Clay2252

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  1. So I contacted all the references I received, and this is the latest, and representative, result: 'Sorry no supply on the wire clips anymore. Mostly discontinued.' If I could find someone who makes the things maybe I could have them made. Clay:confused:
  2. Gentlefolk- Back in July I asked about a source for these clips, and was advised to try Restoration Specialties, and Auveco, and eBay as a possibility. None of them worked out, couldn't find anything even close. If anyone out there knows of a possible source, or even where I might have them made I'd really appreciate hearing about it. The clip is one inch long, and one & 3/16 inch wide. Thanks a million - Clay
  3. Unfortunately, Restoration Specialties called me and told me they are out of the Packard clips (B1115 in their catalog). Very disappointing. Clay
  4. Thanks, Folks - Dave Czirr pointed me to the Restoration Services web site, also, and I found the clip on page 117 of their catalog. It is shown as the Lower Body Moulding Fastener for the 48-49 Packard. Helpful people willing to share knowledge are great, aren't they? Clay
  5. Thanks, JD - this is what they look like - Clay (If the upload works...)
  6. Folks, does anyone have a specific source for chrome trim attaching clips? I have a 49 Custom 8 I'm putting back together and some of the clips have rusted and broken, and all should be replaced. I have been advised to call on body shops, paint supply houses, and Auveco, but none have been able to supply something that will work. Does anyone out there know of a source for these clips :confused: Thanks for any help or suggestions - Clay
  7. Thanks for the quick responses, folks, I appreciate the help - Clay
  8. Gentlefolk: I know the subjects don't relate all that well, but begging your indulgence, I'd like to ask if anyone knows of a source for clips to hold the side chrome strips on a '49 Custom 8. Also, if someone has the specifications for the manifold studs on the '49 356 cid engine, I'd be grateful for the information. Thanks, Clay
  9. Gentlefolk_ Does anyone have a source of information on adjusting the gearshift linkage on my '49 Packard Custom 8? The one that bolts to the block and connects the shift rod to the transmission rods. I have the shop manual and parts manual, but unless I overlooked it, they are silent on that subject. I would appreciate any assistance anyone could offer. Clay
  10. Thanks a million, Guys - I surrender - I'll replace it. Clay (You were right, Diz)
  11. I have a 49 Packard Custom 8 just about ready to go back together. I replaced the gas tank with a 'Renu' because the old tank was a bunch of holes held together with bits of metal. Should I clean or replace the existing copper gas line? One person already suggested replacement. All suggestions and/or advice gratefully received. Thanks, Clay -------------------- Clay2252
  12. I have a 49 Packard Custom 8 just about ready to go back together. I replaced the gas tank with a 'Renu' because the old tank was a bunch of holes held together with bits of metal. Should I clean or replace the existing copper gas line? One person already suggested replacement. All suggestions and/or advice gratefully received. Thanks, Clay
  13. I replaced the tailpipe and muffler in my 49 Custom 8. It's a long one, and requires some tweaking, and the tool I found most useful was my pneumatic hammer with a chisel bit. The tailpipe and muffler came thru Kanter's from (I think) Kepich's. It did fit well. If you'd like, I can send pics of the tailpipe and installation. It's out of the car again since the engine is just completing an overhaul and I'm cleaning up the underside of the car, etc. The jack stands are MANDATORY, and shake the car before you crawl under it. You will be doing some heavy duty push-pull stuff! Regards, Clay
  14. Gentlemen: I've been reading the thread entries, and it's kinda fun, but gee, we aren't advancing the hobby here, and some of the replies are a bit catty. I don't know Stuart Blond, but he does have a first amendment right to speak, and if one doesn't like it, ignore it. And forget it. This thread is getting out of hand! An Oregonian currently transplanted to Iraq
  15. Sorry to take so long to respond - the job intervened! When the sensor arm is at the bottom of it's stroke, resting on the stop, the resistance reading from the output terminal to the body of the sensor shows an open circuit. As the arm is raised, at approximately 3 or 4 degrees off the lower stop, the resistance from the output terminal to the sensor body jumps to 7.1 Ohms. The reading remains at or near 7 Ohms throughout the entire stroke of the arm, to the end of the stroke at the upper stop. I used an excellent digital Ohmeter to measure the output resistance value, and sanded a clear spot on the sensor body for the Ohmeter ground return; I checked to make sure the ground return was clean by measuring from another spot on the sensor body, and the ground resistance was 0. The readings correlate with the way the thing acted in the gauge circuit. The gauge needle jumps to a point midway up the scale and stays there. Quite disheartening. Thanks for the interest, Clay PS - I'd still like some advice on a reputable rebuilder who could fix the thing and guarantee his work... Caf