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by Dave Czirr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 133
Views: 7246

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Well, that's positive confirmation that you have fuel available in the carburetor. Have you checked for spark at the plugs while cranking the engine with the ignition switch on? Have you tried another ignition condenser? Your symptoms are suggestive of condenser failure and such failures seem to be ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 133
Views: 7246

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Care to explain just how you see fuel entering the carburetor? If you have a glass-bowl fuel filter between the pump and the carburetor, just seeing turbulence in the bowl doesn't guarantee that fuel is flowing into the carb, a more definitive test would be to remove the fuel line at the carburetor ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: PACKARD 1938
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: PACKARD 1938

Packard vehicle numbers thru early postwar were engraved onto a metal plate affixed to the motor side of the firewall except for 1938 which used a decal on the firewall. If the decal was removed in the process of customizing the car, or just deteriorated from age, you'll have to rely on any older do...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 133
Views: 7246

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

At a loss to understand what you mean when you say "engine is trying to turn over". Does that mean that it's turning over normally but not starting? Or that it's not turning over normally? What's the service history of the fuel pump, fuel tank and lines? Have recently have you checked the fuel pump ...
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1953 Caribbean Basket Case
Replies: 33
Views: 5167

Re: 1953 Caribbean Basket Case

Great to see the progress!
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Clutch Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Clutch Problem

What's the pedal freeplay when the clutch is engaged? If excessive (more than about 1 inch), that could be the cause.
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1936 Autolite Distributor dual point adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: 1936 Autolite Distributor dual point adjustment

dg, you need to acquire an "ignition wrench" set.
by Dave Czirr
Sun May 30, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Lubricant Recommendations
Replies: 34
Views: 16102

Re: Lubricant Recommendations

You might consider one of the SAE 15W-40 light truck diesel oils like Shell's Rotella T, it's found considerable use in the hobby. I used it for many years in my high mileage 1956 Caribbean convertible, but for a nice snug engine less viscous oils will flow more quickly and thus lubricate faster on ...
by Dave Czirr
Sat May 29, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Lubricant Recommendations
Replies: 34
Views: 16102

Re: Lubricant Recommendations

A perhaps better response could be provided is you could advise (a) what typical climatic temperatures will the car encounter, (b) what's the general internal condition (clearances) of the motor. A very general recommendation for a motor in good condition, reasonably tight, and for typical temperatu...
by Dave Czirr
Fri May 28, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Battery Issue with a 1934 Packard 1100
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Battery Issue with a 1934 Packard 1100

Glad you got it started. No, parking on a slope should not have any negative effect on starting. After all, folks parked on slopes in 1934 too. I hope you get rid of that 8-volt battery and get back to the proper system ASAP. If for no other reason (and there are many), 8 volts will shorten bulb lif...