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    1938 Packard Su 8 4 door sedan

    Does the car have a 1938 engine or cylinder block? Or is the block from a 37 or 39 Super 8?
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    1926 Auburn Brougham Sedan

    Running on ancient Babbitt even if it looks good is a gamble. The stuff gets brittle and can shatter. My ‘32 Packard ran well but when I investigated a subtle knock the rod bearings literally fell apart in my hands. Insert bearings weren’t seen until the late 30’s on some cars.
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    1932 Packard 902 5-passenger (Victoria) Coupe

    This car is now listed in Hemmings. See the posting for more photographs. Any questions, please write to me here or through Hemmings.
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    1932 Packard 902 5-passenger (Victoria) Coupe

    I think 1932 was the last year that Packard had those chrome-cover thingies on the fenders. One is for the battery box and the other for a tool box. Wonderfully convenient with easy access not only to the tools you want but the battery. Having had cars with the battery under the front or rear floor, these fender boxes are just great. I don't understand why they didn't use them right through 1937 which had the last of the swoopy fenders.
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    1935 Lincoln K - Series 541 Sedan

    The overall color scheme is actually rather handsome but lose the whitewalls fast! Such an eyesore on can otherwise good looking car.
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    1932 Packard 902 5-passenger (Victoria) Coupe

    Knew I'd forget something. Yes, the car is in New York State. Upstate near Albany, NY (near southwestern Vermont).
  7. CCCA and Packard Club first place award winning (1986). Older cosmetic restoration done in authentic Midnight Blue and Countess Blue over black running gear. Attractive and practical body style with disk wheels and rear mounted spare which enhances the car’s unending lines. Recently rebuilt engine, mechanically sorted and equipped for modern driving with new tires, Arvin heater and an overdrive. Enjoy Full Classic motoring for far less than the cost of restoration, if a similar car could be found. $62,500
  8. In the Councours d'Elegance venues, like at Pebble Beach, what does it mean if a car wins a "red ribbon"? Is that second place? Blue ribbon being first place? Or is it more complicated than that?
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    updraft carburetor adjustment question

    I posted this question to the Packardinfo website pre-war forum and received a reply from "hotrodgss1" who has a similar car and is looking into the same thing. He referred me to the 1931 owners manual which is much more detailed than the 1932 owner's manual that I have. The carburetor is the same, for practical purposes. Basically all mixture adjustment is with the T-handle adjustment "R". Adjust at idle and by some miracle it's good for all speeds. Oddly, whereas the instructions which I posted above does not say much about non-idle (cruising) speeds, the 1931 owners manual says nothing at all about the Kicker Screw. Doesn't even label it ! Perhaps I need to remove the carburetor to see exactly what's going on there and set it for 7-15 thousandths. It's not obvious. Strange that there's so little information on these Detroit Lubricator 51's. No complete and unambiguous set of instructions. When it finally warms up around here I'll get the car out and try some of these adjustments.
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    updraft carburetor adjustment question

    I found this page from a vintage Chilton's posted some time ago. In it they call the smaller screw a "kicker screw". (What does that mean?) And say that to adjust it, make it "0.007 to 0.015 from being flush with the flat on the pump housing". I don't know what that means. Does that mean to leave a gap of 7-15 thousandths before it contacts something? If so, what good does it do then?? Especially if you adjust the idle with the bigger screw. I see no other screw to adjust idle.
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    updraft carburetor adjustment question

    Looking for the "idle screw" I see TWO screws which regulate idle. In the photo attached I show these two screws side-by-side. One is larger, the other on the right is smaller. The left larger one seems to be a stop-set-screw with a blunt end that holds the throat butterfly open. But the left one has a needle-like end to it and is longer. I can't tell what it does without removing the carburetor (which I'd rather not do). Could someone explain what these both are? What does the left one do, and what does the right one do? Obviously not the same thing since otherwise why have two screws? Thanks -- Scott
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    updraft carburetor adjustment question

    Yes it is. David Frear said it will need to be adjusted once installed. But he was not able to provide instructions. I am wondering if the float is too low. So I’d like to know if there’s a spec I can reference. .... or what? I could just blindly fiddle but if someone knows so much the better.
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    updraft carburetor adjustment question

    Detroit Lubricator carburetor for 1932 Packard Standard Eight
  14. I've installed a newly made factory-spec Detroit Lubricator updraft carburetor on my '32 Packard. While fiddling with the adjustments, I notice that often the car will idle fine and have plenty of smooth power when accelerating or pulling, but in a low-power cruising mode on a flat road it seems to be hesitating or has an irregular miss. Also seems to be OK when cool but gets worse as the engine gets hot. Any ideas on what would cause that? --Scott
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    Franklin Service Charts

    If making copies of things are difficult, just take a photograph of the chart or whatever with your iPhone or a digital camera. Make sure it's a high resolution photo -- large size, many bytes --- in good white light, and send it as a jpeg. Chances are you will be able to zoom in and read even the fine print.