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Re: Various CL Pickings [by jfrom@kanter]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Various CL Pickings
Yes my wife and I had a beautiful baby girl in the beginning of June. The car has been so much fun and a great experience. Unfortunately I need to downsize on the amount of cars I have. So I have regretfully put it up for sale locally. But it is not the only car I have for sale. I have another car up for sale to. So which ever car sells first goes. But in the mean time i still plan on working on some more projects on the...
Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe! [by 51Packard]
Project Blogs:: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
I went to Napa today and the numbers in the x-ref on this site are not in his system. He even checked the old book. Does anyone know the correct Napa numbers? I have a 327 engine with delco ignition. I gave RR134 for the condenser and CS77 for the points.
Re: packard chassis wanted [by AL]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: packard chassis wanted
There is very little that is not restorable. It just depends on how much money you want to spend. True you could most likely buy one all done for less, but like I said to someone a long time ago
you never have all of the money at one time.
Re: PAC's 8th Henry Joy Tour [by Owen_Dyneto]
Shows and Events:: PAC's 8th Henry Joy Tour
Next year's PAC Henry Joy Tour is moving a bit south to the Shenandoah Valley of VA and hopefully that will attract some of you folks from that area. Year after will be in Michigan, again a new territory for these tours and hopefully again will attract some local folks. IMO these tours are the highlight of the Packarding season, more fun that even the National meets. Here's some advance info on the 9th HJ Tour.

PS - and another of my favorite "one-hand-on-the-wheel & thru the windshield" photos from this year's tour. Like the one above, not a utility pole or wire in sight. I wonder if there is any cell-coverage? And if there is and you have to call AAA, how do you tell them where you are without GPS?
Re: 1947 'Econo Drive' operation- [by Ozstatman]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1947 'Econo Drive' operation-
G'day Michael(Baltimore472106),
to PackardInfo and I invite you to include your '47 2106 in the Packard Owner's Registry here on PackardInfo.
Re: 23 series battery gauge problem [by HH56]
General:: 23 series battery gauge problem
If the needle was moving a fair amount to the discharge side it sounds as if a short is causing a circuit breaker to energize and as it cools, close again repeating the cycle. Typically all Packard CBs work in that fashion until the short is cleared or the breaker finally fails. There should be one and possibly two small rectangular boxes with two stud terminals mounted to the back of instrument cluster and another on the headlight...
Re: What next? Starter? [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: What next? Starter?
So, just turning the key to the on position drained it.

Sorry for not following this thread in detail so I may be missing some details, but what you observe with the key on is entirely normal assuming the engine stopped in a position with the points closed - it's the current drain from powering the ignition coil, typically about 4 amps. Pull the feed to the coil and check again - if there is still a current drain it's either...
Re: 53 Convertible Coupe Interior [by Don Shields]
Post-War (1946-54):: 53 Convertible Coupe Interior
The interior on my 1954 Convertible was completely restored by the prior owner, so I really don't know how the factory finished that area originally. What I have is a piece of rather thin cardboard with a matte black finish attached to the back of the rear seat seatback. When the seatback is removed, there is nothing on either side of the trunk bracing. I would recommend that you leave yours this way also. If your trunk...
Re: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost [by HA52]
Project Blogs:: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost
I looked at the valve springs while it was running, I don't see any indications of a broken spring anywhere but I guess you don't totally know until you disassemble things. Ordinarily I would expect to see some metal shavings or displaced spring parts, didn't see any of that.

I'm buttoning things up since I'll be traveling overseas for work for the next couple of weeks. Now that I have all the cabin de-rusted and primed, I reinstalled...
Anyone identify this radiator????? [by bujak]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Anyone identify this radiator?????
I have this radiator and don't know what it goes to.
Many years ago I parted out a 1938 Packard 120 hearse.
Would this fit most 120s????

The label says 'McCord B5-88"

Thanks for looking...
Re: 2262 Window Crank Removal [by HA52]
Post-War (1946-54):: 2262 Window Crank Removal
What Dave said. There is a pin and it isn't a press fit or anything, they push right out. I used an awl.
NOS Left Front 115C Fender [by flackmaster]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: NOS Left Front 115C Fender
First Dibs to Ken Packard (paging Ken Packard, your fender is in...)
Then to the first person who agrees to price and Hershey pickup.



Re: Packard documentary [by Let the ride decide]
General:: Packard documentary
There are other videos of the 1999 meet on the Packard Club website

Boy was it hot that week!
Quote of the day [by Tim Cole]
General:: Quote of the day
"Cadillac, for all its swagger, is essentially a marketing and sales department within the GM juggernaut"

Obviously, nobody is going to take Cadillac seriously the same way as Packard in the 1940's and 50's.
Re: Recent additions to the Owner Registry [by Ozstatman]
General:: Recent additions to the Owner Registry
although a PackardInfo member for some time, and mroxnard for including your '40 One-Ten 4-Door Touring Sedan in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: packards in tv and movies [by 58L8134]
General:: packards in tv and movies

You said it, Owen, it was a terrific series. Packards figured prominently in the FDR years. The best footage was of the 1944 NYC campaign parade, the '39 Twelve phaeton looked so regal and magnificent leading in the rain.

If you want to read an equally terrific book on those years, read No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Yes, there was a glimpse of Stalin's armored Twelve Limousine in the Yalta footage. It was all...
Re: Antique Packard Auction [by BDC]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Antique Packard Auction
Re: Wes's Maroon 1947 Custom Super Clipper [by Wesley Boyer]
Project Blogs:: Wes's Maroon 1947 Custom Super Clipper
Well back to trying to get something done. Lapped the valves, got the head back on and tried to start it. No good, thinking the starter needing to be rebuilt, but first I figured I would try a new set of cables. Got the connecters from Tractor Supply and 0 gauge wire from Granger. Tried starting again and it fired right up. After it started to warm up, I started to get a lot of white smoke (steam). Retorqued the...
Re: Packard themed christmas cards [by randy berger]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Packard themed christmas cards
I always make my own. As most of you know trains are my #1 hobby.
Re: Front disc brakes 1948 22nd Series - - - - [by Fish'n Jim]
Post-War (1946-54):: Front disc brakes 1948 22nd Series - - - -
I think it's been generally recognized for a long time that around 60-70% of the braking occurs with the front brakes/tires. So if they aren't good, braking suffers regardless of type.
If you compare the design of the friction surfaces drum vs disc pads, because the drum pads anchor/pivot at one point, the drums have variable contact area as they wear while functioning disc pads wear even/stay the same....
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 41 SUPER 8 PACKARD PARTS IN HERSHEY
Will be bringing many 41 parts to Hershey

Non Clipper tail light lenses (uppers and lowers)
Front marker light lenses
Narrow tail Cormorant
120 Interior handles
Hamilton presentation watch
Packard Tire Pressure Gauge
20 fender chrome spears
NOS fender support brackets
Center Hood Chrome for 8 cyl Packard
Pair of Trippe Lights and stations restored by Bloomquist
Motor meter for early Packard (the one with...
Re: Can't believe my starter has jammed - - - - [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Can't believe my starter has jammed - - - -
If you have conclusively ruled out a stuck motor or jam being the cause this time then I would still wonder about the solenoid. Another question is if you are still 6v or converted to 12v on a 6v starter. That 12/6 combination sometimes causes the starter to have so much torque when energizing it can jam the pinion into the fly wheel.

Believe your solenoid is the small round type on top of the motor that...
Re: Floor mats to match 1949 Super Eight [by Bryan Spicer]
Post-War (1946-54):: Floor mats to match 1949 Super Eight
I am interested and no I didn't get your PM. Thanks, glad to see someone with a head start.
Re: 1956 Clipper Hot Rod [by AL]
Project Blogs:: 1956 Clipper Hot Rod
The mechanic told me that he used to front carb from the 2X4 on the 1X4 manifold. I will be including the 2X4 setup with the car when I put it up for sale.
Re: Mystery glass jar accessory on 1949 firewall [by Fish'n Jim]
General:: Mystery glass jar accessory on 1949 firewall
Bet the EPA loves those! How do you spell - FOGGER?
Amazing how perception/"knowledge" changes over time. Smoke and particulate was a sign of industry. Black rain anyone? We can't even handle colorless odorless CO2, which we exhale?
They complained about controlling acid rain, now my pool's pH goes UP after a rain?????
Re: 1938 Packard Bad Azz wins ATPA [by RogerDetroit]
Project Blogs:: 1938 Packard Bad Azz wins ATPA
Hell has officially frozen over.
Re: 55 Clipper brake scraping? [by duane.g]
V-8 (1955-56):: 55 Clipper brake scraping?
No the brakes weren't worked on before this. The car was running fine before the brakes started the scraping noise. Took the car to a shop and they found the driver's side brake backing plate loose. Don't know why I couldn't find that one.
Re: What tires to get??!! [by Larry51]
Post-War (1946-54):: What tires to get??!!
Just be aware that for the rear tyres / wheels, it can be a tight squeeze getting the wheel on/off with a wider style of tyre, as the clearance between guard and hub is reasonably tight. You have to tilt the wheel a lot and jack the car high to get the wheels on.
Re: Has anyone ever seen a 56 with predictor fins? pics inside. [by Leeedy]
V-8 (1955-56):: Has anyone ever seen a 56 with predictor fins? pics inside.

56the400 wrote:
the number is 5687-2834 it has only one antenna on lr quarter the car only has 83k original miles on it all original interior.The car was repainted some years ago the color code is MR and trim is 89 the vehicle was owned by JW meyers prior to my friend buying the car who was a local packard collector some years ago. My friend bought the car in 92 and had the car repainted by a guy who took the car all the way down to metal and said the installation of the fins looks to be factory but that is one mans opinion i have yet to find any documentation on the fins and the guy he bought it from died some years back he had owned the car for quite some time.

Re: 1951 Packard grille teeth wanted please. [by Ross]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1951 Packard grille teeth wanted please.
Here they are--decent enough to use for a driver, as usual its the back edges where they were never polished that don't look so nice.

Click on the photos to enlarge.
Re: What Tranny fluid to use [by willits18]
Post-War (1946-54):: What Tranny fluid to use
Thanks Owen.
Re: Search for History on 1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Limousine [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Search for History on 1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Limousine
"Twelve is included"
Good to see your Twelve in the Registry.
Re: What is the correct air cleaner assembly for 23 series [by Deskdriver]
General:: What is the correct air cleaner assembly for 23 series
Thanks Fish'N Jim,
Most helpful, found the picture you are speaking of. I have located a used dry filter and waiting a response from the seller. Also had a few want to sell me "Other" filter from one of the parts houses.

Thank you again.
Re: For the prewar Packard owner who has everything... [by WauhopM]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: For the prewar Packard owner who has everything...
What the hell is he talking about?
Re: Unique "toothy" '53 Clipper grille [by 58L8134]
Post-War (1946-54):: Unique "toothy" '53 Clipper grille

The "Teddy Roosevelt" Prefect! Now, wonder how we could fit it with pince-nez headlight lens? Bully!

Re: Cross Tube Play [by JW]
Project Blogs:: Cross Tube Play
Troy, I believe the back and forth play is not a good indicator of a worn joint. I would think the up and down slack would be a better indicator.

Re: New to Forum and Needing Help Starting Car [by HA52]
Post-War (1946-54):: New to Forum and Needing Help Starting Car
That't the points they're talking about filing. Just enough to take the oxidation off, sometimes in a pinch you can just pull a rough business card through the closed points.
Re: Headlamp question [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Headlamp question
As David said, a bulb should be available at almost any parts store. Here is the current Napa offering but the general number is a 6006.

If you have the old original style bulbs still in the car you may want to consider a pair of new. The old bulbs have a mostly simple vertical prism pattern on the glass with a smooth surface. The new will have a much "busier" pattern and 3 locating nibs for modern alignment tools. The difference...
Re: Debi's 1953 Patrician [by HA52]
Project Blogs:: Debi's 1953 Patrician
This guy sells relay kits, here's an article about why they are good and how to do it. Whether you buy his kits or not it's good info.
Re: Spare Tire Lock and Key [by PackardV8]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Spare Tire Lock and Key
Try a variety of different keys that u have just laying around or that friends mite have.
Work a miscellaneous key bac and forth and tilt it up and down while trying to turn. Be gentle not real agressive. U just mite get lucky.
Re: 1951 trunk latch [by David Grubbs]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1951 trunk latch
thanks all. I found one from Bob's Packards in Marietta PA. HIs number is 717 426 1446. It is a slightly different design from mine, with the latch having a loop on it. It seems to be a superior design, and fits perfectly.
Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration [by Owen_Dyneto]
Project Blogs:: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
Major paint suppliers like PPG have quite a variety of metallic flake available for formulating, both in color and particle size. It's also possible to have the metallic flake ball-milled to a finer particle size before it's incorporated into the paint. This was done when I had Roman Copper Metallic prepared for the bottom color on my 56 Caribbean.
Re: 1940 Super Eight [by tolandis]
General:: 1940 Super Eight
will do. It will probably take me until next week to give them a call, work you know!
Re: Hardening V8 retainers: Any metalurgists out there? [by Owen_Dyneto]
V-8 (1955-56):: Hardening V8 retainers: Any metalurgists out there?
Jack, thanks for refreshing my memory and correcting me.

I'm curious about your opinion on hardening the friction surface of brake drums. From what I'd read years back the centrifuse cast iron surface was specifically selected for optimum frictional properties with the linings and a more hardened (closer-pored surface) would give poorer brake performance. Steel drums gave way to the centrifugally...
Re: Decals for air cleaner, oil filter housing, etc [by Bryan Spicer]
Post-War (1946-54):: Decals for air cleaner, oil filter housing, etc
Yes, they do have them and they're on the way.
Thanks again,
Re: Camshaft removal advice [by Owen_Dyneto]
Modification Discussion:: Camshaft removal advice
Always nice to hear a success story! You've got my curiosity up, somewhere I have a Packard special tool catalog that covers that engine and when I find it I'll look to see if they had a special tool; it doesn't ring a bell though.
Re: For Sale 47 Custom Clipper Sedan [by JW]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: For Sale 47 Custom Clipper Sedan
I believe this is the Custom from a Florida broker that has been on the market for about six months. A participant at the Salado Meet was considering my Clipper and comparing it to this one that was said to have just gone through a complete restoration. He told me he could have the Clipper for $30K including delivery to east Texas. He didn't take mine and obviously didn't take this one either. Still, a very nice...
Re: Persian Aqua 1956 400 on Ebay [by portlandon]
V-8 (1955-56):: Persian Aqua 1956 400 on Ebay
The hood scoop hood, dual quad, bat wing air cleaner that comes with it might make it worth the price.
Re: 1949 Standard ignition switch [by Ross]
General:: 1949 Standard ignition switch
Quick disconnects have always baffled me. With no more effort than turning a green knob I can pull the battery cable off the post and have the same effect with out the unreliabiity and expense.
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 54 CLIPPER STAINLESS
If the door is the same door, the trim is 48 inches. Anyone with a 54 Patrician, can you let me know how long the strip is on your door? 4 door or 2 door or ???......
Re: 1946 Clipper wipers [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1946 Clipper wipers

Gonzalo wrote:
Great, thanks for the pictures. How long is the blade?

11 inches.
Re: 1937 heater [by BDC]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1937 heater
Ken, contact Flackmaster I'm sure he has something on the shelf that you can use
Re: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan [by Ken P]
Project Blogs:: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan
Well, it has been a very long time since I've updated, and a few things have happened:

- We are all set up in Saratoga Springs, NY.

- I have the car in the garage, and the garage all set up.

- Planning on sending a Carter WA-1 to Daytona carb for rebuild/restoration. Before I do- is this the correct carb? I know Chandler Groves was the original carb, but I also have heard that they are not worth using. I thought it was...
Re: 1951 (24 Series) Ultramatic Leak [by Don Shields]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1951 (24 Series) Ultramatic Leak
Regarding the accessibility of the Ultramatic dipstick, enter the words "Ultramatic Trap Door" in the search bar on the upper right of this page and click on "Find." It will bring up a thread from October of 2012; click on that and you'll see this topic was thoroughly discussed.

I wouldn't recommend filling it through the top vent. I found it was too easy to overfill it and the overage spilled out from under the...
Re: Need a distributor driven gear. Converting to Mopar electronics. [by PackardV8]
V-8 (1955-56):: Need a distributor driven gear. Converting to Mopar electronics.
" the old-but-reliable Mopar electronic modules."

LOL. Of course u're joking. But just in case u're serious be absolutely sure to mount the control module to the INSIDE of the car as in the interior of the car to protect it from moisture and engine heat.
Re: 22nd series radio repair. [by David Grubbs]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 22nd series radio repair.
Harold is a first class guy and a great radio person. He's provided me great service on my 51.
Packard Super Eight engine and transmission for sale [by boosquat]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Packard Super Eight engine and transmission for sale
I have a 1939 Packard Super Eight 320 straight eight and transmission for sale, possibly the drive shaft as well.

Engine is free and rotates without problems. Compression is low across all cylinders, indicating the need for new rings. Has newly rebuilt starter and distributor cap and new plug wires.

Make reasonable offer.

FOR SALE 1955 CARIBBEAN [by packard0820]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: FOR SALE 1955 CARIBBEAN
Re: 1931 Sport Phaeton Dual Cowl latch picture(s) [by 36V12]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1931 Sport Phaeton Dual Cowl latch picture(s)
Wow. West I'm really starting to like this web site.

Thanks in advance!

Re: Henry's 55 Constellation [by GearRat52]
Project Blogs:: Henry's 55 Constellation
WOW.... The car is looking awesome! Definitely one of my favorites on here. Time for me to go outside and get to sanding.

Re: Trying to Find Top Dead Center [by Tim Cole]
Post-War (1946-54):: Trying to Find Top Dead Center
Hi Vancouver:

If you remove the oil pump from the Packard straight eight motor the distributer timing can be lost. When number one is at TDC the slot in the distributer shaft should be horizontal. If it is not, someone has lost the timing and switched to wires around to make the car run.

The best way to get TDC is to find the timing marks on the crankshaft pulley and bring the marks to zero. This is not exact due...
Re: 21st series upholstery piping [by Mark Graber]
Post-War (1946-54):: 21st series upholstery piping
Pretty sure I don't understand the follow up question. Here's a close up showing the diagonal seam on the armrest. The armrest is pretty flat in front of the seam and to the rear of the seam the rest angles up to meet the seat back. Give me a C- for this answer.
1940 Super 8 Rear transmission seal [by tolandis]
General:: 1940 Super 8 Rear transmission seal
Anyone have the number for the rear transmission seal for the 1940 Super 8? My eye sight is not what it used to be, looks like 50065? Years ago when I purchased extra bearings and seals did not fully label boxes.
Meant to say overdrive rear seal. R-9
Re: R11 transmission [by JW]
General:: R11 transmission
Might be as the R9 for the 356 used a 4-pinion planetary gear set and the smaller engines used a 3-pinion gear set.

Re: Compression Check [by Jack Vines]
V-8 (1955-56):: Compression Check
Good real world data, Joe.

FWIW, those who look at the '55 specifications will find the cranking compression at 120 PSI @ 150 RPMs. Easy to forget there were very low compression '55s and very high compression '56s. Most rebuilt broken-in 374"s will crank 195 PSI and ping on pump premium.

jack vines
Re: A '56 Packard for $395.......1961 [by HH56]
General:: A '56 Packard for $395.......1961
They still use it today despite the fact that manual windows have all but disappeared. Even strippers have power windows, power locks.

I think it's all about cost today. Even with the price of a motor and wiring, I'd wager it costs less to engineer and slap an electric motor on a single stamping or module that can be used on several models with minimal if any changes. Watching some of the How It's Made TV shows you can...
Re: For Sale 55 Clipper Super Sedan [by JW]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: For Sale 55 Clipper Super Sedan
Refreshing the ad.

Re: Split Rim Handling Precautions [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Split Rim Handling Precautions
Just adding to what West said, given a wheel and ring in good condition you should not expect any problems when properly installed. 50 years touring with old cars, never saw or heard of a failure.
Re: Aftermarket I.D. Tags [by Let the ride decide]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Aftermarket I.D. Tags
They list a data plate for the 55-56 models, but they are not the right ones.
Re: Odd V8 water neck [by JoeH]
V-8 (1955-56):: Odd V8 water neck
1956 Golden Hawk, that originally came with an UltraMatic behind it. The 'S' indicates UltraMatic, and 'K' indicates 3 speed/OD
Re: 1938 Packard 6 Transmission Locked [by Corsaseven]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1938 Packard 6 Transmission Locked
I did exactly what you said and the after moving the gears just slightly the shifter dropped in and now I have neutral and the transmission is unlocked. Many Thanks
Re: 1938 Packard 6 Exhaust Gasket [by Corsaseven]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1938 Packard 6 Exhaust Gasket
Thank you
Re: Wanted- LH door and fender moulding 1949 Super eight [by Bryan Spicer]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted- LH door and fender moulding 1949 Super eight
Yes, it is the bottom of the door type. Thanks
Re: Highway speeds/engine rpm/ gearing and other stuff [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: Highway speeds/engine rpm/ gearing and other stuff
I think piston speed (feet per second) is of more concern that simple rpm; the long-stroke engines are more rpm limited that short-stroke designs.
Route 66 Motor Tour [by Ozstatman]
Shows and Events:: Route 66 Motor Tour
This Hemmings article contains a Packard Photo.
38 Clutch Linkage [by Corsaseven]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 38 Clutch Linkage
I am looking for the clutch linkage for a 1938 six. The attached photo is the clutch linkage from a 1937. If anyone has one for sale I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you
Re: Master Motor Builders [by Steve203]
General:: Master Motor Builders
Vincent's sway with the Board of Directors and the amount of autonomy granted to him which he used to pursue his other interests.

That thought crossed my mind, but I couldn't believe that Macauley would spend that kind of money indulging Vincent's whims. But maybe so. Maybe the company, at that early stage, was already so infected with hubris, that they felt they could fund such unfocused, random, work.

The money spent on the Indy...
Re: 1950 Packard 288 Auto overheating HELP [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1950 Packard 288 Auto overheating HELP
I agree JW, and add that ANY vacuum leak can give very lean mixtures and contribute to hot running. I recently saw a Twelve with a piston head burned thru from long-time running with a large vacuum leak. I wonder how many newcomers to older cars realize the value of using a vacuum gauge to analyze engine performance.
Re: Brake Adjustment Spring [by steve828]
Post-War (1946-54):: Brake Adjustment Spring
Thank you, sir. Yes,,,nice up here in Keller, TX too...a taste of fall. Best Regards.
Re: Interest in a current best science cam profile for the V8? [by Jack Vines]
Modification Discussion:: Interest in a current best science cam profile for the V8?
To get an adjustable valve train you may want to look at a modern shaft mounted rocker kit, possibly a small block Mopar or FE ford. If the detentions look close one may be able to trim this adjust that to make it work. You would have catalog replacement parts, slightly less friction in the engine so more power, and possibly more rocker arm ratio translating into more valve lift, plus the adjustability you are looking for.

'KCI' Car Show 9/13/2014 [by JD in KC]
Shows and Events:: 'KCI' Car Show 9/13/2014
So, for my birthday, I went to probably the last car show of the season which was held near the Kansas City International Airport. It's a very generic car show... basically if you are proud of your car... bring it. Over 500 cars ranging from a beautifully restored 1928 Franklin to a Fiat fresh off the showroom floor. There were lots of folks in attendance with an interest in cars. Agnes (Miss Gooch), my '50 Custom, as always...
Re: Parts Trivia [by SamS]
Post-War (1946-54):: Parts Trivia
My thought also Howard but the 2 triangle indention's on each side of the hole didn't match.

I'll go ahead and mention that they aren't used on the hood release brackets either.

Re: 1956 Packard Patrician Rebuild Project [by TroyT]
Project Blogs:: 1956 Packard Patrician Rebuild Project
I pulled the frame out today for its final coat of black paint, I have to say for me, it is looking good. With any luck, I hope to begin putting the rear suspension on next week.

While I was at it, I painted the water pump with Bronze paint that I have chose to use. Dont laugh but it looks good to me, and it matches the bronze on the Transmission except cleaner of course.

What I chose to do is I used Rustoleum...
Re: backfire [by Riki]
V-8 (1955-56):: backfire
0, cam 12, 0,crank 12,,rotor at no.1..
Re: Bronze Paint [by acolds]
Project Blogs:: Bronze Paint
If you think it looks right use it. your motor your choice computer monitors lie looks good to me
Re: PPG Open House, Sunday, Oct. 19th. [by Steve203]
Shows and Events:: PPG Open House, Sunday, Oct. 19th.
It's on my calendar
Re: Suddenly No-Go [by Steve203]
General:: Suddenly No-Go
Congrats on solving the mystery. I shudder at the thought of my 2014 having a problem like it one of several components, or is it one of several sensors that is not sensing, or a computer that is misinterpreting what a sensor is sensing.
Re: Valve Lifters & Tappets [by JW]
Post-War (1946-54):: Valve Lifters & Tappets
If you are talking about your 1955 Clipper Constellation, then there is no lash adjustment for the valves. In the late 1950s and early 1960s my father fitted some Packard V-8s with adjustable push rods. Perhaps this is what you are thinking of when you ask about lash adjustment? I believe the clearances he used were very small maybe .002" for intakes and .004 for exhaust.

Re: Connecting Oil Pressure Line [by HH56]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Connecting Oil Pressure Line
My newly rebuilt engine is on a stand. I was trying to figure out how to "prelube" pre-oil the engine before startup. I figured that I would tap into one of these ports and run some sort of pressure oiler. What can I use to pressure oil it. ...and can I tab into these ports.

I did exactly that using a Harbor Freight cheapo hand transfer pump. Bought a brass barbed hose adapter and threaded it into the gallery and...
Re: Vacuum Antenna [by DeluxCanuck]
Post-War (1946-54):: Vacuum Antenna
Howard...for any of us that are trying to rebuild our antennas, as always, that you post, this is invaluable information. Thank you. I'm sure that as I go through my 49's antenna, this information will be most helpful. If I could just get the stinkin' thing apart....
Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400 [by Stewart]
Project Blogs:: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
Thank you Howard for your post #10030. That is exactly what I was looking for. Don't know how you keep track of all these post. My searches seldom give me what I want.

I've only had time to glace at the link Howard provided for now but that is exactly what I was hoping to do with my oil system. Unfortunately I already have the short block assembled. Not sure I want to do any drilling at this point.
Re: Dan Yocum [by David Grubbs]
General:: Dan Yocum
thanks - sorry to hear that. He is still listed in the vendor section.
Re: Clemens’s 47 Custom Super Clipper [by Wesley Boyer]
Project Blogs:: Clemens’s 47 Custom Super Clipper
Just add a little rust and you'll have it.
Re: Parts cars in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! [by Jim L. in OR]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Parts cars in Calgary, Alberta, Canada!
I found the eBay listing for the Left Front fender for '37 Super Eight and Twelve. They are actually for a '35 but.... Here tis:

It and another "welled" fender have 9 days to go and have a "Opening Bid" of $500 and a "Buy it Now" price of $750. They both look pretty good in the pictures but......

Anyway there they are, and no, I have no connection to the seller
Re: 52 Packard 200 with a negative ground [by Ozstatman]
Post-War (1946-54):: 52 Packard 200 with a negative ground
for including your '52 200 Deluxe Touring Sedan in the Registry.
Re: Taillight Bulb Positioning [by randy berger]
Post-War (1946-54):: Taillight Bulb Positioning
Yes, Howard is fast. You have just been the beneficiary of the prompt responses we all have been getting for a long time - AND it is accurate.
Re: New available motor oil [by Bryan Spicer]
V-8 (1955-56):: New available motor oil
I guess I haven't, but I'll try and find him.
Re: 1955 high optioned Custom Clipper reluctantly for sale [by customclipper55]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1955 high optioned Custom Clipper reluctantly for sale
had some wicked pinstriping done on her. May be listing on ebay or craigs list
Re: For Sale - 1947 Custom Super Clipper LWB Executive Sedan [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: For Sale - 1947 Custom Super Clipper LWB Executive Sedan
G'day Don,

Sorry to read that Big Blue is going, she looks magnificent! When she does, could you please advise so that her Registry entry can be updated?