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by auto.nut
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1942 "160" Engine Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: 1942 "160" Engine Questions

Still need someone who knows the Packard straight eight engine very well. Since I may be chasing a tiger by the tail with rebuilding the carburetor etc, I am concerned however with low vacuum reading at idle etc. At idle around 375rpm I am getting less than 15"Hg and my vacuum gage states above the ...
by auto.nut
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1942 "160" Engine Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 264

1942 "160" Engine Questions

Been quite a while since I have been into a Packard engine. I am having carburetor problems. Engine dies when I try to give it a hard throttle. Rebuilt the carb and still the same problem. Checked everything. Replaced the points and check the timing. The timing was advanced to where the timing mark ...
by auto.nut
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1942 Packard 160 TUNE-UP
Replies: 2
Views: 288

1942 Packard 160 TUNE-UP

Where can I find decent tune up data for this Packard. Have been searching an cannot find too much. For instance for timing etc. Most car info will tell you to remove the vacuum from the distributor and check with a timing light at a certain idle speed. All I found thus far was nothing about removin...
by auto.nut
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 531S Carburetor
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: 531S Carburetor

Sorry Howard. Mine fits on a 1942 "160"
Lee
by auto.nut
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 531S Carburetor
Replies: 3
Views: 309

531S Carburetor

I have a 531S Carburetor that I have to rebuild. It would sure help if I had the Carter information on this carb. Does the club have any info on this carburetor in the archives or whatever? I looked but couldn't find anything. I have lots of Carter info but nothing this old. Also was wondering if an...
by auto.nut
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: '42 Packard 160 Carburetor
Replies: 0
Views: 198

'42 Packard 160 Carburetor

My auto has been setting for a while and now the carburetor is not working normally. Seems to be running very lean and does not want to continue running etc.. There is the standard 531 carb on it. I do have a spare 643S carb which fits the '48-60 senior Packards. I was wondering since I am going to ...
by auto.nut
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Electrical Diagram
Replies: 20
Views: 1758

Re: Electrical Diagram

What I am now looking at now, is my fuel sending unit which was not responding correctly. Got it out and really looks pretty good yet because I have had it apart about 2 years ago and cleaned it up at that point. Still looks the same. It measures Full 0 ohm & Empty approx 140 ohms. Now over time thi...
by auto.nut
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Electrical Diagram
Replies: 20
Views: 1758

Re: Electrical Diagram

It was originally a 48" wheelbase model 1591-2055 Invalid Sedan. I did not want an invalid sedan thus welded in the center post and got bench seats front & back along with jump seats. Thus it would be closer to a 2005 now. I will send you a picture as soon as I drop the fuel tank again to get the se...
by auto.nut
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Electrical Diagram
Replies: 20
Views: 1758

Re: Electrical Diagram

Well to keep troubleshooting my '42, The headlights were not working. When I tried to step on the foot dimmer switch it did nothing. Quit for the day. Next morning I went out again and noticed another foot switch closer to the outside side foot panel. Stepped on it and did get one headlight, But the...
by auto.nut
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Electrical Diagram
Replies: 20
Views: 1758

Re: Electrical Diagram

Howard my Packard just does not want to cooperate at all!! Everything worked before I thought. Plan on dropping the fuel tank tomorrow to hopefully remove the sending unit. But when checking other things, the horn didn't work. So I checked the wiring etc and voltage and all of a sudden they started ...