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by Howard56
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 Cavalier weather stripping
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: 53 Cavalier weather stripping

The wiper vacuum line starts at a fitting on the intake manifold below the carb. If the car has power brakes its hose and check valve also starts there. For the wipers, a 1/4" steel tubing goes downward and bends forward behind the exhaust pipe and ends near the fuel pump. I believe by 53 it has a s...
by Howard56
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Radiator Re-Core
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Radiator Re-Core

Flackmasters price is more what is expected out on the west coast too. There is at least one place that will also make a new aluminum radiator for about half the quoted price. A few people have used their 37 product and seem to be satisfied. I believe they are also the firm that just did a custom ra...
by Howard56
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 Cavalier weather stripping
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: 53 Cavalier weather stripping

Go to Steele's website and if the following link does not work put your car information in the search fields. https://www.steelerubber.com/search?year=1953&make=packard&model=300&style=4-door-sedan On the page that comes up for a 53 300 4 door sedan there are some door weatherstrip packages. Click o...
by Howard56
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1947 packard super clipper 8
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: 1947 packard super clipper 8

A photo would be helpful to see the cable and exactly what area you are referring to. If you mean a wire rope type cable most cars only have the emergency brake cables. On cars with the EC option, there is a short length of wire rope which is attached to a rod extending out of the EC power cylinder,...
by Howard56
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1947 packard super clipper 8
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: 1947 packard super clipper 8

One more thing to check for the reverse issue is the gearshift linkage at the bottom of the shift tube that are located next to the steering column and box. The two levers are the ones first operated by the driver as he moves the shift lever and need to be able to freely rotate independently on the ...
by Howard56
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: wiring

A photo would help but it doesn't sound stock. The 3 spring like pieces could be wire resistance elements -- possibly to lower the 12 volts back down to 6v for a component that did not have a 12v equivalent. Another possibility if there is some sign there might have been a trailer hitch and the wiri...
by Howard56
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1947 packard super clipper 8
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: 1947 packard super clipper 8

The EC switch should be in the center cluster of switches and is usually on the left side -- but that location is not a given. Depending on how fully the car was optioned there could be another switch on the left and the EC could be on the right. For the 46-47 21st series models it is labeled ELECTR...
by Howard56
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1947 packard super clipper 8
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: 1947 packard super clipper 8

Sure. It was an option and even on cars so equipped and still functional there is an on/off switch on the dash. Turn the EC off and the car acted like an ordinary car without the option if the driver did not like the automatic action or want to use it in a certain situation. Another driver might lik...
by Howard56
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1947 packard super clipper 8
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: 1947 packard super clipper 8

The first photo appears to be the solenoid that controls vacuum flow into the optional postwar version of the Electromatic clutch control valve which is the item pictured in the second and third photos. The Electromatic provided automatic engagement and disengagement of the clutch and could be somew...
by Howard56
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Rear jumper seats for Packard 6
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Rear jumper seats for Packard 6

Check out Lavine's Classic Car Reproductions for the radio buttons. https://classiccarreproductions.com/pro ... omponents/ They have reproduced some buttons but not sure if their repros are the ones that are needed for your radio.