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Re: A little Packard History from 1945
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TP roll filters have been around for more than 50 years. The oil flows through the filter lengthwise, giving perfectly clean oil. They make a big version that uses paper towel rolls for big trucks, some have gone 500,000 miles or more without an oil change.

I have a friend who was responsible for all lubrication of machinery in a factory. They used similar filters but on a larger scale. Their tests proved used oil that had been through the filter, was cleaner and had less contaminants than brand new oil from a name brand oil company.

Posted on: 2019/10/9 0:04
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Re: A little Packard History from 1945
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Something in the Drive Report caught my eye - it says 84% of owners surveyed owned the 200 model, 10% the 300 and 6% the 400. Does this accurately represent relative sales levels? If so, no wonder Packard management paid so much attention to 200 and Clipper and regarded the heavy models as a nuisance.

Posted on: 2019/10/8 19:12
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Re: An attempt to revive a straight eight Packard after 50 years.
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Final thrilling episode of the straight eight challenge. See the death defying race to the end of the driveway and back! 2 cars, 16 cylinders, no brakes, no mufflers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkAfereLdrY

Posted on: 2019/9/28 14:23
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Re: An attempt to revive a straight eight Packard after 50 years.
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The OEM gasket was a Victor 994, the replacement that didn't fit was 993. The 993 is about an inch shorter than the 994 which came out of a 1953 Clipper 327. Be interesting if some gasket expert can clear this up.

Posted on: 2019/9/19 20:47
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Re: An attempt to revive a straight eight Packard after 50 years.
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Latest Episode of the Straight Eight Epic. We finally get the answer to the question "Will they run?".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OqyxzJdom4

Posted on: 2019/9/14 17:40
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Re: An attempt to revive a straight eight Packard after 50 years.
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Part 4 of the Straight Eight Showdown. See some old school valve grinding action. The Packard is cleaning up and showing its class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dIOFvIP_LU

Posted on: 2019/9/1 21:52
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Re: An attempt to revive a straight eight Packard after 50 years.
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Part 3 of the Straight Eight challenge. Buick heavy this week, as the Buick has some serious issues. Will it even be possible to save this engine? Or will Team Packard win by default?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw4koSl9tnQ

Posted on: 2019/9/1 21:45
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Re: An attempt to revive a straight eight Packard after 50 years.
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Here comes Part 2 of the Straight Eight Showdown. Will they come free or are they boat anchors? See Canadian ingenuity at work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHksZegnpKI

Posted on: 2019/8/3 13:23
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Re: An attempt to revive a straight eight Packard after 50 years.
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This is the first episode, it only appeared a few days ago. Still waiting for the second episode. If there is any interest I will add it to the thread. They do have their own approach to the old car hobby, the videos can be habit forming after a while.

Posted on: 2019/7/30 11:48
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Re: An attempt to revive a straight eight Packard after 50 years.
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Francine is game for anything, she makes the show.

Posted on: 2019/7/29 22:46
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