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Re: Motor Oil
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The Indiana Region of CCCA has partnered with D-A Lubricants in Indianapolis to produce Classic Car Motor Oil. It has the correct zinc and phosphorus amounts for our older flat-tappet engines. I've used it in my cars for several years now with good results. The Indiana Region, CCCA, will ship the oil to you if you like in 12-quart cases.

Here's their website: https://inrccca.org/product/classic-car-motor-oil/

The website is really informative.

Good luck!

Steve in Indiana

Posted on: 5/31 18:19:40
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1947 Clipper Six Sedan
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Re: 22nd series '48 Club Sedan tubeless tire upgrade.
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Our 23rd Series Deluxe Eight Sedan has a set of Diamondback radials. We put about 800 miles on them on the Henry Joy Tour in the fall of 2018. We had zero problems and the tires are still standing tall. The ride qualities and handling of the car were dramatically improved.

Posted on: 5/4 0:06:12
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23rd Series Rotating Antenna
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The good news is that I found the antenna mast under the front seat. The bad news is that I need some help in learning how to re-attach it. I have both a shop manual and a parts manual and can find the antenna mast in neither. Can anyone help me find a diagram or provide information about installing the mast?

Any and all help appreciated.

Steve in Indiana

Posted on: 5/1 15:44:58
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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.

Posted on: 3/14 1:46:44
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Re: Packard Front Fender Question
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Got it. Thank you!

Posted on: 3/4 10:39:13
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Packard Front Fender Question
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Are the front fenders all the same from 1951 through 1954? I recently came into ownership of a pair of pretty straight used ones, including inner panels, but I don't know how to advertise them.

Any help appreciated,
Steve in Indiana

Posted on: 3/4 8:20:54
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Re: 1951 Patrician Police Car?
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So maybe it never was an airport car, and maybe it never was a police car. Another case of caveat emptor I guess.

Yes, I think there is an overdrive relay on the firewall and a black knob under the dash to throw it in and out. It would be an interesting car to own and a fun tour car to take on the road. I may go look if it doesn't sell.

Thanks, guys, for all your input.

Posted on: 12/12 11:42:50
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Re: 1951 Patrician Police Car?
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Ah. Thanks, Ross.

I wondered why I saw no interior controls for them. That changes the complexion somewhat in my opinion. Police car? Hmmm...

Also, this Patrician is a 1951 model and the pictured window sticker says, "Indianapolis Municipal Airport." But the airport name was changed in 1944 to "H. Weir Cook Airport." The window sticker would have been seven years obsolete in 1951 when the car was new.

In 68 years and 89,000 miles a car can go through a lot of owners and each has a lot of opportunities to make changes.

Posted on: 12/12 10:45:58
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Re: 1951 Patrician Police Car?
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Seller states that he was told it was an Indianapolis Airport police car. It's close enough to my location that I could go look, I guess. I find it intriguing, but don't really desperately need another Packard. Ask my wife. lol

Posted on: 12/12 7:31:02
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Re: 1951 Patrician Police Car?
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Point taken. I'm not absolutely sure it was factory. I'm going by appearance only. The steering column shows no provision for the Ultramatic indicator. The steering column also has the Patrician chrome cover, which could have been changed. The pedals appear to be standard Packard clutch-and-brake.

All of this conceivably could have been dealer-installed.

Posted on: 12/12 6:55:58
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