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Re: Seeking info on a '34 dual cowl Phaeton
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A fake Eight is rather disingenuous. When it comes to Packard open cars I'll wager there are more fakes than originals. I know of one V-12 Sport Phaeton that has an eight body it. I've also seen two other 34 Eight Phaetons with missing vehicle plates. Why they were taken off I do not understand. With all of these fakes it is better to keep the original plate no matter how beat up.

Posted on: 9/14 8:11:32
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Re: packards in tv and movies
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Not trying to go too far off track here, but that record is amazing because the executives at CBS seemed to be able to con Scruggs into almost any cheesy idea they came up with. That record has almost nothing to do with the movie. Sure they did a couple of tunes in the movie. It was made in an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the Hollywood movie. The soundtrack came out, I think, on Warner Brothers.

Now, that is not the first time they pulled Scruggs into something really bad. Back in 1955 a guy named Arthur Smith, one of the best tenor banjo players of all time, put out a record called Feuding Banjos which was a Tenor banjo playing against a Five String banjo. Well, CBS put in on TV without the tenor banjo, and then sold it to Hollywood, put out millions of records by Scruggs and Flatt titled Dueling Banjos, and got sued by poor Arthur Smith. But the damage was already done because Arthur Smith on banjo was God compared to Earl Scruggs who is a big banjo hero thanks to CBS and their tricky executives.

Posted on: 9/4 18:07:15
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Re: Steering wheel restoration
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The Caddy 12 and 16's would do that. Rather than permanently change the original wheel they would buy a pair of driving gloves.

Posted on: 8/29 3:03:16
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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That description of the 37 Packard is a lot of crap. Stuhlman was not some kind of big shot collector and the car was done by Hibernia where Cox worked for Turnquist. Somewhere along the way it rolled off a trailer or something and had collision damage. These sales places make up this fluff as though it is somehow important and creates "branding". In reality it sounds ridiculous.

Posted on: 8/28 3:16:22
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Re: Disappointing results at Monterey Car Auction, Pebble Beach
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I think they somehow think those cars are going to make them more interesting people. Fact is they are rather boring. I worked for Benmosche who was making $25 million and he was buddy buddy with Epstein and going to Columbia on vacation and doing god knows what. Anyway, if I went into the office and said I read The Great Gatsby over the weekend they would act like doing something that doesn't involve making money means I'm not fit to work there.

As long as the law allows corporations to drive stock prices higher using executive warrants and buybacks, and the government is able to fund its 4% annual growth (the only source of economic growth) with a credit card spurious materialism will thrive.

I tell the youngsters that I will be dead before things get really bad and for sure human activity is on a destructive course. Nobody will survive that. All off these priceless trinkets will become fossils.

Posted on: 8/26 6:36:36
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Re: Auction: '33 eight passenger tourer, Lincoln, DE, Sept 2, 2019
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And of course it came with a plated radiator shell.

Posted on: 8/22 14:03:24
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Re: carforce number one
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The article is in the 1971 Number 4 Classic Car Club magazine. You can see it on the museum website.

And the car did have air conditioning.

I'd paste some of it but there is copyright plastered on it.

I used to have all of my copies way back, but they didn't survive when I moved overseas. That's okay because my memory seems to be holding up.

Posted on: 8/20 12:50:28
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Re: carforce number one
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I'll find it.

The round silver thing is the microphone to the chauffeur.

A/C was a trunk mounted unit with the vent on the rear shelf behind the seat.

The grille in the floor is for a heater, which is probably an add on for this car given the standard method was to route under the seat heat from the front through grilles in the seat back. After all, Norway was pretty cold in 1942, especially the winter of 1941 where temperatures were -70C.
I don't think we will ever see that again.

Posted on: 8/20 5:40:56
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Re: carforce number one
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If I don't dig it up, somebody else can dig up an article about that 42 Packard conking out in the middle of an intersection in Oslo.

Posted on: 8/19 3:32:29
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Re: 1956 Packard 400 color of engine transmission and valve covers
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I did find a factory picture of a V-8 engine with a bronze pulley. However, they should be black. I only mention this because that is more proof than anybody has produced as to grinding and painting radiator shells that were originally chrome plated.

As well I don't remember if I changed the pulley, but I did change the generator bracket which is on backwards in the photo.

Posted on: 8/15 8:21:16
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