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by packardroadsta
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Goin' to the well again
Replies: 6
Views: 1591

Re: Goin' to the well again

I think the 37 rheostat is the same as 38. If so, then the dash rheostat can be removable by pulling the knob off (straight) and then unscrewing the escutcheon from the front. You will see two indents running towards the center hole. Put a needle nose or similar tool in these indents and carefully t...
by packardroadsta
Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Auto Choke Question '39 120
Replies: 6
Views: 2416

Re: Auto Choke Question '39 120

Hi Tom - nice to hear from you and hope to cross paths at Hershey again this year. Been a while since I have vistied "the paddock" by the way, but where is the coverage on Laurie's car - yours get all the press?? :P Anyway, thanks for the feedback. So if I understand you correctly the little chambe...
by packardroadsta
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Wanted, 1930 733 rear brake actuators
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Re: Wanted, 1930 733 rear brake actuators

If the condition of the cylinder is OK, you might consider having it welded up. I think that flange is under torsional stress, primarily, so if the flange is built up via welding it should be fine. However, more knowledgeable welders may have a different idea! It would at least be worth talking to s...
by packardroadsta
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Part Sources & Interchanges
Topic: 1930 726 head gasket
Replies: 70
Views: 27303

Re: 1930 726 head gasket

I have some photos of a generator rebuild here. They are very simple machines, as long as you don't need to mess with the field or armature windings.

Tom
by packardroadsta
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Grill for 1941
Replies: 6
Views: 1880

Re: Grill for 1941

Dave C pointed out that not all stainless steel is non-magnetic. There are stainless steels (ferretic or martensitic(?)) alloys that are magnetic, but they tend to be for specialized uses. A magnet is not a perfect test for SS, but it will work for trim pieces, boat pieces, etc. I hope I have not le...
by packardroadsta
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Grill for 1941
Replies: 6
Views: 1880

Re: Grill for 1941

It is relatively easy to check for stainless. If a magnet sticks, it is not stainless! The ones on my 38 were chromed steel. The parts list indicates that the blades did change in 40, but not if the change was in style but also in substance.
by packardroadsta
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1931 Packard Roadster: Standard 8 833 windshield
Replies: 5
Views: 1859

Re: 1931 Packard Roadster: Standard 8 833 windshield

Note, the mechanism that the window slides open on is nickel plated. Some cars I have seen chrome this bit, but that is not correct.

Tom
by packardroadsta
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: points for 840
Replies: 4
Views: 1500

Re: points for 840

Francis,

Here is a link to the Max Merritt conversion kit. I have one in my 30, and it so far works great. Uses readily available points; from a mopar line, IIRC.

Tom
by packardroadsta
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: temperature sensor, oil pressure sensor
Replies: 8
Views: 2705

Re: temperature sensor, oil pressure sensor

Yes, neither NAPA or Autozone has a listing for Packard temp sensors, but if you bring in your original they can match it fairly easily. Though you may want to bring along a multimeter as well.
by packardroadsta
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: temperature sensor, oil pressure sensor
Replies: 8
Views: 2705

Re: temperature sensor, oil pressure sensor

You can get the engine temp sensor from NAPA or Autozone. Probably others as well.

Tom