1930 Packard 740 RHD

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Amer Ahmad
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1930 Packard 740 RHD

Post by Amer Ahmad » Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:32 am

The timing chain case of the 1930 Custom 8 engine has this curious plug with an attachment . Can anyone tell me what the extension is for (instead of a simple inspection plug). Thank You.

Amer Ahmad
Lahore Pakistan
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Re: 1930 Packard 740 RHD

Post by Dave Czirr » Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:43 am

Can't say I ever gave it a thought, though the same cap was used on both the 320 and 385 cubic inch engines for many years. I likewise look forward to an explanation.

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Re: 1930 Packard 740 RHD

Post by apacap » Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:23 pm

It is designed to capture oil slung from the chain and direct a concentrated flow back on to the chain and generator drive assembly.

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Re: 1930 Packard 740 RHD

Post by Amer Ahmad » Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:45 am

Thank you very much. That solves the issue. I wonder why I could not figure that out. "The more I read the smaller I become".

Amer Ahmad
Lahore, Pakistan.

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