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Re: Wire Wheel Cover (Hubcap) Removal
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Answering myself, I finally found something I already had that worked well: a Stanley wood chisel. Flat side toward the cover, use the angle on the other side for leverage and gently pry. Itís necessary to do it little by little all around.

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Wire Wheel Cover (Hubcap) Removal
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Is there a secret to removing the covers from wire wheels? There appears to be virtually no space to slide in anything to pop it off and I don't want to damage these OEM pieces.

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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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I had wondered for years what was holding up the rear of the engine when there was no transmission but once I finally got the car up far enough to look, I forgot about it. Yesterday, though, I was removing the muffler and just happened to notice that it was being held up by the exhaust pipe! Temporarily Iíve placed a jack under the bell housing lower cover to remove the weight from it and it seems okay. Iím glad the pipe was solid and held up so well!

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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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In my cleanup errors this morning, I had to move several flat side window glass and channels from both Packards and Henneys. They were stored on edge and the first one I picked up, which was from a standard Henney rear side door with power windows, it became a phantom. I just touched it and it broke into thousands of tiny pieces. Some of the other glass, which I had saved primarily for the channels still attached, are cracked all over but not apart due to the substance laminated into the glass but either Henney did not use that on their rear side doors or it was replaced at some point with the wrong glass. The sensation was odd, like picking up a phantom as it was suddenly just not there!

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Re: Stubborn pin on front driveshaft of '53 Caribbean
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Apparently, according to the Service Counselor, Packard issued a boot that can be installed over the pin but perhaps the one you have is the earlier design.

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Re: 1951-1954 Radiator Identification
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Of course that possible and I thought of that which is why the question of whether the 288 really has that significance. I was also wondering if the Modine number might narrow down the year.

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1951-1954 Radiator Identification
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Is there any way to identify a Modine radiator by the tags? This one is 1951-1954 but I noticed yesterday that it had 288 on top and Iíve never had a Packard with that engine. Does the number have any significance in that regard? Here are the other numbers.

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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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Well, the new shop door was installed a few days ago which allows it to be opened with a car as large as the Henney-Packard up on the lift. Today was the drumroll as my father brought over his tractor to push the car back in and the fit is perfect! Now with the lift up it has a nice working height (any higher, I couldnít reach anything) the door is open and thereís height enough to park my 1965 Cadillac underneath for when Iím not here for a while.

So with it back up, I managed to take out the muffler which was either the original or a good replacement as it had the hole for the pin at the clamp that later replacements are often missing, I have a couple new mufflers already so one less thing to have to buy.

Continuing with the triage, I see I have to take off the bell housing and the clutch to clean it all up as itís been open without a transmission for decades. It needs cleaning up at least but I hope no expense of replacement.

Still no luck on the tailpipe in getting one made but at least I now have a clear image that I was able to convert into a CAD file. This piece was made once and in very limited quantities so not sure why it canít be made again! One problem is a very large radius that is far too big for the mandrels at muffler shops but I am persistent and will eventually have a proper one made.

Excuse the mess, by the way. Clearing everything away for these installations left many things homeless until I get the shelving put back up. In fact, most of the mess you see in the background is already gone! This trip to the shop and the last weíre primarily for infrastructure work and organizing once I realized that I was getting buried in stuff while disassembling another car.

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Posted on: 7/10 23:40:07
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Re: 1954 Packard Clipper Radio
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I checked out the radios I have but unfortunately both are 1951-1952 style, one with black buttons, the other with chrome. The knob spacing is the same as on your car but the bezel is much narrower. Both are very rough, too.

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Re: 1954 Packard Clipper Radio
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Clipper didnít have its own radio as such (not as far as I know anyway) so any for the year would be appropriate. There were several radios available - with preset buttons, Signal Seeking etc. so all you need to watch for is the design of the knobs which differed between Packard and Packard Clipper. You can check the Packard Parts List to see which radios were available for your specific model.

I have a few radios but not sure of fitment and none have knobs. Iíll take a look today to see what I have.

Posted on: 7/10 11:48:28
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