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by Howard56
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Shell on a 1937 dashboard
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Shell on a 1937 dashboard

It is the optional defroster.
by Howard56
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Why is there Water Under My 56 Caribbean Convertible
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Why is there Water Under My 56 Caribbean Convertible

If you are absolutely sure there is no antifreeze in the liquid then not the cause but another frequent and hard to find leak is at the heater control valve. When the rubber seal around the thermostatic valve stem fails coolant can run down behind the dash pad and under the carpet to pool in a depre...
by Howard56
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 120
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: 1940 120

I don't recall ever reading ohm specs for the coils. If someone has an old Autolite or Delco catalog possibly they would be included with the descriptions but otherwise Packard used a tester with only bad or good as the choices on the readout dial. The instructions to their mechanics was replace the...
by Howard56
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Clock
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: 1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Clock

There are no schematics of the components inside the clock. From the terminal on the outside, all the inside electrical consists of is a set of contacts and a coil of wire which forms an electromagnet. Here is a bit from the factory diagram. Wire 35 is the power in which comes from the aux voltage s...
by Howard56
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Dash Indicator Lights in Speedometer 47 Packard Custom Super Clipper
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Dash Indicator Lights in Speedometer 47 Packard Custom Super Clipper

A green light (or on some cars, an amber light) between the 6 & 7 would be the signal that indicates the R9 governor is at cut in speed and the solenoid is energized and ready to engage OD. When it lights the operator lifts his foot off the accelerator and the internal OD mechanism lines up so the s...
by Howard56
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 1956 Parking Brake Dash light
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: 1956 Parking Brake Dash light

Probably not. I suspect you are going to find your rheostat section is dirty and corroded to the point there is not enough current available to light the dash bulbs. I can see some traces of green corrosion on the courtesy light terminal and suspect once you pull the switch and check down around the...
by Howard56
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 1956 Parking Brake Dash light
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: 1956 Parking Brake Dash light

The double terminal in the center of the ceramic is dash lights. On a 55-6 there is only one of the terminals used because the Ultramatic quadrant is part of the dash lights. The same basic switch was used 51-4 and on those models one of the double terminals was dash lights and the other was for the...
by Howard56
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 1956 Parking Brake Dash light
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: 1956 Parking Brake Dash light

The tan wire pulled out of the small inline connector which is part of the tan jumper on the courtesy light terminal.
by Howard56
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 1956 Parking Brake Dash light
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: 1956 Parking Brake Dash light

The light green wire that is part of the TL in the engine compt starts at the brake light switch and goes into the loom where it travels inside to the on/off switch under the dash. Out of the switch and thru an inline connector where I believe it goes into another loom and down to the TL control swi...