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by bobhattler
Sun May 27, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: packard 120 won't start
Replies: 27
Views: 6149

Re: packard 120 won't start

Pulled into the shop to check a minor problem, tried to pull into the bay, no power anywhere. Battery at 6.24 volts. Left the car overnight and my genius mechanic did something and repaired the wiring. Dave, it would appear that this was the problem all along. The car starts just like a new car. I d...
by bobhattler
Fri May 18, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: packard 120 won't start
Replies: 27
Views: 6149

Re: packard 120 won't start

Dave, replaced the negative cable and it appears to have solved the starting problem.
Thanks,
Bob
by bobhattler
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: packard 120 won't start
Replies: 27
Views: 6149

Re: packard 120 won't start

The engine heat heated the starter. You said a good rebuild for $200 here. Where's here?
Kanter has NOS about $400. That looks like a fair deal.
Thanks again
Bob
by bobhattler
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: packard 120 won't start
Replies: 27
Views: 6149

Re: packard 120 won't start

Dave, I got the Packard back with a new head gasket, and strange as it may seem it started on the first lick. Joy to the world. I took it on a 60 mph 15 mile run, stopped to fill up, and guess what, the starter turned very slow and no start. The only thing I noticed was that the starter was very hot...
by bobhattler
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Rough idle, ticking noise, Loss of coolant
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

Re: Rough idle, ticking noise, Loss of coolant

Just replaced the head gasket and the car starts quickly and runs smooth and powerful. I had the head tightened after 15 minutes running and cool down. I will have the same done 1000 miles later. The gasket was burned in two places. It was trying to run on 5 cylinders. Thanks Dave.

Bob
by bobhattler
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: battery failure 6 volt (+)
Replies: 15
Views: 3019

Re: battery failure 6 volt (+)

The grease is what is applied to battery to prevent corrosion. NAPA provides green and red felt pads and small packets of some type smear to prevent corrosion. Other than that I'm not aware if it does any good, but considering what happened to my last battery, I decided to go ahead blow 5 bucks on i...
by bobhattler
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Rough idle, ticking noise, Loss of coolant
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

Re: Rough idle, ticking noise, Loss of coolant

I believe the gasket has failed after engine was rebuilt on 2014/03/25 and miles 51276. Today's mileage 55760 or 4484 miles driven, not a good record. I'll order a gasket and hope that's all that's wrong.
BOB
by bobhattler
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: battery failure 6 volt (+)
Replies: 15
Views: 3019

Re: battery failure 6 volt (+)

Cleaned the connections, greased the posts installed new battery. Cranks quite well. This was a additional problem associated with my previous post regarding engine missing. I did a compression test and found #1 40d, 45w #2 0d #3 15d #4 45d #5 70d #6 50d, 70w #7 70d, 50w. I didn't do #8 as the probl...
by bobhattler
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: battery failure 6 volt (+)
Replies: 15
Views: 3019

Re: battery failure 6 volt (+)

Dave, Thanks as usual for your rapid response. I think I'll have my guys put a multimeter to the various connections to determine if the cables are the problem.
BOB
by bobhattler
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: battery failure 6 volt (+)
Replies: 15
Views: 3019

Re: battery failure 6 volt (+)

I have a daily driver and have no need for a cut off switch. I'll replace the weak ground cables and see if that solves the problem.
BOB