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Re: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost
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Thereís no easy way to start this...this is Hansís son, Sean. My dad passed away Thursday in a plane crash. He was on the way back after spending around two hours in the air when there was some sort of in-flight emergency that didnít allow for him enough time to make it back.

I just want to personally thank all of you for the help you gave my dad over the years, and I know he appreciated you a hell of a lot. He loved working on the car and it had been a dream of his for quite a while. Iím not sure when, but I fully intend to finish the Grey Ghost someday, and Iím sure Iíll need your help then. Until then, please donít hesitate to contact me with anything.

If you would like any more information or anything at all, please shoot an email to sahlness@cableone.net That is my personal email and I will get back to you.

Once again, my family would just like to thank all of you.

Very Sincerely,
Sean

Posted on: 2016/12/3 13:38
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Re: Heater Temperature Control Valve
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the kit is $10 from NAPA. if Kev's instructions don't look just like your valve (mine was a little different) the intent is the same, and if you want more pictures google around a bit and there are several videos out there too.

Posted on: 2016/11/15 8:51
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Re: Torsion Level Suspension Trainer
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Any chance this tag could be related to the demo setups referenced in this thread?
http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... e=&topic_id=17311&forum=3

Posted on: 2016/11/14 19:36
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Re: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost
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I was looking for reasons the Ghost is using oil (besides sitting in a barn for 40+ years) so I drove around the other night for about 15 minutes and then did a compression test. Survey says:

72, 70, 80, 62, 89, 71, 88, 70. Well that's pretty underwhelming. I was hoping that putting about 2300 miles on it in the last year would help reseat the rings, it starts instantly and runs fine other than the noisy lifters. No blue smoke from the exhaust, nor any oily residue in the exhaust pipe. So it must be venting out the "road draft" tube, guess I'm helping extend the life of the asphalt.

Posted on: 2016/11/10 20:04
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Re: spring insulator
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I looked back in my pictures and blog to see what I'd found on my springs. I remember a gasket ring on the top of the springs, but I don't remember the material. I didn't have to replace them though, so something fairly sturdy.

Posted on: 2016/10/26 19:51
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Posted on: 2016/10/23 17:48
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Re: Ultramatic Transmission Pan Substitution
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That project is on my list for this winter already, I've been looking at the same pix that Howard shows for ideas. There are also (well, should be and I'll find them) universal flexible dipsticks that would fit in a custom-formed tube mated with a modified cap as Howard describes.

I already fill my transmission through the vent fitting using the access hole in the tunnel, easier than crawling under the car and pumping fluid in. That way you don't have to worry about having a large enough tube to also use as a filler port. Although I think newer transmissions did away with that port, from pix I've seen? If I can fix my leaking seal at the actuating lever (another winter project) perhaps I won't need to add fluid anymore anyway. Dare to dream.

Posted on: 2016/10/23 9:25
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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the 1938 Super Eight from Chicago is very clean and nice but they spelled "San Francisco" wrong on their reproduction data plate

Posted on: 2016/10/17 7:54
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Re: HA's 52 200 Grey Ghost
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I had been letting the oil level get down toward the "low" mark on the dipstick in the belief that, like modern dipsticks, that meant it would be 1 qt low. Well, it got almost there so I added a qt of oil. Rechecked after it drained down and...wow, that didn't move much. OK, how about another qt. And another, and about a half. Wow, I was 3 1/2 qts low! So I definitely will be adding quart marks to the dipstick next oil change.

Rereading the owners manual it says to keep it between the full and low marks. I'd rather keep it topped up, like a modern car, especially with my niosy lifters and the long time that this car sat. But, maybe it has a "sweet spot" at say, 1 qt low or something? Piston airplane engines routinely run best a quart or 2 low, if you top them off they just throw the extra out the breather and lubricate your landing gear or whatever is under there. Do these engines behave similarly?

Since I topped it up, we've put almost 300 miles on between going to a car show and then yesterday putting about 170 on leaf peeping over in MN. And today I checked the oil and it's about 2 qts low. Incidentally we got about 14 mpg yesterday averaging around 50-55 mph overall.

Posted on: 2016/10/16 19:12
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Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
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Yup, especially when running new oil through an old and probably dirty engine (even if not sludged up) new filters really can't hurt your cause. If we waited until we get to the recommended interval the filter will probably have fallen apart anyway.

I'm changing mine with each oil change. The good filters are Wix or NAPA Gold, or go cheap since it won't be there that long and get a Purolator or Fram on sale.

Posted on: 2016/9/30 19:04
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