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by mrpushbutton
Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: When does our car need new paint?
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: When does our car need new paint?

Well, that's like saying "I have $10-$15K burning a hole in my pocket and I don't know what to do with it" If that's your case, you might want to pursue that. One word of semi-caution; a lot of owners of 20's-30's-40's luxury cars like to engage some ego into the process, and use the fact that "for ...
by mrpushbutton
Tue May 10, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Priming fuel
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

Re: Priming fuel

That isn't really for that purpose. Are you sure you are getting fuel delivered to the carburetor bowl?
by mrpushbutton
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1956 Torsion Level problem
Replies: 17
Views: 7292

Re: 1956 Torsion Level problem

Here is a little primer on the automatic leveling feature of the Torsion-Level suspension. There is a switch located on the lower lip of the instrument panel, to the left of the steering wheel. It powers the compensator timing box on the chassis. Left is off, right is on. The compensator timing box ...
by mrpushbutton
Sun May 23, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1956 400 Ultramatic Transmission Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

Re: 1956 400 Ultramatic Transmission Questions

Ross should jump in here and give some ideas. I would start by verifying the pressures as outlined in the shop manual.
by mrpushbutton
Sun May 23, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1956 400 Torsion Level Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1424

Re: 1956 400 Torsion Level Question

Your description suggests that there is some kind of mechanical binding in the bars that is being seen by the timing box. Have the lubrication points on the torsion bars been greased in recent history?
by mrpushbutton
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Silent tappet block removal V12
Replies: 7
Views: 3675

Re: Silent tappet block removal V12

In a "chain is only as strong as its weakest link" way, the roller assemblies on these engines are usually given short shrift, or declared "still good" when they are full of compound wear.
by mrpushbutton
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Silent tappet block removal V12
Replies: 7
Views: 3675

Re: Silent tappet block removal V12

Most restoration shops send the twelve rocker assemblies to Classic and Exotic Service in Troy MI. They have done many sets, and have made the parts necessary. Classic and Exotic is closed now, but the chief mechanic has taken over the business and it is now known as "Straight Eight LLC" Classic and...
by mrpushbutton
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1956 Torsion level issue
Replies: 1
Views: 1535

Re: 1956 Torsion level issue

Yes, it sounds like the thermal delay inside the timing box is adjusted incorrectly, with too small an air gap. Easily adjusted, you have to remove the box from the underside of the car, drill out the rivets and make the adjustment. You can hook it up to a battery or power supply and time the delay,...
by mrpushbutton
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1929-1932 Super 8 connecting rod bolt has been reproduced
Replies: 0
Views: 1188

1929-1932 Super 8 connecting rod bolt has been reproduced

We made these from the original blueprints, with the standard head size/detail, and with a larger head for rod caps that are damaged and need a new mating surface machined. American made! https://www.classicandexotic.com/store/p-4612-1929-32-packard-super-8-connecting-rod-bolt.aspx https://www.class...
by mrpushbutton
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: New owner advise
Replies: 4
Views: 3024

Re: New owner advise

I'd rebuild the fuel pump and carburetor as a cursory first step, and replace the fuel flex hose to the pump with one of the excellent reproductions that Niagara Packards makes.