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by dmdelavan
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: adding available accessories to a car
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: adding available accessories to a car

These comments make sense. I would only add that if you are going for a show car they would add nothing for judging and if improper or imperfect would certainly cost you.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Shows, Events & Judging
Topic: Judging Changes
Replies: 19
Views: 3979

Re: Judging Changes

Back in the days when my first vintage car was a 1935 3 1/2 litre Bentley I recall a RROC member of long standing remarking that " we do not own these cars in the strict sense. We have custody of them for a period of time." His thoughts being that history and preservation are important. This may be ...
by dmdelavan
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: overdrive locked up
Replies: 12
Views: 3008

Re: overdrive locked up

Climb under the car and on the right side of the gearbox is a large lever which needs to be pulled forward. Sometimes if the OD cable is pulled out while the car is idle and the clutch not engaged this will happen. It's a fast easy and cost free fix. If that's not it you may have larger problems. Do...
by dmdelavan
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: So how fast have you been in a Packard?
Replies: 24
Views: 7130

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

I can't tell you how fast I have ridden in a Packard, but a lady I know well, the wife of a dental school classmate had a most interesting Packard experience as been told about but doesn't remember. It is one which probably will not be repeated, for some time in the mid 1930's, she was BORN in a Pac...
by dmdelavan
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: UK - Based 1941 110 Touring Sedan Deluxe RHD
Replies: 122
Views: 36975

Re: UK - Based 1941 110 Touring Sedan Deluxe RHD

A word on chroming over welding. You are much less likely to have pits in the finished product if you will leave the welding a bit shy of the finished surface or grind it back and complete filling with silver solder. This from the man who redid my banged up bumper guard and it is impossible to disti...
by dmdelavan
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: How to Find a Dependable Repair Shop?
Replies: 6
Views: 1311

Re: How to Find a Dependable Repair Shop?

I note you are in the Dallas area. While this is far from me, I'll bet there are a number of Packard owners within a 100 mile radius. Get out your Packard club directory, and start calling people, especially those with a model close to yours. I'll be amazed if you can't find help.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: WANTED ; Oil Line Brass Fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: WANTED ; Oil Line Brass Fitting

I think this same question was broached within the last week or two. Any general auto parts store that has been in business thirty years or more probably has these lying around. Many of the newer "chain" stores likely have them as well. And I'd me amazed if the standard Packard suppliers don't stock...
by dmdelavan
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Adding OD to 1801 Packard 1940
Replies: 26
Views: 5774

Re: Adding OD to 1801 Packard 1940

The relay mounts on the firewall between the main loom outlet and the voltage regulator. In place, the cover plate screw is toward the center of the firewall. Terminals 1-3 are on the left numbered top to bottom and 4-6 on the right, also top to bottom. When my OD was not working it turned out the r...
by dmdelavan
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Packard in the Media
Topic: movie packard
Replies: 0
Views: 679

movie packard

I tried to list this with the main site but the email did not go through so I am entering this here. We recently viewed an Alec Guinness film from 1951, "The Lavender Hill Mob". I believe it is a 1938 Packard limo which is featured and appears more than once. Nice to see a Packard in London where on...
by dmdelavan
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Procedures for starting a "barn find"
Replies: 7
Views: 1751

Re: Procedures for starting a "barn find"

Wood graining only meant to assure that priorities are kept in order.
DEG