1938 1608

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Bluedevil
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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:54 am

Decided to make some parts Packard Green.
Packard green.jpg

Bluedevil
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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:24 pm

I am in the process of replacing the brake lines and was able to duplicate the factory covering on the front brake lines where they cross the top of the frame.

I was able to get 1/4" ID, asphalt covered wiring loom and it worked great. Just a little more fiddling with the bends and a new fitting and it is ready to go.
Packard brake line cover2.jpg

Bluedevil
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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:09 am

Went ahead and had the spark plug conduits powder coated and got new ignition wires.

Very pleased with the PC, much better than paint, maybe a little overboard.
Packard wiring tubes.jpg

Reanimator
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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Reanimator » Tue May 04, 2021 6:08 am

I am following your thread with interest. Because of your touting the benefits of an ultrasonic parts cleaner, I picked up one myself. It did a pretty good job cleaning my carburetor and I expect to use it a lot more in the future.

I was also thinking of using powder coat. Down the road for me. First I see if my engine will run without major work being done to it.

Bluedevil
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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:38 am

I made some progress over the winter. Rebuilt the water pump and fixed the timing cover.

I had a problem with the water pump studs as they had eroded from the rear to the point I couldn't use heli coils, so I found a shift knob adapter and redrilled/tapped the holes.
Packard timing cover stud.jpg
I used a drill press and a tap guide to make sure they were straight and then used JB Weld to hold then in place.

Packard timing cover stud2.jpg
Then I assembled the water pump, hose and clamps, coils and front engine mount, so I think it is about ready to go on the engine.
Packard timing cover with coils.jpg

Bluedevil
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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Sat Apr 09, 2022 6:13 am

Started working on the dizzy. New paint and tag.
Packard dizzy2.jpg
Installation of the condenser/point plate is complicated by a spring that goes over the pins in the advance weights. Ended up using a piece of string thru the condenser mounting windows and pulled it back while installing the plate over the advance weight pings.
Packard dizzy3.jpg
Packard dizzy4.jpg

Bluedevil
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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Sat Apr 09, 2022 6:20 am

Forgot, here is before.
Packard dizzy5.jpg

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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:23 am

Cleaned up the starter. Fresh paint, new brushes, turned the commutator and undercut the grooves. New polished stainless attachment screws.

This is an Owen-Dyneto starter. My car is a very early '38 so my guess is it is a carryover from '37 or it just got replaced somewhere in its life. Still looking for the starter solenoid. The square box one.
Packard starter.jpg

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Re: 1938 1608

Post by Bluedevil » Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:42 am

Completed unit less tag and solenoid.

Runs great
Packard starter2.jpg

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