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  1. Thank you, Joe. My 442 is restored and driven. I keep the 442 stock, but I realize original factory replacement parts may not always be a practical option. I can do the adjustments that may be required, as you have suggested. Thanks, again, for the help and advice. Jim
  2. Joe Is the CPA38 a poor choice? This is a $15-$20 part plus shipping (EBay auction aside), so that is not the issue. Is the Carbs Unlimited part listed above a more specific option? I would like to do the repair properly. Thank you, Jim
  3. Thank you for the great advice and feedback. I appreciate it. It helps to call it by a proper name. The Olds factory manual calls it a “vacuum break assembly”, the factory parts manual calls it a “control” (Thank you, Joe), and a “choke pull off” to everyone else. Joe, i purchased the following: Standard Motor Products CPA 38 I do not know, if this is the proper part, as per the factory, but multiple sites listed it as a “correct” part. I am clearly not a carburetor expert, so adjusting a “flat spot” may be beyond my current skills/experience. i plugged the hose coming from the carburetor, while I am waiting for the replacement part. While I am in south central California, where the temperature is rarely colder than 40 F, the car actually seems to start and run a little better on what we consider to be cold mornings. Thanks, again, to all who weighed in with advice and help. Jim
  4. I do not know, as the part is now broken. But, I am assuming it is involved in some manner. Thanks, Jim
  5. One additional question: This part is labeled as a "Vacuum Break Assembly" in the 1968 Oldsmobile shop manual. Is this also a "Choke Pulloff"? I apologize, if this is a dumb question. Thanks, Jim
  6. One additional question: This part is labeled as a "Vacuum Break Assembly" in the 1968 Oldsmobile shop manual, but would it also be considered a "Choke Pulloff" as well? I apologize, if this is a really silly question. Thanks, Jim
  7. Does anyone know a source for a vacuum break assembly for the 4MV carburetor on a 1968 Oldsmobile? It has a stock (to my knowledge) 400 engine and stock carburetor. Pictures are attached. It seems the assembly just split apart I pulled my car onto ramps to grease the chassis and smelled plastic burning. When I removed the air cleaner, I found the plastic vacuum break assembly had come apart. i would appreciate any advice and/or source for a replacement part. Also, it seems the car will run ok with this not functioning. Is this correct?  Thanks Jim    
  8. Does anyone know a source for a vacuum break assembly for the 4MV carburetor on a 1968 Oldsmobile? It has a stock (to my knowledge) 400 engine and stock carburetor. Pictures are attached. It seems the assembly just split apart I pulled my car onto ramps to grease the chassis and smelled plastic burning. When I removed the air cleaner, I found the plastic vacuum break assembly had come apart. i would appreciate any advice and/or source for a replacement part. Also, it seems the car will run ok with this not functioning. Is this correct? Thanks Jim
  9. For information or leads on a Packard 120 or later model (1935-1940) Super 8 or 160/180, I can be reached at email: jrbrks@gmail.com Phone or text: 818.935.1628 Thank you, Jim
  10. For leads on a Packard 120, I can be contacted via email at: jrbrks@gmail.com I am located in Southern California, but I would be willing to ship the right car within the U.S. i can be reached by text or phone at 818.935.1628 Thanks Jim
  11. I am looking for a 1936-1940 Packard 120. I would prefer a coupe or club sedan, but I would consider any model of a restored/survivor, within this time period. This is to be a driver which is used regularly (I am located on the west coast). Thanks for any leads. Jim
  12. I am looking for a 1936-1940 Packard 120. I would prefer a coupe or club sedan, but I would look at all models of good restored/survivor “drivers” within this time period. Thanks for any leads. Jim
  13. Thank you for sharing! The video is really powerful! My only add would be a voiceover defining each of the parts as it is being assembled for those of us not as familiar with all the parts. Jin
  14. Can anyone address how difficult mechanical parts are to locate or purchase?
  15. I want to thank everyone for their thoughts, suggestions and advice. It has really helped, as I now have all four new tires mounted. There is some issue with the “problem” rim, I provided pictures for above. It appears slightly twisted and can not be fully aligned, even with the tire completely removed. It just seems a little bit off center (or something??). When I mounted the tire on a different rim, I had no issues. It did help to rearrange the rim tool for expanding the rim, as suggested above. For the “problem” rim, there was nothing I could do to get the rim to fully expand and mate properly on both sides. Thanks again for all the terrific advice. While I am somewhat slow, mounting new tires, tubes and flaps on these collapsible rims is not that difficult for a complete novice, once you have access to the information in this thread. I may see if I can locate a tire or wheel repair shop that could evaluate my “problem” rim and perhaps adjust it to be useful, once again. Jim