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by dmdelavan
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 589
Views: 163661

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

I hope we will be seeing more such posts. It may inspire others to do it themselves or at least to know what can and should be done.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: '40 Su8 exterior handles
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: '40 Su8 exterior handles

So I took it to a locksmith this morning who removed them, told me they were out of time, twisted the key, turned the handle a couple of times and they work. I'm still not sure how he did it but it seems to be an easy fix.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: '40 Su8 exterior handles
Replies: 2
Views: 736

'40 Su8 exterior handles

Having removed both front door locking handles for touch up purposes I now find that they will not operate the latch; I can only open the doors from inside. I have tried installing them in both the locked and open positions and with the inside handles both locked and opened. Any experience or other ...
by dmdelavan
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 50 Wiring Harness
Replies: 3
Views: 1612

Re: 50 Wiring Harness

You can also order the wire and fittings from the companies listed and do it yourself. That way you have perfect control to ensure the product is a duplicate of the original. Yes, it is tedious and time consuming but ensures you are in control. You can also do little things like using the next large...
by dmdelavan
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Vapor lock
Replies: 6
Views: 1743

Re: Vapor lock

I goy mine from the local CARQUEST store for about $90. It is 6 volt and is a straight forward procedure for a good mechanic (not for me). Mine is a Carter product.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Vapor lock
Replies: 6
Views: 1743

Re: Vapor lock

Get a good rotary type electric fuel pump connected directly to the carburetor. See the tech notes on this site for installation ideas. Use it as an "as needed" basis.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Removing hub caps
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Re: Removing hub caps

At least you won't be losing hubcaps as I did! To remove them I use a heavy nylon wedge which I obtained from another club (CCCA region?) and tap it off reather strongly with a 2# sledge hammer. NO damage to the chrome or paint. Perhaps a wee bit of grease on the wheel clips would ease the placement...
by dmdelavan
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Part Sources & Interchanges
Topic: Vendor Info
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Re: Vendor Info

Check directly with Kanter. I know of few problems with their service. They are honest.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Touch up painting
Replies: 5
Views: 1777

Re: Touch up painting

Though it was originally matched by sight---before the era of scanners and such---I found 1973 GM midnight green a perfect match for original paint under the hidden part of the rain catchers in front of the wing window. This is readily available.
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Larger Muffler and Tail Pipe for 1949 Deluxe 8
Replies: 24
Views: 6750

Re: Larger Muffler and Tail Pipe for 1949 Deluxe 8

I wonder if a "cooler"thermostat would help, or perhaps none at all if you are periennally in hot weather. Leaving the "stat" out in upper nineties weather seemed to help my '40 Super 8 avoid the middle line on the gauge.
Don Gutting