my 1950 deluxe eight 288 resto

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Re: my 1950 deluxe eight 288 resto

Post by Dave Czirr » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:17 am

The correct carburetors for your car are either a Carter WDO 644 S-SA or WGD 728 S-SA. Cores are reasonably plentiful, excellent rebuild kits from Daytona Parts as well as others.

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Re: my 1950 deluxe eight 288 resto

Post by Amistydj » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:07 pm

Body number of my packard
Found the factory carb
Re-routed the heater hoses

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Re: my 1950 deluxe eight 288 resto

Post by Howard56 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:07 am

Curious if the body number on the Briggs tag you show in the photo matches the official number on the patent plate located on the cowl. The bodies were not necessarily put on the line in the order Briggs delivered them so sometimes there can be a several number discrepancy. The other important number is the motor number. It is either stamped on the block near the distributor or on a pad above the starter. For a 50 it should start with an Hxxxxxx. The H designates year, second place number denotes the CID and the rest are the sequence in the build. If there are options or running changes there could be some suffix letters or symbols

If you connected the heater ports together so the water just loops, one of the long time Packard mechanics suggests plugging the hose with a dowell or marble so the water will not circulate thru and bypass the radiator. This is related to the overheating issues those models can suffer from. Rather than taking a chance on getting the dowell or marble lost or stuck you could also buy an inexpensive universal heater shutoff valve at the parts store and add that in the hose. If you look thru the last few pages of Tinman_70s project blog here on site, he is doing a car similar to yours and used a universal cable operated shut off valve to replace his missing thermostatic valve.

If the heater was bypassed the thermostatic valve or the core is probably leaking. Rubber seal replacements are available for the valve but the cores will have to be repaired or changed by a radiator shop since NOS are not available.

If and when you do plumb the heater back in, follow this routing to avoid noise.

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Re: my 1950 deluxe eight 288 resto

Post by Amistydj » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:44 pm

More pictures
Data plate is almost unreadable
Block number stamp, hard to see to but readable, starts with an H
Seats are rough
Gauge needles move when ignition is turned on
She's currently using a lawnmower ignition switch and key, I do have the original switch but they key is missing according to previous owner
That Y coupler is temporary, will be using a full length hose

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