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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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Joe Santana
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SCREWUP: I needed to highlight this request:
REQUEST: If your dash has a similar set-up, I could sure use a picture of the hole with the ash tray removed. Maybe the piece is easy to make.
A photo like the middle picture above.
Thanks

Posted on: 6/1 15:50
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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BATTERY INSTALLATION
Both of my "Optima"batteries quit 16 months short of their guarantee.The 6v RedTop is tough to get. Optima says"Coming Soon."
Because. I just got in fromthe Calif last night at 2 am and have to leave tomorrow morning on a 3 hour drive to NJ,
I bought the highly recommended 7212 NAPA Commercial 6v battery recommended here for under the seat 1940 battery boxes.

Only problem is, I can't get it to fit. The frame cuts across the right forward corner.

Shall I cut a triangle out of the frame?

I would especially like to hear from someone who actually has a 7212 Commercial in a 1940 Super 8.

REAR WINDOW REGULATOR
While. I wait for a response, Ross Miller replaced the gear in my rear window regulator, so I'll try to install that. I had more replacement gears made.

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Posted on: 8/9 10:34
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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Joe Santana
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Window is in.

BATTERY INSTALL
I tried tipping toward the driver's side because there's more room there. I succeeded in popping off a cell cover and splashing a few drops of H2SO4. It's frustrating because it's so close.

No one with a NAPA Commercial 7212 6 volt?

Posted on: 8/9 12:36
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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PackardDon
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Is it possible that your car has the battery Optima tray? I’ve never seen one but know that they are quite different than the stock one.

Posted on: 8/9 12:45
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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Owen_Dyneto
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Yes, I use the NAPA 7212 battery. It's a Group 4 battery; I've not checked the specifications for your car but I was reasonably sure it called for a Group 2 battery which is a bit smaller.

Posted on: 8/9 12:49
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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Joe Santana
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Thanks, Dave. We’re going to Tractor Supply Co for one that fits. I’ll return the 7212. Maybe the optima replacement will get sorted out while I’m gone.

Posted on: 8/9 14:06
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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ELECTRICAL ISSUE UPDATE: As posted under the "Need Generator" thread, I made it, barely, to Stone Harbor and back. My generator does not generate.

Once again Moose Motors saved my bacon and came up with a rebuilt GEA-4802-A generator for my '40 Super 8.

I still think I have a short somewhere, so I am tracing continuity of relevant electrical component wiring using the installation guide from my harness prepared by Harnesses Unlimited. It really takes the guesswork out of which wire ends up where in order to test it. Trying to use the manual wiring diagram, even with a magnifying glass can be challenging.

Customer Service at Optima reported to the flackmaster that 6v Red Top batteries will probably be available again within a month, so I'll reinstall new ones when that happens.

In the meantime I have 3 6v acid batteries, two NAPA 7204 Group 2 and a DieHard to keep the car running if necessary before the generator arrives.

Posted on: 8/19 8:57
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