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About Mike36

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  1. I would not use Champion plugs if they were free. You want autolite plugs. Don’t know number for that engine.
  2. Hey Mike, remember the length of the trip isn’t near as important as the quality of the work done. Good luck with your Durant and enjoy your trip.
  3. Sad to see this wheel and cap scrapped. I’m quite certain if you walked in there with 10 crisp, new hundred dollar bills, they would immediately be for sale.
  4. When these young people come to my door selling magazines, boxes of fruit, greeting cards, etc., I always buy something to support them. Car washes, no. They are too busy talking with their friends to do it right. No kidding, I have come home with mud smeared all over my car . But I am sure they are not all that way. They just need better supervision. I know, I used to be one of them. 🤪
  5. In my experience, if it’s high school kids it’s not a car wash it’s a mud smear.
  6. Probably my favorite car of the modern era. I once owned a 73, and I loved that car. Took a trip to Wyoming, and drove 55 mph to conserve fuel. She got 14.8 mpg. On the return trip, I kicked her up to 85 mph and set the cruise. Lots of open road in Wyoming. Gas mileage at 85 mph ? 14.8 mpg. That big ol 455 was still loafing !
  7. Marcy, keep digging. The rest of the Jewett may be down there !
  8. Those Studebakers are COOL !
  9. More bad news for you, sedans do not bring as much money as coupes. But there are people that want them. I would sell it where it sits.
  10. I don’t think this film was shot in San Francisco. With that many old cars in one place, that has to be the street by Keisers house, 😀
  11. Nice pictures Vic. Got a good laugh from the bumper sticker. Hope things are going well for you in Oregon.
  12. Mr Keiser, it is us that should be thanking you for all the knowledge you have shared. Whenever a tough question is asked, we wait for the definitive answer from you. Great news that you are back in the garage making the 31’s roadable. Carry on John, keep us posted.😀
  13. How about a picture of the back.
  14. What I see in the picture is normal for these old engines as they were run with non detergent oil. Put the pan back on with a couple of bolts just finger tight before cleaning out valve spring area. Then the mess is in the pan instead of on your floor. I have a ‘39 Dodge flathead that I did this to. After clean out, I used Shell Rotella 15-40 Diesel oil. The old Dodge likes this and the detergent oil will keep it clean. My engine has the bypass oil filter to help with this. After clean out it takes longer for the oil to look dirty. You may want to ask the Packard guys on here about running detergent oil in yours after clean out. I don’t know about your filter situation. My Dodge pan gasket came in 4 pieces. The long pieces on each side I used Permatex and glued them to the pan. I want them stuck there, not on the block. The block side of the gaskets got a thin film of grease to help them seal. I can now remove the pan, if needed, and not damage the gasket. I do not know about your Packard, but my Dodge has a flat cork seal in a channel at each end of the pan. These are thicker than the side gaskets and stick up above the side gaskets when installed. This is to allow them to crush when the pan is installed, thereby providing a tighter seal. I put grease on both sides of this seal to allow it to flow into position.