1937 Packard 115c brake parts

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slarsen47
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1937 Packard 115c brake parts

Post by slarsen47 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:40 pm

In the process of doing the brakes on my 37 and unfortunately the parking brake actuating mechanism for the passenger side wheel is missing.

On the driver side I have the cable (incorrect), lever that connects the cable and the shoe (special shouldered bolt to the shoe) and cross link to the other shoe.

Does anyone know a source for these parts for the passenger side? and also correct cable for drivers side?

Any detailed diagrams or pictures of how the assembly is supposed to look?

34PackardGuy
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Re: 1937 Packard 115c brake parts

Post by 34PackardGuy » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:27 pm

Have you already contacted the larger Packard parts suppliers (Kanter, Max Merritt, Patrician Industries, John Ulrich, etc.) and come up emptyhanded? If not, that's where I'd start. If they were unable to help, let us know and we'll go from there.

slarsen47
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Re: 1937 Packard 115c brake parts

Post by slarsen47 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:01 pm

OK thanks will phone around tomorrow.

JWL115C
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Re: 1937 Packard 115c brake parts

Post by JWL115C » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:25 am

Another good source for 1937 parts is David Flack in Dallas, Texas. He goes by "Flackmaster". His e-mail is: flackmaster@sbcglobal.net

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Re: 1937 Packard 115c brake parts

Post by slarsen47 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:25 am

Thanks for the suggestions! Waiting to hear from Dave on the front drum.

Brakes are done! Got both rear parking brake cables and the "lever plate" from Max Merritt Packard.

Parts were excellent and fit perfect.

Just have to connect electric helper fuel pump and wire a remote on/off main battery switch and road test.

Could use new/used good front brake drum. Someone previously must have stripped the drum holes and drilled and tapped for slightly larger studs. Works but obviously not correct.

Looks like small water pump leak has developed from all the long time just sitting!!

Anyway can't wait to get it out on the road.

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Re: 1937 Packard 115c brake parts

Post by slarsen47 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:33 am

I converted to negative ground.

Installed new Airtex 8902 switched fuel pump. Because the pump is grounded to frame and fuel lines, it was necessary to convert to negative ground.

This does not affect anything. Just reverse coil leads and ammeter terminals.

The car is running just great so far. Visibility backwards on sides is very bad, definitely need side mirrors.

Just noticed that the clutch pedal return spring is either not there or has lost tension. Have to resolve this quick to minimize impact on the clutch throwout bearing.

Anyone out there have an original heater for a 37 115C. This car was built without a heater. No hose holes in firewall even.

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Re: 1937 Packard 115c brake parts

Post by JWLawrence » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:05 am

Reversing the coil leads on a 115C with an original type coil is not going to be an easy job. This is because the wire from the ignition switch is located in an steel cable housing and is fastened to the back of the coil. If you are dedicated to keeping the negative ground electrical system, then it may be better to get a new universal replacement coil. Six-volt, positive ground fuel pumps are available, you don't have to use one designed for negative ground. Switching ground polarity causes a cascading list of things to change.

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Re: 1937 Packard 115c brake parts

Post by JWLawrence » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:04 am

You mentioned having difficulty seeing what is in back of you and your 37 Six. I have found that "Peep" outside rear view mirrors work very well. An outside mirror mounted on the front door edge on the driver side gives a good view, but not great. A matching mirror on the RH side is practically useless. The "Peep" mirrors mount on the upper door edge and provide a much better view. The RH "Peep" mirror is especially useful. These mirrors are sold by hot rod supply vendors and can be had in 3" and 4" sizes, get the 4" size. Not expensive.

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Re: 1937 Packard 115c brake parts

Post by JWLawrence » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:09 pm

Following up on my earlier reply, here is a photo of a Peep mirror mounted on my 115C. Its twin is on the other side. Great view to the rear in an especially hard to see out of covertible. It took a little modifying to fit the thick window frame. Should not have to do much to mount it on the door in a sedan.

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Re: 1937 Packard 115c brake parts

Post by pack1234 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:40 pm

34PackardGuy wrote:Have you already contacted the larger Packard parts suppliers (Kanter, Max Merritt, Patrician Industries, John Ulrich, etc.) and come up emptyhanded? If not, that's where I'd start. If they were unable to help, let us know and we'll go from there.
I need some help locating the brake pedal retun spring attachment points both the pedal and the other end. Can you help or direct me to someone who can?

Thanks

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