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Mike's 55 Pat [by mikes55]
Project Blogs:: Mike's 55 Pat
Hello Everyone ,I'm starting to work on the 55 since I bought it back.Found a 56 Pat with a 55 nose on it for parts and some reverse engineering as the 55 is in pieces.Was wondering if I should put the 56 on the registry as it's just a parts car. Here are some pics of the 55.Will post up dates soon!
Re: 1946 Packard 6 [by ScottG]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1946 Packard 6
This car has been on CL for quite awhile. If I remember correctly, the original asking price was in the neighborhood of $2000. Given the lack of interest, I'd certainly see if he'd cut the price even further.

In the ad the seller claims that the car is from Georgia. If, in the intervening 68 years, it spent any time in the rust-belt I'd look closely for tinworm. The trunk floor, the driver's footwell, the front bumper filler and...
Re: How to remove the Oil Filler Tube? [by Packard 1948]
Post-War (1946-54):: How to remove the Oil Filler Tube?
Re: 1935 Packard Eight [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1935 Packard Eight
Under the dash there is a fuse block with 2 fuses plus a thermal headlight circuit breaker - I'd make that the first thing to check.
Re: 700r4 Real axle ratio [by packard34]
V-8 (1955-56):: 700r4 Real axle ratio
That's quite good mileage. I'm not sure what mine gets yet, but I don't think its quite that good. It was good to see some new cars at the rally this year.

I removed my dual carb setup as I didn't have the original linkages and as it wasn't tuned correctly was using Alot of fuel so I'm back to using the single 4bbl.

I know my diff needs looking at, hopefully its nothing too major. From this discussion I think my best option would...
Re: Engine "Freshen Up" Questions??? [by PackardV8]
Post-War (1946-54):: Engine "Freshen Up" Questions???
If no evidence of head gasket leakage then there is absolutelu no reason to mill the head nor deck the block.
Re: Recent additions to the Owner Registry [by Ozstatman]
General:: Recent additions to the Owner Registry
G'day iPad,

to PackardInfo!
And for including your '37 Six Business Coupe in the Packard Owner's Registry. But, even here downunder, it's difficult to look at an upside down photo so I've taken the liberty of turning it 180 degrees.
Re: Wanted To Buy- 39 Packard Parts [by chriscarnales38]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted To Buy- 39 Packard Parts
Cool good idea! I do have a mill etc at work so it shouldn't be a problem. Cheers.
Re: Power Steering Parts Needed [by Packard 1948]
Post-War (1946-54):: Power Steering Parts Needed

What years/models did the Strait Eight come in?

A wrecking yard and parts re-conditioner company I found online ( can ALWAYS trust someone you met online) said they have all of the parts from a 1954 "Strait Eight" and that everything should be a simple bolt on affair. He said the following:

I would need a different harmonic balancer because it has two groves for the PS pump as opposed to the single...
Re: 39 Junior and other parts for sale [by David Grubbs]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 39 Junior and other parts for sale
Pat, I could use the 39 junior brake and clutch pedal floor cover and the O/D kick down switch. You can send a PM on the cost.
Re: Various CL Pickings [by Packardbarry]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Various CL Pickings
Their stating
"This car has had a ground up restoration"

Think they mean they GROUND UP a PACKARD and built this.
Re: vin id [by Riki]
V-8 (1955-56):: vin id
Re: 1940 Darrin convertible sedan [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 Darrin convertible sedan
West, we've been chatting a just a bit about it already; see the end of the "Various CL Pickings" thread for those comments. If nothing else, for a "recent restoration" that's the worst fitting convertible top I've ever seen.

Re: Rotary disconnect switch [by JW]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Rotary disconnect switch
I saw a 41 110 Special Coupe with a rotary battery disconnect switch mounted on the top of the frame rail behind the steering column. It looked to use the regular starter cable from the battery to the switch and another shorter cable to connect the switch to the starter. Of course this disconnect was on the 'hot' or negative side. It was down and out of the way but easily reached.

I have battery disconnects on my two vintage...
Re: The 55 Clipper comes out of hibernation [by ewrecks]
V-8 (1955-56):: The 55 Clipper comes out of hibernation
You have more guts or faith than I.. Hoping to pull any car out of dead storage after 6 months of Winter and expect it to start and run, much less serve as dependable daily transportation is a stretch. Attempting this with a vehicle that is over a half century old after 14 years storage goes beyond wishful thinking into the realm of delusion.
A well sorted out Clipper of this vintage can , no doubt, operate with...
Re: Sam's 1950 project [by SamS]
Project Blogs:: Sam's 1950 project
With Pleasure - Thanks for asking!
Re: 1930 model 726 barn find [by 28Pack526]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1930 model 726 barn find
Hi viking, If you haven't been already, keep an eye on Hemmings, Auto Trader Classics, PrewarCar, and the AACA classifieds. I only turned up a couple 726s for sale without pricing information, but those are common places to find valuation information.

As far as keeping realistic expectations, do keep in mind that, even in impeccable, documented condition, your girlfriend's 726 may have a price ceiling lower than you're...
Re: Trunk Light Wiring [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Trunk Light Wiring
Needing the parking/tail lights on for the trunk light was how they did it at least on 46-50s so I guess continuing that practice for non factory equipped junior cars didn't matter.

I don't know where they brought the pigtail out on the factory equipped cars. Expect it was on the left front trunk corner where the other wires to trunk drops down from the roof section. That wouldn't need a very long wire to continue on to the...
Re: 1927 433 brakes [by Brant]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1927 433 brakes
I appreciate it. That' will be my next stop.
Re: Mike's 53 Clipper [by Tobs]
Project Blogs:: Mike's 53 Clipper
While waiting for body work and paint to get done, I would like to clean up the metal surfaces inside the car. My dash is a semi-gloss to matt finish depending on where you look at it. I plan on using a rubbing compound and then wax/polish to get a nice gloss back into it. I don't want to re-paint everything.
Is a gloss finish on the dash and metal surrounding windows etc, correct for the clipper?
Here you can see a little bit the...
Re: Richter's '53 Caribbean [by Richter12x2]
Project Blogs:: Richter's '53 Caribbean
i would suggest you find a 53 or 54 convertible to look at, or get some pictures, you might be better off sand blasting your old frame and put fish plates over the bad areas.

Done this, since I had the original Caribbean frame to look at. I had the two frames side by side, measured outrigger distances and locations, and I've formed and welded the 1/8" flat strap steel plating over the top and bottom of the cross members,...
Re: 1934 Packard 1104 5 Passenger Coupe [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1934 Packard 1104 5 Passenger Coupe
Re: Many Late Pre-war and Post-war Packard Parts For Sale [by Don Pierson]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Many Late Pre-war and Post-war Packard Parts For Sale
Sorry for the problem which is happening on iDevices but does not happen on a desktop browser. Anyway, I've never parted out any Clipper models but let me know what you need and I'll try to let you know if I might have it.
Re: Howard's 47 Custom project [by bkazmer]
Project Blogs:: Howard's 47 Custom project
casting urethane crosslinks, it's not like thermoplastic urethane. It won't remelt.
Heat deflection temperature is the temperature at which the modulus-temperature curve bends, not a melt point either. So urethane will cast a part. I'm not so confident on plating it. You would be able to stick a chrome foil to it, as the surface energy is pretty high
Wanted Left Tail/Brake Light for '32 901 [by Marston]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted Left Tail/Brake Light for '32 901
WTB Left Tail/Brake Light for '32 901
Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400 [by Stewart]
Project Blogs:: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
Thanks again TroyT... I think.
I never would have guessed it went there.
I messed with it tonight out in the shop and still can't picture it. Place round peg in square hole I guess. I'll wait until I order the replacement rubber pieces.

Just sand blasted parts tonight.

In other shop news, I decided in February that I needed to better insulate my shop before next winter. So I found a building supply discounter on Criagslist...
Re: New Repro J-6065 Get Them NOW [by TroyT]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: New Repro J-6065 Get Them NOW
5 Left in Stock
Re: Any Recent Develoments In The BTV Relacement Brake Pedal Front? [by bhappy]
V-8 (1955-56):: Any Recent Develoments In The BTV Relacement Brake Pedal Front?
Wow, I never thought that this subject would bring such interest and brilliant ideas. The original Packard engineers would be proud.

My thoughts were to avoid the loss of the modern MC and booster that I had already bought and installed. My hope was to come up with some sort of pedal mounting bracket assy. That would use the original pedal and finish with the pedal in as close to original...
Re: Snap on multimeter manual MT926 [by 8iron]
General:: Snap on multimeter manual MT926
Monday morning is much better for information. I called Snap-on and they emailed me a copy of the manual no issues, so I guess that my belief that they didn't have it was wrong. When the Internet works it's a wonderful thing, but there are plenty of scammers out there. This web site has been fantastic, and a great resource to a new Packard owner like me. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Packard Info
Re: NOS 1955 Packard Clipper 320" V8 long block [by Jack Vines]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: NOS 1955 Packard Clipper 320" V8 long block
Yes, this engine could be built as a complete engine, with oil pan, rocker covers, valley cover, timing cover, front balance damper, flexplate, intake and exhaust manifolds and distributor, if desired.

jack vines
Re: 1956 Patrician Fuel Pump [by HH56]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1956 Patrician Fuel Pump
Not on a stock Packard -- It is possible someone has added an electric pump in the line somewhere. The fuel line just ends in a tube with an open bottom in the tank. Here is a photo Ross posted showing the tank interior.

If you have definitely related the problem to fuel it must be the pump or a filter and a coincidence.

If you mean by aux power the key was all the way to left it shouldn't have done anything but run the...
Re: A relaxing Day Driving a Packard in Southeastern Arizona [by Kevin AZ]
General:: A relaxing Day Driving a Packard in Southeastern Arizona
A couple of Packards from a recent AACA show in Tucson. Be still my heart.
Re: can't break in to registar in registry [by viking]
General:: can't break in to registar in registry
Thank you Mal. Your step by step instructions are most appreciated. Might take me a while to work this picture thing out but now I think I can do it.
Re: Is it possible to convert a 1949 car to power steering? [by Packard 1948]
Post-War (1946-54):: Is it possible to convert a 1949 car to power steering?
Good information!!! THANK YOU for helping us out in this swap.

Does anyone know of a good source for the donor parts?
Re: Hubcap Emblems [by Baltimore472106]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Hubcap Emblems
Very pleased with the hub cap medallions. I see you have been successful with some more items. Anything left for my 2106? Thanks, Mike in Baltimore.
Installing Rubber Weatherstrip in Windshield in a '32 Sedan [by Marston]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Installing Rubber Weatherstrip in Windshield in a '32 Sedan
Is there a secret to installing the rubber weatherstrip in the windshield? I bought a section of 70-0057-52 from Steele Rubber, but cannot get it into the T channel that runs along the bottom of the windshield. I've tried everything I can think of e.g. streching, water & soap solution, etc.
Re: '48 Packard Victoria Convertible Trade? [by RAK]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: '48 Packard Victoria Convertible Trade?
Re: heater [by HH56]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: heater
Does this car have the same, or just similar heater?

Looks the same to me and that would fit in with classic accessories identifying it as 34-38 vintage. Same doors but looks like color might be slightly different. That is a very interesting defroster arrangement on that 34. Somehow I can't see that as Packard approved so more credence to an aftermarket item.

Maybe the previous owner of that later Packard had the heater laying...
Re: Hood center chrome [by bilbo]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Hood center chrome
Re: Removing the Radiator on 1935 Eight [by Corsaseven]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Removing the Radiator on 1935 Eight
Years ago before I rebuilt the radiator in my 1937 six I mixed cascade dishwasher powder with hot water to help it dissolve and poured it in the radiator, drove the car for several miles ,then drained the radiator and a surprising amount of gunk came out . I drove the car a few years after that before I had the radiator reworked. I did this each year just prior to the summer and my engine ran cooler After draining...
Re: Packard 6 engine? [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Packard 6 engine?

Ross wrote:
Super Clippers had the rock crushing 356. Smooth, powerful, and heavy.

and more expensive to rebuild compared to the smaller 8s
Re: 1956 Caribbean - Hemmings Blog [by 55clipper]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1956 Caribbean - Hemmings Blog
55 packardconv, your car looks like a twin of mine.
Re: Into the Sun [by 55Packardconv]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Into the Sun
Great story! God bless your family!
Re: 53 clipper 3 speed tranny [by Ozstatman]
Post-War (1946-54):: 53 clipper 3 speed tranny
That was a quick response.....and drum roll.....done!
Re: Power steering control valve [by HH56]
V-8 (1955-56):: Power steering control valve
Kanter and Max Merritt both list the rebuild kits on their websites. Do a search for group 15.651 in the 55-56 sections.
Wanted headliner bows [by Loui]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted headliner bows
Need headliner bows that run front to back on a 46-47 clipper. Doesn't matter 2 or 4 dr.
Re: 56 Carribean on E-Bay [by Riki]
V-8 (1955-56):: 56 Carribean on E-Bay

i wish it was me, i dropped that on model trains, a few years ago,,,

should of swapped my trains!!,,,,
Re: Vacuum advance Wanted [by Owen_Dyneto]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Vacuum advance Wanted
I hope you find your vacuum advance but just a word of caution; the unit may be approaching 60 years of age and it's not uncommon to find they have a very short service life due to simple age-deterioration of the rubber diaphragm. Though they are not inexpensive a rebuilt unit with a new, fresh diaphragm will probably give better service life.
Re: Henry's 55 Constellation [by JW]
Project Blogs:: Henry's 55 Constellation
Yes, for the Saturday display. If you are planning on bringing the Clipper on a trailer call Larry Myers who is the "Parking Czar". I'm sure he can arrange a space for you. We would all love to see your 'new' paint job. I will PM you his phone number.

Re: UNRECOGNIZABLE items found in the trunk... [by Paul Olhovsky]
Post-War (1946-54):: UNRECOGNIZABLE items found in the trunk...
I was pretty sure the pieces didn't belong.. someone just threw them in for storage. Just wanted to make sure!!.. Thanks for the reply...
Re: Brand New Production Water Pumps and Free Shipping to All Forum Members [by Genetik]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Brand New Production Water Pumps and Free Shipping to All Forum Members
Hi there, J from Kanter.
I'mI'm in need of a new water pump and fuel pump for my 51 288. How much would thelse be? And how much for these be without sending replacements including postage to Australia please. Do we go through your catalog ordering system?
Kind regards, Gene from Adelaide.
Re: 54 patty oil fill tube [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: 54 patty oil fill tube
Didn't we just answer a question like this a few days ago?

Tap gently side to side with a rubber mallet while pulling upwards. When reinstalling make sure you get the little baffle at the bottom properly oriented or it will be hit by a crankshaft counterweight and probably broken off. If in doubt about the position, install so that the air intake slit in the filler cap faces forward (towards the fan air blast).
Re: 4.07 gear, need a 12 bolt vs 16...? [by Tom Laferriere]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 4.07 gear, need a 12 bolt vs 16...?
I have a 4.41 Complete Pumpkin.
Re: Mobil Economy Run: Specific Packard results? [by PackardV8]
General:: Mobil Economy Run: Specific Packard results?
Just about ANY engine of the pre e-ignition era can obtain much better gas mileage by lighter springs in distributor advance and jet the carb smaller and drop the float about 1/32". Run one heat range hotter on the spark plugs.
That will pick up at least 2 mpg more if not 4 mpg more but will mostly apply to hiway gas mileage.

I'd like to try it on my 56 Exec but just not compelled to research it at this time.
Re: SP merger [by Steve203]
General:: SP merger
I have a question too... how did Packard, the master engine builder, come to launch a flawed engine? They had been planning it since before Nance arrived in May, '52.

I have read the comment from time to time, dating back to the 60s: "why is it, your Aunt Sophie can find more design flaws in a car in 6 months than all the company's engineers with their proving grounds and test stands can in 3 years?"

I think it was the Ward book that says something...
Re: 37 115C Horn Wiring [by JW]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 37 115C Horn Wiring
The horn relay for My 37 Six has, as Howard describes, three terminals.

The middle one is where the power or battery wire connects. A heavy 10 gauge wire from the starter terminal connects to it.

One of the end terminals is where the wire from the horn button connects.

Wires to the horns connect on the other end terminal. This terminal is closer to the BAT terminal than the other end one and is in a raised position slightly...
Re: Charging system issue [by Ozstatman]
Post-War (1946-54):: Charging system issue
for including your '52 250 Convertible Coupe in the Registry!
Re: "32 "shovel-nose" Pack on "American Pickers" [by skateboardgumby]
General:: "32 "shovel-nose" Pack on "American Pickers"
Hello Steve!

Thank you for the detailed and highly informative response. I appreciate it. Considering that 1932 was the height of the Great Depression, I'm sure the Packard management were quick to correct marketing mis-steps to minimize losses, even if it meant re-cycling or perhaps a better word is re-packaging a less than stellar "seller."

take care
Garrett Meadows
Re: 53 327 engine [by BDC]
Post-War (1946-54):: 53 327 engine
Re: Best method for locking the crank [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Best method for locking the crank
Doubt the pressure plate being stuck would prevent movement. At least one of the gears should just rotate as they slide. Can you disconnect the rods from the levers on side of trans and then move anything? Could be some problems inside. The detent block had a problem with loosening on some units and IIRC there was a photo posted of one unit showing a broken spring that jammed up the works.
Re: What is this contraption??? [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: What is this contraption???
The location and type of drive for the oil pump is quite standard for many engines of the era; all the flathead Chrysler, Desoto, dodge and Plymouth inline 6 and 8 cylinder., also Hudson, Nash, Olds and Pontiac, and many others.

Sounds like you're having fun - enjoy!
Re: Numbers match, VINs and brusjing off the dust [by customclipper55]
General:: Numbers match, VINs and brusjing off the dust
Here she is shortly after we got her. I have documents,paperwork and receipts from the previous owner and some info of how and when he got it. can be traced back to 1989 and poss earlier.
Re: 54 Patty vacuum advance [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: 54 Patty vacuum advance
If you draw a vacuum on the unit and the arm moves and holds that position until the vacuum is released, that means the unit is functional. It doesn't mean that the calibration (movement as a function of vacuum applied) is correct for your engine. I believe the units all had a paper gasket, often discarded. The gasket plays no role in the function of the unit; however the ignition timing will be changed a small amount...
Re: 1934 Packard wiring harness [by Highlander160]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1934 Packard wiring harness
I really like the harness work from Potomac Packard in Otto, NC. From any harness maker I recommend you do not ask for accessory lights or electric pump to be wired in with the harness. Those extra wires make getting it through the body and chassis very difficult. I'm fighting with that now and the customer wanted it done that way. It's easy enough to do that as an aside on your own where you can run cloth wire your way...
Re: Packard sandwich [by phsnkw]
Post-War (1946-54):: Packard sandwich
Wow, another early fifties Mayfair hardtop! A 1952 I think by the grill and cormorant and windows. That car is one that looks original spending 60+ years in the South. The other looks like a 53-54 clipper.
Re: Pulling engine and transmission together??? [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Pulling engine and transmission together???
Nicely done and glad you didn't have to remove the front clip. It is nice having a shorter and wider opening to squeeze thru. Not an option on earlier cars with high fenders and narrow grills with my cherry picker. The chain links and brackets you made look like a perfect combo. I didn't want to mess up the head bolt torque and new paint so elected for straps. Both concerns turned out to be a waste...
Re: '48 Woodgraining [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: '48 Woodgraining
I don't know what his process might have been or if he is just genuinely talented and did those by hand but GrainIt Technologies has a kit for do it yourself woodgraining using rollers and a printing technique similar to the original methods. David Grubbs has done several dashes using their kit and he has posted photos of them in various threads here. Joe Santana did his 40 with the kit and has photos on his project blog. I did my 47 dash and will do the window moldings at some point. Not quite as easy as their videos make it look but definitely within a DIY capabilities.
Re: R-9 or R-11??? [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: R-9 or R-11???
R11 is different mechanically and simpler electrically.

The R9 had an issue that if for whatever reason the solenoid stayed engaged and unit failed to drop out of OD when slowing and stopping and the car was then shifted into reverse the OD could lock up. If the driver applied significant power when trying to make the car start moving in reverse while locked, the OD could be severely damaged. There was a stopgap electrical "safety...
Re: Brake & Clutch Pedals and the Toe Board on a 1932 [by Marston]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Brake & Clutch Pedals and the Toe Board on a 1932
To close out this post, I got the brake pedal back after the chrome had been stripped several weeks ago. I made a crude forge that used charcoal briquets for fuel and the exhaust from a shop vac for an air source.

After two attempts of multi-cycles of heating, bending, cooling and fitting I was able to get the pedal so that it worked. It took about 4 hours with 20 to 30 trips in and out of the...
Re: Keep it or scrap it?I [by 51Packard]
General:: Keep it or scrap it?I
Thanks guys...

I guess I will disassemble the front suspension. I was hoping to not take up anymore room in the garage! So it is even worth it to keep the horizontal bars that make the wheels move when you steer as well?

Right now, my engine and trans are bolted together on furniture dollies. The whole contraption is very long. I think I can save some room separating them and putting them on their ends. Obviously that means the...
Re: Wanted- Used set 56 Patricain/Caribbean headlight bezels [by StraightEights&Aces]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted- Used set 56 Patricain/Caribbean headlight bezels
Thank You
Re: New member, Grandfather's Packard identy [by 58L8134]
General:: New member, Grandfather's Packard identy

The main difference was Oaklands had V8 engines and Pontiacs a six cylinder. If you want to see a unique engine, look up the Oakland V8 data. It wasn't a great engine with a single plane crankshaft but it is a real pioneering effort: its a monoblock V8 a year to two before the Ford flathead V8 of '32.


PS: The 1929-30 Viking V8 was also a pioneering monoblock engine as well. Both engines had unusual horizontal...
Re: Pure Oil Company Fan Belt [by dallas]
General:: Pure Oil Company Fan Belt
I'm thinking it might fit Packard 356 engine, not sure.
Re: 1927 fuel tank [by Ozstatman]
General:: 1927 fuel tank
Brant for including your '27 Six Ambulance/Commissary in the Registry. Note, you can edit your entry to change the description from being a sedan.
And John for re-orienting the pic's!
Re: 40-50 Used Senior Packard Parts [by dallas]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 40-50 Used Senior Packard Parts
Update!!!!!! Exhaust manifold gaskets sold---some good used parts still available. Open to offers. Thanks
Packard on Petrolicious [by Tobs]
General:: Packard on Petrolicious
This is a automotive website I check out once in a while, and they had a small piece on remembering Packard this past friday. Both pictures should be familiar to most everybody here
Australia's 16th National Packard Rally [by Ozstatman]
Shows and Events:: Australia's 16th National Packard Rally
Currently underway is Australia's 16th National Packard Rally.

Don't have time to provide any detailed info, I'm presently preparing a newsletter which is issued daily to participants.

Instead here are links to the albums containing the uncaptioned photos I've taken to date.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3
Re: Nice and Rare 1930 Packard 740 Custom Eight Rumble Seat Coupe For Sale [by gz]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Nice and Rare 1930 Packard 740 Custom Eight Rumble Seat Coupe For Sale
Still for sale!
Re: ELlementary question on the 47 clipper transmission [by Paul Olhovsky]
Post-War (1946-54):: ELlementary question on the 47 clipper transmission
Thank you all.. I have the R9 as you described.. found the 6 terminal box and light on speedo.
Re: "The Packard Experience" at the Gilmore [by TroyT]
Shows and Events:: "The Packard Experience" at the Gilmore
this will be out new clubs 1st spring drive in. I plan on driving the 55 Pat.
Re: 1937 touring sedan 115 Jr [by Ozstatman]
General:: 1937 touring sedan 115 Jr
The Flackmaster is an acknowledged expert on '37's but currently in Australia at the 16th National Packard Rally. He may see your post and respond.
Re: Do it yourself parts? [by HH56]
General:: Do it yourself parts?
We are progressing slowly to the era of do it yourself parts. Capable quality 3D printers are still costly but are becoming more flexible what with crude but drivable cars as was shown at the auto show and portions of house walls already being constructed via the same process. It is only time before those that can do something in real metal will be common and won't cost as much as the building where they reside.

I woke up this morning...
Re: thermostats for 54 Patty [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: thermostats for 54 Patty
If you can get a housing for $70 go for it, seems like the PI stuff was discontinued when I was last looking for it.

That really wouldn't surprise me because that projects page hasn't seemed to change for a long time. The housings may be completely gone or maybe waiting for a new batch. SoCal and SD regions usually have a projects table at the PI meet. Did anyone happen to see if they were well populated or if either...
Re: Rebuilding a water pump... [by Ozstatman]
Post-War (1946-54):: Rebuilding a water pump...
for including your '47 Clipper Six Club Sedan in the Registry.

EDIT - Looking at your photo, Im not sure it's a Club Sedan.
Re: 55 Packard 400 for sale - virtual View 360 images of actual car! [by ewrecks]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 55 Packard 400 for sale - virtual View 360 images of actual car!
Covington Shoots- Nice car. You have not posted contact info here or on your EBay listing. I posted two questions on eBay but neither has received a reply nor have they shown up on your listing.
I will repeat the question here in the hope that you are following your posting and will respomd: your listing asserts that you have installed front disc brakes on your car. The pictures...
Re: Radio Faceplate Removal - 41 Packard [by Chad G]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Radio Faceplate Removal - 41 Packard
The radio in my 41 120 has screws. There are some pictures of my radio partial disassembled amongst the album linked in my signature.
Re: 56 Patrician Restoration [by 51Packard]
Project Blogs:: 56 Patrician Restoration
Congrats! You have a lot of projects going on!
Re: 51Packard's....51 Packard [by 51Packard]
Project Blogs:: 51Packard's....51 Packard

Engine and trans are out! It went pretty smoothly, but was time consuming and the angle the engine ended up (I do not have a load leveler) was a little alarming.

Took the nuts off the engine mounts, disconnected the trans cooler lines and unbolted the trans mount while supporting the trans with a jack under it.

That was it. I'm glad it's done and the car is almost gone.

What is the best way to store these? Bolted...
Re: I bought a 1929 Packard [by TroyT]
General:: I bought a 1929 Packard
Amazing labor of Love. With a dream, Nothing is impossible.
Re: PCV Valve??? [by PackardV8]
Post-War (1946-54):: PCV Valve???
Adding a PCV to an engine designed for road draft is simply much to do about nothing. The road draft set up is far superior to any PCV system.

There should be no blowby nor mess unless the engine is completly worn out or getting close to worn out.
Re: Hardened Exhaust Valves??? [by PackardV8]
Post-War (1946-54):: Hardened Exhaust Valves???
I bought SS valves for my 56 V8 from Kanter some 8 years ago. Still running strong after 30K miles. And no i did NOT install any hardened seats. The SS for my 56 V8 are Eaton valves so it is a good trustworthy mfg'er.
Re: Engine Rebuild Service??? [by Ernie Vitucci]
Post-War (1946-54):: Engine Rebuild Service???
Good Morning...Another resource to find a good rebuilder in the Bay Area, would be to check with Robert Escalente at Custom Auto in Santa Ana. They have been working on Packards for at least 40 years. 714-543-2980. Ernie
Re: 1956 Packard Patrician Rebuild Project [by mikes55]
Project Blogs:: 1956 Packard Patrician Rebuild Project
Hey Troy I also picked up a 56 patrician parts car today it is a factory ac car if you need any ac parts let me know it has been out side for a long time you're welcome to any parts you need as I'm not going to put the system in my 55.
Nice trim bits & more---- [by su8overdrive]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Nice trim bits & more----
Right rear door window finishing moulding and dust seal, you can see every line of your face and pore of your skin in the gleaming original chrome, the entire moulding chromed because this is for the 23rd series Custom 8 (1949-50). This was of course woodgrained in other and earlier models, but chromed on the 23rd series Custom.

1951-52 stainless spear end, 16.2 inches long, immaculate, attaches to right front fender....
Re: Packard Radios [by Richter12x2]
General:: Packard Radios
I got it to play, but the volume was very very shallow. I did it for my mom. It played long enough to surprise her and she loved it. It even played the old super hard thick records. Shortly after it pretty much doesn't work again. Sometimes I get lucky, but you have to shove your ear next to the speaker to hear it.

I'd bet recapping the thing would fix it - there a few guys around DFW that will do it, but it'll probably run you starting...
Re: 51 manual 3 speed issue [by 8iron]
Post-War (1946-54):: 51 manual 3 speed issue
Thank you for your insight. The linkage seems to be crisp, and has fluid movement. Better than many collum shift cars that I have had in the past. I will sort out other things before I Pull the tranny. That's a big job that can wait if I hold the gear shift when needed for now. I have been servicing the brakes, and E brake. This car had a lot of work done about 20 years ago, and it Looks to have sat for years. The engine...
Re: Korean war chrome [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: Korean war chrome
Did you read (scroll down) the service letter that was posted earlier in this thread about defense chrome? Further down the page it identified which items were defense chrome and which were traditional copper/nickel/chrome. The trunk handle is cited as being defense chrome.
Re: Overdrive install [by RichieFuller]
General:: Overdrive install
Thank you Howard.
Re: Convertable top for caribbean 55 [by Leeedy]
V-8 (1955-56):: Convertable top for caribbean 55
You are most welcome. Yes, I did this stuff, but I also had involvement with the auto industry and the convertible biz since forever and I used raw materials off of a roll. And I knew many people and companies in the business, so it was fairly easy to pick up the phone and just call. Plus I had involvement with trim shop facilities where these things could be done with good success and the proper tools. But again, this...
Re: Getting Kids Involved [by Ozstatman]
General:: Getting Kids Involved
Do the same here Dave. Hopefully, planting the seed that grows into another Packard owner!