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by Reanimator
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Hood ornament
Replies: 1
Views: 1052

Re: Hood ornament

I believe that is a 1940s Packard hood ornament.
by Reanimator
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: hood ornament removal
Replies: 1
Views: 849

Re: hood ornament removal

I'm looking to replace my '37 Six hood ornament with the goddess of speed. The bolt attachment looks nearly impossible to reach without taking off the grill (which is more than I'm prepared to do). Is there an easier way to get at the bolt to remove it? Dude, I empathize. I went through a great dea...
by Reanimator
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.
Replies: 26
Views: 8832

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

I installed the fuel pump. I initially installed it with it's normal steel fuel line going to the carburetor, but then I got to thinking that perhaps over the years dust or insects may have gotten into the fuel side of the fuel pump, and the last thing I wanted to do would be to pump crap into my ca...
by Reanimator
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.
Replies: 26
Views: 8832

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

Took a look at the fuel pump. Surely it would need new diaphragms. There is no way 83 year old rubber diaphragms would still be good. I took apart the vacuum side. Surprised to discover the rubber was supple and only showed damage on the edges where it had been exposed to the outside of the pump. DS...
by Reanimator
Fri May 28, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.
Replies: 26
Views: 8832

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

Here is my solution for the vacuum advance problem. 20210522_095811.jpg 20210522_095904_Shrunk95.jpg I reasoned a NOS part would quickly become no good if it was not already no good. Modernish 350 Chevy vacuum advance was available for $14.33, so I just robbed the diaphragm out of it. DSCN0204.JPG D...
by Reanimator
Mon May 17, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.
Replies: 26
Views: 8832

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

Put the water pump and generator on and then rigged a temporary radiator so that I could run the engine for awhile to get a better idea of what sort of condition it is in. Oil pressure is maxed out. Makes me wonder if something is wrong there. Temperature gauge fitting leaks, but the temperature gau...
by Reanimator
Mon May 17, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.
Replies: 26
Views: 8832

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 I've noticed the 38 seems to be a bit of an oddball. I've noticed quite a few things different from 37 and earlier models, and different from 39 a...
by Reanimator
Mon May 10, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.
Replies: 26
Views: 8832

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. Very likely. It may be that those have sat open all these years and developed some rust issues on the valve sealing surfaces or the seats. I intend to pull the engine and go through it eventuall...
by Reanimator
Mon May 10, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1937-1938 four door eight cylinder touring car.
Replies: 26
Views: 8832

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

I would put some 50/50% acetone/ATF, Kroil or some other penetrating oil in the plug hole and see if it frees up the rings any. A lot of times the rings may just be stuck from sitting. With all the oil you put in, be sure not to put the plugs in and try and turn it over as you may get hydraulic loc...
by Reanimator
Tue May 04, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1938 1608
Replies: 68
Views: 23970

Re: 1938 1608

I am following your thread with interest. Because of your touting the benefits of an ultrasonic parts cleaner, I picked up one myself. It did a pretty good job cleaning my carburetor and I expect to use it a lot more in the future. I was also thinking of using powder coat. Down the road for me. Firs...