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by auggiedoggie21
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Starter motor will not disengage when engine is shut off
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Starter motor will not disengage when engine is shut off

Thanks Howard! I will add this to the list of projects to get done during the "off season" this winter.
by auggiedoggie21
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Starter motor will not disengage when engine is shut off
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Starter motor will not disengage when engine is shut off

Thanks Howard, as always. I will check the solenoid and relay but it does sound like that part of the starter is looking to be rebuilt, or replaced altogether. I just got back from a nice drive up north and back, about 30 miles or so in total and shut the car off, and after a good heat soak of about...
by auggiedoggie21
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Starter motor will not disengage when engine is shut off
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Starter motor will not disengage when engine is shut off

A few months ago I had the engine on my '47 Super 8 (356) rebuilt from the ground up, or rather the oil pan up. Have had the car for five years and a new problem has reared its ugly head, which is described as whenever I have had the engine up to operating temperature after a drive and I shut it off...
by auggiedoggie21
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Buying a Packard for the first time.
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Buying a Packard for the first time.

Concerning the prices for Packards and the holding of their respective values over time, do remember that prices fluctuate over the years and according to recent sales at the major auction houses. I was at RM Auctions at Hershey back in October and the bids were 50 to 60% less than what they were a ...
by auggiedoggie21
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 39 Super Eight on the road
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: 39 Super Eight on the road

As for the overdrive not engaging, have you checked the overdrive cable yet? It could be that it is out of adjustment on the shackle attached to the side of the transmission, or that your lock-out switch under the dash is not operating as it should and needs replacing. I got a new switch from Max Me...
by auggiedoggie21
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard

Thank you, all of you, for your information and your insight. I'm still on the fence about trading cars, due mostly to the fact that I live in an area surrounded by high-speed roads and motorists who drive aggressively, so a car trailer might be in my future for safety's sake. This will obviously im...
by auggiedoggie21
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard

The time it takes me to get to my destination three hours away is not necessarily the concern; it's getting out of the way of some of our more aggressive Bostonian drivers and not being hit. For these trips I could also try to use the "local" roads and streets with a lower speed limit, or leave at d...
by auggiedoggie21
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard

I am looking to sell my '47 Super 8 and buy a 1929 633 sedan, but am a little concerned about the drivability differences between these two cars. The younger Packard in my garage has the big 356 straight 8 and with the Overdrive engaged on the freeway, I can drive it for hours at 65 and not be too c...
by auggiedoggie21
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: MA Safety Inspection
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: MA Safety Inspection

I go to a garage in Winthrop Beach where we lived for many years and the tech only checks the headlights, tail lights, turn signals, wipers and horn on my '47 Super 8. Once in a while he will grab both front wheels and check for excessive play (front end is perfect), but nothing else is required acc...
by auggiedoggie21
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Packard mechanics in SE Louisiana/New Orleans area
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Packard mechanics in SE Louisiana/New Orleans area

The spouse and I are considering a move back to the land of alligators, Mardi Gras and sulfer, after many years of being in the Boston area, and I am having nightmares of what will happen when I have to give up the local specialist who has worked on my '47 Packard for the last three years. If there ...