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Re: Richter's '53 Caribbean [by Caribbeandude]
Project Blogs:: Richter's '53 Caribbean
you really need to read into what Ross is saying, his idea could save you 10 thousand bucks and make your car still correct and original, you need to buy the more solid 53 convertible NOW
Re: Horn??? in '41 110 [by HH56]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Horn??? in '41 110
I'd almost bet the horn is someone's "improvement". Classic Accessories http://www.classicaccessories.org/ has 4 horns on their horn page that seem to fit that shape. One is labeled a Klaxon horn, another is labeled a cow or bull horn, a third is mid 30's Ford, and the 4th is labeled as early Pierce. I could see some young rake wanting a Klaxon or cow horn but no idea if Ford or Pierce had an interesting sound to their horns.
Re: Howdy [by Ross]
Post-War (1946-54):: Howdy
Whilst you are in there------I just had in a 50 Custom with poor hot oil pressure and also excessive consumption. Mains were OK, but the rods were something else! All 8 journals were different sizes. Apparently they had been resized by one of those "reach up inside the engine and rework the crank" machines that they had back in the day. After careful fitting and shimming we now keep 40 at 40 even when hot.

In any event, do pull off your...
possible 49/50 Packard purchase [by David Grubbs]
Post-War (1946-54):: possible 49/50 Packard purchase
A local friend called me today and wants me to look at a 49 or 50 Packard for a possible purchase. I'm very familiar with the prewar models, and the 51-54 models, but not the 48-50 models. The Eight is the Junior version I think, but tend to get confused as to the Super, Custom, Deluxe etc. I'll be getting the motor number and theft proof number for the files here, but any suggestions as to any problem areas to...
Re: radiator woes [by David Grubbs]
Post-War (1946-54):: radiator woes
Mike, sorry the radiator has gone to the recycle bin. I'd go the Brassworks site - they are in Paso Robles CA and can make you a top notch radiator.
Re: 51Packard's....51 Packard [by 51Packard]
Project Blogs:: 51Packard's....51 Packard
4-18-14

Distracted by shiny objects...thought I had a quick way out with this car from craigslist (see this thread)

Since doing a different car never was an option before, this is a real development. I have yet to find another car in this price range near me so I will keep my eyes out.

I will now approach this car with a don't give a sh*t attitude. If I end up needing some body filler, so be it.

In the meantime with nothing...
Re: Gift Certificates Auction [by JW]
General:: Gift Certificates Auction
If they don't sell by Monday, I will donate them to another cause. A few bucks for a good cause and save you some money too.

(o{}o)
Re: Ignition System Problems [by bhappy]
Post-War (1946-54):: Ignition System Problems
Thanks Howard,

That makes perfect sense, along with my disturbing the wiring inside the distributor. I'll re-connect the extra wire to the coil (+) terminal and check the wires inside the distributor. Before I attempt any of this I'm gonna take a nap, maybe that'll help
Re: Packard engine and Transmission [by butter]
General:: Packard engine and Transmission
Make a offer it's in our way and it needs a new home.
Re: Various CL Pickings [by BDC]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Various CL Pickings
Car has been for sale for a while. It was posted here a while back, so if someone is interested you should be able to get a good deal.
Re: 1954 Power Steering pump and cylinder rebuilder? [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1954 Power Steering pump and cylinder rebuilder?
Based on my own experience, Lares is highly recommended. They are also I believe the source for the rebuilt pumps bought from the usual Packard vendors. For the cylinder, folks generally do them themselves with kits available from the usual folks, though a rebuilt may be adviseable if the shaft it pitted or it's otherwise damaged.
Re: wtb 36 120 radiator [by BDC]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: wtb 36 120 radiator
I found 1 already, but my old one looks good but the bottom tank has a bunch of pin holes.
Re: '53 Packard Convertible, Flower Mound TX [by Let the ride decide]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: '53 Packard Convertible, Flower Mound TX
This car would be an interesting project to make a 54 1/2 car. Put a 55 Clipper front end with a 54 Caribbean hood, TL suspension, et all.

Could be interesting
Re: 1955 Caribbean Convertable top [by Owen_Dyneto]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1955 Caribbean Convertable top
Anyway, a bit more about the inner channel that retains the stainless rear bow trim... The original inner channel was steel and these today are usually very russssssty! If yours is russsty and it has not been repopped, these can be pretty nasty and gnarly to reinstall on a nice new top.

The trim I bought from Max included the inner channel which as I recall was galvanized steel.
Re: Need advice on car value '51 Packard [by bkazmer]
General:: Need advice on car value '51 Packard
why from acrylic mice of course.

Seriously, I often wonder at this so-called economy. Most of the cost of upholstery is labor. The difference in materials cost for seats between wool broadcloth and polyester blend from JoAnn Fabrics is probably around $300. That's a swag assuming about 5 yards at $20 vs $80/yard.

If the budget is tight, consider some period-look seat covers for now.
Re: In desperate need of 327 5 main crank and connecting rods [by Pack54]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: In desperate need of 327 5 main crank and connecting rods
Hello! Problem allready solved, but thanks a lot for the offer!
Best regards Olle
Re: 12 volt convention [by Wesley Boyer]
Post-War (1946-54):: 12 volt convention
That is if the radio works!
Re: 1947 Clipper six For Sale [by Sloride75]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1947 Clipper six For Sale
Great car, wonderful starting point. I wish I had the time and facilities.
Re: wtb 47 2 door back window [by wryhawk]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: wtb 47 2 door back window
I'm pretty sure I have one. I'll check in the barn this weekend.

Jim
Re: Feelers for 1939 Super Eight clock and speedometer [by West Peterson]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Feelers for 1939 Super Eight clock and speedometer
So.... that front fender... Is it too late to get a replacement?
Re: 31 8 [by Sharon and David]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 31 8
Paul, I tried to get a hold of you but phone # is somehow screwed up. Call me at 518- 674-3055
Re: 1937 Packard (Ebay) [by JoeSantana]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1937 Packard (Ebay)
Yeah, well, until a couple weeks ago I've been mainly working on the Jag, but I didn't want to put a Leaper in my Packard avatar.
Re: Tinpan's 39 Super Eight [by Owen_Dyneto]
Project Blogs:: Tinpan's 39 Super Eight
Scan of Laidlaw #1406. True color is a little lighter and flatter. I'll mail the swatch to you.
Re: How difficult to install a Torsion Level chassis under a '53 Mayfair? [by Tim Cole]
Modification Discussion:: How difficult to install a Torsion Level chassis under a '53 Mayfair?
I only heard that Allison had a 53 with TL and when it broke, parts from a 55-56 couldn't be used so it was junked.
Re: What a car. !! (47 Clipper) [by RichieFuller]
General:: What a car. !! (47 Clipper)
Dell, thank you, I made a note, will let you know. Richie.
Re: 1941 Packard 180 Touring Sedan for Sale [by robtroxel]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1941 Packard 180 Touring Sedan for Sale
I am very appreciative of all your comments and advice. Amazing to me what you guys could see just from the dealer photos.
I do think the side mounts make this car look even better. Fact is though that one would need to do a fair amount of work to get this 180 back on track. I'd rather find one already done right.
Re: 53 Patrician parts car [by Richter12x2]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 53 Patrician parts car
Email sent! I just noticed you're in town. I'll bet I can find a new home for a lot of that stuff.
Re: Make your Packard an Ambassador? [by DaveB845]
General:: Make your Packard an Ambassador?
At first I thought this might be a question about retro-fitting a Packard 352 into a 55-56 Nash V-8. Instead, it was much more profound.

For most of us, there's something about a tender spot in our development around the ages 10-14 when we fixate on a car that we retain, and if fortunate, later strive to buy. Sometimes it's a friend or family member who aids in the process, either by enabling these desires or simply gives...
Re: New guy. With a 2202 I beleave 1949 super 8 [by TroyT]
Post-War (1946-54):: New guy. With a 2202 I beleave 1949 super 8
Welcome to the Group, you will find lots of great help here. May the Packard Gods smile upon your journey of bringing the ol girl back to life.
Re: 23rd series Custom Eight 356 spark plugs [by 1508]
Post-War (1946-54):: 23rd series Custom Eight 356 spark plugs
Thank you!
Re: 1948-1954 Deluxe Brake Overhaul Kit [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1948-1954 Deluxe Brake Overhaul Kit
G'day Joseph(Josef),
Recent member and first posts, so to PackardInfo.

And I invite you to include your Packard/s in the Packard Owner's Registry here on PackardInfo.
Re: hello [by Ozstatman]
V-8 (1955-56):: hello
Re: Stupid question [by Smann]
Post-War (1946-54):: Stupid question
I never thought of it that way...

Thanks
Re: 42' Clipper Street Rod [by Loui]
Modification Discussion:: 42' Clipper Street Rod
Hey Fish'n Jim
The front assy. is from www.helixsuspension.com they were the only ones we could find with a wide enough crossmember and track width. You've got some good ideas but when you say stroker your not talking chev are you? Say it isn't so.
Re: 356 running rough and eating ignition points [by josef]
Post-War (1946-54):: 356 running rough and eating ignition points
Does this model have the step down resister in line. If so, and is not there or bad, the high voltage/current will cause the points to burn .
Re: Chev drivetrain swap on these cars? [by Fish'n Jim]
Post-War (1946-54):: Chev drivetrain swap on these cars?
ha, HA, HAAA! These projects take long enough than to spend more time to debate the motor. They're a little more sympathetic to swopping on the modifications page but not much... HP/weight - 130/800 - how can anyone honestly say they're much more than boat anchors??? Torque is sufficient. Quiet, smooth running, etc. but HP/wt?
I guess we need a fix for the L8 to push the ponies up to modern standards, but...
Re: advice my brethren [by Fish'n Jim]
General:: advice my brethren
I use the free online tools. Classic car value www.caaarguide.com and hagerty.com/valuationtools. Just have to know approx condition #. There are indices for that. Gives a good range of pricing at current values.
Re: GearRat's '52 [by GearRat52]
Project Blogs:: GearRat's '52
Hey Guys!

Not a whole lot to report, but I thought I'd share a picture from the latest car show I attended. A guy that is starting up his own magazine asked to take pictures, so I thought that was pretty cool. Whistlin' wolf magazine Co.
Re: Teaching Kids About Packard [by Ozstatman]
General:: Teaching Kids About Packard
Don't catch CNN often but last night while flicking through the channels(my wife loves that!)saw the end, about 10 seconds worth, of Senor Palazuelo at the Packard Plant!
Re: Brake lights sticking in the 'on' position [by DaveB845]
Post-War (1946-54):: Brake lights sticking in the 'on' position
I ran the "not-venting" theory by the previous owner (for 44 years, and before that, his father, a Packard mechanic) and he said that it made sense to him. He recalled rebuilding this car's Bendix system about ten years ago, and said that it could be time to do it again. But first, he counseled, try the bleeder valve release the next time it's convenient, if the brake lights come on by themselves.

There...
Re: ID Part Please - U joint [by Riki]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: ID Part Please - U joint
had to think back 40 years, we had a 56 clipper, with ultra, ,i am pretty sure it had u bolts that went to yoke. so i guess yes it does fit 56 clipper,

the Sr cars should of used that cross, those you can get,,just a bigger cross..
Re: Rare 1951 Packard Hearse For Sale [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Rare 1951 Packard Hearse For Sale
Now at $17,000, per this eBay listing.
Packard distributor models and 1940 356 timing [by Bill 40 180]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Packard distributor models and 1940 356 timing
Packard had many different distributor model numbers, are they really all different and exclusive to their particular model year and engine? The reason I ask is, my 1940 356 engine has a Auto-Lite IPG 4502E 12H distributor which is for small 8 1954 engines! The correct distributor for my 356 is IGT 4102, is there a functional difference between the two? Just rebuilt this 356 and I had to set the advance...
Re: Detailing engine, colors/finishes... [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: Detailing engine, colors/finishes...
Kudos to PI for producing the engine room judging guide, it was a lot of work to put together and a very worthwhile document; I refer to it often. That said, some of its conclusions have been subject to debate. Much of it is based on photos of display engines or engine illustrations in shop manuals which predate the actual production of cars by months, so its not necessarily the last word. The best source of...
Re: 1940 Clutch Pedal Shaft [by tolandis]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 Clutch Pedal Shaft
Here is the first picture If you look carefully towards the left the shaft comes through the frame, then the two pedals and then back through the frame.
Re: Need some help with my new 1003 [by Dell]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Need some help with my new 1003
thank you all for your help; will have to invest in more parts books and get an e-mail off to bruce.
the car should arrive some time next month and i will be able to get a better idea of what is missing. dell
Re: Ultramatic tester? [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Ultramatic tester?
Quote:

Let the ride decide wrote:
Were the other transmissions of that era as dependent on hydraulic pressure as the Ultramatic?


Good question. 54 Cadillac manual has a whole page of Hydramatic pressures for various axle ratios and speeds and shift points but only show a single gauge as their tool -- not the 3 gang.

Whether that is due to not being as reliant on pressures and combinations or just that their mechanics could...
Re: eBay floor pans - 51 Packard [by Richter12x2]
Post-War (1946-54):: eBay floor pans - 51 Packard
Quote:
I hope you start a project blog, so we can see your car project. Was that the 53 on Craigslist in Frisco?

It may have been - I picked it up off Craigslist from a guy in Flower Mound, along with a parts car. I'll definitely be documenting as I go - there's a lot of work to do. :D

I'll try to get a blog up soon.
Re: Added insulation [by bkazmer]
Post-War (1946-54):: Added insulation
That's it - I saw it in a car years ago. It is a fitted venetian blind and it adjusts like one on a house window.
Re: Fuel sending unit performance [by TanTank]
General:: Fuel sending unit performance
Thanks for the input Howard. I wasn't sure how many years the bimetal unit was used. I restored a 47 clipper taxi years ago that had the same unit but that car was oddball on everything. It may have even been replaced somewhere along the line too.

 photo sender2_zpsbcb788f7.jpg

When i took this one apart, everything was black and crusty looking. I sprayed it with Mothers mag wheel cleaner and rinsed it with hot water. Twice. I let it dry good between...
Re: 39 Junior and other parts for sale [by John Miller]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 39 Junior and other parts for sale
Boy hope you do not think i am nuts.
Third try to respond.
Parts for my car our use not for resale.
i will take the ;
Ingition.
Trunk light and Speedo.
Do not need a clock.
Thank you
John Miller
Re: 1930 vs 1938 320 ci engine [by BDC]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1930 vs 1938 320 ci engine
that's what I figured. I better leave it alone.
Re: tie rods [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: tie rods
You'll most probably have to consider having a machine shop make the ball studs. You can probably get a copy of Packard's engineering drawing from the Proving Grounds, though I may already have it - I'll look and if so I'll add it to this post so check back later.

There really is no market for anyone to make water pump kits for those and earlier 320 and 385 engines. The two ball bearings are just off-the-shelf common bearings at any...
Re: 38/39 Accessory Catalog [by 39SixSedanMan]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 38/39 Accessory Catalog
Actually, the 40 fender lights were made available as a retrofit kit for cars back to 35, I think.

The 39 catalog shows a different style than the 40's; the style is of a light housing raised on a mount (like the earlier car tail lights) as opposed to the flush mount lights of 40.

Pat
Re: Engine stand question [by 56executive]
General:: Engine stand question
I modified an engine stand to be adjustable in length and an adjustable support for the front pulley
Re: Mike's 53 Clipper [by Tobs]
Project Blogs:: Mike's 53 Clipper
Hood latch parts cleaned but still waiting for painting. My terminals from RI wire made it through customs, so I have been able to get some more done on the wire harness. It is slow work, but rewarding. The crimps look professional. I've been using a ratcheting crimper, and sometimes a non-ratcheting and then soldering the connections, then shrink hose...Time consuming, but looks good. And the new wires are sooo flexible. Starter is...
Re: Transmission questions ('49 with R-9 overdrive) [by JW]
Post-War (1946-54):: Transmission questions ('49 with R-9 overdrive)
Nice job repairing the tailshaft. Another method is to use a RediSleeve or equivalent. They can be bought from bearing suppliers.

(o{}o)
Re: 1956 Packard Patrician Rebuild Project [by TroyT]
Project Blogs:: 1956 Packard Patrician Rebuild Project
Nice break in the weather and I got to spend some time with my wife out in the garage working on Penelope. My wife is weirded out because I make her talk to the car. when she bumps it, I make her rub the spot and tell her she is sorry. she says she has the Christine creeps when she does that hahaha.

With all the floor, and rocker work and taking the B pillar loose, I was only off 1/8" on the post back to the...
Re: 1940 356 Rebuilt and running but horn problems [by Bill 40 180]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 356 Rebuilt and running but horn problems
The tester is a Fluke Networks pro 3000. Got it a Home Depot for $69.00. As far as the wire loom, it is looks and is positioned just like the one in the picture that Joe Santana posted. I would think, if there was failure due to vibration it would be where the two relay wires are bent and go into the main loom. You can see this in Joe's picture.
Re: sun visors mounting for 115c 1937 Packard [by irish]
General:: sun visors mounting for 115c 1937 Packard
Talked to my upholstery man - He tell me, we never had the original one's. He cut down some from a 80,s chey's truck. If you want to know more call him at 812-887-0179.
Re: 1952 photo [by Tim49]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1952 photo
wow. your photoshop is so cool. thanks
Re: Phil Bray Obituary 4-10-14 [by startergenrebuilder]
General:: Phil Bray Obituary 4-10-14
Wow, sad news for sure. I hadn't heard of this until now. I had the pleasure of working with him a few times in the past few years. A couple years ago he was having trouble with a generator, so I jumped at the chance to go to his place and help him out as well as look at his collection. He had an awesome collection and was a great guy to deal with. Those bumper cars were neat and restored beautifully! My thoughts are with his family,...
Re: high idle linkage needed [by HA52]
Post-War (1946-54):: high idle linkage needed
Try one of the carb kit vendors, for instance I got my kit from Mike's Carburetor Parts and I think he has parts available too. Other places have bits and pieces too I'm sure, just google around. Kanter and Max M likely have parts too, although their catalogs tend to stress assemblies for accessories.
Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400 [by Stewart]
Project Blogs:: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
Lots of work this weekend it just didn't have much to do with the Packard. Things are busy on our little farm when the weather is nice.

I did snatch a couple hours through out the weekend. Completed the hinge pillar repair and got the inner rocker welded in on the drivers side. Had to cut off a piece of the outer skin right behind the door to access the rocker under it and cut out the rust.

I fabricated my own replacement...
1928 touring 6 cyc [by flatheadute1934]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1928 touring 6 cyc
1928 touring good low mileage chassis 12000 worth of chrome all redone good fenders poor body. Overdrive drive shaft, clear title. Trunk and rack. Can provide pictures. 15000
Re: 1940 packard oil filter [by tolandis]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 packard oil filter
I would probably believe it is factory. When I got the car 25 years ago, and still doing an ongoing up keeping and restoration, showed the car to many a P.I. members in southern California. At that time parts were plentiful and tried my best to keep everything as from factory. I will put in the WIX, again they are a bit shorter than the old AC without the flanges, but if a snug fit all should be well.
Re: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost [by BDeB]
Project Blogs:: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost
The stock nut for the rear axle is 1-5/16" across the flats, so that should be the size of socket required.

Dimensions can be found in the Utility section of the 1935-41 Parts List under #351531 in Group 50.110
Re: 37th Annual Texas Packard Meet [by JW]
Shows and Events:: 37th Annual Texas Packard Meet
Lots of good photos from this year's Meet. I took many, but most of them were with people in them, unlike what is normally shown with just the Packard featured. Here are a few more, but before that I would like to share a story with you.

In my last posting I mentioned Miles Furlong (yes, that is his real name). Miles is a graduate of the 4-year bachelors auto restoration program at McPherson College in Kansas. Thinking...
Re: 1940 Club coupe [by RogerDetroit]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 Club coupe
Many things are incorrect with that interior.

(1)Dash should be woodgrained
(2)Steering column, hand brake and heater should be a medium tan/brown
(3) Steering wheel should be tan/brown to coordinate with the column
(4) Window trim should not be black
(5) Lose the aluminum billet gear shift knob

See factory photo below
Re: WTB Clipper Hood Barb [by dallas]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: WTB Clipper Hood Barb
Hi Mark, I'll look in my parts for the hood trim barb. If I have one is will
cost about $650.00 but will include a large lot of 62 chevy impala parts.
Ha Ha.---I'll let you know.. Regards, Frank
Re: 1941 Packard 120 Convertible [by Tom Laferriere]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1941 Packard 120 Convertible
Deposit received.
Re: Hello from a new member [by Ian]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Hello from a new member
Hi Everybody,

I've been away from the hobby and this website for a long time, and my Packard has been in storage. Life got in the way for a while, I guess...

Since I'm losing my storage space his year I decided it's time to bring the car home and start the restoration, and also to get back into this website.

I was going to write something to introduce myself and the car, but I looked around and discovered this half-forgotten...
Re: Vhehicle Number Plate [by Ian]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Vhehicle Number Plate
Thanks for the kind words, TWB. I only wish my car looked as nice as yours! Mine's a basket-case restoration project and has been off the road since 1953. Isn't it funny how two cars from the same dealer on the West Coast of the USA ended up in such different places as Montreal, Canada and the UK? It works the other way round too - I know of two British cars here in Montreal that were both sold new by the same dealer in Guildford, England.
Re: RIk's 56 ultramatic [by Riki]
Project Blogs:: RIk's 56 ultramatic
chromed dist shaft,
Re: '55 Oil pump shaft wear [by Riki]
V-8 (1955-56):: '55 Oil pump shaft wear
dist shaft,

machine shop chromed mine, and ground it, only thing, i need to heat gear to put on shaft, good/bad?,, its not gonna move,,, the gear was moving on shaft even being pinned..from factory..

james said kanter has shafts somewhere......they were looking on 3rd floor.

the chrome should last for ever, with oil impreg bronze bushings,,

wonder if i dry ice the shaft it will shrink enough to slide on gear, dave does it...
1948 1949 Bumper Guards [by packardssouthwest]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1948 1949 Bumper Guards
Cores that would need to be straightened and rechromed $10.00 each

Ebay item 181380611255
1941-47 Clipper parts [by su8overdrive]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1941-47 Clipper parts
Nearly all of the below cherry picked from rust-free, California 1946-47 Custom 2106 sedans by a late friend in the early '70s --- cars that would today be restored. Sheet metal, bumpers sold to any in the area, or your shipper picks up. Everything else shipped FedEx, UPS or USPS parcel post insured.
Buy the below or pay double or treble with some national vendors selling rust belt or NJ junk.

Most of the below,...
Re: Proud new owner of 47 Deluxe Clipper pics [by RichieFuller]
General:: Proud new owner of 47 Deluxe Clipper pics
Got it now Randy, I will work on the car up until the local cruise in starts. I will see about un-sticking the right side hood. Thanks for the info Randy. Richie.
Re: Russian Tchaika [means seagull] [by Vesiapina]
ZIS, ZIL, and other Packard Cousins!::[fixed] Russian Tchaika [means seagull]
We actually have some Tchaikas here in Finland and while I was driving around my hometown, Turku a few days ago I encountered one! I had to stop and park my 1955 400 in front of the Tchaika and take some pictures. Here is the evidence:


Re: 1956 Packard 400 After Market Vintage Air Conditioning [by HH56]
General:: 1956 Packard 400 After Market Vintage Air Conditioning
Another word on brackets. While looking for another old thread, ran across a post mentioning a commercial bracket. Think it was from Jerry at Yesterday's Radio but can't find the post again to link. Did copy the photo when I ran across it though. The poster mentioned Classic Auto Air had a bracket. From the photo, it looks as if it started out similar to or may even be the one Nordstrom makes.
Re: radial whitewalls [by Jeff P-MN]
Post-War (1946-54):: radial whitewalls
Stephen, Thank You! I bought the car two years ago, had the tailgate done right away. The rest of the woodwork only took about two months. Paintwork the same. Then back to the woodshop for install. The slowest part of this operation has been the chrome shop, partly my fault as I hee-hawed around installing a new wiring harness and didn't take all the chrome work in at once. As you can see I an still waiting for the grille and parts,...
1941-47 Clipper sedan NOS quarter panel [by West Peterson]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1941-47 Clipper sedan NOS quarter panel
I have a lead on a NOS 1941-46 Clipper sedan quarter panel if anyone is in need. I forgot which side, but will certainly find out if someone wants/needs one.
StelvioGT@yahoo.com
Re: Harmonic balancer info [by packard1984]
Modification Discussion:: Harmonic balancer info
It seems like a very simple straight forward build noting exotic, I like that and the car is gorgeous. Are you running the aluminum head or a cast iron piece? If you have it available would you be able to upload the cam card from the comp regrind?
Re: Wade's Workshop [by Ozstatman]
Project Blogs:: Wade's Workshop
Friday 11th April 2014

Seeing Wade had stayed overnight with John I was beaten into the workshop by a good margin this morning. Once there Wade continued with the front suspension disassembly making good progress. Continued the disassembly until it was finished and then set about the reassembly process. A couple of bushes and pins were pushed in but again this necessitated securing the right pieces to be able to the job. Also entailed...
Re: So which bird is the correct hood ornament [by JoeSantana]
General:: So which bird is the correct hood ornament
I think I've been through this movie before, but the bird in the coat of arms is a pelican, and the notion that the pelican feeds its young its own blood, depicted therein, is why its part of Christian symbology. So if the bird in the hood ornament is the same as in the coat of arms, it's a pelican. But the sculpture of it definitely looks like a cormorant. The swans with the plastic wings that truck drivers went for,are...
Re: Expected costs to rebuild 356 [by HH56]
General:: Expected costs to rebuild 356
Good question and for comparison, I'm kind of curious what today's going rate is too. Just checked the bill from 1995 when mine was done and the total was $3774 -- and that was with me supplying many NOS parts from my inventory. It was done by a real shop that specialized in Packards so there were a few other parts the shop sourced and supplied.

One problem with getting it done today is you are at the mercy of those who are willing....
Re: Howard's 47 Custom project [by JW]
Project Blogs:: Howard's 47 Custom project
Howard, the space looks to be clear, fore and aft, on my 47. The hoses will get close to the top of the battery, but should be okay. My wiring loom has been fastened to the area where you will be routing your hoses. I see where the fasteners should be in the correct place above this area. I think you are good to route the hoses as described.

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Re: Coil? [by packard1949]
Post-War (1946-54):: Coil?
go to Jackson oldtime auto parts and get their generic 6v coil with 2 terminals~$12
Re: Corvetter Museum [by JW]
General:: Corvetter Museum
Stewart, and over reaction on my part. I apologize. Many folks visit here and have varying interests. You're right, I should have just ignored it. Personally, I like Corvettes.

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Re: Budd body tag [by Ozstatman]
Post-War (1946-54):: Budd body tag
"are there any secret places to look around on a 47 Custom Super Clipper for additional info"

If lucky, you might find a build slip by looking in some of these places - See Howard's Post #10 in this thread.
Re: 1950 Packard Trunk Pan [by Ozstatman]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1950 Packard Trunk Pan
G'day Case,CBurnett,
See you've been a member for a looong time but first post, so

And a request to include your '50 Packard in the Packard Owner's Registry here on PackardInfo!
Re: Proud New owner of a Packard [by RichieFuller]
General:: Proud New owner of a Packard
Thanks Tinpan, I'm working on the pics. Richie.
Re: Bahre Car Collection [by West Peterson]
Shows and Events:: Bahre Car Collection
I agree! There probably isn't a finer-looking 1941 Packard. Two known to exist.
1930 733 Wire wheels for sale or trade [by tfee]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1930 733 Wire wheels for sale or trade
I have a pair of 1930 733 7 on 7 lug 20" wire wheels with lock rings that I don't need. What I do need are three 7 on 7 disc wheels in good condition. I'd like to trade with someone locally but will consider selling these if I can get what I paid for them which is $450. Both wheels will need to be respoked in my opinion and one of them has a dent that needs to be straightened out. The hubs do have some...
Re: Thief-Proof Numbers (body serial numbers) [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: Thief-Proof Numbers (body serial numbers)
Thanks for the numbers.
Packard Sterring Wheels [by John Brinegar]
Post-War (1946-54):: Packard Sterring Wheels
Anyone know who made the early Packard steering wheels ? Was it possibly the American Rim Co. ( Lobdell- Emery Wooden Steering Wheel Factory ) ?
Re: 1940 120 flat 8 #2 low compression [by 40120sdncnv]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 120 flat 8 #2 low compression
I have spark at idle and swapped wires and plugs to see if I have interment issue at higher speed. No change. Verify distributor next. Must be valve or oil ring issue.
Re: Wanted, radio to dash parts 47 clipper [by RichieFuller]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted, radio to dash parts 47 clipper
HH56, that is great info and I made it a favorite. I never heard of that business. I will buy from him if no responses here on the forum. Thanks as usual HH56. Richie.
Re: Would you buy one? [by Fish'n Jim]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Would you buy one?
You got to factor in the value of money in the day and the post depression mind set. Cars were just a few thousand back then, so were wages, and $50 or $100 on a deal was a big thing. That don't buy dinner today. My uncle was a car salesman/manager and my dad would haggle for weeks over $50 before he bought. He dragged me along - willingly. I remember he wouldn't buy a (split window) vette because it was $300 more in...
Re: Ebay exhaust systems [by Fish'n Jim]
Post-War (1946-54):: Ebay exhaust systems
I used Kepich for the '49 last fall and it fit perfect. It's not an easy placement, does thruough the the frame and I had to figure out how to wiggle it in there but fit like a glove. I picked it up at his place. Prices was good.