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1954 Packard clipper deluxe sedan. for SALE !!
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1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Touring Sedan.....for sale.
New fuel pump, rebuilt carb, points, plugs, wires, condenser, coil, battery, battery cables, starter solenoid, oil change, patial new interior. 327 straight 8, power steering and power brakes. I got the car two months ago from the original owner. Car ran when I bought it. Fuel pump went out halfway home. Replaced everything listed above, with help from many on this site. Car is in time. Turns over nice and fast but wont start. I give up. Asking $3500 obo. Please call for any questions or email me. Pics comming up soon.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 11:41
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Might I suggest one more thing before completely giving up. Might not help but won't cost anything more than a few minutes time.

Remove the plugs and clean and dry and check the gap on the electrodes. Make sure the gap is the recommended .023-028 and clean them so there is no oily film or condensed gas moisture that could be killing the spark. Sometimes when there is a lot of cranking and no action such as you have been experiencing the plugs can get completely fouled and the 6v spark just cannot jump the gap.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 12:15
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Ok. Will try that when it stops raining. It has new plugs, shouldnt be nasty, but it doesnt hurt to try. Thanks.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 12:18
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Definitely recheck the gap if you didn't before.. New plugs might have come with a modern typically .035 gap which is asking quite a bit from the 6v spark.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 12:32
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Here are some pictures..... John

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Posted on: 2015/11/2 13:47
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Looks like a pretty tidy ride!

Posted on: 2015/11/2 17:39
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Thanks for posting the pics for me John. I rechecked the plugs, they are clean and gapped correct. Also double checked fire with in line tester. Getting fire and getting gas. Somebody take this home please. I need a car that runs and this is my only car.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 18:34
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Not sure why the pictures turned out sideways..... They were right way around in the e-mail and on the computer when I downloaded them. But it does look like a clean looking car.
John

Posted on: 2015/11/2 18:41
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does it have an aftermarket wiring harness perhaps? is there a modern fuse block under the dash somewhere? I ask because I installed such a harness and one of the features is a coil "kill switch" on the fuse block, for anti-theft. With that switch OFF, no voltage to the coil and no spark.

just thinking out loud here, seems you've tried pretty much everything else. Only thing to do is try some of those things again, until you find the simple, obvious (in hindsight) item that is tripping you up.

Posted on: 2015/11/2 18:54
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One thing that stands out to me, is it turns over nice and fast. Not many 6 volt cars turn over fast. Do you happen to have a compression gauge to check compression in the cylinders?
John

Posted on: 2015/11/2 20:06
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