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Re: 12 volt battery cables as a auxiliary engine to frame ground?
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IMO, many Packards could benefit from an extra ground between the engine to the body or frame.


My 1940 came standard with an extra ground; from transmission to frame.

Posted on: 3/13 11:22:17
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Re: Preferred tire supplier 1941
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I wouldn't put radial tires on a prewar car.

Posted on: 3/12 9:09:52
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Re: 1935 LeBaron mystery car
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I've heard that a lot of pre-production Packards left the country, and even a few early custom cars that were going to be built in series, but I had never heard a reason for it. I was unaware that there were liability concerns in the 1930s.

Posted on: 2/27 7:13:50
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Re: 1935 LeBaron mystery car
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I don't know. But I'm pretty sure that the 1935 grille shell is pretty much vertical... no slant whatsoever.

Posted on: 2/26 2:54:28
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Re: 1935 LeBaron mystery car
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I suspect, based the "not quite right" LeBaron-style fenders, and the wheels, which appear to have lock rings, that this could be the lost Macauley Speedster... or, what happened to it, anyway. The "production" LeBaron cars from 1934 utilized drop-center rims.

Thoughts??

Posted on: 2/25 14:49:53
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Re: 1935 LeBaron mystery car
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What do you see on the car next to it that tells you it's a custom-bodied Packard as well? Can you provide a photo of what you think it is?

Posted on: 2/23 6:19:48
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Re: Help Needed with 1928 526 Dash Wiring
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Should be very similar to our 1930. I notice that the wiring diagram in the owner's manual also shows two dash/map lights, but there is only supposed to be one in the car.

The switch that Tim is talking about only turns the gauge lights on and off, and does not provide power to the map lights. I'm not sure it's supposed to be a toggle switch, though. I was told it was a slide switch. If you look at the bottom portion of the dash's lip, there should be three holes just to the right of the steering column. Two holes for screws, and the one in the middle is oblong, providing room for a slide switch. (Could be different for 1928.)

Posted on: 2/23 6:17:25
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Re: 1935 LeBaron mystery car
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Yes. Obviously in England, and obviously a Rolls-Royce (or similar-type) body. Taken at Brooklands, actually.

It is also obvious that the body and the front end were not married to each other originally, which leads me to believe that this is a now-lost LeBaron custom that had a new body put on it.

Posted on: 2/22 9:31:56
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1935 LeBaron mystery car
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This car appears to be a Twelve-cylinder LeBaron, that has had a body swap to something rather hideous. I've never seen this photo before, nor am I sure if many (or any) Packard Twelve experts have ever see it.

Is it possibly a former phaeton?

Is it possibly the remains of the Macauley Bronze Bomber boattail speedster?

Wonder whatever happened to it. Anyone recognize the license plate?

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Posted on: 2/22 9:12:05
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1946 Clipper doors
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We have a complete set of four Clipper doors taken off 1946 Six cylinder. I believe the bodies were the same for the eights. These are rust-free and straight.

No pictures as of yet. Doors are located in Woodstock, Georgia.

Absolute Best offer takes these. Must pick up. Will not ship.

StelvioGT@yahoo.com

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