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Re: Water Pump
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Kanter, Max Merrit, Seatle Packards, Patrician Industries. Pretty much any of the bigger Packard vendors will have them on an exchange basis.

Posted on: 4/10 11:52:02
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Re: Chocolate time!
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I update the Easter logo as it was looking a bit dingy. Force a browser refresh to see the updated one.

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Posted on: 4/9 13:52:57
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Re: Fresh air induction
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I guess the question is why do you see a need for it?

If you have the proper heat shields in place I don't see an issue with it. The fan is blowing air down that side of the engine as well. you should have a head shield over the fuel pump and an insulating spacer between the carb and manifold.

I lived in inland Southern California where temps regularly exceed 100F in the summer, and I never had an issue.

Posted on: 3/31 12:12:11
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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I found a rounded head screw that matches other screws used on the dash and that fit the bracket perfectly. I then found a small hex bolt, with a washer that worked on the radio side. I have a nine of misc bolts and screws that came off of the car or spare parts. I knew they would all come on handy some day!

Posted on: 3/15 11:56:39
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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Yes, he fully disassembled and clean the dial. Also he repainted the pointer.

I actually just found the lower bracket in a bin of spare dash parts I had. Does anyone know that the screws or bolts look like that secures it? Trying to see if I make have the fasteners as well.

Posted on: 3/15 11:23:30
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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Radio installed back in the car:



Also, does any one have the lower radio bracket? I just realized I never had one and figure I should locate one and install it to keep then radio from moving around and it probably give me a better ground as well. If you have a spare one, please let me know how much you want for it.

Posted on: 3/15 10:37:21
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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My conversion board has that as an available feature. You turn it on and you can here it "warm-up" like a tube radio. It was designed to fool judges at car shows, so know one would know it was converted. I didn't care about that, so mine just turns right on.

I picked up the radio today. Ralph went through all the features with me and had me pair my phone to it. I knew it would have bluetooth for playing music, but having it for hands free calling like a my modern driver is a very nice feature. Like a modern radio, it will mute the sound when a incoming call comes in and I can hit the wonderbar to accept the call. It comes with a microphone mounted in the radio and a extension that allows you to mount it up in the headliner if desired.

The dual voice coil 6x9 that replaced the mono petrified 6x9 sounds very good. He was also able to incorporate the external rear speaker switch to function as such.

All it all I'm extremely happy with it. It all looks completely stock. Just more audio options and better sound.

Posted on: 3/14 17:02:52
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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A few inside radio. The transformer on the left was needed as the wonderbar solenoid was engaging pretty harshly on 12v. So this steps it down to 6V so it doesn't slam when resetting the tuner position back to the beginning of the dial. Probably lost 5lbs of weight inside the can.

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Posted on: 3/14 9:30:37
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Re: Corona
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They were not like that in 1918, and that still wiped out a lot of people.

Posted on: 3/13 9:03:36
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Re: Corona
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Corona and bad weather strikes. Joel Ray let me know earlier today that the Packards International Meet for this weekend has been cancelled. Rain and other covid-19 related closures make it a bust for us to stay on and do other things, so changing our flights and flying home early.

Posted on: 3/12 23:08:54
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