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Re: Removal of power antennas
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Thanks. I see that now. Prior owner took off the inside panels by the rt and lf fenders. I wasn't keen about tearing all of that up. Now I don't have too. Now if I can just find someone to repair the antennas...

Posted on: 7/23 16:14:50
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Removal of power antennas
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I have a 57 Clipper and need to repair the power antennas.

Can anyone tell me how I get access to the power drum units for the antennas? I think it is through the trunk, but I cannot find a picture that shows how i access them.

Any help is appreciated.

Posted on: 7/23 12:16:35
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Re: Bent Rim on a 1940 Super 8
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Thanks. I saw the same thing, but BOTH of my spares are missing the additional openings so I was thinking that the parts list was incorrect.

Posted on: 7/6 7:32:36
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Re: 57 Clipper - Break Issue
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Interesting issue...after redoing the bleeding a second time and having another mechanic do the same thing ALL by the book. We still came up with the same issue.

We needed to bleed the brakes the same way you would do a Duesenburg.

Thanks for all of the help and suggestions.

Gar

Posted on: 7/5 18:22:42
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Bent Rim on a 1940 Super 8
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I have a bent rim and was going to replace it with one of my two spare tires/wheels.

After I swapped it out and started to replace the trim rings I notices there is a very slight difference in the wheel/rim and there are two slots that are missing on the spares so the outside trim ring doesn't fit.

It this normal? Seems crazy that Packard would have different wheels for the spares.

Thanks,
Gar

Posted on: 7/5 18:18:02
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Re: 57 Clipper - Break Issue
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Excellent. That is great. I will try that!

Posted on: 6/13 12:25:25
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Re: Former Packard Plant Owner Dies
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Great article.

Too bad the City of Detroit was never made to perform on their restitution.

Posted on: 6/13 9:20:53
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Re: 57 Clipper - Break Issue
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What appears to be happening is that after the 1st push of the break pedal, the fluid drains backward into the fluid reservoir. Evidently that is why the break booster was bypassed--- I'm putting a 2lb residual valve in the system to stop the drain back.

Any issues by doing that?

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1928 vacume fuel pump/ gas tank sealer
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I would like to stop the rust that is continually getting into my fuel pumps fuel bowl and secondary fuel filter by stopping the rust in my vacuum fuel pump.

I have a fuel sealing kit by Bill Hirsch but was wondering if just coating the inside of the tank with zinc phosphate a good solution?

Posted on: 6/10 16:56:17
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Re: 1940 Super 8 Formal Sedan- interior removal
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Thanks for the info.

I decided to risk damaging part of the interior and removed a section of a side panel that is mostly hidden. I was amazed that I found all of the side panels, fabric beads and headliner are all stapled in place with 1/2"x1/2" modern staples into a black heavy cardboard.

I have two questions:
Does anyone know where I can get more of the material that was used to tack/staple the liners to this black cardboard? I assume it might have been a tar impregnated card/fiber board.

Does a new headliner cost a lot of money? It took me 3 hours to remove about 3 feet of door/headliner with the current staples every 1/4" apart. Staples are installed separately for each layer of material. If a new headliner is a couple hundred dollars, it will be gone in 10 minutes.

Thanks for your help.

Posted on: 6/8 17:05:43
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