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Re: 1953 Packard Clipper
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I believe the engine bearing is out and who knows what else. A mechanic I am certainly not, but need to get a Packard guy to stop over to my house and have a beer and dish some advice. As I understand it, total rebuilds are quite expensive, so I am trying to think outside the box as I really like the car. I have attached some pics so you can see. Any assistance is greatly appreciated!

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Posted on: 2015/7/8 14:57
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1953 Packard Clipper
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It appears my 288 Packard Thunderbolt will need to be rebuilt. Smarter path might be to put a similar donor engine in the vehicle. Any suggestions? Chrome and glass in this car are very nice. Body is in good shape.

Help the novice!

Posted on: 2015/7/8 10:55
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Re: New Packard Owner
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Thank you.

Got Baby Blue washed and cleaned up this weekend.

Plenty of miles added all with family in tow.

See pics included.

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Posted on: 2013/8/4 15:39
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Re: New Packard Owner
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I am missing 3 bumper bolts and the front bumper Packard badge/medallion. Any guidance on where I might find? Have seen the bolts on ebay but no luck on the other.

Got Baby Blue washed up today and will post more pics soon.

Posted on: 2013/8/3 20:04
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Re: New Packard Owner
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We are back in business after repairing the gas tank leak and replacing radiator cap and flushing system. Along with a fully charged battery and freshly changed oil, Baby Blue is running smooth.

Wife took 3 steps back after our adversity but she is coming back along after our 1 hour ride tonight with zero issues!

Have posted a pic of the car with its previous owner and will post more after I get it washed up soon.

Thanks to all for your assistance.

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Posted on: 2013/7/31 20:54
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New Packard Owner
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From Cedar Rapids
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My 3 year search for a running/driving Packard has finally ended. I started out looking for late 30's or 40's Packard to enter into the world of old cars only to have a 1953 Packard Clipper delivered on Friday. Entire family was excited to take it for a spin which we did for 23 miles around town only to get stranded at the ice cream shop and culminating with lots of radiator fluid/oil/gas on the garage floor.

Wife needed a bottle of wine at the conclusion of the night but no worries as all appear to be small issues.

This Yosemite Blue Metallic Packard gets lots of looks and we are looking forward to taking good care of it, restoring over the course of time and enjoying many more drives going forward.

Have a great day!

Excited new Packard owner.

Posted on: 2013/7/22 18:25
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