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by jacko
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Fire truck ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1820

Re: Fire truck ID

Response to comment that doors would not have been put on a firetruck back in the day because it would have impeded ingress and egress to the drivers compartment of the fire truck. While this makes good sense, please note that the Packard Proving Ground firetruck did indeed have doors on the drivers...
by jacko
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Shows, Events & Judging
Topic: Judging Changes
Replies: 19
Views: 3916

Re: Judging Changes

I agree with Dave Czirr that we should only judge "authentic" Packards. A Packard retrofitted with modern parts like radial tires are just that--non-authentic Packards. As a two Packard car owner and driver, a 1940 and 1933, I want to experience the same sounds, smells, vibrations, sights, and perfo...
by jacko
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Original Equipment Steering Wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Original Equipment Steering Wheel

I have a 1940 model 110, 1800 series opera coupe. Can anyone tell me if the car came equipped with a banjo style steering wheel? Perhaps it was an option since mine has one. If it came from the factory with the banjo, then OK, but if not, then I will replace it with the original equipment wheel. Tha...
by jacko
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1940 120 shuts off after hi speed run
Replies: 65
Views: 19838

Re: 1940 120 shuts off after hi speed run

My 1940 110 (6 cyl) used to have the same problem. I was lucky in that simply raising the idle speed solved almost the entire problem. However, after a long run on an empty highway for over an hour and then stopping for a traffic light, the engine died after pulling away from the light ---I got away...
by jacko
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Fuel tank Vent
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: Fuel tank Vent

Gary, I have the same Packard and I have had my tank down and had it ReNu'ed and I don't remember ever seeing what you describe. My 1940 110 does not a have a fuel filler vent relief tube in it. I would seal up that hole. Perhaps someone replaced the stock tank with a newer one that had a vent relie...
by jacko
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Oil pan removal 1921 twin six
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Oil pan removal 1921 twin six

Bill, Thank you so much for the critical piece of information that will allow me to drop the oil pan. For those of you following this stream, on the right side of the oil pan remove the small cast aluminum cover plate, remove the oil strainer, there is a bolt with a female recess at the bottom of th...
by jacko
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Oil pan removal 1921 twin six
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Oil pan removal 1921 twin six

Dave, Thanks. This 1921 has water in the oil and wanted to see if the crossflow brass tube (this tube runs through the engine just above the oil pan) feeding cooling water from the water pump on the right side of the engine to the left bank has a hole in it. If not, then the problem may only be a le...
by jacko
Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Fuel Tank Color
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Fuel Tank Color

The original fuel tank on my 1940 110 was not painted. The coating was the plating from the original tank supplier to Packard.
by jacko
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Oil pan removal 1921 twin six
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Oil pan removal 1921 twin six

Removed all nuts from perimeter of 1921 twin six oil pan and the larger bolts from bell housing interface but pan will not drop. Seems as if there is something keeping it from dropping near the center of the pan. Need help.

Thanks, Bob Jacko
by jacko
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Shows, Events & Judging
Topic: 2013 Lincoln Highway Tour, NYC to SF
Replies: 6
Views: 2292

Re: 2013 Lincoln Highway Tour, NYC to SF

Dave, Thanks for posting this and thanks also to 41Packard for taking the time to record his trip. I thoroughly enjoyed the reading.

Bob Jacko