1938 1608

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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Dave Czirr » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:09 am

Understood, and to the best of my knowledge they are the only available tire in that size.

But my remaining question is, are they tubeless or tube-type?

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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:11 am

Dave,

They are listed as tube type. They show a radial tube as a common companion purchase.

Thanks

Bill

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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Dave Czirr » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:16 am

That makes sense, the tubes that came with my new Bedford Coach 7:00 x 17" bias ply tires for my 1934 Eight were Firestone radial truck tire tubes. I took the advice of local high-end restoration shops and bought from Lucas Tire, completely satisfied.

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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:35 am

Here is the inside of the wheel. I don't see any leakage points
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Packard wheel2.jpg

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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:36 am

Here is another view
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Packard wheel.jpg

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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Dave Czirr » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:07 am

Have you looked under the gutter strip? Or at least what looks to me to be an original red rubber gutter strip.

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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:56 pm

Here is what I found under the gutter band. Rivets.
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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:28 pm

My engine is ready at the machine shop and I will pick it up Friday.

I recently picked up a Motor Dictograph system for my 1608. Even though it isn't a divider car it had the recoiler for a Dictograph system in the armrest.

I have included a close up pictures of the recoiler. The recoiler in the car had a short tubular extension.
Packard dictophone.jpg
I have I no idea how this thing is wired and what the rectangular box is for.
Packard dictophone2.jpg
Any technical help is appreciated.

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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:46 am

Finally got my block back from the machine shop.

Now I actually have something clean to work on.
Packard block return.jpg
Packard block return 2.jpg

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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:17 pm

Some more pics of the engine with some attachments trial fitted.

HC heads and gallery cover
Packard block with heads.jpg
Water pump and gallery cover.
Packard block with water pump.jpg

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