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by Dave Czirr
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: My 30 Packard LeBaron
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: My 30 Packard LeBaron

Compression OK. Compression tests should always be done with both choke and throttle valves fully open.
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 12 cylinder engine
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: 12 cylinder engine

Do you think it's a Packard engine? Packard made many different 12-cylinder motors in different eras, some overall photos would be helpful.
by Dave Czirr
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1937 super 8 water in exhaust manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: 1937 super 8 water in exhaust manifold

As I recall there are core plugs partially covered by the flanges of the exhaust manifold - any signs of leakage there? Hate to even mention the possibility but cracks in the block, often in the exhaust valve seat area, could also be the cause. Does the car have a history of needing cooling system r...
by Dave Czirr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Hole in block below the exhaust manifold?
Replies: 9
Views: 1598

Re: Hole in block below the exhaust manifold?

I don't know, try contacting the usual vendors and if you find that someone has them, let us know.
by Dave Czirr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Number of leaves in 1101 spring sets
Replies: 4
Views: 27

Re: Number of leaves in 1101 spring sets

Hmmm.... surprised it's not noted in the parts book. Do you have reason to doubt Eaton Detroit?

I have an 1101 front spring in the cellar, I don't recall which body type it was from but I'll count the leaves later today.

UPDATE: 10 leaves on my spare front spring.
by Dave Czirr
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Number of leaves in 1101 spring sets
Replies: 4
Views: 27

Re: Number of leaves in 1101 spring sets

Spring load and rate varied, depending on the body style; # of leaves may as well but I don't recall. It's all in the 1933-36 Master Parts List, reprints available, do you have a copy? If not you really should have it, its an essential for restoring these cars. When I get back to my office tomorrow ...
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: My 30 Packard LeBaron
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: My 30 Packard LeBaron

Absence of the patent plate and anti-theft number makes it kind of like a person without a birth certificate. Do you have documents or other info to establish the car's authenticity?

What's the wheelbase?
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: My 30 Packard LeBaron
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: My 30 Packard LeBaron

I'd very much like to see a photo of the patent plate (vehicle number plate) and the theft-proof number (large embossed 6-digit number on the cowl) of this car.
by Dave Czirr
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Bijur Lube System
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Bijur Lube System

SAE 50 motor oil or SAE 90 GL-1 gear oil (simple mineral gear oil) are both very similar to the original Bijur Oil. I've used both rather interchangeably over the last 50+ years, never a problem attributable to either.
by Dave Czirr
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: '38 glass
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: '38 glass

To my knowledge tinted glass came to all domestic manufacturers about 1952. What appears tinted before that date is probably just age-related deterioration, either of the plastic inner layer or the glass itself. Remember those lively purplish lenses of early Twin Sixes? Caussed over time by manganes...