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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: 169
Views: 9511

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: 24

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: 169
Views: 9511

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: 6
Views: 130

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: 6
Views: 130

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: 6
Views: 130

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: 61

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.
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1950 straight 8 interchangeability
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: 1950 straight 8 interchangeability

Well, if one really wanted to I guess you could transplant a 6-cylinder Cummins diesel into a VW Rabbit. So, if you wanted a mongrel, surely you could, with appropriate modifications, get a senior driveline transplanted into your shorter wheelbase junior. My suggestion is that if you want the more r...
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1950 straight 8 interchangeability
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: 1950 straight 8 interchangeability

The details are all in the 1948-1954 Master Parts List, available as a reprint, where you can check for common part numbers between models. But in a nutshell the Eight (288) and Super Eight (327) share many engine and chassis components. But the 356 which was the senior engine used in the Custom 8 h...
by Dave Czirr
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Part Sources & Interchanges
Topic: affordable 32 X 6 tires
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: affordable 32 X 6 tires

32x6 equates to a 20" tire and not a lot of choices in that diameter, none of them inexpensive, and no options in terms of wheels that would mount cheap tires that I'm aware of. My suggestion would be to retain the current wheels and tires and rest them on wheeled dollies for vehicle movement until ...