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Re: Fresh air induction
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Cooler air is better. Whether the benefit would be worth the effort is the question. Why not do it and see what happens? You can always go back to original. Having fun with cars helps to pass the time and occupy the mind. Stay well.

Posted on: 4/1 10:09:13
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Re: 1953/4 Caribbean 4-door hardtop sedan exploration
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Mahoning63 wrote:
OK let's take a look at a front view, the Request grill being a great place to start. Mount a Cormorant on top and we get a decent idea of how it might have come together...


Yea, that's what they would have looked like. Although the M-B styling was dated as compared to the more radical things being rolled out of Detroit, they were popular for those looking for something different and more restrained.

What about the rear re-styling to give more of an American look?

Maybe the best thing would have been for Packard to follow through with the Request styling for the senior cars.

Woulda, coulda... It all history now and we know how the story ends.


Thanks for the efforts.

Posted on: 3/31 9:39:19
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Re: 1953/4 Caribbean 4-door hardtop sedan exploration
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"I have often wondered what a re-badged mid- to late-50s Mercedes with Packard styling features - grill and tail lights - would have looked like."

Thanks for your kind remarks. I could give it a try but turns out someone was thinking just like you, way back in 1952! Carl Evers did a much better job than I could ever do, see image and story here:

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1108951099/



Thanks for the link. I have a series of prints for the post-Clipper Packards by Evers. I posted them here several years ago. They are interesting ideas with varying body styling ideas. While the Carl Evers illustrations are very well done, I find your work using post-processed photos to give a much better idea of how these ideas might have worked.

Posted on: 3/30 9:50:02
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Re: 1953/4 Caribbean 4-door hardtop sedan exploration
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Mahoning63, I enjoy your what-if styling exercises. I have often wondered what a re-badged mid- to late-50s Mercedes with Packard styling features - grill and tail lights - would have looked like. Although the M-B styling was dated for what was being done here, the cars presented a conservative classic and sophisticated look. This may have helped Packard in the luxury segment harking back to its halcyon days with modern features. Hint, hint... Thanks.

Posted on: 3/29 9:33:12
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Re: Oil bath air cleaner
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Keep the oil bath air cleaner. No gain in changing. Recommend fitting a modern pleated paper element If you feel the need to do away with it. However, the oil bath type is superior to others in keeping the intake air clean. I have to admit, I have replaced oil bath types with pleated paper elements. I did this to avoid the unpleasant task of cleaning the oil baths.

Posted on: 3/29 9:08:46
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Re: Engine Timing
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Total timing usually refers to the number of degrees the distributor advances the timing with the initial setting plus what the vacuum and mechanical advances provide.

Keep in mind that the distributors with a vacuum "advance" chamber are merely moderating the the timing by advancing or retarding based on the amount of vacuum.

Some FoMoCo distributors only had a vacuum chamber and no mechanical advance (e.g., early Y Block V-8s); and some distributors only had a mechanical advance and no vacuum chamber (some pre-war Cadillac V-8s and junior S-8 Packards). It seems the convention was have distributors with both for best all around performance.

Posted on: 3/28 10:05:07
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Re: Corona
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I took a break from building the wooden model to do my income taxes. I always dread doing this, but always surprised about how easy and fast it goes. It is a good feeling to have this job behind me.

I have been thinking about posting a Project Blog about the build of the model. Granted, it is not a Packard thing but I think folks here might like to see how it progresses while staying at home. Maybe I'll reshape the radiator grille to a Packard shape for more acceptability.

I expect most of us will know of someone who has come down with the Coronavirus before this pandemic is under control.

Stay well and take care.

Posted on: 3/28 9:50:42
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Re: 1948 Packard not starting
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I was taught that the three basics are Compression, Electrical, and Fuel in that order. Lots of detail in each one, but this provides a systematic way to trouble shoot an engine for condition, starting and running issues.

Posted on: 3/23 8:34:18
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Re: 41 Horns
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Here is a photo of the horns of my 115C. I mounted them on the cowl wall, but they were originally mounted on the cylinder head with a heavy bracket. They are similar to the 41 horns.

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Posted on: 3/22 11:12:39
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Re: Corona
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For a little 'light' reading I recommend "Doomsday" by Connie Willis. Time travelers going back to England during the Black Plague.

In the meantime, I am doing my taxes, catching up on reading, building a wooden punch out model of a vintage grand prix racer, and catching up with jobs around the house.

I feel especially fortunate, given the situation, in that I am not out of a job and in good health. Many, many others are not as fortunate (including members of my family). I wonder how we/they will survive all of this. This could go on for a long time. April should be especially trying on all of us as the reality of the situation sets in. Missing a few car shows is nothing compared to what is in front of us.

Take care and stay well.

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Posted on: 3/22 11:05:56
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