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  1. Unusual high quality find Starts and runs nicely Power Adjustable mechanical brakes Shocks Adjustable from drivers seat Price,,$ 85,000,,,Trades considerd (For more information) "Ask The Man Who Owns One" Cheers Ben 207-793-2800...... Calls are screened. Please speak clearly and leave your number twice 207-590-6903....... Lester's cell phone More Photos available
  2. http://stanleysteamers.com/phorum-5.1/read.php?1,10979 -just a handy cross reference
  3. Unusual high quality find Starts and runs nicely Power Adjustable mechanical brakes Shocks Adjustable from drivers seat Price,,$ 85,000,,,Trades considerd (For more information) "Ask The Man Who Owns One" Cheers Ben 207-793-2800...... Calls are screened. Please speak clearly and leave your number twice 207-590-6903....... Lester's cell phone More Photos available
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    1929 Packard woes

    My first car w/tags,,,,was a 633 7pass sedan like yours I drove it 27,000 miles,,most of which was when I was in high school It was a dependable ride,,, The vacuum tank is more trouble free than electric or engine pump and generally can be tinkerd on the road,,Somehow I think it will even work without the gaskets!! How is she now?? Have you made peace with it?? Cheers,,Ben in Maine
  5. 1929 Packard 633,,,7pass sedan,,,133"wb,,,My own car,,my own money Yes I started on a hill,,and made the required 3 point turn,, Sept 1951,,,Cheers,,Ben
  6. Would it be reasonable to anneal and re-temper the old springs,, Are the leafs badly worn??,,Cheers,,Ben
  7. Hi guys,,I'm back,,lo blood pressure,,an' almost threw a rod,,,,, There is a chance,,,small,,, that I may have gauges for this dash panel,,,so if needed,,contact me or post,,,,an i'll keep an eye out I had a series 36 in High School/w/ Judkins coupe trunk,not rumble Cheers,,Ben in Maine,,,Southern Maine,,
  8. Doesn't look broken,,,,,just very stickey valves,, all holding off the seats,,by gooey gumm,, Buy a reamer or small hone,,an' maybee practice on some junk head,,,I remember small spring hones for this job,,Ben
  9. Hi Kean,,,,,Ben in Maine here,, Just not sure if the 640 and 645 are the same,,I recall a 645 hood is about 3" taller than the 640,,,guesses how I found this out,,but at the time I was breaking a LeBaron limo[645] for parts,,,, Is there any hope of repair on yours,,,,At present i have no leads but,,,,,,,If i bump this up it may help,,,Cheers,,Ben
  10. Hi,,,How would you best describe this viberation,,,is it a shaking,,roughness or??? Can you get an idea of frequency?? If it is bad enough to pull down before investagating,,first thing I would check out would be to see the flywheel is mounted squarely,,,and has no run-out Is the clutch mounted yet,,,are all the pieces checked for balance,seperately and as an assembly,,,A small runout on flywheel would almost lift the engine off the frame Have only seen that once,,,was impressive,,!!! Next,,,has anyone weighed the con-rods,,pistons,wrist pins rings,,etc,,it all ads up,, Most of these old engines were not balenced,,and yes some shook more than others I had one Packard out of dozens ,,that was the smoothest of all,,proved they ALL could'a been that smooth,,,,Another had the universals off the mark,,shook awful Well maybbee this will get you started,,Things are always complicated til you find the problem,,Look for a wobbly f ' wheel,not missing lockwasher Good luck,,Ben
  11. Replace that sooty plug,,Ben
  12. I suspect the big 48 would be a handfull in that U turn,, Does anyone have a gigantic pr of top saddles for a 7pass one man top,,for a 48,,,It says right here in the handbook,,,,one man top,,,,, Cheers,,Ben
  13. Designed in the day of the Chrysler - Air Flow,,
  14. Model,,,Dynamic,,,Make,,,Panhard-Levassor,,,oldest auto co in the world,,,Production in 1891 was i think 375 cars of a V -2 cylender model w/hot tube ign, They were amongst the first to pioneer spark plugs an' hi tension coil,, Cheers,,Ben
  15. Hi,,Another test,,take off gasline to carby,, put chalkline on crank pulley crank over engine several revs,,COUNT EM How much gas was pumped Now take off pump and measure how much gas is pumped w/ MAX stroke on pump,,by hand,,, Camshaft at half speed,,try to get on engine pumping equal to hand pumping,,that is,,,the no of strokes Hand pumping will be long stroke on engine will reflect the warn cam,if thats problem Hope this is not too confusing,,,relax,,have a coffee whatever,,Cheers,,Ben