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by Howard56
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: Parking Brake
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Parking Brake

It is possible someone has really tightened the adjustment clevis on the front cable at the equalizer bar to the point there is no travel or adjustment remaining and the shoes are partially applied but there is also another more frequent issue to check. The emergency brake cables are steel which are...
by Howard56
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: early Packard Air Conditioning
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: early Packard Air Conditioning

If you are talking prewar AC, R 12 was the original refrigerant and should be what is in the system but with the buildup to and then during the war when Freon was not available the systems were filled with Methyl Chloride. No idea how volatile the Methyl Chloride might be compared to Freon or if it ...
by Howard56
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: antenna
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: antenna

This is a 47 dash but the same valve was used thru 50 so if your knob looks like the one in the first photo you have a vacuum operated antenna and the knob is push or pull. Vacuum is supplied from a tee near the wiper motor and goes thru a 3 or 4 hole rubber grommet on the left side of the cowl loca...
by Howard56
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 47 Packard 2106 Horn Ring Setup Question
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: 47 Packard 2106 Horn Ring Setup Question

One of the posters at packardinfo put this graphic of the 47 ring assy together. I added colors to denote which parts are at ground potential and touch each other (RED) and where the isolations are to ensure separations from the horn relay wire and contact plate (BLUE). The actual switch contact is ...
by Howard56
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1940 Super 8, model 160 1803
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: 1940 Super 8, model 160 1803

I am curious about the attachment too. I know the conventional bodies are of different construction in a lot of areas but did Packard do a radical change between conventional and Clipper bodies in that area too? On the Clipper bodies the windlace is attached to a combination of tack strip in some lo...
by Howard56
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1940 Super Eight 160 Model 1803
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: 1940 Super Eight 160 Model 1803

On the headlight switch, the knob and shaft are a one piece molded assy. Depending on the switch it is removed one of two ways. If the switch is the type that has the two extra screws holding the switch body to the mounting bracket assy as in the first photo those screws come off and the body is rot...
by Howard56
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 53 Caribbean door removal
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: 53 Caribbean door removal

If possible and to avoid a lot of hassle realigning the door the hinges would ideally come off from the body side leaving he strap side in the door bolted and intact. That is easier said than done sometimes because of rusty hinge screws in the kickpanel area. If you do try it be aware there may be a...
by Howard56
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1937 headlights opening
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: 1937 headlights opening

If what you are working with is similar to the illustration from the parts book I can think of a couple of possibilities. One is if the attachment is just like the drawing with threads directly in what I am calling a threaded receiving piece possibly the screw has vibrated or some kind of corrosion ...
by Howard56
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Part Sources & Interchanges
Topic: Plastic material on door pull- 1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Plastic material on door pull- 1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper

Stuart, I vaguely remember the wrap at one of the PI meets but I believe that stuff is long gone since it was not available at a followup meet I went to. Also cannot remember if it was solid plastic or the aquarium air hose Carol Mauck was telling someone about at that other meet. I do remember how ...
by Howard56
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 120
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: 1940 120

You are not the first by a longshot to say they have had issues with the "rebuilt" or repro coils -- whatever they are called. It is the old insulation on the wiring that breaks down and allows the winding layers to short together or even have a winding open up when heat causes them to expand that u...