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by Tinman_70
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 605
Views: 169844

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Howard,

I have the photos of Ross' setup mounted on the head studs over the manifolds. Looked like there would be interference with the horn and heater hose outlet on the water pump. My biggest concern with the single wide belt setup is the degrees of belt contact will all the pulleys.
by Tinman_70
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 605
Views: 169844

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

I bought another batch of Vintage Air AC parts to continue with the project. Got the compressor mounting brackets, the fluid bulkhead where the refrigerant and heater lines will pass through the firewall and the dryer and binary safety switch which will shut down the compressor if low or high pressu...
by Tinman_70
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 2365 club sedan
Replies: 14
Views: 218

Re: 2365 club sedan

Jay,

The taillight bulbs and socket pop out from inside the trunk. Nice progress on your project!

Joe
by Tinman_70
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 605
Views: 169844

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Finally finished making the brackets to attach the fan to the condenser and the condenser to the body. None of the brackets provided would work so all had to be made. Had to remove the grille support brackets to give clearance for the refrigerant hose connections. Will replace once the hoses are in ...
by Tinman_70
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 605
Views: 169844

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

The gauges and switches are all pre-wired and the mounts to hold the mock-up evaporator/blower are completed. Starting to mount the condenser and cooling fan. The condenser is a Vintage Air Super Flow 17" by 19". I was listed for a 1940 Ford but fits the Packard perfectly. The fan is a Zirco 16" rev...
by Tinman_70
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 2365 club sedan
Replies: 14
Views: 218

Re: 2365 club sedan

If you don't mind being accused of heresy for not buying the "correct" original hose, you can get a Gates 22431 and cut to size. Got mine from Amazon for about $20 and free shipping after doing research on the Gates online catalog. See attached.
Upper Hose.jpg
by Tinman_70
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 605
Views: 169844

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

The next obvious step in the AC project was to get the mock-up evaporator/blower unit installed to see what fit. The scrap dash was installed. The larger Compac unit was too long and too wide due to the hood release mechanism on the passenger side. Moving that unit away from the hood release caused ...
by Tinman_70
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 605
Views: 169844

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

After the rough cut of the radio block-off plate, it took some hand filing to finish fitting the AC control panel. It turns out that the panel is an exact fit between the upper and lower chrome bars of the dash radio grille, could not have been any closer. The installation is a good fit to the origi...
by Tinman_70
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 605
Views: 169844

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

The ash tray and original switch knobs stay. The side AC vents will be mounted in the ends of the dash. Since the heater/defrost knobs are gone from the original location, the center AC vent can be mounted under the switches or possibly behind the speaker grille. Vintage Air makes modified original ...