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Re: 1938 Super 8 1605 - adventures with a newbie
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The AC hoses and fittings in the last photo reminded me of a similar Packard I saw at a CCCA show in Waxachie, Texas a few years ago. The owner mentioned his Packard was air conditioned. Pretty automobile. Same car?

Posted on: 10/14 11:49:53
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Re: “New Self Leveling”
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I had a '69 El Camino with air shocks used to level it after loading the bed. Nothing new or inventive, it's been done for decades. Packard's Torsion Level suspension was much different and innovative. JWL

Posted on: 10/12 10:09:59
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Re: 245 CID Engine Specs
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Motors and Chilton manuals are often offered for sale on Amazon. I recommend buying one for your Packard.

I had a number of them that covered the years from 1935 to 1955. They were invaluable when I was working on my 37, 47 and 55 Packards. I gave them to a restoration shop in Austin when we moved to Santa Fe last year. They use them all the time in restoration work on vintage vehicles.

It was also interesting to look at the older, pre-war, issues to read about the makes that have disappeared from the scene.

JWL

Posted on: 9/25 9:04:18
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Re: Maalox
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I may have posted this before.

Using clothes pins on fuel lines to prevent vapor lock could have some sound basis. I believe this practice comes from the early days of the automobile, before fuel pumps were used. Fuel from the tank to the carburetor was gravity fed. The line from the cowl located gas tank to the up draft carburetor was not pressurized. Vapor lock occurs in the non-pressurized part of the fuel delivery system. So, placing a number of clothes pins would help to dissipate heat and relive or mitigate vapor locking.

This practice continued in later years when fuel pumps were used, but because of the pressurized line from the pump to the carburetor this practice had no affect on curing vapor lock. JWL

Posted on: 9/25 8:57:31
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Re: 1951 200 Distributor Points
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I believe the same point set is also used on the V-8 AL distributors. JWL

Posted on: 9/12 8:45:45
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Re: 49 wagon
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Recently saw a local original appearing early 22nd series Custom sedan which had painted headlight rings and bumper centers. In my opinion the station wagon body style worked with the 48-50 Packards better than the sedan and coupe styles. They were and still are handsome automobiles. JWL

Posted on: 9/11 8:43:41
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Re: Is that a Packard Eva Peron is in?
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Looks to be a 39 model and a Twelve as it does not have the Super Eights 120 body. JWL

Posted on: 9/8 13:11:15
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Re: Packard's Imported to England
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Gerd, thanks for your investigation into the Clipper matter. The reply seems to clarify the question about Leonard Williams surviving after the war and continuing in the business of selling and servicing Packards. Clearly, the English were trying to recover from the war as quickly as possible; although, it took about a decade to ease the wartime rationing. More Packard info. JWL

Posted on: 9/5 9:25:49
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Re: Wayne Carini auctions off 1937 115 Packard coupe
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I believe O_D is correct about the 115C Business Coupe being the least expensive Packard. Its list price was for something less than $800.

There were two models of the Six coupe body style: a sport coupe, which featured the rumble seat and a business coupe which featured nothing except a lot of space for the salesman's goods. Same for the 115C's big brother the 120C.

Did the show misrepresent the auction sale price? I doubt it, but it probably included commissions which would inflate the actual sales number. JWL

Posted on: 9/1 14:31:33
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Re: '37 Dashboard Color
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Roger, here is a photo of my 115C instrument panel. I believe the 120C and 115C are the same. Flackmaster can confirm. JWL

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Posted on: 8/27 9:44:41
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