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by Dave Czirr
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Lubricants & Fluids
Topic: Type of Oil for 1953
Replies: 16
Views: 8513

Re: Type of Oil for 1953

Yes, of course you'll need an oil pan gasket kit, available from any of the major Packard vendors or Olson's Gaskets. The oil pan drain plug is at the base of the sump, hex-head, probably 3/4 or 7/8". If your engine came with simple mechanical valve lifters, then an oil filter was an optional access...
by Dave Czirr
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 164
Views: 9251

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

As Bluedevil suggested, I'd start by looling for a vacuum leak. You might start with the distributr vacuum advance unit.
by Dave Czirr
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 164
Views: 9251

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Plus or minus a few degrees, even a half-dozen degrees, will not in and of itself produce backfiring.
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Trying to figure out what I have
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Trying to figure out what I have

Given your acknowledged lack of old car know-how, you might be better served to find a local mechanic or hobbyist with the requisite skills.
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Trying to figure out what I have
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Trying to figure out what I have

626 and 633 sedans are, for older Packards, rather plentiful in a relative sense, I don't comment on value but you could check various websites including Hemmings which I've copied the link for you below to see some asking prices. And surely, having it in running order will add measureably to the va...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Trying to figure out what I have
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Trying to figure out what I have

Both the vehicle number (the # on the patent plate), the frame #, and the theft-proof number (large embossed # on the firewall) identify your car as a 1929. The vehicle number further identifies it as the "junior" model, either a 626 or 633 depending of wheelbase (wheelbases were 126 and 133"). This...
by Dave Czirr
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 57 Packard
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: 57 Packard

Sorry to say, I'm not familiar with your vehicle but wonder if you are aware that it's essentially a rebadged 1957 Studebaker. I suspect that the majorityy of owners of the 1957 and 1958 Packards are far more active in Studebaker activities than Packard sites, thus you might find answers more quickl...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Front seat movement on 1934 Packard 1100
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Front seat movement on 1934 Packard 1100

I'm about your height and comfortably fit behind the wheel of my 1100. Of course the upper seat back itself doesn't move, it's fixed in place to the car body. But the seat cushion moves fore and aft, pivoting with the lower portion of the back cushion by depressing the latch button and physically fo...
by Dave Czirr
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: 1934 Super 8 REAR BUMPER
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: 1934 Super 8 REAR BUMPER

You need to specify whether you want a rear bumper for or a model with sidemounted or rear-mounted spare tire and wheel, they are different bumpers.
by Dave Czirr
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 22nd series numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Re: 22nd series numbers

I don't see a "-9-" in the Briggs number, horrible photo but I see 2262-918? which would be a 1948, and subtract 2001 from the 918? to get the production sequence number (2001 was the starting point). How did you read a -9-? Now, how about a photo of the true vehicle number on the patent or vehicle ...