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by Dave Czirr
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Ignition Points 1928 526
Replies: 1
Views: 7

Re: Ignition Points 1928 526

Have you tried the usual major Packard vendors?
by Dave Czirr
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Pertronix Distributor
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: Pertronix Distributor

Installing a Pertronix isn't particularly recommended, the original type ignition will probably prove more reliable. Major reason for reliability problems with Pertronix in 6-volt systems is the absence of a comfortable cushion between system voltage and the triggering voltage that Pertronix require...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: 1939 Packard Henney ambulance
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: 1939 Packard Henney ambulance

For an ID, how about a vehicle number or motor number or a picture of the motor. The Eight and the 120 are two expressions for the same model.
by Dave Czirr
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Replacing cork seal at base of distributor 1953 Patrician
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Replacing cork seal at base of distributor 1953 Patrician

My recollection is a bit faint from years ago but I seem to remember that the bore in the block into which the distributor mounts has a shallow counterbore at the top for a cork gasket. Its probably missing on 90% or the cars out there and with no consequences other than a very occasional drip of oil.
by Dave Czirr
Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Packard Modifications
Topic: Dual circuit master cylinder conversion kit for a 36 Packard?
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Dual circuit master cylinder conversion kit for a 36 Packard?

There are no kits available that I'm aware of, if you want such a conversion you'll have to engineer something yourself. But let me ask, why do you want this in the first place, properly maintained the standard factory system should be fine.
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Drain & Fill Plug Image
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Drain & Fill Plug Image

I'd be surprised if it's not pictured in the owner's manual, have you checked there? Also, knowing what year or which OD unit would be helpful.

Here's an illustration from the 1941 120 owner's manual for that information for a similar setup.
41 trans OD rear view.jpg
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Detroit Lub Type 51 - Fuel inlet washer?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Detroit Lub Type 51 - Fuel inlet washer?

Doesn't look like it would be much of a challenge to make it yourself. What do you know of the material of construction?
by Dave Czirr
Fri Jul 22, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: oil filter recommendation please
Replies: 4
Views: 1654

Re: oil filter recommendation please

Hi:
The answer to your query is in the post immediately prior to yours, both the Twelve and Super Eight used the same Purolater L8 filter and R&A Engineering is a source for a reproduction unit.
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Cylinder head repair - #2 spark plug stripped-what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Cylinder head repair - #2 spark plug stripped-what to do

Spark plug thread repair kits are commonly available and it's not that unusual a repair job, so unless the reason for the failure was a crack you should not require a new head. Sorry but I can't recommend someone to do the job, but ask among your local old car friends.
by Dave Czirr
Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Water Pump Packing
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

Re: Water Pump Packing

"O" rings, split rings, or continuous cord graphited packing are all satisfactory, properly installed it really makes little difference which you use. Install packing in the cavity, compress to conform to the shaft and cavity with the gland nut, and as a final adjustment set the gland nut to allow a...