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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan [by TroyT]
Project Blogs:: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
We need El Nana to wake up, we are hitting 5 below and getting hit with 12". Ill have to be envious of your weather for now.
F.I. on an inline 8? [by ptv]
Modification Discussion:: F.I. on an inline 8?
Anyone here experimented with throttle body fuel injection on their straight 8? I have a Holley Pro Injection setup that works on engines up to 300 c.i.
I've seen a couple guys add GM throttle bodies on 235 Chevy 6's. Another guy has a whole setup adapting them for use on IH engines.

John
Re: Chrome, gold plating, brush plating, vapor deposition [by HH56]
V-8 (1955-56):: Chrome, gold plating, brush plating, vapor deposition
Here are a couple of photos posted for customclipper55
Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400 [by Stewart]
Project Blogs:: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
Thanks for the info about the exhaust. I checked out the Waldron page and with all the positive feed back I go with them. Beside, Troy made me a offer I couldn't refuse.

Also to clarify about the upholstery. I'm not asking what colors to buy. I'm just not sure what types of cloth to look for.

Went out to the shop for about 30 minutes tonight. Cleaned up all the grounds and bolted the control box in good. Got larger...
Re: Paint experts help needed!!!! [by DEP5]
Post-War (1946-54):: Paint experts help needed!!!!
Curious as to the opinion of the assembled masses for a modern match to 1947 Cavalier Maroon Metallic. I'd like to see and verify the match in person. Thanks
What is your cold start and warmup procedure? [by Ragtime Kid]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: What is your cold start and warmup procedure?
On my '41 110, after observing that I can turn the engine over with the starter button and the ignition off, I have begun to use this procedure for cold starts:

1. Switch ignition "OFF"
2. Turn engine over with starter button for 10 seconds to circulate oil and build up oil pressure
3. Depress accelerator to floor to set choke
4. Switch ignition "ON"
5. Prime fuel line with electric boost pump...
Re: I found a 1941 Packard 1903 2 door convertible [by Gordon in Texas]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Looking for a 1942 160 Convertible
Well for those that were kind enough to offer their advice and help I want to give you an update. I went and visited a gentleman who is widely know in the Packard Community and viewed a 1941 Deluxe 2 door 160 convertible. This car while it had many great points including the price I passed because of it needing a few too many items that I did not feel comfortable tackling. I then left this far Northern State...
Re: "Goddess of Speed" ornament on a 110?? [by Ragtime Kid]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: "Goddess of Speed" ornament on a 110??
OK, thanks! I thought the Goddess was reserved for the senior cars.
Re: Wanted: 53/54 or 55/56 A/C Dash Switch Bezels [by BigKev]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted: 53/54 or 55/56 A/C Dash Switch Bezels
Troy sounds good, no rush. I hope you feel better!
Re: 12-Volts in Your 6-Volt Packard [by BigKev]
General:: 12-Volts in Your 6-Volt Packard
Most of those adapters are solid-state in some way so would have an issue with positive ground applications as they are polarity specific.

Also, most of the cheaper USB adapters are using a pretty simple step down IC circuit expecting 12-15 volts input. So it may either not work at all, or may produce less than 5 volts on 6-7.5 volts input. Some may work, but you would really have to test them to be sure.

For the price of...
Re: Auctions: '51 200, Feb 16; '30 740 Mar 5th [by Tim Cole]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Auctions: '51 200, Feb 16; '30 740 Mar 5th
If the bottom is going to fall out of the market it will start with these distressed sales. There are so many cars for sale that I couldn't even decide what I want. I don't consider them an investment so it's hard to justify that over spending the money on having a good time.

That 740 sure would be a good second car for me. But right off the bat it's a fake so I would pay much for it.
Re: Re wiring a 23 series [by Sloride75]
General:: Re wiring a 23 series
Thanks for the reply, and offer to help. I hadn't heard of HU yet, they look pretty good. I had seen the Rhode Island wiring harness websites but they don't emphasise having the correct terminals as HU does, and it's something I was wondering about. I take it the quality is as advertised?

I intend for my car to be a driver for the foreseeable future, and I'm hesitant to pull the dash to replace the harness. However, I'm also concerned...
Re: Various CL Pickings [by BigKev]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Various CL Pickings
Anyone notice the reported VN on that 110?

n209327cal

That sure looks like the engine number of prewar cars I have seen that have had one of the post-war "factory authorized" replace engines installed in the (see service letters on that).

I've just never seen a 6 cyl postwar factory replacement motor.
Re: time tunnel [by Guscha]
General:: time tunnel
[img width=500]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/President_Ford_and_Soviet_General_Secretary_Leonid_I._Brezhnev_-_NARA_-_7162534_%28crop%29.jpg[/img] source: wikipedia

The Soviet nose hair trimmer, which is even 10 short tons heavier than a -> B-52 combines elemental power with a double-action blade, giving a wonderfully smooth result in seconds.
Re: Door Interior Panel Fastener [by BigKev]
Post-War (1946-54):: Door Interior Panel Fastener
I was able to cleanup and reuse all my original ones
Re: Packard 282 exhaust manifold [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Packard 282 exhaust manifold
"Did you contact me about a year ago about this"

David, looks like contact was made, refer to this thread.

Fred, I see your '36 One Twenty Sedan is in the Registry and I thanked you at the time and commented in this post..
Re: Auto-Lite Generator and Regulator wanted [by HH56]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Auto-Lite Generator and Regulator wanted
The original posts are about 2 1/2 years old so not sure he is still looking. A post mentioned he found a NOS regulator and then decided he would be getting the Gener-Nator setup instead. I seem to recall in another thread he mentioned that he had bought that setup and, aside from the price, was quite pleased with it.
Re: eBay Finds [by bkazmer]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: eBay Finds
I think an issue against repro is while someone may prefer the Egyptian, the other 3 ornaments are still pretty easy to find.
Re: Aluminum block cleaning Question [by Tim Cole]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Aluminum block cleaning Question
Old zinc and especially cadmium plating will weather, flake off, and act like paint.

Besides that I have never seen any indication, or seen a reference - eg Turnquist - mention crankcases being painted. Turnquist states unequivocally they were not painted. If they were then that would have been the practice for the past 60 years. I have factory photos indicating they were not painted (transmission painted silver...
Exhaust Deflector [by BigKev]
Post-War (1946-54):: Exhaust Deflector
For those interested in the Packard Accessory Exhaust Deflector P/N PA387991 (54th Series and Prior). This looks like a pretty good match to those that I have seen in the Accessory Brochures (1951 Brochure pictured). While not as long as far as the piece that goes over the tail pipe, the actual tip is a match style wise. Not sure if any vendor is reproducing the actual one. I have seen the "notch" style one reproduced, but not this...
Re: 1956 Clipper Super Restoration in St. Petersburg, FL [by tstarr]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1956 Clipper Super Restoration in St. Petersburg, FL
Thanks! That's my first step back on the restoration road...
Re: George Clooney...premier....Packard???? [by JW]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: George Clooney...premier....Packard????
A very nice 1936 120B Touring Sedan (992). Anyone know who it belongs to?

(o{}o)
Re: 2016 Packards International Membership Meet [by tolandis]
Shows and Events:: 2016 Packards International Membership Meet
If you should happpen to see a 1940 rear arm rest limousine radio head send me a text if you could. Not the 1941 that goes in the side. Thanks Todd. tolandis@yahoo.com
Re: 56 Caribbean Carbs and Bat-wing [by Jack Vines]
V-8 (1955-56):: 56 Caribbean Carbs and Bat-wing
FWIW, when considering paying the big bucks, verify the carb numbers carefully. The manifold is very common. The correct carburetors are very rare.

Second part, account for all the fuel and choke lines and linkage. The little parts are hardest to find of all.

jack vines
Re: Hood center trim strip [by Packard385]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Hood center trim strip
Thanks for the information.
I found using vise grips, ( the wide flat jaw type, and a flexible plastic piece between the moulding and jaws ) I was able to reinstall it ) additionally the hood is separated at center & off vehicle. Need to work slowly ! !
Thanks,
Packard 385
Re: 1954 Clipper Sportster complete [by randy berger]
Project Blogs:: 1954 Clipper Sportster complete
Great job! I wish you many happy miles of enjoying your work.
Re: A/C on ebay [by Don Pierson]
Post-War (1946-54):: A/C on ebay
Thank you and that's what I thought. Seems awkward but probably better than running cables to the dash!
Re: Power Steering Pump [by BigKev]
Post-War (1946-54):: Power Steering Pump
Perfect! Thanks guys.
Re: Battery Cable Question [by David Grubbs]
Post-War (1946-54):: Battery Cable Question
I also use 00 cable and soldered on fittings on both my 39 and 51 Packard, and they make it much easier to start both cars, even in the cold. Both the hot and ground in 00. Not stock, but easy enough to change out for a show if I need to. Also on the 39, I ran another ground wire from the frame to the engine. Belts and suspenders, but the Packard and I are both happy.
Re: 1950 Floorpans [by grandmaspackard]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1950 Floorpans
Thanks ! This is an awesome blog. I basically have the exact same project as he does, mines just a sedan. I read every single word !!
Spark Plug Wires [by DavidPackard]
Post-War (1946-54):: Spark Plug Wires
Iím about to restore the spark plug wires on my í48 Deluxe Eight (221/2262), back to the way they should have been when new. I do need a bit of help from the experienced members of the forum.
My questions are;
Are non-insulated straight connector ignition leads correct for the last three cylinders of an electromatic equipped engine?
Is there a preferred routing of the ignition leads through the cable support block for an AutoLite...
Re: Howard's 47 Custom project [by HH56]
Project Blogs:: Howard's 47 Custom project
Various photos of AC work in progress. There are other and different photos in the blog to confuse the issue but these are showing what I hope will be the final version.

Was constrained by the width of trunk shelf and prewar enclosure. Found that the Hurricane trunk unit from Old Air Products. was one of the narrowest modern units available. Picked that and reworked and reoriented in various ways as shown early in the blog...
Re: Parts Book Questions: Mayfair 300 and Henney [by 58L8134]
Post-War (1946-54):: Parts Book Questions: Mayfair 300 and Henney
Hi Don

Not a programmer here, but you'll have to write some code that accommodates the anomalies that arose as their model programs unfolded, not to neat plan, of course.

The overarching story for the 22nd-23rd Series car is massive overproduction seemingly without regard to actual sales or market demand. The station sedans are a case in point, which management had great hopes for but turned out to...
Re: The Bright Bumper - an theoldmotor article [by West Peterson]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: The Bright Bumper - an theoldmotor article
Yes. I have that catalog. It's actually for the 1930 Model year, published in November '29 (at least, mine is... blue cover). The car pictured is a 740 phaeton, but there are some images inside that are of 1929 (or earlier) vehicles.

I'm wondering if Pierce or Locomobile advertised the Bright bumper. The Buick roadster seen in The Old Motor website indicates that Buick offered it, but there is absolutely...
Re: Debi's 1953 Patrician [by jfrom@kanter]
Project Blogs:: Debi's 1953 Patrician
Transmissions and internal clutches are the same on junior/senior cars

Thanks
James

Kanter Auto Products
Re: Overdrive wont engage after car is warm [by Ross]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Overdrive wont engage after car is warm
As Howard notes, it can be the balk ring is worn, but usually they will still shift if you leave off the gas long enough. Make sure your idle speed is nice and slow.

More frequently, your symptoms are due to excess electrical resistance as the vehicle warms. You will need to clean every electrical connection in the overdrive circuit. I would pay particular attention to burnishing the points in the relay,...
Re: Side grills on 1941 110 Special [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Side grills on 1941 110 Special
G'day StephenHalluska,
First posts, so to PackardInfo.

I invite you to include your '41 110 Special Convertible in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: An Ultramatic experiment [by Riki]
V-8 (1955-56):: An Ultramatic experiment
Hope Thats right...
Re: vaccum advance for auto-lite distributor [by JW]
Post-War (1946-54):: vaccum advance for auto-lite distributor
Feltz Terrill, Terrill Machine Inc. in De Leon, Texas (254-893-2610) will rebuild yours. You can also check with Max Merritt and Kanter's to see if they have one in stock. They will want your old one as a core in exchange for theirs.

(o{}o)
Re: 1955 Suspension video [by Let the ride decide]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1955 Suspension video
Roger,
If I time it right going to the 2016 meet, I would like to stop by Sunday June 12 to check this out again.

Some observations besides what Acolds noted;
The generator bracket is positioned like 1955.
Is the torsion level system 55 or 56?
What are the casting marks on the engine and transmission?
What are the tag numbers on the carburetor?
If it still has bumpers, 55 or 56?

The chassis is painted different than what's in the...
Re: New available motor oil [by Riki]
V-8 (1955-56):: New available motor oil
What about this.
Re: Mike's 53 Clipper [by Guscha]
Project Blogs:: Mike's 53 Clipper
Hi little Amy, welcome to PackardInfo.com.
Re: Same year engine but not original to the car. [by JW]
General:: Same year engine but not original to the car.
One complication about changing engines is many states used the engine number as the serial number for vehicle registration purposes. A car with an engine bearing a number different than the one on the registration form is a problem that may be a difficult one to resolve with the motor vehicle department.

(o{}o)
Re: Tires [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Tires
I must be confused. I thought at one time you had the bracket and were thinking of mounting a Sanden using the PS bracket and then using that space on the engine for the AC. If you did add PS then very little flexibility on belts if that were the case. The PS pump would need its proper space and pulley, AC pulley would be in front. If the compressor bracket is the rectangular tube with the curved arms welded on that Ross posted earlier,...
Re: Manual brake conversion [by Chris R]
Post-War (1946-54):: Manual brake conversion
Thanks for all of the great info guys! I'm still trying to figure everything out in regards to parts. I'll either keep this thread updated or start a new one on the whole process.

-Chris
Pensacola Salvage Yards? [by mtpackard51]
General:: Pensacola Salvage Yards?
I'm going to be in Pensacola for a week late in March, and wondering if there are any cool salvage yards around the area. Doesn't need to be stocked with Packards, but any interesting old cars. Be nice to get my rusty car fix a day while I'm on vacation.

Any leads?
Re: Packard in an unlikely place [by randy berger]
General:: Packard in an unlikely place
A tip of The Hat for my namesake Mal and the brief respite from the current cackle of today. Mary Hopkin indeed!
Re: Yesterdays Radio [by Don Pierson]
General:: Yesterdays Radio
Yes, and for those of us who are deaf and do not use a telephone (such as myself), paying online is the only way to go. It IS the 21st Century after all! If the only other option is to write and mail a check, then whatever it is I am trying to buy will stay with the seller.
Re: 35 super 8 limo with Wurlitzer organ attached [by West Peterson]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 35 super 8 limo with Wurlitzer organ attached
I vaguely remember the car. It probably was sold well before he died... maybe 10 or 20 years before he died.
1955 Starter Switch Bezel [by MrBumble]
General:: 1955 Starter Switch Bezel
Recently one of the small clips on the back side of the starter switch bezel broke off. I was hoping that one of you might have a spare one in decent condition that I could purchase. The one pictured sold on eBay for $60 in January. I will gladly pay that amount, along with shipping. Thank you. Craig
Re: 39 Junior and other parts for sale [by 39SixSedanMan]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 39 Junior and other parts for sale
Bumping. Can deliver any items to the Dayton Packard Garage Sale in April.
Pat
Re: Henry's 55 Constellation [by cli55er]
Project Blogs:: Henry's 55 Constellation
finally stopped being lazy.....while I type that I realize all I did was put in the new speedometer. lol.

things have def slowed down, hopefully i'll correct that soon.

I'm waiting on a vender before I can put the dash in as well, so that has things on hold.

I had to put a hold on purchasing anything major for the car....financial reasons. when is it not financial reasons. which sux, cause I had the chance to come into a...
Re: 39 6 (110) thrown out bearing needed [by David Grubbs]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 39 6 (110) thrown out bearing needed
Thanks Pat - I know that he can use the bearing cross reference numbers!
Re: Trailer questions [by Ken P]
General:: Trailer questions
I have a good diesel pickup and the requisite trailer backing skills, so now all that's left is to enjoy my car!
Re: 1951 Packard 200 series seat material? [by David Grubbs]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1951 Packard 200 series seat material?
My 51 200 sedan had a striped brownish and gray broadcloth, which was wool. If you look at the "Packard's the one for 51"brochure, scroll down to the artwork on the 200 - you can see the stripes, albeit somewhat pixelated.

http://www.packardinfo.com/xoops/html/downloads/1951_OneFor51Brochure.pdf
Re: Packard Frame for sale or trade [by Davidledge]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Packard Frame for sale or trade
Call me at 9102581166 or email to david_edge@yahoo.com I might have an interest.
Before you Email... [by BigKev]
Packard and Website FAQs, Common Questions and Answers (Look Here First!):: Before you Email...



PLEASE READ

I get a lot of emails from newer folks to the website asking for various Packard Information that is already available here. So PLEASE, before you send me an email looking for Packard related information, read this as this may point to the information you are seeking.

My knowledge is pretty much limited to the 51-54 Packards. So I really can't directly...
Re: How many different hood/radiator ornaments for a 1940 Packard 160? [by West Peterson]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: How many different hood/radiator ornaments for a 1940 Packard 160?
I was also wrong about the base with two holes. Two holes would be the doughnut pusher, three holes would be for the bird.
Re: Correct Hardware [by JW]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Correct Hardware
I understand, but have not looked, that eBay has a section for fasteners and washers. It is supposed to have an extensive inventory.

(o{}o)
Re: Six exhaust and intake manifold [by jwblazek]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Six exhaust and intake manifold
Great information, thanks. I was considering something similar, bronze bushings in the two cast pieces and then I saw somewhere shaft repair kits, Mcmaster I think. Just found NOS and ordered the two shift lever arms. I will post dis-assembly and progress.

Thanks John !
1948 Custom Eight Front Clip, Bumpers, Seats, Etc. [by tubmarty]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1948 Custom Eight Front Clip, Bumpers, Seats, Etc.
Cleaning up and need to dispose of 22nd-Series Custom leftovers including both front fenders, hood, egg-crate bumper, rear grilles, taillights, 356 engine, seats, door panels. Fenders are straight but surface-rusted. Bumper dull but straight. Seats good for hard parts only. Engine free but has a patch on block where con rod slung and is minus harmonic balancer. Cannot photograph because of...
Re: 1956 dashboard bezels [by ewrecks]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1956 dashboard bezels
When I installed the bezels on my Caribbean I used the original attachment clips but ran a bead of clear 3M Silicone adhesive around the rear edge.
Seems to hold fine. Never considered using Epoxy but wonder how hard it would be to remove bezels in the future.
I have watched the ads about the epoxy that cures with the blue light and have considered buying it but my experience with various items " AS SEEN ON TV" has not been especially...
Re: intake and exhaust manifold [by Tim Cole]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: intake and exhaust manifold
The powder coat stuff is a silicone based plastic. It will come off if you spill strong solvents on it. But it does hold up well. Porcelain is a ceramic.
Re: Our 1932 901 [by Marston]
Project Blogs:: Our 1932 901
Dave,

Thanks for the info & picture on the bearing. I pulled the inspection cover off of the transmission. The picture was invaluable in me determining that the car has a sealed throughout bearing.

So I'm going plug the opening on the transmission and seal the Bijur line. I was also able to get all, except for one of the studs installed. So that should finish off that part of the restoration.

Again thanks.
Re: Anyone in Phoenix? Car inspection [by West Peterson]
General:: Anyone in Phoenix? Car inspection
My brother, who appraises cars for a living and also a Packard owner, is in Phoenix for a while.
Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200 [by ptv]
Project Blogs:: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
Missing hubcap has been replaced. Thanks Flackmaster.

I need to get a complete list figured out of things that are missing from the car.

John
Re: ZIS on e-Bay in Texas for $200,000. [by Guscha]
ZIS, ZIL, and other Packard Cousins!:: ZIS on e-Bay in Texas for $200,000.
Be it reasonable or not, the -> first bid was placed.
Please find attached a photograph that explains, why one or another ZIS has red or green navigation light glasses. The pictured type of bus is one of the potential sources.
Towing available [by Ken P]
General:: Towing available
Plan on posting this in the AACA forum in a few weeks, but I wanted to give you guys first cut. I'll be pulling an enclosed trailer from Elkhart, IN to Saratoga Springs, NY on or around 11 March. If you have a car you need hauled in that general direction, I'll do it for free. If the route would cause me to deviate by more than about 50 miles, or stay in a hotel an extra night, I would look for 50 cents a mile after my base mileage and hotel...
parts for sale [by dale,s packard parts]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: parts for sale
i have a lot of packard parts for sale from 1951/52 to Many to List i can Text Pictures to you if Interested call for more info 810-304-5797 any time after 3.00 pm I Also have 1948 Front Grill and a set of 1928-30 frunt fenders not to suer on the year for them and a nice Radiator for 51-54 packard and Newly Chromed fins long one and a set of short ones that needs to be Re-chromed sell all for One price
Re: Today's Packard Mystery - Rear Defroster [by BigKev]
Post-War (1946-54):: Today's Packard Mystery - Rear Defroster
I moved the heater element over to the good housing with the good motor. Testing with the wiring in series on 12v and it blowing good air and only pulling about 2amps. Starting at 2.15 amps and went down to 1.94amps the longer it ran.

The amount of air moving over the coil didn't warm the air that much and the coil never glowed red. But once the power was cut, you could feel the residual heat on the coil.

So...
Re: Ultramatic transmission shifting gears [by TroyT]
Post-War (1946-54):: Ultramatic transmission shifting gears
Agree with Howard. I have several customer rebuilds running on Dextron and they run smooth and quiet. Shifting is very smooth.
Re: Important Conversion Chart [by customclipper55]
General:: Important Conversion Chart
I am glad you posted this. Thanks. And the other topic with the clutch bearing I thought was a Abbot and Costello skit- Throw out your chest! Throw it out- I said throw out your chest!
Costello: but I am not done with it yet.
Re: 41 starter question [by BigKev]
Post-War (1946-54):: 41 starter question
The camera on your phone is one of the best tools I have used in my restoration of my Packard. I had the car apart for several years. Without pictures as a reference, I would have been in serious trouble upon reassembly.

Also different sizes of Ziplock bags that are clearly labeled!
Re: First Packard to have a radio? [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: First Packard to have a radio?
Roger, did you ever read Galvin's "The Founder's Touch"? A company I worked for was in the process of being purchased by Motorola (deal eventually fell thru) and copies of the book were passed around, as "required" reading.

Looking for a photo of one of the early radio installations where the control head was mounted on the steering column, I know I have one somewhere, perhaps someone else will beat me to it.
Re: Rubber for "rear vent windows" [by TroyT]
Post-War (1946-54):: Rubber for "rear vent windows"
PM sent- I have a set
Re: 1930 Packard Compressor [by ptv]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1930 Packard Compressor
Much like a PTO used on a truck transmission. You put the transmission in neutral and engage the box to run the compressor.
John
Re: Drivers door handle permanently locked. [by Rscott77x]
Post-War (1946-54):: Drivers door handle permanently locked.
Thank you! I appreciate your help.
I called a locksmith. He used air bladders to open the passenger vent a smidge and got the passenger door unlocked. The vent window was cracked, however.

Both did not fail at the same time, I assumed a previous owner changed the lock cylinder on the passenger door and I did not get the key. Now, I think I was wrong.
I was able to use the unlock button to get the passenger...
Re: New owner with lots of questions. [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: New owner with lots of questions.
Packard designed this type of starter switch...

Actually it's a Carter Carburetor design, not Packard. And also used by Buick and perhaps others.

There was a period when some manufacturers had a preoccupation with unconventional starter switches. Chevrolet for years had the starter actuated by depressing the clutch pedal, and before that the Delco "Starterator" also used by Chrysler; Nash used a switch intergrated...
Re: Engine Temperature Gauge Reading [by CORSASEVEN]
Post-War (1946-54):: Engine Temperature Gauge Reading
John Wolf and Company did nice work on my 37. They back up their work too. They are on the internet, just do a search by their name
Re: Handy Products for detailing [by Rscott77x]
General:: Handy Products for detailing
Thanks. I have been looking for a good product myself.
Re: 1958 Packard Starlight/Caribbean [by Esquireman]
Studebaker Built Packards (1957 - 58):: 1958 Packard Starlight/Caribbean
Thanks, Howard for your comment. I agree with you about the "beefier" 1956-based grille. That would have been an easy improvement, I believe. It is fun to play "what if". I am curiously drawn to these 58's, probably because few are!
Re: Troubleshooting back up light [by HH56]
General:: Troubleshooting back up light
One question would be if tail lights are on.

Backup lamp power is usually sourced one of two ways. First is off one of the aux fuses at the end of headlight switch. Downside to that is backup lamp is always active and if you want to park the car and leave it in reverse the light is on.

The other is being powered off the rear terminal on instrument lamp switch where the tail lights are powered -- or if accessible the tail...
Re: packards in tv and movies [by Phils38cpe]
General:: packards in tv and movies
weren't allowed to take pictures on the set. When the film comes on DVD I'm darn sure to take frame shots. Not a Packard but my wife's Fiero got an nice shot in the movie Joy
Re: Not a Political Forum [by skateboardgumby]
General:: Not a Political Forum
Thank you for reminding forum members to say focused on the topic at hand.

as always
Garrett Meadows
Packards in movies [by svensk]
General:: Packards in movies
I was watching TV a couple of evenings ago, and saw preview "blurbs" for a new movie entitled CAROL, and in one scene there was a 22nd series in the back ground and in another scene , a 21st series. just caught a front end view. Has anyone seen the movie?
Re: '48-50 engines [by JoeSantana]
Post-War (1946-54):: '48-50 engines
If we're talking about the 356 engine that was introduced in 1940, by 1948 the lubricating of hydraulic lifter (a first) and oil-breather issues and carburetion were improved. If not, never mind.
Re: Four 1955 Packards parts cars for sale. [by gmoorecfe]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Four 1955 Packards parts cars for sale.
Iam interested in one of the clippers for glass and suspension parts. Let me know how I can contact you.
Re: 23 series windshield wiper assembly? [by JoeSantana]
Project Blogs:: 23 series windshield wiper assembly?
Love that Pica ruler, Deskdriver.
Re: 1949 series 22 steering wheel removal [by DBeck]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1949 series 22 steering wheel removal
I got it guys, I was trying to remove the chrome ring instead of the center button. Thanks for the help.
Dave
Re: Detroit Lubricator 51 float level [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Detroit Lubricator 51 float level
Way to go David!
Re: 1953 Front door interchangeably [by Chris R]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1953 Front door interchangeably
Thanks for the help guys, I really appreciate it. I'm thinking the door was sprung like ptv suggested and the damage shown in the pictures was someone trying to fix it with a 2x4 or something like that.

For the time being I'm just going to open the holes in the hinges a little so I can drop the door at the hinge area. I might also use some shims between the door and the hinges to space the front part of the door...
Re: Trunk Mat?? [by BigKev]
Post-War (1946-54):: Trunk Mat??
Thanks David!
Re: Packard plant update [by Steve203]
General:: Packard plant update
Palazuelo intends to move the headquarters of his own company into the admin building, and possibly a Packard museum.

Other sections could be used for light industry. Retired fighter Thomas Hearns reportedly has expressed interest in locating a gym there. Palazuelo says he would like to put condos in some of the buildings, but it's such a sketchy neighborhood, with no nearby amenities, people question that idea.
1955 320 V8, and 5 original Detroit Motor Wire Wheels [by Packard8]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1955 320 V8, and 5 original Detroit Motor Wire Wheels
Hi Folks,

I am moving out of state and have some stuff I don't want to haul. A 320 V8 long block core now on eBay @ $.99 with no reserve.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321991303931?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649

And 5 original wire wheels plus 4 caps from a 1954 Patrician. The engine turns freely, the wheels will need tuning and replating. $350 OBO for wheels & caps. Located in Lodi, CA, pickup only on engine, I may be able to deliver wheels if you meet me between Lodi CA and Tulsa OK.

Cheers,

John
Re: Acrylic Lacquer paint [by David Grubbs]
General:: Acrylic Lacquer paint
Thanks for the advice guys! I looked at a rattle can of touch up paint that the NAPA guy did for me. The ingredients are:
Strong Black 17.7
Green Blue 16.9
Magenta 15.5
Strong White 0.7
BRGT Fin M 0.7
Med Large M 0.6

The addition of the metal flakes sure makes it look like Arctic Blue. Thanks for the hint!
Re: Wanted: 1930-31 Tail light stanchion (big bent tube) [by Owen_Dyneto]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted: 1930-31 Tail light stanchion (big bent tube)
As almost always, he Parts List has the answer; from the 7th-9th Series parts list;

171095 - 726/733/740 and 826/833
175722 & 162495 for 745, depending on body style.

I'd think there's at least a fair chance Kanter's would have one, I've seen some of the lamps themselves on their shelves.
Re: Oil Filter Canister [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Oil Filter Canister
Yes, my modus operandi is to syphon using the baster then mop with paper towels/rags till the canister is clean.
Open Car Trailer [by Ken P]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Open Car Trailer
As I am upgrading, thought I would put this for sale up here. If you give asking price and don't mind waiting six weeks, I will deliver anywhere between here and Elkhart, IN on a straight-ish line.

https://albany.craigslist.org/hvo/5422389518.html
Re: Owner Registry - Time to get on board! [by Ozstatman]
General:: Owner Registry - Time to get on board!
There are now 1520 Packards in the Packard Owner's Registry!

And 6052 Forum members.
A BIG to all those who added their Packard/s to the Registry.

Experiencing difficulties when entering your Packard/s in the Registry? Please let me know and I will do what I can to assist. Or any questions about the Registry please contact me by PM or email - ozstatman@gmail.com
Re: Ted's 1956 Clipper Restoration [by Ozstatman]
Project Blogs:: Ted's 1956 Clipper Restoration
G'day Ted,

As an old saying goes "Good things come to those who wait".
After my post in this thread back in 2007 it's a BIG now you've included your '56 Clipper Super Hardtop Coupe in the Packard Owner's Registry!