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by GJBINSC
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 32 Oil Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: 32 Oil Pump

Photo of broken roller bushings on my 32/901 engine. Many of the 16 total rollers had the same issue, so was overdue for this service, glad I caught this before it was too late.
by GJBINSC
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 32 Oil Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: 32 Oil Pump

Dave: Definitely was the cam rollers, some bushings came out in pieces. Fair warning for anyone with a suspect cam roller issue. New ones do not have separate bronze bushings, just plain bearing surface of the hardened steel roller which should last longer.
by GJBINSC
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 32 Oil Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: 32 Oil Pump

Yea, I thought the cam roller might be the culprit also, especially as the oil pressure increases. My parts list only shows the bottom end of the pump not the drive gear. I know there are bushings in it, so that was my target. Interesting thing happened however, I went to a car show today about 15 m...
by GJBINSC
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 32 Oil Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 185

32 Oil Pump

Does anyone have a cut away of the oil pump/distributor drive gear area for a 32 Standard 8 engine ? I have developed a woop, woop, woop sound to the ear at idle. The sound becomes a soft knocking sound when I use a stethoscope at the center of the engine just below the valve cover. I suspect the ca...
by GJBINSC
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission

Adam, just a note to tell you that your suggestion was spot on. I did as you suggested and it went from 4th to 3rd as easy as going up. Thanks for the info. Took a Top 10 trophy on Saturday to boot.
by GJBINSC
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard

I drive my 32 straight 8 at 45 to 50 on open roads, but never 4 lane interstate type high speed roads. With mechanical brakes and mechanical steering it is just not a good idea. I also avoid crowded 2 lane state highways and keep a good distance between the next car ahead. An accident in any of thes...
by GJBINSC
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission

Thanks Adam, I will try that. Car is up on stands now, so it may be a couple of weeks before I can test that.
by GJBINSC
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

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: 10
Views: 1113

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: 477

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 ?