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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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that is a reproduction one, should work though. here is a link for one on ebay right now. another reporduction

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-9-Packar ... w-Escutcheon/153653675427

In looking again at it, just might be for 39?

Posted on: 2020/11/3 13:25
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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That doesn't even look correct for 1939.

Posted on: 2020/11/3 13:40
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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when I was a kid we'd just pull out the plugs, fill it with oil or diesel and turn it over so it got pressure. don't run it too long or it will toast the starter.

Posted on: 2020/11/9 19:14
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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Any opinions or experience on the necessity of installing the fuel pump heat shield on a 1940 Super Eight? I have one but installing it will make it really difficult to service the car's fuel pump.

Posted on: 8/4 11:17
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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The answer to my question regarding the use of fuel pump heat shields was found in the July 2021 issue of The Cormorant New Bulletin published by Packard Club. Jim Case wrote an excellent article on the mitigation of vapor lock. One way to help avoid vapor lock is keeping the heat away from the fuel pump! I will just have to deal with the shield in the way!

Posted on: 8/25 21:59
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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Ron Carpenter has been writing a series of articles on a 1940 Packard he is restoring in the Southern Wheels Magazine. For those not familiar with Southern Wheels Magazine it is a monthly car magazine full of old car part supplier ads along with some articles on repairing old cars and some reprinted technical articles. You can access the earlier Packard articles from Ron on-line at http://www.southernwheels.com/.
A subscription to Southern Wheels is a bargain at $12/year. It is a great resource to have if you are restoring old cars. Ron covers rebuilding the front end, fixing sheet metal, putting in a new coil that looks like the old one etc. Good stuff.

Posted on: 8/25 22:08
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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I believe the 40 had round bakelite escucions going around the chrome part you see. The 39's did not. I have a 40 super and a 39 12. But will check tomorrow just in case my getting too old mind is not working as it should, used to.
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The round escucions I made myself and think I still have the tooling. Did not like the plain tan stuff that was available at the time, plus from what I saw was a poor fit. I think I used delrin of a light color, turned the outside and inside, milled the half round hole, for the screw, then it becomes hazy, but got some brown clothing dye, and may have modified the color a bit to match the marbled steering wheel and dash. Got the dye boiling and stuck in the escutcheons and let the absorb some of the dye. Let it cool down a bit, then, I think, I used black laqueur or black ink, and a bit of a red to blotch the escutcheon. Let dry then a few coats of clear lacquer. Did this around twenty years ago so may have missed something, but you get the general idea. I still may have some of the original dyes if so will send along a picture of the brand.

Posted on: 8/26 0:42
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Re: 1940 super eight 160 series 1804 model 1362 138" Wheelbase: making it driveable
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The panhard bar

Posted on: 11/12 18:06
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