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by Howard56
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Fuses for 1947 Clipper 2112
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Fuses for 1947 Clipper 2112

The fuse may fix the glovebox light but there is a mercury switch that could be causing the no light problem. The mercury is in a small capsule located at the end of the bulb. When the door is down mercury rolls to one end to complete a connection but continuity can fail due to oxide deposits across...
by Howard56
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Fuses for 1947 Clipper 2112
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Fuses for 1947 Clipper 2112

If you need an owners manual you can buy a reprint here on this site or go to www.packardinfo.com and download one. The bulb data is in the manual but for some reason fuses were not included for the 46-7 21st series. Packard mostly used SFE type fuses which are size specific to the holders. Napa sti...
by Howard56
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Fog Light switch
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Fog Light switch

Those are both options and if the car was not delivered with the option there usually was no switch or cable supplied. I think you will find the chrome pulls are just fastened to a fixed stud like affair bolted in the hole where a switch would go and there is no switch or Bowden cable (Fresh Air) to...
by Howard56
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: New Packard owner with first of many questions
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: New Packard owner with first of many questions

Not only aftermarket installs. Aside from the occasional speaker or radio stud thru the dash, we have also seen some factory heater tubes with their much larger holes punched thru in some most inappropriate places. I don't think some dealer mechanics much cared where they placed something on the eng...
by Howard56
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Painted wood trim
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Painted wood trim

If you mean redoing the metal stampings that are made to look like wood, I believe the best automotive DIY woodgrain kit is made by GrainIt Technologies http://woodgraining.com. Their kit consists of embossed pattern plates of which there are numerous choices, instructions plus some items used durin...
by Howard56
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Speedometer/odometer
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Speedometer/odometer

I m not that familiar with the old speedos but most from at least the early 30s on seem to have some kind of sheet metal cover held by a couple of screws that will remove from the basic support or casting exposing the internal components. The speedo in my 47 was of the same construction as prewars a...
by Howard56
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Speedometer/odometer
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Speedometer/odometer

I believe the 27 speedometer has a very similar operation to later units although layout may be a bit different. If so the odometer wheels are directly driven via a mechanical drive. The usual method of driving the odometer is via a worm shaft and gear train. The same shaft the cable inserts into to...
by Howard56
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Diagrams
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Diagrams

Packard was not the best when it comes to providing detailed information on mechanical items. What there is will be found in the parts book and to some extent the photos in service manuals will provide a lot of info. Anything mechanics were continually having issues with were often detailed in Servi...
by Howard56
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1942 Packard 160 TUNE-UP
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: 1942 Packard 160 TUNE-UP

At www.packardinfo.com there is a thin reference publication probably made for the independent mechanic which is entitled 1942 Service, Repair and Tuneup Guide It has ign and timing specs. The 20th series model specs are also covered in the Serviceman's Training Book: Ignition Service . Those items ...
by Howard56
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: Brakes DRUM removal
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Brakes DRUM removal

One possibility is there is a problem in the hydraulic hose or tubing and fluid could not drain back out of the wheel cylinder. Opening the bleed screw or disconnecting the hose might help that situation. Other possibilities is the emergency brake cable has seized in the outer housing just before th...