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by Dave Czirr
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Aux fuel pump (starting)
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Aux fuel pump (starting)

I'd have to see the pump, but usually the body of the pump itself should be grounded (+), and only the (-) lead should be connected to the battery (-) post. If the pump you bought had two leads, possibly one is for negative ground systems and the other for positive ground systems. So best to read th...
by Dave Czirr
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Odd hood ornament
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Odd hood ornament

The standard bail cap on the model is not really too surprising, if you examine the illustrations in the original factory brochures of the era, even the Twelves are often shown with the bail cap, perhaps more often than not.
by Dave Czirr
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1934 thermostat
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: 1934 thermostat

No special tools, techniques, or concerns, its just a straight-forward "remove and replace". When finished adjust your linkage if necessary so that when the thermostat is at full extension, the shutters have reached their fully open position. Then check to make sure that when the system has complete...
by Dave Czirr
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 116
Views: 4826

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Measurements or indication of size would sure be helpful, but it looks like a thermostat housing gasket. Can't recall any distributor gasket with that configuration.
by Dave Czirr
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Odd hood ornament
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Odd hood ornament

Hopefully someone will be able to provide you with a full identification, though that would be helped if you had included the casting numbers and trade mark if present which should be on the underside. That said, nothing about it appears "odd" to me, looks like the standard bail ornament used in the...
by Dave Czirr
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Packard in the Media
Topic: Maintaining a Distributor
Replies: 2
Views: 2964

Re: Maintaining a Distributor

It's quite well protected from possible entry of dirt by enclosure by the rotor. So if it's clean and in good shape, IMO no reason to change it.
by Dave Czirr
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 1936 Packard Data plate- which one do you have?
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: 1936 Packard Data plate- which one do you have?

The Packard identification and patent plates have been thoroughly researched and there is a privately published study of them which has been made available to some within the hobby, and I'm fortunate to have a copy. 1936 began with what is known to those who seriously study these plates as "Style Q"...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder
Replies: 15
Views: 229

Re: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder

When there are indications of brake system problems, the car should NOT BE DRIVEN!!
by Dave Czirr
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder
Replies: 15
Views: 229

Re: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder

It's more likely the low pedal means the shoes need adjustment. The further the brake shoes have to travel before reaching the drum, the further the pedal must be pushed for that contact to occur. So, sounds like you need to adjust the brake shoe clearances. Simple job.
by Dave Czirr
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder
Replies: 15
Views: 229

Re: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder

I strongly suggest you attempt to determine what fluid type is currently in the system before you "top it off" with anything. What color is the current fluid? Silicone fluid is usually purple. Rub a little between your fingers and compare that to your DOT 4. As long as you'll be replacing wheel cyli...