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Re: '38 Senior wheel color
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Thanks for the info.

The hub is the problem, it has some pits in it. Are the spokes stainless?

Posted on: 6/11 11:01:52
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Re: '38 Senior wheel color
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That bad huh??

Posted on: 6/11 7:49:45
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Re: '38 Senior wheel color
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On another issue. Has anyone had any experience having one of these chromed?

Posted on: 6/10 9:13:00
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Re: '38 Senior wheel color
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HH56,

Thanks for the posts. To your question, no it doesn't look translucent. I am finding a lot of mystifying stuff with this car.

Bill

Posted on: 6/10 7:00:26
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Re: '38 Senior wheel color
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I had a chance to do some work on my wheel. I cleaned it with brake cleaner, Simple Green, polishing compound and 600 grit Wet or Dry sandpaper. Attached are results.

The shift knob is the same color.

I think it is a stretch to get ivory from this. Maybe the custom color is an option, but the car is Centennial Blue (almost black) and the interior is blue.

All of the information you guys have provided is fascinating. Thanks for posting. What does everyone think?

Bill

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jpg  Packard Steering wheel 006.jpg (624.31 KB)
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Posted on: 6/10 6:48:56
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'38 Senior wheel color
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I am working on my 1608 and have the banjo, 3 wire spoke steering wheel. The outer rim is excellent and looks to have been a reddish color.

Anyone have any more exact information?

Thanks


Bill

Posted on: 6/9 11:45:04
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Twelve engine removal
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Getting ready to pull the 12 out of my '38. Grill, fenders and hood are off as are the heads, dizzy, water pump, oil filter, generator, starter, carb, intake and exhaust manifolds. Shift lever is off and driveshaft is disconnected.

Any other advice or is there something I missed other than the last engine and transmission mounts? I have a 2 ton lift.

Thanks in advance

Bill

Posted on: 6/7 10:32:28
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Hood strap clips - hood spears 1608 1938
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Is there a source for the clips/strap that attach to the firewall mounted hood retainer straps? Also the cups that go with the screws that hold the long hood trim in place?

Thanks

Bill

Posted on: 6/7 10:27:25
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Rear radio 1608 1938
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My 1608 has front and rear radios. One is under the dash and is tuned from the dashboard, with a large underdash speaker.

The rear one is mounted in the trunk with tuning head in the right rear armrest. Speakers appear to be in the doors.

Is this standard, factory option or just custom?

I think it is certain that the front radio is standard. The question is the rear. Since the rear still had Philco tags on it, my guess it was not installed in the factory as the factory warranty on the car would cover it???

I have been told the rear radio was only available on limos and 7 passenger touring cars and was expensive at $130.

Any clues?

Bill

Posted on: 6/4 17:40:05
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Re: title
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Georgia would only have a bill of sale for that year, no title. '62 and older only have BOS and I live in GA.

Posted on: 6/3 14:18:11
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