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by Neil Hourihan
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Packard clutch 356 engine.
Replies: 8
Views: 1492

Re: Packard clutch 356 engine.

Thanks,Dave and Adam.
I obtained the rebuilt disc and pressure plate from Merritt. I am just not sure whether to use them or return and have mine rebuilt. The disc I removed from the car is wrong for an overdrive transmission. I need to find out if rebuilders have the specs for the right one.

Neil
by Neil Hourihan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Packard clutch 356 engine.
Replies: 8
Views: 1492

Re: Packard clutch 356 engine.

OK it worked! The first photo is pp from my 41 160 coupe. I have never seen a pressure plate like this. It has 3 thin sheets of steel riveted to the outer stamped steel housing and the cast iron moveable disc that the springs hold against the clutch disc. I think the purpose is to eliminate the torq...
by Neil Hourihan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Packard clutch 356 engine.
Replies: 8
Views: 1492

Re: Packard clutch 356 engine.

I have a couple clutch-pressure plate questions. I have attached 2 photos i will try to post. if it works I will explain in next post.
by Neil Hourihan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 41 Super 8 clutch removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: 41 Super 8 clutch removal

Thanks for info! I tried again after lunch and managed to get small pieces of wood about 3/16" thick under the 3 levers. It's difficult to get leverage to compress the springs! But it was enough to remove clutch and pressure plate. Good idea about tying the nuts together,- I did loose a piece of woo...
by Neil Hourihan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 41 Super 8 clutch removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

41 Super 8 clutch removal

Does anyone have any tips for removing clutch assembly from bell housing on a 1941 super 8? Doesn't seem to have enough clearance to remove fork or disc/pressure plate assy. first.

Thanks, Neil
by Neil Hourihan
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Part Sources & Interchanges
Topic: oversize kingpins
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

Re: oversize kingpins

Dave, Shop manual says they were available. There is play in the fit between a new standard pin and the worn knuckle support. I can fit a piece of .002" shim fore and aft and .003" side to side at lower end of knuckle support bore. There is plenty of room in the thrust bearing, bronze bushings would...
by Neil Hourihan
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Part Sources & Interchanges
Topic: oversize kingpins
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

oversize kingpins

Does anyone know of a source for oversize kingpins for a 41 super 8? Standard size is 0.866" Diameter and 5 1/8" long. I need at least .005' and preferably .010" oversize
by Neil Hourihan
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 2763

Re: Is this possible?

Yes, motor # x106474
by Neil Hourihan
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 2763

Re: Is this possible?

Mine falls neatly between your fourth and fifth examples. I am amazed it took nine days to build and deliver this auto. Thank you for the info!
by Neil Hourihan
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 2763

Re: Is this possible?

By your numbers there is a range of 120,000 bodies, 150,000 engines.
It is my understanding that roughly 55,000 120's were made in model year 1937. At about 4500 per month it falls in first month range.