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Re: Packard 110 Piston Orientation
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Slot is toward the camshaft. Question if your upper ring grooves are OK. With that much ring damage, the grooves are usually way oversize and new rings will perish promptly unless ring spacers are installed.

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Re: 49 22nd Deluxe Sedan Locks
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Am I missing something here? If the door card is already off there is no need for elaborate procedures--just bring the shank into the latch as the tumbler is inserted into the door. Been quite a while since I have done it but I remember getting my hand up in there to guide it in.

Posted on: 9/17 16:53:25
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Re: Differences in 41/47 Deluxe Clipper Eight
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By all means build your tribute car. I am all in favor of any means to keep the Packard name before the public.

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Re: # one cylinder tower on cap? '38 six
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What is nice on the eights, and I believe also on the sixes, is that when everything is assembled per the factory, #1 is at 7 o'clock and if you make the vac advance point straight forward the timing will also be correct within a couple of degrees making for an easy first start.

Posted on: 9/3 17:38:10
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Re: 1956 Clipper Custom Engine Paint and Other Questions
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Owen is correct--the 56 Clipper and executive green is very bright. I use Geo Metro Green from about 2006 (?).

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Re: Wipers Working! but catching pillar
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The wipers are going to rotate through a definite arc determined by the wiper motor and the the cable drives.

The question then is how far down the blades come as they approach the cowl. On your car they should come within 1/2 inch or so of the molding while running and should park tight and parallel to the molding. Pull your arms off, park the wipers then press the arms back on to have them touch the rubber at the cowl. If you get that right the A pillar should be OK though they always did run close.

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Re: Fun with used cars
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The original white marks are still visible after painting over with the translucent red. This time I repainted them with a very fine brush. Other times I have cut out little triangles from white stick-on letter vinyl and rubbed them on. The cut out vinyl looks sharper.

Posted on: 8/29 18:44:20
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Re: My 1948 Deluxe was in a garage fire. Is it worth saving?
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Packard Club News Bulletin came today with a rather spiffy 48 Custom in a very desirable (to my mind) color combination for $13K. That would be quite an upgrade. Not much from yours would transfer over other than incidentals but you'd have one of the last of Packard's old school luxury cars.

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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Cars with power steering got a filler tube with a bend in the middle so that the airstream into the breather was unobstructed.

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Re: My 1948 Deluxe was in a garage fire. Is it worth saving?
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Very sad and disheartening for you.

A chief deciding factor is if the body panels are warped and if the potmetal trim has melted and sagged.

That leaves it in the role of a first rate parts car, but even moving all the good things over to another shell is a tremendous amount of work. You should be able to buy a dandy 22nd series for $13000.

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