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by Dwight Bedsole
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Heat Riser Valve
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Heat Riser Valve

I have a '37 120C with a '46 282 engine. My heater valve is frozen, the counter weight has been broken off. I cannot tell if it is frozen open or frozen closed. If I remember correctly if the spring is wound tight then the valve is closed. Shown below is a picture of the spring side of the heat rise...
by Dwight Bedsole
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Wanted - 1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Fuel Tank
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Wanted - 1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Fuel Tank

Dave, Have you considered having your tank repaired? I pulled the tank off of my recently acquired '37 - removed 8 gallons of old gasoline, 3 pounds of rust, sent the tank off and had it cleaned, pin holes repaired, and tank sealed ($400).
Dwight
by Dwight Bedsole
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Polarize/Cut-Off Switch
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Polarize/Cut-Off Switch

I have installed a cut-off switch in the positive ground wire of my '37 120C - do I need to re-polarize the generating circuit when I re-energize? (turn switch on).
Thanks
Dwight
by Dwight Bedsole
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1937 120C Pinion & Trans rear seals
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: 1937 120C Pinion & Trans rear seals

Adam - an update - My Craftsman air driven impact wrench with a max pressure of 90 psig could not remove either the pinion nut or the trans. nut so I borrowed a friends IR, cranked the pressure up to 150 psig and was able to remove both nuts. I marked the pinion nut and counted 8 1/2 turns. I have r...
by Dwight Bedsole
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Wiring Harness
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Wiring Harness

I want to install a new wiring harness in my '37 120C, can anyone comment on the quality of a wiring harness from Mid-Atlantic Packards ?
Thanks
Dwight
by Dwight Bedsole
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1937 120C Pinion & Trans rear seals
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: 1937 120C Pinion & Trans rear seals

Adam, thanks for the advice. Before installing new sparkplugs I squirted PB Blaster in each cylinder and a week later squirted Marvel Mystery Oil in each cylinder, hopefully to do some lubrication of the top end. Even though the heat riser valve is rusted closed I am sure you are right that moisture...
by Dwight Bedsole
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1937 120C Pinion & Trans rear seals
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: 1937 120C Pinion & Trans rear seals

Thanks Dave for the response. I do not plan to replace the crush sleeve, only the seal. I have no idea as to the condition of the rear axle, or the engine. Since purchasing the car a few months back I have spent time getting "her ready to wake up". The car has been setting up for 15 years, I was tol...
by Dwight Bedsole
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1937 120C Pinion & Trans rear seals
Replies: 6
Views: 632

1937 120C Pinion & Trans rear seals

I want to replace the seal on the pinion shaft and the rear trans seal on my 1937 120C and am having a very difficult time removing the flange nuts. The trans has a castellated nut so I assume that it is a right hand thread on the shaft holding the universal flange/yoke. The rear universal flange nu...
by Dwight Bedsole
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Oil Filter Lines
Replies: 27
Views: 3295

Re: Oil Filter Lines

Neil, from my experience a valve issue, burnt, sticking, lose guides, etc. always translates to a fluctuating (2-5 divisions) vacuum needle yet you say yours is a steady at 14 inches of Hg.
by Dwight Bedsole
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Oil Filter Lines
Replies: 27
Views: 3295

Re: Oil Filter Lines

Neil isn't 50 psi the normal oil pressure for a 356? You mention steady 14 psi which usually rules out a sticky valve, burnt valve, leaky valve, or a loose or weak valve guide. A steady reading usually means late ignition timing, or late valve timing - if you have some slight movement between 14-17 ...