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  1. Rick L.: Thanks for that info on the master cylinder reservoir remote fill.I will start gathering material now. Is your original a rectangular shaped container cast into the base of the TREDDLEVAC UNIT? And also; what size jelly jar? <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> Jay
  2. Uummm.It seems I might have answered my own question,if no-one has a better solution. Thanks anyway. Jay <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
  3. I seem to remember a discussion on the addition of a remote fill reservoir for the '53s and earlier of our cars. I can visualize the mechanics of the layout, but what keeps the lower or original master cylinder reservoir from leaking or oozing the fluid? Do we just depend on a good tight gasket down there? Thanks in advance. LeRaysville Dude, Jay
  4. Hi Ya: I have a '53 Pat and at the mention here of KEYED AND/OR UNKEYED coils, I ran out to the garage to see what mine is, and I'll be darned, I guess I don't know what to look for as it looked like any other coil I've ever seen. Probably not paying enough attention. CAN SOMEONE CLEAR THIS UP FOR ME? <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Thanks a lot. The LeRaysville Dude, Jay
  5. Rattpac: Believe it or not, my Patrician, with 89K on it, had most of the grey paint still on it below the head when I bought it thirteen years ago. These cars were built when there were many labor problems being adjusted in a post-war setting. Any cost cutting proceedure changes that would not affect the quality of a PACKARD were quickly adapted on the production floor. It just seems that they stopped prettying up these cars with the advent of the '48s. From the early '30s until the end of the 1947 production run they were beautiful cars inside and out in every aspect. But, if you wanted to buy a new one, you needed to have a very thick wallet. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> The LeRaysville Dude, Jay
  6. Rattpac: I prettied up my engine a little and brightened up that dark cavern in which it sets for obvious reasons. Everything you asked about came grey with the exception of the transmission cooler. It was black in the assembly parts bin at the shop and because of model differances and assembly line needs, the thing never did get a finish coat of paint unless it was done at the dealer by customer request. Hope this helps you. I am The LeRaysville Dude, Jay <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
  7. Since I have no idea what an UBBCode is, I'll just write something here and hope it gets through. As an aside to the main subject here, rust being the connection, I'd be very interested in knowing what and how the buyer of that '33 TOURING SEDAN, that he purchased up here in SHUNK, Pa., is doing with that car. I think that auction was held way last spring. I'm not sure of the date, I know it was very cold that day, but what am I saying, it's always cold in Shunk!! The only thing missing off that car was the hood mascot. But 'cha know? I thought I saw that mascot get separated from the subject Packard and sold for $190. But,of course,I could be wrong. Seriously we'd sure like to follow that car's progress through it's rehabilitation. It could become another beautiful unit. I am The LeRaysville Dude, Jay
  8. Big Kev Re your post of 5/3/05: Would you please explain why the ignition of a '54 will not work in a '53 or vice/versa. Just want to know....... I am wanting the parking lights on my '53 to operate when the low beam of the headlights comes on. Is this modification possible given the design of the fifty three's headlight switch????????? And if not, what do I need to do to accomplish that change?? Wow! Lots of questions. LeRaysville Dude, Jay I am at jaypa1@epix.net Thanks in advance.
  9. Here are some data for you to collect, however phony the measurements are: 8oox15- center of axle to floor 13.5 inches at 32psi 800x15- " " " to tire edge 7.5 inches 800x15- tire inside diameter to tire outside diameter, measured at the 90 degree position is 7.0. The overall width of the tire is 8.5 inches with 5.250 inches across the tread. Where does one get 8 eight inches in any part of the above designation? A reasonable question. Pul-ease, let's keep our minds out of the gutter as some have it and some probably don't. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> LeRaysville Dude, Jay
  10. I DON'T! LeRaysville Dude, Jay <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />
  11. Let me tell you how I fixed that trunk light problem. Actually I didn't have a problem 'til while I was polishing the old one. I slid it open inadvertantly and lost the mercury (I think it was mercury that dropped out.) Anyway, after going in the house and bawling hystericly to my wife about my loss. I finally pulled myself together enough to look at the trunk light in her '91 Dodge. Sure enough there was a nice little mercury switch there. So I got in the Packard, drove down to Van Campen Dodge and bought a NEW switch for the trunk of our Patrician I have a torpaedo connecter in the line which I can disconnect when We're not showing. Really, A simple fix to an aggravating problem..Cost? Eight years ago, six dollars. LeRaysville Dude, <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> Jay
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    John Packard that is quite a story. West Peterson: That tube might be the heat tube for the automatic choke control and should originate at the choke spring housing and dead end in a recess in the exhaust manifold toward the rear so as to heat the coil spring and turn off or open the choke. I hope this helps you. LeRaysville Dude, Jay Hennigan <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
  13. Randy: Thank you for the enlightenment on the oil pressure gauge, I'll pass it along. As for losing the Chippendale career, I would just put on an eye patch and go back to work, no-one will notice. But that's me. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> LeRaysville Dude, Jay
  14. '49 Packard: I recently installed one (tailpipe)on my '53. It wasn't too hard, First; remove the rear sway bar or in your case the sway dampener shock. Then you need to lift the frame as high as you can using jack stands with the wheels JUST off the floor. This arrangement will facilitate the installation of that long pipe. Next: You'll want your secretary there with you along with her Funk & Wagnal and The King James Version so she can interpret for the neighbors the new language and phrases that you will be coining. Good luck to you!!! LeRaysville Dude, Jay <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />
  15. Randy, can you tell me what a new oil pressure sending unit would have to do with increasing the pressure, if that's possible then it might help my friend's car which has an annoying tick. his is just like mine: a'53 Patty. Of course it's a straight 8, but wouldn't the solution be the the same for that engine? I don't have any idea what the pressure on his Packard is running, but it had a recent valve job. The remedy sounds like a miracle and with that I believe he's ready for one. LeRaysville Dude, Jay