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Re: Kanter disc brake conversion [by sanddoc]
Modification Discussion:: Kanter disc brake conversion
I would say in the years I drove my 56 400
I never had a failure while driving the car.
I already stated that I had the booster rebuilt twice
once professionally an I rebuilt it myself, when I found
that there was a vacuum leak from the booster.
On a side note, about brake failure,
the first car I bought was a 68 cougar 289, auto
front disc. One day driving up Vermont Ave at about
55mph a women drove through...
Re: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost [by HH56]
Project Blogs:: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost
On the blade balance I've seen some very small U shaped clips with serrated teeth for gripping -- sort of looks like a small speed nut -- placed on the blades.

On lube, the upper can be given a drop or two of oil around the shaft using a needle applicator and let it run down and soak in. On the sealed end some have carefully drilled a small hole in the center of the shaft protrusion area and applied a drop or two of oil again...
Re: 56 V8 valve lifters [by sanddoc]
V-8 (1955-56):: 56 V8 valve lifters
Thanks for the info
I should just put the Packard off for a bit
as I'm rebuilding my 62 wagon, but once something
gets into my head it's hard to let go.
just realized I have no "brakes" in the Packard
so going to pull all the lines and hoses and replace.
Re: How Many Left? [by Ozstatman]
Studebaker Built Packards (1957 - 58):: How Many Left?
G'day 57ClipperWagon,
to PackardInfo and for including your '57 Clipper Country Sedan in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: '49 instrument panel lights question. [by kleroy]
Post-War (1946-54):: '49 instrument panel lights question.
Thank you for the info! I actually have two complete instrument clusters. On the one for my car, the paint luminous paint is coming off, but the spare unit is still in pretty good shape. I may try experimenting on the worse of the two. Thanks again!!
Re: 1937, 1938 Super front hub seal [by Peter Packard]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1937, 1938 Super front hub seal
Hello Convert, Thanks for the info....I was wondering if you could also look up Packard Number 237477. Front hub seal for 15th to 17th Series Twelve. I have reconditioned the master and rear slaves on my ex Lionel Barrymore Twelve (1608) so, the front slaves are probably next on the list. I have attached a pic of my RHD 1603 Super that I currently need the hub seals for. Best Regards, Peter Toet
Re: 1936 Packard Clock [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1936 Packard Clock
G'day Clock Guy,
to PackardInfo and for alerting us to your Packard clocks for sale as well as, after looking at your Website, your clock rebuilding service.

And, if by the merest chance, you should have Packard/s I invite you to include it/them in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: Steering crossbody rod interference [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Steering crossbody rod interference
My 34 steering cross tube is very slightly bowed down in the center to clear the oil pan.
Re: Saturday night cruise [by randy berger]
General:: Saturday night cruise
Last Thursday's cruise - another Packard showed up. The cheapest '56 Clipper available - regular springs and the smallest V8. And a pic of the usual suspects.
Re: far away from home [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: far away from home
The name Berline as a body style has been used and mis-used often and the term itself pretty much fell out of use by the mid-30s, a throw-back to an earlier era. Definitions can vary a bit but typically it's a variant on a 4-door fully enclosed 5-passenger sedan on a short or at most a mid-length wheelbase (never a 7-pass wheelbase), always with a divider window, and almost exclusively with blind rear quarters as in a club sedan...
Re: 1938 Packard Grill install [by ocstarz]
General:: 1938 Packard Grill install
Thank you all. I was able to get it back together, took me two nights of tinkering with it. Haha. Just need to adjust it a bit and it's ready to go back in along with the new radiator. I think I found the easiest way to do ithis after trying a few different techniques.
Re: Larry's 1951 Club Sedan Project [by HH56]
Project Blogs:: Larry's 1951 Club Sedan Project

Owen_Dyneto wrote:
Are you sure the whistle (or tank vent line) isn't plugged?

If yours is an early 51 tank made before they removed the whistle and you used one of the sloshing concoctions that is a good possibility. There have been a few reports of that stuff getting up into the whistle and hardening.
Re: 359 wanted [by jfrom@kanter]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 359 wanted
We should have a rebuild-able one available. We may even have one already rebuilt. I will pm you with details and photos if interested.

James From
Kanter Auto Products
Re: 49 Golden anniversary cars [by JD in KC]
Post-War (1946-54):: 49 Golden anniversary cars
I was wondering about that too. But according to the late Robert Neal's book, the 2272 wasn't one of the models renumbered.
Re: '41 Clipper Grill [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: '41 Clipper Grill

Interesting, thanks for filling me in!
1942, 1946 Packard Clock For Sale [by Clock Guy]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1942, 1946 Packard Clock For Sale
completely reconditioned clock 179.95

visit the website: smiths classic car clocks
Re: Duane's 1940 160 Sedan [by duane.g]
Project Blogs:: Duane's 1940 160 Sedan
JW, the extra battery cable connection made it possible to use a different battery to run the car into my garage while I am waiting for the seat bottom to get replaced. The upholstery shop sent the car back to me with a dead battery. The ground cable would not reach my extra battery from a different car and the 2nd cable made it work fine. It was only temporary as the battery was able to recharge just fine.
I am still waiting for...
Re: SMS auto upholstery [by Ozstatman]
V-8 (1955-56):: SMS auto upholstery
" of the original pattern fabrics and they have to reproduce it, that can take quite some time. I haven't dealt with them on anything like that but believe there are some posts on site where a year or two before delivery has been mentioned."

As in post #6 in this thread!
Re: treadle vac [by WauhopM]
V-8 (1955-56):: treadle vac
Re: Brake Booster Conversion [by Moms 54]
Post-War (1946-54):: Brake Booster Conversion
Well I guess I can not post pictures today I also have pics of my front drivers side disk conversion...
Re: Clippers at the Motor Muster. [by Mahoning63]
General:: Clippers at the Motor Muster.
Here's the car in the flesh, with much help from Steve in getting the proportions and wheel size right. Needed a full 8 inch front axle stetch, giving the car a 133 inch wheelbase. Underhood let's make the V12 an even 500 CID to put it in a class by itself.

Mercury would have become the de facto Clipper and scooped up as many existing Clipper owners as possible. Packard dealers would have been brought into the Mercury fold to...
Re: Clutch and Transmission Installation Tips and Tricks Wanted!!! [by Packard 1948]
Post-War (1946-54):: Clutch and Transmission Installation Tips and Tricks Wanted!!!
>Don't hurt yourself. Use a box or combination wrench over the clutch fingers. Pull the clutch finger down and put the nut in place using needle nose pliers. That way if you slip you won't be an amputee. This also can be done on the bench which makes putting the unit together easier.

Yes...I found that the clutch/pressure plate assembly will NOT slide up into the bell housing if the pressure plate clutch fingers were not moved down and a 3/8 inch tall spacer (nuts) was placed in the gap to hold the pressure plate springs compressed. The assembly would hit the fork pivot and simply would not allow it to be placed into the bell housing. They are REALLY STRONG springs and the technique we discovered by trial (and fortunately no error) was to have my brother in law push down on one pressure plate finger (using a wood stick) at a time while I (using needle nose pliers) would insert the spacer and then he would release the pressure. I also discovered that when the clutch/pressure plate assembly was installed and torqued down that there is no gap available for the spacer to slide out and therefore it would get stuck inside the clutch/pressure plate assembly and there is NO WAY to get it dislodged. The cure will be to use a magnet to hold the nut while the finger is pressed in thus preventing the nut from dropping into the assembly. suck mention in the Service Manual.

>Make sure that clutch disk will slide onto the trans input shaft splines before u do anything.

Good call. The Service Manual also says to lubricate the transmission splines and "stone" the splines if necessary to ensure a easy sliding of the clutch.

>Assemble the pressure plate to the engine and align the clutch disk while the engine is out of the car.

The SM has a clutch alignment tool that is both the "stick" that slips into the pilot bearing (and then the clutch disc is slid over this stick) -...
Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration [by theastronaut]
Project Blogs:: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
With the seat pan in I mocked up the inner/outer rockers and floor pans so I could start on the inner B-pillar brace and finish the outer B-pillar section. I have the bottom half of the B-pillar brace fabricated.
Re: For Sale: 1937 115 Convertible Coupe. Great Original Car that is Ready to Use and Enjoy [by JW]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: For Sale: 1937 115 Convertible Coupe. Great Original Car that is Ready to Use and Enjoy
Right, clear lens not a red one.

Re: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan [by Ken P]
Project Blogs:: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan
Picked up my radiator core support and front fender braces from the sandblaster today. Look great, one coat of primer to keep them safe. I do have a few rusted out areas that need to be fixes in the core support. Pin holes, but still needs to be fixed.
Re: Exterior Chrome Strip [by tolandis]
Post-War (1946-54):: Exterior Chrome Strip
If you go to Harbor Freight, they have two sets of plastic clip removers, very cheap. I think about seven or eight dollars each. I use both. One for each hand, and you will be able to slip behind the molding from one side, then a few inches further down pry from the other side. Will not chip paint, also can work on hubcaps, but on those will sometimes break the plastic, but cheap to replace. I believe each set comes with...
Ohio Packard Show @ Summit Racing 23rd Annual Studebaker Packard Meet [by 56AmbassadorV8]
Shows and Events:: Ohio Packard Show @ Summit Racing 23rd Annual Studebaker Packard Meet
Saturday August 22nd Beginning at 11am 23rd Annual Studebaker/Packard Meet Held at world famous Summit Racing in Tallmadge, Ohio
Owls Head Annual Auction - August 22 [by 58L8134]
Shows and Events:: Owls Head Annual Auction - August 22

Should you find yourself 'down-east' this August, Owls Head Transportation Museum will hold its annual auction the 22nd, preview from 17th-21st. A '37 Super Eight sedan and '48 Eight Station Sedan will cross the block.

Re: 33 1003 brake info [by Dell]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 33 1003 brake info
thanks O-D; the springs were on my car in the wrong hole! will correct that problem and get it back on the road. Dell
Re: 1932 Packard 902 Rumble Seat Coupe. Original, Unrestored with Lots of Spares [by gz]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1932 Packard 902 Rumble Seat Coupe. Original, Unrestored with Lots of Spares
SOLD! On its way home with its new owner who is excited to begin the restoration. Thanks to all those who inquired.
Re: 9.2035 Heat Shield [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: 9.2035 Heat Shield
Typical of the in-line engine pump heat shields. It captures a portion of the fan blast and directs it down over the pump and exits below. Pretty simple to make if you can't find one.
Re: Packard and philately [by JW]
General:: Packard and philately
Interesting the Dusenberg first day cover has a Detroit stamp and not one from Auburn.

Re: Late 1920's shop photo [by Marston]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Late 1920's shop photo
The "No Smoking" sign appears to indicate that some type of ordinance was involved - maybe from the city's fire department.

I also see that to keep the environmentalist happy, this must have been an Eco-Friendly garage as evidenced by the solar lighting (light panels in the roof) and lack of electric light fixtures). LOL
Re: 1953 Packard Clipper [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1953 Packard Clipper
for letting us know. I've updated the Registry entry.
Re: Wade's Workshop [by Ozstatman]
Project Blogs:: Wade's Workshop
G'day Lyndon,

Yeah, remember that. At the time you sent me a pic of the TJR, see this post.
Re: Need a coil for 1937 super eight [by Cicconeclassics]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Need a coil for 1937 super eight
Ok I will if you tell me how to and what info you need. Thanks
Re: Power Brake, 55 Patrician [by PackardV8]
General:: Power Brake, 55 Patrician
I'll go out on a limb and stae the following:

Anyone that IS familiar with the "nitty gritty tech details" would not be interested in a disk brake conversion for a PACKARD. Maybe some studebakers or model A fords or cars of that nature but not PAcckard nor probably not Cadillac or any of the HIGH PRICED cars of the drum drum era. Disk is simply not needed on the higher end cars.
Re: Distributor Installation??? [by Packard 1948]
Post-War (1946-54):: Distributor Installation???
Thanks all. I was able to back out the oil pump and move the gear what I thought was one tooth and reinstall the distributor. Of course I went the wrong way the first few times but FINALLY got it.
Re: Interior fan for Packard [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Interior fan for Packard
6v electrics are out there and there are a few old ones on ebay now Don't know if Packard ever offered one as an official accessory. . Think most were aftermarket then and Sears, Monkey Ward, Western Auto etc did big business in outfitting cars with things mfgs didn't want to bother with. Would wonder if you will find new 6v models being made today

New 12v fans are being made for trucks and delivery vehicles etc so if 6v fans are not found one possibility is buying one of the 12v fans plus a 6 to 12v inverter to run the fan. Just be sure to get an inverter rated for motor use if you go that way. One other benefit is the inverter will probably have enough capacity left over for maybe a radio or cell phone charger. Newport Engineering used to sell a 5amp unit for their wiper motors. Those no longer show in the accessories section but they do show a 6amp model in their new parts section. They are available other places too.

If you don't find an electric model, some of these vacuum operated fans are definitely period correct and maybe of interest.
Re: oil [by Corsaseven]
Studebaker Built Packards (1957 - 58):: oil
I run Rotella in everything that I drive.
Re: 1956 Clipper Hot Rod [by Ozstatman]
Project Blogs:: 1956 Clipper Hot Rod
G'day Al,

I have marked your Clipper Rod as "SOLD" in the Registry.
Re: 1940 160 1805 Original motor [by ALM]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 160 1805 Original motor
Much obliged JW. Great asset.
Re: Howard's 47 Custom project [by HH56]
Project Blogs:: Howard's 47 Custom project
Other projects are still in progress. AC mechanical and electrical is for the most part done. Reworked the relay module I mentioned earlier so I can keep the car 6v and hopefully not have to worry about maintaining a separate 12v battery. If I could have found some 6v solenoid valves for the vent and temp controls, would have kept it all 6v. To make it work now, have an additional 6v battery and the module located in a box...
Re: Automotive Driving Museum [by 58L8134]
Shows and Events:: Automotive Driving Museum

Back in the day in small towns, frequently the police officer supplied his own car, billed the town for mileage and maintenance in addition to his policeman pay. True, they usually drove a Chevy, Ford or Plymouth but even Studebakers and Ramblers were in service in places. At least a couple communities here had constabulary driving the base-model Pontiac and Mercury for police cruisers. Some village sixty years ago...
Re: 3 of 5 Packards for sale in Virginia [by tinpan]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 3 of 5 Packards for sale in Virginia
The 56 Super Clipper sold. Updated the registry
Re: Over Heating [by packard666]
Post-War (1946-54):: Over Heating
Thanks, Austin. Will get on it next week!
Re: packing wheel bearing on a 33 [by Dell]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: packing wheel bearing on a 33
If anyone os interested the seals for the 33 to 35+ rear end are inner 450065 and outer 472018. Box is Timken, numbers are also national.
Re: Ultramatic fluid leak [by Packard Downunder]
V-8 (1955-56):: Ultramatic fluid leak
Thanks Troy - thanks all.
Re: Mike's 53 Clipper [by Guscha]
Project Blogs:: Mike's 53 Clipper
Mike, I like your car, even as Selux version.
Re: '49 gas tank sender unit question. [by packard1949]
Post-War (1946-54):: '49 gas tank sender unit question.
Wolf can rebuild them-advertises in Hemmings
Re: Lubrication, '39 12, clutch & brake vacuum cylinders [by albo123]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Lubrication, '39 12, clutch & brake vacuum cylinders
Thanks Owen. Just the info I was hoping to get. Very helpful.
All the best,
Re: '49 2276 LWB muffler size? [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: '49 2276 LWB muffler size?
If no response here you might consider calling one of the several Packard suppliers that offer a replacement muffler to original specifications and ask them for dimensions. Also check the specifications, for many years the inlet and outlet and lengths were given in the factory specifications. I'd be surprised if the muffler was any different that used on any of the 327-engined models but a quick check of the parts list would answer that.
Re: 37 Senior trans problem [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 37 Senior trans problem
Glad you found the problem, but like you wondering why. Those transmissions are so incredibly overbuilt they will often outlive several engine jobs. Did it still have an adequate amount of gear oil in it?

After years of not needing it I just sold my spare trans to Steve Babinsky and I know he has quite a few others so he may be a possible source for parts.
Clipper Hub Caps [by sanddoc]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Clipper Hub Caps
I have a set (4) 55 or 56 Clipper hub caps
if interested email me
I"m in Torrance Ca.
Re: 400 For Sale [by Craig]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 400 For Sale
Sanddoc Quote:
at the 405 and Avalon in Carson
"old Don Kotts" Ford dealer

Right up the street from my old racing partner's shop on Avalon. Also near the old Lion's Drag Strip -- long since shutdown and bull dozed due to noise complaints.

I agree with you about the T-U. One has to have an experienced expert rebuild one or change it out to something else. My 55 Pat was done by the former and is still working perfectly after...
Re: BTV Replacement that should work for everyone [by Craig]
Modification Discussion:: BTV Replacement that should work for everyone
The main problem with using a booster/MC in the stock BTV location is not so much fitment, but pedal leverage. Most modern boosters require about 4:1 (but 3.5:1 to 4.5:1 is OK) pedal leverage. Since the BTV is 1:1 therein lies the problem.

My 55 Pat has reworked pedal leverage and position and that bothers some people. Lance's use of the 1979 Caprice booster/MC and pedal assembly has a pedal...
Re: front disc brakes and a dual master cylinder [by sanddoc]
Modification Discussion:: front disc brakes and a dual master cylinder
hey Steve
where in LA, I'm in Torrance
I remember back in the lat 80's right after i got my
"400" I started looking for an upgrade to the TV setup
But other things became more important and I never had
any problem with the TV after I rebuilt the unit...
the car has been in the garage since 2002, and now
I'm kinda getting back into it, so a brake upgrade is
a mandatory item in today's driving...
Re: Were they making packard parts in 1962? [by 58L8134]
V-8 (1955-56):: Were they making packard parts in 1962?

That's pretty much how the corporations merged, a thin thread of both Packard and Studebaker still existing today. Recently, Eaton Corporation bought out Cooper Industries. I worked for the Cooper Power Systems division in the 1990's in Olean, N.Y. When a boneheaded management decision came down, I would say it was "the curse of the Studebaker management" which had come with an earlier merger!

Re: aftermarket ac [by HH56]
General:: aftermarket ac
Point is Packard was not Ford or Chevy and their clientele could afford AC so why not offer it even if it was a crude prewar unit. The engineering was already done because the Clippers didn't change.

I guess I must be one of the lucky ones but our house had a real refrigerator, hard floors, some with carpet and indoor plumbing. It also had a monstrous swamp cooler that sat on a wood stand at the side of the house and blew air thru an opening...
Re: 49 Packard polarity change [by Tim Cole]
Post-War (1946-54):: 49 Packard polarity change
I think they ought to do a "real" reality TV show called "Crack Pot Garage". They could feature some of the jerks I've had to deal with.
Re: Richard Arbib - Post-Henney and Packard Designwork [by Mahoning63]
General:: Richard Arbib - Post-Henney and Packard Designwork
Absolutely, Steve. Henney was selling the Executive limo for around $6,000 so getting the convertible done for $8,000 as you have laid out should have been no problem. Hopefully this would have been the last time Packard had to bail themselves out with a low volume halo, future planning including such a car rolling down the regular production line and coming in at a price that could sustain real volume.
Re: Fuel pump for 1951 300 [by TroyT]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Fuel pump for 1951 300
Are you looking for a core or rebuilt?
Re: Anyone familiar with The Guild of Automotive Restorers? [by skateboardgumby]
General:: Anyone familiar with The Guild of Automotive Restorers?
"Civilized" is a good way to term the content and presentation. I particularly enjoyed the segment in which they built from scratch a 1937 Bugatti. It was horribly embarrassing for the guys when the car won some prestigious prize at a high-profile car show, then the car wouldn't start! The new battery had gone dead for some inexplicable reason. After jumping-off the car, the red-faced Guild of Automotive...
Re: Items found under front seat [by steve-52/200]
Post-War (1946-54):: Items found under front seat
I had a 50 chevy custom 4 door ,which had been stranded at the volunteers of America and the mechanic who they would get to make the donated cars run a
tipped me off ,Alan Michelet was his name ,in New Orleans I drove it for ever ,I sold it to my nephew when he was 15 shipped it out to him you should have seen his face when it showed up , and he rewired it ,loved it made a movie in it drove it all though high school,but...
Re: Packard Six with dual carbs? [by steve-52/200]
Modification Discussion:: Packard Six with dual carbs?
I bought a edmunds dual intake for my 52 thunderbolt 327 to enhance a rebuild ,I got it from a forum member
The intake came with a couple of stormb erg carbs ,aero s ,which I had rebuilt
It has a hot water circuit as the dual manifolds are noted to get cold because of the vaporized fuel mixture condensing on the walls of the intake and making for unreliable mixture
One y 's the hot water line from the I...
Re: 53 clipper generator [by 53 Packard]
Post-War (1946-54):: 53 clipper generator
Yes i made it"motor" i unhooked the belt and left engine off
Re: V8 Radiators [by Fran56]
V-8 (1955-56):: V8 Radiators
Thank you Owen & Howard,

As it turns out, I did discover the part number when I was carrying the radiator into the shop. According to the number it is the A/C radiator.
I was originally looking on the bottom of the radiator and could not find the number... It was on the top tank, back side just below the filler.
After tanking and examining the radiator, the shop reported that it was in excellent shape and needed only one minor repair. We...
Re: 2 questions to ask [by bigaadams]
Post-War (1946-54):: 2 questions to ask
Thanks for the welcome....I do a lot more research and reading on the average than posting, bit active on a Chrysler related forum though. I am gleaning all I can on the Packard, keying in on tech tips, parts and such. I have not as of yet really started into the bringing her back online phase. When I get a chance to turn a bit of labor to this one I will become very active on this forum. For the record, it is a 1951 Packard...
Re: Lifter and Valve! Lash [by JW]
Post-War (1946-54):: Lifter and Valve! Lash
Yes, as Ken says - adjust the valves from below. Very difficult to adjust the valves with the engine running as per the manual. I would warm up the engine, adjust one cylinder, run it again to restore temperature and adjust the next cylinder, repeat until done. This will give you the warm engine for the proper settings and it will be much easier without the engine running. The middle cylinders are difficult to adjust even with...
Re: 56 Info?? [by sanddoc]
V-8 (1955-56):: 56 Info??
The leak is Oil, not trans fluid
Not leaking while sitting only when running.
The cars not hitting the road anytime soon, I have
another project car in the drive way, no rear axle
plus there is rust over the driver door and rear
that's one reason it's not been driven.
I've had my "400" since 87.
Had the twin ultramatic by and Bob in Vista Ca.
I'm sure he as passed long time ago...
I have two wonder Bar radio's had them both...
Craig's Panther Project -- Fuel Inlet System [by Craig]
Modification Discussion:: Craig's Panther Project -- Fuel system
To complete the Panther fuel system, I have added a race car type fuel filler and inlet. One might ask "why?" as the stock inlet is quite functional. The main reason was to be able to seal off the filler door on the left rear fender to achieve a smooth fender line.

Here is a picture of the relocated inlet on the top of the left rear fender near the left trunk hinge. The part that shows is chrome and...
Re: Radiator cap [by JW]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Radiator cap
Question: When did Packard go to a pressurized cooling system in the junior cars? I thought it was when the sealed water pumps were introduced.

356 oil leak [by Mark Graber]
Post-War (1946-54):: 356 oil leak
I have replaced the oil pan gasket on my 2106 for the second time and I still have a leak that shows up on the right side of the engine along the length of the pan.

During the last gasket install I took great pains to make sure the pan lip holes were flattened. I made wooden jig to pull the holes flat, straight and uniform. I took care not to over tighten the bolts and used a judicious amount of rtv on the engine side and permatex...
Re: !956 Power window electric motor [by sanddoc]
V-8 (1955-56):: !956 Power window electric motor
I don't like to say this but in some cases
especially when parts are getting hard to find
it's time to use another part. Now Packard either made
all their parts or had them made by Autolite or
Delco Remy. I would start looking into the
Hot Rod industry for window lifts. Or even some
GM cars from the 80's had a single support instead of
the scissors lifts.
BTW any motor can be rewound.
"Collectible Automobile", October 2015 [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: "Collectible Automobile", October 2015
Dick Langworth, who perhaps has written and/or published more words on Packard than any other, presents in this issue a very nice history of the Studebaker-Packard years. Nothing new that hasn't been said or published before, but very nicely presented in Dick's outstanding style and prose, and well-illustrated - well worth the purchase price.
Re: dent locator [by Guscha]
General:: dent locator
Charles, Paul, Arthur, thanks.

To follow a stripe allows to spot and accentuate a detail. A non-linear course of the stripes twist the meaning of contour sharpness right around. The below shown photograph of the Packard driven PT-Boat examplifies the reverse effect.
-> This and that way, please, to read more.

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image source: Click to enlarge!
Re: 1954 Detroit Auto Show Program with area dealer list [by Guscha]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1954 Detroit Auto Show Program with area dealer list
On the other side of that coin was a vital society of men, a group of them visible at the pic below. The photograph is of unknown origin, unfortunately. Click to enlarge!
Steve (58L8134), thanks for sharing.
Re: 1948 Packard head and manifold [by Packard 1941]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1948 Packard head and manifold
Do you have any other Packard parts for sale?
Re: DO NOT TRUST BTV [by Moms 54]
V-8 (1955-56):: DO NOT TRUST BTV
Hey all see my post on a brake conversion with the original pedal.

Just yesterday I updated my thread with pictures...
Re: Hot Rod article on 58 Packard Hawk [by 51Packard]
Studebaker Built Packards (1957 - 58):: Hot Rod article on 58 Packard Hawk
I was confused by how forgiving they were with the car. They say a lot of times "once you get used to it".
Re: Wanted: Parts for a '51 tinted driver door glass, wiper arm, chrome fin [by Don Pierson]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted: Parts for a '51 tinted driver door glass, wiper arm, chrome fin
I also have the chrome tail fins that were standard for the '51 and '52 seniors but I'm not sure what you mean by "double horizontal type". There was only one type for these years and models.
1954 Patrician Trim [by BrianG]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1954 Patrician Trim
Wanting to buy 1954 Patrician quarter panel trim. Both sides. Please pm or call 1-815-672-0397.
Re: Recent additions to the Owner Registry [by Ozstatman]
General:: Recent additions to the Owner Registry
G'day Bryce S,
to PackardInfo and for including your '54 Clipper Deluxe Sportster in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: Fuel gauge fuel tank sender [by 8iron]
Post-War (1946-54):: Fuel gauge fuel tank sender
HH56, I have removed and measured the fuel sender. The length of the swing arm from the pivot to the side of the float is 6" in a straight line. If you measure to the curve in the float arm it works out to about 6.5". The drop length of the swing arm is 5.25". My unit seems to have a warped phenolic strip. The wiper is just short of touching, then as it moves it increases pressure until it wants to stick on the back...
Re: T-L ball stud seals, part 2 [by Craig]
V-8 (1955-56):: T-L ball stud seals
I heated the dust boots in hot water for a couple of minutes and sparayed some silicon spray in the hole. The boot went right over the ball stud end no problem. Here's some pictures of them installed:

FYI, here is a new modified one compared to the worn out original:

Re: Overdrive or high speed gears [by David Grubbs]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Overdrive or high speed gears
I have several friends in the local Model A club who have added Mitchell Overdrive on their cars, and they all love it. It allows them to drive the A's at 60 (which is really fast in a car with skinny tires and mechanical brakes) at a comfortable engine speed.
Re: PAC 2015 National, Reading PA [by Owen_Dyneto]
Shows and Events:: PAC 2015 National, Reading PA
It was a superb event! Very well attended, Packards from 1910 to 1958. Next year's National at Traverse City, Michigan. A special treat was a private viewing at the Reading IMAX arranged by Roger Detroit of the Detroit Free Press/Brian Kaufman film "Packard - The Last Shift". Perhaps the best tour was being the first group at the new Bulgari collection in Allentown - we were treated royally and received a special gift,...
Re: Tire Shopping for a '54 Clipper [by 55PackardGuy]
Post-War (1946-54):: Tire Shopping for a '54 Clipper

JW wrote:
Blackwalls, small wheel covers, and trim rings could be most attractive.

I have a set of NOS small Clipper wheel covers. I was going to do this on my 55 Clipper, but never got around to it.


This is something I'd like to see. Never have to worry about matching ww widths when you have to replace one tire. I've never seen it done, though. It might look striking if done right.


58L8134 wrote:

My two cents, for what its worth, is buy good quality blackwalls, then fit your wheels with full wheelcovers which look very much like what most cars did when your '54 Clipper was new.

Wide whitewalls were the province of hardtop, convertible and luxury car owners, folks that drove good, sensible, solid-color sedans rode on blackwalls. If they wanted a bit of flash, full wheelcovers were enough.


Re: carforce number one [by BDC]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: carforce number one
Probably not a 39 either. In 39 the radiator shutters were painted and chrome, so this is probably a 38.
Re: Troy's Workshop [by TroyT]
Project Blogs:: Troy's Workshop
Yes, Evaporust is the only thing I use. I discovered it about 5 years ago when Ford and GM specified it for all their products. I get it in 55 Gal drums.
Re: Owner Registry - Time to get on board! [by Ozstatman]
General:: Owner Registry - Time to get on board!
There are now 1460 Packards in the Packard Owner's Registry!

And 6133 Forum members.
A BIG to all those who added their Packard/s to the Registry.

Experiencing difficulties when entering your Packard/s in the Registry? Please let me know and I will do what I can to assist. Or any questions about the Registry please contact me by PM or email -
Re: question(s) regarding starting circuit super clipper 2126-2151 [by Ozstatman]
Post-War (1946-54):: question(s) regarding starting circuit super clipper 2126-2151
custo eight,
for including your '47 Custom Super Clipper Eight Long WB Sedan in the Registry!
Re: 55PackardGuy's '54 Clipper Deluxe [by HH56]
Project Blogs:: 55PackardGuy's '54 Clipper Deluxe
If the cluster has a good enough ground the dash illumination lights work then as long as it is screwed down the regulator should have a sufficient ground too.
Re: '34 Instr. Plate [by Tim Cole]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: '34 Instr. Plate
That is a fairly well known car. Somewhere I have a picture of it from 40 years ago. Believe it or not the late Paul Lamb had a 34 Su8 sedan in even better shape. It still had all the striping. Another car that was a mint original is a 35 Eight Club Sedan which is pictured in Turnquist's book. It might also be for sale. At least there is an original with a CCCA senior badge for sale. I can't tell because someone threw the wheel...
Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400 [by Stewart]
Project Blogs:: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
Farming has finally slowed down and now the dog days of summer are here. I bought a second 30" fan for the shop off craigslist. Don't know how much that will help but I am going to try to get back in the shop this week.

Been stocking up on parts so I have enough to keep me busy for a little while. Kanter's corrected the brake shoe error for me and I am ordering some more parts tonight.

Will keep you posted.
Re: Later exhaust manifolds [by Ken P]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Later exhaust manifolds
So reviving an old post. What are the later hold downs like? I have brass nuts and washers on my car.

When I remove the two outermost studs, should I put some sort of plug in them? Thanks!
Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe! [by 51Packard]
Project Blogs:: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
Sorry for the long delay but I took a week vacation.

Howard, you had a great idea. I used a Daytona carb kit that did not use leather for the accelerator pump. I don't think the seal is messed up.

I had my son pump the gas pedal for me while I looked down the throat of the carb and the jet on the left would just drip and the one on the right did nothing.

Then I had my wife try in case my son was not pushing the...