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  1. I am looking to buy an Autolite 6 volt Model VRD-4005A Voltage Regulator.   If you know of a direct replacement aftermarket version, that would also work.  If anyone knows of any vendors that specialize in voltage regulators for vintage automobiles, I would appreciate the lead so I can contact them to ask if they have one.  Thanks for you help.  Bob  Email:  pint4@new.rr.com


  2. I am looking to buy an Autolite 6 volt Model VRD-4005A Voltage Regulator.   If you know of a direct replacement aftermarket version, that would also work.  If anyone knows of any vendors that specialize in voltage regulators for vintage automobiles, I would appreciate the lead so I can contact them to ask if they have one.  Thanks for you help.  Bob  Email:  pint4@new.rr.com


  3. Well, the 37 Packard 120 went for a short drive, approximately 25 miles for debugging and we found an issue or two.  At highway speeds, temperature was fine but when it sits for a while, the temperature starts to get a bit warm.  At this point, definitely not a parade car.  The car has a new radiator.  Is this common for the 120's in 37?  My 39 Buick was notorious for running hot when not on the highway due to the small amount of grill opening and poor air flow?  Did Packard have a similar problem?

     

    I am also looking for an Autolite voltage regulator and trunk handle for my 37 Packard 120.

     

    Thanks,

    Bob

    pint4@new.rr.com

     

     


  4. I am looking to buy an Autolite voltage regulator for my 1937 Packard 120.  Also still looking for engine compartment splash pans located on each side of the engine and good to excellent inner fender panels.  

    Thanks!

    Bob

    pint4@new.rr.com

     


  5. Great feedback.  One additional bit of info.  We have now had the drums on and off the car about 10 times as we have been proceeding through the diagnostic process.  We cannot find any sign of the wheel cylinder leaking.  But we are finding a sticky gooey substance on the inside of the drum that then gets cleaned off and then shows up again after the next test run.  The faces of the shoe could be sticking due to this gooey substance.   I know this sounds crazy but is it possible something is leeching out of the brake shoes themselves.  Tempted to contact Max Merritt tomorrow and get a new set of front shoes.


  6. My 1937 Packard 120 has been going through a complete restoration and is now in the debugging phase. Drives like you would expect but stopping is a different story.  The front brakes pull real hard to the left.  Everything seems to check out.  Correct shoes with primaries and secondaries installed correctly.  Everything is set up per the book.  Anybody have any ideas?   Most everything is new or rebuilt. Thanks.


  7. Looking for the final few parts has been challenging but surprising because I didn't think these basic parts would be hard to find like inner fender panels, splash pans, trunk handle, air cleaner.  I guess I narrowed the number of available part becuae I was looking for parts in nice shape versus rusty dented parts.   Anyway, the car was driven outside to see the first light of day in about 2 years since the resto started for a few pics.  Then back in the garage until I find the parts I need and the interior/top folks can do their thing later this year.

     

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  8. Wowabunga--Reading over the replies, sounds like something that is an accessory persons put on Lowriders.  I guess you fill it with water or ice or something and it cools the passengers in the car.  Interesting concept.


  9. Greg, thanks for the insight.  I did not realize speedometers did not come with the early cars.  My car collection is primarily 1930's with one exception so I assumed cars always had speedometers. I agree the Model Number will nail done the years when this speedometer was used.   A top end of 60 mph is not fast by today's standards.  Bob


  10. I have had this old speedometer on my shelf for more years than I can remember.  I always wanted to know what car had this speedometer on it.  The speedometer is made of brass outer shell (has some dents)and on the face it says "Model 11".  It has a bracket so it looks like it was mounted on the dash or somewhere and probably extended outward so the driver could see it.  It only goes up to a top speed of 60 mph and that was my reasoning for thinking it was used on an early car but not sure what make or model.  Always wondered about it.  The attached pics will probably tell more about it than I can describe.  Thanks.

     

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  11. I am told this is an air conditioner from the 1940's and hung on the outside of the window of the car.  The box has a partial label that says Polar Air.  Is that what it is and did they work.  Anyone know anything about it?

    Thanks.

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  12. Well, we decided to put the front end on the car even though we were missing the inner fender panels and engine belly splash pans.  Engine sounds great, smooth and quiet.  The missing parts were holding things up but couldn't wait any longer.  Just wasn't having any luck.  Wanted straight panels and haven't found any yet.  Also still need trunk/rumble seat handle(s).  I am confident someone  has these parts sitting in their garage or storage building.  It is just a matter of making the connection and then the purchase.  Photos attached show where the car was as of last week.  A little dusty sitting in the shop but will wash up nicely.  Looks more like a car now that the front end is on the car.  Hopefully it is on the road by the end of the year.  I won't run it without fender panels. Too much dirt will get into the engine compartment.   I am planning to buy a set of the new Diamond Back radials that replicate the old tire design but am told they will not be available until sometime in June.  Diamond Back refers to them as Auburn tires.  I prefer radials with the old tread and sidewall appearance and that is what Diamond Back is reproducing.

    Happy motoring now that Summer is finally here in the Midwest!

    Bob

    37 Packard 120

    pint4@new.rr.com

     

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  13. I am looking for a source to purchase a correct gear shift knob for a 1937 Packard 120. I am interested in a nice original or a well done reproduction.  Any suggestions as to where I might find one?

    Thanks,

    Bob

    Email:  pint4@new.rr.com


  14. I have been told that someone manufactures 6 volt Halogen bulbs, headlights, tail lights, and interior lights for 6 volt cars from the 30's.  I was also told the bulbs fit into the existing sockets and do not need modifications.  I drive my cars so I would be interested in these bulbs if they truly give off more light at night than the standard bulbs that originally came with the cars.  I am looking for bulbs for 33 and 35 Buick, and 37 Packard.  If anyone has tried such a bulb, I would be interested in knowing how much of an improvement they provided.  Thanks.  

    Email:  Pint4@new.rr.com


  15. I have a few questions that I need some help with.  In 1937, did the 1937 Packard 120 Convertible Coupe have "plush pile" or "square weave" carpeting?  Were the top bows in the convertible top cloth wrapped?For the introduction of the new models in 37, there was a paint color referred to as the "announcement color", which was Indian Maroon.  The reference book says for the announcement color paint, the interior was red leather. I have looked at red leather material and there is every shade imaginable, does any one know the actual correct color and could you direct me to where I can find it.  The rear window in the convertible top is chrome plated on the outside.  Was the inside chrome plated or was it painted?  If it was painted, what color was it painted?  I am hopeful there are a few Packard experts that can help answer these questions.  I am guessing it would be the same persons who judge Packards at the meets.

    Thanks,

    Bob

    Email:  pint4@new.rr.com


  16. I am looking to buy an air cleaner for a 1937 Packard 120.  It is the tall style and the bottom side should be indented to form a cavity to accommodate the choke on a Carter carb that extends above the top of the carb.  Thanks, Bob  Email:  pint4@new.rr.com

     


  17. Now that I have a better understanding of the carbs used on 37 Packard 120's, I now will have to find the correct air cleaner.  The tall version with the the indentation on the bottom to accommodate the integral choke on the Carter carb I have on my car.  Does anyone know of one for sale or have one for sale?  

    Thanks.

    Bob

    Email: pint4@new.rr.com


  18. Jon,

    I have a question about the top diameters of the two carbs used by Packard in 1937.  I am referring to the diameter at the the top of the carb where the air cleaner attaches to the carb.  Are they the same diameter on both the Stromberg EE-14 and the Carter WD-0?  If not, what are each of the two diameters respectively?

    Thanks,

    Bob


  19. Thanks for the suggestions and input.  I didn't disassemble it because I didn't realize it was a 3 piece assembly.  I was surprised when I got it back and it was in 3 pieces.  Totally unexpected.  I am of the opinion that it is not a reproduction but who knows.  The details were excellent and the bottom of the head even had a part number cast into it.  Because the bottom of the head never shows, it seems a little odd there would be a part number.  I have some photos that show the 3 pieces and the cavity that the head fits into.  

     

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