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by dmdelavan
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Hub cap loss
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Hub cap loss

Though I haven't road tested this (will do so in the nest few minutes) it seems work like a charm. A few really good whacks are needed. Most of all I wish to report that four of the five clips were out of tolerance and only two more on the entire vehicle were so. An accident waiting to happen. MY ad...
by dmdelavan
Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1949 Packard 2300 Series
Replies: 17
Views: 3164

Re: 1949 Packard 2300 Series

That question was answered here recently. It is for the "electromatic" clutch assembly. If your car does not have this feature it is merely a blank and will not be connected. If it is connected and the rest of the mechanism is present it operates the clutch more or less automatically. If present the...
by dmdelavan
Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Hub cap loss
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Hub cap loss

my 1940 Su 8 has thrown a couple of hubcaps off the same wheel (left front). Inspection shows two of the clips are not gripping. Can these be successfully bent into proper shape or is that asking either too much or for trouble? I note new ones are available from the usual suppliers but they must be ...
by dmdelavan
Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1940 model 1808
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: 1940 model 1808

If you have the throttle guard, it is activated by a line from manifold. I attached mine at an unused port near the firewall end.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1941 160 igniton coil
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Re: 1941 160 igniton coil

The wire within the armored cable can be chafed or otherwise lost some insulation. Replacing it is a bit tedious but not difficult. Remove the whole system including the bottom of the coil all the way to and including the ignition switch and detach the wire therein. You have then to open the end of ...
by dmdelavan
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: '36 Packard headlight switch......
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

Re: '36 Packard headlight switch......

You can get a wiring diagram on this site or buy one through the store. Enlarge it as much as you can, color it if at all feasible and laminate it. It will be invaluable, but perhaps someone else can answer the detailed questions.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: '40 Su8 exterior handles
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: '40 Su8 exterior handles

So here is what the locksmith told me later. If it happens that your handle is "out of time" and won't operate, do this. Lock the handle with the key. Turn the tailpiece ( the part that goes into the door) until it locks and won't turn further. THEN install the handle and voila, it works. Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: access to gas tank sending unit
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: access to gas tank sending unit

Two metal straps with rubber pads hold up the tank. Lower it carefully and all will be revealed on top. The wire just unscrews from the top of the sending unit and a half dozen or so screws loosen the sending unit. Just lift it out and see what the problem is. Maybe its only a loose connection but i...
by dmdelavan
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: access to gas tank sending unit
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: access to gas tank sending unit

I should have added you will need to disconnect the hose between the filler tube and that on the tank. The hose is probably old and should be replaced so just saw it off.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: access to gas tank sending unit
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: access to gas tank sending unit

OK I suppose if you want to as long as you avoid cutting the fuel lines, the wiring or the tank itself. Dropping the tank is no big deal especially if the fuel is low. You should be able to drain the tank by removing its plug from a rear corner. If not maybe your tank needs more attention inside. Th...