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by Dave Czirr
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1936 Packard Club Sedan 120
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: 1936 Packard Club Sedan 120

Welcome! It is generally accepted that Packard did not keep production records by individual body type until after WW II, but even if they did they have not survived. Fortunately, estimates can be made based on highest known surviving vehicle numbers. For 1936 club sedans, estimates of production by...
by Dave Czirr
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: VIN plate for 1932 Light Eight
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: VIN plate for 1932 Light Eight

Another observation, your reproduction patent plate is finished with bright chromium plating, the originals used a low lustre nickel plating.
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: VIN plate for 1932 Light Eight
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: VIN plate for 1932 Light Eight

Vehicle number stamping is not original (incorrect font), so it's not the original plate. I can't quite see enough detail in your photo to see if jt is a correct replica of the original, does the text cite "....600 U.S. Patents..."? Without the original you also really don't have complete assurance ...
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Front Leaf Springs
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Front Leaf Springs

I suspect when you say re-torque you mean "re-arc" which is the process of restoring lost curvature and load capacity to the leaves. Its a very common job on many of our older collector cars and routinely done by shops that specialize in truck suspension work. One complication is that the spring wil...
by Dave Czirr
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: VIN plate for 1932 Light Eight
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: VIN plate for 1932 Light Eight

I see you have chosen to not give us a location for yourself, if you are near Detroit there is a display at the Proving Grounds with samples of each patent plate. Alternatively there is a private publication with images of each and I could dig around for it, scan and post. But how about you posting ...
by Dave Czirr
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: history 1939 V12 Packard - plate no. 1235-2107
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: history 1939 V12 Packard - plate no. 1235-2107

Sorry Rowan, but I've got no history on that vehicle.
Dave
by Dave Czirr
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1935 120 Running Hot
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: 1935 120 Running Hot

Good advice as always from Howard and follow thru as priority items. But don't neglect some of the classic other causes of overheating; dragging brakes, pinched tailpipe or collapsed (or restrictive) muffler internals, retarded ignition timing, radiator fins clogged with dirt, bugs, etc., incorrect ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: history 1939 V12 Packard - plate no. 1235-2107
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: history 1939 V12 Packard - plate no. 1235-2107

All my records are accessed by the theft-proof number. Your photo above cuts off the last digit, If you will supply that I'll take a look and see if I have anything.
Dave
by Dave Czirr
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Oil and transmission dipsticks
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Oil and transmission dipsticks

Welcome!

The one marked Ultramatic is the transmission. The other, going directly into the side of the oil pan quite close to one of the spark plugs, is for the crankcase motor oil. If still in doubt, check the coor of the fluid, transmission fluid almost always is red in color.
by Dave Czirr
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Correct oil filter for '36 1401
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Correct oil filter for '36 1401

The original factory filter was a Purolator L-8, a sealed one time use disposable unit, this unit was used on all the senior engines from 1935-1939 and a very similar L-6 was used in 1934. These are full-flow filters, accepting the entire pump output for filtration before entering the oil galleries....