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by Howard56
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1938 Packard
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: 1938 Packard

You don't mention a model but if for a 38 110-120, you might contact Max Merritt. Not sure if what he has is original or a replacement that fits but he does list arms for those models. Nothing listed for senior models. https://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~dyndetail~Z5Z5Z50000022b~Z5Z5Z5154...
by Howard56
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Carburetor or - and key starter possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Carburetor or - and key starter possible?

That does throw a new wrinkle. I was working under the impression it was a standard trans but if an Ultramatic, those years had the safety switch on the transmission so that involves a bit of extra thought because it will not be a simple paralleling. Not knowing what is in the car as far as stock wi...
by Howard56
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1949 Dome Light
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: 1949 Dome Light

The 50 dome light should be getting power directly from the accessory circuit breaker which is located on the back of the instrument cluster approximately in the middle and under the gauges. Since the breaker is fed directly off the ammeter there should be constant power thru the breaker and directl...
by Howard56
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Carburetor or - and key starter possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Carburetor or - and key starter possible?

You can use them both safely under most circumstances. The issue with that switch combination would be if by some fate the operator decided to pump the gas during a start using the ignition switch and the engine started. Before vacuum could disable the carb switch it was activated just after the ign...
by Howard56
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Carburetor or - and key starter possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Carburetor or - and key starter possible?

Th stock 54 Clipper would have had key start so if your car has pedal start then most likely someone found a reason for changing it back. 54 ignition switch failures and the fact that particular switch was a one year only item and possibly hard to find after Packard went away is a possibility. 49-53...
by Howard56
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Dash Plaque
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Dash Plaque

Can't tell you much about the plaque itself but KFI was a radio station started by Earle C Anthony in Los Angeles in the early 20s and was one of the first stations with regular or scheduled broadcasting. Anthony both owned and ran it in the early days and he also started and owned another station. ...
by Howard56
Tue May 25, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Engine stand

A lot of money for the Amazon stand unless you are like me and collect toys to use once or twice and then set aside. Packard used a conventional stand similar to what is used on V8 engines but supported the long straight eights from the side. Just about everything can be done with the engine on the ...
by Howard56
Sat May 22, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 1955 Engine into a 1956 Packard
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: 1955 Engine into a 1956 Packard

Engine will bolt right in and a polarity change will not be much of an issue. For appearance sake you might want to change the engine color from the 55 colors to the correct 56 Bronze block with Silver rocker covers as used in the Patrician. The 56 is already negative ground so if the 55 coil is use...
by Howard56
Wed May 19, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 48 Eight theft proof number location
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: 48 Eight theft proof number location

Could be in a couple of places. First place to look is on the block and depending on engine can be on either side of the distributor. Should be just below the head/block parting line and is usually on a smoothed pad but some have found it to be stamped in the rough casting. Depending on whether the ...
by Howard56
Sat May 15, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 39 Super 8 Instrument Panel Light Knob
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: 39 Super 8 Instrument Panel Light Knob

Like almost all of the plastic knobs such as window cranks etc, I believe the knobs are molded into serrations on the rod ends when the assemblies are made so are effectively one piece. IIRC, one poster said a metal knob would unscrew but I don't remember anyone ever confirming that to be true. If y...