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Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
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My thinking exactly Kev. Get a 5 gallon plastic gas can, set it down in the spare tire well and run the hose out through the drain hole in the bottom of the spare tire well.
Save money for sure.... LOL

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Posted on: 2016/2/21 21:31
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Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
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Well, I was thinking a gas can just for tinkering and getting the motor running. Long term, a new tank is required.

Posted on: 2016/2/21 21:40
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Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
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Picked up some acetone and a quart of AT fluid yesterday. I'll mix some up and add to the cylinders, see if that gets it turning over the next few weeks.
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Posted on: 2016/2/24 8:01
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Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
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Just make sure to drain in out before you try to spin the motor fully over.

Posted on: 2016/2/24 8:24
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Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
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Also, as a warning, when you first try to start it afterwards, do it outside. As she is going to smoke like you wouldn't believe until that penetrator is burned off. Tell the neighbors there is no need to call the fire dept!

Posted on: 2016/2/24 8:26
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Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
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I was able to go ahead and add the mixture this morning. The rain stopped and the sun came out. #8 must be at the top of it's stroke, because it didn't take much till it was coming out the plug hole.
I noticed the wire coming from the bottom of the steering column looks like some of the insulation has gone missing. Maybe something had chewed on it at some time. How hard is it to replace the wire down the column?

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Posted on: 2016/2/24 10:01
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Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
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not hard to replace the horn wire, but you do have to disassemble the horn button etc from the steering wheel. tape or solder a new length of wire to the bottom end and use the original wire to pull it through, then reinstall the horn button end of the wire (electrical connection for grounding the horn relay) to your new wire. I actually used the old horn button end and attach it to the new wire with connectors so I could remove it to remove the steering wheel, as I was on and off a couple times later. just insulate the connection so it doesn't ground and sound the horn when you don't intend that to happen. leave some extra at the bottom end so you can pull the whole shebang out a bit to disconnect your wire if/when you need to remove the steering wheel sometime.

Posted on: 2016/2/24 13:36
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Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
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Motor still didn't turn today. I should remove the radiator for easier access to turn it.

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Posted on: 2016/2/28 15:30
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Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
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Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since I tried to turn the motor over. But today I tried again. Still no movement. The #8 cylinder still has the mixture clear full to the plug. It would seem it should have leaked past the rings some by now? Anyway, I suck as much of that out as I could with a suction bulb and added "Blaster" to the cylinders. I also left my ratchet on the front bolt of the crankshaft and placed a bottle jack under the handle on it to keep a bit of pressure on the situation.....

John

Posted on: 2016/3/12 15:32
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Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
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I don't want to be the bearer of bad tidings, but I've seen a few engines so badly frozen up (usually water-to-rust in the cylinder) that with the head(s) and oil pan off, it took a sledge hammer and large drift to break the piston up in order to get it out. I sincerely hope that this not the case with your S-8.

Posted on: 2016/3/12 20:27
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