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1956 Packard & Clipper Showroom Display NOS in the box [by Leeedy]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1956 Packard & Clipper Showroom Display NOS in the box
Ever seen a 1956 Packard and Clipper showroom display? Here is one still in the original box mailed from Packard Motor Car Company to a Packard dealer in California in 1956.
Re: Had this problem before, 49 Custom 8 won't go into gear [by Packard0]
Post-War (1946-54):: Had this problem before, 49 Custom 8 won't go into gear
I'm pretty much a novice so you'll need to be more specific at to exactly what you mean--please.
Parts For Sale-Packard Clipper, 62 Chevy and Misc. [by dallas]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Parts For Sale-Packard Clipper, 62 Chevy and Misc.
I have been cleaning garage and basement at wifes request. I have 41-47 or later Packard Clipper parts for sale. Also have some 61-64 Chevy Impala parts for sale, misc odds and ends. I still have some moulding clips, also. Would like to sell everything. Cars are gone so no longer need parts. I'm having trouble posting list/photos. If interested PM your e-mail, and I'll provide info. Thanks, Frank
Re: Stars & their Packards [by GTO]
General:: Stars & their Packards
I also notice that her car has the rather rare Tach option.
Re: HILLBILLY PACKARD ~ 41 & 46 Clipper Bros. [by 41ParPack]
Project Blogs:: HILLBILLY PACKARD ~ 41 & 46 Clipper Bros.
"Clipper Jack" has made it into the PACKARD CORMORANT current ISSUE FOR WINTER 2014, PAGE 25.

I WAS SURPRISED to see that Stuart Blond used my photo and description in the Clipper feature issue. The section on 1941-1947 Clippers is well done.

I am in Missouri at Hillbilly Packard Bothers (which is what brother Ray and I call our Packard tinkering hobby.) Ray's is a 1946 Clipper. Mine is a 1941.

Clipper Jack...
Re: engine assembly [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: engine assembly
Main bearing cap bolt tension 65-70 ft.-lbs. And they should be torqued AFTER the aluminum crankcase has been attached to the cast iron bores, never before.

Rod bearing cap bolt tension 45 ft-lbs if you stayed with original type poured babbitt bearings or used 1935-39 rods with OEM-type flanged insert bearings. If someone cut and modified you 1934 or earlier rods to accept some substitute insert bearing and made some accommodation...
Re: Packard plant update [by Steve203]
General:: Packard plant update
They were hoping to get some more work done at the site. Weather has not been cooperating.
Re: 15 inch rims [by David Grubbs]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 15 inch rims
PM sent. thanks
Re: 8.75 vs 2.1 [by Kansasboy]
General:: 8.75 vs 2.1
You are correct, my car was a flat windshield versus the
"wraparound", that little engine could run flat out for
long periods and be little worse for wear. Don't ask how I know.
Re: 1940 180 fog lights [by PackardV8]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 180 fog lights
I like it. Serious car with serious equipment for serious driving. Everyone else wins a dash plaque and an umbrella to sit under with a coke cooler by their side and a "Do Not Touch" sign on their man cave ornament.
Re: 56 Patrician Info [by PackardV8]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 56 Patrician Info
I have a 56 Executive and would not hesitate to drive it ANYWHERE including afull length tour of the U.S. My only reservation mite be the transmission but thus far no problems other than leaking fluid which seems to be a chronic problem but not a problem that disables the car.

In my faavour is the fact that this car was a very low mileage (34K miles) and alwaays garage keept. Now haas 56Kmiles and about an extra 5k i drove...
Re: Egyptian Hood Ornament [by dallas]
Post-War (1946-54):: Egyptian Hood Ornament
sent you e-mail with photos.
Re: Peterson's 1940 Packard [by 39SixSedanMan]
Project Blogs:: Peterson's 1940 Packard
Congratulations on the Hershey 3rd award! Well deserved after the Hell or High Water challenges that faced you in the repairs. The Velocity Channel reality shows "got nuttin' on you.

Re: Outside mirror 53-54, How do these come apart? [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: Outside mirror 53-54, How do these come apart?
A different mirror construction but I had no problems disassembling, rechroming and reassembling the sidemount mirrors on my 34, and they had the rolled bead around the glass. I simply broke the glass and removed it, had the parts plated and reassembled, and then had the new round mirror glass cut to just fit inside the rolled edge, and glued the glass in. It's been in there now about 40 years and...
Re: Rediscovering Peter Egan [by Steve203]
General:: Rediscovering Peter Egan
I remember reading Egan's first submission to R&T "The Great TC Trek" over 30 years ago. And all the letters from readers over the following month or two raving about it.

He had never had a car with A/C before moving to LA to work for R&T full time, and penned a hysterical article about his theory, while growing up in Wisconsin, that you had to store up BTUs in the summer to make it through the winter. Having A/C he feared, would...
Re: Buying antique license plates for use in CA [by BigKev]
General:: Buying antique license plates for use in CA
Just found out about this new "legacy plate" program that Calif is trying. If they can get at least 7500 pre-orders before the end of the year, they are going to start reissuing brand new "Vintage" plates for 50s, 60s, and 70s era vehicles. On top of that, you can order the plates personalized.

More info here:

Pass it along, currently the 60s "black plate" era one have enough preorders, but the 50s "yellow plate" ones are plates are still a few thousand short of the 7500 to get the state to issue a run.
Re: Magnumatic washer pump and heater valve [by Jim McDermaid]
General:: Magnumatic washer pump and heater valve
As I have had my washer working for two years now, I find it actually works quite well.

I had the same questions before I got mine going and I thought it would pump continiously but it does the job with one stroke.

I don't know what would happen if you held the button down.

I dont think it would deliver a complete stroke since as soon as the pistom moved the valve would admit suction again.

It works like my modern...
Re: There's a hole under my hood - - - - [by Mike Burkhart]
Post-War (1946-54):: There's a hole under my hood - - - -
I have the same "hole". I got an old used battery of the correct size, long and narrow. I cut all the stuff out of the inside and put an optima battery inside of it, fabricating a top out of black stiff plastic. It really looks good, works good, and covers the hole like it was originally designed to do.
Re: Run better on high octane gas? [by Peter Packard]
General:: Run better on high octane gas?
G'day all, I have around 40 vehicles on the road and i find that for vehicles that i don't use very often, i add a few litres of Avgas, which has a shelf life of 10 years, compared to todays possum piss which is good for maybe 6 months. I agree with V8 about the premium grades being more stable, although we have found that they run slightly hotter in the old pre 40's motorbikes.
Use the best gas that you can get...nowadays,...
Re: carforce number one [by Guscha]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: carforce number one
"...In the 1930s, Chilean dictator (later elected president) Carlos Ibáñez del Campo outfitted his 1928 Packard limo ... with wheels that could ride the rails between Santiago and the southern city of Puerto Montt..."

There had been at least two railated threads:
- in 2008: Canadian Pacific Railway Inspection Packards
- in 2012: how to rail a Packard

quotation - southernconeguidebooks
pic #1 -
pic #2 to #4 -
Re: Educational day [by Ross]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Educational day
Not sure how this ended up in "for sale"??? Computer never asked where I wanted it. I guess please move it to v-8 forum, Kev. Thanks.
Re: Proud new owner of 47 Deluxe Clipper pics [by RichieFuller]
General:: Proud new owner of 47 Deluxe Clipper pics
Great, I like pictures, send lots.
Re: Various CL Pickings [by BDC]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Various CL Pickings
This 41 convertible coupe has been for sale for a very long time on Craig's list. Why won't it sell? The price is not that bad for a convertible.
Re: 1946 Clipper Deluxe Pinion seal [by dallas]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1946 Clipper Deluxe Pinion seal
Sent PM Thanks
Re: Larry's 1951 Club Sedan Project [by JW]
Project Blogs:: Larry's 1951 Club Sedan Project
Looks warm too. We are finally going to get into the 60s today. We have had over a week of cold. It even got down to 32F one night. No snow though, but we may get some rain this weekend.

Re: 55PackardGuy's '54 Clipper Deluxe [by JW]
Project Blogs:: 55PackardGuy's '54 Clipper Deluxe
Grainger, an industrial supply store, also sells one-foot squares of rubber as you describe in varying thickness. Handy stuff to have around.

Re: Spell Checker. (yes, i already looked at FAQ) [by Stephen]
General:: Spell Checker. (yes, i already looked at FAQ)
Have never had a problem on my Mac. Works just fine except for lindseed. Which now works for linseed. Haven't quite figured that one out.
Re: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost [by HA52]
Project Blogs:: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost
Thanks for the info gents! I thought that there might have been a newer replacement part installed on this car for once, oh well.

I managed to correctly reassemble the steering column, here's a taste of what is coming for the dashboard area.
Re: Paint color on my 39 [by David Grubbs]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Paint color on my 39
Thanks Pat - our cars are the same color, Packard Blue. I'll be ordering the paint from TCPGlobal later this winter.
Re: Ever seen a lifter like this ??? [by Jack Vines]
V-8 (1955-56):: Ever seen a lifter like this ???
Since they came out of an engine which had run at some time in its' past, they obviously worked.

jack vines
Re: 1937 spare tire hold down bracket [by flackmaster]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1937 spare tire hold down bracket
..."any ideas"?

yeah, buy one from me - $37.15 delivered to lower 38 states ending in A or S. Other States, additional, depending on mood, football team, or regulatory requirements.
Re: 1951 (24 Series) Ultramatic Leak [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1951 (24 Series) Ultramatic Leak
Don't believe there is a top cover on any models past 23rd series so everything is from below.

It is not the easiest procedure but you can drill at an angle. Unfortunately the smallest 12" extended length bits are 1/8 and IMO, too large so a smaller bit held in a 9" bit extension is recommended. Also is advisable to dimple the seal so the bit doesn't skid plus hold the bit in the dimple with your free hand as...
Re: Packard-powered X24 Speed Boats [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: Packard-powered X24 Speed Boats
Apparently, according to Bob Neal's book, only 2 1A- 2775 engines were built, one in 1927 and another in 1928. A 3rd, a 2A-2775 was built in 1935. Apparently the only larger (in cubic inches) engines Packard built were the 1A- and 2A-5000 engines of 1939.
Re: Valuation tool [by packard1949]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Valuation tool
You can try NADA-google it. It does include Packard-not idea as to how accurate the numbers are
Re: Starter Button on a 1949 - 2362 with a 288 Engine [by Ernie Vitucci]
Post-War (1946-54):: Starter Button on a 1949 - 2362 with a 288 Engine
Good Evening all..

I know it is not from a Model 'A' ford because I have a 1931 Tudor and all Model 'A' Fords had/have Foot Starters. It's a little shaft that goes through the floor boards and right to the trigger on the top of the starter. I had a 1949 Ford and it had a chrome starter button with a smooth ring around it this one has little notches around the exterior ring. It might/must have...
Re: IT IS ALIVE after 25 years [by 51Packard]
Project Blogs:: IT IS ALIVE after 25 years
Re: Wooden dash panels for 1939 Packard. [by 51Packard]
General:: Wooden dash panels for 1939 Packard.
Re: wire sheath alone frame rail [by Lonny]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: wire sheath alone frame rail
thank you
Re: trans swap [by customclipper55]
Post-War (1946-54):: trans swap
The preservationists seem to not agree with your choice but but that aside, The shift mech is a dicey one.
this may be more suited to the modification sec. A floor shift may be employed and a cable and bracket and hrdwr are all avail. A kick down cable and modulator vac source plumbed-no big deal. A drive shaft custom length with gm slip yoke and ujt in frt and the corresponding packard rear u jt. I am more interested in the kit and the...
Re: 1937 hood installation [by JW]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1937 hood installation
Packard's redesigned 38 models fixed the problems with the 35-37 junior hoods with a rod for each hood panel. The 35-37s only had one rod for both panels. If I recall correctly, there are two clips at the front and back into which the hood center rod fits. They face different directions so as to better secure the rod. Over time wear and use results in this design becoming less able to secure the rod. Opening one side at a...
Re: Outer door handle return spring - - - - [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: Outer door handle return spring - - - -
You could try Century Spring, probably a stock spring or something easily adapted. But it also looks like a real easy spring to make yourself.

View this little tutorial; for something so small with only 3 turns you don't need a lathe, just a piece of wooden dowl with a suitable diameter.
Re: Mal's Hershey trip. And, more! [by randy berger]
Shows and Events:: Mal's Hershey trip. And, more!
That was one of the best days I've had. I got to meet my namesake in person and determine what a genuine fellow he is.
I wanted to buy breakfast but Mal beat me to it. All in all, a really good day. Thanks for bringing it up again!
Re: V8 pilot bearing [by customclipper55]
V-8 (1955-56):: V8 pilot bearing
i came across the 3203 and the 204 series. Did not match the id. Poss wrong info posted on the web. I ask about the seal because the pics of the NOS bearings I found were un sealed. It would seem to me a new prelubed dbl sealed is best but once pressed into the crank-the back side would not require it if the crank was clean. I assume heat is not an issue here modern neoprene has no issues in newer applications but not sure how much friction(heat)...
Re: Arlene's 55 Patrician [by customclipper55]
Project Blogs:: Arlene's 55 Patrician
Wow. nice. looks like a great starting point. Good luck with it. hope you two have fun with it.
Second Chance Garage website [by David Grubbs]
General:: Second Chance Garage website
While working on a 50 Chevy 216 this morning, I needed the specs on the rod bearings. A friend suggested this website:

This is a general topic site, mostly for the Big 3 cars, with nothing particular to Packards. But it does have a nice collection of topics such as casting new taillight lenses, general tuneup questions etc. It could be an interesting tool in your arsenal for keeping the old cars on the road. And if you have one of the Brand X cars, it probably has the specs on them.
Re: 1951 air filter [by gregb(peoria, il)]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1951 air filter
I finally got the filter apart. There was a cork gasket in there that was really stuck. Got it all cleaned and reinstalled.
wanted 1934 packard splash aprons [by davesaab]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: wanted 1934 packard splash aprons
hi there I am looking for a pair of 1934 Packard splash aprons 1100 I don't know if they are different sizes I can make good
Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe! [by 51Packard]
Project Blogs:: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!

Filled with fresh gas. Car started relatively easily after gas worked its way up to the carb. Checked again and timing is at 6 BTDC. Car is running rough. Hooked up tach and set RPM to 450. Car still shaking. Played with the carb screws and got the idle a little smoother, but not like a Packard should be. Still hesitates when I give it gas. A couple of revs and a rather loud backfire later and I was...
Re: Cylinder Compression Questions [by Fish'n Jim]
Post-War (1946-54):: Cylinder Compression Questions
I'm assuming it turns by hand and the pistons are going up and down.
If it's cranking fast enough to give good spark on the outside and you dump a little gas down the intake and it doesn't try to fire, you're not getting spark (or air) in the cylinders. Plugs got wet, grounding issue, etc. or timing is way off.
Your list didn't say new plugs, but that's a good cheap place to start and wires too.
Check they're no...
Re: 1939 ?1940 prototype [by customclipper55]
General:: 1939 ?1940 prototype
Thanks for the info. I will take the time to get more educated as I am now doing more reading than hands on. A prodigy of automobelia at age 18 you say-reminds me alot of myself! lol
Palm Springs Auction Nov 21-23. Going? [by 64avanti]
Shows and Events:: Palm Springs Auction Nov 21-23. Going?
McCormick has an auction coming up.
Do we know anybody planning to register?
There is a car with my name on it & wonder if anybody would entertain an inspection....
Wanted - window switch reinforcement plate [by MartinM]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted - window switch reinforcement plate
My Series 26 convertible couple needs the sheet metal reinforcement plate that fills the hole in the door panels to hold the window switches. I have one for a single switch, but need two more singles and the 4-switch plate for the drivers door.
Re: Riki's '56 Packard Roars to life in San Diego! [by Riki]
V-8 (1955-56):: Riki's '56 Packard Roars to life in San Diego!
got it,

its hyd,

thanks dave,
Re: Recent additions to the Owner Registry [by Ozstatman]
General:: Recent additions to the Owner Registry

to PackardInfo, and for including your '55 Four Hundred Hardtop Coupe in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: Fibrated grease, are you guys still using it or is it obsolete? [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: Fibrated grease, are you guys still using it or is it obsolete?
Years ago I used Fiber Grease in wheel bearings but have long since stopped that; I now use modern high temperature disc brake wheel bearing greases like Mobil XHP 222 and I agree with Tim, they are far superior.

The only place I still use fiber grease is in the ball & trunnion universal joint (front joint on Ultramatic-equipped cars) and the next time I drop the driveshaft to repack the joint...
Re: 1956 400 with manual transmission [by Tim Cole]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1956 400 with manual transmission
Oh well, somebody told me that.
Re: Double Barn Find 55 Clip /48 Convertable. [by 58L8134]
General:: Double Barn Find 55 Clip /48 Convertable.
Hi TroyT

Thanks for the contact information and location! Have to do a bit of investigation, then make a decision!

12 Volt generator for sale [by DeluxCanuck]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 12 Volt generator for sale
12 volt Autolite Generator for sale. GJC 7002. This was on my '49. Someone goofed! Works well, kept my car going. Comes with a new set of brushes. Looks to have been rebuilt by the extra hole to the left of the tag, which I figure is likely from the original tag. Asking $100.00 O.B.O.
Re: Mid Forties Cruise [by tolandis]
General:: Mid Forties Cruise
If think hard enough, you can imagine Brodrick Crawford, and Robert Mitchum coming up to see what's going on. And, if you had several hundred dollars you could visit the used car lot and take that mid thirties 12 Packard phaeton off their hands, and they would probably be glad you did.
Re: A question about headlights & Bijur system on a '32 901 [by Marston]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: A question about headlights & Bijur system on a '32 901

Thanks for the input and insight. I may get a chance to give it a go with the oil this weekend. Based on input from Dave, Ken and you, I'll start at 5 psig and see what happens.

I Plan on using a 50 wt oil.
Re: Second generation Torsion-Level [by Steve203]
General:: Second generation Torsion-Level

HH56 wrote:
There is a fellow that has been building a car based on available info on proposed 57s that he found or has access to. He has built a frame which is supposed to have some of the next generation TL layout so might be a start. Been over a year since his last post so unknown what the current status might be.

There are photos of just the frame that was made and photos posted with more of the TL visible. Not sure if that was of the same frame in the link posted above or remember which forum but maybe someone else remembers where and can post a link.

Thanks for the link. Amazing undertaking. Looks like he's using hydraulic rams rather than electric for the load leveler bar adjustment. The entire frame appears to be 3 or more inches lower than a 56 as the driveshaft is above it, rather than the 56's X member encircling it. The torsion bars are lower too, as in the 56, the bars pass through the forward arm of the X member near the top. Now the bars pass under the crossmember.


Already taken care of, see this post in your 1956 Clipper Hot Rod Blog.
Re: 55 Patrician [by davegnh]
V-8 (1955-56):: 55 Patrician
Owen--Thanks for your suggestion, I plan to take a look tomorrow and see what I find. Dave
Re: New Battery [by 46 deluxe clipper]
Post-War (1946-54):: New Battery
I'm curious how you modified your battery box. I have an optima in my 46 clipper also and was thinking about building a wood enclosure of some sort to enable me to used the original battery hold down.
Re: 21 series mirror templates [by Wesley Boyer]
Post-War (1946-54):: 21 series mirror templates
The old man that had the Maroon Packard before me said that that was the correct mirror for that car, so that is all I can go by.
Re: Artic White touch up paint [by Fish'n Jim]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Artic White touch up paint
I know this is going to sound crazy, but it works. You may want to try plain old rustoleum gloss white. Rattle can or can. Try on a small inconspicuous area first but let dry to touch or won't match. If you don't like it, wipe it off with lacquer thinner.
The secrets to matching white is it has to be clean and have a high gloss finish. Match to the shadow line where possible. Color sand, touch up, color...
Re: 55 air dam or bug deflectors?????? [by customclipper55]
V-8 (1955-56):: 55 air dam or bug deflectors??????
Ref pics 129-135. I saw in the dealer info the required dash colors for green combos,red,black,etc and the dark green dash one might think would a compromise however here it works. pic 136 is also a nice use of a modern paint.
Re: 1952 On The Side Of The Road [by David Grubbs]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1952 On The Side Of The Road
Just what I was going to add. But I do like the blue and white scheme.
Re: Noisy Lifters [by Jim L. in OR]
Post-War (1946-54):: Noisy Lifters
Thank you Tolandis for that information. You can bet that I'll be following your recommendation.

I've been going over some of the Trouble Shooting Sections of the FSM and posts on engine noises here and I can't help wondering if some of the sounds I was hearing before weren't caused by my failure to re-torque those bolts.

Plus, I didn't spend a fortune on my Torque Wrench (Harbor Freight) so several re-torques would probably give...
Re: Greg B's 1951 200 [by HA52]
Project Blogs:: Greg B's 1951 200
Sounds like you guys are making good progress to having a driving car! Your brakes sound pretty much like mine were, I replaced everything including the lines. I figured if the inside of the wheel and master cylinders was rusted then the lines would be too.
Re: Help on 46 Deluxe Clipper Again [by 46 deluxe clipper]
Post-War (1946-54):: Help on 46 Deluxe Clipper Again
Ross, I checked the play in the drive shaft and it did not seem to move, but I am thinking you are right. I recall having the same problem several years ago (before the internet). To get at the pinion bolt, I believe I have to remove the drive shaft from the u-bolt. I am guessing once I put a torque wrench on the bolt I will know right away if it has loosened.

Regarding your comment of "stake it" I am not...
Re: For Sale - 1947 Custom Super Clipper LWB Executive Sedan [by Don Skotty]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: For Sale - 1947 Custom Super Clipper LWB Executive Sedan
JW and Steve,

Thank you for the kind comments. I am quite satisfied with how the car turned-out. Which was confirmed when I tested the Electromatic and overdrive last week.

Not the Gilmartin '47. This Indiana car was in tired condition when I bought it in 2007/08. The next priority is the '42 Super 180 touring sedan which is about half-way through its restoration. The Sheik of Kuwait...
Re: installing ultramatic trans [by 58L8134]
V-8 (1955-56):: installing ultramatic trans

Whatever you do, listen to Ross and HH56 and do as they say! They both have diverse experience with Packards.

Also, whatever you do, never try to draw a transmission tight to the engine with the bolts when things are binding. I learned that from a professional mechanic years ago and glad I did before it was too late and got too expensive!

Re: Steve McQueen's Packards. [by Guscha]
General:: Steve McQueen's Packards.
[img width=500][/img]
At this website they differ a little bit, saying $112,989 all inclusive but much more important is the history report. In 1984 in Las Vegas the car starts its second life for $23,000.

[picture source:]
Re: Where'd the Power Go? [by Jim L. in OR]
V-8 (1955-56):: Where'd the Power Go?
Thank you for the quick response, Ross. You know, I honestly don't remember for sure if I tried to start it or not. I did try the headlights and they were out as well. Right now we've got pretty good winds with a wind chill of 28 degrees on a temp of 34. I'll try that in the morning as have the battery disconnected at present. It should be something simple as it was doing great. This car has done this before with a previous...
Re: Color of Switches and Brackets [by John Brinegar]
Project Blogs:: Color of Switches and Brackets
My newly redone 48 Overdrive Lockout Switch and Bracket
Re: 1940 Super [by Tim Cole]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 Super
What anti-seize does is reach the yield point at lower torque. That is, once the drum expands to a certain point the clamping force does not increase. That is why the torque range is so wide. So if you put anti-seize on the thing you could bottom the nut and distort the drum.

Another risk is that if the parts gall together, air pockets are created that can rust. Then the drum won't come off and slamming it with a sledge hammer can...
Re: Oil Rectifier [by Gomer]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Oil Rectifier
Thank you for looking, Steve Stephenson
Re: packards in tv and movies [by Craig]
General:: packards in tv and movies
Al Quote:
...but why is the time period not correct? The funeral was 1959 and the car was a 1956, it would have only been 3 years old at the time.

I stand corrected. I guess I'm the one who needed more coffee.

Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration [by Wesley Boyer]
Project Blogs:: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
I sure do wish you were my next door neighbor, GREAT work.
Re: tyres for 35 1200 [by Tim Cole]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: tyres for 35 1200
I agree with Dave. I would use the correct sized tires. For one the 7.50 aspect ratio is wider and this puts increased strain on the steering gearbox and other suspension parts.

One case I had the owner insisted on 7.50 rather than 7.00 tires because he thought it looked like a V-12. Well, the result was the car looked like it had sagging springs because of the taller tires. The springs on the car were good and I didn't...
Re: Proper amp gauge wiring [by Bill 40 180]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Proper amp gauge wiring
Fred, found some interesting stuff but not much on the ammeter.
Re: 1931 Standard 8 Coupe - Offered [by clipper47]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1931 Standard 8 Coupe - Offered
PM sent..
Re: 22nd Series Power Window Switch [by 2packards]
Post-War (1946-54):: 22nd Series Power Window Switch
Thanks for the pictures and instructions. They worked great.
The switch is apart, cleaned, reassembled and operational. Appreciate your help.
Re: Experts Input Needed [by Let the ride decide]
Project Blogs:: Experts Input Needed
Is that the one that goes on the dash?
Re: Damaged Shipping [by 64avanti]
General:: Damaged Shipping
Should I suppose that the contents were not insured, otherwise you could file a claim.
If you use plastic for your purchases, it is likely covered by the card company.
Re: LJJ's 1947 2126 7 Passenger Sedan [by LJJ]
Project Blogs:: LJJ's 1947 2126 7 Passenger Sedan
Thanks Howard, the courtesy lights can be stubborn.

Next issue, duly ordered a tune up kit for my Packard (356)which arrived with all the Auto lite pieces, however when I went to fit them, it appears my car has a Delco distributor fitted! This does not align with the parts manual etc. So, do I have a dizzy from a later car (327?), and would it be possible to find the correct distributor for my Packard?
Re: New Packard 57 Clipper owner [by Ozstatman]
General:: New Packard 57 Clipper owner
Tim & Marty, for including "Cleo", your '57 Clipper Town Sedan, in the Registry, it does look good!
Re: Electrical problem [by Tim Cole]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Electrical problem
Hi Vinnie:

Those motors are rather trouble prone and if yours works I would consider that very lucky.

That being said, I wouldn't try anything that might damage the thing. Thus, I would put a 6 volt battery in the trunk and run the wipers on that. It may sound hillbilly, but those motors are not easy to obtain. The only other option is to convert the wipers to vacuum and put the motor aside.
Re: Brake Shoes for a 1949--have I missed some information??? [by Tim Cole]
Post-War (1946-54):: Brake Shoes for a 1949--have I missed some information???
Hi Zou:

If you have a brake specialist nearby who can rebuild shoes then I would definitely take your drums and shoes to him for an estimate.

Please note that Packard authorized oversized linings and spacers to compensate for drum wear. So you need to have your drums examined by someone who can rebuild your shoes to match the drums.
Re: Mike's 53 Clipper [by Tobs]
Project Blogs:: Mike's 53 Clipper
OK! A few weeks ago I mediablasted the fenders clean, and used a rust converter (Fertan) to stop any little rust that was left on the fenders and hood. It also prevents flash rusting after mediablasting and washing with soap and water. Today I picked up the two front fenders and hood from the painter. They did a final sanding and used 3.5 liters of epoxy primer.
Next I will paint the inside surfaces black. That includes the underside...
Re: 75 years ago this week... [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 75 years ago this week...
Carrier was also the designer/supplier of the AC systems for the Queen Mary of 1934 with design work back to 1931 or so. It was a major revelation for a transatlantic ocean liner at the time.
Re: Junk Rods for Sale [by TroyT]
General:: Junk Rods for Sale
Oh, that 35 V12 just made me sick. Beautiful car gone to waste
Re: Owner Registry - Time to get on board! [by Ozstatman]
General:: Owner Registry - Time to get on board!
Now 1370 Packards in the Packard Owner's Registry!

And 5658 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: Template Wanted [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Template Wanted
again Don, this time for your '51 Henney-Packard Military Ambulance in the Registry. And I've realised I should have been saying thanks in response to this post in BigKev's Blog, sorry.
Re: Painting the steering wheel [by Larry51]
Post-War (1946-54):: Painting the steering wheel
Hans I painted my steering wheel and was pleased with the finish. It didn't have any cracks like Kevin AZ's did so was a simple job.

Used a black 2-pak auto paint (because it's rock hard) and sprayed it on after scrubbing the wheel with a Scotchbrite pad until all the old finish was removed. It looks and feels like new, and I'm hoping it will stand the test of time by being tough enough.
Re: 1953 Packard Clipper [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1953 Packard Clipper

Sorry to hear you're selling your '53 Clipper Deluxe Touring Sedan. When it's sold, could you please update the Registry or advise me?
Re: 40 Six Cylinder Engine Rebuild [by 64avanti]
General:: 40 Six Cylinder Engine Rebuild
My input?
Nice shop.
Nice problem to have :)