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by Adam
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1929 626/633 Classic Car Rally Prep Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: 1929 626/633 Classic Car Rally Prep Recommendations

Hello and welcome to the forum! Wow, that sounds exciting. I have admired the long distance rallies for some time, but they are out of my league in both time commitment and price. So I have no experience of doing them, but I do own a 533 six, so I am familiar with the cars. I also actively compete (...
by Adam
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Ethanol-Free Fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Ethanol-Free Fuel

I am told (but have never checked) that aviation petrol (AVGAS) has no ethanol. So if you live near a private aerodrome.....

I think it is something like 100 octane too.
by Adam
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: RENEWAL
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: RENEWAL

Living in the UK, we are subject to the EU law in the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). This has put a stop to all club membership and roster listings, whether printed or electronic because they are 'sensitive data'. The three UK car clubs that I belong to have all stopped producing such l...
by Adam
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: PackardClub.org Traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: PackardClub.org Traffic

Well I will definitely be following your posts on the 49, Joe.

Thanks for keeping up the coverage.

Adam..
by Adam
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Transmission oil viscosity
Replies: 14
Views: 4759

Re: Transmission oil viscosity

That should be fine, being a GL4. But best to check that it is safe with 'yellow metal' (bronze, brass, etc).

I have used this one before in 1930s cars. It is from my local supplier. https://www.withamgroup.co.uk/shop/clas ... -ep85w140/

Adam..
by Adam
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Mechanic or Shop Recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 386

Re: Mechanic or Shop Recommendation

Hi Randy Sorry to hear about your predicament. Very frustrating. Perhaps the experts on this forum can help provide a few suggestions for your friend to follow up with, if he is willing? Since it ran ok before, we can assume that the valve timing is correct. I assume then that the points are set cor...
by Adam
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Mechanic or Shop Recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 386

Re: Mechanic or Shop Recommendation

There is nothing very specialized about the engineering in a car of the era of yours. Any competent mechanic should be able to run through everything and get it going. The trick is in finding one! Is there not a local old style garage near you who can help? If you have had the head off, but no more ...
by Adam
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Newbie needs help with part numbers to sell parts
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Newbie needs help with part numbers to sell parts

As an alternative, if you just want to get rid of the parts, is to offer them to the various parts vendors, who might make you an offer to take them as a single lot.

Just a thought.
by Adam
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Oil Bath Filter mount
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: Oil Bath Filter mount

Of course it wasn't an easy install! The mounting bracket doesn't seem to remotely fit despite being sent as the correct one for the bath filter type. The angles of it seem all wrong and when held up against the side of the engine by the mounting bolt it would never hold the actual bath straight (i...
by Adam
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: MA Safety Inspection
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: MA Safety Inspection

Is there are tester`s manual available? That should tell you the items that are in the test and the failure criteria.

Vehicles here older than 40 years are no longer subject to annual roadworthiness testing (unless voluntary), but the MOT testers manual is available for anyone to read.