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by Tinman_70
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Series 22/23 Complete Heater System
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Series 22/23 Complete Heater System

I removed my heater from my '49 when I added AC. I put the complete heater system on ebay. Includes everything, core, blower, controls, ducts, hoses and all the hardware. Good condition, core had no coolant in it for 60 years! Item #143727067786
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by Tinman_70
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 645
Views: 198224

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Got the battery and starter situation resolved. The Ford starter solenoid threw me a curve. Unlike the original solenoid, it is activated by a ground from the starter switch rather than positive voltage. Once I figured that out and made a minor wiring change, the car starts fine. Corrected the horn ...
by Tinman_70
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1953 Caribbean Basket Case
Replies: 24
Views: 1988

Re: 1953 Caribbean Basket Case

Jerry,

Looking real good! Keep us posted!

I'd love to have a rotisserie!

Joe
by Tinman_70
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 645
Views: 198224

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

To paraphrase the Sopranos "Just when you think your project is complete, something pulls you back in!". I was out with one of my final test drives, everything was good until I pulled up to my shop gate, shut the car off to open the gate and when I went to re-start, nothing happened. I dragged the c...
by Tinman_70
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 645
Views: 198224

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Took the Packard out early this week with 95 degree heat and the AC on full blast. Ran fine, didn't overheat but ran warmer than I would like, about 200 (new gauge has numbers). Decided to go with Plan B, adding the mechanical fan back on the water pump. The problem was that with the single belt arr...
by Tinman_70
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: pre-purchase questions
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: pre-purchase questions

There is a '49 2-door listed on Craig's List that I saw on the Packard Info site. You can compare the description and price of this car to the one you are looking at to help you make a decision. From your description, this one seems to be in better shape. Good luck, Joe https://boston.craigslist.org...
by Tinman_70
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 645
Views: 198224

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

As usual, Howard's sharp eye caught how my horn switch had been haywired. I didn't know the difference from someone's earlier handiwork. Will be corrected!
by Tinman_70
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 645
Views: 198224

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Howard,

Because I have learned never to doubt you, I pulled it back apart to check the ground contacts. The diagram is not real clear. I swear that's how I assembled it before and I had a working horn!

Joe
by Tinman_70
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 645
Views: 198224

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

I had to remove the steering wheel to be able to work on the dash re-wiring. When I took it apart, I put all the many parts in a plastic bag and put it aside. I've put this back together several times, but it never fails that I have to stare at all the parts to try to figure out how it goes back tog...