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Re: Fresh air induction
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But why? I donít see that it would gain you anything whatsoever other than more work!

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Re: 1956 Clipper Deluxe
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When you first posted pictures and told how the wheels were done, I had wondered why the person who didnít it do so in such a round-about way. Seems it would have been far easier to just put on senior backing plates, spindles and drums, then use stock wheels.

You had also commented in my 1956 Clipper blog about the original color of your car being yellow with a white top. If so, that would be a much ďsportierĒ color to go along with the wire wheels!

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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Interestingly, the top of the listing indicates that it is in Glendale, CA but farther down the tiny description (which says nothing specific about the car) says itís in Minnesota but that it has a Wisconsin title!

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Re: Engine Timing
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I donít know what Amazon.com charges for fulfillment but itís quite a bit, and you have to send them your product so there is shipping involved even before an item sells. They charge for the warehousing whether there are orders or not and for the fulfillment per order and that is in additional to their usual fees. Itís not a service I use for the couple things I sell though them, which is mainly CDs that Iíve produced.

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Re: 1953/4 Caribbean 4-door hardtop sedan exploration
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As nice as these look today, I doubt that a Packard like that would have sold well, if at all, in the Ď50s. It was a major jump back in overall design for American buyers, looking like something out of the Ď30s or early Ď40s.

Posted on: Yesterday 13:46:23
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Re: Engine Timing
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Anyone can sell through Amazon.com and I have a number of things there right now, although only one relating to Packard. Likely Max Merritt uses their services too and has to mark it up to cover the Amazon.com fees, especially if Amazon.com themselves are handling fulfillment.

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Re: Gummed up carb never rebuilt a carb
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While you're working on the carburetor, be sure to check out the various WCFB technical updates to be sure that yours has all those done. They can be found in the Packard Literature and Manuals area and one such document is here to give you an ides of what to look for. Also check the 1951-1954 Service Manual's Fuel system section.

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Re: Engine Timing
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I helped a Packard owner in another country who was already buying a couple parts from me to save him shipping by getting the tuneup parts for him too and sending them at the same time. Some came from Napa but the points on his 1951 couldnít be matched and Hagenís came to the rescue! They had fast and very friendly service. I never heard of them before that but I was glad I found them.

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Re: PackardDonís 1956 Clipper Custom Sedan
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Thatís great information, thank you! The trim 41 shows black nylon but Iíve found no such material in my interior but there is black diamond.

Interesting, though, about the pressed material on the center seat backs as I only just noticed it when looking at photos that I took a while back. The interior is gray and black but I can't tell from the photos if the seat vinyl is gray or if it's faded black but the door panels definitely have black.

There also seems to be confusion in the trunk lining material as the sample I received says ďexact matchĒ and does seem to be what restorers are using but it is more of a light tan with dark gray squares while my original is distinctly black and white houndstooth. Anything on that?

Incidentally, not far from here is a right-hand drive 1956 Studebaker that was made for the India market and was originally owned by a much-liked monarch.

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Re: PackardDonís 1956 Clipper Custom Sedan
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My trim code is 41 which according to the salemanís manual Light Gray Diamond and Black Nylon. However, my car has Light Gray Diamond upper, black leather or vinyl for the armrest area and what appears to be Black Diamond at the bottom. My Clipperís seats are also partially vinyl or leather along with the Light Gray Diamond seating areas. Could a trim code have variations or where there changes?

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