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Re: 1950 Packard 8 interior door panels
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In 1960 dad purchased a new car and his 50 Packard became mine to drive. Among other projects I changed the interior door and side panels, while I wouldn't choose the same gaudy material today, they weren't difficult to change the cloth depending on your desired level of quality, at the most basic just lay the panel on the cloth of your choice and glue the cloth to the back of the panel, if missing the entire panel seems like it was a composition board similar to Masonite.

Posted on: 12/3 4:42:57
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Re: 6 volt to 12 volt conversion
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Probably just causing yourself more problems changing voltage, adding additional problems rather than solving the present ones.

Generally 6 volt uses heavier wire than 12 volt as it carries more amps at the lower voltage.

Check battery cables to be sure that the terminals on both ends are clean and check that you are not using a light weight 12 volt cables. 12 volt cables appear to be maybe 3/8 inch around while 6 volt are closer to 5/8 - 3/4 in size to carry the load.

Just a suggestion, check the timing, hard to describe, but when you say laboring, timing can give that feeling that the engine is fighting itself when cranking.

Posted on: 2019/11/19 4:35
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Re: Just a Story
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Wishing you the best, Brenda. You're fighting a health battle that isn't much fun, fought mine some years ago (colon) and fortunately still here to tell about it, chemo is yucky, lucky I didn't have to deal with radiation. May all be smooth for you.

I grew up around a Packard and owned several when they were just used cars and not something collected, in old age I'm back in the fold with a 48 sedan and a 40 business coupe, unfortunately I'm not as successful with getting out and enjoying them and you and Doug, keep having fun with yours.

Posted on: 2019/10/31 4:06
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Re: “New Self Leveling”
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I tend to follow activities of Ram as a son uses a heavy duty pickup in his hauling business, in this case an air bag system to assist the springs after you've loaded your Packard(s) on to your trailer.

Posted on: 2019/10/12 5:00
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Re: Fuel Filter # for Carter glas bowl?
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Don't know if the bowl I have is the same, seems like the filter I purchased was for a 60's model Thunderbird, will try to look and see if I have one still in a box with part number

Hopefully picture of box attached, again older model Packard, maybe not what you need, but a place to start. Local parts shop matched up for me at the time.

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Posted on: 2019/8/10 4:53
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Re: 12 volt conversion on 1940 110 coupe
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My 1940 coupe may or may not be original, but seems like the windshield wipers are electric, you may want to add them to the list of items to check.

Posted on: 2019/5/18 6:03
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Re: "38 Packard Model 1701 on eBay fro $18,900 or OBO. Seems on the low side.
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Hi Skateboardgumby,

In my mind all questions are good, that's how I learn those little differences. I have seen a few unkind sounding comments, but mostly more gentlemen on this forum than any I have visited.

Don't give up on being a Packard guy, good things come to those who wait. I've had Packard cars twice in life now, a bit spaced apart. Dad's 23rd series when he purchased a new car around the time I finished high school, followed by a couple of 55 models early in married life when they were just "used cars" and a brand that had been discontinued. I always wished I had held on to them, but life gets in the way.

Now in recent years I'm Packard owner again, of course, now is past retirement age and I'm still waiting to catch up on more pressing projects and actually show the cars some attention.

Posted on: 2019/4/7 5:07
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Re: 23rd & 1/2 series dataplate reproduction
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Is there a difference between 23 and 23-1/2? If not I can make a good photo or scan of a plate from a 23rd series that was removed from dad's Packard when it was painted in the early 1960's. That car is long gone, but the plate remains in my dresser drawer and numbers seem the same as what is pictured.

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Posted on: 2017/7/9 10:02
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Re: Seeking My Clipper's History
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I would wonder just how much any of us would remember about a vehicle we owned years ago. While I owned several Packards as a young person too many years have passed to identify the VN numbers that would have belonged to those vehicles. That said how would my memories be of use to anyone at this late date?

Posted on: 2017/6/11 9:51
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Re: 1955 Packard Custom Constellation meeting The Nancy Hanks II
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Love your work, trains and Packard vehicles both catch my interest. In the mid 1950's I made at least several trips from Savannah to Atlanta and back on the Nancy.

Your aunt's tale sounds more like a description of travel on the Nancy. I remember one sections where it felt like you were riding on a whip being snapped.

On one such trip my aunt was standing when the train made a snap and threw her into the lap of the folks on one side of the aisle, grandfather got up to see what had happened and about that time the train made another snap and threw him in the laps of the folks on the other side of the aisle.

Good old days.

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