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by PACKARDAPL
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: altered engine number
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: altered engine number

This could be a couple of things: Cal =probably California N= new # --new series #???? Casting # same for all. Does this match your registration documents?? If it does then: 1 The CAL suggests that it may be an assigned number to this motor that was restamped at some post 1953 date with the CAL & N ...
by PACKARDAPL
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1941 120 Packard - Restart after 5 years.
Replies: 52
Views: 8738

Re: 1941 120 Packard - Restart after 5 years.

Congrats! There is nothing so sweet as a properly running Packard engine--it has sound all to its own. Now that you have it going and have solved the problem--you might list what was keeping it from starting, as a help to the next person with a similar situation. Packards are generally a well engine...
by PACKARDAPL
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 1938 identification
Replies: 5
Views: 2410

Re: 1938 identification

Yes, at this late date, origination information may only be available from collectors. I don't know--ask Adam--how long the UK keeps vehicle registration data. This might be too old to be found now. As to its assembly in Canada, This is possible. Detroit turned out export right hand models too, but ...
by PACKARDAPL
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1941 120 Packard - Restart after 5 years.
Replies: 52
Views: 8738

Re: 1941 120 Packard - Restart after 5 years.

Adam said about as much as anything I could--it seems the most likely cure would be the coil & key switch replacement from
what you said. A couple of photos below for reference-perhaps they will be of help; a firewall style & coil for a Super 8
by PACKARDAPL
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1941 120 Packard - Restart after 5 years.
Replies: 52
Views: 8738

Re: 1941 120 Packard - Restart after 5 years.

I'm not an expert, but I am confused by the photos. Do you have 2 coils on this car? Or just one? The original coil on many cars of the period were an in firewall unit that had an armored cable going to the distributor. This was an anti theft thing. the key switch connects to the bottom of the coil ...
by PACKARDAPL
Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1941 120 Packard - Restart after 5 years.
Replies: 52
Views: 8738

Re: 1941 120 Packard - Restart after 5 years.

First check the wiring connections from the key switch etc. This is probably something simple; the most logical things that might be wrong are the key switch itself or the coil being bad. An auto parts store often can check a coil and an ammeter would check the continuity of the actual key switch. b...
by PACKARDAPL
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1941 120 Packard - Restart after 5 years.
Replies: 52
Views: 8738

Re: 1941 120 Packard - Restart after 5 years.

The oil filters on my cars, either bolt to the side of the engine or above it on the firewall. Some of them were "add-ons". I believe that the filters were an option; like the heater option back in the 30s--some took them--some didn't. Anyway its big enough you cant miss it--so if you don't see it.....
by PACKARDAPL
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1941 120 Packard - Restart after 5 years.
Replies: 52
Views: 8738

Re: 1941 120 Packard - Restart after 5 years.

You have covered some of the most important tasks for a "re-start". A couple thoughts: it may not have a oil filter-not everybody used one or kept it in place. It could have been removed at some point. A canister unit with a drop in filter was common then, I would recommend adding one. I also would ...
by PACKARDAPL
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Mice, Rats & other Pesky Varmints
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

Re: Mice, Rats & other Pesky Varmints

Thanks JD for the field "mice" report. Its important to have some feedback on some of these things that people propose. What works & importantly what will not. Since you note that the "Irish Spring" method doesn't perform, I would suggest that the febreze solution & similar products probably do not....
by PACKARDAPL
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: 1960 Henney Kilowatt Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 6040

Re: 1960 Henney Kilowatt Sale

FYI....For those of you who would like to go electric--another 1960 Kilowatt has surfaced in Prospect, Connecticut on EBAY. This Henney electric car appears complete and reasonably decent, although a bit on the scruffy side. It would have to have a full restoration to be sharp, but it might clean up...