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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Don B
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The evaporust was in for several days. During that time, I drove it a number of times and made sure it was up to temp for a least 30 minutes each time.

Posted on: 6/16 10:56
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Looks like you got a good amount of gunk out. My car also runs just under 180 most of the time, so I think you’re in good shape!

As far as the shifting goes, I’ve found if I’m in 3rd gear by the time I’m going 20, I can just leave it there until I have to come to a dead stop. I generally don’t even downshift to second, just come to a stop then put it in first when it’s time to take off. I’ve found if I’m rolling 5 mph or faster, I just leave it in 3rd and ease into the throttle! I do downshift to second if I’m slowing down on a downhill, and don’t want to ride the brakes too much. I also drained the transmission and refilled with GL-1 mineral oil (I got mine from Napa) and that made a huge difference in how my transmission shifted, and sounded.

Posted on: 6/16 11:24
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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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Thanks everyone. Based on the responses, my car is shifting just as it should. It does in fact go into 1st just as it should if I leave it in gear when I come to a complete stop. Shifting down though 2nd and then to 1st also works quite well.

In this case, the car was good. I just needed to learn to drive it correctly!

Posted on: 6/16 18:09
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Don B
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The next “project” for my car is new front coil springs. I’m just waiting for them to arrive. While I’m at it, I will also replace the lower support arm bushings and I want to replace the center steering crank bearing. It makes sense to do that at the same time as the springs.

Can someone tell me a modern part number for the center steering crank bearing? I’d like to have it on hand before we get started.

Posted on: 6/17 11:34
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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You’ll probably find wear on the shaft too so probably best to check one of the dealers for a kit. I recall for 1940 that the shaft was a bolt so when rebuilding mine, I made the bushings and replaced the bolt.

Posted on: 6/17 11:43
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Don B
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The bearing and pin appear to be sold separately, not as a kit. I can get the pin. I was just hoping to not spend $55 for the bearing. I’m guessing they are marking that up a bit.

Posted on: 6/17 11:52
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Ken_P
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Don, I used a NAPA 6203-FFA on my center steering link bearing. The post where I describe the work is linked here:

https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=16514&post_id=176163#forumpost176163

Posted on: 6/17 15:14
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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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Don B
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Thanks, Ken

Posted on: 6/17 18:20
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Don B
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I took the car for my first ever local Cruise Night and got Mom and Dad to go as well. I think Dad really enjoyed talking to people about the car. We had a lot of people interested and they loved Mom and Dad’s history with the car.

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Posted on: 6/21 20:45
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Ken_P
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That is awesome! I love everything about that. So glad you can share that with him!

Posted on: 6/22 9:36
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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