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Re: distributor on a 37
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Thank you John!! I did not know you were 'Packardless' these days.... when did you sell your car??? Chris


There were three: 37 Six Convertible Coupe, 47 Custom Super Clipper Touring Sedan and 55 Clipper Super Sedan.

The 115C is in Belgium, the Custom Clipper is in northern Virginia, and the 55 Clipper is in Baltimore area.

In addition, during the time I had the Packards others shared garage space with them. 73 Datsun 240Z, 63 Studebaker Avanti, and a 30 Model A Roadster Hot Rod. Only the Roadster remains. Before these adventures I started with a 39 Cadillac 60 Special. Although, I should include a new acquisition a 99 BMW Z3 Roadster.

So many cars, so little time.

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Posted on: Yesterday 10:09:35
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Re: Determining the build date of our Packards
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Sometimes one can find the "build sheet" under the front carpet. I found the remains of the one for my 55 Clipper there near the transmission hump. Good luck. JWL

Here is a photo of what was left of the "build sheet". Mostly gone, but a valuable find. JWL

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Posted on: 8/13 9:50:57
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Re: distributor on a 37
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flackmaster wrote:
give up your secrets JW....that looks suspiciously like the flared end of a piece of leftover brake/trans line


It is exactly that, a piece of a flared steel tubing. This simple mod really made getting to the clamp bolt an easy chore. Hope all is going well with you, take care. JWL

Posted on: 8/13 9:33:24
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Re: distributor on a 37
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Very nice, John! Can I ask what you used there?? If it isn't something specially machined, I would try and duplicate that. (if okay with you!?!?)...


Real simple fix: a piece of 5/16" tubing and a longer bolt. No patent on this thing, charge on! JWL

Posted on: 8/12 15:58:03
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Re: 1940 Packard Video
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Believe it or not... I remember dings like that in school when watching video growing up and Iím 38. Hope your are well JW.


Enjoying being in Santa Fe albeit Packardless these days. Still have the Model A Roadster and just bought a super nice 1999 BMW Z3 2.3 (2.5) with less than 30k miles. I am the third owner. Hope all is well with you and your family. JWL

Posted on: 8/12 15:54:33
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Don, was the clutch pedal turned 90 deg. to better compliment the power brake pedal? JWL

Posted on: 8/11 11:47:42
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Re: Fuel Filter # for Carter glas bowl?
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I bought a new Carter fuel filter (housing, element and glass bowl) sometime back when I had the 55 Clipper. I can't recall the vendor, but it specialized in Chrysler parts. Maybe this will help. JWL

Update: Here is a photo of the Carter carburetor and the new Carter fuel filter used on the 55 Clipper. JWL

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Posted on: 8/11 11:36:30
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Re: 1940 Packard Video
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Hmmmm, can't get the film to play. Using an iMac. Any suggestions? JWL

Please disregard. I was clicking on the image and did not notice the link. Great video and great work putting it together.

I recall when my father would bring home these film strips and entertain my brothers and me with them. The beeping brings back memories of these times.

Thanks, Joe. JWL

Posted on: 8/11 10:54:12
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Re: distributor on a 37
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I agree, the bolt for loosening the distributor clamp is difficult to get to. I replaced the original bolt with a sleeve and a longer bolt to make it easier to get to when setting the timing. I think I have a photo of it and will look and post it if I find it.

Also, check your owner's manual. There in it is described the "Octane Adjustment" feature for quickly advancing and retarding the timing to cope with the wide range of gasoline quality when these cars were new. Don't have a manual? They are available in reprint from Kanter or maybe the Packard Club.

JWL

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Posted on: 8/11 10:41:13
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Re: Hudson X-161 as basis for '55 Packard
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Mahoning63, I enjoy your series of what-ifs styles. I have been wondering how a Packard Hawk would have looked with the Studebaker Hawk front end styling, but with a Packard style grille. Seems this would have been a good choice to keep the Packard look while using the Studebaker bodies. Looking forward to your next styling exercises. JWL

Posted on: 8/9 7:42:08
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