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by Dwight Bedsole
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Oil Filter Lines
Replies: 27
Views: 3306

Re: Oil Filter Lines

Neil, with regard to vacuum did you check possible leakage from your vacuum spark advance and from the intake manifold take off for vacuum wipers?
by Dwight Bedsole
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Oil Filter Lines
Replies: 27
Views: 3306

Re: Oil Filter Lines

Howard, I posted a reply yesterday but for some reason it did not "post" so I will try again. I agree with you that the engine is most likely a 1946 282, were there models that had hydraulic lifters or were all solid lifters? When I purchased the car the previous owner said that it would need a valv...
by Dwight Bedsole
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Oil Filter Lines
Replies: 27
Views: 3306

Re: Oil Filter Lines

Howard, I have since determined that the engine in my 1937 120c is not a 1937 straight 8. I discovered a casting date of November 7, 1945 on right rear of block so I am assuming the engine is a 1946 straight eight. I do not know what engine it is because there is no engine no. on the boss on upper l...
by Dwight Bedsole
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Engine Identification - 1937
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Engine Identification - 1937

I stripped all the paint off of the boss between cylinders 3 and 4 and there is absolutely no evidence of any identifying engine number. At this point I conclude that the engine in my '37 is not a 1937 120 but a 1945 engine. Is there a way of determining whether it is a Delux Eight or a Custom Eight...
by Dwight Bedsole
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Engine Identification - 1937
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Engine Identification - 1937

Thanks Howard for the response. I did first go to the packardinfo.com site but as you know they do not show engine no. location for a 1937 eight. I will continue to look - fortunately the left side of the block is clean but unfortunately freshly painted.
What does "HC" denote?
by Dwight Bedsole
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Engine Identification - 1937
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Engine Identification - 1937

I have a 1937 Packard Convertible Sedan SN 1097-1175, chassis ID 120C and am trying to identify the engine. The only markings I have found are: Cylinder Head - HC Packard, PMC 7 - 26, 367635 stamped in front of head next to water inlet. Right rear (passenger side) low on crankcase 11 - 6 - 45, 37389...
by Dwight Bedsole
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 37' 120c generator
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: 37' 120c generator

I am replying to my own question in case someone else is rebuilding their generator. The rear brass bushing can be removed easily with a 7/16" deep well socket and a hammer from the inside - out. The typical rebuild kit includes a front bearing, three brushes and a rear brass bushing. The wall of th...
by Dwight Bedsole
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 37' 120c generator
Replies: 1
Views: 389

37' 120c generator

I am rebuilding the generator in my 1937 120C - new brushes, front bearing and rear bushing and notice that the existing brass bushing appears to have a hole cut in the side to allow contact with an oil wick - is this normal? my replacement bushing does not have such an access - will I need to drill...
by Dwight Bedsole
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Battery Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Battery Cover

Thank you Howard for the response and source for a cover. Good to know that John Ulrich is another resource for parts.
by Dwight Bedsole
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Battery Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Battery Cover

My recently purchased 1937 Packard 120C does not have a battery cover. I want to fabricate one but do not know what one looks like - wood, metal, etc. I would very much appreciate a photo if someone has one.

Thanks
Dwight