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by Howard56
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Oil Filter Lines
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Oil Filter Lines

With the lack of response I would imagine the optional filters on a 37 were not that common so not that many are familiar with them. In the accessory photo and on later engines I believe Packard always used steel lines on factory installed filters so with yours having hoses it is probably an afterma...
by Howard56
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Throw out bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Throw out bearing

Don't recall anyone mentioning one with the 288 but the late Craig Hendrickson was building up a 56 and had started installing one on a V8. Not sure how much he completed and not quite apples to apples since he was using a more modern trans but there is a lot of similarity in the clutch linkage setu...
by Howard56
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Testing an R11 Overdrive Relay
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Testing an R11 Overdrive Relay

Here is the factory R 11 relay configuration. In addition to the fuse contacts Tinman_70 mentioned, another thing to check is the condition of the internal contacts. Several have found them to be burned or oxidized to the point they are not able to carry enough current for the solenoid to pull in. U...
by Howard56
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Oil pan, drain pug.
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Oil pan, drain pug.

Here are pan torque specs from the 51-4 service manual. Any others you may need are in the specifications section of the manual. If you don't have a printed copy you can downloaded all or part from the literature section at www.packardinfo.com. I don't recall ever seeing a tightening sequence for an...
by Howard56
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Ignition Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Ignition Problems

The wiring diagram available from the wiring page on this site shows the battery is connected directly to the mechanical starter switch and then continues on to the starter. None of the current the starter requires goes thru the ammeter. You say the starter checks good but how about the starter swit...
by Howard56
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: New to Packard, need information please
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: New to Packard, need information please

I suggest you visit www.packardinfo.com. In the literature section under sales and dealer information you can download the 1941 fact book which will have information on differences between models and where there are differences, how the cars are equipped as standard from the factory. There are a few...
by Howard56
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: fuel pump insulators
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: fuel pump insulators

Parts list different length bolts depending on AC or Carter pump. AC is 1 3/4 long and Carter is 1 1/2. There should be the thick body gasket plus a fiber insulating washer and a metal flat washer on the front bolt. If the bolts are drilled for wires then nothing else should be needed on the front s...
by Howard56
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: fuel pump insulators
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: fuel pump insulators

If you want to make your own, several years ago I used easy to machine Garolite round tube from McMaster-Carr. Don't remember the dimension of the tube I bought though. Since then Max Merritt has apparently started providing a kit of the bushings and fiber washers so that would probably be the easie...
by Howard56
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Part Sources & Interchanges
Topic: 48 Packard front shock oil
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: 48 Packard front shock oil

Hydraulic Jack oil is one product that many use in the shocks and others suggest using motorcycle fork oil which is supposed to have better anti-foaming properties compared to the jack oil.
by Howard56
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 630
Views: 175493

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

I wound up needing to make a spacer to fit the bore on the fan and hub on my 356 engine to space the fan out 3/8 inch. Don't know if your hub is the same size but the readily available commercial spacers I could find have too small a bore and extension boss to fit the Packard fan. Also threw in a ph...