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Re: 1952 Trans oil cooler
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A radiator shop should be able to braze new ends on. That is the most common repair for those.

Posted on: 3/12 6:21:02
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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Ralph is almost done with the radio. The new radio board and dual-voice coil speaker has been installed and here Ralph is testing the radio functions. I had him install the "mode" LED behind the flip-down door for setting the radio station buttons. In the video the door is open. The LED changes color to indicate which mode you are in. AM/FM/Bluetooth.


Posted on: 3/11 20:39:42
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Re: Begorrah!
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Confirmation that my automatic banner switching code is working! HOORAY!

Posted on: 3/11 11:46:18
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Re: 1956 Clipper Steering
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Posted on: 3/10 7:23:16
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Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
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Posted on: 3/10 6:25:10
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Re: 1956 Clipper Radio
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Picture for reference.

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Posted on: 3/9 7:14:09
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Re: 1956 Clipper Radio
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I put radials on that look like vintage pie-cut edge ply bias tires. They have a smaller contact patch than most radials and the effort to steer them at slow speed was greatly reduced compared to the cheap normal radials I had on them. See my project blog for details.

Posted on: 3/9 6:23:40
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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64F today!

The concrete in my garage is still bone chillingly cold. So I decided to let someone else lube the car.

Drove the Clipper over to the local oil change place. This is one of the places where you sit in the car while they change the oil. Handed them a new oil filter (since they never have this one) and a sheet showing where all the lube fittings are. They had 4 guys and the manager working on it. This was not their mother's Toyota. I had to explain where the oil filter was, and how to change it. Also that it was easier for the guy in the pit to check the brake fluid level.

Fluids changed and ready for the spring driving season.

Posted on: 3/8 19:05:07
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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We had a nice 55f day here. Perfect for taking the Packard out. But sadly, my 10 year old Diehard Group 24 didn't survive the winter. She lived a long life, but alas, she is no more.

Luckily, the Advanced Auto near my house had a Autocraft Silver Group 24FT battery that fit perfectly in the battery tray with the hold-down. TIP: the Autocraft Gold series ones do not fit as the side handles block the hold-down. This is why I always take the hold-down in to verify. The Silver ones do now have the side handles.

Anyways, with that battery swapped out, she started right up, and we were off for a nice little drive. Fluid changes are due before spring driving commences.

Posted on: 3/7 20:15:03
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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I believe the dash openings are the same. But you'd have to ask another 55 owner in regards to that. A modern replacement is going to look odd in the dash. The conversion maintains the look, but just adds hidden functionality.

Posted on: 3/5 8:25:42
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