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by dmdelavan
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Procedures for starting a "barn find"
Replies: 7
Views: 1705

Re: Procedures for starting a "barn find"

I have no quarrel with any of the suggestions noted above, but I add one of caution. Don't become obsessed with the notion of getting this vehicle on the road in as short a time as possible. You talk about starting the engine. I'm wondering if it turns over at all. A few good pushes on the fan will ...
by dmdelavan
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: UK - Based 1941 110 Touring Sedan Deluxe RHD
Replies: 122
Views: 36415

Re: UK - Based 1941 110 Touring Sedan Deluxe RHD

Congratulations on your acquisition! And lots of luck with your project. Fortunately most of what you need is readily available in the USA. Wiring harness should be a big priority and at least one of the Packard club regions supplies this service. Check the CNB. Proper hoses and clamps are likewise ...
by dmdelavan
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Engine compartment making horrible noises
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

Re: Engine compartment making horrible noises

Is the noise from the front or rear of the engine? On the right or the left? Does it vary its position? Is it a metal to metal sound? Any chance it could be as simple as an exhaust leak? In any event I'll bet an experienced mechanic i.e., one who doesn't have to plug in a computer to learn something...
by dmdelavan
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 180 - Tie Rod End
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: 180 - Tie Rod End

All 1940 cars used the same tie rod ends. They are readily available from Kanter or Merritt
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 12 Volt Starter in 1938
Replies: 26
Views: 5510

Re: 12 Volt Starter in 1938

Some thoughts come to mind. The car was apparently built for the UK market as turn indicator (probably the "semaphore" variety were included). I believe export cars to UK were built in Canada and am wondering if that country was using 12 volt systems. It could make sense considering the cold weather...
by dmdelavan
Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 12 Volt Starter in 1938
Replies: 26
Views: 5510

Re: 12 Volt Starter in 1938

It is interesting that a car of this caliber is being sold in wartime. It is likewise interesting that it has no registration (license) number, as British cars retain their initial number throughout their life. Could it be a "left over" , i.e. "new" 1938 model being sold in 1940? It would surely be ...
by dmdelavan
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 12 Volt Starter in 1938
Replies: 26
Views: 5510

Re: 12 Volt Starter in 1938

Were not some of the export cars fitted with 12 volt equipment? I think a careful search will show this In place for 1938. Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars had 12 volt systems in the 30's. Why not have it for their competition?
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1941 Ignition Cable Super Eight
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: 1941 Ignition Cable Super Eight

If it is the same as the 1940, and I believe it is the attachment is a round piece of metal with 3 or 4 tabs which attach to the back end of the coil.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Packard upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 1243

Re: Packard upholstery

I'm more than reasonably sure leather was an option for this car, but a rather pricey one for an entry level vehicle. The broadcloth wears extremely well and I've seen Packards of this vintage with original upholstery intact and looking fine. I would stick with it; leather would not, I feel effect t...
by dmdelavan
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: My new 1949 Packard super 8
Replies: 14
Views: 3062

Re: My new 1949 Packard super 8

Bully for you! May you enjoy your find for many years. But just in case you didn't know you have a good bit of work ahead of you before using the car on a regular basis. Aside from such obvious things as changing all fluids, changing aging if not dry rotted tires, possible fuel system woes, seal fai...