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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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kevinpackard
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Trunk looks great! That was time well spent. I need to do new weatherstripping on mine as well.

Posted on: 5/7 19:20
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Trunk renovation phase 2 is in progress. Pulled the trunk lid off today, treating the rust, and weatherstripping to follow.

I have new weatherstripping for the trunk. Of note, I originally got it from Max Merritt. Poking around on the Steele rubber website, they had another product listed that matched what I removed from my trunk, so I ordered that. (To be clear, both Max Merritt and Steele rubber state that the part number I originally purchased is a serviceable replacement and not a factory replacement.)

I was just going to omit the strip on the gutter side, but it covers some seams. So now I’m looking for 1/2” wide, 1/16” thick rubber strip. Striking out so far, so I’ll make some calls this week.

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Posted on: 5/15 22:07
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Found the gutter strip on MSC; should be here before this weekend.

Posted on: 5/16 22:00
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Been a busy few weeks. I did get the weatherstripping installed on the trunk. Unfortunately, when I washed the car, the interior of the trunk was wet. And the gutter strip (with self adhesive on the backside) also pulled up. So I’ll have to figure that out.

Did about a hundred mile loop today on old country highways. Car ran from 175-185 at 45-55 mph. A few brief jaunts at 65 or so. Oil pressure was good too. It’s been 965 miles since my in frame overhaul, so an oil change is in my near future.

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Posted on: 5/30 9:48
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... p?topic_id=16514&forum=10

1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Great to hear that it's running so well. And always fun to have the kids along. That's one of the things I enjoy most about driving my car is watching the kids enjoy it and make memories together.

Do you think it was a failure of the self-adhesive on the weatherstrip? I will need to do my trunk here shortly, and I'd like to avoid problems if possible.

-Kevin

Posted on: 5/31 17:17
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Kevin, not sure why I got water in the trunk. The weatherstripping on all the windows is original, so it may have come in through the back window, or maybe I don’t have the trunk situated just right.

The weatherstripping is glued to the trunk lid, no issues with adhesion. I also have a strip in the “trunk gutter” on the body side. 1/2” wide rubber, 1/16” thick. That strip is just held on with its own “sticky” on the backside. I suspect the water intrusion peeled it up. I’ll re-glue with 3M weatherstrip cement and I suspect it will be fine.

Posted on: 6/1 17:09
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... p?topic_id=16514&forum=10

1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Did you check the seal by closing it on a strip of paper, then slowly pulling out the paper to see if there is resistance? Do that all the way around and you should find the problem area.

Posted on: 6/1 20:09
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Don, I didn't do that, I'll give it a shot! Thanks!

Posted on: 6/2 17:57
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... p?topic_id=16514&forum=10

1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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About 1100 miles since the in-frame overhaul, and she's running smoother all the time. Very pleased. Thanks again to Ross for all the help summer of 2020!

I've been pushing to get out and do something each weekend in the car, just to get the engine warm, and because it's fun to drive! I also bought a plastic cup holder/center console that sits on the floor and makes for much easier driving than trying to shift while steering through a turn and not spill my coffee!

Last weekend, I actually drove out onto the local beach for the sunrise with my 10 yr old - his idea! Was a ball, and I didn't even get stuck driving off.

There has been a persistent clunk when taking off - thought it was u-joints, new u-joints didn't change it. New motor mount up front, again no change. Verified it's not the exhaust. It actually appears that it is the pinion shifting upon takeoff! So, once we get moved into our actual house down here in Florida at the end of the month (new construction woes), I plan on disassembling the rear suspension and systematically going through everything until I find the problem. It could be as simple as a bad leaf spring bushing, or as bad as a cracked leaf spring! Either way, I'll figure it out and make it right.

The other project upcoming is a front end alignment. Now that it's not running hot and I can actually drive it, I want to get the front end right. Caster and camber were both a little off, and I have the parts to fix both now.

I do need some advice on the order of those two projects. I was planning on trying to get the front end alignment done next week (found a shop where I can assist/oversee the work while the car is on the rack - great guys!). But it occurred that perhaps I should wait until the rear suspension is sorted. Any thoughts?

Oh - I did find a spot on my trunk weatherstripping where I can move a strip of paper side to side. Now how in the world do I fix that? Try and adjust the gutter a little bit? The trunk lid is tight and centered.

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Posted on: 6/12 20:14
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... p?topic_id=16514&forum=10

1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... &order=ASC&status=&mode=0
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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kevinpackard
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Beautiful scenery and pictures. And that's a great outing with your son.

Sorry I can't help much with the alignment issues. I just pretend that everything is good on mine because I don't have the guts yet to dive into rebuilding the front end.

-Kevin

Posted on: 6/13 11:00
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