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37 stopping violently

Post by Olivierdejong » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:40 pm

Hello. I just saw a super 8 37 that I consider to buy.
Yet one question about the brakes.
They are very powerful but almost too much. At 10mph a slight touch on the brakes pedal sends me right away into the windscreen. What could it be?
Tx in advance. Olivier
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Re: 37 stopping violently

Post by Dave Czirr » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:49 pm

Often the result of brake fluid on the lining from leaking wheel cylinders.

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Re: 37 stopping violently

Post by Olivierdejong » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:26 pm

Tx...
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Re: 37 stopping violently

Post by Olivierdejong » Mon Jul 04, 2022 12:25 pm

Hello.

Now the brakes have been done professionally for 3 years but I guess the front left seems to leak.
I would like to open the drum but I don’t see how.
My mechanic tells me no extractor is required upfront... but he lives 75 miles away so... I must find out.
First time I do brakes on a Packard.
Any suggestion?
And what is this thing which I put in evidence in white?

Best regards.
Olivier
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Re: 37 stopping violently

Post by Dave Czirr » Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:27 pm

That's just a pin to facilitate mounting a wheel, it aligns the bolt holes in the drum with the corresponding ones in the drum. Has nothing to do with the brakes.

To remove the drum carefully pry off the stamped steel hub cover, below it you'll find a cotter pin and the associated hardware retaining the drum and outer bearing. Good illustrations in the parts lists.

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Re: 37 stopping violently

Post by Olivierdejong » Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:04 am

What do you mean with the parts list?
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Re: 37 stopping violently

Post by Dave Czirr » Tue Jul 05, 2022 1:51 pm

I meant that the various Packard Parts List manuals they issued over the years are often sources of good illustrations of parts and assemblies.

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