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Re: Various CL Pickings [by MrBumble]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Various CL Pickings
That '55 Clipper is a real steal in humble opinion. Everything about it looks terrific and it has air conditioning! What more could anyone ask for? And the price is very, very good. I would be very surprised if someone doesn't grab this one real fast.

I wish I could buy it. It would be a great complement to my Constellation!
Mark's 1950 Super Eight [by 50 2382]
Project Blogs:: Mark's 1950 Super Eight
Well I went ahead and did it, I bought a 50 Super Eight from a guy named Don in Centrailia, WA and dragged it home. It displaced my boat which will be sold this spring. The body was in good shape and the chrome was OK too. New wide whites and I'm in. the only problem was that no matter what I do I can't make it run. I changed the whole spark system from the points to the plugs, and I mean everything. I discovered that the PO had...
Re: For Sale- Senior Packard Starter Clutch Assy. [by dallas]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: For Sale- Senior Packard Starter Clutch Assy.
Todd, I know for sure it fits auto lite starter MAX4052 and this starter is a substitute for MAX4041. I would say 40-50 Packard 356ci with Autolite starter. I understand these starters were also used on some MOPAR cars. Thanks for looking.
'41 120 steering wheel removal [by casey rog]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: '41 120 steering wheel removal
I have a 41 120 which needs to have the steering wheel
refurbished. I am thinking of filling the cracks with
bondo, painting and clear coating. Good idea? I am having a difficult time removing the 3/4" nut in the middle of the steering wheel. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Casey Rog
Re: Engine Bay detailing on a '56 dual carb car [by Owen_Dyneto]
V-8 (1955-56):: Engine Bay detailing on a '56 dual carb car
If you're interested in a few other details:

Looks like you're missing the top covers for your two air filter pods. Also the generator bracket should be reversed so that the fixed end is on the generator and the slotted end on the engine. You also might check with Joel Ray, he may have the rubber strip for the generator regulator terminals. Battery ground cable should be a woven flat strap and tucked under...
Re: 1956 Caribbean hardtop options on a Four Hundred [by 56P400]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1956 Caribbean hardtop options on a Four Hundred
Wow! Was that luck! I removed my seats some time ago and didn't find anything... perhaps under the carpet? I will have to take a look some day!

Re: horn wire [by Lonny]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: horn wire
thank you
Re: color of tranny [by Lonny]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: color of tranny
thank you
Re: 30 cents on the dollar [by randy berger]
Post-War (1946-54):: 30 cents on the dollar
I have two hobbies and derive a great deal of enjoyment from both, but the best part of either one is the lasting friendships in both of them. The camaraderie I enjoy can't be bought at any price.
1941 Interior Photos Needed [by Corsaseven]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1941 Interior Photos Needed
I am searching for material to reupholster a 41 160 sedan. I would love to see photos of any that have a gray interior close to what would be original. I do have a photo of original swathes but would still like to see photos of actual Packards if anyone would consider sharing.Thank you !
Re: Cracked block on 1922 Single Six [by DavidM]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Cracked block on 1922 Single Six
Thanks for the update, looking forward to a favourable outcome, we have had our 126 since 1976 and its still going strong.
Re: 33 super eight horn repair and adj. [by Dell]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 33 super eight horn repair and adj.
thanks O-D; i printed up the info u provided and will work on them tomorrow and see what happens. the cutaway looks just like my horns, dell
Re: glass fuel bowl [by Riki]
V-8 (1955-56):: glass fuel bowl
E and M auto parts in El Cajon CA. has lots of used glass bowls. most types.. i have seen some that look like carter size,

deal with older car parts, as i got a few packard used water pumps there.

2 brothers run the place, one, has a 59 stude...
Re: repair parts [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: repair parts
Most B-K parts are available from Classic and Exotic as repro parts, rebuilding service also available. Just Google that name, illustrated catalog on line. The original diaphragms in the control valve and operating valves were special sturdy coated paper - it's amazing they often last 80 years or more but chances are one of them has finally failed.
repair parts and identification of parts [by Lonny]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: repair parts and identification of parts
Where do these parts attach to, are they suspension parts?
repair parts and identification of parts [by Lonny]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: repair parts and identification of parts
Where do these parts attach to, are they suspension parts?
Re: oil pan removal [by BrianG]
Post-War (1946-54):: oil pan removal
Thanks for the insight guys. I'll let you know how I make Out.
Re: Packard Hawk "rebirth" [by PackardV8]
Studebaker Built Packards (1957 - 58):: Packard Hawk "rebirth"
Here's how i handle those situations:
I just show up at the house with what ever i've bought (usualy junk), walk into the house, have a seat and wait for the rant and raving to start. IT starts usually before i even walk into the door.
I just sit there and let her rant and lecture until she wears herself out. I don't say a single word. When she's done i look up at her and say "what's for supper?"...
Re: Help! leaf spring orientation 1928 [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Help! leaf spring orientation 1928
Typical construction is for the longer section of the leaf spring to be towards the rear. But why not just lay the spring in place and see where the axle will locate - that should confirm it.
Re: Howard Hughes Caribbean [by Owen_Dyneto]
V-8 (1955-56):: Howard Hughes Caribbean
If you're referring to the January 2015 issue, it really wasn't a article but a letter to the editor.
Re: J-6065 Holding Tool [by TroyT]
General:: J-6065 Holding Tool
What would public consensus be? I will be powder coating, I was thinking going with a high viability safety yellow and Red. What would be a preference for end users out there Color or Black?
FOR SALE: 1941-42 160/180 hood. [by West Peterson]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: FOR SALE: 1941-42 160/180 hood.
I pulled this down out of the rafters for someone needing it, then they bought from a different source. So, before I lug it back up, just posting in case someone needs it.
The hood is in very good condition, and includes the side trim, but not the center strip. The stainless side trim will need some restoring, but is very restorable.
Wanting $600 for it.
I am also not interested in shipping it. It's possible I...
Re: V8 pilot bearing [by PackardV8]
V-8 (1955-56):: V8 pilot bearing
If there is some controversy about pilot bearing dimensions then it is probably due to transmission variations whether production or otherwise.

I've ran into problems over the years where there were variations in input spline shafts, pilot bearing differences as well trans case length differences. Especialy among mongral car companies such as AMC, Opel and others.

65/66 Rambler classics were for all intents and purpose the same...
Re: Best head gasket for the 352? [by Jack Vines]
V-8 (1955-56):: Best head gasket for the 352?
Personally, I prefer the steel shim gaskets, but they require careful installation.

I mill the surfaces of both the heads and the block decks, tap all head bolt holes, used hardened washers under the head bolts and spray the gaskets with CopperCoat.

The composite gaskets from Best are more idiot-proof and if retorqued once after a few heat cycles, I've had no problems using them.

They also slightly lower the compression...
Re: 1951 air filter [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1951 air filter
Without a picture we don't know which type of air filter you have, it could be either an oiled mesh, or an oil bath. See pictures below. The oiled mesh type does not come apart other than removing the mesh itself to clean and reoil, and the hole on the side may be threaded for a support rod.

Since your engine is from a 23rd series (the "H" prefix) it may or may not have one of the filters shown as these are for 1951/52.
Re: WANTED: 1941-42 One Eighty center hood strip [by John Iaccino]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: WANTED: 1941-42 One Eighty center hood strip
Thanks, Lou, sent one back. John
Re: '52 Rear Wheel Bearing Retainer Plates? [by DrewLA]
Post-War (1946-54):: '52 Rear Wheel Bearing Retainer Plates?
Thanks, that's very helpful. I will begin the usual Packard owner process of scrounging one tomorrow.
Re: setting valves on a 359 [by Ozstatman]
Post-War (1946-54):: setting valves on a 359
G'day BrianG,
to PackardInfo, and I invite you to include your '54 Patrician in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: Door Handle retainer clips [by smashburn]
Post-War (1946-54):: Door Handle retainer clips
Thanks Kev. It took me a while but I just finished reading your blog. Very inspirational. I'm using it already for references and help. Thanks for pointing that out to me. Amazing job you did.
Re: Ebay exhaust systems [by ewrecks]
Post-War (1946-54):: Ebay exhaust systems
I bought a stainless exhaust system from Keppich for the 1955 Caribbean. The price was decent and the fit was not bad although I had to cut one pipe and have one of the pipes that exit the bumper bent to fit. As compared to some other items that I have purchased, it was not too bad. His wife provided the interior kit for the car and again- with minor adjustments- it was not too bad.
I thought that I should advise that John Keppich...
Wanted: 359 4 barrel intake and exhaust manifold [by BrianG]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted: 359 4 barrel intake and exhaust manifold
Looking for 4 barrel intake and exhaust manifold for 359. You can call 815-672-0397 or email me. Thanks, Brian.
Re: How Many Left? [by 57pack]
Studebaker Built Packards (1957 - 58):: How Many Left?
Well, as for me, one is enough. Maybe for a younger person to tackle.
Mine has been a loooong restoration.
Re: Need 4 hubcaps + trunk stainless belt molding center clip [by 49Custom8Convert]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Need 4 hubcaps + trunk stainless belt molding center clip
Still looking! Thanks
Re: Packard Seattle sees new life as the home of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery [by Chad G]
General:: Packard Seattle sees new life as the home of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery
Found these images today, while looking up some info about Seattle.
Re: Trouble removing oil pan - clearance? [by 49Custom8Convert]
Post-War (1946-54):: Trouble removing oil pan - clearance?
That's great to know! I will make a request. Getting to see how-to videos on our old cars can sometimes be difficult to find on YouTube and the like, if the poster has not tagged their video correctly. There's usually plenty of how-to videos on new cars, but not old ones
Re: Exhaust Pipe Routing [by DeluxCanuck]
Post-War (1946-54):: Exhaust Pipe Routing
Thanks BDeB. Most helpful.
Packard on CSI this evening [by Gangster]
General:: Packard on CSI this evening
It was interesting to see a 38 Packard convertible play a central part on the CSI episode (CBS) this evening.

This show is a little thin when it comes to acting performances and there story lines do tend to way off on some of their facts……it still was great to see a Packard front and center.

Comments on the P on the grille?
Re: Recent additions to the Owner Registry [by Ozstatman]
General:: Recent additions to the Owner Registry

to PackardInfo! And for including your '49 Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan in the Packard Owner's Registry. Note, the duplicate entry has been deleted.
Re: clutch fork lever return spring [by 1234pack]
Post-War (1946-54):: clutch fork lever return spring
I am restoring a 41 packard 110 coupe, it had no return springs for the clutch fork or clutch pedal or brake pedal. The photos you posted are a help do they apply to my car? Do you have any photos for the brake pedal and clutch pedal?

Many thanks
Re: Spring bushing replacer tool [by rrhorton]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Spring bushing replacer tool
There was nothing commercial existing that had the span for two bushings or the right diameters for push parts. I took my measuring tool and drew up rough drawings and had a local machinist make me a tool. I have attached the drawing and photos of the tool in operation replacing my front spring frame bushings. The tool cost me $120. Also from Bruce Blevins, place the new bushings in the freezer overnight and remove...
Re: 1939 window regulator [by DaveB845]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1939 window regulator
Sorry that I don't have anything meaningful to add about a Henney window regulator. But I do want to note my admiration for any 76 year old vehicle still doing the job it was built to do.

I'd also hope that you know what many on this Forum already know. In April of 1947, Henry Ford took his last ride in a Packard hearse. Probably also a Henney. Apparently a Lincoln could not be found and a Cadillac might even feel worse.

Re: U-Joints 1949 Standard 8 [by zougeride]
Post-War (1946-54):: U-Joints 1949 Standard 8
Just when you can't find a tool and go out and buy another you find it!!!

So, never mind on the U-Joint saga!!!

I found the information!!!



Exotic Tomball, Texas
Re: Source for 1937 side view mirror [by JW]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Source for 1937 side view mirror
The sibling to my 115C convertible coupe in Santa Fe has its outside rear view mirror mounted on the front lower molding of the windshield. The bracket is fairly long as it curves around the corner. Most unusual. Sorry no photo. Anyone else seen one like this?

Re: Continental Kit doesn't fit [by crescentmei]
Post-War (1946-54):: Continental Kit doesn't fit
No, that's NOT exactly what I am saying;
I paid $500 and bought all of the hardware from Kanter. The only thing that doesn't fit is the metal trays under the tail light towers. I have a little over $1000 in it. Yes I am asking $1000 plus shipping. Walt
Re: Uh,Oh.....need a hubcap! [by Jeff P-MN]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Uh,Oh.....need a hubcap!
Response has been terrific, got one coming and several others in the wings. I will be smilin' again this spring. Thanks all!
Packard 1927 [by sanford]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Packard 1927
need photos of windshield header and visor wood construction enclosed cars 1927 28 Victoria cupe and 4 passenger cupe body the same roof rail is rotted from just before the A post forward thanks much in advance
Accessory light bar 22nd series [by 49Custom8Convert]
Post-War (1946-54):: Accessory light bar 22nd series
Anyone here have a 22nd series (any model) that has that dealer-installed accessory "light bar" installed on the dash to illuminate the early engraved dash buttons that had no lighting provision for nighttime driving?

Have yet to drive my car, let alone drive it at night, but wondering how well this accessory worked.
Re: Brake & Clutch Pedals and the Toe Board on a 1932 [by DavidM]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Brake & Clutch Pedals and the Toe Board on a 1932

The pedals on my 740 are 2 1/2" apart at the shaft, the left pedal is offset 3" to the left at the pedal and the right pedal is offset 1" to the left then at the pedal and 1 1/2" to the left just below the pedal . The pedals are 4 1/2"" apart . These measurements are approximate and are about at the centre of the pedal arms.

I will try to attach a photo.

The part number for the 7th...
Re: The answer to "patina" [by Packard Illiterati]
General:: The answer to "patina"
That sounds like Dip-Your-Car, and anyone can do it in their garage a lot cheaper than sending it to a pro or service. Here is the link: DipYourCar. It's a good tough coating that is, in fact, Plasti-Dip, but sold in quarts and gallons with additional plasticizers, colors, and paint effects like pearl and metallic flakes. The finish can be matte, or high gloss depending on the final applied coat. Most of today's modders prefer the matte...
Re: 1937 Super 8 1501 senior 134" wheelbase FRONT brake line route [by BDC]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1937 Super 8 1501 senior 134" wheelbase FRONT brake line route
The engine is out of my 38 super 8 as well, I can get you pictures if you need them as well; just let me know.
Re: 115 hubcaps [by convert]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 115 hubcaps
These NOS originals have perfect metal,that the paint on the outer ring must be redone(painted in,where it was missed,to make them correct) If interested let me know and I price the 4 at $400. plus shipping cost. If you want to talk about them call 610-647-4027
Re: 1937 Super 8 1501 senior 134" wheelbase rear FUEL LINE route [by pack1234]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1937 Super 8 1501 senior 134" wheelbase rear FUEL LINE route
Does any one have some photos of how the line goes from the left side to the right side where the carb is located?

Would the electric fuel pump be located on the rear cross member on on the inside of the left frame rail?
Re: Convertible Top Parts [by Tim Cole]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Convertible Top Parts
Just an FYI:

The broken parts are likely the result of hydrogen embrittlement caused by poor plating practice.

Somewhere around here I have the exact conditions (too much voltage, too little metallic salt, chloride baths vs cyanide baths, etc. etc.) in my references.

All replated parts are embrittled to a degree because the original solutions were engineered to exacting specifications beyond what a plater can replicate.

Re: Horn-like sound when I come to a stop in a '52 300 [by Thunderbolt]
Post-War (1946-54):: Horn-like sound when I come to a stop in a '52 300
I think it was low on coolant. I topped it off and haven't heard the noise since. Is this like the full gas tank whistle on the 23rd series?
Re: prewar sending unit repair [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: prewar sending unit repair
I can highly recommend this source.
Re: 1937 spare tire hold down bracket [by Ken Jaeger]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1937 spare tire hold down bracket
a US postal money order was just sent toyou for the bracket.
Kevin AZ - Taking a different direction! [by Ozstatman]
General:: Kevin AZ - Taking a different direction!
G'day Kevin,

Saw this in Hemmings and thought, I know that car! The comment "The 400 was also driven nearly 1000 miles (roundtrip) to Laughlin Nevada to attend a gathering" led me to look at the Lauhghlin thread where your Avatar photo, confirmed things. But my curiosity is piqued by the comment "she is being sold so that I can acquire a pre-war Packard" leading me wanting to know more about that,...
Re: Remains of a 1937 prototype? [by BDC]
General:: Remains of a 1937 prototype?
Re: The Atomic Packard returns [by Packard5687]
General:: The Atomic Packard returns
Dilbert does the Astral:
attachment brackets for senior headlight chrome rings [by packardguy53]
Post-War (1946-54):: attachment brackets for senior headlight chrome rings
Big Kev,
I remember a while back you stating you had a 54 Senior and had looked high and low for good quality Sr headlight rings (with the fin). I liked the looks so I started looking for a set for my 53. I got a pair and there was a bag of brackets (2) with 8 screws. I started scrolling through your project blog and gave up at page 75 out of 196 pages. What I would like to know in your blog...
Re: 1942 Packard Dash Clock Needed [by flackmaster]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1942 Packard Dash Clock Needed
Ready when you are - beige, maroon, and dove gray available now. All very very nice used. flackmaster at sbcglobal point net is best direct.
Re: 1951 windshield wiper question [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1951 windshield wiper question
To answer you question directly, an engine in good condition and tune should have 18-20 inches of manifold vacuum, more than adequate to give good wiper operation at all times except under heavy acceleration. The vacuum booster pump only provides vacuum boost under conditions of acceleration. So if you engine is up to snuff and at idle the wipers fail to function properly when connected diretly to the intake manifold,...
Re: Radiator for 1954 Packard [by Wesley Boyer]
Post-War (1946-54):: Radiator for 1954 Packard
Yes, I would try a different shop. I had one re cored and it looked good as new.
It is always best to be in a local car club and most of the people there can point you to a good repair shop.
1951 Packard 200 [by Kelvin]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1951 Packard 200
Did they make a 200 delux in 1951 with those buick lookin jet louvers and grille tooths? I wont to spruce my car up a bit, also does any body have a rear bumbper spare tire continetal kit for it they would like to sell?
Re: Trunk Light [by 2packards]
Post-War (1946-54):: Trunk Light
Thanks for that info. I'll try the tail lights first. That may solve the problem. If not, will go from there.
Re: multistory assembly line [by Steve203]
General:: multistory assembly line

55PackardGuy wrote:

Warning; Conspiracy Theories ahead!

I love a good conspiracy theory, but I don't see a big anti-Packard conspiracy here. Neither Chrysler, or Briggs was doing Packard any favors. They were maximizing profits with a customer who had little alternative. That's just "sharp" business practices.

GM did do favors for the independents. GM quite often contracted with Kaiser for stampings as Kaiser had surplus...
Re: Norwegian Forest paint [by customclipper55]
General:: Norwegian Forest paint
Very good Tobs. I am sure if your painter is spraying the whole roof in metallic he will have no issues. My comments were focused at those who do their own work either through necessity or enjoyment. On all the cars I have had in the past I took great pride in doing all the work myself. This included body, paint,graphics etc. Those who have paid for "professional" work and have been dissatisfied and or those who have paid double the...
Re: bumper brackets 1937 115 [by David Grubbs]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: bumper brackets 1937 115
Max Merritt has the hood center trim you need.
Re: Getting ready for a Treadle Vac Replacement [by PackardV8]
V-8 (1955-56):: Getting ready for a Treadle Vac Replacement
IT is quite possible that he can use a SLIGHTLY dhorter stroke aftermarket MC. Note that the OEM BTV usess up, i'm guessing, about 3/16 of the stroke before the compensator is fully closed.
On a conventional design cylinder it is probably only about 1/16" to cover the pee hole from the reservoir.

He will just hace to measure the BTV to see how far the ram moves before the Comp port is fully...
Re: Stars & their Packards [by Guscha]
General:: Stars & their Packards
Okay, okay, you're right. A Batmobil should be much more dynamically designed. So how about this one?

[image source:] Click to enlarge!
Re: packard 400 tire size [by kbradley77]
General:: packard 400 tire size
Thanks HH56. That was the exact info i was looking for.
Re: WTB Kelsey Hayes wire wheels for 1954 Convertible [by Pac-manDon]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: WTB Kelsey Hayes wire wheels for 1954 Convertible
I have 4 wire wheels and five center caps that were used on my 56 conv. I will sell them for 800. Plus shipping.
Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe! [by 51Packard]
Project Blogs:: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!

Today I put the recapped radio in the car. The antenna wire inside the car was broken. I tried to use it, but it would not do anything. The adapter that goes into the radio was pulled off the cable and was hanging by a thin wire.

The construction of the cable seems to be the outside, under the outer rubber is a woven metal sheath that acts as a ground. Inside that is a plastic tube with the thin wire...
Re: 23 series Differential rebuild [by HH56]
General:: 23 series Differential rebuild
Wish I could help on a mechanic reference but the ones I knew around here that would look at a Packard have retired or worse. I'm essentially in the same boat you are. There is always Custom Auto in Santa Ana but we are talking top dollar and they are not that close.
Re: 1933 Packard 8; 3 plugs? [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1933 Packard 8; 3 plugs?
The plug with the tube currently is on the inspection hole of the timing chain case. Thanks ALL.

That is correct, the one with the tube goes into the timing chain case. But there should be 4 in total, 2 on the transmission, one to drain and one to fill. If you need new plugs for the crankcase or transmission, Byron York (York Restorations) has them available.
Re: North Korean Packard or on of those Russians? [by 58L8134]
General:: North Korean Packard or on of those Russians?
Hi Guscha

Always exceptions, in the case of the XR-400, "manufacture", of sorts..... Those one-off, speculation idea/dream/show cars pop up from various industry suppliers from time to time in hopes of drumming up more business. Budd was somewhat on the right track in the 1962-'63 timeframe: a sporty car of long hood/short deck proportions built on a mass-production compact car chassis....sound familiar?

Re: 53 Cavalier for sale in Nebraska [by 58L8134]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 53 Cavalier for sale in Nebraska

Very nicely preserved Cavalier, wondrous how well cars keep in drier climates. Somewhat pricy, but considering how good and presentable most of the chrome is, especially the potmetal, a worthwhile start for further restoration or simply renovation...if it could be bought for a more realistic price.

After a thorough mechanical renovation to make it a dependable driver, I'd be inclined to simply clean-up,...
Re: Is this a 1938 Super 8 [by BDC]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Is this a 1938 Super 8
I just seen it on CL as well, and if the hood louvers didn't give it away, the three on the tree sure make it a 39. It also looks like it has a factory radio as well!
Re: empire motors inc [by Ozstatman]
General:: empire motors inc
And co-incidently, just scanning through the Summer 2014 edition of the Packards International Magazine and came across the ad below.
Re: PAC 2015 National, Reading PA [by Ken P]
Shows and Events:: PAC 2015 National, Reading PA
I did not- I just moved to Saratoga last August. I was in Pearl Harbor, HI for three years before that and spent most of my time underwater, where there are no car shows!
Re: Packards International Membership Meet [by flackmaster]
Shows and Events:: Packards International Membership Meet
Joel - I am sorry if there was ever any doubt in your mind?

Re: Another reason I won't show my Packard on another continent [by troglodyte]
Shows and Events:: Another reason I won't show my Packard on another continent
I never ever get seasick, but seeing this gives me a sick feeling ...
When my packard was shipped to Germany (in a container), the ship had to make a big detour to get around a severe storm. I was very mad at that time, now I can understand it way better.

Still, this seems a rather small ship compared to a Panamax which brought my car safe and sound.

Stormy Regards,
Re: 1951 Packard grille teeth wanted please. [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1951 Packard grille teeth wanted please.

Even though I'm also down-under I almost had to stand on my head to look at the photos. So, being uncomfortable doing that, I've turned them around!

PS - Also updated your Registry entry with one of the photos!
Re: Canadian Vehicle Number Plate [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: Canadian Vehicle Number Plate
Total Canadian production by year is known, but to my knowledge there is no breakdown by model. But based on your VN you know there were at least 458 like yours (Canadian production started at 101 for 1938).
Re: bolt orientation 28 526 front brake linkage [by rrhorton]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: bolt orientation 28 526 front brake linkage
Thanks for the photo. Confirms my assembly. One of the drilled bolts broke on disassembly and I cannot find a new drilled one. Guess I will have to drill one myself.
39 versus 40 radio [by David Grubbs]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 39 versus 40 radio
I have a 39 120 with a radio tuner in the dash, and a speaker, but no receiver. It looks like the 1940 unit is a bit easier to get. Does anyone know if there is any cosmetic difference between the two?

Re: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan [by Ken P]
Project Blogs:: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan
Finally tracked down some dry ice, and attempted to install my intake valve guides. After being packed in dry ice for a few hours, I attempted to install the guides. No joy. They wouldn't even start into the hole. So, I took an inside micrometer and measured the hole- 0.625" plus or minus a few thousandths. All but one of my valve guides measured out at 0.650-0.653. I had one that measured about 0.626 after sitting in dry...
Re: Packard pickup builder in Carolina [by PackardV8]
General:: Packard pickup builder in Carolina
try Ross. he frequents this website often.
Re: 22nd Series shock absorbers [by John Brinegar]
Post-War (1946-54):: 22nd Series shock absorbers
Thank you Michael -
Re: 1946-47 Club Sedans [by bkazmer]
General:: 1946-47 Club Sedans
To the best of my knowledge no, the extra length is in the hood (like in the preceding 41-42 "conventional" bodies). I believe the 22nd series main body is the same and possibly only a rear window mod on the 23rd.

It is possible there are "second order" differences like on 1941 110-120-160, but I'm not smart enough for that discussion.
Re: GearRat's '52 [by GearRat52]
Project Blogs:: GearRat's '52
You're right on the money 51packard. Unfortunately it doesn't look like I'll be splicing into the original unit. I've been watching some YouTube videos on making your own amplifiers so I think I'll retrofit it with something like that. If I can get it to work with the electrical of the car, then it's a success. If not, then a 9 volt battery will have to suffice. I'll try to post pictures of the progress; pretty excited about this one!

Re: twin ultramatic-56 color code ???? [by Ozstatman]
V-8 (1955-56):: twin ultramatic-56 color code ????
G'day lassie,
Although a long time PackardInfo member, your first post, so

And I invite you to include your '56 Packard in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: Engine Rebuild 40 110 [by Ken P]
General:: Engine Rebuild 40 110
Mine was cracked in the same area. I repaired it myself using a kit from Lock-N-Stich in under 3 hours.
Re: Removing steering wheel from 1941 Packard [by Chad G]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Removing steering wheel from 1941 Packard
I had the steering wheel off of my 41 a few weeks back. The horn ring was screwed on.

Once I got the nut off of the steering column, the spring pressure just about pushed the wheel off of the column. No puller necessary on mine.

1926/1955 Packard [by bobp]
General:: 1926/1955 Packard
Just thought I'd mention for anyone that's interested there is a 26 & 55 Packard for sale on the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Craiglist, 2 different sellers. Maybe a phone call can get the vin numbers.
Identify Front Engine Support [by dallas]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Identify Front Engine Support
I have a Packard front engine support and dont know the application? The distance --hole to hole is approx. 12and 7/8 inches. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
For Sale- Heavy Duty Wheel Bearing Grease [by dallas]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: For Sale- Heavy Duty Wheel Bearing Grease
Heavy duty fibrous wheel bearing grease in 1lb tubs for sale. Price is $5.50 ea. or 2 for $10.00 plus shipping. This is the wheel bearing grease recommended in the Packard Service manual for both front and rear wheel bearings. PM with quantity and zip code for a quote. Thanks
Re: Grandpa was a Packard Owner [by customclipper55]
V-8 (1955-56):: Grandpa was a Packard Owner
I see yours was a lt blue dk bl. My Clipper Custom was a Lt gr dk Gr original car now dk gr cream. Hmmmm. 5500- Talk him down to ??? 4 maybe - 45. Ship for 1500. thats 6 then all the work. Spend a few k more and drive and enjoy right away. Drive for years and hand down through the family or repaint as original down the road sometime . seems a no brainer. Trust me - Ive been there. That car needs way more time and money...
Re: For Sale: Unknown Misc Packard Jump Seats and parts [by J-Dreamer]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: For Sale: Unknown Misc Packard Jump Seats and parts

Please send a picture if you could with a measure ruler on them

Thank-you, for your help

Re: packard 1934 gauge faces [by davesaab]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: packard 1934 gauge faces
thanks guys