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by dmdelavan
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: ENGINE STORAGE
Replies: 5
Views: 1761

Re: ENGINE STORAGE

It is recommended for many cars to depress the clutch and block it in position. This is easily done by placing an appropriate length of lumber between the pedal and the underside of the dashboard. Perhaps it isn't necessary but it can't hurt a thing.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 14th Series Senior Temp Gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Re: 14th Series Senior Temp Gauge

I can highly recommend Williamson's; 2018 East Front Ave., Chester, Arkansas 72934
phone: 479-369-2551.
They repaired my 1940 gauge rapidly at a price well under what others quoted AND adjusted the accompanying oil gauge without charge as it didn't need repair.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1937 138 CD
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: 1937 138 CD

As I was ministering to my '40 limo today and Armoralling these seals (which are far from the best but usable) I began to wonder what is the difference between this window and that of the smaller cars. If the difference is in the length and not in the curved part part to the rear, perhaps two seals ...
by dmdelavan
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1937 138 CD
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: 1937 138 CD

I have a '40 Limo and found the quarter window rubber is NOT reproduced as it is a larger window and there are only a few cars left. Mine were quite hard but with liberal applications of Armorall they became usable. I was told by a major reproducer they were not interested in a small run much less a...
by dmdelavan
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1933 super 8 running rich
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Re: 1933 super 8 running rich

Any chance you have a manifold gasket leak? Running rich on 7 & 8 was my problem and this improved greatly when the gaskets were changed. Doing the carburetor well is, of course, a given.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 40 packard nuts and bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: 40 packard nuts and bolts

Look in the back of the parts book. They will not list the numbers of each for the various models but will give you a good start.
by dmdelavan
Sun May 30, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Restored Steering Wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Re: Restored Steering Wheel?

I had excellent results from "Backwards Unlimited" at a reasonable price. I don't have their address or phone on hand but they are located outside of Seattle and can be found on the internet, etc.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Sat May 22, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 Ignition switch
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

Re: 1940 Ignition switch

Yes, you will have to pry open the end of the coil being careful not to break off the little tabs. On the key end you can peel back the flange that is wrapped over the end of the lock, connect your new wire under that, then press back the flange as best you can and seal it with epoxy as needed. I di...
by dmdelavan
Mon May 03, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Shows, Events & Judging
Topic: a judging question/proposal
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Re: a judging question/proposal

I don't know the answer to your question about how many national judges visit this forum. I'm a real authenticity nut, so much so that if I ever did any serious judging I'd probably skew everything so it's best that I don't. But I really like the idea you are suggesting. If we get a reasonable resp...
by dmdelavan
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Running rich
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Running rich

My '40 Super 8 is doing well otherwise but idling poorly now. Carburetor adjustment hasn't helped much. Inspecting the plugs shows # 7 & 8 carbon fouled after about 500 miles; the others look normal. Any ideas or suggestions?
Don Gutting