Search found 4985 matches

by Dave Czirr
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Hard to start
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Hard to start

Higher temperatures = higher resistance.
by Dave Czirr
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Hard to start
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Hard to start

Could be many things but those are classic symptoms of undersize (12 volt) battery cables, dirty, corroded or loose connections at the battery posts, and/or dirty/corroded ground connection on the battery ground cable.
by Dave Czirr
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: 1956 374 V8 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 21

1956 374 V8 for sale

With my 1956 Caribbean convertible now sold, I no longer need the security of an extra engine which is now bargain-priced to anyone who can come pick it up in northern New Jersey. Includes a short block on a rolling dolly, plus cylinder heads, push rods, head bolts, exhaust manifolds, extra rocker s...
by Dave Czirr
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Part Sources & Interchanges
Topic: 53 Caribbean Basket Case;need trunk lid, trans
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: 53 Caribbean Basket Case;need trunk lid, trans

The 1953 Caribbean started life as an incomplete Clipper convertible which was then shipped to Mitchell-Bentley for the conversion. So I'd guess a trunk lid from a Clipper convertible would work, though that won't be easy to find either. I don't believe the trunk lid from a 2-door closed car will fi...
by Dave Czirr
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1937 headlights opening
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: 1937 headlights opening

What I think you want to try is to apply some force that would aid extracting the screw at the same time you are rotating it to unscrew it. Though they work better on screws where the underside of the head is perpendicular to the shank, this type of screwdriver shown below might just give you enough...
by Dave Czirr
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Bette Davis with a 1934 Packard
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Bette Davis with a 1934 Packard

It has "Eight" head and fender lamps.
by Dave Czirr
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1937 headlights opening
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: 1937 headlights opening

If you have or can borrow one of those special screwdrivers that has the fingers that grip behind the screw head, that would be the first thing I'd try. Do you need a photo of that type of screwdriver?
by Dave Czirr
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1949 Packard charging problems
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: 1949 Packard charging problems

You make no mention of the what the ammeter indicates. It's the key indicator to tell you about the demands on and performance of the charging system. What is the ammeter telling you?
by Dave Czirr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: rope rear main seal,neopreme replacement?
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: rope rear main seal,neopreme replacement?

No modern style neoprene seal that I'm aware of. But folks routinely and without much difficulty pull the graphited cord thru using a chinese finger "torture toy" without having to remove the trans. Maybe a little more patience?
by Dave Czirr
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1953 clipper deluxe cutting power at start
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: 1953 clipper deluxe cutting power at start

A classic symptom of dirty, oxidized or insufficiency tightened connections at the battery posts, and especially a classic on 6-volt systems. Before you consider other possibilities, if you haven't already, use a battery post and terminal cleaner and clean to bright, shiney lead alloy on the post an...