Goforbroke

Members
  • Content Count

    9
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Goforbroke

  • Rank
    Junior Member
  1. Good news.., we have been successful in installing John's belt! I turned the belt inside out. Then, without placing it over the fan and working from the passenger's side, I was able to align one of the cogs on the belt up and turn it parallel with the leading edge of the harmonic balancer. The edge of the balancer was then able to "ride" in the valley of the groove and I succeeded in getting the belt to pass through the pinch point. Once through, I reversed the belt back to smooth side out and proceeded to install by working the belt around the fan. Since the belt is not long enough to go over the fan, I had to slide it over one blade at a time and then turn the fan to the next blade. Once it was over the fan, the belt went on without too much difficulty, though getting it under the harmonic balancer and into the crank pulley would not have been possible without the aid of my sweet wife! As a reward for getting grease on her hands, I let her Super size it when we went out for dinner. Whoo hoo! Thanks for all of the suggestions. The old girl is back on the road again (uh.., that would be the Packard, not my wife). By the way, Owen_Dyneto. I did get a good look at the stabilizers and they appear to be new ones. If I had not succeeded with this method, I was prepared to engage your solution of jacking up the front of the engine just a tad. I feel sure that would have worked as well.
  2. Thanks for those pics, Owen_Dyneto. That helps and I can certainly see where worn stabilizers would reduce the clearance. It might be enough since it seems that the new belt is very close to making it through the gap as it is. My car was completely restored about 6-7 years ago according to the previous owner and I verified that with the shop that did the work prior to making the purchase. This is a nationally known restoration shop in Ohio. Though I obviously didn't ask specifically about the stabilizers, from the list of things that I know they touched during the restoration, I can't imagine that they did not replace them then, so is it possible to wear the stabilizers out in such a short time? The car supposedly has only been driven a total of about 700 miles since that restoration. I have no experience changing these stabilizers. Can you give me a quick run down of what is involved in making the change? Also, what was the source you used to purchase yours? Again, I appreciate your help and the pics. Thanks,
  3. I appreciate all of the above advice on replacing my belt. My car is a 160 body and has the original engine. An accomplished mechanic is not one of the things on my resume, so I was hopeing for some little time proven trick to getting this thing on. Maybe I'll try that NAPA belt as a temporary measure until time permits me to get more involved and the brusies and cut places on my arm heal up (it's amazing how much torture you can put up with when determined to get your hand down to "that spot")!
  4. I'm a "new" Packard owner and need some help. I have a 1941 160 that recently destroyed it's fan belt. I purchased a new one from John Ulrich in CA (great experience and fast shipping, by the way). It is a very good quality belt, but I'm having difficulty getting it on. The clearance between the crankshaft pulley front and the outlet of the radiator is so tight, I haven't been able to get the belt to go in between them. I obviously must be overlooking something and could use some advice. The car is all original or restored to original. Should I remove the fan to make more room to work in? All advice will be appreciated. Thanks, Phil
  5. I'm new to the pre-war Cadillac world, so some of you guys help me out. I'm looking at a 1940 60 Special that is in really nice condition. But, the dash and window moldings are painted, not woodgrained. I think that I remember them as being all woodgrained, but I'm not sure. Being a charter subscriber to Collectible Automobile magazine, I retrieved the issue that covers this model. Unfortunately, there is not a good picture of the dash. Can anyone help? If they should be woodgrained, is this a very costly procedure? Thanks in advance..., Phil
  6. Hi, I'm a serious buyer looking for a number 2 or better pre-war 60 Special Fleetwood. There was a dark red 1941 on Ebay about a month or so ago that I was interested in, but the timing was not right for me to make a serious offer. I did not get any contact info for whomever was trying to sell. It did not get any bids during the auction. I think the city where it was located was Allen,Texas. If someone knows about that automobile and can direct me to the owner, I would be grateful. If not, what else is out there that might be for sale today? I appreciate any and all help you may be able to give..., I can be reached at 864-473-0808 in SC. Thanks, Phil<!-- google_ad_section_end --> PS: I'm not accustom to using this forum yet. I had posted this on the General Discussion section earlier today. I didn't realize what I was doing until it was already done, so I've more or less repeated it here in the Buy/Sell section.
  7. Wow, that is a nice looking car.., or I guess it's more correct to call it an automobile. The price is a little out of my range, though. Thanks for the tip, eeluddy.
  8. Yes, Jeff, those are the type automobiles I'm looking for. I really appreciate you sending this to me. I will follow up with these gentlemen on the two '40 model 60S in the ad.
  9. Hi, I'm a serious buyer looking for a number 2 or better pre-war 60 Special Fleetwood. There was a dark red one on Ebay about a month or so ago that I was interested in, but the timing was not right for me to make a serious offer. I did not get any contact info for whomever was trying to sell. It did not get any bids during the auction. If someone knows about that automobile and can direct me to the owner, I would be grateful. If not, what else is out there that might be for sale today? I appreciate any and all help you may be able to give..., I can be reached at 864-473-0808 in SC. Thanks