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Re: 29th Annual Florida Packard Club Meet - CANCELLED
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I was sorry to hear this. I attended my first Sarasota meet last November and was looking forward to this year's. My Packards still get exercised, but not with others of their kind. Fingers crossed for next year

Posted on: 11/14 13:45:28
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Re: Need 2 Hubcaps
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This doesn't solve your problem, but I was in the same sort of situation. I desired nicer hub caps for my '37 115C. Hirsch had them listed for many moons, but by the time I went to pull the trigger for them they were out of stock with no plans for another run. Neither Max Merrit or Kanter had them in stock although they listed them. Fortunately Flackmaster came to my rescue and delved into his hoard and was able to provide me with the repros. I am eternally grateful to him.

Posted on: 11/1 16:11:45
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Re: Optima battery in 1941 180
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My thanks to all. Lots of good information.

Posted on: 10/28 3:47:12
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Optima battery in 1941 180
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The '41 180 that I bought in the spring failed to start last month. It was just before I went on vacation so I didn't bother to mess with it until now. It came with two 6v Optima batteries as pictured. If I am reading things right, it looks like one is circa 2010 and one is 2015, so I don't mind replacing them. I disconnected the jumpers and put a load tester on each one. The older one tested WEAK and the newer one tested BAD.

My question is, since the car is 6 volt, why would there be a pair of banked 6 volt batteries rather than one? Is it overkill? They do fit well in the battery box in this configuration, so that is a plus. Not being a mechanic and trying to do things on my own as best I can (often a steep learning curve), my thoughts are always to not reinvent the wheel and go with what had worked.

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Posted on: 10/26 6:46:57
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Re: Power train weights
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Thank you for the help. I wasn't looking at the correct specs in the correct location.

Posted on: 10/16 10:23:13
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Power train weights
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Does any one know the weight of the engine and the weight of the Ultramatic transmission from a 1953 Patrician? I am trying determine if my vehicle is able to handle a trailer containing these pieces or if it is underpowered. Thanks for what ever you can tell me.

Posted on: 10/15 7:56:28
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Re: 1937 wooden transmission floor cover
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Is there a link to the rubber floor mats mentioned above? My inadequate searching skills didn't return much for Don Lampen and reproduction mats.

Posted on: 10/7 6:54:07
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Re: 1937 Six hubcaps
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Flackmaster, I have PM'd you.

Posted on: 8/13 16:39:54
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1937 Six hubcaps
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I have all four hubcaps for my 1937 115C but they are less than great looking. They suffer from road rash, pitting, or horribly thinned plating, mostly in a combination of all three. I had tried to order repro hubcaps about three ago only to find out that I was too late to the party with Hirsch, Merrit, and Kanter all listing them on their website at the time but all ultimately turning up as out of stock with very little hope of additional runs ever being made. So I am trying to find a company that may do restoration of hubcaps but I have been getting skunked on that too. The ones I have been able to track down appear to have given up restoring them. Does anyone know of someone that might do such restoration or (as a definite long shot) have a set of repros languishing around that they might be interested in parting with?

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Posted on: 8/12 7:16:51
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Re: Harbor Freight jack stands recall
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I'm with portlandon. Our jack stands of choice have always been 4x4's. I have bought jack stands but I still use the 4x4's along with them as I trust the lumber more than the stands.

Posted on: 7/8 7:10:07
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