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  1. 26pack

    1926 transmission

    What type of transmission fluid should be used in a 1926 transmission? Thanks.
  2. Hi Brad. Sure smells like fraud to me. Many states have laws to prevent this sort of thing--failure to make full disclosure, no shills (or is it schills?) at auctions to bid prices up, etc. The bad news is that the laws are on a state by state basis and each state is a little different. But I think a complaint to the state AG might be worth it. And maybe the BBB. Also, the more the better so if you know of others who feel the way you do you might be able to wake someone up to do something. Good luck!
  3. But West, your picture is "Overkilled" with whitewalls. And it has a Duck! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
  4. 26pack

    1926 Packard

    I double clutch on every shift but it still doesn't help. I'll check the gear oil weight but I think its correct. By the way, any thoughts about starting in second gear on level ground?
  5. 26pack

    1926 Packard

    Thanks for the info. I have a few questions on the transmission. Its a 3 speed, on the floor, not syncromesh. First, I noticed that unless I'm starting from a dead stop going uphill, there is no reason to use 1st gear. I start in 2nd and she just moves right out. No riding the clutch, no bucking, no engine rattles, nothing. And the gearing for 1st gear is awfully low (or high??) so in 1st, as soon as the car is moving, its time to shift. So, I start it in 2nd. Any comments? Second, when starting from a dead stop, the gears will gring every OTHER time I put it in first. Not a bad grind but in's noticable. Also, if it grinds going into first, I get a grind going into second. Again, not bad but you can hear it. But, this only happens every OTHER time. If it grinds once, then the next time I go to put it in first, no problems. Or second. But sure enough, the time after that I get the grinding. So, I ran down my checklist. The clutch is new and installed properly. No chatter, slipping or grabbing. I checked the clutch pedal and that looks fine also. The linkage is hooked up correctly and according to the owners manual, I should have 1 inch of play when depressing the clutch before I feel resistance. Sure enough, that's exactly what I have. Third, problem with the transmission? Nope, when I had the engine rebuilt, I checked the transmission and it was fine. So I checked the transmission fluid level. Its fine. Which leaves me with option 5: hey, the car's over 80 years old-its allowed to be a bit cranky once in a while! Any comments/thoughts? Thanks again.
  6. 26pack

    1926 Packard

    Yes! My 1926 Packard is now on the road! Pictures to follow. But I have a quick question. I need to paint the hexagons on the dust covers on the wheels. What is the closest red on the market to the "Packard red" used for these hexagons. Or does just plain old generic red work? Thanks.
  7. In Queens, NY there's a junk yard that has half (cut front to back, not side to side) 20 something Chevy or Ford. You can see it from the LIRR.
  8. My first car was a VW beetle. What year you might ask? Depended on what part of the car you were looking at. I think it started life as a '64.
  9. I think that was one of the Dirty Harry movies.
  10. Hey Tom, how did Harts work out for you? Good I hope. Me, I should have my car, a 26 Packard, on the road this Saturday!! Harts did my engine and it purrs!
  11. Too many cars from the 70s had them. Even Cougars. First generation Miata's in the 90s had them as well.
  12. deleted-ML-415681-ML- Thread deleted by Steve Moskowitz. Please see new post.
  13. I have a 26 Packard and the battery is in a battery box built into the fender. Using a standard disconnect switch is a pain because I might not have the clearance and I would have to take the top of the battery box off every time I wanted to connect or disconnect the battery. Does anyone know of a disconnect switch which might, for example, attach to the engine block or something? Thanks.
  14. Good question. Offhand I forget. But the numbers are pretty large.