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by Dave Czirr
Sat May 15, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 120
Views: 5756

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

A "jumping" speedometer needle, usually more prevalent at colder temperatures, is normally the sign of a failing cable, underlubricated cable or speedometer input bushing, or other internal speedometer problems. Start with pulling, cleaning and examining the cable, it may simply need relubricating. ...
by Dave Czirr
Wed May 12, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Seat belts for a 1934 Packard 1100
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Seat belts for a 1934 Packard 1100

John, you kind of surprise me - it wasn't until the mid-1950s that seatbelts began to be available as options and many more years before they became federally mandated. None of the major clubs will deduct judging points for seatbelts in older cars as long as they are installed in a workmanlike manne...
by Dave Czirr
Wed May 12, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 48 Eight theft proof number location
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: 48 Eight theft proof number location

Just to be clear, the theft-proof number is just above the heater box location. And the motor number is on the non-manifold side of the block.
by Dave Czirr
Tue May 11, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Horn doesn't work on 1934 Packard 1100 Sedan
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Horn doesn't work on 1934 Packard 1100 Sedan

Check the horn relay, if original its marked with an "RBM" logo on the cover. Its located on the driver side of the engine compartment, down low, near the oil filter. First see if the power to it is live, then check the continuity to the horns, and if all that is OK then grounding the wire that goes...
by Dave Czirr
Mon May 10, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1951 327 Thunderbolt cracked block
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: 1951 327 Thunderbolt cracked block

I think its been several years since Ross last posted or visited this forum. He is a member of The Packard Club so if you're a member, check your membership directory. His business name is Speedwell Garage in Maryland. Ross is very heavily focused on the 50s Packards and should be a very worthwhile ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon May 10, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 48 Eight theft proof number location
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: 48 Eight theft proof number location

Yes, and yes (to both questions).
by Dave Czirr
Mon May 10, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Side view mirrors for 1934 Packard 1100
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Side view mirrors for 1934 Packard 1100

Dan Sommer, son of recently passed founder Don Sommer of American Arrow, made the tooling for the metal cover strap on type from my sample and had them for sale as recently as a year or two ago. Maybe someone can help with contact info, I had it but misplaced it.
by Dave Czirr
Mon May 10, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1951 327 Thunderbolt cracked block
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: 1951 327 Thunderbolt cracked block

Sorry to hear about the cracks, likely resulted from running low on coolant at some time in the past. You didn't say if you have a 5- or 9-main bearing version of the 327; the former are rather plentiful, the 9-main version used in the Patrician are harder to source. Sure, lots of folks have done en...
by Dave Czirr
Sun May 09, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1934 Packard-side view mirrors
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: 1934 Packard-side view mirrors

John, I've been driving and touring in an 1100 since the mid 1960s so I'm quite familiar with this subject. I'll stick to the factory approved accessories, aftermarket stuff just downgrades your vehicle. Apparently your car has the optional sidemounted spares in which case there were accessory mirro...
by Dave Czirr
Sun May 09, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 48 Instrument Panel Removal
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: 48 Instrument Panel Removal

Put the key in and turn the switch on (don't forget to disconnect the battery). THEN push a pin or paper clip into the hole and press to release the retainer, wiggle the tumbler and it should come out.