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by dak955
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: mounting of an in line electric pump
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: mounting of an in line electric pump

Thank you Howard and Adam for your responses. As an update, I have narrowed down the problem to either the pick up in the tank or thr rubber line between the tank and the inlet of the electric fuel pump. I connected a line from the inlet of the electric pump and put tge other end directly into a can...
by dak955
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: mounting of an in line electric pump
Replies: 3
Views: 940

mounting of an in line electric pump

I am having a fuel delivery issue on a 1939 120.....it has a freshly rebuilt carb and rebuilt fuel pump.it has an in line electric fuel pump (similar to an airtex E8902) mounted at the tank with a clear plastic filter between the tank and electric pump. For whatever reason, the electric pump is moun...
by dak955
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: what oil to use in a 39 120
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: what oil to use in a 39 120

Thanks Dave. A couple of questions regarding your response. Would I only have to clean the pan and the pickup or will it be necessary to do some type of flush in case any other particles / sludge did not fall into the pan? If I get everything cleaned up as needed, what viscosity oil would be a good ...
by dak955
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: what oil to use in a 39 120
Replies: 3
Views: 910

what oil to use in a 39 120

Hello. I am looking at possibly purchasing a 1939 120 sedan with 61,000 original miles. My question is what oil would be best to use based on a few known facts. There is no information regarding if the engine has ever been apart or what type of oil was used in the past. (I am dealing with the widow ...
by dak955
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1940 Packard 1801 won't start
Replies: 24
Views: 3798

Re: 1940 Packard 1801 won't start

Hello. I see in your post that NAPA installed the battery which I then must assume they hooked up the cables.....just curious but where they aware that the system is positive ground and did they hook up the cables to the correct terminals? Dave's point about the gauge of the cables is very critical....
by dak955
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: car stalling
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: car stalling

I have a couple of questions regarding the stalling. Does this happen at any operating temperature? Does the car restart immediately or does it have to cool off for awhile? Was any work done on the car (tune up, carb work etc.) just prior to this issue starting to happen? Does the engine die immedia...
by dak955
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Gasket failures on rebuilt engine 282 1801
Replies: 19
Views: 2699

Re: Gasket failures on rebuilt engine 282 1801

Bob...just curious but did you have the manifolds checked for cracks?.....I am sure you did but with all the work that you have done, I thought maybe there is a crack somewhere......good luck....
by dak955
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: request help to evaluate my Packards
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Re: request help to evaluate my Packards

Flyingcollie....one resource to find appraisers is through Hemmings Motor News magazine......if you do not receive the magazine, you can usually find the latest copy in book stores etc.....there are appraisers listed under the services offered section.....good luck...
by dak955
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Max revolutions for a 1939 320 engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 2252

Re: Max revolutions for a 1939 320 engine?

Hello. For what it is worth, I just checked ebay and there is a set of connecting rod bearings in the original Packard box which shows a part number and group number. The info in the ad claims they fit the 8 cylinder motor that you have.....the price is $74.99......maybe you can cross reference the ...
by dak955
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Max revolutions for a 1939 320 engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 2252

Re: Max revolutions for a 1939 320 engine?

I agree with Adam 100%. You will "feel" when your engine is at a good pace where it is not overworking. It varies a little in each car depending on the engine, rear end ratio etc.....get the car on a nice stretch of road and once you start approaching 50 mph or so and start listening to the engine w...