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Re: 1937 Radiator Mounting Hardware [by HH56]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1937 Radiator Mounting Hardware
How critical is the cradle height for fender alignment on the 37. On Clipper style bodies with essentially the same cradle arrangement that distance between cradle and frame mount is somewhat important if you want the fender gaps to line up with door edges and have a consistent width.

I notice the illustration of the layout in section 11 of parts manual has the quantity given as X for different thickness rubber washers...
Re: 1940 Super Eight [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 Super Eight
I've helped install full Steele rubber suspension parts on Safe-T-flex suspensions but can't say I've followed up to see how they lasted. But based on my more extensive experience on the T/L cars with Steele rear suspension bushings I can say they don't have much longevity compared to the OEM parts.
Re: bad spark plug hole [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: bad spark plug hole
Lots of part sources and information on spark plug repair:

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=spark+plug+thread+repair+kit
Re: events,meets. judging and classes [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: events,meets. judging and classes
A better place to get feedback on your question would be in the "Judging" category on the AACA forums. Quite a few of their judges participate actively in that group.
Re: dash timber on a 1937 Packard 120 [by flackmaster]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: dash timber on a 1937 Packard 120
When the cooling system is righteous, it will stay cool without too much drama, however, these 75 year old cars are notorious for clogged radiators, and poorly maintained cooling systems, so plan on some proper maintenance should you be fortunate enough to buy the car. Good luck bidding...
Re: Various CL Pickings [by BDC]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Various CL Pickings
53 limo

http://peoria.craigslist.org/cto/4728635856.html
Re: Brake drum stuck to axle [by Craig]
Post-War (1946-54):: Brake drum stuck to axle
Uh guys! I don't get this BFH pounding on a dogbone deal. I showed you what I did and it worked perfectly. No pounding, just leverage. Jeez. Not going to break anything that way.

Craig
Re: 39 110 Coupe in MT [by David Grubbs]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 39 110 Coupe in MT
O.D. - thanks for the lead on the window regulators. Lynn called him up and ordered one for each side. So he's happy.

On the white, I agree, the correct color is Packard Ivory, which is a light cream to almost butter color. Lynn's comment was "I like the white better". Regardless, I would still steal it in a second if he didn't know where I live.
Re: 1956 Packard Patrician Rebuild Project [by cli55er]
Project Blogs:: 1956 Packard Patrician Rebuild Project
the main reason for my patience is to document my restoration (my first ever) and to hopefully repay the help I get on this website and pass the knowledge on to someone else. I do donate when I can, but I hope my excessive pics help as well to make up the difference. looks like my blog may have helped you more then once and that is all that matters.
Re: Henry's 55 Constellation [by cli55er]
Project Blogs:: Henry's 55 Constellation
here is an updated diagram with outlines of the clips. they are marked by letter where they go and the number.

I think I included extra of the B clips just incase and to round off the number. idk, just felt like I should for some reason. went with my gut.

the (12) should be added to the 20. I already had the 12, so I subtracted from the original number to get 20 that were needed in my application.
Re: Valve Guide dimensions please [by flackmaster]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Valve Guide dimensions please
OK, got'em sorted....
I have 80 intake guides, right at 3" long. That should take care of Ken !!
As for the longer (exhaust), I have 15 that are 3.15 long and ONE! that is 3.25 long. Can anyone explain that?

I also have a couple that are longer, like 3.35" - no idea on those...yet, maybe 356?

Also, the machining is not totally consistent on the depth for insertion into the block, pretty much the same,...
Re: Battery / inner guard 21st series [by LJJ]
Post-War (1946-54):: Battery / inner guard 21st series
Thanks Howard, it does seem overly cautious.
Re: Packard Proving Grounds - NEW T-shirt [by RogerDetroit]
General:: Packard Proving Grounds - NEW T-shirt
Ok, Ok - I hear you loud and clear.

In the short 48 hours since I made my original post I can see that there is enough interest to merit a second order.

As I said in that first post, "I wanted to give you guys a sneak peek of what I am talking about. ....We want to determine how many to order for our next batch when we start selling online.

So, lets hold off for now until we make arrangements for...
Re: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan [by Ken P]
Project Blogs:: Ken's 1937 115C Touring Sedan
I removed the valve guides from No. 2 and 3 cylinders. New tool works well. I also bought one that goes in an air hammer; I might return it if the rest come out as easily as these four did. The No. 2 intake valve guide that was way too high appears to have been an exhaust valve guide, and the No. 2 exhaust valve guide appears to have been an intake. Saying this based on lengths- they are opposite of what was in No. 3 cylinder,...
Re: 1960 ZIL [by Guscha]
ZIS, ZIL, and other Packard Cousins!:: 1960 ZIL
Keith, thanks for asking. Warm greetings to my friend in the Whiskey Hell community of middle Tennessee. As Mal said, I try to keep my finger on the pulse at PackardInfo.

Quote:
"...awful ... perverse ... created by a committee of Cossacks ... unloved ... out of place..."

Let's curtain the ugly THING. To lurk behind a curtain is usual to Soviet cars, anyway. In order to increase the effect we could throw rotten tomatoes...
Re: Electrical problem [by BDeB]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Electrical problem
Packard Service Letters are available on this site.
Vol.13 No.15 shows Mechanical Specifications and Adjustments for the 18th Series (1940)

Data for the windshield wipers is shown under Electrical as 4-1/2 Amps at 6 Volts and fuse listed as 14 Amp.
Re: 21 and 22-23?? series hood bumpers. [by John Brinegar]
Post-War (1946-54):: 21 and 22-23?? series hood bumpers.
Thank you -Owen
Re: PPG Open House, Sunday, Oct. 19th. [by MIDan]
Shows and Events:: PPG Open House, Sunday, Oct. 19th.
Quote:

Ozstatman wrote:
"I MUST go in 2015, since Mal plans to be there!"...

Although still a long way away it would be good to see as many PackardInfo people there as possible, come one come all!


Well, I've enjoyed your posts for years, Mal...

AND the PPG is only a very short distance from where I live, so I have NO excuse to miss next year's event!...
Re: 1939 Packard 6 vacuum pump [by HH56]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1939 Packard 6 vacuum pump
If it is marked as most pumps would be the IN port would go to the wiper. The pump is in series between the wiper motor and manifold so normally the pump valves will let the stronger manifold pull air right thru the pump. Under engine load when the manifold becomes weaker than the pump then the pump valves will start to function. Their configuration blocks the manifold and the now stronger pump will pull air in from the...
Re: Debi's 1953 Patrician [by HH56]
Project Blogs:: Debi's 1953 Patrician
Quote:

Rusty O\'Toole wrote:
That kind of burning indicates a dead short. Better figure out what is wrong and fix it, I mean the cause of the problem not just the burnt wire.


That is an excellent point. Am assuming yours is the typical pertronix with a small module inside the dist connected with one or two wires to the coil?? If those wires didn't burn then I would wonder if there is any chance the burned wire or the terminal...
Re: help. tranmission Muncie sm 420 parts [by mirek]
General:: help. tranmission Muncie sm 420 parts
thanks
Re: 1937 Packard Touring Limo FS [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1937 Packard Touring Limo FS
Tom,

Would appreciate, when your Packard is sold, if you could advise so the Registry entry can be updated.
Re: Owner Registry - Time to get on board! [by Ozstatman]
General:: Owner Registry - Time to get on board!
Now 1360 Packards in the Packard Owner's Registry!

And 5617 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: Recent additions to the Owner Registry [by Ozstatman]
General:: Recent additions to the Owner Registry
Swiss_Packard,

to PackardInfo and for including your '55 Four Hundred Hardtop Coupe in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: Packard plant update [by BigKev]
General:: Packard plant update
Remember religion and politics make for poor conversation in mixed crowds. Let's keep this about cars and Packards.
1956 Carribean Hardtop in Canada [by WW400]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1956 Carribean Hardtop in Canada
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281471938893

Described as "an ambitious body restoration"

makes me feel better about my project.
Re: Barney Pollard [by Bill_OBrien]
General:: Barney Pollard
Bump!!!
Re: Desperate for a Solution [by Let the ride decide]
V-8 (1955-56):: Desperate for a Solution
Yes, I would like to see it.
Re: 42' Clipper Street Rod [by Loui]
Modification Discussion:: 42' Clipper Street Rod
Finely able to get back on the Clipper, it's been a busy summer. We got the engine back awhile ago and was able to get it detailed. I'm still working on the air cleaner. I hope to have some pictures of it soon.
Re: Site Maintenance [by 58L8134]
General:: Site Maintenance
Hi Kev

If it would help save space, could you delete all but the most recent four or five pages of Various CL Pickings. All those old Craigslist links are deadends, no use keeping them around.

Thanks for all you do to keep this the best Packard site on-line!

Steve
Re: metal cable straps [by HH56]
General:: metal cable straps
Thanks Kev. For some reason I never think of them having anything made for cars past the brass era.
Re: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost [by HA52]
Project Blogs:: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost
No plugs or cover in my well either, of course the bottom was bashed up a ways so if something had been there it could have been ripped out. So right now I just have the two holes, I would like to come up with some kind of cover that allows drainage though.
Re: 1956 Clipper Hot Rod [by AL]
Project Blogs:: 1956 Clipper Hot Rod
Well when I win the lottery I'll try to remember to do that
Re: Need a hand throttle lever for a 1933 or 34. [by Owen_Dyneto]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Need a hand throttle lever for a 1933 or 34.
Just check the parts book, it will tell you what years and models have the same part; I suspect the lever itself may be the same thru 1936. If you're considering the lever and brass actuating tube as an assembly I'd guess the open and closed cars are different. To my knowledge the lever was reproduced very briefly in the 1960s and not since.

Hopefully someone else will have more helpful information for you.
Re: 38 6cyl. Update [by Ken P]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 38 6cyl. Update
Gould does fantastic work on fuel pumps. I sent mine in to be rebuilt and my wife did not recognize that it was the same part. It looks brand new. Highly recommended.
Re: 1940 Super Clutch and Rear Crank Seal [by tolandis]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 Super Clutch and Rear Crank Seal
Finished the new clutch, after a few times out, very smooth. One thing I just noticed. The tail end of the overdrive is off to one side just a bit maybe 1/4 inch. Probably does not make a difference, except where it is attached to the rear rubberized coil, causing it to tilt off center just a bit. What might cause this? The rear mounts look exactly the same, right or left. Is there a bit of side to side...
Transmission Serial Number [by humer]
Post-War (1946-54):: Transmission Serial Number
I found number on the casting just around the corner from the control axis input. It is 29546. Where might I find whether this was used with which engine? My '51 has a '53 engine Thanks
Re: Noisy Lifters [by Jim L. in OR]
Post-War (1946-54):: Noisy Lifters
That's a great idea! It would work perfectly too. I know there'll be others interested in using this mirror. As I said earlier, I have yet to discover what evil lurks in the heart of my '51 Patrician. If it turns out that lifter cleaning is needed on that, I will be getting one for sure.

Jim
Re: 49 23 series head light switch [by Deskdriver]
Post-War (1946-54):: 49 23 series head light switch
Thanks for the pictures, link and suggestions. This board is great source of information.

HH56, yep I know I have electrical problems, slowly getting them fixed. However, the car is driveable. I do have a plan to restore the car and new wiring harness is one of the things in my plan. Thanks for all your help! I will print the picture for reference.

B.
Re: engine swap [by HA52]
Modification Discussion:: engine swap
You can tell the difference between a 5-main and a 9-main by counting the oil galley plugs on the RH side of the engine. Here's a picture of my 327, look for the little plugs a few inches above the pan. I have 5 so it's a 5-main engine.
Re: Head Identification [by Corsaseven]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Head Identification
Thank you for this info. Very helpful.
Re: Looking Over Some Extras [by Ima48too]
Post-War (1946-54):: Looking Over Some Extras
I mistype/thought. My car is a 2262 (1948 Deluxe Eight). I'm just getting this sorted enough to make it feel natural.

Interesting about the mirrored spotlight.

I also took the lower seat cover off the rear and found some nice material in need of repair.
Re: Realistic or optimistic?? [by Sloride75]
Post-War (1946-54):: Realistic or optimistic??
Is that a copper mesh fuel filter element? If ceramic, I'd say he has one heck of a rusty gas tank, no?

Absolutely gorgeous car, though. As stated above, if I could have any model Packard, that'd be it.
Re: 21st washer jet location [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: 21st washer jet location
Thanks for posting. That writeup being from Automotive Digest would seem to indicate there was a postwar push to sell those things. Packards own Service Counselor had a blurb or two reminding dealers it was a new accessory and to sell them to good customers as a safety item and a source of profit. Kind of surprising more were not installed in the 46-50 period.
Re: difference between a sedan & formal sedan [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: difference between a sedan & formal sedan
Formal sedans are all about exclusivity and privacy and not intended to be owner-driven; generally at a minimum no rear quarter window and smaller rear window. Details can vary widely between makes and years but always enclosed roof over the chauffeur and may or may not have a divider window. See picture of a 1934 Eight formal sedan and compare it to the regular sedan on the same wheelbase and chassis....
Straight 8 head needs good home [by newbieJim]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Straight 8 head needs good home
We have a straight 8 head that I just hate to see go to the scrap pile. It has a date code of 31450, and a casting #419911 on it. It is still bolted to the block it came on, although the block is of no value. I have taken a picture of it and will gladly post it or send it to you just as soon as I can figure out how to get it out of my new (complicated) phone. Like I said, I just hate to see it get scrapped, so,...
difference between a sedan & formal sedan [by BDC]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: difference between a sedan & formal sedan
I know the difference with the "full" metal roof (with insert) and full padded roof but are there more differences? And what was the thought behind the sedan & formal sedan?
Wanted: 1914 air pump and taillight [by West Peterson]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted: 1914 air pump and taillight
The Elliott Museum in Florida is seeking an air pump and taillight for a 1914 Packard.
E-mail John Giltinan, Assoc. Curator: jgiltinan@elliottmuseum.org
Re: 1934 air pump [by West Peterson]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1934 air pump
It turns out that the Packard is a 1914. Thanks for your help, Dave. I'll start a different thread.
Re: Metallic oil in a 327 engine and running noises [by Wesley Boyer]
Post-War (1946-54):: Metallic oil in a 327 engine and running noises
Yea, I have a one track mind at times, still trying to get back on track. Had the engine running sounds nice and quiet.
Wes
Re: Reproduction oil filter housing for 34 super eight [by RogerDetroit]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Reproduction oil filter housing for 34 super eight
Give Bob Anzalone of R&A Engineering in Manchester, MI makes one of the best you will ever see.

It is CNC machined from aluminum billet stock and accepts a spin-on oil filter from any auto parts store.

Phone: (734) 428-1808
E-mail: anzalone61@msn.com

Wish I had a picture to post - it is a piece of art.
Re: Engine starting problem [by JW]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Engine starting problem
No better feeling that successfully starting a rebuilt engine for the first time. Pleased to hear it was a minor item causing the problem. It usually is.

(o{}o)
Re: 47 loom layout [by John Brinegar]
Post-War (1946-54):: 47 loom layout
Howard - Don't know if your car has the Electromatic Clutch - but there is a a wire clamp attached to the top screw on the Accelerator Switch . ( See Fif. 22 -page 25 of the 46-50 Service Manual.
Re: Greg B's 1951 200 [by gregb(peoria, il)]
Project Blogs:: Greg B's 1951 200
OK. That's good to know. That area was pretty rusty so I'll try to clean it up some more and double check those numbers. Thanks.
Re: 1955 Caribbean brake question [by Ross]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1955 Caribbean brake question
Check that the car is developing 17 or 18 inches vacuum at idle. Also take a hard look at the check valve at the back of the rear carb which supplies vac for the brakes.
They have a tendency to stick shut and you will get a very hard pedal.
Re: Want to Buy [by BDeB]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Want to Buy
Quote:

DeluxCanuck wrote:
Could one of you fine gentlemen, give me a size for the pin. Thanks!


11/32 diameter by 2-3/8 inches long.
Ultramatic transmissions [by packard1984]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Ultramatic transmissions
I have two Ultramatic transmissions I would like to get rid of one is out of a 1952 250 Club Coup and was behind a 327 the other is out of a 1953 clipper behind a 288. Both have the torque converters. I don't know if they are fully functioning but they are clean with cherry red fluid and do not smell burnt. Currently they are in my way and I need them gone. I am open to offers and I would ship if the buyer pays for the shipping.
Re: Radio Antenna Cable [by ewrecks]
V-8 (1955-56):: Radio Antenna Cable
I had similar problem with bad cable for the Caribbean . The fitting on the antenna is the hard part to find. I had cable for the front fender antenna lying around- pretty easy to find. Rather than buy or try to fabricate the long cable, I attached the front fender unit to the antenna and bought a 72"inch cable on eBay for around $6 with free shipping and plugged the old unit into it. The front plug of the new cable went into the...
Re: 47 2106 items wanted [by HH56]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 47 2106 items wanted
bump
Re: Need a Stromberg EE 2 or 22 carburetor [by RL]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Need a Stromberg EE 2 or 22 carburetor
Well that's my problem, I only have one lever under the horn and its the lights. I will now start looking for another lever.

Richard
Re: 1951 valve guide replacement [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1951 valve guide replacement
That was a good move attending to the other valves - in that era flathead engines normally had valve jobs every 40-50,000 miles.

Although there is a special tool for placing the valve keepers on the stem (picture enclosed) I really find it not worth the effort - if you're having problems with that just put a tiny dab of grease on the inside of each keeper half and press it into place - the surface tension of the grease...
Re: How to determine... [by Packard Illiterati]
Post-War (1946-54):: How to determine...
Thank you, Gentlemen. Your responses will certainly help me to hopefully discover the answer to my question.

Warm regards!
Re: Brake Shoes. (GENERAL) [by HH56]
General:: Brake Shoes. (GENERAL)
If the original color springs are still there on the models that used different strength springs, the orange spring is the primary or shorter lining shoe and yellow the secondary shoe. Typically the primary or shorter lining is mounted toward the front of the car.

Some models used springs of the same tension and of the same color so doesn't matter.
'54 Clipper at auction Oct 25th, Colo Sprgs [by 58L8134]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: '54 Clipper at auction Oct 25th, Colo Sprgs
Hi

This CL posting is for 1954 Clipper sedan to be auctioned October 25, 2014 at Colorado Springs by Gorman Auctions:

http://denver.craigslist.org/for/4715840690.html

Looks to be a decent, presentable driver. Definitely has had it's red paint freshened up...by the overspray all over the engine compartment. Could be a good driver for a decent price dependent upon who shows up after it.

Steve
Re: Vacuum problems with the 39 120 [by randy berger]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Vacuum problems with the 39 120
I agree on the vacuum gauge. That's why I have one mounted under the hood. I'm surprised by the number of car people at shows who ask me what the gauge is for??
Re: '56 TL issue, where to start [by bhappy]
V-8 (1955-56):: '56 TL issue, where to start
I thank you for the great advise and will get to properly examining the TL system accordingly. It's typical of myself to think that "I know the problem..." and jump right in and look for the quick fix. I think that that is where I am weakest and find that I just exasperate the original problem.

I think that you know how helpful this site is and how many Packard owners have benefitted from it's content and all of the knowledge...
Re: Engine timing [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Engine timing
Too bad you didn't write the service manual for Packard

Thanks for the nice words, but let's remember the audience that the shop manual was written for - Packard owners didn't tinker with their own cars - the manual was primarily for the shop mechanics who understood the fundamentals and a whole lot more.
Re: Big head problem!!! [by Dell]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Big head problem!!!
Thanks Tim; this engine has not been run for years. I think at least 30. I got it to turn over with the crank for my 28 and want to check the compression before I take the head off. I have the receipt for the rebuild from 1978, insert bearing and 30 over pistons by an old timer that had done several early Packards. I don't want to take it apart any further then I have to. I will post what I find under the head. Dell
right hand window crank mechanism needed for a 39 110 coupe [by David Grubbs]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: right hand window crank mechanism needed for a 39 110 coupe
Looking for a window crank mechanism (not the vent window) for a 39 110 coupe. I think the 110 and 120 are the same. The existing one is stripped out. Or has anyone had any luck repairing one?
Re: 1953 Packard 8 cyl timing [by humer]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1953 Packard 8 cyl timing
Your comment about being too far advanced may have solved my problem of just barely cranking initially, but after 8 sec. it starts and runs fine. Must check the timing soon! Thanks
Re: GearRat's '52 [by Rusty" Packard]
Project Blogs:: GearRat's '52
hey Mr. GearRat!

my 52 Deluxe was also 'H' yosemite blue... which is a metal falke.. i whant to get it repainted like that eventually but it is prohibitive in california with the air pollution laws. like 5 grand for a good paint job metal flake .. with clear coats. i may have to drive it to Texas or Mexico to get it painted..
Re: LJJ's 1947 2126 7 Passenger Sedan [by HH56]
Project Blogs:: LJJ's 1947 2126 7 Passenger Sedan
That is good news. As you surmise, the light going out would indicate the solenoid is operating so maybe it is just quiet. When the light goes out at engaging speed do you notice a reduction in engine RPM or background noise level letting you know car is in OD?
1941-47 Clipper parts & magazines [by su8overdrive]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1941-47 Clipper parts & magazines
Nearly all of the below cherry picked from rust-free, California 1946-47 Custom 2106 sedans by a late friend in the early '70s --- cars that would today be restored. Sheet metal, bumpers sold to any in the area, or your shipper picks up. Everything else shipped FedEx, UPS or USPS parcel post insured.
Buy the below or pay double or treble with some national vendors selling rust belt or NJ junk.

S T I L L not...
Re: Front shocks [by Owen_Dyneto]
V-8 (1955-56):: Front shocks
Here's a picture, courtesy of Randy Berger, of the Monroe (MAECO) adapters that allow the use of bottom post-mount shocks on a 56. These were very common in their day but it's not often that you come across a set these days.
Re: price premium for a '56? [by Jack Vines]
V-8 (1955-56):: price premium for a '56?
Only by those who know why the '56 is usually a much better car than the '55. JMHO, but I'd pay 25% more for the equivalent '56.

As always, it's condition, condition, condition. Hard to find a '55 and a '56 of equal equipment, condition and model for sale at the same time.

jack vines
Re: Packard Ignition Coil [by HH56]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Packard Ignition Coil
I was curious does the wire t from the coil on the negative side run to the dash and the positive side runs to the distributor.

For a positive ground that would be correct. Make sure there is a good 6v at the terminal from dash with ignition on. Then check the terminal going to dist. If the points are open the 6v would also be at that terminal. When points are closed then 0v to maybe 1 or 2 tenths at the terminal.

If...
Re: Nutty question on the intake/exhaust manifold [by Phils38cpe]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Nutty question on the intake/exhaust manifold
Does anyone know what the torque spec is?
Re: Hershey 2014 [by 58L8134]
Shows and Events:: Hershey 2014
Hi

The Isotta-Fraschini in the Dragone tent was a Tipo 8A torpedo convertible sedan by Castagna. The design was by Hibbard & Darrin, built under license by a number of custom coachbuilders including Gill, D'Iteren and Derham. And it was STUNNING!!!!!

Steve
Re: '37 super 8 transmission plungers [by HH56]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: '37 super 8 transmission plungers
I don't know if you have the service manual but there are a few paragraphs on transmission disassembly in the 37-38 service manual. You can download here http://www.packardinfo.com/xoops/html/downloads/1937-1938_ShopManual.pdf if you don't have it. If you haven't checked it out, the super 8 section starts on page 105 and there is a synchronizer measurement they suggest taking before disassembly and a sequence of removal.
Re: Anyone have a link to the search-all-Craigslist? [by skateboardgumby]
General:: Anyone have a link to the search-all-Craigslist?
Wow! You're darn right. It works like nobody's business. Thanks for sharing it.
Garrett Meadows
Re: Mike's 53 Clipper [by Tobs]
Project Blogs:: Mike's 53 Clipper
I am planning to do some media blasting on my front fenders and perhaps around the edges of the hood and trunk lids this weekend. The main surfaces I have already stripped with sanding disks or paint remover.
The media is 0.2 to 0.5mm slag. Should I be worried about deforming anything by sandblasting? I will stay away from the flat surfaces so I don't make waves in anything, but I figure the inner fenders and such should be no problem...
Re: 55 taillight appacolypse [by cli55er]
V-8 (1955-56):: 55 taillight appacolypse
Re: Packard Twelve Structural Wood (Type) [by 36V12]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Packard Twelve Structural Wood (Type)
Thanks Owen Dyneto.


36V12
2365 parts [by Fish'n Jim]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 2365 parts
I've completed "testing" my '49 2365 with the stock components. I've put in some new items to get it roady. I've pulled the motor and no longer have use for some of the 6V or L8 related items. I have a new complete aluminized steel exhaust, that I'd offer cheap, and some of the electrical and/or brake components. (I put in all new brakes and lines) I rewired the engine compartment, but not with original wire.
It won't...
Re: any last minute hints on pulling L8 w/ tranny? [by Fish'n Jim]
Post-War (1946-54):: any last minute hints on pulling L8 w/ tranny?
in case anyone makes a stand; the critical dimensions are inside the parallel front 36" x 6" high rails is no more than 11".
The overall inside length needs to be 64", if the tranny is on.
I'm devising some sort of carrier for the drive shaft, aka propellor shaft. Haven't decided that.
After cleaning up, the strap that choked the front mount was cut, so I'd advise to use the front mount and...
Re: How to quote some one else in a forum post [by Steve203]
General:: How to quote some one else in a forum post
Quote:

Don Skotty wrote:
Quote:

Don Skotty wrote:
I can't seem to figure this out, and it is done all the time by others in this forum. How do I designate someone else's text for quoting in a forum post?


Doesn't seem to work for me. Above was the result of highlighting the following text -

"Or, after pressing the reply button to the quote you want to address, press the "quote" button at the bottom of the new message window to copy and paste the entire post."

And then hitting the quote button. Arrgh. It can't be this hard?


Actually, what I should have written is after pressing...
Re: 1947 Packard for sale [by Don Skotty]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1947 Packard for sale
JW, that's excellent advice. There have been three very interested parties -- all willing to pay over $42K. One of them comes from a funeral home family.
Re: Lower radiator hose for a 38 Packard 6 [by Corsaseven]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Lower radiator hose for a 38 Packard 6
Thank you JW, mine is missing the curved piece. I didn't know about that. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
Re: Packard extended chassis 8 door bus & '27 8cyl horse float [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Packard extended chassis 8 door bus & '27 8cyl horse float
After further corresponding with the seller, he also sent me a photo of a '27 8 cyl horse float.
Re: The 1951 Patrician of Jim L. in OR [by Jim L. in OR]
Project Blogs:: The 1951 Patrician of Jim L. in OR
David - Thanks for the heads up about the trunk carpeting. Does he have a website?

Stephen, thank you very much for the tip on the photos. I had no idea about the degrading effect of repeated viewings in JPG. Keeping a separate storage system for the pictures off the PC is excellent. I have experienced that first hand. I recently bought a new Laptop to replace the Desktop I bought in 2003. One week later, before...
Re: Later exhaust manifolds [by Ken P]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Later exhaust manifolds
Thanks for the info! John, sorry your part didn't work out, but thanks for the offer. If you are ever in Saratoga, look me up!
Re: 1956 caribbean hardtop for sale. [by Carrib]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1956 caribbean hardtop for sale.
Yes it is, thank you for the picture.
Re: Wes's Maroon 1947 Custom Super Clipper [by HA52]
Project Blogs:: Wes's Maroon 1947 Custom Super Clipper
It doesn't take long once they find their way in, and they can access through very small holes or crevices. My car had nests in literally every place possible, including inside the exhaust ports in the engine block. Headliner full of nests, all seats, door cavities, ad nauseum. Of course the car sat for over 40 years in that shed, so the mice were probably migrating back to it to spawn like salmon over the years.
Re: 1953 Packard - Valves? [by Sloride75]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1953 Packard - Valves?
And have you replaced the battery cables yet, as several wise folks here have suggested in your other threads?
Re: Packard designers: the Coming and Going of [by 58L8134]
Shows and Events:: Packard designers: the Coming and Going of
Hi DaveB845

Exerpting from the William M. Schmidt biography in the book, Ford Design Department Concepts & Showcars, 1932-1961 by Jim & Cheryl Farrell, page 140:

"Bill Schmidt graduated from the Henry Ford Trade School in 1940 and took a job as a tool designer"

After a stint with the aircraft group at Willow Run working on bomber projects.

"Although he never designed cars before, in 1944, Schmidt...
Re: Packard - Bentley/RR Similarity [by Ima48too]
Post-War (1946-54):: Packard - Bentley/RR Similarity
I just grabbed a copy on Ebay for six bucks. The similarities are sure there in a lot of areas. And I do like the styling touches shared with the Silver Cloud and S series Bentley.
These references are nice if any more show up.
Bernie
Re: Right Mix for coolant [by JW]
V-8 (1955-56):: Right Mix for coolant
Sure, here is a photo of the packaging of the one I installed in my 55 Clipper. They are made by Murray, marketed under the "MotoRad Fail-Safe" name, and come in standard sizes and temperature ratings. Should be available at most auto supply stores.

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Re: Hardening V8 retainers: Any metalurgists out there? [by DwainG]
V-8 (1955-56):: Hardening V8 retainers: Any metalurgists out there?
If you can take service bulletin 325 at face value, all the old retainers should have been removed from stock and only the hardened ones were available after that. If they pass the 'file test', they're hardened.