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Re: 57 Clipper - Break Issue
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May I ask a question? This is sort of a followup to HH56's response in post #2. Is the bleeding being done exactly per the shop manual? The shop manual is very specific about several things. First, the power brake unit and the Hill Holder (if equipped) must be bled first before bleeding the wheel cylinders.

Second, manual bleeding (which I assume you are doing, as opposed to pressure bleeding) of the power brake unit is not quite intuitive. The power brake unit is bled by opening the bleeder valve first, then depressing the brake pedal, then closing the bleeder, and finally releasing the brake pedal. And, third, the engine should not be running, and there should be no vacuum in the power brake unit.

Very recently, some friends were bleeding the brakes on a Packard Hawk, and couldn't get the brakes to bleed correctly. When they consulted an old time Studebaker mechanic (not me, I'm just old ), they were told the same thing -- bleed the brakes exactly per the shop manual. The bleeding was then done per the shop manual, and the brakes bled fine.

This may not be your issue -- you may be very aware of the procedure for bleeding the power brake unit. But it's a good reminder for others who are not aware of the correct procedure.

Posted on: 7/13 16:06:31
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Re: Celebration time!
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Glad still some who feel good about their country Good job


Amen to that acolds!!

Posted on: 6/29 15:54:02
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Re: Celebration time!
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Very cool, love it!!

Posted on: 6/28 14:33:19
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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A forlorn '55 Patrician, cheap $695:
https://newlondon.craigslist.org/pts/d ... beach-car/7134061756.html

Steve


For that price, it looks like a great parts car for someone close enough to go get it themselves!

Question: did all '55 Patricians have torsion level, or was it still an option on even the top of the line Packards?

58L8134, thank you for the service you do for other folks on the forum by posting these links!!

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Re: Article on Curbside Classics with a video about the 1956 Packards
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Great film, thanks for posting!

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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!

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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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