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by Packard-Henney
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 Stromberg carb.
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: 1940 Stromberg carb.

I disassembled the Stromberg carb on my 40 1801A. Cleaned every passage I could find. All looked good. The service manual said something about a leaking economiser valve. Don’t know if that would cause the problem? Also the float level, you check it with the air horn removed with the engine idling? ...
by Packard-Henney
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 Stromberg carb.
Replies: 2
Views: 168

1940 Stromberg carb.

On my 40 1801A the carb dribbles fuel out of one side of the Venturi. Idles rough, any suggestions to fix the problem?
by Packard-Henney
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 120
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: 1940 120

I think you were right, failing coil. Have went through two reproduction ones. Took one off another 37 120, starts fine hot. Go figure!
by Packard-Henney
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 120
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: 1940 120

My 37 120 has the coil bracket mounted directly to the cylinder head. Same as my 40. Looks like heat would be a bad thing for a coil? Never had a problem with the 37. Checked it again, starts great cold, warms up, shut it off and it won’t restart. Getting fuel, very weak spark st the plugs. Cools of...
by Packard-Henney
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 120
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: 1940 120

Thank You!
by Packard-Henney
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 120
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: 1940 120

Good advice! Original coils are VERY expensive! The first one I got didn’t last a week. This one has done better.
by Packard-Henney
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 120
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: 1940 120

Cranks like crazy! Best cranking PACKARD I have. Just has me baffled as to why the fire is so weak to the plugs. When it cools off starts normally. Just hate to throw parts at it. Am replacing the tune up stuff. Is there any way to ohm the coil? I have no specs. Thanks!
by Packard-Henney
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 120
Replies: 10
Views: 489

1940 120

My 40 120 will not start when hot. The spark at the spark plugs are very weak when hot. Coil? Runs fine when cool. Have installed an electric low pressure pump to combat vapor lock. Bought a new coil from Max Merrit some years ago.
by Packard-Henney
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Last 42 Clipper built before war production stopped
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Last 42 Clipper built before war production stopped

Could anyone help with the serial number of the last Clipper built before the plant switched to war production? Thanks! Mike
by Packard-Henney
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 1940 120 master cylinder
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

1940 120 master cylinder

I am having a problem with the brakes gradually tightening up on my 1940 120. I believe it to be the bleed back orafice in the master cylinder stopped up. Is there any way to run a drill or wire in the orafice while the cylinder is still on the car? I did it on a 1952 Pontiac and it cured the proble...