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by Bluedevil
Mon May 17, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.
Replies: 26
Views: 1792

Re: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.

Sounds like you are making progress. I would get the vacuum sorted out first. Centrifugal advance takes longer to show affects, I think and vacuum is pretty quick.
by Bluedevil
Sun May 16, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 144
Views: 7446

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Do you start off in "low" or High?
by Bluedevil
Fri May 14, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.
Replies: 26
Views: 1792

Re: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.

Sorry, I was looking at the wrong car number, your car is 34,682 later than mine, which would make it a '38, I think.

Now that makes more sense.
by Bluedevil
Fri May 14, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.
Replies: 26
Views: 1792

Re: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.

My car is an early '38 and your theft proof number is 30,000 before mine, which would indicate '37???

The Decal car tag is indicative of '38.

Perplexing
by Bluedevil
Mon May 10, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.
Replies: 26
Views: 1792

Re: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.

WOW, that is great. A few starts with heat and cold cycles to loosen up the rings and you might be good to go

Good luck
by Bluedevil
Fri May 07, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.
Replies: 26
Views: 1792

Re: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.

In looking at your numbers a little more, I would venture that you might have a valve problem in #4 & 7.
by Bluedevil
Thu May 06, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.
Replies: 26
Views: 1792

Re: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.

A jump in compression with the addition of oil (wet compression check) is usually an indication of a ring problem. WET COMPRESSION CHECK[/b] "To perform this test, inject about a teaspoon of oil into the weak cylinder through the spark plug hole and screw the compression gauge back in. Introducing o...
by Bluedevil
Sun May 02, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Packard in the Media
Topic: What year and model?
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: What year and model?

I was looking thru the parts book and it only seems to mention them on the Twelves
by Bluedevil
Sun May 02, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Packard in the Media
Topic: What year and model?
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: What year and model?

I think it is a Twelve due to the running board lights.

Anyone have a 38 Super 8 with running board lights?
by Bluedevil
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Sputtering
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Sputtering

You may start here

https://www.carburetor-blog.com/knowled ... eshooting/

I am not familiar with that carb, but have you checked the accelerator piston?