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Re: 1956 Twin Traction Axle lubrication
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Highly recommend you take your axles to a competent shop to have the new bearings installed. The job takes a big press and a knowledgeable mechanic to do the job right.

Posted on: Yesterday 8:41:13
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Re: Hemmings Article
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The junior Packards saved the company that built the engines that powered the aircraft that won the air war over Europe.

Posted on: Yesterday 8:37:29
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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The radiator grille louvers are much more attractive being all plated instead of the alternating painted and plated ones as originally done. Very attractive Packard.

Posted on: 11/22 8:50:34
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Re: Engine Backfired blewout muffler & resonator
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I had the same missing and backfiring problem with my 1955 Clipper Super. One backfire blew out the muffler. The problem was the distributor terminal insulator was cracked and allowed the terminal to ground against the distributor body causing the misses and backfires. I had been working on the distributor and must have over tightened the terminal nut which cracked the insulator. I replaced the insulator block and all was well again. It had the Autolite distributor, maybe the Delco is similar. Here are photos of the culprit. Hope your problem is as minor as mine was. Good luck.

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Posted on: 11/21 8:56:05
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Re: 6 Volt Electric Fuel Pump
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Electric fuel pumps are used by many of us here to argument the mechanical ones on the engines. Electric pumps are good for priming the fuel system after the car has been unused for a period of time. These pumps are also helpful to avoid vapor locking. We don't use them full time but only for brief sessions to prime and overcome vapor lock. The pumps need to have a filter in-line mounted before the electric pumps to avoid contamination of the pumps. Some come as a kit including the pump and filter assembled.

Posted on: 11/20 8:51:57
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Re: Electric engines give classic cars a recharge
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ptv, good point. I have often thought there could be a market for an after market sound maker to mimic the sound of a gasoline engine. Sound would vary with engine speed. Take your pick of sound: Ferrari, Mustang, Jag, etc. Plus, it would add a safety factor as the electric motor vehicles are very quiet and pedestrians are not always when one is approaching.

Posted on: 11/14 10:23:24
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Re: Captive Wing Nuts
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Lots of good suggestions, but be careful no to use too much pressure when attempting to remove the broken off studs. These caged nuts are prone to break off from their mountings when their cages fail. The cages are sheet metal spot welded on sheet metal. Best of luck.

Posted on: 11/13 8:20:39
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Re: Neutral Safety Switch
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Reading your first post I now see where you wrote it did not start in neutral, but started in park. Good luck on an easy fix.

Posted on: 11/11 9:21:40
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Re: 1956 executive disc brake conversion kits
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Packard used a vibration insulating mounting for their radiators on the V-8s and I believe the Contours too. They did not rigidly mount the radiator to the cradle, but used specially shaped rubber washers to allow for some movement from vibration. Over the years these rubber washers were not replaced or got lost and the radiators mounted rigidly.

I made my own radiator fastening kit when I was refurbishing the 55 Clipper Super. Thanks to a suggestion from Big Kev.

The kit consisted of four " bolts, four flat washers, four 5/16" short tubing bushings and eight rubber washers. The rubber washers were from a toilet mounting kit sold at home centers. The 5/16" bushings were cut from fuel line to a length that would let the " bolts be tight, but not overly crush the rubber washers. The rubber washers go on each side of the large top and bottom radiator bracket holes with the 516" tubing inserted through the rubber washers for the " bolts with flat washers to pass through. It is really very simple.

Here are some photos I took when doing the job.

Hope this helps.

Oh yes, two sheet metal screw goes into the middle small holes one each side of the radiator bracket.

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Posted on: 11/10 9:51:51
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Re: Neutral Safety Switch
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Try bypassing the switch with a jumper wire. BE SURE THE CAR IS IN PARK OR NEUTRAL WHEN STARTING IT THIS WAY.

Posted on: 11/10 9:23:07
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