places better than NJ to need car parts.

Posted on: 8/11 9:18
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Re: Need ‘40 super 8 generator over night
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Joe Santana
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My Sis is overnighting a VR to me. Would still feel better swapping out the generator.

Posted on: 8/11 9:43
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Re: Need ‘40 super 8 generator over night
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I don't think it makes any sense to put the VR on until you get the generator rebuilt.

Posted on: 8/11 10:03
West Peterson
1930 Packard Speedster Eight Runabout (boattail)
1940 Packard 1808 w/Factory Air
1910 Ford Model T open-front delivery
1940 Lincoln Zephyr sedan
1947 Chrysler Town and Country sedan

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=4307&forum=10

http://aaca.org/
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Re: Need ‘40 super 8 generator over night
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BDC
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@Joe Santana I just sent you a pm

Posted on: 8/11 10:10
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Re: Need ‘40 super 8 generator over night
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Joe Santana
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We got a 7204 battery at NAPA Iin Villas NJ.
The ammeter is stuck at discharge. The plugs got wet in the down pour so dried those with paper towel. 2 gal wasn’t enough to feed the lines, we think, so got 2 more gallons. Car starts and runs as long as gas poured in carb first.

Posted on: 8/11 14:08
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Re: Need ‘40 super 8 generator over night
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West Peterson
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Hoping that your fuel pump hasn't had a diaphragm failure. You don't want your oil to be diluted with gas.

Posted on: 8/11 15:06
West Peterson
1930 Packard Speedster Eight Runabout (boattail)
1940 Packard 1808 w/Factory Air
1910 Ford Model T open-front delivery
1940 Lincoln Zephyr sedan
1947 Chrysler Town and Country sedan

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=4307&forum=10

http://aaca.org/
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Re: Need ‘40 super 8 generator over night
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Joe Santana
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Got the car running. I had just drained the tank so low, it needed 4 gal to pump up to the carb.

Now charging the back-up battery.

Posted on: 8/11 18:25
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