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1947 Custom 4 door
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For several months, I have detected a loud squeak in the front of the vehicle on driver's side. I spent yesterday morning greasing all fittings but still makes the noise. Pushing up and down on the bumper does not generate the noise. I hate to call it a squeak as it is louder and lower tone than most squeaks incurred in my experience with old Packards. The front end was rebuilt including king pins about 15 years ago. Probably has less than 5k on that job. The odometer which I think is accurate, shows 78k. I have had it since 1983 and this is a new noise. I took it for a spin this morning to see if grease job helped. I did determine it is barely audible unless the steering wheel is turning ever so slightly. Louder when turning the corner. Bumper, fog lights etc. seem to be fastened tight. What could it be? WOndering if the steering box needs lubrication. I have not ever needed to deal with that on one of our cars so how and what do you use etc. I have added hydraulic jack oil to the knee action shocks though they were not really low. They were rebuilt from Apple when the front end was done. Thanks, Tommy

Posted on: 9/12 8:54:40
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Re: Temperature sensor
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My 55 352 rarely gets far off the C. I suspect the sender switch but not sure. The engine seems warmer than that. My son has one of those guns you can aim and get a reading. GOing to borrow it. Thanks.

Posted on: 7/26 10:19:25
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Re: 1940 160 air cleaner decal placement
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Thanks, I should have mentioned our 1940 356 has the dry air cleaner. I would have liked to seen more examples to determine. I did see a picture of a 40 in the PAC showroom that showed it installed on the base just above the carburetor. On the example shown it is in that area but not in the same spot so not sure.

Posted on: 7/2 8:10:43
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1940 160 air cleaner decal placement
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Got a new set of decals from PAC and sprucing up engine for a show in the fall. When I bought it, there was not a decal on the air cleaner. What is the proper placement? I am guessing it is not on the cap that holds the filter in because the cap has ridges and a decal would not mount flat. Does it go on the large barrel halfway between the carb. and the filter? Thanks, Tommy

Posted on: 6/29 12:28:47
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43rd Almost Annual Texas Packard Meet
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The 43rd Almost Annual Texas Packard meet will be held April 8-11, 2021 in Salado Texas. Headquarters is the Holiday Inn Express Salado. You must call hotel directly at 254 947 4004 for room reservation in the TPM block.(Not available through national reservation number)This is the oldest regional Packard meet in the country and one of the largest. Sponsored by the 4 Texas regions of PAC. Features welcoming party, early bird tour, parade to public display, swap meet, people's choice competition, seminars, and awards banquet. Watch the texaspackardmeet.org site for registration,events and other details.

Posted on: 6/27 9:16:28
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42nd Annual Texas Packard Meet
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April 4-7, 2019. The TEXAS PACKARD MEET returns to SALADO. Watch this site, the Texas Packard Meet web site, face book page and the Cormorant News Bulletin in the fall for registration information. In the meantime you can call the Holiday Inn Express in Salado directly at 254 947 4004 to get the special Packard Meet rate. You cannot get the rate by calling the national Holiday Inn Registration number.

Posted on: 2018/6/11 8:27
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Re: 1940 356 Ignition coil
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Hi Howard, I have studied the existing coil this morning but have not removed it yet. It has a bracket that shares a stud with the air cleaner mount. I do notice on the end where there is an existing terminal for the wire from the distributor, it does not say positive or negative like the new coils. Would the wire from the distributor go on the positive or negative of the new one? I am thinking positive as the one in the back goes to the ignition which I think breaks a ground so the one I move from the back of the old one would go on the negative ground. Is this correct? Mine does have the metal tabs to bend back. Then again since it is positive ground I may have all that backward? Thanks for the help. TOmmy

Posted on: 2018/4/29 8:36
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Re: 1940 356 Ignition coil
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Thanks, Howard. I am going to try to get a modern coil to replace this one. Who knows it might be the original.

Posted on: 2018/4/29 6:42
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1940 356 Ignition coil
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1940 356 ignition coil. I am having a problem which I originally thought was fuel system but everything checks out and beginning to suspect the coil and the points and condenser. Car starts fine drives a little and then quits like it is out of gas. After it cools off a few minutes, it will start again. Points and condenser sre easy enough. What do I do about that coil with the armored wire coming out the back going I think to the ignition switch. NOS are available for the cost of your first born. Will the back of that coil come off and then you can splice the wire around to the terminal on the new coil?

Posted on: 2018/4/28 17:01
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Re: 1940 front seat cushion
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Up-date. I have tried all the suggestions including the cardboard with my wife pushing down one side and me the other and it will not slide into place. I am now convinced when the car was restored in the 80' they put too much padding in the seat cushion and it just won't go down as described. The fellow I bought it from in 2008 told me he never could get it in and he had bought it from the restorer in Illinois around 1994. I will improvise.

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