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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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I'll be there with Packard in tow (1930). Would love to see your car there.

Posted on: 10/20 10:22:06
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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Are you considering going/entering the AACA Fall Nationals in Gettysburg on November 7th?

Posted on: 10/20 9:06:16
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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I still think you should use the four-terminal regulator.

Posted on: 10/20 9:03:42
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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In regard to using TWO optima batteries...
I just for the first time bought two optima batteries, ONE for the Speedster and ONE for the '40. They work great so far. You really don't need two batteries. One is sufficient, and less of a headache.

Posted on: 10/20 8:06:37
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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I'm currently using an Auto-Lite VRP-4008A, although I think the original may have been 4003A (??). The 4003A is 35 amps, while the 4008A is 40 amps. With air-conditioning on my car, I prefer to use the 40-amp unit.

The important thing, though, is that you have the four terminals. A friend told me he had a whole shelf of these 4008s. I'll reach out to him and see if I can get you one.

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Posted on: 10/20 7:49:15
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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I've never been able to find new VRs with four terminals. Does your Brillman have four terminals to match the original Auto-Lite VRP?

Posted on: 10/20 7:34:30
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Re: 8th series sidemount hardware
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I just re-read your previous post. I must have perused right by where it said "Frame Reinforcement". That must have been an add-on for 1931, or my car is missing them. Still seems superfluous to me, as the frame is quite ridged. I'll have to check other 1930 Packards now to see if they are on there.

Posted on: 10/18 6:06:17
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Re: 8th series sidemount hardware
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I doubt it goes on the inside of the frame. The frame has plenty of strength. I think it should go behind the sheetmetal to give it support, or maybe more likely between the sidemount bracket and the sheetmetal. Does the plate fit within the base of the sidemount bracket?

Posted on: 10/15 8:35:34
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Re: 8th series sidemount hardware
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A photo would be most helpful.

Posted on: 10/13 6:05:49
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Re: 1940 packard 160 7 pass. for sale
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... and I agree with David Flack. The trunk handle is correct for a non trunk-rack early 1940. There were three different handles used on the senior cars in 1940. The T-handle was only used on cars with trunk racks, and there would be no Packard script on the bumper if it had a trunk rack.

Posted on: 10/12 8:57:03
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