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by Howard56
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1949 356 engine; racket/noise hydraulic lifters
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: 1949 356 engine; racket/noise hydraulic lifters

With the upper port being blocked oil flow to the tappets, lifters and timing chain has been cut off. The tappets and cam might get a bit of splash but doubt it was much so hard to say what kind of damage might have occurred to them or the other components. All you can do is restore oil flow and see...
by Howard56
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1949 356 engine; racket/noise hydraulic lifters
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: 1949 356 engine; racket/noise hydraulic lifters

There is no adjustment on hydraulic lifters. The lifters themselves can be removed without removing the cam but the head and valves will need to be removed beforehand. To remove the tappets which the lifters fit into the cam must be removed. As far as new lifters, last I heard new or repro lifters f...
by Howard56
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1935 120 Running Hot
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: 1935 120 Running Hot

Cooling checks such as making sure the radiator has good flow and the water distribution tube is intact would be a start. There could be a lot of sediment in the engine if you are seeing it in the coolant so maybe a flush would be in order. There is a thermostat in the outlet on top of the head and ...
by Howard56
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1951 brake lights
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: 1951 brake lights

The brake switch is threaded in a port in the brass junction block at the end of the master cylinder. It can be replaced with a Napa SL134 or a switch obtained from one of our vendors. You should be able to unscrew and replace easily but try to do the job reasonably quickly and be careful not to mov...
by Howard56
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Retro radio
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Retro radio

I believe the only complete "retro" radio available for Packards is 12v and only made for the 55-6 models. Several years ago one owner overseas found a US company that made one for 55-56. It was built to fit and as I recall even had a bezel made to match the dash opening. Only remember hearing of th...
by Howard56
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Electrical Diagram
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Electrical Diagram

140 ohms instead of 100 is probably off enough to skew the entire range of the gauge and have it read considerably low or not at all. A good possibility is just like in my sender the phenolic resistance wire support has warped and wiper has developed a poor contact with the resistance wiring enough ...
by Howard56
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Electrical Diagram
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Electrical Diagram

The extra switch looks like it can be activated if the clutch is depressed. If that is correct and you had a Studebaker or I believe some Nash models, I would almost guess it was a starter switch. To the best of my knowledge Packard never used a starter switch under the clutch pedal so it will be in...
by Howard56
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Electrical Diagram
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Electrical Diagram

The lack of a removable plate to access the sender is something others have questioned. Several of us have added an access hole in our postwar cars and as long as the sender is in a convenient spot in the prewar models and that spot in the trunk floor is accessible for cutting I would think it would...
by Howard56
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1956 packard super clipper
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: 1956 packard super clipper

The instructions for servicing the Monroe unit are in the 55-6 Service Manual, Suspension and Steering section 16, and starts on page 27. If you do not have a service manual the steering section can be downloaded from www.packardinfo.com The literature page will open the site and item 42 in the Serv...
by Howard56
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Electrical Diagram
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Electrical Diagram

If the terminals are oriented vertically, based on the drawing of a S-W gauge I would guess the bottom terminal is the battery. Usually illustrators try to provide an accurate pictorial diagram of connections. If terminals are oriented horizontally then based on this photo of a 41 gauge set I think ...