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by Dave Czirr
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder
Replies: 15
Views: 244

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: 244

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...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder

Unless the entire hydraulic system has been flushed thoroughly with alcohol and dried, you must stick with a fluid compatible with what's in or was last in the system, and to do that you have to identify the prior/current fluid, usually done by color and odor. DOT 3 and DOT 4 are mutually compatible...
by Dave Czirr
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1950 3 Speed Transmission ---Does it have OD?
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: 1950 3 Speed Transmission ---Does it have OD?

The OD engage/lockout control is a push/pull control with a white ivory knob protruding under the dash just to the right of the steering column. Your description of the fused relay on the firewall does sound like the R-11 OD relay which would be appropriate for a 23rd series car.
by Dave Czirr
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Packard badge
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Packard badge

Badge? Are you referring to the block letter script "P A C K A R D"? I'm quite sure I've seen that in Joel Ray's (Patrician Industries) offerings.
by Dave Czirr
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder

Right: Rock Auto WC 18291, or NAPA UP 18291.
Left: Rock Auto WC 18290, or NAPA UP 18290.

Its an old reference and I can't personally verify it so I suggest you confirm before purchase.
by Dave Czirr
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: 53 cavalier wheel cylinder

Front? Rear? Left? Right?
by Dave Czirr
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 1956 11” brake drums
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: 1956 11” brake drums

Sorry, my Hollander doesn't cover cars that recent, hoping someone with a more recent Hollander will come along and answer your question. But have you checked with Kanter, last time I was in their facility I took note that that had a very substantial inventory of Packard brake drums.
by Dave Czirr
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1955 Packard Patrician Paint Code
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: 1955 Packard Patrician Paint Code

Hi Christy: If you go back to the main page and click on "Reference" you'll find all the paint code information, as well as some paint chips. Be careful interpreting the chips, time hasn't been kind to the color preservation and electronic media all impose their own distortions. "E" is Ultramarine M...
by Dave Czirr
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: head studs for a 41 356 engine
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: head studs for a 41 356 engine

Starting in the 21st Series and continuing into the 22nd Series Packard gradually switched head stud thread form from cut to rolled threads for the cylinder block end, and the two thread forms are NOT interchangeable. So check with the stud supplier that you are getting the appropriate thread form f...