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Re: Wade's Workshop
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Mal,

Thanks for the photo of the lower bell housing cover with felt strip. Seeing this reminded me that my '47 Custom Clipper is missing this part. Maybe someone reading this "message in a bottle" will have an extra they would be willing to sell me. I am posting the request here because yours is the best read blog on the site.

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Posted on: 2012/5/29 11:55
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Re: Wade's Workshop
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Wednesday 30th May 2012

Wade's not in until Friday so, after #2 granddaughter in the morning, down to the workshop to paint the 356 generator and starter in the afternoon. Well, that was the plan, didn't get quite that far. On arriving found that yesterday, after I left, Wade had removed another cover from the starter motor so there was that, screws, washers and nuts to clean for painting. Then, in rubbing down the parts removed previously, found some needed further cleaning on the wire wheel or in the blasting cabinet. But by the time I had them wired and strung up for painting the day had slipped away. Will return tomorrow, and then WILL paint the parts. And Noel tells me the starter and generator were checked or rebuilt by KenG, a former PACA member.

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JW wrote:Mal, Thanks for the photo of the lower bell housing cover with felt strip...my '47 Custom Clipper is missing this part. Maybe someone reading this "message in a bottle" will have an extra they would be willing to sell me. I am posting the request here because yours is the best read blog on the site...
John,

Hopefully someone will read of your plight and come to the rescue.

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Posted on: 2012/5/30 1:39
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Mal, even here in New Jersey we get to see a Morris badged as a Riley, RHD of course. And I even managed to get myself into the front seat and behind the wheel.

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Posted on: 2012/5/30 8:24
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Thursday 31st May 2012

After adding even more bolts and washers to those to be painted, spent a couple of hours painting 356 parts with POR 15. Then it was off to see Noel at Bankstown. Noel had received a pulley in the mail from Peter Packard and I was picking it up together with a head gasket for the 356 and some other bits and pieces. Only trouble was I picked up all the 356 bits, but not the pulley! Oh well, Noel will just have to bring it with him on Sunday's PACA run to the Tobruk Merino Sheep Station at Maroota.

Dave, your Morris Minor picture reminds me of a Morris Minor one of my sisters owned. Here cars are required to have an annual inspection. The first time she took it along, it wouldn't pass inspection. The floors had been filled with concrete because they were rusted through! After the concrete was removed, old floors cut out and new ones welded in it passed. And it went a h#// of a lot quicker afterwards!

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Posted on: 2012/5/31 1:25
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Friday 1st June 2012

After dismantling the latest windchime incarnation it was time to put the pieces back together. Part of this entailed selectively removing POR 15, just applied, so electrical connections requiring good grounds get them. Also running dies and taps through old nut and bolts for ease of assembly. Generator was easy, just the circular dust cover and a few mounting bolts and nuts. The starter was more complicated with covers to go back on and re-assembly of the engaging mechanism. Had to do that twice because the sliding "piston" wont slide in once the mechanism is bolted to the starter housing, found that out the hard way. But now all back together, all that remains is a bench test to ensure it is functioning.

Moved on to the block assembly, specifically at installing the sump(pan). But with the short block assembly sitting on the engine assembly bench, on blocks of wood, first needed to lay it on its side. Lifted it slightly with the engine crane, swung it slightly off centre then laid it down. Next was cleaning out all the sump bolt holes with a tap, lot easier to screw the bolts into clean threads and also cleaned the gasket surface. Wade meanwhile shortened 5 of the new sump bolts because some didn't run right through the flange. Bolted on the oil pickup which Wade had cleaned up earlier in the week. Then the sump gasket and here I had a shock, it was a one piece gasket! Furthermore I learned it was a MBN gasket. MBN? Yes, MBN = Made By Noel, and I must say a great job too. But before applying it the sump needed cleaning, again! Wade had already cleaned it but it had been sitting near where I had been cleaning the generator and starter and there was a coat of grit all over it! Once cleaned up Wade then applied beads of sealant to the sump, laid the MBN gasket on, then applied further beads of sealant to the top side of the MBN gasket. Next the sump was laid up to the bottom of the block and the bolts snugged up. The engine is still laying on it's side but has a real engine look now the sump is on.

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Posted on: 2012/6/1 1:02
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Fosters... it's Australian for beer.

Sump... it's Australian for oil pan.

Looking good!

Posted on: 2012/6/1 1:11
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015 Project blog / Registry
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And to make it even more confusing NO ONE in Australia drinks that rubbish!

Posted on: 2012/6/3 6:19
If at First You Don't Succeed - Skydiving is Not For You...
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Monday 4th June 2012

Didn't get to the workshop today, a number of family things conspired to prevent that happening.

Tomorrow Wade is taking the rest of the engine parts needed for Big Red's rebuild to Darren in Tamworth, about 420 kms north west. Then on Wednesday, in the Ute, Wade will be in convoy with Barry Smith in his '38 Twelve Club Sedan to the PACA Border Rally at Berri, about 1,300 kms south west. After the rally, which runs over the weekend of 8, 9 & 10 June, Wade is continuing on to Adelaide, a mere 240 kms south. Returning via Melbourne, 725 kms south east. Then finally home to Sydney, about 880 kms north. So Packard happenings will be pretty quite for the next two weeks until Wade returns.

But yesterday, at the PACA run to the Tobruk Sheep Station, Noel passed on the generator pulley forwarded to him by PeterPackard which is now at the workshop. Wade did tell me he was only pottered around today ensuring he had all the parts needed for Big Red's engine. So Noel, your 356 clutch will be attended to on Wade's return.

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Posted on: 2012/6/4 4:22
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Snapey wrote:
And to make it even more confusing NO ONE in Australia drinks that rubbish!


Touche! It's much the same here. Last night, I saw a German tourist drinking a Budweiser. I wanted to go, gently take it from her, and introduce her to the wonder that is American micro-brewing. It's all marketing- no one that actually likes beer drinks our swill beer (or Fosters for that matter!). Clever advertising slogan though- at least here in the states.

Posted on: 2012/6/5 2:00
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation. Project blog / Registry

1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015 Project blog / Registry
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Friday 8th June 2012

No workshop activity to report although I dropped in today and gave a bone to Misty, the shop dog. Was going to take a picture of her with it but she took off too quickly, so didn't worry about getting a shot of her backside! See Wade has tidied things up with the 356 sitting on wooden blocks on the floor and other parts on the back bench ready to be attached when required.

My main Packard activity this week was writing 3 articles for our Club magazine and finishing off 2 others. Articles covered last weekends and last months PACA runs, PeterPackard's Twelve, the Tamworth car show Wade went to and a short article following from last weekends run. Usually takes some time to gather information, string the words together, review, rewrite, have proofread(Wife Kath's task), fact check, resize and attach pictures, have others review(if necessary) and then send off to the magazine's editor. Even then, when I see it it in print a month or two later I always think it could have been done better.

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Posted on: 2012/6/8 1:42
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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