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Re: 1955-56 fender mirror
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For 1956, did Packard and Clipper still use the belt-molding type mirrors that Ď51-Ď54 had? My 1956 Clipper which I hope to have running soon will need mirrors as it has none now and I donít want to use fender-mounted mirrors.

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Re: The Duchess Project: 1940 Super 8 Convertible Sedan
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There was never a gasket of any sort on the bell housing cover since there should never be any oil in it. If it ever got full enough to need a gasket, you would have far more serious issues than some drips! There is only the felt at the lip that you showed.

Posted on: 7/14 13:09:04
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Re: Henney Brake Cylinder Rebuild Kits and Hoses
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Thank you, Howard! On the master, I'll have to keep looking as I will be using synthetic for sure but it's good to know that parts are available. The 156" wheelbase chassis was a thing of its own and shares virtually nothing with any other chassis. Even the rear spring mounts are moved outboard of the frame rather than inboard, making the rear much wider and, of course, the springs themselves are massive. My 1952 Henney-Packard Nu-3-Way weighed 6200 lbs! This 1951 is a bit lighter but not my much.

Because my shop is so very rural and has no power yet (other than a long extension cord), I like to locate, order and have delivered anything I'll need when I'm up there as it's a full day spent if I have to go to Napa in person but the next time I will have to go as I'm taking an Imperial 413 engine to their machine shop for rebuilding.

Posted on: 7/14 11:58:43
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Henney Brake Cylinder Rebuild Kits and Hoses
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Looking for a source of a master cylinder kit for my 1951 Henney-Packard, I was surprise to see that they are different than those on the passenger cars and were the same from 1935 through 1954 for all the Henneys. Now that I think of it, I never had a 1951-1954 Packard other than Henney with non-power brakes so thatís probably why I thought they were all the same.

That is, EXCEPT that one from 21st Series Custom Super Eight (2126) is the same with part number 242503. The only one I see listed anywhere is from Argentina and there is nothing that I could find in the X-Ref section. I need one made of modern material that can handle synthetic brake fluid so does anyone know of a cross reference for it? Are there any cross references for the wheel cylinder and hoses?

Incidentally, the parts book appears to have two different entries for the 1951-1954 models and I donít recall noticing it when I proofed that group.

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Posted on: 7/13 18:38:37
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Re: Pressurized Brake Bleeder for 1951 200
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A couple months ago I replaced all the hoses and wheel cylinders in my 1954 Packard Patrician and discovered that both rear star adjusters were all the way in but in this case the brakes themselves were snug. Apparently decades ago when I replaced the brakes, I did so without first disconnecting the parking brake cable so be sure you do so before adjusting, then follow the shop manual for readjusting the cable!

As for bleeding, I recently bought a couple caps that fit the Packard master but they are drilled and tapped for a remote reservoir. I intend on using one of these as an adapter for my pressure bleeder once I get the master rebuilt. The spare original cap might not be a good choice as an adapter because it is vented but these modern caps are not. (Sorry, not a good shot as the caps were not what I was photographing!)

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Posted on: 7/13 12:48:25
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Nice looking Clipper Deluxe with an interesting heater motor!

Posted on: 7/6 12:06:13
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1951 Packard Owner's Service Policy
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I came across this today which is the Packard Owner's Service Policy from one of my Henney-Packards. In this case, it was a 1951 combination. Does anyone know which years used this same policy design and text? I want to make a few for myself and if someone can supply a scan of a better copy, I would appreciate it.

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Posted on: 7/4 13:13:12
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Re: Carter Carburetor 2112S
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I donít recall the details and canít seem to stay logged in long enough to find them but if the bogging down happens on a corner, there was a modification required that added a small tube to one of the top cover attaching holes. Apparently fuel would slosh that way and the tube blocked it.

Posted on: 7/2 15:31:14
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Re: Hattie McDaniel with her Packard
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I love Hattie McDaniel and didnít know she had a Packard! What is it, about a 1937 120?

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Re: Packard R11 overdrive and Kick down switch question
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I had something go wrong with the kick down system on my 1952 Henney-Packard that maintained the coilís short so on the highway when I floored it a bit too long to pass someone, when I released the gas pedal and the coil reactivated, I blew out the seam on the nearly-new muffler from end to end when all the fuel still going into the cylinders ignited! Point is to be careful when testing that it actually is releasing momentarily.

Posted on: 6/29 17:56:14
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