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by SSMcDonald
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Shows, Events & Judging
Topic: Side Curtains on eBay 4/29/2019
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Side Curtains on eBay 4/29/2019

I don’t think they are Packard, but I pass the info along
Steve McDonald
https://www.ebay.com/itm/392266168992?ul_noapp=true
by SSMcDonald
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: 343 (1927) RADIATOR LIFE EXTENTION
Replies: 0
Views: 211

343 (1927) RADIATOR LIFE EXTENTION

My 343-290 (1927) touring car radiator developed two weeping leaks. I went on the internet and then as suggested added a couple of tablespoons of pepper (coarse preferred). Thinking about my honeycomb radiator surviving, I went further. I bought a super glue that has a brush. After drying the affect...
by SSMcDonald
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: (1927) Increasing vibration and "Growl" at 41 MPH
Replies: 29
Views: 6934

Re: (1927) Increasing vibration and "Growl" at 41 MPH

1927 Packard 343-290: 12/21/2015 I am unable to eliminate the drive train problems continually experienced. Wheels balanced / 1st & 2nd gear not problematic. In third (high) gear: 1. At all speeds there is a singe knock every 360° of rotation in the rear wheels or differential. It increases as speed...
by SSMcDonald
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 27 Packard, Series 3, Speedometer Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: 27 Packard, Series 3, Speedometer Cable

I found a source in Wichita: http://antiquespeedometer.com Phil Knighton has a '26 Doctor's coupe 336. He has his Packard 740 for sale. He is a member of our club and old speedometers are his specialty
by SSMcDonald
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 27 Packard, Series 3, Speedometer Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 737

27 Packard, Series 3, Speedometer Cable

Speedometer Cable Problem: I have the housing from the transmission to the speedometer. 1. The innard cable is missing. 2. All hardware is complete at the transmission end including the slot adapter that fits into the transmission. 3. At the speedometer end, I am missing the slot adapter that goes i...
by SSMcDonald
Wed May 20, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: (1927) Increasing vibration and "Growl" at 41 MPH
Replies: 29
Views: 6934

Re: (1927) Increasing vibration and "Growl" at 41 MPH

I removed the drive shaft from the transmission. I put the car in third gear and accelerated the engine (to my guess) more than 41 MPH (were the car on the road). There was no roar or vibration. So the engine and transmission are out of the problem. The angle between the transmission flange and the ...
by SSMcDonald
Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: (1927) Increasing vibration and "Growl" at 41 MPH
Replies: 29
Views: 6934

Re: (1927) Increasing vibration and "Growl" at 41 MPH

Today I got back to my 27 Packard. Underneath, I checked the trueness of the driveshaft with a yardstick. The rotation was less than 1/8 inch offset movement, so I am satisfied that driveshaft is not the problem. The driveshaft is in correct phase. The pinion is solid now with new bearings. As the w...
by SSMcDonald
Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: (1927) Increasing vibration and "Growl" at 41 MPH
Replies: 29
Views: 6934

Re: (1927) Increasing vibration and "Growl" at 41 MPH

Here we are a year later. Let me detail what has transpired. Old friend Bill Warner told me to contact Wes Brown in Middleburg, FL. "Wes can fix anything." Bill was right; Wes rebuilt the differential and stopped the pinion movement. He showed me the ring gear (crown wheel) which had a section of pi...
by SSMcDonald
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: (1927) Increasing vibration and "Growl" at 41 MPH
Replies: 29
Views: 6934

Re: (1927) Increasing vibration and "Growl" at 41 MPH

Rereading Dave Czirr's response of January 17, I may have reached the point that the pinion and bearing need professional help from a source that needs to be recommended. I'm a novice about differentials and don't need to foul this repair up.
by SSMcDonald
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: (1927) Increasing vibration and "Growl" at 41 MPH
Replies: 29
Views: 6934

Re: (1927) Increasing vibration and "Growl" at 41 MPH

I am now into this differential problem as the final area for correcting the problem. I have eliminated everything except the differential, rear axles, & bearings as the source for the growl and vibration. My 343 is up on my frame lift with the rear wheels removed. Running In third gear, I noticed t...