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1938 wire coming out of steering gear box
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Dancesr
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I did see a thread about headlight switch in the Steering box.. But this is a single wire going into the end of the steering box. Can some identify the purpose ?
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Posted on: 5/29 17:01
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Re: 1938 wire coming out of steering gear box
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That's the horn wire. It should lead to the horn relay.

Posted on: 5/29 17:27
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Re: 1938 wire coming out of steering gear box
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G'day Dancesr,
to PackardInfo.

I invite you to include your '38 Packard in PackardInfo's Packard Vehicle Registry.

Posted on: 5/29 17:58
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
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Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: 1938 wire coming out of steering gear box
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Thank you.. Interesting way of doing things back then

Posted on: 5/30 8:36
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Thanks for the invite, I'm interested in learning more about my car... It is missing the vin Plate/sticker, and the motor has been modernized. Only thing left is the Anti Theft # 486812. I did see where this # may indicate the year of the body.. assuming the "8" may mean 1938 ?

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Posted on: 5/30 8:52
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Re: 1938 wire coming out of steering gear box
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Thank you.. Interesting way of doing things back then

Even my mid-‘60s and later cars were done the exact same way! With the horn on a rotating wheel, it’s about the only way possible.

As for the anti-theft number, it has no meaning at all and virtually no documents exist that reference them.

Posted on: 5/30 11:56
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Dancesr, what model and year is your car?

Maybe Owen_Dyneto can check his records.

Posted on: 5/30 13:05
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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humanpotatohybrid wrote:Dancesr, what model and year is your car?.......

Title of the post says 1938 while the interior photo shows a car with a column shift ala '39. '38's were the last year with a floor shift, so a conundrum there. '38's also came with an ID decal in lieu of an ID plate and most of the decals have not survived the years.

Posted on: 5/30 15:31
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: 1938 wire coming out of steering gear box
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Theft-proof number 486812 would be a 1939 body. 1939 numbers ran from 468392 to 517170.

Posted on: 5/30 15:34
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Dancesr for including your Packard in the Registry.

Note O_D's comment concerning the Theft Proof Number which idicates your Packard is a 1939 and not a 1938. Your Registry entry is easily correctible if this is the case.

A very nice looking Packard with no outward signs of the 350/TH transplant.

Posted on: 5/30 15:52
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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