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Re: Help identifying a 1941 part
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Ross wrote:
Once upon a time that was your rebound bumper which was to keep your upper shock arms from banging on the frame when the wheels dropped down.


If that's what this is from, it would only be the portion holding the rebound bumper onto the frame. The actual rebound bumper would be many times that size.

Here's the Steele Rubber reproduction
https://www.steelerubber.com/front-spring-bumper-30-0087-32

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Re: Packard v12
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Interesting body as it is devoid of the rear quarter windows, the rear window looks smaller than my 1608 and it looks to have had some form of partial top cloth/vinyl covering.


Being a formal sedan, it is on a shorter wheelbase than your 1608. Thus, the differences you pointed out. The Formal sedans had padded leather tops.

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Re: 1940 Air Conditioning
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Howard is correct. 1940 models were the first commercially available cars with air-conditioning.

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Re: 1937 Super 8 Formal Sedan
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Nice car. I hope you'll be able to buff and polish the paint back to a good shine.

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Re: Packard Motor Car Building
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This is "Packard Inc. Philadelphia." This wasn't a dealer. It was Packard's distributor in Philadelphia. Dealers buy from distributors.

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Re: 12 volt battery cables as a auxiliary engine to frame ground?
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IMO, many Packards could benefit from an extra ground between the engine to the body or frame.


My 1940 came standard with an extra ground; from transmission to frame.

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Re: Preferred tire supplier 1941
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I wouldn't put radial tires on a prewar car.

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Re: 1935 LeBaron mystery car
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I've heard that a lot of pre-production Packards left the country, and even a few early custom cars that were going to be built in series, but I had never heard a reason for it. I was unaware that there were liability concerns in the 1930s.

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Re: 1935 LeBaron mystery car
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I don't know. But I'm pretty sure that the 1935 grille shell is pretty much vertical... no slant whatsoever.

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Re: 1935 LeBaron mystery car
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I suspect, based the "not quite right" LeBaron-style fenders, and the wheels, which appear to have lock rings, that this could be the lost Macauley Speedster... or, what happened to it, anyway. The "production" LeBaron cars from 1934 utilized drop-center rims.

Thoughts??

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