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by 41Packard
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Voltage Regulator for 1900 series
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Voltage Regulator for 1900 series

Thanks Howard. It looks like a useful tool and the price is right. I just ordered one. Hope it's shockproof too.... Like I said, the amp-meter has settled down and my 80 year old back doesn't allow me to crawl under the dash. I can check things from the firewall. 41Packard sends..
by 41Packard
Mon May 28, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Voltage Regulator for 1900 series
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Voltage Regulator for 1900 series

Just returned from vacation. I'm removing this from the active problem list. Mech says that the generator and regulator are doing their thing, they're keeping the battery charged up and lights all bright. I had an old amp meter from some unknow source and my mech attempted to put it temp in place of...
by 41Packard
Sat May 05, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Voltage Regulator for 1900 series
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Voltage Regulator for 1900 series

I'm having a problem identifying/locating a replacement voltage regulator for my 1941 Packard Deluxe. The generator is a Auto-lite GDZ 4801 F and I purchased a VRP-6001 that NAPA converted as their proper replacement from NAPA. Physically it looked good but my mechanic (he's is qualified to work on ...
by 41Packard
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 8
Views: 2147

Re: fuel pump

I'm the care-giver for two beautiful, well running Packards. A '41 110 Deluxe and a '54 Patrician. My mechanic is currently installing the sixth rebuilt fuel pump to my '41 in ten years and 15,000 miles of driving. They usually last me for a couple of years. On the other hand, the '54 Patrician is r...
by 41Packard
Sun May 14, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1900 Carburetor
Replies: 40
Views: 8967

Re: 1900 Carburetor

Put another mechanical fuel pump in and it runs fine --- embarrassing the owner. Drove to Pinehurst and back (800 miles) last month, April, w/o a problem.
by 41Packard
Sun May 14, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Fuel options
Replies: 10
Views: 3144

Re: Fuel options

I normally run WAWA's regular gasoline with ethanol in my '41 110 Deluxe and also in the '54 Patrician's 359 cu in motor. The little six engine runs sweet except when the weather is real warm and then it used to react much like you say. The '54 is wonderful all the time. After spending obscene amoun...
by 41Packard
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1953 packard part out
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Re: 1953 packard part out

I have an original '54 Patrician. I'm always interested in improving mine if possible. I'd like to look your '53 over and see what I could use. Let me know your model and what state you're in and if reasonably close to Virginia we can arrange to let me see what you have. contact me at jere33@verizon...
by 41Packard
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1900 Carburetor
Replies: 40
Views: 8967

Re: 1900 Carburetor

Trouble appears worse. Stalled several times in one day and each time I turned on the electric fuel pump and the car would run fine. Temps were in the mid-50s and it sure wasn't fuel vapor lock. I installed a rebuild mechanical fuel pump and it's like owning a brand new Packard. I took her on a 250 ...
by 41Packard
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: So how fast have you been in a Packard?
Replies: 24
Views: 8460

Re: So how fast have you been in a Packard?

The Packard's speedometer is known to be inaccurate -- + or - 10 maybe 15 mph. I have a '54 Patrician, 212 HP, that I did 4 laps on the Bristol Speedway Track about ten years back and was clocked at 75 mph before they Black-Flagged me. One other time, without my wife, I had it indicating over 100 mp...
by 41Packard
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: car stalling
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Re: car stalling

Another possibility from your symptoms could be your gas cap. It's suppose to be vented and if you've either replaced the cap with an unvented type or if the vent hole has been plugged, you would cause that symptom.