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by Jim Long
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Pertronix Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Pertronix Distributor

No Dave I wasn't joking, I respect your knowledge and experience and am a new Packard owner although I have chased the car that I own for over 50 years. The original owner lived across the street from me when I was growing up. He told me that he would sell it to me but when I came home from my time ...
by Jim Long
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Pertronix Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Pertronix Distributor

Would installing a pertronix distributor in my 1940 110 touring sedan make it a MONGRAL?
Jim Long
by Jim Long
Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Idle adjustment
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Idle adjustment

I have a 1940 Packard 110 touring sedan,the car had sat in cold storage for 17 years after a local restoration. I had fuel problems and solved them with a rebuilt carb, fuel pump, and gas tank restoration. The fuel line is also new. The 245 cu. in. engine is running smooth now but I have noticed tha...
by Jim Long
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Heater control valve
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Heater control valve

I have the same control valve on my 1940 110. It is a rising stem valve, when you see all of the threads it is open, the opposite when closed. If you unscrew the jam nut (or packing nut) on top of the valve you can pull the assembly straight up and out. the bottom of the valve is brass at the base a...
by Jim Long
Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Re: Overheating

Sorry for being vague. I flushed the radiator and the engine block with the plug out of the block and the radiator petcock open and the engine running at idle and garden hose keeping it full. I filled a plastic water bottle for a site test and when it was clear I closed the petcock and replaced the ...
by Jim Long
Sun Feb 20, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Removing heater motor 41 1901
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: Removing heater motor 41 1901

I have the same type under seat heater in my 1940 110. If you crawl under the car you can see the bottom of the motor that protrudes through a factory made hole in the floor pan. The unit in mine had vibrated the bolts loose and allowed the blade to touch the frame locking it from spinning. I manage...
by Jim Long
Tue Feb 15, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Overheating

:D after about a month of work and waiting for parts I finally got my 1940 110 started. It ran fine but after driving it for more than a short drive it started to overheat. I drained the old antifreeze and refilled with plain water but it didn't help. After a lot of research I settled on THERMOCURE....