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by Dave Czirr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission

1932 was a bit of a complex year for Packard transmissions as the new 3-speed synchro was introduced but as there was initially insufficient availability for all models, the Light Eight and Twin Six got the new unit from the start and the others either had the 4-speed synchro or the holdover 1931 tr...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1939 Limo - dual sidemounts
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: 1939 Limo - dual sidemounts

I don't know that I agree with you. I'd think that incorrect and highly visible parts such as those covers would detract from the car when they are incorrect. Wrong parts is wrong parts, as they say. Fortunately easily corrected if the correct covers are found.
by Dave Czirr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Dash on 1932 900 Light Eight Sedan
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Dash on 1932 900 Light Eight Sedan

Here's what it should look like, this an original and totally unmolested car.
32 900 503 Silvester 002a.jpg
by Dave Czirr
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: 1937 super 8 water pump
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: 1937 super 8 water pump

With the 5 nuts removed from the clamp that holds the pump in place, you should be able to remove it. Yes, the pump is the entire assembly within your red lines. You might try tapping it very gently. If the fan belt is still in place, remove it.
by Dave Czirr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 1948 Packard Standard 8
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: 1948 Packard Standard 8

Yes, it's an Eight, not a Standard Eight. Always better to go back to original documents for such details as charts made up by hobbyists often carry or perpetuate misinformation. However, a lot of folks call it a standard (lower case "s") Eight just to insure folks know it's not a Deluxe Eight or Su...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 22nd series. How replace tail pipe?
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: 22nd series. How replace rail pipe?

Jacking the rear of the car by the frame (not the suspension) should allow sufficient room.

How about editing your post to correct the title from "rail" pipe to "tail" pipe?
by Dave Czirr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 1948 Packard Standard 8
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: 1948 Packard Standard 8

2292 designates a 22nd series 1948 model year Eight sedan. Note that it is an Eight, not a Standard Eight as in your title. The word "Standard" prefixing the model was not used since 1932. In ascending order of more expensive, after your car came the Deluxe Eight, then the Super Eight, and finally t...
by Dave Czirr
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Dash Indicator Lights in Speedometer 47 Packard Custom Super Clipper
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Dash Indicator Lights in Speedometer 47 Packard Custom Super Clipper

Hi Merle,

The "green light" is discussed on page 8 of the 1947 Owner's Manual. If you don't have a copy, I suggest you purchase a reprint as it contains a lot of good information on how the car functions and how it is to be maintained.
by Dave Czirr
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: 34 1100 standard 8 transmission

Hi Don,

Are you sure your trans is properly adjusted and free of excessive wear and slop? My '34 Eight doesn't have the "improved" gear and in tens of thousands of miles of driving has never popped out of gear.

Who have you checked with thus far for the gear?
by Dave Czirr
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Mechanic or Shop Recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: Mechanic or Shop Recommendation

Regarding your compression values, did you do the test with both the choke and throttle valves held wide open and crank the engine thru 3 compression strokes? If not, your values will be lower.