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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Here are some pics


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Did you have sealed beams as well and altered?

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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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No. Mine use the original non-sealed beam releflectors, that were then altered.

Yours appear to use a more modern sealed beam with an adapter mounting ring.

Posted on: 4/13 8:00
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Ran into some issues with the fitting on the sending unit so the gas tank install will be postponed again.

Shifted gears.
Installed the firewall insulator and heater.

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Put a new thermostat housing with a new gasket. Hopefully that will take care of that leak.

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I also noticed this when installing the heater. Is this an adjustable bolt that allows me to “turn off” the heater by stopping the flow of the anti freeze? I tried to nudge it but I think it is on there pretty good.
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Since these cars predate a heater switch, it was a manual deal where you turn it off in the summer. Otherwise the hot coolant give short circuit through the heater and back to waterpump. In the summer this can cause overheating.

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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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The heater shutoff valves Packard used over the years seemed to all have a twist handle to turn it off. Wonder if the original valve somehow got damaged. Perhaps someone tried to adapt something else or the bolt was used to plug or repair the broken valve. If you cannot get it to turn and shut the flow off new universal shutoff valves can be found at many parts stores. They don't have the angled outlet to raise the hose higher over the manifold though. The threaded end for port in head is 3/8 NPT and outlet would be for 5/8 hose. If you want to replace the valve you could also get a 3/8 male to 3/8 female adapter fitting to raise the valve another inch and better get hose above the manifold.

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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks for the info. Will look onto replacing this. Closing the heater doors helps but it gets a bit toasty in the summer. At least it’s a convertible!

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You might verify with Napa if this BK 6601418 item has the correct specs. Napa did not have this listing when I bought my valve several years ago. Specs says 3/8 with 5/8 hose and it does have an angled outlet.

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Your heater valve is exactly like mine. I don’t know that I agree that Packard only used valves with handles. Could be, just not sure. I believe heaters were often dealer installed, so It wouldn’t be unreasonable to have some variations.

That said, one with a handle would certainly be easier to deal with. I may replace mine with one with a handle.

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I don’t know that I agree that Packard only used valves with handles.

You are correct. I should not have said that as an absolute fact. I will say I have not seen the type with a bolt as shown in the photo in common use but agree dealers could have installed any number of variations. Very possibly there are more like yours and the photo and even some different still. Have even seen some with round knobs instead of the straight bar.

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My new running board pads from Metro were delivered. Contoured on the backside and the fit is nice.

I got this weldwood adhesive but not sure if this will work as it’s a spray and not a paste?

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It is the Landau Top & Trim HHR as described in the other post.

Any thoughts on spray vs a paste?

I am going to scuff up the back side of the pad before application.

Thoughts appreciated!

Posted on: 4/14 16:51
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