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Re: 1928 or 1929 Packard ID
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Hi Burr,
Nice to meet you. You may want to click on the "Packard Model Info" link on the left side navigation bar on this website (has the little car icon next to it). The webmaster has taken the time to break out all the details of each series in that link. I'm sure it will give you the ability to pin down exactly which series your car falls into fairly quickly.

John

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1928 or 1929 Packard ID
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Hi,

I purchased what was thought to be a 1928 Packard 633 7 passenger sedan, at least that is what the title says. I understand that Packard didn't have 633 until 1929. Is is possible that is could be a 1928? Not sure how the model years went back then. The Ser# is 254525.

Thanks

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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Typically I get things from Classic Tubes in only a couple days. They are VERY fast and personally I much prefer putting original or authentic reproduction parts into my cars than anything I might be able to cobble together myself, especially when I have no original to compare.

For the 1954 models and most of the others, the only fitting is the one where it connects to the intake manifold. All other ends are just the tubing with no flare or anything else so the rubber hose just slips over it. Be sure, of course, to use vacuum hose as it has thicker walls than other types so as to not collapse with vacuum.

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Re: Forged cam rockers for 1930 385
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There are a full set of forged cam rockers on Ebay this week look under Packard Parts for sale. If I needed them they would be gone. I have forged ones on my 32 but redid the pins and rollers which was not that bad of a job. Price is right too on those ebay ones.

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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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On the question on the vacuum tubing, In the photo in post 359 it looks like the vacuum lines are both present. You can buy the short lengths of 1/4" steel tubing from Napa and cut and bend to the required shapes. I believe that would be a lot cheaper and faster than having them made by Classic.

The typical routing is using a shared fitting with the power brakes, the metal tubing leaves the manifold port below the carb and curves down and then forward to connect to about a 6-8" length of rubber hose going to the outlet of the vacuum pump. From the inlet of the vacuum pump another short hose joins another almost straight length of metal tubing visible just above and clamped to a special port plug on the longitudinal oil passage. That tubing goes to the rear of the engine where it bends upward for maybe 8 inches and then connects to another length of hose into the wiper motor.

For 54, if there was a windshield washer with the electric operation and coordinator, a tee was placed in that last section of rubber hose below the wiper motor to also supply vacuum to the washer.

The early pumps had solid metal connections at the pump for the vacuum tubing but I believe on some if not all of the later cars they had switched to a pump with ordinary hose nipples and used the short lengths of rubber vacuum hose to connect to the steel tubing.

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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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I believe the vacuum lines would be the same but the best way to find out is to check in the parts book. Iíll try to do so later when I have more than a mobile device with which to do it!

Classic Tube typically makes their templates from a customerís sample and list it based on the car the customer tells them itís from but when I have them make anything, I kook it up in advance so that they have a proper listing. Also, their online catalog is far behind what they actually have.

UPDATED: Had a quick look at the parts book and canít find the line from the pump to the wiper motor but the line to the manifold is the same for all 1954 models but it matters whether power brakes or not. I suspect the one for a power brake car is a bit longer to compensate for the longer length of the T fitting where the brake booster connects.

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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Pictures of the fiber tubes for the fuel pump mounting would be nice, if anyone has them. I don't know if those will be available at all from vendors.

Classic Tube does not have vacuum lines for the 327 engine, just the 359. Does anyone know if the lines are the same for both engines? Might just be easier to make my own....except I've never done that before.

-Kevin

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clips for the belt line on our 1940
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I bought the belt line molding and pieces for the spare tire covers and tail-lights but the clips max Merritt sold me are loose in the hole. does anyone know what the correct ones are? also on the taillights they need to be bent slightly, I kerfed a 2x4 with a chop saw and made several small bends. that seemed to work out well.

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Re: Unusual wear on throw-out bearing
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Dave, thanks. I adjusted it about two years ago to get the free play back to factory spec; it was tight (i.e. very little free play) before that and may have been for some time. May also explain why the bearing was so sloppy.

Sounds like the likely cause, so I'll replace the bearing and collar, and set it back up per the book. Thanks!

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Packard neon signs galore on American Pickers
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This past week a rerun of American Pickers they picked a guy in Florida collection of vintage cars housed in a warehouse with an astonishing number of pristine functioning neon signs. Among the bevy of signs were several exquisite Packard signs in all their neon glory.

Of course, initially the guy wanted to sell, but once the pickers go there, "No, I think I want to keep that" became his familiar refrain.

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