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by dak955
Fri May 20, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1940 120 shuts off after hi speed run
Replies: 65
Views: 19827

Re: 1940 120 shuts off after hi speed run

It would be great if someone had a known good carburetor from their running engine or on a shelf that you could borrow and test to see if that solves the issue.......Just a thought...
by dak955
Tue May 17, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Need advice on selling a car for an estate.
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

Re: Need advice on selling a car for an estate.

There will many opinions on the value of your car. To me, the true "value" of any car iswhat someone is willing to pay at a particular time for a particular car. My feeling is and my advice to you is to search some on line value guides such as Hagerty or NADA to get somewhat of a feel for value. An ...
by dak955
Sun May 01, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 589
Views: 163693

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Good evening. I am replying to your comment about the woodgraining and how you felt you didn't want to try and tackle that process. I know you have already painted your dash and window mouldings but I have to be honest, I think you could do a fine job on the woodgraining. Based on the work I have se...
by dak955
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Electrical Shock
Replies: 11
Views: 1737

Re: Electrical Shock

That is encouraging that you were able to see some possible causes....Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
by dak955
Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Electrical Shock
Replies: 11
Views: 1737

Re: Electrical Shock

Another thought i had is a little trouble shooting tip I learned years ago for situations like this. Start your car up when it is dark outside or in a dark garage and look in the engine bay. Any electrical shorts will be very visible and it may help you determine a cause. Good luck.
by dak955
Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Looking for new tires
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Looking for new tires

Hello. My advice is to go with the specified 700-16 tire size for the car. You will get a little better ride and the load capacity is a little better. As far as Firestone or Lester, not sure what to tell you here. Both manufacturers have been making antique / classic tires for a long time and I have...
by dak955
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: General Question Regarding Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: General Question Regarding Restoration

Hello. 34PackardGuy has a lot of spot on valid points. The other item I wanted to add is there was no mention about a projected time frame for the restoration. Did the shop specify about how long they feel it would take? If in fact the shop mentioned is a body shop that does some restoration, there ...
by dak955
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Wanted: 1940 Packard book by James Hollingsworth
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: Wanted: 1940 Packard book by James Hollingsworth

Hello James. Yes I am interested. If possible, please send me an email at lincoln48@roadrunner.com with the particulars. Thanks so much.
by dak955
Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Aftermarket oil drain accessory
Replies: 0
Views: 478

Aftermarket oil drain accessory

I am working on a '48 for a friend which has been off the road for a long time. In going to change the oil, I found that someone years ago had installed an oil drain device on the oil pan that is actuated by pulling a cable which is mounted near the top of the engine. The round knob at the top of th...
by dak955
Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1928 526, Gear Shift Stuck
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: 1928 526, Gear Shift Stuck

Hello Ray. Though I cannot speak of personal experience with a 1928, I had the same situation with my 1940 when I bought it. I found my problem to be that the shift linkage was out of adjustment. I followed the adjustment procedure in the shop manual and it has been fine.....I am sure the procedure ...