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by normpackard
Thu May 14, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Shows, Events & Judging
Topic: 20th Annual Packard Swap Meet in Frederick, Maryland
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Re: 20th Annual Packard Swap Meet in Frederick, Maryland

Love the photos. Look forward to more. Thanks Stuart. 33 is one of my favorite years.
Norm
by normpackard
Tue May 12, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Fond Remembrances
Topic: Tom Kaiser
Replies: 1
Views: 1553

Re: Tom Kaiser

To all: There is a memorial to Tom Kaiser on the Florida Packard Club website: www.flpackardclub.org
by normpackard
Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Unusual Packard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: Unusual Packard?

The Executive was a 1956 only model, basically a Clipper with a Packard (senior) front end, special trim, etc. Push button transmission was a offered on 1956 models. The last year for the straight 8 was 1954; 1955 and later all models had V8s. Sounds like you are looking at a 1956 Packard. This can ...
by normpackard
Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1954 Timing after oil pump replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: 1954 Timing after oil pump replacement

Good idea, Dave. I've never messed with the base plate, until now. Your way makes sense. Thanks, as always.
by normpackard
Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1954 Timing after oil pump replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: 1954 Timing after oil pump repl SOLUTION

I was determined to find the right gear position for the oil pump. I rotated the engine so #1 was at TDC on compression. Then, I marked #1 on the distributor body with cap removed. I put a meter on the points to find the "just open" spot for firing #1 cylinder. When I removed the pump and turned the...
by normpackard
Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1954 Timing after oil pump replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: 1954 Timing after oil pump replacement

Thanks, Dave. Great article ... You only posted page 1. Where can I read the entire article (or will you please email it to me)?
by normpackard
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1954 Timing after oil pump replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

1954 Timing after oil pump replacement

I carefully noted the distributor rotor position before removing the oil pump on my 359 engine. I installed the replacement oil pump rotated to the same position, as per instructions in service manual. Now I can't get the car to start easily and run right, as it did before the oil pump change. I thi...
by normpackard
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 54 Oil Pump
Replies: 1
Views: 973

54 Oil Pump

I will be installing a rebuilt oil pump soon. Will the rebuilt pump prime itself, or is there something I should do to ensure that I have oil pressure when I first start the engine?
by normpackard
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 54 Engine Pan removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Re: 54 Engine Pan removal

Thank you again for your expert advice, Dave. I now have the pan removed, cleaned and painted. There was a flat metal disk, about an inch by an inch and a half in the pan. It was oval shaped, looking like a baffle from an oil fill tube. It was a bit beaten up, but there is no obvious damage from it ...
by normpackard
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 54 Engine Pan removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

54 Engine Pan removal

What is the best way to remove my engine pan --- something has to be moved/removed for the pan to clear the steering components and transmission.
Will jacking the engine up slightly create adequate clearance to slide the pan thru?