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by Tinman_70
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 639
Views: 185363

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Got the dash back in place and attached the hood release brackets and the AC unit to the lower dash. The AC control panel with vertical slide switches fit snugly where the radio block-off plate mounted. Just plain lucky with that! The center AC vent is mounted below the switches where the original h...
by Tinman_70
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 639
Views: 185363

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Finished the under hood work now it's work on the dash. The wiring is completed and the wires are laced up with plastic ties. With the AC and the new gauges and switches there is a lot more wire. Had to add an additional fuse panel to support the AC and electric wipers. Added the defroster duct work...
by Tinman_70
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 639
Views: 185363

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

All the under-hood work for the 12 volt conversion and AC addition to my '49 Club Sedan is completed. The engine is running fine and the AC is blowing cold. Just waiting for a replacement part before putting the dash back together, the front seat back in and steering wheel back on. Doesn't look too ...
by Tinman_70
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 639
Views: 185363

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

After sitting for almost a year while the car was completely re-wired to convert to 12V and add AC, I turned on the new electric fuel pump to prime the carb, turned the key and pressed the starter, the engine fired right to life. The new 12V Pertronix ignition system works great. All the gauges work...
by Tinman_70
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 639
Views: 185363

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

After quarantine and an extended vacation, I'm back working on the '49 Packard to complete the 12V conversion and AC addition. The wiring is completed and being tested. To test the fuel gauge, 15 gallons of non-ethanol gas was added to the tank. The gauge only showed half full. The tank is an 18 gal...
by Tinman_70
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Carter WGD Carburetor
Replies: 0
Views: 585

Carter WGD Carburetor

When I got my '49 Club Sedan, someone had haywired a manual choke on the carburetor. I bought a parts carb and salvaged most of the choke parts to convert it back to a heat-activated choke. But one part was missing, the "choke trip lever". The purpose of this part is to open the choke valve slightly...
by Tinman_70
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 639
Views: 185363

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

While the car is up in the air, the 6V electric fuel pump assembly is being replaced. My original setup was well thought out with a canister fuel filter, Carter 6V rotary vane fuel pump and a fuel regulator to keep the electric pump from over running the carburetor. Unfortunately, the setup failed t...
by Tinman_70
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 639
Views: 185363

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Dropped the gas tank to replace the fuel level sender to match the new 12V gauges. The gas tank has a drain plug in the bottom. Pulled the plug and drained about a half a tank of ethanol-free fuel in to a couple of new Home Depot buckets. Immediately used a battery powered fuel pump to pump it into ...
by Tinman_70
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 639
Views: 185363

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

All the 12 volt re-wiring has been completed and everything that can be tested without the car running has been tested and checks OK. The new light switch allows the parking lights to be on with the headlights. The amber parking lights give the car a distinct different look. The taillights are using...