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by Dave Czirr
Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 53 packard clipper delux
Replies: 5
Views: 4335

Re: 53 packard clipper delux

Hi John - welcome! AC46 at 0.025" gap is recommended by AC for all 1953 Packards, and that corresponds to Champion J11 and AutoLite A9, those that last number may no longer be active. Soot generally has only 1 cause, excessively high fuel/air ratio. You know the typical reasons I believe, stuck or m...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Heater Blower Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 4202

Re: Heater Blower Switch

Those same slotted nuts are used on other applications like the ignition coil nuts on NorthEast equipment. Standard Ignition used to sell a special wrench just for them. I could take a picture if you're interested. PS - here's a close-up of the special tool for the slotted nuts, it's a Standard Igni...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: packard 115c coupe convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 5739

Re: packard 115c coupe convertible

Glad you're enjoying your first Packard, hope to see you here often and I hope you get involved in some PAC activities like National Meets, tours, and local regions. Back on the main website you'll find a list of local regions, by all means find one near you and join, it will enhance your enjoyment ...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:16 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: packard 115c coupe convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 5739

Re: packard 115c coupe convertible

First, the later cars weren't "a lot" bigger than the earlier cars, they were generally smaller. Check wheelbases and other dimensions to convince yourself. For example in 1934 the shortest car (a "senior" Eight sedan, weight 4640 lbs) had a 129 inch wheelbase versus the following year's 120 with a ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: packard 115c coupe convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 5739

Re: packard 115c coupe convertible

You didn't indicate on your profile where you live, but if near Ohio are you aware that the Packard Museum meet all this week at Warren OH is focusing on the 1937 Packards? They hope to field one of each of the nearly 40 models and body styles produced in 1937, and no doubt you'd find a lot of 1937 ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: packard 115c coupe convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 5739

Re: packard 115c coupe convertible

The weight of the 1937 Packard six convertible coupe is given in the owner's manual as 3285 lbs, a very light car indeed. If you're going to keep and enjoy your car, I suggest you buy a reprint of the owner's manual which does provide important maintenance information, also pick up a shop manual and...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Shows, Events & Judging
Topic: Packard 110th Anniversary, Warren OH
Replies: 15
Views: 19382

Re: Packard 110th Anniversary, Warren OH

Well, I just heard that two of our North Jersey travelers to Warren have had their problems, one didn't get out of the starting gate yet due to a failed battery, and the other has apparently suffered a broken generator pulley out in PA somewhere. Let's hope they arrive safely though late, and perhap...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Automatic Clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 5093

Re: Automatic Clutch

JD - I believe the device referred to was not the vacuum-assisted clutch which was standard on Twelves, but what appears to be a rather primitive and early form of Electromatic, but w/o the electrical controls, purely vacuum and mechanical. It is covered in 4 pages int he 9th-12th series Service Let...
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Automatic Clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 5093

Re: Automatic Clutch

Welcome to the PAC forums, and a great question. I've owned a 34 Eight for over 45 years and have been all over and around and under 33/34 Packards all those years. I'm familiar with the material in the Service Letters, yet must say I've never seen that option, and have never heard anyone even menti...
by Dave Czirr
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: twin coil ignition
Replies: 3
Views: 2139

Re: twin coil ignition

In the absence of the little NorthEast synchronizing tool, I've used the enclosed method many times (originally published in Victoria Voice , newsletter of Packard East, a region of PAC). If you work carefully you can be extremely accurate. Hope you find it helpful. There is no mystery to the wiring...