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Re: 1947 Packard Super Clipper full frame engine trans for sale
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The post about accidents triggered my interest. I've had arguments about relative safety of vintage cars. You know like drum brakes are as good as disks, etc. I looked up some stats relative to my 1949 Packard. The Vehicle Deaths per 100 million miles traveled in 1949 was 7.13. In 2018 it was 1.09. Ernie is right probably safer on a horse unless you drive within the cars safety limitations or use a trailer.

Here's an interesting graph I found by Dennis Bratland.

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Posted on: 10/22 7:53:15
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Re: 1947 Packard Super Clipper full frame engine trans for sale
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To paraphrase Tim Cole's comment a while back:

"70 and 80 year old cars have low performance engines without any safety features."

Unsafe at most speeds!

Posted on: 10/21 9:15:43
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Re: Joe's '49 Club Sedan
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My '49 Packard Club Sedan project is finally completed after 6 plus years. It was not a "restoration" but more of a "rebuild". Tried to keep it as original as possible but unless you can find a car like this that has been well cared for over its 70 years it is practically and economically impossible. My car was heading to be stripped and crushed after reality set in for the former owner. I loved the design and couldn't pass up buying it. I was able to do virtually all the work myself which kept the rebuild cost within reason plus I had a lot of time to work on it. My work may upset some purists, but I did the best I could to get this car back on the road for people to enjoy seeing a Packard rather than the numerous everyday Fords and Chevys.

Attached is a link to a Flickr album showing the highlights of the project from start to finish. Click on the link and scroll through the pictures if interested.

Joe Tinman_70

https://www.flickr.com/gp/hotrods_23/7i6Zvf

Posted on: 10/5 8:52:49
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Kevin,

The compression check you posted on 9/7 looked pretty good. You may want to re-check 3 and 4 to verify the compression to eliminate the possibility of a stuck valve(s). Good compression with the other 6 cylinders getting fuel would point to something electrical as Ernie pointed out. Is it possible that you might have a collapsed hydraulic lifter and the intake valve is not opening? That would be a new one on me!

Joe

Posted on: 9/16 9:37:10
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Kevin,

What do you mean when you said "But 3 and 4 are not firing, despite the spark plugs working"?

Joe

Posted on: 9/15 8:13:01
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Series 22/23 Complete Heater System
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I removed my heater from my '49 when I added AC. I put the complete heater system on ebay. Includes everything, core, blower, controls, ducts, hoses and all the hardware. Good condition, core had no coolant in it for 60 years! Item #143727067786

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Posted on: 9/10 9:53:00
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1932 Packard - Hemmings
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Posted on: 9/5 6:16:01
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Re: Auction: '46 Clipper Deluxe, Seven Valleys, PA Sept 12, 2020
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A picture of this car.

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Posted on: 8/28 7:52:55
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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JW,

I sharpened a short piece of coat hanger and stuck it in the alligator clip as a probe.

Joe

Posted on: 8/19 13:33:24
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1932 Packard Limo
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Saw this on the Packard Automobile Classics Facebook page. Lots of pictures, asking about $6,000. Another one of those restore for 3 times the value projects.

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