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by Mr_Rich
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: '41 Packard 120 manual gear linkage
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: '41 Packard 120 manual gear linkage

Thanks for the replies. This info will be helpful once the master cyl. comes back from the re-buider. It's getting a stainless steel sleeve installed. That should last for the next generation and more. It's kind of tricky because the shift linkage ties right in to the mounting for the master cyl. Ev...
by Mr_Rich
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: '41 Packard 120 manual gear linkage
Replies: 3
Views: 322

'41 Packard 120 manual gear linkage

I've been working on this car a while now. The wheel cyl. have been taken care of and I pulled out the master cyl. to get sleeved w/SS. All of the shift linkage is tied in to the mounting of the master cyl. and when I re-install it I want to get it right. Are there any blown-up diagrams of the shift...
by Mr_Rich
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 35 120 kingpins
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: 35 120 kingpins

This car has been owned by Doc for forty years. He said it was one of the first classics in his collection. It hasn't had any crash or collision damage that I can detect. It has suffered a bit from sloppy mechanic work. I'm trying to fix that part of the issue. I scraped and wire-brushed some of the...
by Mr_Rich
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 35 120 kingpins
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: 35 120 kingpins

I found this post in reference to kingpins. The 1941 120 I'm working on has about 1/8" to 3/16" up and down play on the pass. side kingpin. The drivers side seems okay to me with very little up and down play. There's no lateral slop to speak of. I'm wondering if it's possible to tighten that play up...
by Mr_Rich
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: Front brakes and wheel bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Front brakes and wheel bearings

Thanks again for that info. The attention is in the details. This car suffered with some poor work in the past and when we get the car up on the lift we'll get a better look at things. Right now I have the front end on jackstands on the garage floor. Do you have an opinion on the going rate for a fo...
by Mr_Rich
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: Front brakes and wheel bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Front brakes and wheel bearings

Thanks for the reply. I'm back at it today to get the drums back at the shop to get turned. One question I have is adjusting drum brakes. I'm sure we have some experts here. It's been a long time for me since all of my vehicles are 4WAL disks. Tighten up the shoes to the drum and then back off how m...
by Mr_Rich
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: Front brakes and wheel bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Front brakes and wheel bearings

I took the drums to a shop to get them turned today. The guy pulled out a steel rod to pound out the inner race and seal. Nope! I took responsibility and brought them back to Doc's garage and tapped them out with a brass drift. No muss, no fuss. I wasn't sure about it at first but they came out okay...
by Mr_Rich
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: Front brakes and wheel bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Front brakes and wheel bearings

I need some help. I'm doing a complete brake job on a '41 Packard 120. It's a nice old car and still a looker after all these years. It's one of the classics in Doc's stable and I took on the job of making this car safe; it had no working brakes. It has suffered some poor quality work in the past wh...