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by GJBINSC
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission

Yea, mine is a 4 speed but I don't use 1st as recommended by Packard for regular driving. As I said, it works great going up, but not down. I wait till very low speed, then pause in neutral, then ease it into 3rd, a little grind, but it does go in.
by GJBINSC
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission

Dave: Speaking of 32 trans, and the syhcro, should you be able to downshift these transmissions ? Mine is fine going up, but will always grind coming down, even double clutching does not work. Is this common ? or repairable ?
by GJBINSC
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 32 Rear Fenders
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: 32 Rear Fenders

Actually Fred at Max Merritt saw the difference, so he asked me what other 9th series cars that may be the same. Without actually measuring them you might not see the difference. Could it be that different models used a new part number, but the part was actually the same ?
by GJBINSC
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 32 Rear Fenders
Replies: 3
Views: 324

32 Rear Fenders

Does anyone know if all the 9th series cars used the same rear fenders ? I assume the coach built cars would not, but in the many photos of 9th series cars I have seen, they all appear to use the same rear fenders. Apparently there are a couple of different part numbers, so they may not be all the s...
by GJBINSC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Re-Silver Headlights
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Re-Silver Headlights

I found a guy in Oregon that does aluminum coating over nickel plating and claims to have in excess of 90% light reflection. He does high end NASA type optical coatings, and will do them after nickel plate for $ 75 pair and guarantees his work. Apparently even the silver does not reflect that much a...
by GJBINSC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Re-Silver Headlights
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re-Silver Headlights

Anyone have a source for re-silver of headlights. I see only one vendor in Google search, there must be others.
by GJBINSC
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Fond Remembrances
Topic: Terry Martin
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Re: Terry Martin

I knew Terry for many years, way before he was a Packard guy. He sold Quaker Maid kitchen cabinets in Warren Ohio, and loved old stuff, even old houses which he also restored. He was a skilled craftsman and cabinet maker. He restored a Pierce Arrow that had been turned into a motorized hay wagon, an...
by GJBINSC
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: stuck engine suggestions in a 1927 6. what oil to use?
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: stuck engine suggestions in a 1927 6. what oil to use?

Just my two cents, but If it were mine, I would be pulling that head. 40 yrs is way too much time for rust to form on the cylinder walls, you can do a lot of damage forcing those pistons up or down on rusty cylinder walls even with lubricant. As Dave said, pulling the pan can tell you a lot about ho...
by GJBINSC
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: cyclinder head stud replacement recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: cyclinder head stud replacement recommendation

I bought studs and nuts from Max Merritt, and Fred told me they were Grade 8. Use indian head to seal those threads in the block, and make sure they are all the same height above the block, I found some of the threads were cut a bit longer, so went in too far. Not sure what yours may need to be but ...
by GJBINSC
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: ID plate numbers, and my 32 light eight
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: ID plate numbers, and my 32 light eight

Another 9th Series fire wall plate