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by dmdelavan
Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: torque on manifold bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 1923

Re: torque on manifold bolts

The first time I worked on my '40 356 I was advised to use steel nuts as they held tighter than brass. BAD ADVICE! The manifold cracked in short order and could not be welded; brazing held for a few thousand miles then more cracks appeared. Go with the brass. They were there for a reason and the rea...
by dmdelavan
Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 53 Clipper Super, 327, where does the fuel filter go?
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

Re: 53 Clipper Super, 327, where does the fuel filter go?

This is a bit out of my area of expertise, but reference to a "24" series service manual which is slightly earlier than your car show no inline fuel filter. There is an integral filter in the fuel pump. Many owners fitted an inline filter immediately before the carburetor, often one with a glass bow...
by dmdelavan
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 56 Clipper Super --how to proceed
Replies: 7
Views: 2817

Re: 56 Clipper Super --how to proceed

I can't address all your issues and I want you to be happy with a really nice car. If the drive train needs attention have it rebuilt and plan on 6K looking sick when you get the bill. For a lot less you can get the brakes in top shape. Be sure to use linings of factory spec length and width, replac...
by dmdelavan
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Battery ground to starter?
Replies: 7
Views: 2853

Re: Battery ground to starter?

I must have mis-stated the situation. My car starts OK, all the right connections have been made with proper sized cable. The question should be "will grounding the battery to the starter itself be of any assistance? " If so, where on the starter and with what should the connection be made? Don Gutt...
by dmdelavan
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Battery ground to starter?
Replies: 7
Views: 2853

Battery ground to starter?

I've never claimed to be either a mechanic or electrical expert, but this suggestion caught my eye as my '40 Super 8 is a bit awkward to start at times. I am seeking the opinions of the Packard cognescenti about this. This advice directed me to ground the battery directly to the starter. I'm not sur...
by dmdelavan
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Mystery Grease Zerk
Replies: 6
Views: 3369

Re: Mystery Grease Zerk

Come on, fellas. He drained the block, dropped the fitting, stepped on it and ruined the thread. The zerk fitting was the only thing he had on hand which would fit the hold. Nobody was stupid enough to inject greas e through it.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1947 356 water pump
Replies: 39
Views: 14211

Re: 1947 356 water pump

And while you have easy access please remove, inspect, clean or replace the water distributor tube into which the pump directs the water. I'll assume engine rebuilding took care of core hole plugs.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: inner mirror glass is spoiled
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Re: inner mirror glass is spoiled

Any reputable glass shop should be able to handle this. After breaking out the mirror one can tell how it was installed, cut the new one to size and refit as necessary.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Woodgrain Dash and window trim
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

Re: Woodgrain Dash and window trim

I strongly feel my woodgrain restoration is the best possible and it was done by a local artisan( no, he has retired for good). I can pass on his technique which he develop while recovering from an industrial accident. With lots of practice and effort you should be able to do it. Both straight grain...
by dmdelavan
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 41 110/120 Running Boards
Replies: 6
Views: 5256

Re: 41 110/120 Running Boards

Have you checked with Lynn Steele for new running board covers? I believe they were supplying them a few years ago
The trim pieces go on after the rubber.
Don Gutting