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by Dave Czirr
Thu Mar 24, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: crankshaft journal dimensions
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: crankshaft journal dimensions

The main and rod journal diameters are in the 11th Series Specifications as published in the 1934 Service Letters; if you're serious about your car I suggest you purchase them, they are available as a reprint from the Packard Club, and also available on-line at the Packardinfo site. The Service Lett...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Mar 15, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 1939 Formal body by Bohman & Schwartz Pasadena
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: 1939 Formal body by Bohman & Schwartz Pasadena

Very nice. That kind of conversion work was the bread and butter for the few remaining ooachwork firms of that era.
by Dave Czirr
Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Painted or not painted?
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Painted or not painted?

I think the automatic transmissions were painted engine color, but if I'm wrong I'm sure someone will be along and correct me. The top bows are white but not a pure white like snow white, more of a light ivory. It shouldn't be too hard to find original bows for a color check. Just a note on trademar...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Feb 28, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: Bleeding hydraulic brake lines on '41 120
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: Bleeding hydraulic brake lines on '41 120

Start the bleeding at the wheel furthest from the master cylinder, doing the wheel closest as the last one. Don't forget to check the fluid often so you don't let it get low and reintroduce air back in again.
by Dave Czirr
Fri Feb 25, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Looking for '34 Exhaust system,Rad cap,wheel rings.
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Looking for '34 Exhaust system,Rad cap,wheel rings.

Congratulations on having a 1934 Packard, I've been fortunate to have had mine since 1963. For exhaust, though there are others I'd recommend you start by contacting Waldron Exhaust. Over the years many folks have made excellent reproductions of the various radiator caps. At one point Bill Hirsch wa...
by Dave Czirr
Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: Convertible top
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Convertible top

I believe the original tops were Orlon, which is NLA but modern pin point pattern vinyl is a reasonable alternative. I believe the parts list identifies the available colors. If you're a member of PAC, you might look up Leon Dixon in your membership directory and contact him, he's very well informed...
by Dave Czirr
Wed Feb 23, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: ISO 51/52 Ultramatic Differential Carrier Assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: ISO 51/52 Ultramatic Differential Carrier Assembly

Did you have a question or comment to make concerning the differential assembly?
by Dave Czirr
Thu Feb 10, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: Locking gas cap
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Locking gas cap

I'm not aware that the locking cap for a Custom 8 was any different, do you have documentation to that effect? Since all the 22nd series cars regardless of model used the same standard gas tank cap, I'd be surprised if the Custom required a different locking cap. But as they say when discussing Pack...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Vehicle history
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Re: Vehicle history

You'll be digging for information and new leads to pursue, I don't think there is any particular sequence of inquiry that is optimal. By all means pursue the data on the various awards the car has received. Pictures of the car would be appreciated, and keep us posted on your quest for history of the...
by Dave Czirr
Sun Feb 06, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Vehicle history
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Re: Vehicle history

Your best bet will be information that prior owners have collected and passed along to subsequent owners. Also the Packard Club roster keeper for your year and model might have some history that prior owners provided to him. To my knowledge there is no master database or search service. Generally tr...