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Re: Spark Plug Torque [by 51Packard]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Spark Plug Torque
Just take the foot lbs and multiply them by 12 to get inch lbs
Re: Fuel Boiling Out Of Carburetor [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Fuel Boiling Out Of Carburetor
Yes, on the 56 and now the 47. The glass is half full on mine too. I think you have the problem nailed but with our unique (and expensive) C.A.R.B. approved California gas I don't know what the solution will be.
Engine Temperature Gauge Reading [by Packard 1948]
Post-War (1946-54):: Engine Temperature Gauge Reading
Where does your engine temperature gauge indicate when the engine is definitely warmed up on a warm day?

On this engine I have installed a 6 blade radiator fan, the system is pressurized with the radiator cap, and I also have installed a overflow bottle and I know that the water diffuser tube is solid and installed correctly and the radiator is clean, and I used a 150 degree thermostat.
(all this being said to...
Re: Fuel Pump Leaking [by Jim L. in OR]
V-8 (1955-56):: Fuel Pump Leaking
I thank you for your fast response, Owen- I really appreciate it.

23 years is good for a freshly minted pump let alone a re-man.

As for additives, I haven't used any of any kind after I added a can of "Transmission Stop Leak" in my '60 Imperial back in the early 70's and promptly lost Reverse.

I just don't trust them.

Thanks again, Owen. I love your '34 as I think they were the most beautiful car of the era before streamlining...
Re: 1951 288 oil pan removal [by Packard 1948]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1951 288 oil pan removal
My experience with removing an oil pan on a 327 is back a couple
of pages... haspicturess of the crankshaft having tobe turned so that #1 is at the halfway up in its bore position so you slip the oil pan off.
Re: Checking owner history [by bobp]
V-8 (1955-56):: Checking owner history
The Studebaker Museum will provide you with the original shipping paper for $48.00. Other than that is questionable in my opinion. PennDot will go back, I think 10 years. Hope this helps.
Re: Rear Differential Noise [by Packard 1948]
Post-War (1946-54):: Rear Differential Noise
I know that when I reinstalled the pinion nut that I did not get anywhere near 200 pound feet. It did seem somewhat lite but I was not using a torque wrench as I was just using a regular ratchet and lining up the marks. I did not think that the nut could go another 360 degrees around but maybe that is the answer... just whack it on another turn.

I did take the drive shaft off again and apply a little bit more pressure on...
Re: Prewar AC vent [by Kansasboy]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Prewar AC vent
First off, beautiful work on your casting!
I don't have the personal knowledge on the louvers but, have been watching with intense interest as my son and I want to do something similar with a 1707, we know it wasn't available
but we are approaching from a "what if someone during the summer of 39 had said I'll order a twelve if" and they had been willing to modify the same units they were readying for
the 18th series.
Re: OZ Auction - '34 Twelve Formal Sedan - Oct 24, 2015 [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: OZ Auction - '34 Twelve Formal Sedan - Oct 24, 2015

Looks just like one owned by one of our Packard Club members! More photos of it in this album when the club visited Frank back in 2011.
Re: Electromatic Clutch Issues [by Packard 1948]
Post-War (1946-54):: Electromatic Clutch Issues
Hi All,

I found the problem!!!

It appears that the new rubber diaphragm in the electromagnetic clutch actuator slipped out from in between the two metal discs.

Strange symptom because when the engine is idling and when the electromatic clutch switch was pushed in the engine would simply quit. Kind of seemed like an ignition shorting out issue because there was no sputtering...just engine stopping as if the ignition...
Re: Packard Hunting Spears ?? [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: Packard Hunting Spears ??
Oh, so that's the kind of hunting that was under consideration - sorry I missed the point.

BTW, it's incandescent.
Re: 1935 - Turning Point and What-Ifs [by Mahoning63]
General:: 1935 - Turning Point and What-Ifs
Your thoughts are always appreciated, Steve.

Great point about the width especially for the front seat passengers. The '33 Silver Arrow show car was there to be studied, at least in general terms. Packard wasn't about to go to straight-through fenders but there was no mistaking what a wider I/P could do for front seat comfort and actual and perceived space. And then there was the Airflow, which would have possibly launched...
Re: Wanted --- 1937 Super 8 Cylinder Block [by flackmaster]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted --- 1937 Super 8 Cylinder Block
Confirmed, priced, and can be ready to ship in 24 hours.

1 boiled, dipped, cleaned, reputable machine shop inspected, magna-fluxed 38 Super 8 block. NO CRACKS. NO REPAIRS
If you want JUST the block, 2 grand, crated and ready to transit. I can also supply a crank/crankcase if you want to build a shortblock on the bench. I can also supply a 39 cylinder head, which has markedly improved cooling passages...
Re: fitting pistons 320 packard 1934 [by Tim Cole]
General:: fitting pistons 320 packard 1934
If you don't like the Eight you'll hate the V-12.

I wouldn't try the pre-assembled block method without eight ring compressors. The eight standard ring compressors from Lisle will hold the rods high enough to avoid interference. But you are still assembling the rod from the bottom and the piston from the top. Without the crankcase in the way it's a little faster, but the rod bolts should be removed and sometimes they aren't...
Re: Aftermarket T/L Motor [by TroyT]
V-8 (1955-56):: Aftermarket T/L Motor
The series motors that I selected on the out side are basically identical to the Original less the bush band. Of course it would be private tagged and would be less the Delco Tag. This would not be visible for judging unless they are going to rack the car.

I picked this series on purpose because I am as much as a purist as I can be given what we have left to work with and was curious on the thoughts of acceptance in general. unfortunately,...
Re: Various CL Pickings [by 58L8134]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Various CL Pickings

That's an interesting '38 Eight, looks to be in very nice original condition, wonder if its a 1601-D, Model 1172?

Here's a small variety:

A '55 Clipper, 34K miles, no photo, inexpensive:

A handsome '55 Patrician, 22K miles, factory air, looks good, though green mouse-fur seats:

A '49 Super Deluxe Eight, potmetal looks heavily pitted, 57K miles, I suspect this is the same one that was offered on a Copart auction a few years ago.

A '48 Super Eight convertible parts car, a second one lurks in the background, if you need convertible specific parts:

Re: 1940 convertible Coupe Issues model 1399 [by Dell]
General:: 1940 convertible Coupe Issues model 1399
Hi; i have rebuilt the vacuum cylinders on my 42. Not that hard to do, I am sure the shafts have some rust and if they do you will have to have new ones machined. the seals can be replaced. The pistons on mine only needed to be cleaned and lubed with nets-foot oil. I can take some photos for you, but don't want to take out the interior. I would guess the the springs will have to be made if you can't find a set. The...
Re: 41 120 oil pan removal [by casey rog]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 41 120 oil pan removal
Thanks a million. I was all ready to pull the engine. Your advise will save me a bunch of time.
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1930's METAL LUGGAGE TRUNK JUST RESTORED
Re: Wade's Workshop [by Ozstatman]
Project Blogs:: Wade's Workshop
Peter, looking forward to seeing Ann and yourself on Monday.

Besides, I'm over the tantrum now, just sitting in the corner quietly sucking my thumb!
Re: Steering Wheels [by su8overdrive]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Steering Wheels
I and others have had good results from J.B. Donaldson, Phoenix, AZ. Have gotten many compliments for their redo of the senior "T-wheel" in my '47 Super Clipper. Longtime Packardites and other vintage/Classic mavens approve of Donaldson's work.
Re: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost [by HA52]
Project Blogs:: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost
Well the car passed the inspection (not much of an inspection really), the guy was mildly amazed that everything on the car works. I guess the cosmetics are a pretty good camoflage. Next we find out if we have all the forms filled out to the liking of the gals at the ND DOT office, I give myself a 50/50 shot.

Tonight I mocked up seatbelt installations for the front and back, I have locations all set for attach points. The rear...
Re: Spark plugs for a 1946 Clipper [by su8overdrive]
Post-War (1946-54):: Spark plugs for a 1946 Clipper
AC M8 spark plugs, 10mm, are still available here in the States, and should be at a larger, long-established parts house overseas. We've been using them in '40s Packards; six, eight, Super-8, for decades and they're even the right heat range.
Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama) [by 64avanti]
Project Blogs:: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
The new shocks are in and the ride is modestly improved but the cornering is vastly better, no more screaming tires- that is mostly a good thing
Last night, I went after the TL motor, did not realize that the bolts are nutted on the end so that slowed me down a tad.
Added a couple "rounds of wedge" manually to raise the rear and she is now sitting level. Yippee!
Also ordered up new carpet from Hirsh. Ideally, the...
Re: when did metallic paint start [by Tim Cole]
General:: when did metallic paint start
In those days if you wanted it and it was obtainable, Packard would do it. The answer as to whether the metallic was a standard color is in the formula sheets. Maybe Hibernia still has them.

I found one period picture of an eight with a painted shell rather than chrome. But the louvers were painted fender color.
Re: What is this brass tag? [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: What is this brass tag?
Good call, Tim!
Re: Lower support arm inner bushings [by JD in KC]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Lower support arm inner bushings
I need to do the same with my '41. It's very difficult to tell from the illustration if the 'dummy bolt' is cut on the centerline or a bit more. Maybe someone actually has an S.T. 5102 dummy bolt and can let us know. Barring any additional information, I'm going with the assumption that the cut is slightly more than centerline.
Re: R9 Lockup and Reverse [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: R9 Lockup and Reverse
Not sure if it will help but there are a few causes and troubleshooting suggestions in the reverse lockup article in this Service Counselor.
Re: 1934 super 8 points conversion [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1934 super 8 points conversion
Hi Terry:

The item attached to the shaft is just a pointer, any number of ways to make one. On the item attached to the side of the distributor body the two marks identify the correct firing interval between the two sets of points. Put a piece of paper between one set of points and hook up a small battery and light bulb across the other set; when those points open slide the side piece to index on the pointer, move...
Re: Wire harness [by Packardbarry]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Wire harness
Har Un r great to work with. Have requested extra wire for turn sign and ground wires and always got it right.
Re: Need a photo of a 51-54 overdrive kick down switch [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Need a photo of a 51-54 overdrive kick down switch
I don't have any decent photos of the 51-4 switch. Not sure what you need in the way of troubleshooting photos. It is a 4 terminal two independent circuit switch. Set of contacts near the plunger are normally closed and the two others on the opposite end are normally open.

The bottom two terminals next to the plunger being normally closed are used to open the relay coil ground when kickdown is...
Re: "Painting" chrome [by Tim Cole]
Post-War (1946-54):: "Painting" chrome
At one time I wanted to open a company to do just that. Provide a feasible alternative to plating more in tune with the budgets of the hot rod crowd and lower value cars. I also felt that once a successful book of business is underway there is a high likelihood of the phone ringing with a contract for a million chrome painted wheels or bumpers from one of the big car makers.

As well a lot of the die cast parts are in such bad...
Re: Brake Fade? What Brake Fade? [by 55PackardGuy]
Post-War (1946-54):: Brake Fade? What Brake Fade?

PackardV8 wrote:

Most people doing disk conversions are doing so for the same reason that so many convert to e-ignition. CONVENIENCE to overcome low skill level and knowledge or sufficient parts availability/quality or converting from a 4 cyl to a V8 and need better brakes wheather disk or drum.

Don't forget that any conversion to different brakes is worthless for improving safety unless you ALSO install a dual master cylinder system, 'tho I think even this is not going far enough, because unless you have some kind of warning light to let you know when 1/2 the system fails, you're driving around with 2-wheel braking and a single master cylinder working. YIKES!


He was driving up and down hills in overdrive.

Naughty, naughty. Disengage OD in hilly country.

Thanks for the links, Craig!
Door panel stains.... [by ptv]
Post-War (1946-54):: Door panel stains....
Is there anyway to clean water stains off of door panels?? Or is it a just live with it or replace?

wanted 42 senior top tail light lens - glass [by 42Packard]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: wanted 42 senior top tail light lens - glass
Hi, I am looking for a 42' senior top glass tail light lens and some of the side trim pieces for the coupe senior tail light body castings.

I have a very nice 41' lens for partial trade plus I have many other 41/42 parts.

The attached picture shows the 41' lens on the left and the 42' lens on the right that I am looking for its mate.

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks, Jerry
Re: Mike's 53 Clipper [by Tobs]
Project Blogs:: Mike's 53 Clipper
Thanks Hans! Your 52 is also taking shape very well. I was thinking about the multi pin connector you put in your dash harness last sunday while I was re-routing wires again. At least new-soft wires move much better than old wires under the dash.
I'm looking forward to trying out my rebuilt engine and the combination with the OD trans and 3.90:1 rear axle. Should be a good cruiser. We are expecting a daughter in the next few weeks,...
Re: The hood locks 1948 22nd Series [by meaarch]
Post-War (1946-54):: The hood locks 1948 22nd Series
Yikes Howard that is a lot of checking - I'll never remember all those points - better make a list.

Thanks a lot - all will be checked and as I said to Mark I'll let you know what the result is, eventually.

All the Best Michael
Re: '34 Pin Stripe [by Packardbarry]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: '34 Pin Stripe
After i wokeup yesterday i started thinking it was a '32.
Re: Engine Rebuild [by DrewLA]
Post-War (1946-54):: Engine Rebuild
$5k for an engine rebuild is pretty much the going rate, at least locally, if not slightly on the cheap side for a good job. Vellio's Machine in Lawndale is very good, I know several folks who've used them and been more than happy--they really know their stuff, so if you want a good estimate give them a call if you haven't already. However, unless you've got something else going on - low oil pressure, high oil consumption, low compression...
Re: 39 Junior and other parts for sale [by John Miller]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 39 Junior and other parts for sale
Pat,in addition to the original list here are the additions:
The Horn button at $35
The 38 light switch at $40
the air cleaner at $25 ( thanks for honoring my first call it is appreciated.)
The column shift w/rods at $20 the speedo we discussed at$120 and
I will pass on the starter.
So we have $165 on the first order +$220 for the above total $405.
Please send address for check and if my totals wrong or...
1956 Paint [by randy berger]
General:: 1956 Paint
Apparently Acme couldn't read OR couldn't spell.

What Packard named Eire green Acme called Erie Green.
If it was a muddy brown color I could associate it with Erie.
Those of us who never make mistakes take this very seriously.
Re: Romney's selective memory [by Tim Cole]
General:: Romney's selective memory
Romney was governor in 1962. Perhaps his best accomplishment at AMC was he had to defer to sounder heads. I'm sure his "management shake up" was based on religion. Who knows how many of those Rambler sales were based on religion. The Rambler dealer in my neighborhood was a converted bus station. It was called "Johnny's Rambler". It had room for one car in the showroom. It never changed. The local ads read something like "Come...
Re: Steering & Tie Rod on a 1932 901 [by Marston]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Steering & Tie Rod on a 1932 901
To All;

Thanks for the input and suggestions. I had tried the hammer both on the nut on the bolt and on the sides without any give on the left side before I posted. The right side came apart with a good size ball peen hammer on the nut.

I'm going to see what type of pullers I have and if push comes to shove, Harbor Freight has a puller for $15. If it still doesn't want to come loose, I'll try heating. It's...
Re: Brake Drum Removal [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: Brake Drum Removal
Probably a wide range because you've got to stop at a point where the cotter will engage. On a few occasions I've found it necessary to dress the washer a few thousandths to get a cotter alignment within the torque range.
Re: 1936 packard senior trumpet horns [by davesaab]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1936 packard senior trumpet horns
thanks for that I have been looking at delco they seem similar I will have a look thanks you dave
Re: Saturday night cruise [by BDC]
General:: Saturday night cruise
A 3-way between a truck, horse carriage and a tractor!
It's not without reason that international got big with tractors and combines!
@Guscha; they used to make international / McCormick tractors in Neuss, (right across the Rhine from Dusseldorf) all in metric, or you could buy the English version made in the UK in all SAE and English thread!
'15 Packard Model E Truck [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: '15 Packard Model E Truck
Passed onto me by The Packard Truck Man, Dave Lockard, is this YouTube video of a 1915 Packard Model E at the Belgrade Car Show 2015.
The truck was restored by the late Sait Hadzic in Belgrade, Serbia with Dave able to help him with an engine and other parts.
Re: 53 Caribbean Canvas top [by 1OF750]
General:: 53 Caribbean Canvas top
With that stated do I go with white orlon? Is canvas better? Canvas look very nice.
Re: 20A-25A V Fuses [by cityvintage]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 20A-25A V Fuses
I will check with my local Napa Car parts tomorrow.
Thank you
Roberto Isola
Re: 6 volt fuel pump [by cityvintage]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 6 volt fuel pump
I removed the old electric fuel pump and rebuilt the original. I will give this a try and see how it performs without the electric pump first. My other car has an electric fuel pump that just stop working. All in all thank all of you for the information will keep you posted on what happens.
Thank you
Roberto Isola
Re: 32 901 Needs Some TLC [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 32 901 Needs Some TLC
For those without Facebook, it's this one.
Re: Original Owner Service Policy Documents [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: Original Owner Service Policy Documents
Very kind offer, Mike. Let me add a few old documents I've posted and never heard about, hoping the cars still exist:


5692-2000 & 2562-19170:
Re: Stainless sleeve for brake cyl [by Packard 1947]
Modification Discussion:: Stainless sleeve for brake cyl
Sounds good will try to find a supplier in Canada if not then will have to order from Max Merritt or Rock Auto. I have lots of stainless tubing I can use to replace all the brake lines.
Re: Did Packard ever make a steam-engine? [by 32model901]
General:: Did Packard ever make a steam-engine?
Previous hyperlink didn't seem to work...

May have to cut and paste to your browser.,781
1934 Liberty Magazine Auto Show Puzzle [by 39SixSedanMan]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1934 Liberty Magazine Auto Show Puzzle
I have a Milton Bradley puzzle of the cover of the January 13, 1934 Liberty magazine I've just listed on ebay.

It features the year's Auto Show. In the background is what appears to be a Packard, perhaps representing the present (1934), whereas the foreground shows a car of age.
Re: engine analyzers... [by Jim McDermaid]
General:: engine analyzers...
I use one made by KAL.

It runs on 12 volts and I use a motorcycle battery.

All the measurements work fine on my 6 volt positive ground Packard.

Tach, dwell and other stuff including charging amps, volts

It6 was free.

Re: 1954 Caribbean interior door handle [by lstelling]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1954 Caribbean interior door handle
Thank you all.
Re: Ambulance, hearse and other service Packards [by bigaadams]
General:: Ambulance, hearse and other service Packards
Thanks all for the responses but I have to say of the articles mentioned, a number of them I have read, all seem to approach the car from a history and production number focus with some emphasis on Henney the man and his life...not saying this is not interesting to some degree, just not the information I am seeking. Was hoping more for the mechanical or the differences between a coach built compared to the assembly...
Re: Early Brake Testers / Gadgets [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: Early Brake Testers / Gadgets
The Weaver brake testers still stand in the older New Jersey state-run motor vehicle test facilities though they have been unused for a number of years as the only inspection done these days is for emissions.
Re: 52 Packard 300 [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: 52 Packard 300
Think black has always been an option. It is code X and since it is basic black they just didn't bother to list it on a chart. You can find some of the unlisted combinations in the into section of the parts manual.

Greens are definitely not for everyone. Apparently even James Nance was not that crazy about them as some of his memos complaining of too many green 55 cars being built pointed out. I was kind of forced into it on the...
Re: 2016 Salado Meeting Location Change [by JW]
Shows and Events:: 2016 Salado Meeting Location Change
Come one, come all, come early and stay late!

Packard Race Car [by 32model901]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Packard Race Car

Magnificent Packard S8 from 1929. Aluminum body, leather bucket seats, in-line 8 cylinder engine (5363cc), hydraulic brakes, 12V, vented drum brakes, etc... Rare! Car is street legal. FIA papers are also possible to obtain.
Re: Power Steering Hum [by Packard 1948]
V-8 (1955-56):: Power Steering Hum
The PS pump began to drop oil from the input shaft so I had to send it back to the re-builder...I instructed him to ensure the output pressure was a real 900 PSI this time and to really run it in to make sure I do not have to send it back (this was the second time).

The power steering pump had a reservoir that says "Purilator" on it so perhaps that was the vendor that was used by Chrysler. Were the Packard reservoirs also made by...
Re: Troy's Workshop [by TroyT]
Project Blogs:: Troy's Workshop
Heading out to Virgina, Next motor headed to Wisconsin.
Re: Packard Eight rebuild [by 58L8134]
Project Blogs:: Packard Eight rebuild

Nice tribute to your friend and mentor Ernie Foster. Do his memory an honor by passing on the knowledge he imparted to you to a younger generation of Classics and Packards enthusiasts. That's the best way to remember and perpetuate his memory.

Lovely '35 Packard and its engine to behold.

Re: Automatic Transmissions Explained [by acolds]
General:: Automatic Transmissions Explained
Like rocket science and medicine
Re: How Many Left? [by acolds]
Studebaker Built Packards (1957 - 58):: How Many Left?
The serial on 57 and 58 Studebaker built Packard Clippers and Hawks will only tell you the number of the car in order of build. The number on firewall under hood will tell you body style 58L-K9 is Packard Hawk (121 inch wheelbase). 58L-Y8 4door sedan (121 inch wheelbase) ,58L-J8 2 door hardtop (116 inch wheelbase)58L-P8 4 door station wagon (116 inch wheelbase)
The 1957 57L-Y8 4 door sedan (121 inch wheelbase)...
Re: Spring bushing replacer tool [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Spring bushing replacer tool
G'day Jon of homemadetools,
to PackardInfo and for the link to the free download of your new ebook featuring your top 50 homemade tools.
Re: 1954 Clipper Deluxe Sportster [by Bryce S.]
Project Blogs:: 1954 Clipper Deluxe Sportster
It's the weekend, finally. I'm off tomorrow to pick up my truck from my dads house to bring here. If you were wondering, it is a 1948 Chevy 1 ton truck. Now I'll have two beauties in my garage
Re: 1929 633 Roadster [by Ozstatman]
General:: 1929 633 Roadster
QUIGLEY for including your '29 633 Roadster in the Registry. looks good!
Re: turn signals finally fixed! [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: turn signals finally fixed!
Thanks for confirming the color. I may redo the extraction to incorporate the switch but for now just appended the Packard switch showing how it makes the internal connections. I think it is plain as mud with no errors but if someone spots something, please advise.
Re: 1926 2dr couple wood [by flackmaster]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1926 2dr couple wood
O-D is correct, there has never been a wood "kit" made. I would however suggest Mister Geppetto, a master woodcarver to consider working on your car.
Seriously, best to get with someone who has worked on ANY pre-35 automobile to understand what can, and cannot be precise, or imprecise. For example, door jams and surrounds probably need to be pretty accurate, whereas basis reinforcements, which also frame out for upholstery...
Re: Carburetor help [by asis]
Studebaker Built Packards (1957 - 58):: Carburetor help
Just to update for any use to anyone in the future.

It seems the current carb is not the original. The one we have is a Stromberg AAUV-26 model which is for 1951-1952 Studebaker, as well as 41'-47' Hudson....

Have located and ordered a kit. and Mike Carburetor Parts websites were helpful and also have parts and kits for the original Stromberg with supercharger for 57'-58' Clippers.
Re: Washers under head nuts? [by HA52]
Post-War (1946-54):: Washers under head nuts?
here's a good place to get hardware like these washers -
Re: 1955 400' radiator overflow [by Owen_Dyneto]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1955 400' radiator overflow
I had the incorrect cap on my 56 when I first bought it, kept blowing coolant from the overflow. If appearance matters you can buy a 13 psi AC-licensed and exact replica of the original factory cap ($33.50 at last look). I believe you want the RC-6.
Re: Help Id this hood ornament [by JW]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Help Id this hood ornament

Re: 1941 110 cracked hinge & broken door mechanism [by Marston]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1941 110 cracked hinge & broken door mechanism
You don't say where the hinge is cracked, but it might be able to be welded. If it is an area where the pin is the hole would need to be reamed.

By mechanism if you mean door latch, I found one for my '32 using Google on Ebay. This might also be a source for a hinge.

Good Luck
Re: Question about manual front seat rails. [by HA52]
V-8 (1955-56):: Question about manual front seat rails.
It's a wire rod, angle at one end and little screw block at the other for adjustment. Here's a pic of my 52 seat, should be the same.
Re: New Server [by BigKev]
General:: New Server
I removed all non-activated users
Re: Torsion Level Issues [by Let the ride decide]
V-8 (1955-56):: Torsion Level Issues
I assume that you tried the 56 service procedure,

And the 56 supplement information for help to check the system.
FRAM C134-PL Filter Design Change [by DrewLA]
General:: FRAM C134-PL Filter Design Change
Having purchased several FRAM C134-PL filters for my car in the past, I didn't even consider buying any other filter for my car when I placed my most recent order.

Unfortunately, FRAM has changed the design of the filter and has apparently stopped including the big rubber gasket that seals the top of the filter canister.

Thinking it was a mistake, I ordered another one from another supplier, complained to my usual online...
Re: Oil Cooler on 1938 Super 8 [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Oil Cooler on 1938 Super 8
G'day scott12180,
to PackardInfo, and I invite you to include your '38 1603 Sedan in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: Brake light switch- '55 Clipper [by Owen_Dyneto]
V-8 (1955-56):: Brake light switch- '55 Clipper
JW, thanks for that info. I've installed many (dozens?) of NAPA SL 134 switches in DOT 5 systems and not had a failure that I know of. That said most of these were installed many years ago, perhaps the current switches are inferior?
Re: Up Periscope [by BigKev]
General:: Up Periscope
Thank you gents for the donations. As always, it is greatly appreciated.
Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration [by JoeSantana]
Project Blogs:: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
Yes, those photos are what I had in mind, showing the tools and method. An excellent site also.

And your customer, also a great job of prep for you.

Are you aware that some engineering drawings are available through the Packard Museum or Proving Grounds? (Bruce Blevins_
Re: Henry's 55 Constellation [by cli55er]
Project Blogs:: Henry's 55 Constellation
I got a new heater fan blower motor from a local source. Thanks local source!

I was able to rebuild this one successfully, although whoever made this model of fan motor did not really want you rebuilding this on your own as they put the brushes on the opposite end and there was no way with human hands to hold the brushes against the springs and drop in the armature piece.

I had to have my wife help and we both used a paper...
Re: Recent additions to the Owner Registry [by tinpan]
General:: Recent additions to the Owner Registry
Boy that 52 is nice as well.
Re: Owner Registry - Time to get on board! [by Ozstatman]
General:: Owner Registry - Time to get on board!

If you mean this one it's because of my sense of humour, well at least I think it's funny!

The emoticon is titled "Walkabout" and to me it looks like an Aussie cork hat. And no I don't actually have one!
Re: One Wire 6 volt positive ground alternator [by DavidPackard]
Post-War (1946-54):: One Wire 6 volt positive ground alternator
Hello again;
As a parting shot I’ve included a photo of the PowerGen ‘old school generator’ alternator installed in my ‘48.
I completely agree with BigKev on the superior attributes of a three wire installation, versus the quick and dirty one wire installation of a Delco 10SI type alternator. You can dramatically change the ‘cut-in’ speed of a Delco 10SI by trickling an excitation current to terminal 1....
Re: Head light bulbs [by Fish'n Jim]
General:: Head light bulbs
All I have are 4 Phillips 6006 new in the box.
Re: 21st series R9 overdrive kick down switch [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: 21st series R9 overdrive kick down switch
It is either bent or the hole the pivot pin uses to support the bellcrank is seriously worn on one side. As thick as that bracket is it would probably be a project to try and bend or repair it where it lies -- although if there is no other damage on the bracket maybe the arm with the spring could be bent over a bit using heavy pliers.

If it were mine, while it is a bit of aggravation to remove the top...
Re: Can anyone recommend a good repair shop in Williamsport PA [by 58L8134]
General:: Can anyone recommend a good repair shop in Williamsport PA

I posted your request on the SDC Forum too, at least one response for cooling system work:

The new owner of the Club Sedan might also check with members of the Keystone Region of the Studebaker Drivers Club, they're very active, sure to know others.

Re: 3 of 5 Packards for sale in Virginia [by tinpan]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 3 of 5 Packards for sale in Virginia
Happy to report all cars sold and ready for their next chapter in life.

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The 48 went to a nice gentleman in Michigan. His original intention was to use this as a parts car to get his other one on the road. This was nicer than his original so he's decided to put this...
Re: 1948 r9 overdrive inop [by mrstude]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1948 r9 overdrive inop
I have the electrical section working. I disassembled the OD unit. I found the lockout shaft binding in the OD case. I corrected the issue. Looking at the other components, they seemed to look good. However, after reassembling the trans and try to move the vehicle, it will move forward intermittantly. Reverse works fine and if i put the trans in lockout it will move in fwd and rev. I think the roller clutch assembly might be...
Re: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan [by Ken P]
Project Blogs:: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan
Manifold clamps are located, and on their way. I spoke to the vendor I got my pump from, and after 4 follow up phone calls from me, they finally shipped the oil pump drive gear with the correct distributor (off my old pump!) back to me. On vacation now, but should be able to get the old girl running once I get back home.
Re: gas gauge ohms and removal (39-120) [by Saffron]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: gas gauge ohms and removal (39-120)
Thanks, I'm afraid that is what I am up against. I have a new sending unit for the 51+ era and was told it would match.
Re: packards in odd places! [by BDC]
General:: packards in odd places!
Posted this earlier, I found it hanging in a Logan steakhouse:
Re: 1931 Standard 8 Coupe - Offered [by dongle]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1931 Standard 8 Coupe - Offered

Take advantage of the lower Canadian dollar.
$17,500 US$.
Re: This worked well [by 51Packard]
Post-War (1946-54):: This worked well
Great tip! I have seen index cards used on more modern wheels but this looks much faster.
Re: What is this for? The thread.. [by Wazza22]
Post-War (1946-54):: What is this for? The thread..
Thank you for the information, I thought they may have been reverse lights. They have nothing stamped on them so I suspect they are an aftermarket.

I will have to investigate the switch as they do not operate when I select reverse.

Many thanks!