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  1. You must be a very patient teacher or it took some whacks with the ruler - he did well... no sideways and no thumb (LOL)
  2. As Ed said and I am sure your planning to do anyway (I tend to like lists): 1. Pull the pan and pressure pot the system to verify if there are any leaks AND proper flow (i.e. nothing is stopped-up) 2. Have the pump checked and rebuilt (not just a cleaning as JV pointed out) 2. While your at it check the mains and rods bearings for damage 3. Since your into it this far might as well verify and double verify valve timing 4. With the pump being rebuilt send the carb out too. As disheartening as all this sounds you are so close! This car has the potential to be a real gem. But as Ed has pointed out countless times taking the time to sort it right can is very frustrating and sorts out the true mechanic from the wannabe tractor mechanic. All I can say is keep going Matt - its like Mohammad Ali pulling the rope-a-dope - you take it in the face time after time then you clock em when they least expect it - raise your gloves in the air and or in this case slide behind the wheel - and enjoy the victory.
  3. Love it! Sounds so smooth! Ed provides excellent example of what a co-pilot should do. Calling the lights, the corners..... excellent! Phil drove it like a pro. Thank you for sharing!
  4. Whole different look with the new wheel color. Love it!
  5. We don't have big trees up here in Maine but logging is still a big part of the economy and culture. From a recent trip to the Northwoods... I think this is the fastest I have ever ridden in a truck going in reverse. Up here the roads are private but have public access. The trucks ALWAYS have the right-of-way. Many never run on public roads so extra wide bunks and double trailers are not uncommon.
  6. Reminds me of a story my Dad use to tell of a great uncle who owned a 1930's Chrysler (no idea what model or exact year) Anyway, he worked at a chrome plating facility. He ran everything he possibly could through the process. I have often wondered if that car survived and what head scratching might have occurred.
  7. Matt, before you drill holes etc. that were not required at the factory go through the basics. Again, back to basics: Dyke's Automotive Encyclopedia Engine overheating indicated by boiling over: 5. pump not working Are you sure the pump is actually pumping? I assume a key or pin secures the rotor to the shaft? What if this was inadvertently left out or sheared? Stranger things have happened. On the bench a light interference fit would make it appear as if the rotor was secure to the shaft when spun by hand. However, with the additional resistance imparted by the coolant that might not be the case. Sounds improbable but than again how many of us (after bashing our heads for hours) have said - without checking if it where true or not... "... but it has gas!" Looking at the diagram Could it be the Oil temp. regulator is restricting the flow? I know your frustration. I have a recalcitrant engine that I have been struggling with for months. Working through its issues has taken a lot of time and caused endless frustration. Its a war of wits and patience. Its like playing Whack-a-mole. However, do the basic's first than move to the outer fringe. Check one possibility at a time than test. Think of it as if your job is to find WHAT ISN'T the problem as opposed to what is. We are all pulling for you and I am sure many of the folks on here, if possible, would gladly be there, in person to help you.
  8. Very nice! Understated, dignified. I like it! The blackwalls make a big difference as well. A Packard should never scream "Look at me!" especially dating from the harsh financial realities of the 1930's.
  9. Going back to Dykes Automotive Encyclopedia Engine overheating indicated by boiling over: 10. Exhaust is "throttled" too much Take the muffler off and see if that helps with the exhaust temp issue. Eliminate each possibility one at a time even if it doesn't seem probable or likely.
  10. Back to basics: Dyke's Automotive Encyclopedia Engine overheating indicated by boiling over: 1. Ignition too retarded (late) 2. want of water 3. circulation defective 4. fan not working 5. pump not working 6. radiator choked up 7. steam lock in pipes 8. mixture too rich. (note that too rich = hot... an engine running hot because it's lean is an old wives tale) 9. Using too much gas 10. Exhaust is "throttled" too much 11. Valve timing is incorrect 12. Muffler choked up Crankcase very hot: Rings worn or broken Cracked in head of piston Grudgeon-pin loose in piston causing gas to escape along bearing
  11. Try unloading 8 tons with little to no brakes. Thankfully... a big parking lot.
  12. Wow Jim, I wish I had known a fellow AACA forum member was there! I would have made sure to give you and your daughter the first class tour! My daughter and I spent most of the day running the steamer and the gas Lombards. Its an amazing crew to work with and we met a lot of very nice people. Our next major event will be "Living History Days" the first weekend in October. Best regards, Terry
  13. Ran the beast for the first time in nearly two years. Visiting with wonderful friends and playing with old iron.... a very good day.
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