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Re: 50 Clipper Project - Fuel pump issue help needed
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I had my tank cleaned, but the shop did not check the pick up tube inside. It was rusted half way up and would not pump after 1/2 tank. I installed a filter and used the drain plug fitting for the pick up. Sold the car before the new tanks came on board.

Posted on: 5/29 9:06:00
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Re: 1954 PACKARD CLIPPER
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Added sold the registry.

Posted on: 2017/5/10 8:28
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Re: Happy Birthday Big Kev
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, you have helped so many of us get our Packards road worthy. Thank You

Posted on: 2017/2/6 9:16
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Re: Converting BTV to manual brakes...
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I converted mine to manual brakes for future savings on repairs. Ross sent me a sketch on how to install the parts I purchased from him. There is no problem in removing and attaching the manual linkage,master cylinder and pedal. I have been using them for 3 years with no problem. Just some of the great information and people on this site. I could not have got my 1954 Packard Clipper road worthy without the help of all these great people and site.

Posted on: 2017/2/6 9:13
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1954 PACKARD CLIPPER
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I will be selling my 1954 Packard Clipper this year. It is on the St. Louis Craig list and I don't know how to attach the link so I am posting a photo and the data.

I've had it 6 years and took it from a garage find to driver quality car with the help from a lot of people on this site.

Gas tank cleaned and coated, Radiator done the same, rebuilt starter(now 12 volt), rebuilt fuel pump, rebuilt water pump, all new brakes-cylinders- tubing+ master cylinder. New fuel line( all are CUNO) new tires, new plugs, wires, points, condenser, cap, coil, battery, added a ballast resister , all 12 volt with new bulbs, ALSO got the replica expensive Clipper Tailights ! New headliner, windlace, covered and padded seats, new carpet, Many other items completed. Drives out nice, runs good at 60 on the highway. I will go over any defects that I see on the car with you. It really looks good in photos, but it needs some body work.

Asking $6800 or best reasonable offer.

NO LOW BALLS, I WILL NOT GIVE IT AWAY

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Posted on: 2016/7/2 13:37
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Re: White smoke from road draft tube
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Thanks, covers a good list and I will check it out today. No smoke from the exhaust pipe, I already had checked that. It may be from setting and is just getting rid of condensation. I hope that is all. Will take a long drive and see if the smoke is still coming out, hadn't done that before.

Posted on: 2016/5/29 8:06
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White smoke from road draft tube
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I get white smoke from my road draft tube when running the clipper(1954 288) in the garage. None from the exhaust pipe. It appears to be continuous. Where should I look for a water leak first?

Posted on: 2016/5/28 13:49
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Re: 1954 Packard Super Clipper Club Coupe
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The gas tank could be the pick up tube that rusts off when sitting for years. When I had my tank done the repair shop never said anything about it being rusted off. I learned on this site with photo of how it is positioned in the tank. I moved the pick gas line from the normal fitting to the drain fitting(knowing there would be no dirt or sludge in the tank). I have driven it like this now for 2 years. Planning on a new Kanter tank in the future. Try it , it could be a simple fix. Good luck on the sale. That is what I paid for mine 54 Clipper special in a little worse condition 6 years ago. Your's look pretty good and with a rebuilt engine I wouldn't take a dime less than what you mentioned.

Posted on: 2016/5/1 16:31
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Re: Tire Shopping for a '54 Clipper
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That sounds good, accumulating cash to get the final part of the Clipper finished.
My wife and I did the interior, all but the headliner. We were very close to trying to do that, but found a local guy and a good price including insulation.
I did all the mechanical myself, with a lot of help from these same guys you are hearing from now. I could not have done it without this web site and all of their help.
That is why just about everyone who brings a Packard back to life on this web site is ready to help the next person, as much as they can with their new knowledge.
I think the two neighbor boys enjoy just sitting in the car and enjoying it as much as I do(7 and 10). They watched and waited while I got the car drivable. There is something about doing the work on a car yourself over a period of time that makes the car feel like it is a part of you. We cruise at least once a week. More as the weather gets better.

Posted on: 2016/3/21 19:22
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Re: Tire Shopping for a '54 Clipper
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The original color was the same blue that Kevin has on his 54 Clipper. They painted everything, but did not take of the voltage regulator. When I removed it, as I was going to 12 volts, I found that it was the blue underneath. That would be my favorite color. If I can ever afford the body work and new paint. For now, I am having fun driving and talking old cars at the cruises and car shows.

Posted on: 2016/3/21 8:50
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