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Re: Hesitation on initial acceleration [by Tim Cole]
Post-War (1946-54):: Hesitation on initial acceleration
Hi 55:

Maybe try 10w-30 with the next oil change. I wouldn't worry about lead substitutes in your car unless you are cruising over 75mph across the Mojave desert.

As for the throttle, look for a worn throttle rod bore at the carburetor causing binding of the butterflies. If the bore has wear a second spring pulling the shaft forward should fix the binding until you get the carburetor rebuilt.
Re: 54 Clipper Air filter [by Don Shields]
Post-War (1946-54):: 54 Clipper Air filter
Hi Willis,
If what you have is a paper filter, it's an aftermarket latter day item meant for some other vehicle and modified to fit your Clipper. The 1954 Specifications show an oil MESH filter is standard equipment with an oil BATH filter as optional equipment. Checking the parts list, page 200 group 9.102, all the 54th series filters are described as oil BATH. So we have a nomenclature discrepancy, but it is clear that your...
Re: Wade's Workshop [by Ozstatman]
Project Blogs:: Wade's Workshop
Thursday 24th July 2014

Gina forwarded some photos she took yesterday.
Re: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost [by HA52]
Project Blogs:: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost
I tried to start the engine tonight after I got home from fixing broken airplanes out west all day. I figured maybe I was on a roll as things had gone well all day, obviously I was a genius mechanic and could do no wrong.

Nope. I hooked up a fuel line from a gas can to my fuel pump and that works great, so I did that rebuild correctly anyway. But I couldn't get the engine to catch - it will try very hard to fire but won't catch...
Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama) [by 64avanti]
Project Blogs:: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
The exhaust is in and it really sounds great, I went with Super Turbos from Dynomax/Walker. The lead pipes came from the large Packard exhaust supplier, my plan was to order these up as they would be difficult for a local shop to do, but have the local guy hang the mufflers & bend the tail pipes to avoid any fitment problems that I have heard so much about. Well the right pipes from the manifold back to the X frame came...
Re: New available motor oil [by 55PackardGuy]
V-8 (1955-56):: New available motor oil
customclipper55 wrote:
I remember as a kid, tearing apart old chevys and fords that had sludge an inch thick that had to be scraped with a putty knife.

Right you are, customclipper55. The only way to tell for sure is to drop the oil pan and view the evidence. I'm copping out and running detergent, changing freqently, running my fingers through the drained oil (not fun) and hoping I'm doing some good.

The difficulty with...
Re: Help!? need help finding parts [by Ozstatman]
V-8 (1955-56):: Help!? need help finding parts
for including your '55 Four Hundred Hardtop Coupe in the Registry!
Re: Windshield Sealant around Stainless Molding [by Larry51]
Post-War (1946-54):: Windshield Sealant around Stainless Molding
Guy, as far as the wing windows go, I am going to do a test with the hose when I eventually get the car out of the garage and can squirt water onto it (- before the carpets and door trims are fitted!).

My wing windows have new rubbers BUT I can see quite large gaps between door and rubber so I know those will need some sealant. Am considering just neutral cure silicone. Darn shame to need to do that but...
Re: new radiator for a 1956 Packard 400? [by PackardV8]
General:: new radiator for a 1956 Packard 400?
Re: Packard ? [by customclipper55]
General:: Packard ?
interesting comments here. I see the obvious stolen styling cues and do agree imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I have been a victim of it(paint schemes copied). I got over it. Remember we are viewing a culture who has made an economy out of coping everything from automobiles to fine artwork in assembly line coping studios. The lack of creativity is a sad comment on their culture and the fact that Packard styling was recreated should make...
Re: '52 Brake Shoe Adjustment [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: '52 Brake Shoe Adjustment
Commonly known as a "brake spoon".
Re: Water Pump on 1951 [by Marston]
Post-War (1946-54):: Water Pump on 1951
Thanks for both inputs. I installed the pump today using Permatex 2 and copper washers on the bolt that go into the water jacket. Everything appears to be leak free. So I'll keep an eye on the situation. If it develops a leak I'll post it.

Again thanks
Re: '52 327 Carter WGD rebuild or switch to WCFB 4 barrel [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: '52 327 Carter WGD rebuild or switch to WCFB 4 barrel
I suspect if you solve the problem of the very low manifold vacuum, you'll solve your problem. 10-12 inches of vacuum is TERRIBLE. First I' make sure the ignition timing is on specification, then adjust the carburetor idle mixtures to give maximum vacuum at idle but without opening the mixture screw further than the point of maximum vacuum. If that doesn't give you 18 inches or more, start...
Re: parts availability for pre-war models? [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: parts availability for pre-war models?
G'day megamotorhead,
to PackardInfo and, WHEN you find your Packard, I invite you to include it in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: 1947 Custom Super Clipper Eight Touring Sedan [by MIDan]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1947 Custom Super Clipper Eight Touring Sedan

JW wrote:
After the foregoing remarks, I can't pass up the opportunity to say that I have a very nice one for sale. Check out the ad in the For Sale Wanted section.


JW, if I had $22,547, you would no longer own that beautiful Packard. Alas, I do not...
Re: Cracked block on 1922 Single Six [by Richard Sturdy]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Cracked block on 1922 Single Six
Thanks Owen.
Re: 2126 Heater hose routing [by JW]
Post-War (1946-54):: 2126 Heater hose routing
I have seen, in supply catalogs, cable operated shut-off valves that have a 3/8" NPT fitting to screw into the cylinder head outlet. To me this type of valve would be preferred over the type that requires manually opening or closing the traditionally used valves. Flow through the heater cores could be easily regulated from inside the car for varying temperatures. Of course, a neat routing of the cable through the cowl wall...
Re: packards in tv and movies [by tolandis]
General:: packards in tv and movies
Keep an eye on the Packard 5 minutes into the movie.
Re: Carter WDO 531 SA [by Tim Cole]
Post-War (1946-54):: Carter WDO 531 SA
Hi Stan:

The WDO is an improvement over the Stromberg in the application of metering valves using ported throttle vacuum. The valves allow for leaner burn during light cruise. The next major development was the use of computer controlled metering valves 30 years later. That was pretty much the end of carburetor development.

So if your carburetor is totally disassembled and the metering valve unit has been taken apart it will...
Re: Recent additions to the Owner Registry [by Ozstatman]
General:: Recent additions to the Owner Registry
Although a member for a long time, it's to PackardInfo for Jim, James Hill, and for including your '40 One-Sixty Super Eight Touring Sedan in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: Alternator wiring instalation [by Don Shields]
Post-War (1946-54):: Alternator wiring instalation
Hi Casey,
The amp readings of either generator look good and the battery seems to be holding its own also, assuming no major electrical accessories were on when tested. You might want to see what the output is with the high beam headlamps on (14 amp draw) and the under dash blower fan on high (10 amp draw.) I'd let the car idle for a little while with both accessories on to deplete the battery some and then rev the engine...
Re: Wiring Diagrams [by Larry Pittsley]
General:: Wiring Diagrams
I really want to go to Warren Ohio to the museum. I have quite a few negatives of my fathers. He did some for Henney, including the Pan American conversion that is at the museum. I have 72 negatives of the conversion process for that car. I also have many of this era of Henney Packard conversions.
Re: 1955 Packard 700r conversion [by Agentx66x]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1955 Packard 700r conversion
I have a adapter as well I cant wait to see what that will run like with the v8.

What trans are people running? TH400/700R4/4l60/4l80/6l80/8l90??
Re: PAC National Meet Warren Ohio [by randy berger]
Shows and Events:: PAC National Meet Warren Ohio
Mike, it reached 95 here today - blame it on the Polar Vortex.
Talking face-to-face is always better, and so much easier.
Don't have to worry about spelling - they don't put your name on those trophies. It was a pleasure meeting you and putting a face to a name. Thanks for all the car pics on PAC - they are great.
Packard clipper hubcaps nos four of them. [by studejoe]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Packard clipper hubcaps nos four of them. have nos packard clipper hubcaps. bright and shiny. two are still sealed in origional packaging, two arent . $100.00 plus shipping costs.
Re: Put tubes in them tires? [by 55PackardGuy]
General:: Put tubes in them tires?

packardguy53 wrote:
Belts? These are not radials.


Thanks for the info on the Coker bias ply tires, and their website. I'm afraid to look, because I might buy something!

I need to note, for clarity, that Bias Belted tires were not only available, but quite popular back in the day. I imagine somebody (maybe Coker even) is still making them as "authentic" 60s and 70s repros. They generally had two bias plies and...
Re: Limousine Intercom Systems [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Limousine Intercom Systems
I guess the 740 Dictgraph is the same as that used on the later models.

DavidM, I don't believe that is the case.
Re: Temperature gauge repair [by Corsaseven]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: How To Remove Temperature Gauge Wire From Head
Thank you for your reply, I will contact Wolf Instruments. Have a great day !!!
Re: Over heating issue, I think. [by Tim Cole]
Project Blogs:: Over heating issue, I think.
Hi John:

The number on the thermostat is the temperature at which the unit begins to open. Full open is usually 20 degrees warmer.

If the gauge is now visually reading higher than before that could be the gauge itself. If you have been using the car a lot then lower compression will cause hotter running as will lean burning or retarded (excessive) ignition.

That aside, 190 at 100 degree ambient air temperature is pretty...
Re: 1947 2122 [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1947 2122
for including your '47 Custom Super Clipper Eight Touring Sedan in the Registry.
Re: 39 110 on ebay [by rvsls]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 39 110 on ebay
It is on ebay with a current bid of about $3500 and the reserve has not been met. It is item #390889393989
1933 super eight total advance? [by Dell]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1933 super eight total advance?
i have been working on my new 1003 which was rebuilt in 1978 and been stored for the last 34 years. the north-east distributor was converted to a mallory advance system and uses the mallory points. my question now that all the old grease has been cleaned out and the weights move again what should the total advance be? right now the mechanical advance is set at 36 degrees. and i question if that might be to much. all...
Re: Dive & Screech [by Don Shields]
Post-War (1946-54):: Dive & Screech
Great news! "Who'da thunk" out of round rear drums could cause such problems up front, yet there it is. Anyway, another Packard mystery is solved. BTW, your mechanic's prices are very reasonable, or at least they would be in these here parts. Enjoy the ride!
Re: Do Pack 120's require higher octane gas? [by David Grubbs]
General:: Do Pack 120's require higher octane gas?
My 39 120 runs fine on 87 octane, but I prefer to use Premium since it doesn't have the nasty Ethanol in in. (at least at certain Exxon and others in MT).
Re: 21st Series Hood Lock Grommets [by bjsgarage]
Post-War (1946-54):: 21st Series Hood Lock Grommets
LJJ is right - the replacement grommets are much thinner than the original Packard quality grommets. Sad that the vendors can't make a better part for us. When I replaced the grommets on my 49 Custom Eight I cleaned up all the pieces, repainted them, and then reassembled. Noticing how thin was the new grommet, I cleaned up the old grommet, and put it on under the new one. Thus giving the new grommet some thickness and...
Re: 2122 Clipper ID question. [by StanJo58]
Post-War (1946-54):: 2122 Clipper ID question.
Bingo! The picture helped a lot! Knocked off the rust, found some white paint and some Packard engine green but after cleaning it up and using some white paint for contrast I am sure the engine number is F513339 and in the original location. A quick look at the engine number range says it falls in the production range.

Does that mean I have the original engine?
Re: Mike's 53 Clipper [by Larry51]
Project Blogs:: Mike's 53 Clipper
I'll bet you got a real buzz when that engine ran! Sounds good.
Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan [by Larry51]
Project Blogs:: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
Car looks great, congrats on reaching this epic point after the years of hard but very enjoyable work!

Glad to hear you possibly are considering another project . . . a '39 110 sounds interesting.

I will personally be interested to hear more about the drive testing, something that I'll be doing in a month or two(- hopefully!)
Re: Speaking of artillery wheels.... [by skateboardgumby]
General:: Speaking of artillery wheels....
Oops! I just showed my ignorance. Cut me a little slack. I'm still learning the ropes.

No, I'm not particularly interested in that model. I'm shooting for a Packard 120 in the 1936-39 year range.

1938 Super 8 Pack relisted [by skateboardgumby]
General:: 1938 Super 8 Pack relisted
I saw that the survivor 1938 Super 8 Packard on ebay has been relisted with a new starting price of 25K. I guess that is the seller's way of elbowing potential buyers in the right direction of the reserve price.

kind regards
Garrett Meadows
120 acceleration on entrance ramps [by skateboardgumby]
General:: 120 acceleration on entrance ramps
What is the acceleration like on Pre-War 120 Packs? As I was accelerating to merge onto I-80 East yesterday in Sacramento and cars were zipping past me at 70+mph, I wondered about how a a Pack 120 would do under similar conditions.

kind regards
Garrett Meadows
Re: To drain or not? [by JW]
General:: To drain or not?
Good catch, Randy. I was going to mention that the V-8s have a plate that can be removed, but the thought got lost somewhere. Thanks.

Re: Larry's 1951 Club Sedan Project [by Larry51]
Project Blogs:: Larry's 1951 Club Sedan Project
Had a very productive day fitting the floor plate that slips over the brake pedal. I did a ‘test fit’ and just wasn’t happy about the way the plate sat, with quite a few gaps between it and the floor area. There was about 1/4inch of space at the worst point and it seems there was no way to reduce that gap without bending the floor plate.

Thought maybe that I had a plate off another car but after thinking it through decided...
Re: Spark Plug Gap [by 55PackardGuy]
General:: Spark Plug Gap
Thanks for your kind words, JW. I re-gapped the plugs at .025, and found that 5 thousandths makes a remarkable difference in starting and "punch."
Re: Points and condenser [by 1950 Packard]
Post-War (1946-54):: Points and condenser
Thank you for the help. Will go to that site. JD
Re: 1940-120 Splasher panel [by 1940-120]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940-120 Splasher panel
Thank you

Awhile back Flackmaster had a discussion about it but I wasn't able to see what I needed from the pictures. I will go back and look again.

Thank you
Packard movie moment... [by MIDan]
General:: Packard movie moment...
My wife & I watched the Coen Brothers movie 'Inside Llewyn Davis' (from 2013) over the weekend. It takes place in the early 60's and is VERY loosely based on a week in the life of the late Dave Van Ronk, folk and blues singer.

In a VERY brief scene, Llewyn Davis exits a black and white '55 Patrician after riding in it as part of a hitchhiking sequence. No other shots of the car, just Mr. Davis exiting it...
Re: Packard sign [by TroyT]
General:: Packard sign
I got him down to 11-12k, as much as I would love to have it, another Packard would be better suited.
Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe! [by JW]
Project Blogs:: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
If your dwell meter is reading 41, then the points need to be adjusted. 30 degrees should be a good setting. The "Point RES" setting is to measure resistance across the distributor contact points when they are closed and the ignition switch is on. Usually these meters have an area indicated to show allowable resistance. This gives you a quick way to determine the condition of the points.

Re: What are the most common problems for 120's? [by JW]
General:: What are the most common problems for 120's?
You are so lucky not to have been hurt, hurt someone else, or damaged another vehicle. Most fortunate outcome given how bad it could have been. Checking lug nuts and bolts, a good lesson for all of us. Glad you are okay, and hope the damage to the Packrd was minor.

Re: RIk's 56 ultramatic [by Riki]
Project Blogs:: RIk's 56 ultramatic
getting closer, the stainless exhaust pipes, from nc, driver side, goes down, i need to lift it up, pass side looks like its to long, and not the right bends, that goes for both pipes,

any that takes it back behind doors, and that is how much straight pipe i will have at start up, should sound nice,

going to have to put a jack under lower case, then will have to take it off when trans goes in, still waiting to get 2 rings ground,...
Re: '53 Clipper headlight problem [by JimStulga]
Post-War (1946-54):: '53 Clipper headlight problem
Thanks for all your help!! I made progress today because of it. The 20amp fuse at the base of the dash cluster is good and I used a continuity tester on the three little box shaped circuit breakers (if that's what they are) at the bottom of the dash as well. All seem good. I guess it will be back to the headlight switch to check for connections and do a cleaning. Can't do anymore today, so sometime during the week....
Re: distributor problems [by 34PackardRoadsta]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: distributor problems
A most salubrious result!
Re: Preservation of newly cut brake drums [by 1940-120]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Preservation of newly cut brake drums
Thank you everybody for the informative solutions.

I think I am going to go the route with the desiccant and plastic bags.

thanks again
Fred D
Re: need sticking valve solution [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: need sticking valve solution
Good advice, Tim. A particularly good way to clean guides, assuming they are just gummed and don't need replacement, is to use a brass pistol or rifle bore brush of appropriate diameter (about 38 caliber) soaked in lacquer thinner and of course using an absorbent cloth below the guide to prevent the solvent and goop from entering the engine.

Also, though I've never done it myself nor found it necessary, Packard's recommendation...
Re: West Fargo Cruise Night July [by JW]
Shows and Events:: West Fargo Cruise Night July
Yes, wings are incorrectly mounted, and incorrect wheel covers. Still, an impressive automobile.

Re: Starting problem [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: Starting problem
I'd start with a determination of whether the problem is fuel or ignition. If you hold the choke valve open and stroke the throttle linkage and do not see two streams of gasoline shooting into the venturi, it may be fuel. If that's OK, remove a spark plug wire from a plug and place it within 1/8 inch of the engine block and crank the starter; if no spark, it's probably ignition.

If it's ignition, when's the last time you changed...
Re: 51 200 gas gauge [by David Grubbs]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 51 200 gas gauge
Walt, sorry I didn't post earlier. I got the gauge, installed it yesterday and it works like a champ! Thanks again!!
Re: Ex-Packard Designers [by Rusty O\'Toole]
General:: Ex-Packard Designers
If you study sales figures from the fifties you will see that when a car came out with a completely new style, sales went up. When they repeated the same style (with minor changes) sales went down by about a third. Each year without a new style, sales dropped another third.

When they came out with an all new style, sales went back up (if the new style caught the public eye).

This is why major facelifts became popular, in hopes of stretching...
Re: 1940 Parking brake lock up [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1940 Parking brake lock up
Removing a rear drum is a very simple job though it does require a good drum puller and some patience. As to the wheel bearings, were it me I'd check for evidence of a leaking outer seal and pull the backing plate and clean and inspect the wheel bearing. Rear wheel bearings as long as the axle shaft end-play is within spec and the lubrication of the bearing attended to usually last 100,000 miles, often much more. If...
Re: For Sale 55 Clipper Super Sedan [by JW]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: For Sale 55 Clipper Super Sedan
O_D, correct. Any guess as to the couple in the back of the group?

Re: 1950 Packard (Parts or whole car.) [by DeluxCanuck]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1950 Packard (Parts or whole car.)
Thanks for the tip Oz. Appreciate the info.
Re: 22nd Series Custom 8 Club Sedan Production Break Out? [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: 22nd Series Custom 8 Club Sedan Production Break Out?
IMO the 22nd series Custom 8s were one of the last truly luxury Packards built, and only perhaps a dozen or so club sedans survive in good condition - a really desireable postwar Packard.
Re: 1956 Executive Discussion / Comments [by Fyreline]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1956 Executive Discussion / Comments
Is it just me, or does that Saratoga car look like it could be a stand-in for a Russian Chaika in a cold-war movie? Just sayin' . . .
Re: Ground strap for 32 packard [by 34PackardRoadsta]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Ground strap for 32 packard
As far as I can tell, there was no ground strap on these cars originally. These engines and transmissions were not mounted with rubber bushings, so a ground strap should not be required. The bolts that hold everything onto the frame should be enough to create a solid ground.

Extra paint/coatings applied to the frame during restoration, or anti-seize lubricants applied to the mounting bolts, may make such a strap necessary.

Re: Up date, 1940-356 start up problems KV readings [by Bill 40 180]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Up date, 1940-356 start up problems KV readings
Thank you and to everyone who posted suggestions to help me figure this out. Now we can actually drive this beautiful car and start working on other issues which by comparison to my introductory experience of the ring, bearing and valve job, should be less challenging and expedient. Thanks again.
Re: Brake drum removal 1948 22nd Series [by kanadanmajava]
Post-War (1946-54):: Brake drum removal 1948 22nd Series
I removed the rear drums from my '48 during the winter. One of them was quite easy to remove but the other was really tight. The weren't torqued very evenly.

When I was putting them back together I noticed what might have caused the problem. In the shaft there was only one hole for the securing pin. The nut had six grooves and its pitch was quite thick. So if I want to tighten the nut so that it remains in contact...
Re: Possible to get in a nice Pack -120 for $25K? [by Ken P]
General:: Possible to get in a nice Pack -120 for $25K?
It sure looks like a power steering pump. Maybe they added a 70s era Ford power assist?
Re: Replacing the floor panels on a '49 super 8 sedan [by TroyT]
Project Blogs:: Replacing the floor panels on a '49 super 8 sedan
Congrats Blake, Welcome you will find all kinds of good data and advice here. Some good advice already. I bet you are anxious to get going, but the best advice I have from my journey is research, research, research. use the search function on this site and you will find their is a very high chance someone has tackled your project and has some pointers.

As HH stated C2C is your best source, you will...
Re: Easier to drive: shift on the floor or column? [by MIDan]
General:: Easier to drive: shift on the floor or column?

JW wrote:
MIDan, that shift kit must have had an interesting shift pattern. My guess is it was backwards from normal (1st up, Rev. down; and 2nd down, High up) because of the shifting arms being on the top of the case. That is unless your dad installed some idler arms to change direction of the motion from the shift lever. Maybe someone else here can comment on what I have just written, but it seems this is the way it would have been.


Re: 21 and 22-23?? series hood bumpers. [by John Brinegar]
Post-War (1946-54):: 21 and 22-23?? series hood bumpers.
I was able to remove one bumper, but now I can't get the screws with nut on bottom out of the other three. Soaked in P Blaster, but can't hold the screw end with a screwdriver. Any suggestions ?
Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400 [by Stewart]
Project Blogs:: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
I had to dig down in to the dredges of page 2 to find my blog.

I have been working on the Packard. I just that I have been working on the same location for so long that I got tired of posting about it. I did finally get the hinge post done. I had it done earlier but didn't like the looks of it and cut it all off. My second attempt was much better. Got the new floor panel and inner rocker tacked in now. Hopefully we'll...
Re: 56 Exec rear end [by bobp]
V-8 (1955-56):: 56 Exec rear end
Thank you for the info. I made a copy also. Everything in there is in good shape.
Re: 1955 high optioned Custom Clipper reluctantly for sale [by customclipper55]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1955 high optioned Custom Clipper reluctantly for sale
I think 12,500 is the lowest I will go considering all the work done plus the options. All orig paperwork,parts and literature included plus a professional show board. It is a highly optioned car. I accessed the info here and except for a/c this car seems to have just about everything on the list including star damask cloth,rear reading lamp,rear speaker with vol control and trunk lamp and...
Re: Arm Rests [by BigKev]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Arm Rests
Have you reached out to Flackmaster? If they exists, he would know where they are at.
Re: exhaust pipe flange gasket issues [by 37Crazy]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: exhaust pipe flange gasket issues
I had the exact same problem on a brand new exhaust system. I finally got out the hacksaw and cut right through the weld 80% through. I made the cut on the side that needed to close up. If you run feeler gauges around the bolted up flange that leaks (make sure you have both ends bolted), you will see which side is the widest. That is your hinge side (the part you don't cut). I bolted the pipe backup on both ends...
Re: 1954 Caribbean interior [by lstelling]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1954 Caribbean interior
Thank you both for the information. It seems that although all leather may look good, it is really not the right way to go. I did not know about the Roster Keepers, I will try that.
Exterior window trim [by 1950 Packard]
Post-War (1946-54):: Exterior window trim
I have a 1950 Packard 4 door sedan that I am restoring. I would like to get some information on how to remove the window trim. I am going to replace the old glass while the trim is off. Tell me if you have actually removed exterior window trim. How difficult is the removal and replacement?
Re: Cost of a paint job [by customclipper55]
General:: Cost of a paint job
I fully understand and hope the family and relocation issues get ironed out smoothly as they are the most important. Sometimes finishing 1 project is a major milestone that may come once in a lifetime. Surely good advice to buy the best car you can paint and interior wise. Each individual needs to assess their own situation when it comes to taking on a project. As someone who has tackled full hot rod interiors and paint/bodywork in...
Re: Leather interiors [by skateboardgumby]
General:: Leather interiors
When I was a little boy back in the 1960's, I remember my late great-grand father (born 1886) spoke about driving a car with a "joy stick."

Thanks for the pic. It brought back some great memories of spending time with my great-grandparents.

kind regards
Garrett Meadows
Re: What are artillery wheels? [by skateboardgumby]
General:: What are artillery wheels?
There was an episode of the old And Griffith show in which Barney gets snookered into buying a piece of junk car that has had sawdust "added" to the kaput transmission to make it run smoothly.

As funny as the episode was, I couldn't help but feel sorry for Barney because some of us have been snookered similarly.

kind regards
Garrett Meadows
Re: water pump [by Riki]
V-8 (1955-56):: water pump
55 that is the bearing,
Re: Unable to start up 1940 356 engine [by Larry51]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Unable to start up 1940 356 engine
Even though your timing appears to be OK, try again with it either advanced a little more or retarded a tad.Play around a bit with it and maybe disconnect the vacuum advance to see if it will run.
Re: 37 Packard in Somerset Wisconsin [by ClassicCrusier]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 37 Packard in Somerset Wisconsin
I'm near there, could photo the car for you if you like?
Re: Packards at Geneseo [by Ima48too]
General:: Packards at Geneseo
Here is an event from a few years ago that took place in Batavia, maybe 50 miles or so from the air field. A couple of Packards and V8 AMC's are in the mix:

Re: Is 12-volt conversion really necessary? [by Ima48too]
General:: Is 12-volt conversion really necessary?
Do they suggest the 12V conversion after they pull the pocket tape measure out of their pocket and hold it up to the side window saying "needs about 4" outa here".
How that set of genes got around would make Darwin stutter.
Re: Glass [by JW]
Post-War (1946-54):: Glass
Something to consider is having a clear UV blocking window tint applied. It will keep the inside of the car much cooler and protect the interior from solar damage. Unlike the tinted window films, the clear does not change the appearance of the car. Most window tint shops offer this product.


Edit: The clear film is used on windshields too.
Re: How many different keys came with pre War Packs? [by flackmaster]
General:: How many different keys came with pre War Packs?
...and don't forget the separate key for accessories such as the locking gas cap, spare tire lock (inside the trunk!) or the locking trunk tilt brackets... thank goodness we aren't fooling with vintage Rolls-Royce's where there is that persistent rumor that there was a locked hood and only the mechanic had the key!
Re: Headliner Retainers 51 Club Sedan [by Larry51]
Post-War (1946-54):: Headliner Retainers 51 Club Sedan
Bit of a problem wuith your description because 26th series was 1953, and all 1952 was 25th. So I guess your car is a 1952 200 deluxe, so to be sure just check the VIN and see if it says 2562.

If the screen you are looking at is definitely from a 1951 Patrician 400 (VIN should say model 2452) you will be OK to use it. Part numbers are the same for those two models. Different for 1953 screen which will not fit. Part...
Re: Seeking opinions on 1937 Packard 120 coupe [by skateboardgumby]
General:: Seeking opinions on 1937 Packard 120 coupe
Wow! Talk about a great resource! Thanks for the info.

kind regards
Garrett Meadows
Re: Owner Registry - Time to get on board! [by Ozstatman]
General:: Owner Registry - Time to get on board!
Now 1320 Packards in the Packard Owner's Registry!

And 5444 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: 1932 roadster [by Ozstatman]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1932 roadster
melvin for including your '32 Standard Eight Roadster Coupe in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: One of a kind find [by Riki]
V-8 (1955-56):: One of a kind find
make that another set, in the box fron standard surplus,,and i may have the covers from a 56 clippper we had.
Re: 1941 Packard 110 Deluxe Heater & Windshield Wiper Motor in Need of Service [by 39SixSedanMan]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1941 Packard 110 Deluxe Heater & Windshield Wiper Motor in Need of Service
I'd suggest pulling the wiper and fan motors out, then assessing them. You may be able to repair yourself, or find a local place that can do simple electrical wire repair.

I installed the 40 electric wipers in my 39 and had to repair the motor winding leads and essentially the entire harness of the wiper. The winding leads were a bit more complex because it required...
Re: detroit Area folks? [by MrPushbutton]
General:: detroit Area folks?
I think we took care of this yesterday, right?
Re: '56 W/W Questions [by Riki]
V-8 (1955-56):: '56 W/W Questions
seems to me, the unit could be made to run on positive pressure instead of negitive pressure
Model T Tour [by Jim in Boone]
General:: Model T Tour
Model T's arrived in Boone today for several days in the mountains. Not Packard, but maybe you will enjoy the pictures.
Re: For Sale 1940 Model 120 Packard [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: For Sale 1940 Model 120 Packard
"As for registering the car how would I go about doing that?"


This FAQ should help you with the process.
July Austin Cars & Coffee [by JW]
Shows and Events:: July Austin Cars & Coffee
Drove the Model A Roadster to the event. Got there early as it is going to be a hot day. There was one Packard being shown. A nice 1941 One-Twenty Convertible Coupe. It has the running board delete, which I prefer with these 19th series cars. It may have been at Salado this year, I will have to check. Owner was not around so I did not get a chance to learn any more about it. There was a larger than normal turn out for this...