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by dmdelavan
Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Part Sources & Interchanges
Topic: 22nd 1948: Advice on parts: rubbers & door mirrors etc
Replies: 3
Views: 1876

Re: 22nd 1948: Advice on parts: rubbers & door mirrors etc

I have had success with Kanter and they are good people to deal with. Not so happy with their repro sidemount mirrors (fit over the trim bead). Max Merritt is excellent also. Lynn Steele has the most in rubber material though it is not cheap. They are in the catalog attached to this site. Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Packard trunk
Replies: 4
Views: 1665

Re: Packard trunk

This is an interesting item but I don't see a "Packard" label on it. MY trunk rack is 37 1/2 x18 3/4 so it would fit but not perfectly. Also the holes are 33" and 9" apart so it probably could be made to work but is not the right one. Let me think on this a bit. Where is the trunk located? Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Packard trunk
Replies: 4
Views: 1665

Re: Packard trunk

What are the dimensions between the mounting bolts or holes in the bottom? What are the dimensions of the trunk itself? Andyour asking price please?
PM me if possible
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1940 180 seat fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Re: 1940 180 seat fabric

My '40 180 limo has wilshire green paint and was equipped with "riviera" two tone option of tan pin stripe (see Hollingsworth's book on the 1940 car for more detail). Briefly, the "tan" was a common and readily available grey which on its own would be appropriate for any car of that year. The second...
by dmdelavan
Fri May 31, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1934 1100 Eight Preservation
Replies: 144
Views: 40849

Re: 1934 1100 Eight Preservation

If your oil level gauge operates, as I'll bet it does, similiar to what Rolls-Royce used until recent years it is meant to allow you to check the oil without soiling your hands. Operating it with a running engine show it about half full as the rest is obviously doing its job elsewhere in the engine....
by dmdelavan
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: TIRE SIZE
Replies: 7
Views: 2626

Re: TIRE SIZE

7:00 16 is the designated size for this car. Check your owner's manual. If you don't have one (and you should) they are available in reprint for about $20.00 But if indeed you have 15 inch wheels then you have the wrong wheels for a Super 8
Don Gutting
by dmdelavan
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Fuel/Vac Pump Connections?
Replies: 9
Views: 3810

Re: Fuel/Vac Pump Connections?

Just for starters I think you are correct about the DIY nipple. The wiper motor, of course, is inside the car under the dash and just behind the firewall. It may be mounted to support members under the internal part of the cowl. I believe a copper tube generally runs to the firewall and thence to th...
by dmdelavan
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: First Car for a Teen?
Replies: 53
Views: 15227

Re: First Car for a Teen?

The boy may be a careful driver but a lot of other folks aren't when around an older car. I've had more than one cut me off to get a better look at the front end. Also bear in mind that if there is a collision body parts may not be readily available. And its' really expensive to chrome plate that gr...
by dmdelavan
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: First Car for a Teen?
Replies: 53
Views: 15227

Re: First Car for a Teen?

Of course you make the ultimate decision and you know your child better than anyone else. That said, the teen years remain formative years and teenagers may not be as mature as you think. I remember myself in those years thinking I had better reflexes than the older drivers and therefore better at t...
by dmdelavan
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: First Car for a Teen?
Replies: 53
Views: 15227

Re: First Car for a Teen?

Without answering your questions and strictly as a practical matter, Is it possible to insure this vehicle as a daily driver with a seventeen year old as the principle driver? Answering some of the questions: Parts are readily available, some cheap, some much more costly. for example, the local glas...