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Re: Packard Ride Height
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Check out bulletin 55T-1. http://www.packardinfo.com/xoops/html/downloads/STB/55T-1.pdf It does not give the specific ride height you are asking for but rather when the car is level with wheels on a flat surface. I believe it is the only documented info Packard provided on height.

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Re: Stubborn pin on front driveshaft of '53 Caribbean
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Is there enough weight at the screw side on the clamps to throw off the balance? If so maybe one should be placed on the opposite side of the driveshaft.

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Re: Stubborn pin on front driveshaft of '53 Caribbean
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If you do remove the pin something I have read for cars using the ball and trunion joints is that getting the pin back in and having it absolutely centered again is quite important. Apparently if the pin is the least bit off center it can throw the balance out and the shaft will need to be rebalanced at a shop.

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Re: Stubborn pin on front driveshaft of '53 Caribbean
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Here are instructions on how to change the boot without removing the pin. http://www.packardinfo.com/xoops/html/downloads/SC/SC-VOL26NO7.pdf

I believe there is a modern boot used for CV joints which is split for easy on the car repairs that some have used. Some kind of adhesive is used to join the split. Don't have details on which boot but details might come up with a search of the forums.

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Re: Wiring for a 47 Fog Lights
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If you have dealer installed backup lights the installer would have needed to bring out a power wire from the headlight switch.

EC and OD wiring should be part of the main loom and there would only be 1 lone wire exiting the loom and going to the direct speed switch. Don't remember where that exited.

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Re: Wiring for a 47 Fog Lights
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You are probably correct in the theory the wire is for fog lites
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I don't have an install sheet specific to fog lites but do have the 42 accessory diagram. Since the 21st series was almost identical to the 42s I expect the same diagram was still used on postwar Clipper models.

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Re: 1954 Packard Clipper Radio
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Knobs for the radios are not the worst thing to chase as depending on style those might have carried over a year or more but you might also need to chase a bezel and I believe Big Kev found those are different depending on which style dash your Clipper has and which radio you wind up with. He touches on a bit of the differences in his project blog. http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... id=158158#forumpost158158

Posted on: 7/10 12:19:25
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Re: A Tale of Two Patricians
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If the seat has a pull down center armrest there are generally bolts on either side of that assy. You pull the arm rest down and push the flexible back upholstery flap aside to get a tool in the separated space that opens between the seat cushion and flap to access them. If no arm rest then best I can remember is the bolts come out and you need to pull out at the bottom and lift up at the same time compressing the padding material at the top of the cushion to release the back from some tabs.

Posted on: 7/9 14:35:59
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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C2C https://www.c2cfabrication.com is the only mfg of Packard body panels I am aware of and they do have some 51-4 floor pans. They might not list as being for your specific model but one nice thing about 51-4 Packards is the inner body structures were substantially identical. If you find a floor pan made for a 51 2 dr hardtop chances are it will fit the other year and model hardtops. Same for the sedan panels. The only question might be the 2 door club sedans since those were different from hardtops.

With C2C the exact model name doesn't make much difference anyway because their parts are not exact drop in panels. No matter what model it says it fits there will probably be a lot of cutting and custom fitting of the panel required. BigKev documented this very well on his blog where he shows replacing a floor panel.

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Re: PackardDon’s 1956 Clipper Custom Sedan
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It is notched. You can buy a commercial tool used on GM products from some parts stores or ebay that work reasonably well.

The notch on the tool is slightly larger than the Packard shaft so it takes a bit of finesse to get both sides of the clip to release at the same time but is workable.

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Posted on: 7/9 11:19:28
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