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by Adam
Wed May 11, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Need help setting my points in my 36 120B distributor
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Need help setting my points in my 36 120B distributor

There is a fair bit of info on synchronising the points, both on this forum and at Packard info. But as a rough set up to get you going, it should be possible to turn the engine to the correct point for firing on number 1 cylinder (a few degrees before TDC with No1 on compression) then set the conta...
by Adam
Thu May 05, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Overheating

Assuming that the car is in a good state of tune (ignition timing is correct, thermostat not stuck etc), then it is quite likely that the radiator core is partially blocked. It might be worth draining, removing hoses and checking for flow. Flushing is possible, otherwise a new core might be required...
by Adam
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: stalling
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: stalling

And a further thought. I think it might be worth checking the gap on the contact breaker points has not closed up. That would also give the problem that you describe.
by Adam
Wed Apr 27, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1928 Packard 526 engine oil
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: 1928 Packard 526 engine oil

I would say that your 20/50 would not cause any problems. I use a 20/50 'historic' (ie high zinc content) oil in my older engines. But you might also consider moving to a 15/40 next time around, which should be a bit easier flowing after a cold start. This is what I use:- https://www.withamgroup.co....
by Adam
Wed Apr 27, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: stalling
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: stalling

I would agree with all Dave`s remarks. Picking up on what you said, I don`t know how hilly KY is, but are you sure the ignition timing is correct? Being retarded would definitely reduce your 'pulling power', cause overheating and damage fuel economy. 10mpg, sounds like heavy fuel consumption to me. ...
by Adam
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1937 Super 8 acceleration problems
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: 1937 Super 8 acceleration problems

Excellent news!!

Hoping you have it out on the road soon.
by Adam
Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1937 Super 8 acceleration problems
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: 1937 Super 8 acceleration problems

Sounds like you have an air leak into the inlet manifold. Try disconnecting and plugging any ancillary units on the manifold, such as vacuum wipers, and vacuum advance, and then test. Otherwise, it might be worn bushes on the throttle butterfly spindle causing air to be drawn in that way. Do also ch...
by Adam
Thu Mar 31, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Does anyone sell U-joints for a 1929 model?
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Does anyone sell U-joints for a 1929 model?

Hello That all sounds interesting. As you say, removing leaves has given you more deflection on a bump, but also allowed the spring to ,wind-up, under drive and braking torque. Ideally, you need to reinstate the missing leaves, but correct the curvature of the spring. Well worth a try with replacing...
by Adam
Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Does anyone sell U-joints for a 1929 model?
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Does anyone sell U-joints for a 1929 model?

Where are you based?

My 1928 533 also needs a new rear UJ. When I get round to it, I will go to one of the UK specialists like these:-

https://www.propshaft-services.co.uk/Applications

http://parkinsonspropshafts.co.uk/veter ... -historic/
by Adam
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Exhaust Wrap
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Exhaust Wrap

Hi Richard

I would go with any of the products shown on this page of the Demon Tweeks site:-

https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/search/ ... st%20wrap/

I use DT for all kinds of racing stuff, excellent service.

Adam..