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  1. FUEL PUMP. Had the same problem. Don't change a bunch of stuff before making this simple replacement. Sherlok
  2. OK. That sounds right. Don't bother messing with the photo. I appreciate everyone's help. Sherlok
  3. Thanks Guys. No hump on my cover. Wish there were. Matt, the photo when blown up looks like the plug is at the bottom. I would sure be interested in where yours is located. Thanks Again, Sherlok
  4. OK guys. I'm stupid and did not jot down the position of the differential cover on my 47 Roadmaster before removing it to replace a broken axle. Going back now it seems to fit in any of about 12 positions. If I locate the filler at the top I'm sure I'll flood the thing. I'm guessing about 3 or 9 o'clock. The manual obviously assumes that you should already know this bit of trivia. I can't find anything about this in a search other than someone asked this same question on another site about a 29 and did not get a definitive answer. Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Sherlok
  5. Thanks Old Tank. Sounds simple enough even for someone as simple as me. I'll try to get it out this weekend. I may be giving you a shout to see if you have an axle. Regards, Sherlok
  6. Well the 90 plus degree days in East Texas are over and I’ve been able to get back to my ‘47 Roadmaster rear end problem and have determined for sure that I broke the left rear axle. Now I return again seeking your sage advice. In the shop manual removal of the rest of the axle from the side pinion requires removal of self-locking horseshoe washers which requires service tool J-1515. 1. Is there a source for such a tool these days or does anyone have a sketch whereby one can be made? I looks rather simple. 2. Once it’s free, how do you go about getting the rest of the shaft out without droppin
  7. Driving my 47 Roadmaster to the bank the other day, I noticed a brand new low hum that seemed to be a drive line rather than engine noise as stepping on the clutch did not reduce the noise. Then as I eased up to the teller window something let loose. I was on a slight incline and I was able to roll back out of the way. I thought it was the universal joint, but as it rolled a clicking noise could be heard from the rear end. After a tow back to my shop, I removed the differential cover and thankfully all of the gears seemed to be fine. Now I could use some advice on how to proceed. I have a shop
  8. Thanks for he replies guys. That all makes sense. I think mine was an eastern car, but it does have the oil bath air filter. I guess I'll leave it as is since it's an infrequent driver and I change the oil about every 400 - 500 miles anyway. The engine shows better without it too. How are you Dave? We are living in Athens, TX now. Regards, Sherlok (Bill Holmes)
  9. My 1947 Roadmaster lacks an oil filter, yet most straight eights I've seen have an oil filter canister mounted on the forward right side. Was this an option or has it been removed? Photo attached. Thanks, Sherlok
  10. Well the same yellow/black wire coverings are on all the 6 volt wiring that runs through my 47 Roadmaster although most are bundled and covered with a black casing. Either black or yellow/black plug wires would look appropriate, but I wanted it to be correct. (I hate to go to a car show and have some "Buick expert" make me feel like an idiot.) The judging standards that I've seen aren't particularly helpful. Thanks, Sherlok
  11. Hi, I'll try this over here in Pre-War. What years were Yellow & Black plug wires used? I cannot seem to find that info anywhere. Thank you, Sherlok
  12. Hi, What years were yellow plug wires used? Can't seem to find that information anywhere. Thanks, Sherlok
  13. Thanks fellas for your replys. We certainly can change a coil and condenser. Now if we could just convince my brother to get computer literate... There is a wealth of knowlege on these forums. Many Thanks again, Sherlok
  14. Hi Guys, I've still not bought my Packard, but my older brother beat me to the punch by recently acquiring a beautiful 1940 Super Eight Touring Sedan. He is not a hands-on guy at this point in his life and needs a little help. We are in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area. His problem with it now is that it dies after driving about 30 minutes. When it cools down, it runs fine for awhile. Anyone know of a good Packard or general antique mechanic in this part of the world that could help him out. Thank you, Sherlok
  15. A very nice offer, Old Tank. We have a small home in Athens, Texas where we plan to spend more and more time (grandchildren). It would give us a good excuse to revisit wonderful San Antonio. I'm working toward retiring in a couple of more years, hopefully sooner. I may take you up on your offer then. In the meantime, thank you for your help and the others who have responded. Regards, Sherlok
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