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Re: '38 six cyl question wrong oil filter? Really ready to start
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That appears to be the very common replaceable element Fram or AC canister style oil filter, no harm-no foul as being "period correct", but it is not the original disposable Purolator (PER 1/2 style) Packard supplied canister. I don't have the motivation right now to find a picture of what I describe - what is important is that you install the correct filter. That looks to me to be a FRAM unit, but I am basing that simply on color scheme...
Oh, and for what its worth, MUCH easier And Cheaper to source this replaceable canister style than the disposable canister that I describe. Easier to work with too...

DAF

Posted on: 9/8 17:13:31
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Re: '38 six cyl question wrong oil filter? Really ready to start
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Well, I can't add anything to the filter technicalities of the replacement elements, but what I can suggest is clarifying what filter canister you have, and then what filter fits the canister, as Howard has carefully detailed.
As more of a footnote, both filters shown are totally incorrect for a 38, as the OEM Optional Purolator filter was of the disposable canister type.

Posted on: 9/7 20:16:11
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Re: Steering wheel restoration
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We've taken a detour from the original posters question, but for anyone searching based on the topic of steering wheel restoration, I strongly urge anyone looking at "Backwards Unlimited" to turn away. Low price is consistent with low quality.

Posted on: 9/6 20:04:06
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Re: Water pump rebuilding place
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...believe we are dealing with a 36-320, same as your 34 pump. Not complicated, two bearings on a shaft with an old style packing seal. I am told the trick is to have a really smooth shaft and carefully seat the old style packing seal, surely something that could be done locally with care and patience. Oh, and go with sealed bearings, no one will know, I promise.

Posted on: 9/4 19:54:31
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Re: Running board treads
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runningboard matting material probably of the typical corrugated variety available by the foot from several vendors, steele, restoration specialties, etc. Maybe a photo to help narrow down...?

Posted on: 8/27 7:05:10
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Re: Running board treads
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A few more clues to understand what you are seeking please...year and model of Packard to begin with.

Posted on: 8/26 17:30:29
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Re: Disappointing results at Monterey Car Auction, Pebble Beach
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Steve makes a couple of good points, a) that not all people that rich are frivolous about it, and b) that they don't enjoy their cars any more than us 'ordinary folks'. I submit that they probably don't enjoy them as MUCH, as they are usually very predisposed with what it takes to STAY that wealthy and by just cutting a cheque for a collector car, there isn't anywhere NEAR the satisfaction of getting one's hands dirty and actually working on getting them running and figuring out all the mechanical nuances inherent in cars that DON'T cost $300K+. I'm a sailor and it is no different in the boating world, there are those out there in exotic yachts and the 'rest of us' sailing nice, but not extravagant vessels, and I know for a fact that I put on way more miles of water under the keel than they ever will, because my boat is paid for and I have the time. At the end of the day, 'time' may be the most valuable resource out there. I went on a 2 year extended voyage a few years back, and ran into a guy down in the islands and after hearing our story, he said: 'oh, you guys are rich'. When I informed him that we were not, he said 'oh yes you are, you have time'. Never forgot that. It's all relative.... Chris

Posted on: 8/25 16:42:40
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Re: Identification of Packard transmissions
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Well, that's creative...I suppose that would work, but I've never seen that particular adaptation. Is there a u-joint flange beyond the speedo drive...why is that separated?

Posted on: 8/24 19:57:41
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Re: Astonishing how rich some people are
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To my sailor friend and all my Packard friends. This reply should be framed...probably the most clear expression of what is wealth I have read in a long time. Time indeed....

Posted on: 8/24 17:42:01
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1937 120 Hood Side Grilles, 1938 Super 8 38/9 V12
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I now have a resource to reproduce these impossible to plate OEM Pot Metal parts. I have listed the first set on ebay. It took me 3 years to find the right person to do these. If you are interested in these, please review the ebay listing I have just posted (10 day listing), and/or please comment here. I am losing my motivation to continue this project due to other obligations. Thank you, DAF.

Posted on: 8/15 20:54:23
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