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Re: Put tubes in them tires? [by 55PackardGuy]
General:: Put tubes in them tires?
Thanks for the great feedback. Whatever I do, I will not make anyone beholden for the results just because I happen to follow, or not follow, their advice. The final result is on me.

I will say this. I entirely agree that the shelf-life of modern tires is much shorter. It may be because of the compound or because they can get away with different processes because tires get sold and used up so fast due to how quickly we put miles on...
Re: Oil pump and such [by Owen_Dyneto]
V-8 (1955-56):: Oil pump and such
A lock up convertor in 55

Actually, a lock-up converter in 1949.
Re: Wayne's 56 400 [by Ozstatman]
Project Blogs:: Wayne's 56 400
G'day Wayne,

Good to hear things are progressing with your Four Hundred. Seeing the pic's makes me realise I haven't seen it in the metal. Have to come and have a look one time when I'm up on the Central Coast.
Re: Ultramatic Question [by JD in KC]
Post-War (1946-54):: Ultramatic Question
Thanks Ross. That helps. I've only put the car into low gear once (to make sure it had one). I hope to drop the pan and make the re-adjustment this weekend. I'll post the results.
Re: Want to buy [by HH56]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Want to buy
When you log in you will see a red number by your inbox if you have messages. Click on inbox, a window will open and then click on the message's subject or title to read the message. At the bottom of the window that opens is a reply button. Once you click on that button another small window will open where you can type and send your response.
Re: Henry's 55 Constellation [by MrBumble]
Project Blogs:: Henry's 55 Constellation
Wow Hank! That looks like a mirror! You are doing a fantastic job on that car. Is it street legal yet?
Re: Ex-Packard Designers [by DaveB845]
General:: Ex-Packard Designers
The late and great Virgil Exner is off the hook for both the 1954 Plymouth Belmont and the Dodge Granada. My copy of "Chrysler Concept Cars 1940-1970" blames the Belmont on Al Prance of Briggs. Bill Robinson had done an earlier version but it was Prance who "corrected it" to the version we see today. The interior seems to have changed as often as the color of this car, including some versions with floor shift and some with Hy-Drive column...
Re: An Air Cleaner from a '33 - To Clean or Disassemble [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: An Air Cleaner from a '33 - To Clean or Disassemble
Sorry for less than a good photo but I think you can clearly see the air filter retainer screw is on the backside towards the cowl with the wingnut handle on the inside over the manifold.

If in fact your throttle won't open all the way because the accelerator pump has bottomed out, then almost certainly the link is upside down as that is the specific purpose of the "hinge and spring" in the link...
Re: A Marketing Anomaly to Ponder [by 55Packardconv]
Post-War (1946-54):: A Marketing Anomaly to Ponder
IIRC, in 1947 when the convertibles first were built, Packard had a twin assembly line that was intended to accommodate the 200,000 cars a year that George Christopher had promised the dealers. So, it was easy to start building the new snazzy convertible while the older style 1947 sedans and coupes were still being built as well.

I think they timed it like that because Packard had previously always sold a higher...
Re: 1939 Packard 1705 Super 8 Touring Sedan Limo for Sale Florida [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1939 Packard 1705 Super 8 Touring Sedan Limo for Sale Florida
1938 was packards first year for the all steel body

Not that it matters too much after 4 years, but just to keep the record straight that is an incorrect statement - it applies only to the junior cars. The 1938 Super Eight and Twelve were still conventional wood-frame construction, as was the Twelve for 1939.
Re: Year-end Leftover 1953 models [by MrBumble]
Post-War (1946-54):: Year-end Leftover 1953 models
I sometimes have trouble telling a 1953 Packard from a '54, I must admit. I think in 1951 and 1952 the styling was new and sharp, especially compared to the preceding series. By 1953 it was getting a little long in the tooth. By 1954 Packard was juggling too many balls. Bringing in a new president, buying Studebaker (a catastrophe), and opening the Conner Avenue plant and switching production from the Grand Boulevard...
Re: V8 Parts Guy from Duluth Minnesota area [by Owen_Dyneto]
V-8 (1955-56):: V8 Parts Guy from Duluth Minnesota area
Easy way to tell by looking at the dashboard, 56 had a larger clock.
Re: Hesitation on initial acceleration [by JD in KC]
Post-War (1946-54):: Hesitation on initial acceleration
My local Kansas City NAPA has charged me freight for items coming from their Denver warehouse. They usually have what I need locally.
Re: Larry's 1951 Club Sedan Project [by Ross]
Project Blogs:: Larry's 1951 Club Sedan Project
Can't wait to see the interior all put together. It will look rich.

We almost never see a 200 with the interior done correctly (heaven knows mine isn't) so this is an extra treat. I saw some online review of a 200--it might have been some Hemmings feature of a car for sale; the reviewer complained of Packard's taxi-like interior. The car in question had been upholstered with several acres of black vinyl. Guess the...
Re: instrument cluster removal ? [by HA52]
Post-War (1946-54):: instrument cluster removal ?
Either the threads on the screw are rusted or stripped out and no grab on the clip, or the clip is spinning. I had 2 screws where I had to reach up from underneath and wedge things with a small vise grip ( I used a small needle-nosed version) to get them out. Be sure to swear, that often seems to help.
Re: 1951-56 Outriggers (frame to body braces) for sale [by 64avanti]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1951-56 Outriggers (frame to body braces) for sale
PM'd ya.
Re: 1040 110 Brake switch question [by BDC]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 1040 110 Brake switch question
Lol
Re: 51 200 gas gauge [by David Grubbs]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 51 200 gas gauge
Then we are both good Walt - I can tell how much gas I have, and you'll know what time it is! Thanks again.
Re: What motor/engine [by David Grubbs]
General:: What motor/engine
Check the motor number stamped on the block and it will tell you if it is a 5 or 9 main bearing engine.
Re: Rear End Backlash [by TroyT]
Project Blogs:: Rear End Backlash
Yep, there is my Answer. I have a nice addition of a Posi Track rear end. According to the book, the excess slop is normal and the noise is natural. I also learned that the Locker must be replaced as an entire unit when they do go bad, as they were made to be non-serviceable.
1951 Packard 200 rear seat upholstry backside [by 51Packard]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1951 Packard 200 rear seat upholstry backside
Under the original green seat cover is original striped broadcloth upholstery in good condition. I am willing to remove from frame and just ship the material.
Re: 1951 Packard 200 Doors for Sale [by 51Packard]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1951 Packard 200 Doors for Sale
Rear passenger side door:

Good main and wing glass. Wing glass has "Pinkerton" security sticker that will need to be removed. Some primer overspray on main glass that will come off pretty easy. Door sheet metal appears to be solid. If interested, I will examine any areas of concern more closely. Good window regulator and door lock mechanism. Good door striker.

Handle and trim not included.

Whole or possibly...
Re: 1951 Packard 200 sheet metal [by 51Packard]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1951 Packard 200 sheet metal
*Bump*

Doors will be listed separately now
Re: 1/3 scale Prototype Display Packard 6 Cyl Engine Model [by RogerDetroit]
General:: 1/3 scale Prototype Display Packard 6 Cyl Engine Model
Ding, ding, dingy, dingy, ding!

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Yep, would agree that it is a Marmon motor - very sharp eye there Mr. V8fan.
Re: cam swap 288ci [by carl52]
General:: cam swap 288ci
Thank you guys for the info
FOR SALE 1939 PACKARD 120 CLUB COUPE [by packard0820]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: FOR SALE 1939 PACKARD 120 CLUB COUPE
COMPLETE RESTORATION PAINT ,CHROME,INTERIOR ,WIRING ECT. MORE PICTURES? E-MAIL RLPLKP@COMCAST.NET OR BOB 804-389-2555
Re: Wade's Workshop [by BDC]
Project Blogs:: Wade's Workshop
What probably happened is that the gasket was dried out a little, and it expanded enough with the coolant/water that it sealed.
Re: Windshield Sealant around Stainless Molding [by BigKev]
Post-War (1946-54):: Windshield Sealant around Stainless Molding
Also on the slotted area of the rubber where the trim sits, you shouldn't need anything there as that slot does not penetrate to the other side, and the corner moldings are what hold everything in place. You just need sealant where the molding fasteners pass through the seal and body.

Also, the more sealant you use, the more of a nightmare it will be in the event the glass has to be replaced.
Re: 55 Caribbean, early design? [by RogerDetroit]
V-8 (1955-56):: 55 Caribbean, early design?
Let the Ride...
There have been some changes since 1955 - additions to buildings, etc. but you can still make out where Packard placed the cars. Also, as the concrete sections have deteriorated over the years they have replaced the sections with concrete, but without the three, saw-cut rows. Still, it would be neat to see if you are ever in the area.


Leeedy:
Indeed Cranbrook was a site for Packard photo ops. And as for...
Re: 54 Clipper Air filter [by packard1949]
Post-War (1946-54):: 54 Clipper Air filter
John did not mention-you might want to start your search with a Purolator A30057-it fits my series 21 and I think I used it in the 23 series.
Re: 1956 Clipper Pushbutton Ultramatic Parts Question [by PABOB]
V-8 (1955-56):: 1956 Clipper Pushbutton Ultramatic Parts Question
Russ,

Took some time off from this, sorry for not responding sooner. I bought a new relay from Max Merritt Auto.

I've started tracing out the wires again to correct a number of incorrect connections so I haven't had success yet with seeing if the actuator motor will operate the valve shaft yet.

Nothing makes me wish that I had hair to pull out more than this car.
Re: Owner Registry - Time to get on board! [by Ozstatman]
General:: Owner Registry - Time to get on board!
Now 1330 Packards in the Packard Owner's Registry!

And 5476 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: Torsion control box wanted [by randy berger]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Torsion control box wanted
Words from an expert. The front bushings are critical and easy to replace.
Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama) [by 55PackardGuy]
Project Blogs:: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
64avanti,

If it's easy for you to change steering boxes, then it's easy!

You're correct on the steering ratio, I believe. You've got the slower one. The PS steering is very slow, the manual is even slower!

But check the rear gears, you might have the 4:10 to 1:00 ratio, if you have OD. How close is that to the "legenday" GM 4:11 dragstar rear? Pretty darn close, I'd say.

If you're looking for a solid engine, I'd...
Re: Carb adjustment screws on Carter WGD 2102S [by 55PackardGuy]
Post-War (1946-54):: Carb adjustment screws on Carter WGD 2102S
BigKev,

You're probably right. The eyes ain't what they used to be, and the spec page is a little dim to me.

Thanks, I'll go ahead and change the references in the thread.

That's what BDeB had in his post, now that I squint at it. I'll go ahead and change the name of the thread, and my posts if I can still edit them.

Thanks for pointing that out. Have you adjusted your carb yet? I'm new at this.

Edit:...
Re: Radio [by packard1949]
Post-War (1946-54):: Radio
There is a schematic on this web site-that gives voltages and etc at different points. I would also suspect a tube in the amp section. I think tubes can be accessed from the bottom of the radio. You can try that-most likely it will have to come out. Then you need a voltage supply etc for further testing. If you need a name there is a guy that advertises in the Packard mag well thought of. There is a guy here in Tn that works on them...
Re: '52 327 Carter WGD rebuild or switch to WCFB 4 barrel [by Thunderbolt]
Post-War (1946-54):: '52 327 Carter WGD rebuild or switch to WCFB 4 barrel
It was a vacuum leak in a hose. Now it's pulling 21". I ran it through first and second wide open and the car flew. It's got enough power now. I think I need to lower the idle speed now. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
Re: Tachometers ?? [by flackmaster]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Tachometers ??
Looks, yes. Correct, no. Its from a 39 Super 8.
Re: Other type wheels for '47 Clipper [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Other type wheels for '47 Clipper
No idea if the Chevy wheels would work but one other thing I would note is the diameter of the Packard hub to make sure it will fit thru the center hole on any wheels you find.
Re: 1954 Packard Convertibles [by BryanMoran]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1954 Packard Convertibles
Owen
Thanks. I received an email message from a seller in San Francisco offering for sale a 1954 Packard convertible project and they did not specify if it was a Caribbean.

A follow up email from the seller did not confirm it's Caribbean status, so I will for now assume it is a Convertible.

863 is still small prodcution and the 1954 Packard is arguably an attractive car, although I believe these were derided by some as...
Re: Sticking shift linkage [by Mark Graber]
Post-War (1946-54):: Sticking shift linkage
I am glad to be able to close this out by reporting success. Max still had my original transmission and sent me the original cover assembly. Brian's info about the shaft indexing was absolutely correct. My original cover assembly slipped right in, and the linkage lines up perfectly.
Thanks Gents,
Mark
Re: First Production 1955 Patrician [by cli55er]
V-8 (1955-56):: First Production 1955 Patrician
i recently saw it on craigslist with a cache of cars he has listed. i dont remember the price, but i do know that it'll probably be sitting where it is for quite some time.

also i remember seeing and almost buying the engine block to 5688-1001 on ebay about 2 years ago. it was priced at 500. i didn't buy it because i had stock 374 pistons and no telling if this block would need boring, rendering my new set of pistons useless.
Re: 1947 clipper electric tricks [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1947 clipper electric tricks
I'm thinking the separate pointer light was eliminated for post war cars and the schematic was just a relabeled prewar item or perhaps it was an early planned feature that showed up on schematics but never made it into production.

My 2106 only has space for 5 bulbs so no place for a pointer light. There is what appears to be a kilometer speedo on ebay labeled as being from a 46 and from what I can see looks like it...
WANTED - Hood louvre for '35 Super Eight [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: WANTED - Hood louvre for '35 Super Eight
Right side hood louvre wanted for '35 Super Eight restoration. Not the front louvre, one of the other parallelogram shaped louvres!
Re: Cloisonné repair? [by GTO]
General:: Cloisonné repair?
Another alternative is to buy new inserts.I believe Tuscon Packard has them as well as other dealers.
Re: Universal Tire Company [by Tom (Packin31)]
General:: Universal Tire Company
Once again the tires had yellowed I contacted Gary at Universal and he stated I had a few options. He would reimburse me some money and I would just have to clean them every year or option two was dismount them, send them back and he would send off a newer production run of the tires compare to the run I have.

I opted to dismount them and send them back. Even with all the exercise of having to dismount them I can't be happier with a...
Re: When do Packs stop being "original"? [by Owen_Dyneto]
General:: When do Packs stop being "original"?
Qualification for AACA's HPOF (historical preservation of original features) does not penalize for replacement of those items considered to be normal service/replacement items as long as they are replaced with new but correct items. Such normal service items are tires, holes, belts and many more.
Re: 1956 Packard Patrician Rebuild Project [by customclipper55]
Project Blogs:: 1956 Packard Patrician Rebuild Project
BTW good work! I saw some earlier posts on your project blog. Hope all is well with Your surgery and job situation. Dan
Re: Various 1953 Parts [by Richter12x2]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Various 1953 Parts
Email sent, since PMs don't seem to allow attachments!
Re: What's the deal on 6 volt coils? [by Saffron]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: What's the deal on 6 volt coils?
I would vote for the condenser.
Re: Any Packs at Barrett Jackson in Reno? [by skateboardgumby]
General:: Any Packs at Barrett Jackson in Reno?
Unfortunately, Silver State Packards is on "hiatus" according to the president. They are, however, having a BBQ I'm attending an August 2. I hope to rub elbows with and pump for info some of the "members."

BTW, what do you call members of a group that is on hiatus?

kind regards
Garrett Meadows
Re: anybody can identify this front-end? [by 64avanti]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: anybody can identify this front-end?
Looks like what is left over after an F body or Mustang II front suspension swap?
Re: "The Fall of the Packard Motor Car" book [by skateboardgumby]
General:: "The Fall of the Packard Motor Car" book
Many excellent observations and the very reason why I'm forever fascinated by how individuals' personalities often dictate successes/failures.

Case in point, JC Penny's nearly went belly-up last year when it brought in a former Apple CEO to "turn things around." The strategies that worked well for Apple didn't translate to JCP.

Based on all the wonderful information I've gotten about "The Fall," I can't wait to read...
Re: What would Packard have done. [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: What would Packard have done.
Quote:

bkazmer wrote:

----does a 21st Clipper have the fresh air inlet grilles in the front kick panels that a 22nd - 23rd bathtub does? That would be a really easy (and invisible) tie-in point


Unfortunately, No. Only vent is the cowl vent.
Re: Roof insert [by skateboardgumby]
General:: Roof insert
Thank you for the possible resources to access copies of both Packard books. I guess I'm going to gird my loins and grit my teeth and buy both books. Like you said, they are essentials for Packard enthusiasts.

kind regards
Garrett Meadows
Re: Recent additions to the Owner Registry [by Ozstatman]
General:: Recent additions to the Owner Registry
and torgy55 for including your '56 Executive Touring Sedan in the Packard Owner's Registry.
Re: '32 Spark Plug Cab;le Tube Assembly [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: '32 Spark Plug Cab;le Tube Assembly
Mark, perhaps you should talk to or visit John Kefalonitis, he's not far from you (Blairstown) and also has an extremely original Light Eight sedan.
'32 Oil Gauge Gaskets [by mcsilves]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: '32 Oil Gauge Gaskets
When cleaning out the oil pan on my '32 Light Eight, I was unable to find replacement gaskets for the oil gauge on the side of the oil pan. I worked with Sandy Olsen at Olsen Gaskets (360-871-1207) to have them make a replacemt set from my aged originals. This consists of 4 gaskets: the oil gauge body cover inner and outer gaskets and the oil gauge glass upper and lower gaskets. So these should now be available if they were not before.
Concours @ St. John's (Old Meadow Brook show) [by 64avanti]
Shows and Events:: Concours @ St. John's (Old Meadow Brook show)
Managed to catch a ride to Michigan this weekend to see the Concours of America @ St John's and 1930's Packards were well represented. This was my first experience attending a Concours this size and it was quite a weekend as Saturday we also visited the Gilmore museum for the big Mopar show.
A couple of the owners that I spoke with Sunday were Packardinfo guys & it was also great to meet Mr. Pushbutton.
Anybody...
Re: 39 110 window trim [by David Grubbs]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 39 110 window trim
My friend has decided that he will keep the painted window surrounds, but I'm doing the dash in a burl finish, using the Grain-it Technology kit. Here are some progress photos. I sanded it, put on three coats of primer and sanded it with 2000 grit paper. After a few days of drying, I put the ink pattern on. I'll let it dry a day or so, then apply a toner to bring out the pattern, then three coats of clear and then polishing compound.
Re: ebony gold metallic [by randy berger]
Post-War (1946-54):: ebony gold metallic
Fish'n Jim
All they had was Ditzler. I believe the paint was Rinshed-Mason.
Re: Packard concept car patent fromt 2. WW [by Leeedy]
General:: Packard concept car patent fromt 2. WW
Quote:

V8fan wrote:
Concept car and patent from G. W. Walker and Richard Arbib.
Very difficult to find.

Mike



All I see here is a patent illustration. Seen it before. This was done for a proposed fiberglass Packard designed by George Walker. There were several of these.

But... how is Richard Arbib involved?
Re: Hood Bumpers [by 55PackardGuy]
General:: Hood Bumpers
Well, I ordered them from Steele. Really easy over the phone because of PN that Owen gave me. I gave a shoutout to the sales guy about PackardInfo.

The bumpers, (called Pad, Hood) still have the same PN shown above. It takes 4 of them, and the price is just a bit higher than shown in the above 2009 catalog. (That's enough about Steele.)

I just really appreciate the ease with which I am making progress on this car with the help of folks on PackardInfo.
Re: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost [by HA52]
Project Blogs:: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost
You're right, it was great to hear it fire up. As far as the troubleshooting goes, I think that since my oil pump/distributor combo was off slightly it was putting the vacuum advance can too far up and I was reluctant to keep turning the distributor to get the rotor to point exactly at the tower. When I got it in the proper orientation then it lined right up without any gymnastics, and it just "looks right". Otherwise I didn't...
Re: 1947 Custom Super Clipper Eight Touring Sedan [by troglodyte]
Post-War (1946-54):: 1947 Custom Super Clipper Eight Touring Sedan
Edit: This post is obsolete now. I discovered I can edit attached files as well!
That's what I call learning by doing


While lying on the floor of my clipper and trying to figure out which cable is harmless and which will do major harm when getting disconnected I just discovered a flaw in the wiring diagram:

Colors for left and right direction indicator lights are crossed in the wiring diagram....
Re: Turn signal problems [by HH56]
V-8 (1955-56):: Turn signal problems
On the horn, a couple of more places to look. The horn contact is a metal ring clamped around a plastic insulator just below the steering wheel. As I recall the plastic can deform or even break changing the spacing or angle on the ring so that might be one possibility. If the ring has loosened so motion of the wheel can move it around that could make the horn blow intermittently. Also, there are some spacers on the bottom of the...
Re: 21st series fuel line fittings [by Owen_Dyneto]
Post-War (1946-54):: 21st series fuel line fittings
Perhaps cheaper to have one made locally rather than ship, but new lines with correct fittings and modern gasoline compatible rubber are available from Niagara Packards. Sorry I don't know the fitting sizes offhand.
Re: 2126 Heater hose routing [by LJJ]
Post-War (1946-54):: 2126 Heater hose routing
Thanks Howard.
Re: WTB - 1939 senior tachometer, generator and drive [by flackmaster]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: WTB - 1939 senior tachometer, generator and drive
The picture in post #5 is a 39 110/120 Tach. The earlier elsewhere post from Gene's garage is from a 39 Super 8.
Re: 56 Exec [by bobp]
V-8 (1955-56):: 56 Exec
I have that document & that's where the special order # is. I wonder if there's a cross reference to that number. The sheet supplied with the document doesn't have numerical codes. Thanks
Re: Various CL Pickings [by BDC]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Various CL Pickings
41 120 convertible coupe that's fairly reasonably priced:

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/4590381157.html
Re: 21 and 22-23?? series hood bumpers. [by John Brinegar]
Post-War (1946-54):: 21 and 22-23?? series hood bumpers.
They are in really good shape- I removed one that had only one screw for some reason, and have been trying one other, which is getting rounded off , Haven't tried the other two yet .
Re: Hood Ornaments in '55 & '56 [by Ross]
V-8 (1955-56):: Hood Ornaments in '55 & '56
That is a wonderful little piece of information. I'll be smiling behind mine now as I blow pass the Priuses. Or is it Priii?
Re: Exhaust Manifold [by DeluxCanuck]
Post-War (1946-54):: Exhaust Manifold
Would rather replace it. I'll have to see if the guy that has it will separate the manifolds. If not, I may be in touch Ross.
Re: iPhone charger [by JW]
V-8 (1955-56):: iPhone charger
You will need to change your cigar lighter for a modern one if you want iPhone charger to work properly. You can pick up a replacement lighter at your favorite auto parts store. You may be able to use the original knob with the new lighter.

(o{}o)
Re: A Saturday evening journey .............. [by Kevin AZ]
General:: A Saturday evening journey ..............
Happy you both enjoyed a quick trip to the past. Take care.
Re: packard radio model 5150 [by flackmaster]
General:: packard radio model 5150
need a better picture of the head please. -
Don - reason for my asking is faint recollection from my chair that the 37 dial reads horizontal whereas the 38 reads vertical...or may be an aftermarket head.
Re: brake hose passage inside diameter [by Owen_Dyneto]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: brake hose passage inside diameter
I think it's a non-issue. If the hose ID were the smallest diameter in the hydraulic link between the master and the wheel, cylinder, the new hose might ever-so-slightly delay the return of the shoes to their fully retracted position when the pedal is released.
Re: New available motor oil [by Tim Cole]
V-8 (1955-56):: New available motor oil
David's points are well taken. Today's motors burn cleaner which allows the oil to be used longer. Not changing the oil results in exhaustion of dispersants and detergency with subsequent deposits. Older cars need to follow more frequent intervals thus.

In diesel locomotive studies they found it didn't take long for neglect to damage those motors so a clean engine is indeed better off.
Re: close call at the Packard plant [by Tim Cole]
General:: close call at the Packard plant
I don't live far from the place, but would never go there.

The developer seems to have bonafide intentions, but I'm skeptical if any plan for that area would work.

New York City and Jersey City have reclaimed real estate via sky high rents, but supposedly almost 50% of residents in that city are financially underwater and living in poverty.

I remember the lunatic economists and their so called "post industrial" economy....
Re: Car jack [by Tim Cole]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: Car jack
Here is a picture.

The advantage of the bottle jack is it fits the suspension bracket on the lower control arm.

When I was in Africa I fell in love with the HMMV scissor jack. I bought one through surplus and have been very happy with it.
Re: idle adjustment on 1934 1103 [by traumjaegercat]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: idle adjustment on 1934 1103
Good info Dave, I'll give it a shot after I come back off holiday.
T
Has 5672-2000 survived? [by Owen_Dyneto]
V-8 (1955-56):: Has 5672-2000 survived?
Or for that matter, 2562-19170?

http://www.packardclub.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3001
Re: 39 110 on ebay [by Saffron]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: 39 110 on ebay
Only brought $6600.
Re: 2122 Clipper ID question. [by StanJo58]
Post-War (1946-54):: 2122 Clipper ID question.
The only thing left on my plate are what was stamped in but it's only the ID number. No other stampings. Guess I'm SOL.

Thank you very much for the information!
Re: new radiator for a 1956 Packard 400? [by PackardV8]
General:: new radiator for a 1956 Packard 400?
Packaw56. Sent u a private message.
Re: Headlight switch wiring question [by HH56]
Post-War (1946-54):: Headlight switch wiring question
I'm puzzled, because the guidance I got said this was a way to bypass the rheostat but that unattached plug I found should really go in the dash plug where it was smoking.

That is one of the problems with Packard wiring. None of the dash wires are labeled and many are the same size and color. Even if they started out different colors, by now some are so faded they all blend together. If you don't watch out things...
Re: 16 cyl actually two 8 cyl engines? [by skateboardgumby]
General:: 16 cyl actually two 8 cyl engines?
Magnificent! Beautiful engines.
Re: PAC National Meet Warren Ohio [by BryanMoran]
Shows and Events:: PAC National Meet Warren Ohio
Randy that is a great trophy to get. The younger folks 'eye' bodes well. There are still a few 50's Packards out there to take on as restoration projects and your car allows those younger members can see what the result will be of all of their efforts.
Re: Beautiful 1939 Packard coupe on ebay [by skateboardgumby]
General:: Beautiful 1939 Packard coupe on ebay
Thank you for the clarification. As is obvious, I'm still in the learning curve.

Last year's Hot August Nights, there were very few--that I saw-- Pre-War cars.

I did stop to talk to one guy who had a beautifully restored 1938 Chevrolet business coupe. He couldn't answer any questions I asked about his car, prompting me to think, "Here's a rich guy who's flaunting his wealth, spending a couple of days in Reno for something...
Re: Underseat Heater [by Mark Graber]
Post-War (1946-54):: Underseat Heater
Thanks Howard,
It was undercoating that had built up around the rear side of the fan motor. Good time for a floor cleaning and cleaning/lubricating the seat mechanism....
Re: 320 CID V8 Pistons? [by Jack Vines]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 320 CID V8 Pistons?
I've got a NOS 320" short block I'd sell right. That would freshen up everything.

jack vines
Re: parts availability for pre-war models? [by megamotorhead]
Pre-War (1899-1942):: parts availability for pre-war models?
Thank you, 28Pack526 - that's exactly the kind of information I'm looking for.

I haven't seen any 826s yet, but here's a nice looking 833: http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/packard/unspecified/1650036.html . Of course, that may be more than you want to pay (it's certainly more than I want to pay).

Ozstatman - thank you, and if I do buy a Packard, I'll be sure to let everyone know.
Looking for 2262 Memories [by Ima48too]
General:: Looking for 2262 Memories
Yesterday I registered the 1948 2262 Deluxe sedan I bought a month ago on June 24th. It has been a while since the car was officially on the road. If the blue car showing 32,499 miles rings a bell I would like to get some true history...... before I make up my own. Yeah, the '56 Willys pickup that hauled surveyors and dynamite on the New York State Thruway was mine.
This car came from an open air museum in the McKees Rock area, near...
Re: LJJ's 1947 2126 7 Passenger Sedan [by Ozstatman]
Project Blogs:: LJJ's 1947 2126 7 Passenger Sedan
G'day Lyndon,

Good to hear your Custom Super Clipper is on the road with good results. Looking forward to when our paths cross so I can see it in the metal!
Re: 1937 Touring Limo For Sale [by Ozstatman]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: 1937 Touring Limo For Sale
G'day Tom,

Wish you well with the sale. And, when your magnificent looking '37 Super Eight Touring Sedan is sold, could you please update the Registry entry? Or advise me and I will do so
Re: Misc. Logo. [by packards1]
Modification Discussion:: Misc. Logo.
I think Thompson Bros. also, but cannot say for certain.
Wanted. V12 PT PACKARD BOAT ENGINE 4M-2500 [by hemi6spd]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: Wanted. V12 PT PACKARD BOAT ENGINE 4M-2500
Looking for. Complete 4m-2500 pt packard v12
Re: For Sale 55 Clipper Super Sedan [by Tim Cole]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: For Sale 55 Clipper Super Sedan
That sure looks like George's wife and that looks like George standing to the right.
Re: packard 1402 engine bearings question [by flackmaster]
For Sale, Wanted, Trade:: packard 1402 engine bearings question
The big end (rod) insert bearings are available, new reproduction from www.thepackardlibrary.com website run by Dave Schumacher in Burbank, CA. He supplies these bearings to Max Merritt and a few others, but if you wish to deal with him directly and benefit from his knowledge and experience with this project, you should contact him directly.

Crankshaft bearings are a whole 'nuther story and should absolutely...