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Re: Battery
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I keep a Harbor Freight charger under the seat and 'permanently' connected to two Optima 6v batteries. Because I drive my car so much, my clock is always working and my 12v Neg ground cigar lighter, also. I drive short distances with multiple restarts. I just lift the back of the cushion, pull out the plug and plug it to an extension cord. I'm always confident my car will always start which may take 2 or 3 revolutions on the first attempt when the weather and car are hot. I know it's overkill, but my Getting Stuck card is fully punched after 60 years (this year) with this car, and now I never work about that.

I've probably posted this before, but here's the setup.

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Re: 49 wagon
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Re: Is that a Packard Eva Peron is in?
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Exactly right. Many countries changed which side they drove on in the 1920s and after. Argentina changed to the right side of the road in 1945.

Posted on: 9/9 11:39:38
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Re: Is that a Packard Eva Peron is in?
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The driver is on the right. I think Corbis may have flopped the photo. Argentina drives on the right side of the road same as USA.

Posted on: 9/9 10:53:23
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Re: Fuel Guage
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Does it read FULL or EMPTY all the time?

Check this out:
https://www.oldcarsweekly.com/restorat ... fixing-faulty-fuel-gauges

Posted on: 8/15 19:31:33
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Re: Fuel Filter # for Carter glas bowl?
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Chevys of the '40s sells bowls and filters, if you decide to replace.
https://www.chevsofthe40s.com/?gclid=E ... 32mQexEAAYASAAEgLQj_D_BwE

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Posted on: 8/10 17:33:37
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Re: 1940 Packard Video
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I think it's fairly early, so maybe they were unsure about the AC and didn't want to create expectations.

Definitely the illustrations are early, such as the size of the overdrive indicator light, only 5 striations on the flying nymph instead of 9.

The fleur-de-lis on the trunk lid and light-less trunk handle with addition of the license holder/light used with trunk-rack equipped cars is early, too. Of course, early style hexagon/script hubcaps.

But there are actual 1940 cars in the photos, so maybe done in June or July 1939. Jim Hollingsworth's book 1940 A Pivotal Year gives November 1939 as the introduction of AC.

Posted on: 8/10 11:27:44
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Re: 1940 Packard Video
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Why ostrich, of course, said The Flying Nymph.

Originally the audio was on a record, where midway through you had to turn it over for the second half. The beeps told the strip film projectionist when to advance the film.

Should I edit out the Beeps?

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1940 Packard Video
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MASTERPIECE THEATER (FOR PACKARD PEEPS) My friend Vaughm gave me a film strip and strip projector in the '70s, which was stolen from my garage in 2000 while on vacation. Fortunately in the '80s, I copied the projected strip images to slide film, re-recorded the audio, and synched the show for 3 slide projectors. I still have all the equipment, but my son has the 4-track now, so yesterday I digitized the images (very fuzzy and soft) and reprogrammed it in Adobe Premiere this morning.

The quality isn't great, but the content is interesting, especially if you own a 1940 160 or EDIT 180.

http://www.mktx.com/packard/1940PackardMasterpiece640x480.mp4

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Posted on: 8/10 9:07:02
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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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I cancelled my trip to Pebble. I'm selling my home of 17 years and it's too daunting a task to frolic around the maypole this summer.

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