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by dmdelavan
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 Heater/Defrost Control
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

Re: 1940 Heater/Defrost Control

Pat, I took another look at an extra heater and switch (my car is not here at this time) and the ground wire is longer,not shorter than the others and in fact extends well beyond the switch. Thus Ifeel it is grounded elsewhere. There is an unused terminal on the switch at the bottom and I'm assuming...
by dmdelavan
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 Heater/Defrost Control
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

Re: 1940 Heater/Defrost Control

The shortest wire (Black) is the ground. Another (red probably) receives the power at the switch from the main ignition switch and terminates at the Field coil. The other two go to the armature. Reversing their attachment to the switch should reverse the motor which would only mean nothing more seri...
by dmdelavan
Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 Heater/Defrost Control
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

Re: 1940 Heater/Defrost Control

We placed the ground at a safe and convenient location under the dash; can't be more specific than that. I believe the wiring diagram would show the power pick up. As for the wire colors I found all of mine were well faded, but looking for a splice as you mentioned, burrowing under the loom all the ...
by dmdelavan
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 Heater/Defrost Control
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

Re: 1940 Heater/Defrost Control

Assuming we are dealing with the super deluxe heater (chrome handle switch) as you look at it from the back there are two coil spring resistors at the top. In between them is the yellow wire (A), brown is to the right (F) Red is to the left (F) also, and black is ground. On the standard switch a ter...
by dmdelavan
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Accesory Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Re: Accesory Wanted

Hmmm. I don't have one and I don't recognize the nickname, but here in the Midwest they were known as
Necker's knobs. 'Nuf sed.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Re: Radio

I can highly recommend club member and Packard owner Harold Rushing in Columbia, Illinois. Check the club directory for address and phone. Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Packard Modifications
Topic: '41 Packard 120 3-speed conversion to automatic
Replies: 7
Views: 5209

Re: '41 Packard 120 3-speed conversion to automatic

I had lots of trouble with my '40 shifting rods binding until I installed a bronze bushing inside the arms on the bottom of the steering column. We simply opened the part, took measurements and found a bushing on line for $10. It has been easy shifting since then .
Don Gutting