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307 five passenger coupe
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I visited my friend in Lewistown MT yesterday - the one who owns a six cylinder 307-1253 two door coupe. It is unusual in that it has suicide type doors. He's owned the car for years, and is now retired and is doing a frame off restoration.

While cleaning up the interior of the car in preparation for body work and paint, he found a small brass data plate in the back seat area. It was just tucked in a corner, loose. It is about 3/4" high and maybe 2" wide. It "Body Number" on the top line, then "307-1253" stamped in it, then in small letters on the bottom "Packard Motor Car Co Detroit Mich". The plate has small holes on each end for attachment, but the plate doesn't look like screws or brads have been used to attach it. He has the data plate that goes on the firewall, but hasn't found any holes anywhere on the body corresponding to where the body number plate could have been installed. I'm used to the Packards of the late 30's and early 50's where body tags have been attached to the bottom of the seats, so maybe this is where it should be installed.

So - first question - anyone have any ideas as to where to install it after the restoration is done?

Second question - anyone have any info on this particular body style? It's not one I'm familiar with. A photo of it is in the Photo Archive.

Thanks

Posted on: 2019/1/16 7:10
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Re: Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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I have a 1939(?) clock face lens for the Junior series - it is convex glass with the numbers painted on the back of the glass in white numbers. It also has a notch in the edge for the adjustment knob. I didn't know if the 180 clock is different.

Let me know if that's what you need. I've sold my 39, so it's surplus to me.

Here is a photo of a similar one in a 39 120 Packard. This unit had the numbers on the clock rather than the lens. The font is the same on both types.

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Posted on: 2019/1/16 6:57
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Re: horn button for 37-40 Junior
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Sorry both buttons have been sold.

Posted on: 2018/5/15 12:24
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Re: front turn signal lights
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On Max Merrit's website, you have to search for "Park Lights" in the Junior section to find them. Here's the website: http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~partsort

Posted on: 2018/5/8 18:55
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Re: Return to forever... the stalling issue!!!
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Tom probably has the correct answer, especially if the hose is older, and not rated for ethanol type fuel. That stuff can really mess up the older rubber lines as well as diaphragms in the fuel pump.

Posted on: 2018/5/7 10:44
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Re: front turn signal lights
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I put reproduction Harley Davidson turn signal indictors on my 39. Just had to make some "Z" brackets from some flat steel stock from the hardware store to hold them. This is similar to what I used; just change the bulbs to 6 volt. As long as you are using them for turn signals, the smaller wire size seems ok. If you are going to use them for continuous use, such as for running or parking lights, you may want to change the wiring size to a heavier wire. I had the local auto paint shop mix up some matching paint for Packard Blue and painted the light bodies.

https://www.jpcycles.com/product/562-7 ... ss-black-rear-turn-signal

Posted on: 2018/5/7 10:30
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Re: horn button for 37-40 Junior
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Thanks Fred. Let me check with the post office for the price of shipping it to Australia. You can pm me with the address.
David

Posted on: 2018/5/4 6:41
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horn button for 37-40 Junior
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I found two horn buttons from my collection. Both are in good condition with minor nicks/scratches. One has a damaged back on it, but if your's has a good back and a bad face, you can swap parts by bending four metal tabs on the back. The other one is in good condition. The shaded part of the chrome is a shadow.

Asking $15 for the one with the bad back, and $25 for the good one. Shipping would be in a flat rate box of $7.

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Posted on: 2018/5/3 16:48
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Re: Tail light lens
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Dean, I have the interior red lens of the tail light on my "misc parts for sale for 51 and 39". It is pictured with some 39-40 taillights.
Let me know if you need it.

Posted on: 2018/5/2 16:53
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Re: Various CL Parts Pickings
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That 47 radio is actually a 51 or 52 model

Posted on: 2018/5/2 16:34
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