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by GJBINSC
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission
Replies: 10
Views: 887

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: 155

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: 887

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: 887

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: 887

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: 382

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: 382

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: 267

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: 267

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: 1137

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...