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by Dave Czirr
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Anyone have a column mounted head light switch pin out for a 1936 packard eight?
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Anyone have a column mounted head light switch pin out for a 1936 packard eight?

Have you reviewed the 1935 or 1936 Service Letters? Though the 1933/34 switch is different due to the triple beam lamps, the switch wiring diagram is in the Service Letters so perhaps they did similarly with the changeover to the 1935/36 switch. I have the switch manufacturer's name and model number...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Running after 45 years
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Running after 45 years

With your confirmation that the motor rotates freely and has good compression, I'd most probably start by putting a small amount of motor oil in each cylinder, leaving the spark plugs out, and cranking the motor to both distribute some oil to the cylinder walls and rings, and to see if the oil pump ...
by Dave Czirr
Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1953 Caribbean Basket Case
Replies: 38
Views: 14977

Re: 1953 Caribbean Basket Case

Thanks for the update and pix. Lookin' good!
by Dave Czirr
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Loosing coolant
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Loosing coolant

Confusing, with an engine at operating temperature, none of the coolant anywhere in the system would be cold, even that which has passed thru the radiator and "cooled". All I can suggest is getting out a good intense light and locating the source of the leak. If you've recently topped off the radiat...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1936 super eight Headlight wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: 1936 super eight Headlight wiring

Wiring diagrams are accessible from the main front page under "Wiring".

If that isn't sufficient to let you solve your problem, I believe I have further information from the Standard Auto-Electrician's Manual and might be able to scan and post here.
by Dave Czirr
Sat Sep 10, 2022 4:32 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: windshield wipers
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: windshield wipers

Vacuum wipers using a vacuum pump section of the fuel pump should never stop when you accelerate; they may slow down a bit but if they actually stop of go to a crawl, your wiper motor or booster pump are suspect.
by Dave Czirr
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 1933 VICTORIA
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: 1933 VICTORIA

Welcome! And best wishes for many happy miles in your Packard.

For more information you might consider making contact with the club's Roster Keeper for 1933 models.
by Dave Czirr
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: wheel dress rings for '34 Packard.
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: wheel dress rings for '34 Packard.

I suspect you have the incorrect parts. My '34 has a mix of original and Bill Hirsch repro rings and they all fit about the same, just a good solid push with your palm gets them secured. BTW Hirsch's repro rings were an exact match for the originals, bought them about 45 years ago and unfortunately ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Valve adjustment on 626
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Valve adjustment on 626

I'm assuming you have a running engine. Best results are obtained by setting the valve clearances with the engine hot and at idle. Packard did not issue a specification for a cold adjustment because it was not the most satisfactory way. There are folks who can suggest adjustments to the hot spec to ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: AUTOLITE DISTRIBUTOR
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: AUTOLITE DISTRIBUTOR

The standard reference for OEM parts is the "A.E.A. Universal Catalog of Original Equipment Service Parts". It indicates that the 1940 Packard 6-cylinder engine used 3 different Auto-Lite distributors during the production run; IGW 4143, IGW 4143A, and IGC 4503. Despite differences in internal parts...