The Most Comprehensive Free Online Reference for Packard Owners
Become a member of Packard Motor Car Information, right now! (it's free)
Login
Username:

Password:

remember me

Lost Password?

Register now!
FAQ's
Main Menu
Recent Forum Topics
Who's Online
33 user(s) are online (23 user(s) are browsing Packard Forums)

Members: 3
Guests: 30

PackardDon, Peter Packard, r1lark, more...


(1) 2 3 4 ... 49 »


Vendor info
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/8/28 11:17
From Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 493
I'm trying to source parts for the Torsion Level Ride on my 56 Executive. I can't seem to find the vendor listing on the site. Please excuse my limited capabilities.

I will list what I can remember:

I have done business with Michiana (spelling), are they still there? If so, what's their contact info.?

I had contact with someone that converts the TL Compensator Control box to modern electronics. I was told to send them my old control box and they would do the conversion. I've lost that contact info. I thick they were associated with aNorth-West Packard Club. Can someone please advise me?


Also, I have dealt withna V8 Packard exclusive parts vendor in Minesota. I've also lost his contact info.

Thank you for any help,

Bob Freeman
(719)594-5663 (please leave a message)

Posted on: 2/13 8:37:53
_________________
Bob

IF EVERYTHING IS COMING YOUR WAY ...
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!

'56 Executive Touring Sedan
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Looking for repair of broken TL ride
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/8/28 11:17
From Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 493
thank you, the clock works.

Posted on: 2/5 8:32:47
_________________
Bob

IF EVERYTHING IS COMING YOUR WAY ...
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!

'56 Executive Touring Sedan
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Looking for repair of broken TL ride
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/8/28 11:17
From Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 493
HH56, thank you for the reply and I understand what you said. I had mixed feelings about fixing the tl issues, spending more money or selling the car and being done. I will probably sell the car and give the new owner(s) this info as I understand so they can continue with the car.

Posted on: 2/5 8:32:18
_________________
Bob

IF EVERYTHING IS COMING YOUR WAY ...
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!

'56 Executive Touring Sedan
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Looking for repair of broken TL ride
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/8/28 11:17
From Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 493
Had a problem with non functioning brake lights. It turns out that it was a bad stop light switch. A volkswagon stop light switch solved the problem. However, during the install, it was noticed the brake lights were very dim. A voltage check at the switch of the light green wire, showed only 5 volts. To correct this the mechanic ran a wire from the power supply line with 20 amp fuse to the light green connection at stop light switch. This provided the full 12 volts to the stop lights. I was told he noticed on wiring diagram this is the last link in the torsion level system to get power. I have noticed for some time, something in the car's electrical system was draining my battery. This would happen running or off, torsion level system or clock? Does the running of this 12 volt wire present an issue with the TL system? Do you have any input?

Posted on: 1/26 9:22:43
_________________
Bob

IF EVERYTHING IS COMING YOUR WAY ...
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!

'56 Executive Touring Sedan
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Looking for repair of broken TL ride
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/8/28 11:17
From Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 493
The TL ride on my 56 Executive is need of repair and I am no longer capable of doing the work myself. I do have knowledge of the TL ride system on my car and it has the following problems: the compensator gear box is cracked, the rear end is currently is stuck in the high position, the crosslink bars are positioned so close to the frame that there is no access to the end caps, there is a 3-way manual switch installed. There is a voltage drain somewhere in the TL system of about 6 or 7 volts. I have posted that I will possibly sell the car as is but I want to find a repair resource anywhere in the US, preferably Colorado that has the knowledge and capability of repairing the TL for myself or to pass on to the new owner. Understanding that this may mean parts, labor and transportation to and from. Please leave a message at (719) 594-5663 or message me at 56packard@centurylink.net

Posted on: 1/10 10:27:43
_________________
Bob

IF EVERYTHING IS COMING YOUR WAY ...
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!

'56 Executive Touring Sedan
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


1956 4dr Packard Executive for sale
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/8/28 11:17
From Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 493
1956 4dr Packard Executive, located in Colorado Springs CO, 84K+ miles. Great looking driver. Brief list of upgrades/modifications: brake system, added Pertronix unit, replaced “Clipper” panel with “Senior” instrument panel, original radio modernized, restored interior and trunk with original Packard fabric and leather, generator/alternator swap. Asking $14,500 of course negotiable 56packard@centurylink.net or respond to this post

Attach file:



jpg  8196863.jpg (104.58 KB)
2993_5c363c4f84f46.jpg 400X300 px

Posted on: 1/9 10:24:15
_________________
Bob

IF EVERYTHING IS COMING YOUR WAY ...
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!

'56 Executive Touring Sedan
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Request for help on TL Ride on '56 Executive
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/8/28 11:17
From Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 493
I've been missing for some time, but I'm back soliciting for someone to save my '56 Executive by repairing the Torsion Leveling system. I cannot see any longer and don't drive now, neither can I work on cars.
The TL has been inoperative for some time and the car is stuck where it is, way up in the rear. I checked out the car when I could still see and found some things:

The compensator gear box is cracked.

The cross links are so close to the frame as to make the drag links imposible to reach.

I tried to run the TL motor manually by applying 12 volts directly to the down connection of the motor. It will not move anymore and has activated the safety switches.

I removed the 3-way TL switch ( the wires are still attached.so the switch is no longer grounded). I think this is the reason that I no longer have brake lights.

I would be willing to deliver the car to someone who could help me (within reason, I live in Colorado Springs, because I need to save up some money to do this).

Please excuse any errors in this post as my sight is limited,

Bob Freeman (bhappy)
b.happy@centurylink.net

Posted on: 2018/8/5 9:40
_________________
Bob

IF EVERYTHING IS COMING YOUR WAY ...
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!

'56 Executive Touring Sedan
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Looking to sell '50 Standard Eight Touring Sedan
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/8/28 11:17
From Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 493
Thank you all for your kind thoughts. Like preparing my house for sale, I thought 'Why didn't I do this when I was living here?', I should've detailed my Packard. I might have kept her, but I needed the $

Posted on: 2015/6/28 20:20
_________________
Bob

IF EVERYTHING IS COMING YOUR WAY ...
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!

'56 Executive Touring Sedan
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Mecum Auction In Denver, CO June 26-27
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/8/28 11:17
From Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 493
Well, Ms. Hattie has been sold, and I will miss her very much. She has given us, and those that have seen her, a lot of joy. I know that the new owners will experience similar joy, and wish them the best of times.

The car sold for $17,500.00 at the auction. I felt that she was well sorted and detailed so that I think that she was one of the most beautiful cars at the auction.

Posted on: 2015/6/27 21:51
_________________
Bob

IF EVERYTHING IS COMING YOUR WAY ...
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!

'56 Executive Touring Sedan
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer


Re: Mecum Auction In Denver, CO June 26-27
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/8/28 11:17
From Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 493
Thank JD, I hoped that maybe someone on this site who wants and needs a sorted driver, that will win awards at car shows, here is your chance

Posted on: 2015/6/20 12:00
_________________
Bob

IF EVERYTHING IS COMING YOUR WAY ...
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
YOU'RE IN THE WRONG LANE!

'56 Executive Touring Sedan
Transfer the post to other applications Transfer



 Top
(1) 2 3 4 ... 49 »




Search
Recent Photos
Random Photo
52 200 Deluxe Sedan
Helping Out
PackardInfo is supported and funded by user donations. If you would to help out by either donating content, or funds to help with the upkeep and hosting of this site please EMAIL ME or click on the donate button.