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by Adam
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: carbeurator problem
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: carbeurator problem

Following on from Tinman`s suggestion, also check that the fuel tank is well vented. If the breather has become blocked, it can cause fuel starvation under load.
Also, I would be suspicious of the ignition coil, from what you describe, unless you know it to be a good one.

Hope you get it sorted soon.
by Adam
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1931 Std 8 Flywheel Markings
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: 1931 Std 8 Flywheel Markings

Hi I actually do not know what the mark is for, so this is pure conjecture. But I wonder if it marks the position of the crank to help with fitting the timing chain, perhaps needed because the chain is tensioned by moving the dynamo (at least it is on my 1928 six). Judging by the relative positions ...
by Adam
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 630
Views: 175492

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Fascinating work, as ever. Please keep reporting.

Is the new fascia, in your photos, painted or covered in a vinyl like material?
by Adam
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1928 443 Phaeton Windshield Stanchion Removal
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: 1928 443 Phaeton Windshield Stanchion Removal

Some heat, from a blowtorch or oxy-acetelene welding torch would free it off. The corrosion seems to have swelled the set screw so that is it extremely tight in the bracket.
by Adam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1938 1600 Six - Hesitates when accelerating
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: 1938 1600 Six - Hesitates when accelerating

I think that your carburetor may have an accelerator pump at the bottom of the float bowl. It is worth checking that pump (a small piston connected to the throttle linkage) is working well and jetting fuel into the choke tube when you press the throttle. Also, make sure that the fuel tank, and the f...
by Adam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1929 Packard 626
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: 1929 Packard 626

What works for the Model A will work for the Packard too. A good idea to change the oil and check the coolant though. Does it still have the autovac to pull the petrol through? If so, that will need a careful clean and service. But you can run the engine just by filling the autovac with petrol and t...
by Adam
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1929 Packard 626
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: 1929 Packard 626

Hello and welcome to the Packard fold!! That is a lovely looking old motor. Please do keep it in unrestored condition, as much as is practical. It is a real piece of history. If the engine was rebuilt, and has been stored well it should be fine. You might need some new tyres though ! and perhaps a w...
by Adam
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Transmission re-builders
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Transmission re-builders

What area are you in? It might help with the recommendations.
by Adam
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 630
Views: 175492

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Hi Joe

Fascinating work as always. I love the look of the new gauges! It will be interesting to see how the A/C fitment works. Not that that is a high priority here. A good heater and demister might be more relevant!

I will be following your progress with great interest, please keep us posted.
by Adam
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Noisy Speedometer Cable
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Noisy Speedometer Cable

Or either of these companies could help:-

https://speedycables.com/

http://www.speedograph-richfield.com/

Might be worth an e-mail?