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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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However, as it is it would likely get scrapped or hot-rodded so I'm trying to make it mostly complete and driveable in order to give it a better chance to survive intact.


Amen! Not every old car is a viable "full" restoration candidate these days with the sky high cost of parts and labor. But as you say, you are giving this car a high likelihood of survival, and that's what is important.

To me at least, it's more fun to have a car that's not perfect but can be driven and enjoyed, versus a car that is so perfect that it just sits covered up in the garage.

Keep saving them Don!

Posted on: 3/25 19:19:00
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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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Another really interesting project Don, thanks for posting! Will be looking forward to future reports on the progress of this unusual Packard.

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Re: The "After Eight" Roadster
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Very creative mix of parts to create the spare Ross. Good job.

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Re: PackardDon’s 1956 Clipper Custom Sedan
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Interesting project Don, looking forward to more updates.

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Re: Interior upholstery kits
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Second the last comment on SMS. The door panels for my '62 Bonneville took 13 months and then arrived in the wrong color. When I called about it, I was advised to "use them anyway." Fortunately, my upholsterer was able to dye them in the proper color.


"Use them anyway"?? SMS does not sound like a very customer-sensitive bunch.

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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Odd 1953 Mayfair with 1954 Caribbean trim, taillights and hood with a supercharged Packard V8 under the hood (on AutoTrader):

https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1953/packard/mayfair/101230066


Wow, in good tune and with the 3 speed/OD, that might surprise a few cars moving out from a stoplight (if it has a decently low rear axle ratio to go along with that OD). Note the old school Sun tach drive box on the firewall.

Add doesn't say what size engine, but a 374 would be great . This car would be a really fun driver I bet.

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Re: GAR's 1957 Clipper
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I believe that the original posting answered that.


Whoops, missed that part My eyes went right to the pictures.

Posted on: 2/12 15:03:42
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Re: GAR's 1957 Clipper
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Very nice! I've always thought that the '57 Clipper was the most luxurious postwar car built in South Bend.

Does it still have the blower setup on it?

Posted on: 2/11 7:33:06
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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I've looked at that ad several times. Beautiful looking car. But for me......while probably many will not agree......the "coil and leaf springs" part is a deal-breaker for me. Sigh.

Posted on: 2/5 15:23:50
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Re: TrevorK's 1955 Packard Patrician
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Trevor,

Sometimes the best things take some time. Jack not only has a great reputation in the Packard community, but also in the Studebaker community.

The reason many won't touch a Packard is because they don't know the intricacies and quirks of a Packard V8. Not surprising when you consider this engine was only in production for 2 years.

Ask an engine builder what running changes were made and what S-P Service Bulletins will apply, and you will probably get a deer-in-the-headlights look.

As Jack would say, 'Your engine, your money, your choice'.

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