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Re: 28 Packard Secondary Brake Spring [by 32model901]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 28 Packard Secondary Brake Spring
And one more....

http://www.carid.com/brake-hardware.html
Re: Temp Guage [by Plugs1]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Temp Guage
Thanks for the information and the spelling lesson. Just can't trust that spell check........
Re: Handicraft afternoon [by Guscha]
ZIS, ZIL, and other Packard Cousins!:: Handicraft afternoon
To lengthen the frame was a working step, already done by Dodge to convert the base of a WC-51 into a chassis for the WC-54 ambulance and radio car.

[img width=500]http://vmhv.pagesperso-orange.fr/dodge%20wc54.jpg[/img]

The frame consists of pressed steel channel section side rails reinforced by heavy cross members and angle braces. It has a longer 121-inch wheelbase with the addition of a heavy reinforcing...
Re: Valve Bay Surprise [by Jim L. in OR]
Post-War (1946-54):: Valve Bay Surprise
Many thanks, Wes for posting the pictures of the lapping tools and the example what to look for and where to find it on the valves.

As I mentioned before, when I got the '51 200 Deluxe in my haste to have an actual Packard to drive, I had my mechanic do the needed valve job. This time around, I'm going to do as much of the work as I can or am able to do.

This is going to fun!
Re: 1955 Caribbean original engine ? [by ewrecks]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1955 Caribbean original engine ?
I would echo the comments by Magnolia. What you want to accomplish with your project will determine the ultimate cost. If you have a complete interior a quality upholstery shop can work from that material or photos on this site or others to create a factory quality interior. It will not be cheap.
Likewise, a matching number engine would be something to hope for in a show car but the cost of taking a car to Pebble Beach...
Re: 55 Caribbean interior restoration [by mlgrimes]
V-8 (1955-56):: 55 Caribbean interior restoration
There are a number of upholstery shops who are capable of recreating a 1955 Caribbean interior. SMS and others offer similar leather. The original leather is much thicker that most of the samples today. Additionally there is the challenge of the clear/silver piping around the front seat frame seat. Bolsters also need to be built up on the seat cushions. The great news is that there are lots of photos on this website and...
Re: rear main seal [by Mark Graber]
Post-War (1946-54):: rear main seal
I think I can close this out.

Today, up on jacks, and a test run. No oil from clutch cover weep hole, but two leaks up front that travelled rearward along the oil pan lip, and dripped from the clutch cover bolts. One side from the oil pressure sender and one from the other side from the oil pump. Good news actually, since I was expecting another seal failure.

So for now, the slant six rear seal seems to work with much easier install...
Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama) [by acolds]
Project Blogs:: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
The master cylinder I used for my dual system was from AMC with lines as needed to be away from frame
21st, 23rd, 24th series [by su8overdrive]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 21st, 23rd, 24th series
Thanks to all those who've bought from me so far.
However much remains--scroll down eight posts here to my May 17th post, "Good parts, magazines...."

Make offer on anything below, all excellent to mint:

1946-47 chrome glove box door moulding, part #385759, lovely, no pits, gleaming.

1946-47 Custom Super Clipper chrome inside division finishing molding, part # 380314. Gleaming original chrome with a few tiny black...
Re: Battery Size 1941 [by bkazmer]
General:: Battery Size 1941
not so easy. catching in the curves where the floor hole is rounded. I pulled out the cradle that sits on the two heavy bars - 11 7/8 between the end hoops vs 12 1/2 case did you guys modify the holder , and how do you slip it into the hole in the floor we won't get into the acid spill
Re: Antenna hole filler [by packard1949]
Post-War (1946-54):: Antenna hole filler
Ebay has these come up from time to time-I purchased the fender mount from yesterday radio-used the 48-50 which is close.
Used the Packard for a Prom [by classiclincoln]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Used the Packard for a Prom
Took my son's girlfriend's brother to his prom last night. When we arrived, the crowd erupted in hollers, cheers and clapping. I think they enjoyed it.
Re: 28 Packard 526 Ruabout headlight bulbs [by classiclincoln]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 28 Packard 526 Ruabout headlight bulbs
Got the bulbs and they work, although I don't think they are as bright as the other one. They'll do because I don't drive the cars much at night anyway.

Also, measured the car, 15' 8" bumper to bumper.
Re: Packard-Rolls P-51 Mustang [by TroyT]
Post-War (1946-54):: Packard-Rolls P-51 Mustang
I was looking at this the other day, turned my buddy on to it for our next restore. We will see if he bites, it needs a total overhaul.
Re: Various CL Pickings [by Let the ride decide]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Various CL Pickings
55 Clipper Constellation
http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/5046035007.html

Looks nice.
Packard 2015 Euro Meet - Switzerland [by Owen_Dyneto]
Shows and Events:: Packard 2015 Euro Meet - Switzerland
I'm getting a pretty regular flow of on-scene photographs from Günther Hoyt - and expect many more. Check from day to day if you have an interest. "Flackmaster" is there with perhaps 6 or 8 from the US who shipped their cars over. Looks like prewar cars are dominant. Hope you enjoy.

http://www.packardclub.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3464
Re: stuck motor [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: stuck motor
I agree with John's advice. If the engine sat for long, especially in a humid condition, the chances are excellent that the rings have rusted to the cylinder walls. Lots of snake oil (PB Blaster would be my choice), patience, and gentle persuasion should do the trick. If permanent antifreeze got into the combustion chamber (for example, from a blow head gasket or crack) then the chances are excellent that a piston has corroded, swollen,...
Re: Starter question [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: Starter question
You may have a gear reduction starter

The geared AutoLite starter motors were only used on the 356 engines, ending with the 23rd series. Just to reiterate what others have already said, an engine in good internal condition and good state of tune with a competent battery and properly sized cables ("O" gauge or better) and with starter motor in good condition should start almost immediately, certainly within a few engine revolutions.
Re: For Sale 1949 Standard Eight project - many extras [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: For Sale 1949 Standard Eight project - many extras
Looking forward to seeing it in there.
Re: 1951 engine identification? [by ptv]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1951 engine identification?
Okay thanks.... John
Re: 41 Packard Running Boards [by bkazmer]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 41 Packard Running Boards
the trapezoids that hang down under the running boards. I have a template, pretty easy to make
Re: 1941-42 Rear Fender Stone Shields - Wanted [by RichK]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1941-42 Rear Fender Stone Shields - Wanted
PM sent
Re: 1939 12; adjust steering box [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1939 12; adjust steering box
albo123, if you're going to continue with this vehicle, might I suggest you get yourself a reprint of the 1937-38 Shop Manual. The 39 Twelve has the same gear as the 37-38 Super 8 and Twelve, attached is the page from the shop manual. S.T. 975 is NOT required for the roller mesh adjustment, you can easily do the job without it.
Front bumpers for 1941-47 Clippers, and [by su8overdrive]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Front bumpers for 1941-47 Clippers, and
Pair of front bumpers for all 1941-47 Clippers. Just the main bumper bar, not the upright bumperettes nor the postwar front license plate bracket or bumper extensions. Both of these bumpers are as straight as the day they were stamped, not a single ding or dent, but require replating.

Good complete parking handle assembly from '47 Super Clipper. This is out of my car, since i had a spare chromed...
Re: 1951 gas tanks [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1951 gas tanks
With all those benefits it is worth losing the whistle feature

If your car is not a first few months production car you may not even have the whistle in your 51 -- just the round housing where it was located.

It seems a lot of people had issues with the whistle when the automatic shutoff handles started to appear in gas stations. Modern handles can have problems but back then apparently the tanks with whistles didn't vent fast enough...
Re: 56 Patrician power seat repair [by rodjoe]
V-8 (1955-56):: 56 Patrician power seat repair
You know, you are probably right about that. I am sure that when the car was produced that the seat frame had to be separate from the upholstered section. I imagine that I will need to remove the seat and flip it over to disconnect that frame. The pictures above are helpful in that I now know how the motors are attached beneath. I will first access the panel beneath the drivers side and then take whatever measures necessary...
Re: What is "Haggle Me"? [by Don Shields]
General:: What is "Haggle Me"?
You could try searching "Haggleme.com complaints." This brings up 114,000 entries, many of which contain unfavorable reviews along with some very positive reviews. One item that caught my eye was in a BBB report that said Haggleme was not accredited with the Better Business Bureau. That would be a big red flag for me. A reviewer reported that you have to buy credits in order to bid on an item and if you're not the successful bidder you...
Re: Wes's Maroon 1947 Custom Super Clipper [by Wesley Boyer]
Project Blogs:: Wes's Maroon 1947 Custom Super Clipper
Thanks Owen!
Re: Hydraulic System Pump Disassembly--1953 [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Hydraulic System Pump Disassembly--1953
Haven't found much info published on the pumps but here are a few snippets from an old Motors Manual that shows the pump disassembled. Might give you some ideas on how it comes apart. Believe Packard used Dura pumps.
Panther Project mention in Hemmings [by Craig]
Modification Discussion:: Panther Project mention in Hemmings
A friend found this and sent me the link:

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/tag/packard-panther/

My website is mentioned and linked at the bottom of this blog entry. I need to update it. LOL!

Craig
Re: Water Pump Without Lip/Ridge On Water Neck [by BigKev]
Post-War (1946-54):: Water Pump Without Lip/Ridge On Water Neck
Also, I believe that is the inlet side to the pump. So it should be under vacuum relatively speaking as opposed to the pressure side of the pump.
Re: 1941 Packard 160 club coupe [by West Peterson]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1941 Packard 160 club coupe
As I recall, that data plate was a reproduction, with a number on it that didn't look anything like the original serial number. I think it was an engine number, which would explain the "D3".
Hemmings Find of the Day – 1925 Packard church bus [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Hemmings Find of the Day – 1925 Packard church bus
Although this is for sale on Hemmings, instead of the For Sale Forum posting this '25 Packard Church Bus here. Seen it and its story before but can't remember where.
Re: 1948 22nd Series - The tool kit - brakes [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1948 22nd Series - The tool kit -
See post #12 in this thread - the pages from the Motor's Manual, "anchor pin adjust". For the "quickie" method, if Ross or someone else who has used it doesn't chime in, just give Ross a phone call.
Re: What is the color of the intake manifold in a 1949 Series 22nd?? [by Packard 1948]
Post-War (1946-54):: What is the color of the intake manifold in a 1949 Series 22nd??
Thanks Owen,

I sand blasted down to bare metal and am going with VHT Cast Iron two step process (primer then paint).

Bill
Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400 [by Wesley Boyer]
Project Blogs:: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
I looked at your picture closer and it looks like one shoe was glued on and the other was put on with rivets, I don't know if that makes a dfference. Also looking closer at the picture I saw another brake assay. on the floor, if that is from the other side then it would show that the springs you put on are backwards. But one thing is for sure, it sure does look pretty. Makes me think of the movie the Dirty Dozen there Donald...
Re: 1940 Trunk Floor Coating? [by David Grubbs]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 Trunk Floor Coating?
I used the Flockit kit for my 39 120. I cleaned up the trunk, repaired some minor rust holes, and then painted it a flat black. I then flocked it with a gray color, covering both the sides and the floor. It looks great and covered quite well. If I were to do it again, I would have used the tan color. But it has held up great and was very easy to install.
Re: high speed stammer [by David Grubbs]
Post-War (1946-54):: high speed stammer
I sent the vacuum advance off to Terrill this morning for rebuilding, and put the 1950 version on as a temporary fix, so I can at least move the car. Lo and behold, it seems to work fine. I'll take it out for a long test drive later this week.
Electrical fuel pump installation [by packardguy53]
Post-War (1946-54):: Electrical fuel pump installation
Originally posted in the 55/56 Packard section under electric fuel pump. Since this concerns a 51 Packard I am adding this post to this forum so other post war Packard owners can benefit from this installation.



This is a follow-up report. To my 1951 Packard 200, 6V POS ground, I installed the AirTex electric fuel pump #E8011 purchased 2 from Amazon at $28.00 Each with free shipping (they arrived the next day.)...
Re: fuel pump [by packardguy53]
V-8 (1955-56):: fuel pump
This is a follow-up report. To my 1951 Packard 200, 6V POS ground, I installed the AirTex electric fuel pump #E8011 purchased 2 from Amazon at $28.00 Each with free shipping (they arrived the next day.) Easy install, and as Howard stated, I did ground the pos red wire from the pump to the frame and powered the black wire. Wired in a switch with fuse link to the ign switch. and it works. I drove the car at freeway speeds for 5 miles with the...
Re: Wanted: 1940 160 front stabilizer bar [by JoeSantana]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted: 1940 160 front stabilizer bar
Thanks, Roger,
Good talking to you. I'll wait on this until you can finish the project this summer.
Here's a picture of my repair kit and an incorrect bar I was sent, next to the correct one.
Joe
Re: looking for a tranmission flange [by 39SixSedanMan]
General:: looking for a tranmission flange
Mike,
I have a Packard manual transmission with the extension and would be willing to part with the entire transmission or output shaft/flange.

Send me a PM if still looking for solution.

Pat (ohio)
Re: Radiator Drain on a 1936 120? [by JW]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Radiator Drain on a 1936 120?
If your 120B is similar to my 115C, then there may be a radiator drain *FOAT* or plug on the lower hose fitting casting of the radiator. It is difficult to reach from above. I open and close mine with a length of wooden doweling. Gently knock on one side of the drain *FOAT* to loosen and the same on the other to tighten.

You should have a engine block drain plug on the LH side of the block in back of the distributor.

The...
Re: Saturday night cruise [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: Saturday night cruise
No windshield wiper on the right side of the blue Nash

I don't know about the Nash specifically but a right (passenger side) wiper was optional on many lower and some middle price range cars in that era. If they were offered but not supplied typically the opening in the over-windshield panel was punched and filled with a plug.
Re: '55 Patrician Brake Pedal Bracket.... [by Ozstatman]
V-8 (1955-56):: '55 Patrician Brake Pedal Bracket....
Jimmy(56AmbassadorV8),
for including your '55 Patrician Touring Sedan in the Packard Owner's Registry.
J-6068 End Play tool [by Stewart]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: J-6068 End Play tool
I have a Kent Moore J-6068 Transmission End Play tool for sale.

I picked it up on Ebay two years ago thinking it would come in handy some day. I have since decided not going to reinstall a Packard transmission.

$50 plus $8 shipping within the Continental US.
Re: Pictures of Monroe Power Steering Actuator Installed [by HH56]
V-8 (1955-56):: Pictures of Monroe Power Steering Actuator Installed
..OR...just tell my dad to never turn left...
That's a plan. Just tell him you are thinking of his well being and it's right turns only. For years UPS went to great lengths (and maybe still does) to arrange the deliveries on routes so drivers had to make as few left turns as possible.
Re: Support bar behind the Radiator [by Packard 1948]
Post-War (1946-54):: Support bar behind the Radiator
Does anyone have the dimension of the distance between the front of the fan and the radiator?

My engine is out and I am looking into bigger fan options.
Re: Wanted- Parts for 1947 Custom Super Clipper [by packard1949]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted- Parts for 1947 Custom Super Clipper
Keep a look out on ebay-I found one for my 47-the nut is more difficult still donot have it-ariens lawner mower uses the same thread .75-28-it can be made from the lawnmower nut however-just $$$
Re: What kind of car is this? [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: What kind of car is this?
Yeah, neat machine. Right hand drive wouldn't have been at all uncommon at that time, most (all?) American cars were RHD from the get-go, Pierce-Arrow is generally considered the last to change over to LHD, about 1914 or thereabouts.

There were several U.S. makes of cars called Daniels, I believe this is one of those made in Reading PA. There is some history with photographs in the Standard Catalog of American Cars; Daniels of Reading...
Re: Recommendations for shock absorbers? [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: Recommendations for shock absorbers?
Craig (and others with 56 Packards):

Found an interesting buy at a local car show/flea market today. These adapters allow mounting of front shocks with a lower standard round "eye" mount on a 56 Packard which would ordinarily would require either the lower "Tee" mount shock or the Monroe adapter for stud mount. Not sure I described that clearly but if you have a 56 you'll know what I mean. Two sets of 2 each, $5 - probably...
Re: Merger of Nash/Kelvinator, Packard & Hudson [by Mahoning63]
General:: Merger of Nash/Kelvinator, Packard & Hudson
Just came across this film made by Ford in lead up to Edsel intro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89Z9F-svFAk

Am a bit suspicious of the accuracy of the company's recounting of the 10 years leading up to the Edsel intro but this historical revisionism aside, the data shown starting around 6 minutes into the film appears to be a good description of the market realities of the day. One thing pointed out is that GM's brand pricing resulted in much overlap, which is why Edsel pricing was so expansive.

It occurs to me that what GM was successfully doing in the medium priced field by offering different brands to give the market styling choice, could have been used by FoMoCo in the luxury field to beat GM at its own game. Lincoln and Packard on same body shell but with different styling. Including Torsion-Level would have prevented Chrysler from making such a big deal of its '58 cars shown in these films.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBNWBHYp41w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrKAVfS3Ui0

Here's a blue version of earlier red Packard and now with door outer panels unique from Lincoln, and a backlight. FoMoCo in mid-1956 could have bought the Packard portion of Studebaker-Packard for very little money and made a '58 Packard out of the '58 Lincoln for $10-15 million. The Packard dealers could have sold the new Edsel too, reducing the $250M start-up cost of that brand. True, Packard would have become a corporate contrivance and I shutter to think what a 1980 Packard on shared platform with Lincoln, Grand Marquis and Crown Victoria would have looked and performed like. Nor would Packard be in good shape today, if current Lincoln is any guide. But we would have enjoyed a close ...
Re: Good parts, magazines. Clipper & others. Any offer [by Tanner, Merle]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Good parts, magazines. Clipper & others. Any offer
Any chance that you have the rear rock shield that went between the body and the rear bumper. I believe the license plate light assembly mounted to this shield. I can't locate the pn#. I am told this part is the same for all 21 series cars except the long wheel base model 2126.
In addition I am looking for a fender mounted vacuum antenna with knurl marks on the nut used for hand tightening...
Re: Wanted Valve Tools for 1952 200 Touring Sedan [by Jay M]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted Valve Tools for 1952 200 Touring Sedan
Thanks Owen_Dyneto the article was extremely helpful in understanding what needs to be done and I may write for help when we attempt the valve job with the tools as per your recommendation.

However, I would still like to purchase some original tools mainly for the nostalgic value to keep with the car.

Thanks Again For The Help, -Jay
Re: Fuel Question - 1952 Packard 200 Touring Sedan [by Jay M]
Post-War (1946-54):: Fuel Question - 1952 Packard 200 Touring Sedan
Thanks for the advice everyone, I am going with non-ethanol and proceeding to my next topic of engine noises. -J
Re: Engine Noises - 1952 Packard Touring Sedan [by Wesley Boyer]
Post-War (1946-54):: Engine Noises - 1952 Packard Touring Sedan
Good catch Owen I keep forgetting about Mechanical Lifters. So remove the valve covers (your probably need some new gaskets for the valve covers.) and it should look like this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLwTtoYAIzc
Sorry but I can't help you on how to adjust them but somebody here will.
Wes
"Packup" for sale! [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: "Packup" for sale!
Only just noticed this Ross Miller Packup on eBay, only a little over a day to go on the auction. If I was 10,000 miles closer I'd be sorely tempted!
Re: Hubcaps For Sale - 1950 [by SamS]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Hubcaps For Sale - 1950
No longer on ebay but still for sale -
$175 (free shipping to US)
Re: seating material [by bilbo]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: seating material
Thanks.
Re: Pre-war Sparton horn parts [by DavidM]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Pre-war Sparton horn parts
The Spartan horns with the cylindrical or jam tin like back on my 126 and 633 do not have that rippled diaphragm so if you had to make a new diaphragm from flat sheet at worst it might sound a little different. However I am sure there are still some around that are battered or rusted but with a useable diaphragm that could be salvaged.
Re: Bought a '50 two door last week... [by Rusty O\'Toole]
General:: Bought a '50 two door last week...
I was wondering the same thing but it is the only explanation I can think of for 2 different thicknesses of glass.
Re: Brakes Springs on a 47 Packard [by Wesley Boyer]
Post-War (1946-54):: Brakes Springs on a 47 Packard
Funny thing happened while researching Bendix brakes and which spring goes on top and which on goes on the bottom. I found the answer to the most basic question in our home, under or over. Well I can finally put this one to rest. See picture below.
Wes
Re: What kind of oil to use? 1941 Packard 110 [by JohnCobb]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: What kind of oil to use? 1941 Packard 110
I have a '39 110 that I installed the Pretronix unit on and it has been the best thing I've done to help with the starting. I did also install an inline voltage stabilizer, $8.00, because electronic units are very picky about consistent voltage and the range of the voltage, generators are not good at putting out consistent volts and that will fry the ign. unit. I highly recommend the system.
Re: Can the window switches be rebuilt? [by GTO]
V-8 (1955-56):: Can the window switches be rebuilt?
Mike Dulinsky in Duluth MN has 90 or 100 55-56 Packards.He should be able to provide you with a nice used switch.
Re: 1923 Packard [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1923 Packard
"I haven't figured out how to see the prewar entries in the registry"

Ken,

After accessing the Registry there are three options:
Display by Year
Display By Series
Model/Chassis/Body Lookup

The first two have drop down lists where you select the year or Series then click on the Go button. The last, type in the number you want then click the Go button.
Re: Wade's Workshop [by JW]
Project Blogs:: Wade's Workshop
Mal, you are really going to enjoy that new shed and car port. Very nice!

(o{}o)
Re: No One-Sixty Was Harmed - Streetrod [by RogerDetroit]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: No One-Sixty Was Harmed - Streetrod
Hello West:

Somehow I think that your earlier post in this thread (#10) got past him.

So just to make things clear for everyone, Jim Hollingsworth’s book is correct, i.e. that push out (friction) vent windows were correct for early 1940, model 160, convertible sedans and convertible coupes.

And for those needing confirmation I have attached a scan of the 1935-1941 Parts List book. Outlined in orange where...
Re: E15 and E85 Fuels are Here [by PackardV8]
General:: E15 and E85 Fuels are Here
THe Fox analyst missed the point and glossed over it very fast.
LISTEN CLOSE at the 2 minute mark of the video:
The ethanol is mixxed with the gasoline AT THE PUMP which is at the gas station.

So what is happening is that the mixxing process is UNreliable to the extent that one mite get anywhere from a 15% mix al the way to maybe 100% Ethanol.

REMEBER, depending on a dealer or dealer equipment is about as reliable...
Re: 1931 Standard 8 Coupe - Offered [by dongle]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1931 Standard 8 Coupe - Offered
Bump

And a price for your consideration $22,500. Far less than invested.
Re: Larry's 1951 Club Sedan Project [by Larry51]
Project Blogs:: Larry's 1951 Club Sedan Project
Now I have driven my '51 for over 600 miles and wanted to give a brief report on how it is performing.

We have enjoyed driving her very much, and have only had one minor problem with her mechanically, which was a bad spark quench (ignition) condenser that caused the engine to lose power and after-fire when it heated up. Initially I suspected the coil, which was a NOS from Kanter, so I bought a new 6Volt coil locally and...
Re: Henry's 55 Constellation [by cli55er]
Project Blogs:: Henry's 55 Constellation
And boom goes the dynamite! Thanks Howard!
Re: Double take? A 55 junior convertible? [by cli55er]
General:: Double take? A 55 junior convertible?
of course I can't find it now, but I have seen this picture without the girl in it before. I tried a quick google image search, but can't find it again.
Re: 115c - Carter WA-1 477s [by Bob R.]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 115c - Carter WA-1 477s
JW, Flackmaster and Brian,

Thank you for your help. I have sent a PM.
Re: Some 356 camshaft questions [by Let the ride decide]
Post-War (1946-54):: Some 356 camshaft questions
OD, your post made me think of this one, http://www.packardclub.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2734
Re: packard wanted -trade for my Jeepster Commando? SE MI. [by carfixated]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: packard wanted -trade for my Jeepster Commando? SE MI.
Fixed link. Thanks
Re: rebuild 356 vrs V-8 replacement [by West Peterson]
Post-War (1946-54):: rebuild 356 vrs V-8 replacement
The Custom Super Eight Club Sedan is a very rare car, and very desirable. It is not something you should modify.
Re: Carter WGD Rebuild Tools [by Jim L. in OR]
Post-War (1946-54):: Carter WGD Rebuild Tools
I did mine from my '51 200 Deluxe and am preparing to do the one from my '51 Patrician with a combination screwdriver and needle nose pliers. Get a good kit - one that is alcohol resistant - and have at it. That is the thing about these cars - they are so elegantly simple!
Windshield Wiper Booster [by Jim L. in OR]
V-8 (1955-56):: Windshield Wiper Booster
Hi All,

My '55 Patrician has the factory provided Trico vacuum windshield wipers. I've actually had very little trouble with them. The only time they get close to stopping, is if I really stand on the loud pedal in which case the speed cuts to about 1/2, And this is entirely on manifold vacuum as a previous owner replace the OEM Oil Pump with one that doesn't have a vacuum pump. I don't know anything about it but I'm suspecting...
Re: Packard plant update [by Steve203]
General:: Packard plant update
Working on the bridge
Re: Power Steering Actuator Bracket [by ewrecks]
V-8 (1955-56):: Power Steering Actuator Bracket
Bill- I got your message about the bracket and will try to get out and pull it on Saturday. I still have not figured out how to reply in the pc section. When I get it pulled I will send a text to the number you listed- assuming that will work and get your address. There is no charge for the bracket and I will ship via Priority mail and if you choose to refund the postage the banker will be happy.
Hope,I can help.
Re: 1900 Packard at the CCCA Museum Experience [by Owen_Dyneto]
Shows and Events:: 1900 Packard at the CCCA Museum Experience
I am still hoping to see some of you at the Gilmore/CCCA Packard Experience. No, it won't come close to the Centennial in 1999 but if you missed that, this may be next best.
Re: 1939 120 Convertible Coupe 2-4 passenger [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1939 120 Convertible Coupe 2-4 passenger
G'day Roger37,
As Roger said, to the world of PackardInfo.

"I won’t let on that you already own a 1937 Super 8 formal sedan because if I did then you would soon receive a greeting from a chap from OZ imploring you to list your Packard on the Owner’s Registry.....If you buy this Packard, then Mr. OZ will certainly be calling on you to list it in the Owner’s Registry"

And Roger's right, now that he's...
Re: Heater fuse location-23rd series 1950 Deluxe 8 [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Heater fuse location-23rd series 1950 Deluxe 8
Those fuse locations always surprise me but logically, I guess near the ign switch would make more sense. Hope I didn't cause you to waste too much time at the switch end.

My 47 has the same tight space problem due to the hood release handle and emergency brake. There is a chance loosening the hood release and sliding it aside would help. Those hood handle assys are held by a single screw at the...
Re: Torrington Bearing B-1012X [by Packard 1948]
Post-War (1946-54):: Torrington Bearing B-1012X
For posterity sake the bearings in question were indeed in locations 3.1385 (one on the left side and one on the right).

They are available on Amazon for $10.00.
Re: Packard distributor question: [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Packard distributor question:
Typically distributors after the mid-30s utilize two mechanisms in the same unit to obtain "total spark control"; the breaker cam movement is a function of the centrifugal advance and the breaker plate movement is a function of the vacuum advance (retard) function. I can't say I've ever seen or heard of a distributor that used the centrifugal advance mechanism to move the breaker plate - but that doesn't mean there...
Re: Howard's 47 Custom project [by Owen_Dyneto]
Project Blogs:: Howard's 47 Custom project
Lovely work on the seats, Howard. You'll never regret the research you put into the materials and using the best materials and a talented upholsterer.
Re: 400 treadle-vac failure [by WauhopM]
V-8 (1955-56):: 400 treadle-vac failure
At least he's sending the unit to the RIGHT MAN for a rebuild-Ross is the boss!
Re: Remains of a 1937 prototype? [by saltydog]
General:: Remains of a 1937 prototype?
Note the 46-47ish radio under the dash. G.
Re: Removal of 1941 Super Eight Oil Pan [by JW]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Removal of 1941 Super Eight Oil Pan
Look for holes in the cross member to access the front bolts. I have used a universal (wobble) socket on them too.

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1958 Packard Hawk for Sale [by Tom Laferriere]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1958 Packard Hawk for Sale
1958 Packard Hawk. 275 bhp, 289 cu. in. overhead valve V-8 engine with a McCulloch centrifugal supercharger, Borg-Warner Flight-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal length A-arms, coil springs, and anti-sway bar, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 120.5 in.

The car has a known history since 1971 when it...
Re: Mike's 53 Clipper [by Tobs]
Project Blogs:: Mike's 53 Clipper
Thanks Charlie! After working for a couple of years on this project, it is nice to finally be getting clean and painted and shiney parts in the garage. The paint shop is getting a lot of other business, so it looks like the body will be back in the middle of June...Everything takes time.
Re: 115c Generator [by Corsaseven]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 115c Generator
Now that's a delivery in style !!!!
Re: Replacement Rubber Kits [by HH56]
V-8 (1955-56):: Replacement Rubber Kits
I believe the weatherstrip is glued to the cowl metal. It can probably be pulled loose without removing the fender completely but working the new in properly at the top may be a challenge if the fender is not fairly loose. If memory serves, there may also be a covered screw or two at the very bottom of the vertical length of strip. The fender will probably spring out far enough to access the screw(s) with an offset screwdriver...
Re: Viberation my Packard. 115-c. 6 [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Viberation my Packard. 115-c. 6
I had a similar problem with my 115c, turned out to be the distributor advance plate

Good call, pepepackard. That may or may not be the problem but it's a good candidate. I'm often surprised that folks try to put new points in a distributor while it's in the car and not first remove it. It's certainly far easier to install and gap the points and perhaps more importantly presents an opportunity, all too often...
Re: Rough running 1937 115-c [by Ken P]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Rough running 1937 115-c
How are the engine mounts? Is the front engine mount sagging? Are the rear mounts (on the transmission) de-vulcanized? I could see where the torque of the motor could cause it to move in its mounts if the rubber is worn out. Let us know what you find.

More likely than the vibration dampener is a problem with fuel or ignition. (For example, perhaps you have a clog in your main jet- how recently was the carb serviced?) Or,...
Re: Wanted: Left-side hood release unit and trim for '41 110 [by Dell]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted: Left-side hood release unit and trim for '41 110
I went through my extra parts and found three for the right side and one for the left, the finish is very good-not a lot of pitting. only problem is a crack in the area where the 110 circle attaches to the body. a good plater should be able to repair with out a problem. let me know if you are interested. dell
Newest additon to the shop [by TroyT]
Project Blogs:: Newest additon to the shop
1953 327 with Ultramatic. Eventually Overhaul.
Re: Differential Lube Recommendation and Quantity [by Packard 1948]
Post-War (1946-54):: Differential Lube Recommendation and Quantity
THANKS Owen!!! BIG HELP!!!
Re: Margaret Dunning - Rest in Peace [by TroyT]
General:: Margaret Dunning - Rest in Peace
What a loss of a great Ambassador, she had a passion and knew her Packard.