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Re: Various CL Pickings [by danh]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Various CL Pickings
1925 six
Re: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan [by Ozstatman]
Project Blogs:: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan

I second John's suggestion. As the "the block.....had swollen around the crack" I'd be very suspicious about the integrity of the cast iron in that area.
Re: Tool kit for Series 1204 [by Ozstatman]
General:: Tool kit for Series 1204
That's one great looking '35 Super Eight Coupe Roadster of yours in the Registry, and a great history too! And a question, what's the roadster lurking in the background?
Re: Was the 1957-1958 Packard manufactured ONLY for marketing purposes? [by DwainG]
Studebaker Built Packards (1957 - 58):: Was the 1957-1958 Packard manufactured ONLY for marketing purposes?
There was another factor not mentioned in all books. Chrysler bought the Briggs body plant about this time and couldn't/wouldn't do any more Packard stampings.
Packard even investigated the purchase of previous years Lincoln stamping dies but were unable to acquire them.
Re: 356 water pump to block bolt washers. [by LJJ]
Post-War (1946-54):: 356 water pump to block bolt washers.
Thanks Owen, for the tip on the recesses for the copper washers.
Re: Question about 1941 Packard Series [by JW]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Question about 1941 Packard Series
Packard, for the 1941 model year, made a 245 cu. in. 6-cylinder powered motor car (basically the 110s), a 282 cu. in. 8-cylinder powered motor cart (basically the 120s), a 282 cu. in. 8-cylinder motor car the Clipper, and two 356 cu. in. 8-cylinder motor cars (basically the 160s and the 180s) with a wide variety of body styles and model names for each. Check the Packard Model Info section in the Main Menu for all...
Re: Valve grinding tools [by Ken P]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Valve grinding tools
David, thanks for the info. There is a harbor freight close to me, but I found one better- a friend with the rusted out remains of a 1966 Mustang unibody on jack stands in his garage. Since he has to weld about 3/4 of the metal back on his car before it's ready to receive an engine again, I have one to borrow for the winter! My garage is already packed to capacity, so I am trying to hold off on the big tools for now.

... Plus...
Re: driveaway [by RogerDetroit]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: driveaway
Hello Guscha:

Fabulous work you are doing here and digging up this Packard Golden Anniversary celebration. Both your “here” and “there” photos are from the Masonic Temple. As I mentioned earlier, they had several auditoriums and various sized ballrooms for conventions and paries.

You can verify the location for yourself. In my post #42 I have a link to the website that contains vintage images of the Masonic Temple....
Re: 1940 Packard 160 Inner Trim Rings [by JD in KC]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 Packard 160 Inner Trim Rings
I purchased a set of 4 off of e-bay a few years ago. I was getting them for my '41 180. They don't fit. They are apparently for a junior wheel not a senior. I still need to put them back out on e-bay. These are the trim pieces that go between the hubcap and the outer beauty ring. I don't know if these are the same items under discussion. I still need to get a set (actually 3) for my 180.

Edit: If I think...
Re: Holidays.... [by DaveB845]
General:: Holidays....
Except for the food, the cap looks like a 53-54 Dodge to me.
Re: difference between runabout & convertible coupe? [by West Peterson]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: difference between runabout & convertible coupe?
Yes, you are correct. Some runabouts have boattail rear end styling, too. I think you can say that runabout and roadster are pretty much the same.
Re: Original floor coverings for 23rd [by Fish'n Jim]
Post-War (1946-54):: Original floor coverings for 23rd
When I took mine out it went under the back seat but it's a 2 dr.
Re: 48 Packard keys [by 56executive]
Post-War (1946-54):: 48 Packard keys
Golden Anniversary key blanks and case. And some aftermarket keys and key rings
Wiring a 1932 901 4 door sedan [by Marston]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Wiring a 1932 901 4 door sedan
I’m getting ready to install the wiring on my ’32 901. The previous owner bought wiring harnesses from Rhode Island Wiring. I’ve reviewed the wiring schematic and it seems pretty straight forward.

However, since I did remove the wiring I’m not exactly sure how & where it runs along the various places. Of major concern is in the engine compartment where it is visible as I want to make sure it is correct.

On another...
Re: Price check on ai?sle three - current market value of Caribbean intake [by Jack Vines]
V-8 (1955-56):: Price check on ai?sle three - current market value of Caribbean intake
Wasn't it the natives on Easter Island whose medium of exchange consisted of stone wheels too large to carry?

FWIW, I just learned of one intake which has changed hands four times in twenty years, $150, $350, $750 and $1200, without ever being installed on a car or gathering the parts to do so.

jack vines
Re: Fuel Pump Dumb Question [by SamS]
Post-War (1946-54):: Fuel Pump Dumb Question
Here's a bit of info (that I believe to be accurate) -

If you're replacing the fuel lines, The radius of a beer keg is close and easy to get a good clean bend between the carb and the fuel pump. At least it looked correct on my '50 Eight Deluxe when I replaced it last year.
Wanted: Inner Trim Rings for 1940 Super 8 [by eaglerock]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted: Inner Trim Rings for 1940 Super 8
Hello, I am looking for a set of the inner trim rings for a 1940 Packard Super 8 160. I've been told that Bill Hirsch sells these, but I'm just looking for a decent used set on my driver. New perfect rings are expensive and would make the rest of the wheel look a little tired! Thanks very much.
Jim Meehan
Re: 1940 160 convertible sedan [by RogerDetroit]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 160 convertible sedan

West Peterson wrote:
And the extra bumper/trunk guards, while they fold down, are totally incorrect for a car with a luggage rack.

BTW, that downward tilt on the rear bumper MAY be caused by the selection of the wrong trunk rack - it may be from a coupe rather than a sedan.
Re: Push Button Gearshift Assy needed [by Russpackaus]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Push Button Gearshift Assy needed
Thanks David.

Re: packards in tv and movies [by Steve203]
General:: packards in tv and movies

AL wrote:
Well I finally found a new one

Seven Days In May

And I did not have it in the list.

Spotted that one tonight. Right side background of shot. Looks like a 56 Executive?
Re: My new 1946 Custom Super Clipper 2126-1651 [by Wesley Boyer]
Post-War (1946-54):: My new 1946 Custom Super Clipper 2126-1651
Hi Don, looks like you got quite a job ahead of you. Just remember before you take anything apart take lots of pictures (Thank goodness for digital cameras!), it will help in the long run when you look back and say did this bolt go up or down and how did this wire run under or over this bracket.
If you get a chance post some pictures of the engine compartment. We are always looking for untouched Packard's...
Here's one for the packardtaximan [by David Grubbs]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Here's one for the packardtaximan
Check out the Jan Hemmings - For sale - 1946 Packard Taxi, not running, needs restoration $3900 - in Colorado 970 474 4594
Re: R9 Overdrive Problem [by 39SixSedanMan]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: R9 Overdrive Problem
I too have a 39 with a 40 R9 OD and have worked on many R9's. Sounds like perhaps the bulk ring on the sun gear is not rotating to allow the stoppage of the sungear. My first troubleshooting step, based on your observations, would be to thin the transmission/OD oil, or to fully drain it, flush with kerosene and refill with a lighter oil in order to troubleshoot it. If old oil congeals in the pawl/interlock/balk ring mechanism,...
Re: Parallel universes [by 58L8134]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Parallel universes

Interesting coincidental parallels, wonder if anyone at either company noticed at the time how these events tracked. Probably they were so harried trying to survive and figure out what to do next, no one did.

Yes, the 1955 'Hash', is to my eyes, the most attractive design workout on the 1952-57 Nash Airflyte body, more so than any Nash.

On the other hand, the gorpy 1956 & 1957 'Hashes' are just plain bizarre, so much...
Re: 1928 6 cyc chrome [by Ray17015]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1928 6 cyc chrome
What is the diameter of the headlights? I would get in line for them depending on this dimension.
Re: 32 packard gears clashing when warm [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 32 packard gears clashing when warm
What is the best way to test if the clutch is dragging?

Well, the classic method would be to start the engine and let it idle, depress the clutch, wait a few seconds, and try to put the car in gear. Clashing probably means either a much too heavy a gear oil or a dragging clutch though there are other possibilities already mentioned.

A more definitive test would be to drop the front universal joint (to remove...
Re: Henry's 55 Constellation [by cli55er]
Project Blogs:: Henry's 55 Constellation
thanks again Howard, I'll leave it be. I have it laying in the track, sans adhesive, just to let it lay out from being curled in the package.
Re: Golden Anniversary Packards [by Eric Hansford]
Post-War (1946-54):: Golden Anniversary Packards

Thank you for the compliments upon her. I was asked if I would ever repaint her and other color - and I like the "uncommon" Egyptian Sand color. That is what made me take a closer look when I bought her. I have seen Navy Blues, Blacks, Greens, and Burgundys in person; but never another Egyptian Sand.

- Eric
Re: 1955 Caribbean top adjustment [by Leeedy]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1955 Caribbean top adjustment

ewrecks wrote:
Wanted to thank all for their comments.,The Pistons are running out equally through the full operation cycle,and there is no binding on any of the pivot points, but the left side is still an issue. This may have been a problem from new since I think the top frame was impacting the rear edge of the chrome Molding below the driver side quarter window. There is evidence that someone in the past attempted to secure clearance by,hammering the inner panel where the rear screw for the molding attaches. That molding was missing from the car when I bought it so it may have been broken by trying to force the top down. No sure but I don't want to risk damaging the replacement.
The main connecting bolt that attaches the top frame to the body runs through a bracket that is attached to the body by 4 rivets . I am reluctant to touch that bracket since it is clearly original and appears to be aligned at the same level as the passenger side.
Will adjustment of the three bolts that ride in the slots and hold the bracket behind the main attachment point allow the top to be lifted around 1/2-3-4...
Re: Restored Trippe Lights [by John Iaccino]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Restored Trippe Lights
Re: 1930, 1931, 1932 Standard 8 Headlights [by John Iaccino]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1930, 1931, 1932 Standard 8 Headlights
BTT Offers???
Re: carforce number one [by Guscha]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: carforce number one
Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, Aga Khan III, well, that's quite a titel. As spritual leader of more than 15 million people the Aga Khan is not literally part of the predetermined circle in the proper meaning of the word "statesmen" but such a car is ticket into almost every circle. Agreed?

[picture source:] Click to enlarge!
Re: Transmission Linkage for 38 Transmission [by BDeB]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Transmission Linkage for 38 Transmission
You should be able to pull the existing stub shaft out and push in a replacement without removing the bell housing.
I don't know what the dimensions of the 1938 shaft are, but the 1937 one has 2 diameters.
The end that goes in the bell housing is 5/8" diameter by 23/32" long and the outer end is 3/4" diameter by 1-13/32" long.
Re: LJJ's 1947 2126 7 Passenger Sedan [by LJJ]
Project Blogs:: LJJ's 1947 2126 7 Passenger Sedan
My "long skinny" 6V battery finally died, and we have no sources for replacement here in Australia. So, I sourced an Optima 6V and base mount, which nicely fitted into the stock battery tray. More importantly this mod only required 4 holes to be drilled (I can live with that) and it is a very neat installation as I hate bastardised battery hold downs!

It also gave me the opportunity have to battery tray powder coated.
1954 Packard Convertible wire wheels compatible? [by 54convertible]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1954 Packard Convertible wire wheels compatible?
I have a 54 convertible and I would really like to put on some 6 "L" x 15 or 6 "J" x 15 Kelsey Hayes wire wheels. Does anyone know if they are compatible? Thank you!
Shock Absorbers [by steve828]
Post-War (1946-54):: Shock Absorbers
Thinking of purchasing a set of extra heavy duty hydraulic shock absorbers for my '54 Packard Clipper Super two-door club sedan. Has anyone out there used a set of these? Has anyone tried gas filled shocks as opposed to hydraulic, and, if so, would you consider the ride better or worse with gas-filled shocks?
The extra heavy duty hydraulic shocks I'm considering cost $419 for a set of four. That seems pricey, unless I'm going to...
Re: 21-23 series rubber sill plates. [by 51Packard]
Post-War (1946-54):: 21-23 series rubber sill plates.
Wow...that's really cool!
Re: Gone With The Wind [by 58L8134]
V-8 (1955-56):: Gone With The Wind
Hi DaveB845

Thanks for the peek in the Cofer collection, looks like a good time enjoying some fine, rare cars. Many Duesenbergs, being high-image and hideously expensive in their time, attracted a clientele with checkered histories. It all adds to the legend of an outsized motorcar in turbulent times.

..."Fiddle, dee dee"..."Tara, yes Tara"...."As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again!"....."Tomorrow is another day!" ...
Re: Arlene's 55 Patrician [by 51Packard]
Project Blogs:: Arlene's 55 Patrician
Nice work!
Re: Snubber/Stabilizer Webbing Clamp [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Snubber/Stabilizer Webbing Clamp

Sending you a PM with contact details for the guy with the containers full of Packard parts.
Re: How Many Left? [by 57pack]
Studebaker Built Packards (1957 - 58):: How Many Left?
Only nine 1957's listed here on the owners registry! I think there more 58s listed. Go figure?
Just checked, there are 12, 58s registered. Much lower production year.
Re: front disc brakes and a dual master cylinder [by Craig]
Modification Discussion:: front disc brakes and a dual master cylinder
I should add that there are several other good dual-master power brake solutions out there. The above is the way I did mine.

Also, rather than have a custom setup for disc brakes like I did, apparently Kanter sells a Wilwood conversion for Packard, but I don't know anyone who's installed one.

Re: 1937 Packard 115 wiring route [by Corsaseven]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1937 Packard 115 wiring route
Let me know when you post more photos. I'm looking for a 41 120 sedan, a decent driver but have had no luck so far.
Re: Owner Registry - Time to get on board! [by Ozstatman]
General:: Owner Registry - Time to get on board!
Now 1380 Packards in the Packard Owner's Registry!

And 5736 Forum members.
A BIG to all those who added their Packard/s to the Registry.

Experiencing difficulties when entering your Packard/s in the Registry? Please let me know and I will do what I can to assist. Or any questions about the Registry please contact me by PM or email
Re: Recent additions to the Owner Registry [by Ozstatman]
General:: Recent additions to the Owner Registry
Mark N, to PackardInfo and for including your '37 Super Eight Touring Sedan in the Packard Owner's Registry, looks real good!
Re: What fuel pump is correct? [by 49Custom8Convert]
Post-War (1946-54):: What fuel pump is correct?
Thanks everyone. I will have to do a bit of de-greasing to look over these pump numbers and will post pictures afterwards. Absolutely up to rebuilding a fuel pump myself. Just did a couple and the parts kits from were quite good.
Re: Where's the carb adjustment/fuel pump section? [by 49Custom8Convert]
Post-War (1946-54):: Where's the carb adjustment/fuel pump section?
Thank you all! Here's what's on the carburetor. Any difference between the "S" and "SA" designations?

Very familiar with Daytona, having bought kits from them in the past. Reasonable costs and great people to deal with. I'll be reaching out to them as soon as I start the carburetor rebuild on this car.

Thanks also for the notes on the service guide section for the carburetor. I will go and find...
Lighter socket [by Packard385]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Lighter socket
lighter socket for a 15th series 120 or even just the insulator that piece that goes in bottom of socket.
MUST be good !
Packard 385
Re: Painting the steering wheel [by packardtaximan]
Post-War (1946-54):: Painting the steering wheel
I used spray enamel on our steering wheel 14 years ago and with the exception of a couple of scratches from wearing a ring it still looks great.
Re: ac 1951 300 series 24 [by vince]
Post-War (1946-54):: ac 1951 300 series 24
thanks for the info Howard.
Re: Headliners & Windlace [by 1940-120]
Post-War (1946-54):: Headliners & Windlace
Nice photos, excellent presentation. Did you folks use a kit or fabricate the headliner from scratch?

Fred D
Re: 55 Patrician [by HH56]
V-8 (1955-56):: 55 Patrician
You might see if packards1 still has any of the blocks. He had one on his ebay store some time back. Cadillacs and some GM cars of the era used the same type switch so perhaps one of their vendors has something. You also need to rule out the switch as being bad. There is a piece inside carrying the contact buttons which have minimal contact area to complete the circuit. The current arc burns the contact button flush with the support...
Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400 [by Ross]
Project Blogs:: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
You are correct--there is no useful reason to remove those sleeves.
Re: 8 1951 thru 1956 cars for sale [by 64avanti]
Post-War (1946-54):: 8 1951 thru 1956 cars for sale
You have provided a nice service, let's hope that they have died that others may live!
Re: 1929 Parts? For sale [by Don 37]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1929 Parts? For sale
I am sorry I should have posted this in the For Sale Wanted or trade forum.
Re: Seen at the Mecham Auction in Austin [by BDC]
Shows and Events:: Seen at the Mecum Auction in Austin
The 37 sold for $91k
Re: Hand cranking [by rrhorton]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Hand cranking
Thanks to all for the suggestions. I did notch a socket and it worked like a charm.
Re: 21 and 22-23?? series hood bumpers. [by John Brinegar]
Post-War (1946-54):: 21 and 22-23?? series hood bumpers.
I used RUST-OLEUM Stainless Steel enamel to repaint the Hood Prop. It looks good, but does not match the Metallic Aluminum that I used on the Prop Rests. Guess I will have to paint them with the Stainless Steel.
Re: Modern AC Compressor in a 6-Volt Car [by vince]
General:: Modern AC Compressor in a 6-Volt Car
The Packards of the 6 volt erra used no clutch at all. The on and off cycle for air was a bypass solenoid valve for the freon. This site has a complete excerpt on the installation and charging of the system.
Re: The manufacture of valve springs... [by D-train]
General:: The manufacture of valve springs...
That's right Owen. I'm on the same page as you. (in determining what to look into) I was just looking/talking springs (first) as they were the topic of conversation the and kinda "right in my lap".

Re: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost [by Packard385]
Project Blogs:: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost
Isn't it great fun working on Your Packard in a cold airplane hangar along with a Cessna ?
I congratulate You, It's not always easy :
My difference was, I had a Cub for company & it isn't quite as cold in Oregon.
Packard 385
Re: 48-49 Custom 8s [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: 48-49 Custom 8s
Not sure which 49 Custom 8 you might be asking about as 1949 could be either the 22nd or 23rd series. Power windows were not available on the 22nd series Custom 8 closed cars but were available in combination with a power (hydraulic) seat as a package option on the 23rd series Super Deluxe (2372) and Custom Eight sedan. The option code was HYR.

Both the 22nd and 23rd series Custom 8 convertibles had hydraulic power windows and...
Re: Button retainers for firewall insulation - 37 115 series [by Corsaseven]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Button retainers for firewall insulation - 37 115 series
Thank you David !
Re: The 2015 38th Annual Texas Packard Meet [by 2packards]
Shows and Events:: The 2015 38th Annual Texas Packard Meet
The Holiday Inn Express and Best Western are next to each other. Both are fine.
Re: Hood Trim on 1939 120 [by Saffron]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Hood Trim on 1939 120
David, I would really appreciate that as it is hard to see detail in shots of total cars.
Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama) [by 51Packard]
Project Blogs:: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
Congratulations! I bet a new wire harness will make a huge difference in starting the car
I can't see 32 degrees being an issue for a car to start. You are making a lot of progress!
Re: Cali rain [by Guscha]
General:: Cali rain
I think we'll have good weather. You only have to wish!

[picture source: ebay, item number 301423116030] Click to enlarge!
Re: how to rail a Packard [by Guscha]
General:: how to rail a Packard
...But seriously, what evidence exists that the derilict is one in the same?

Kevin, no evidence. A pure assumption. Here comes the next.
Am I right in assuming that you don't know Mr. Louis Warren Hill (1872-1948)? Well, this gentleman driver knew, how to rail a Packard.

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Re: Off-topic...though there may be Packards in this menagerie [by Guscha]
General:: Off-topic...though there may be Packards in this menagerie
Get the full story here.
Re: Cold cranking compression specification?? [by JoeH]
V-8 (1955-56):: Cold cranking compression specification??
Per maintenance records, on 09/13/2014, the CCP on the 352 in the 56J, with 94,000 miles on last rebuild, was: #1: 155; #3: 150; #5: 175; #7: 175; #2: 165; #4: 170; #6: 160; #8: 150.

Not sure what the OEM spec was but agree the spec in the S-P manual is pure hog-wash.
Re: Darn! Not a Packard in the bunch. [by Ozstatman]
General:: Darn! Not a Packard in the bunch.
"Based on the article, it appears the cars are beyond restoration."


Maybe so for you or me. But, depending on the individual vehicles, there are a number from the "upper echelon" just needing a very expensive restoration thrown at them before they appear at Pebble and elsewhere.
Re: Starter Motor [by PackardV8]
Post-War (1946-54):: Starter Motor
I'm still wondering about what Kasli did to solve his starter motor problem.
It would be great for more Packard and Zis owners from Eastern parts of the globe to correspond with us thru P'
Re: How many are left? [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: How many are left?
Based on the Charles Blackman study of a few years ago for 1940 One-Sixty production (estimates based on surviving vehicle numbers) 166 1377s were produced. At least 17 survive.
Re: Floorboard Photo -1937 115c [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Floorboard Photo -1937 115c

Re: Stromberg Carb EE 16 [by 1940-120]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Stromberg Carb EE 16
Hello Plugs

Hopefully I attached photos of my EE16 and the spacers.

Fred D
Re: 54 Pacific [by 54convertible]
Post-War (1946-54):: 54 Pacific
Thank you for clarifying that with me. As you know I am new to the Packard world and learn something new everyday about the car.
Re: Zis convertible sedan spotted in Asia [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: Zis convertible sedan spotted in Asia
Couldn't say for sure but I suspect it's a parallax issue.
Re: putting a timing mark on a 39 120 [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: putting a timing mark on a 39 120
I find it curious that Packard didn't see fit to put a pointer and index marks on the vibration damper for the junior cars until later (1941?). One wonders why as the senior cars had both the index marks and pointer on the flywheel and on the front vibration damper at least as far back as 1934.

You can just see the pointer in the upper right; there are two sets of degree marks (out of sight in the photo), one...
Re: Forgotten Packards [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: Forgotten Packards
Forgotten cars, two of my favorites - an 1101 and a 1930 Model B Pierce Arrow. Third photo taken in northern New Jersey junkyard about 1968. Last photo about 1976 when I was out with my 22nd series Custom looking for whatever I could save from this abandoned 23rd series car along Rte. 45 near the George Washington Bridge.
Re: Wideband O2 sensor for tuning? [by Tobs]
General:: Wideband O2 sensor for tuning?
Hi JW,
Yes I am thinking about something like that SUN tester. A wideband oxygen sensor has an 02 sensor that you can either mount into the down pipe, or use as a tail pipe probe. It then reads/displays/records the air fuel ratio and -depending on the product, things like engine RPM. This way, you can plot your AF ratio over load and rpm....This is the tool I am considering, and it will be a while before I get to use it on the...
Re: Gas tank for 48 [by David Grubbs]
Post-War (1946-54):: Gas tank for 48
Another option. The tank for a 39 120 is the same as the 48-50 tanks except for the filler tube. If you can find a prewar model, you (using a radiator shop) could modify it. But as many 48-50 Packards that are lurking around in the junkyards, you should be able to find one that is in better shape than yours.
Re: Stars & their Packards [by Guscha]
General:: Stars & their Packards
[img width=500][/img] "1925-1926 Packard front view, top raised, Lloyd Hughes standing at driver's door ... Packard 236, second series eight (produced 2/2/1925-8/1/1926), 8-cylinder, 85-horsepower, 126-inch wheelbase, 4-person sport model (body type #246), later type one-piece windshield, special equipment Packard deluxe emblem, side-mounted spares, wind wings. 1926 California...
Re: engine swap [by 58L8134]
Modification Discussion:: engine swap

Did Packard issue any TSB detailing the installation of postwar straight eight engines in 1935-37 models?

Re: Getting young help on your project` [by Craig]
General:: Getting young help on your project`
RogerDetroit Quote:
My younger brother teaches Automotive at a local junior college and I asked him why younger kids are not working on older cars. He said that the school discovered that none of our old cars fit the what is taught to work on modern cars. Remember the purpose of the school to train the students for a job in a dealership and make a living.

What modern car has a carburetor?
What modern car has drum brakes that need adjusting to avoid pulling or drag?
What modern car has a distributor you can work on?
Points? Condensers? Use of a timing light? Dwell meter?

Need Exterior Trim for 23rd [by SamS]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Need Exterior Trim for 23rd
top trim on driver's side front door of 1950 23rd Eight Deluxe
- part number 413175 (Group 30.046)


- actual dims are 39-7/8" x 1-1/16" -
Re: 352: Light Tic Under Light Load, At 2000-3000 RPM [by PackardV8]
V-8 (1955-56):: 352: Light Tic Under Light Load, At 2000-3000 RPM
Check timing chain:
Remove fuel pump. Use a long stiff wire or rod to feel for slack in chain. IIRC a good long finger will woork too. Note that any slack felt will be rather high on the chain so actual slack will be greater than what can be felt thru the fuel pump hole.
Re: Questions about vacuum line on '32 901 [by Marston]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Questions about vacuum line on '32 901

Thanks for the photos they help me a lot trying to figure out how things should look. Your input on the switch on how it works is what I was kind of guessing. That's why that why I posted the question about it. When I pushed the button there was no closing of the circuit nor when I applied vacuum to the port.

It would appear that something be be either frozen up inside or the contact points are...
Re: 1954 5479 Series Convertible Coupe [by 54Packardman]
General:: 1954 5479 Series Convertible Coupe
Thank you CaribbeanDude. I thought so.

41 Packard Search [by Corsaseven]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 41 Packard Search
Does anyone know of a 1941 Packard 120 for sale in the Southeastern U.S.? I'm looking for a decent driver.
Re: far away from home [by Guscha]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: far away from home
This car seems to be snapshotted during the Spanisch Civil War, which was fought from July 17, 1936 to April 1, 1939. Note RHD and manually overpainted hubcaps.

[picture source:] Click to enlarge!
1941 dashboard square knobs [by casey rog]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1941 dashboard square knobs
I acquired a 1941 120, I am in the process of removing the square knobs on the dashboard. Can someone please instruct me as to the correct procedure for removing the knobs without the little cut-out at the bottom of the knob. I do not want to damage the knobs since they are very brittle and extremely expensive to replace. Thanks in advance
Casey Rog
Re: 1948 Coolant Overflow Tank [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: 1948 Coolant Overflow Tank
Some may find the reason interesting (though obvious when you give it some thought) that the Twelves 32-39 had a coolant reserve tank, yet the Eights and Super Eights did not. The coolant expands in volume as the engine reaches operating temperature - with the Eights and Super Eights with a 5-gallon cooling system this expansion is easily accommodated in the headspace of the upper radiator tank, provided it is not overfilled when...
Re: WTB: Sun visor for my '50 Super [by Gene in NE TN]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: WTB: Sun visor for my '50 Super
I'm in East Tennessee and I also have one off the car if you are interested in it. The one problem is that you will have to scruff it up and get it more rusty then it is if that is what you want. This is off a survivor that I removed during a restoration and never put back on before I sold the car.

Happy holidays to you,
Re: Ultramatic transmissions [by packard1984]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Ultramatic transmissions
Sounds good Dennis, thank you for the update.
Re: PFH [by JW]
General:: PFH
Sometimes the art needs to be separated from the artist. Not easily done in many cases. Sometimes they are one and the same.

Re: Packard Experience - Sneak Peek Preview [by 58L8134]
Shows and Events:: Packard Experience - Sneak Peek Preview

This goes on my must-attend calendar for 2015! Twenty years ago, 1994, I attended the CCCA Packard Experience held there, it was unforgettable. Haven't been back since much to my sadness. So much has been added to the campus in the intervening years this will be a great chance to see it all.

I recall speaking with Tom Hale at that event, he was just starting his automotive art career. The man has a unique...
Re: Repair of My Packard Radio in 46 Deluxe Clipper [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Repair of My Packard Radio in 46 Deluxe Clipper
Here is a complete page.
Re: Bolt for Linkage on 38 Packard [by BDeB]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Bolt for Linkage on 38 Packard
Not quite sure what you mean by linkage since 1938 should still have the cane shift cover assembly that bolts to the transmission case.
The bolt size for the cover assembly is 5/16-18 by 13/16 long as found under Group 3.203 in the 1935-41 Parts List.
Re: 36 model 994 [by JW]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 36 model 994
Thanks for the clarification on the Hye 120B. The bumper guards on the '37s are different. Here is a photo of another 994 taken at the 2014 Salado Meet. It was in the Weiss family (early Packard principal) for many years. Neat car.

Re: 42' Clipper Street Rod [by Loui]
Modification Discussion:: 42' Clipper Street Rod
Just some photos of roof chop. I've seen the belt line chrome that extends around the trunk lid on a 50' convertible. (which I think would work on our trunk lid). I had discussed it with the owner quite early on in the build but we figured it would be a very hard thing to find. But hey if anybody might know where we could fine some I'd love to have it.