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by Adam
Tue May 25, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: 1927 Sedan Six wake from hibernation.
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: 1927 Sedan Six wake from hibernation.

That is a nice looking car...
by Adam
Tue May 25, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1927 Packard single six, how to drive?
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: 1927 Packard single six, how to drive?

From a cold start, use full choke and crank the engine until it fires. Then reduce to half choke, and crank again and the engine will start. Easy! You can then close the choke very quickly and rely upon the hand throttle to keep it running until warm. You will need to double-declutch every gear shift!
by Adam
Tue May 25, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Engine stand

Hi I have never tried one of those double-ended stands, but it seems like a good idea. Ordinarily, I would be cautious of supporting such a long engine by the bell housing alone. That is a lot of weight to support that way. I tend to do the long engines on a bench, supported on wooden blocks, but re...
by Adam
Tue May 11, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Idler arm
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Idler arm

I bet these people could supply a bush to the dimensions.

https://www.polybush.co.uk/

or here:-

https://www.demon-tweeks.com/brand/polybush/

Adam..
by Adam
Wed May 05, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Packard Gear shift Knob
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Packard Gear shift Knob

Congratulations! That looks great.
by Adam
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 1956 11” brake drums
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: 1956 11” brake drums

If all else fails, you could try these people:-

https://www.brakedrum.co.uk/

I bet they could make some for you.
by Adam
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Checking Oil Level - 526/33
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Checking Oil Level - 526/33

Hello I have a 533 and like you, I have to get underneath and turn the petcock to see if oil runs out. I don`t mind that, it is part of the fun of running a 1920s car. In fact, I think the Model T was more sophisticated in that it had two petcocks, one for high and one for low level!! My 1928 Alfa R...
by Adam
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Plating
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Plating

I would love to see some images of your newly plated metalwork. I have a 533 and the plating (all nickel) has suffered the ravages of time. Perhaps you could post some pics here? or in the project blog section?

Thanks
Adam..
by Adam
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder
Replies: 15
Views: 625

Re: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder

Apologies for sounding like an absolute killjoy, but it is really important, if you do not know the history of the brake system, to overhaul the complete system and particularly the mastercylinder. The system does not have a tandem master cylinder, nor diagonal split system like modern cars, meaning...
by Adam
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: Adjusting Front Brakes on 1929 Model 633
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Adjusting Front Brakes on 1929 Model 633

You certainly seem to be on top of this. Might it be so simple as to require adjusting the shoes a little bit slacker, then bedding the linings in a bit before final readjustment? I cannot offer any reasons why that should be, but I would try it and see if the problem goes away.