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by Dave Czirr
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 178
Views: 9686

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Neither. Connect the vacuum gauge to the opening at the forward end of the intake manifold where the vacuum connection to your booster pump originates. To set the idle mixture, as lean as possible (i.e. clockwise) but consistent with maximum vacuum. Go back and forth between the two a few times. An ...
by Dave Czirr
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Is there a resource for number of body style in prod?
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Is there a resource for number of body style in prod?

Scans of the factory brochure attached.
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by Dave Czirr
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1930 Packard 733 Top Hinges
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: 1930 Packard 733 Top Hinges

Roy, I hope that someone comes along here with an answer for you. But knowing most of the regulars who view and post here, I think you'll be more likely to get an answer by using your club membership directory to find those members owning a 733 convertible and contacting them directly. Please, keep ...
by Dave Czirr
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 178
Views: 9686

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Another common place to check for a vacuum leak would be the vacuum booster pump section of the fuel pump. Easy way to check would be to disconnect and plug the connection to the intake manifold and go for a test drive.
by Dave Czirr
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: In-line fuse for fuel pump
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: In-line fuse for fuel pump

I'm for skipping the math and just going along with the pump manufacturers recommendation.
by Dave Czirr
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 178
Views: 9686

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

If you set the ignition timing correctly last time, absolutely no reason to make any adjustment to it now. I"m of the opinion that the first thing to look for is a vacuum leak. I'm not up to checking thru all the prior pages, if you've checked it before what is the intake manifold vacuum at idle. If...
by Dave Czirr
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Is there a resource for number of body style in prod?
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Is there a resource for number of body style in prod?

Image of the 2-4 passenger coupe from the factory sales brochure.
by Dave Czirr
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Is there a resource for number of body style in prod?
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Is there a resource for number of body style in prod?

There are plenty of original illustrations of the various Light Eight body styles, many of the original Packard factory photos are available at the Michigan University site of "Making of Modern Michigan". And of course between the many books on Packard like the AQ book edited by Bev Kimes, there are...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Is there a resource for number of body style in prod?
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Is there a resource for number of body style in prod?

From what we have of Packard's production records, only the total Light Eight production is known, perhaps that's all that they kept as records. However, since the second part of the vehicle number is a production number for that specific body style, estimates for individual body styles can be made ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Packard police?
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Packard police?

To my knowledge Packard never produced a vehicle equipped or offered specifically for law enforcement use, nor did they develop and offer any special equipment packages for that service. That doesn't preclude that somewhere a municipal government might have ordered a Packard for police use.