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by Richard Kirkman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Wanted - 443 Owners Handbook
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Wanted - 443 Owners Handbook

Sorry for the slow response! I am hesitant to try copying the manual for fear of damaging the old binding. The good news is that I have a reproduction of the '28 owner's manual. I would be happy to send it to you and you could copy it, then return it. It is put together with staples; they could be r...
by Richard Kirkman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Packard collector books
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Packard collector books

Could you tell us a little more about "Packard, the Complete Story"? Who is the author and/or publisher? Is it hardbound or paperback? I might be interested if the price is right.
by Richard Kirkman
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Wanted - 443 Owners Handbook
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Wanted - 443 Owners Handbook

You are doing the right thing by letting people know what you are looking for. I had pretty much given up on finding a 443 owner's manual, but finally found one at a swap meet not too far from home. It was in good condition, and as you might expect, it cost more than I really wanted to pay. My advic...
by Richard Kirkman
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Ignition Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Ignition Problems

Thank you, gentlemen, for your kind and helpful responses. It turns out that the starter switch was indeed the culprit, in spite of what I was told by a guy who supposedly tested it. I took it apart and cleaned the contacts (93 years' worth of crud and corrosion), riveted it back together, and it wo...
by Richard Kirkman
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Ignition Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Ignition Problems

I'm guessing that a too-high generator charging rate might burn out the ammeter, which seems to have happened. What other problems might it cause? There is no current now from the battery to the starter, even though the starter switch has been checked and pronounced good. The starter itself was remo...
by Richard Kirkman
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1929 Packard 626
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: 1929 Packard 626

I've owned three Model A Fords and two Packards. I don't have any practical advice to add here, but I certainly want to add some encouragement! I hope you will feel free to lean on others in the Packard Club for help and guidance; they are a gold mine! Keep us informed about your progress!
by Richard Kirkman
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Bijur Lube System
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Bijur Lube System

There are differing ideas about the correct lubricant for the Bijur chassis lubricating system. The Packard 443 owner's manual isn't much help; it just says to use genuine Packard Chassis Lubricating Oil. I'd appreciate hearing from others on this topic... what to use and/or what to avoid.
by Richard Kirkman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Noisy Speedometer Cable
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Noisy Speedometer Cable

Thanks, Dave, for your helpful response. I got similar advice from a local source, so I tried it and sure enough, the speedometer worked a lot more quietly and smoothly... for about a day. The cable didn't break, but it has pulled out of the fitting at its upper end, where it is inserted into the sp...
by Richard Kirkman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Noisy Speedometer Cable
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Noisy Speedometer Cable

What are some possible causes of a noisy speedometer cable, and what can be done about it? The car is a 1927 Packard 443.
by Richard Kirkman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Electric fuel pump vs. vacuum tank
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Electric fuel pump vs. vacuum tank

I appreciate the responses. The Packard is currently back in the shop because of some other issues; we'll deal with the fuel pump issue along with those. The general consensus seems to favor an electric pump. We'll see.