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Re: 2018 Hershey Roll Call
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I'll be there. You'll know where to find me in the morning and late afternoon.

Posted on: 2018/9/13 7:46
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Re: 1956 Patrician vin & firewall stamping
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Very late production number. These are usually great cars. A lot of bugs worked out.

Posted on: 2018/9/10 14:20
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Re: 53 Cavalier Repower
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I can get a fuel pump kit for any Packard in a few days from Then-Now automotive. I don't buy the "parts availability from MY local store" angle to bastard engine swaps. There has been a Packard parts network in place for decades, and many parts at your local auto parts store fit a Packard IF you have the part number. Their computer isn't going to help you much. The key to reliability in a Packard is this: Don't leave things to chance: go through the fuel system, making sure everything is good, from the tank to the carburetor and everything in between.likewise the brakes and ignition systems. If you really travel in the car--tours, long trips, carry points, condenser, rotor, cap with you.

Posted on: 2018/9/4 9:16
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Re: Changing '55 to Negative Ground System
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Your T-L system may stop working. I worked on a '55 Caribbean that had been converted to negative ground,the solenoids now needed +12VDC to operate instead of ground. I replaced the relays inside the timing box and re-wired it to send out +12VDC and it worked.

Posted on: 2018/9/4 9:09
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Re: The Old Motor: Workers Dismantling Assembly Line 1954
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Here is the storage lot on the corner of East Grand Boulevard and Mt.Elliot in April of 1956

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Posted on: 2018/8/29 10:45
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Re: The Old Motor: Workers Dismantling Assembly Line 1954
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Leeedy-would it have been one of the buildings on Mack, near the center of this 1956 aerial?

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Posted on: 2018/8/29 8:46
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Re: Battery cut off switch
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That's one expensive Ford starter solenoid.

Posted on: 2018/8/27 14:15
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Re: 1935 PACKARD TWELVE ON EBAY
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Wow, those lifters are very noisy, they should be nearly silent. And to service the valves, lifters and take-up devices properly on the Twelve can be a very costly proposition.

Indeed. We do about one Packard twelve a year at work, and rebuild the rocker arm/valve silencers for other clients who can do everything else themselves. It's a $50K engine to do right these days.

Posted on: 2018/8/18 12:40
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Re: Battery cut off switch
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I'm not a fan of that style of battery cut off switch. Seen too many of them heat up, have parts melt etc. In my career I have worked for a 240 car collection, all pre-70s, a 300 car collection and a 125 car collection. By far and wide I prefer the BIG Cole-Hersee switch type. I have gotten good at installing the Cole-Hersee type, and I'm a believer.

Posted on: 2018/8/16 14:18
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Re: '52 Imperial Parade Phaetons
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Building directly behind the first charter bus was a big hotel (don't recall the name) where many of the rooms were occupied by full-time residents. Directly behind our viewing angle (back over our shoulders) here was an even bigger and very deluxe hotel that eventually became the Detroit home to famous Trader Vic's Restaurant–as in Beverly Hills (the marquee was done up in fake bamboo). Yessss, there was a time in Detroit...


That Hotel was the Statler, AKA Statler-Hilton. Around Witherall St. from that was the Tuller Hotel, where Walter P.Chrysler maintained a suite of rooms as his "Detroit residence", he didn't live in Michigan during the years he ran Chrysler Corporation. As a director of the New York Central Railroad Walter could get a private sleeper car to Detroit from New York (where home was) with just a phone call. Thus, there never was a "Chrysler mansion" in Detroit.

Posted on: 2018/8/16 12:50
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