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Re: Jim's Packard powered "Indy" car
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It is looking sharp, Jim

John

Posted on: 2016/8/7 5:50
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Re: Jim's Packard powered "Indy" car
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Thanks John, this build is taking a look on its own. I don't know if that's good or bad....LOL. It looks a lot better in person, the pictures didn't do it proper justice. Next is installing the steering column, dash, then remaking the clutch and brake pedals and hanging the Packard scripts on the grille.
Thanks again for looking,
Jim

Posted on: 2016/8/7 6:26
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Re: Jim's Packard powered "Indy" car
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I think we need a Plexiglas hood so the engine can be seen.
John

Posted on: 2016/8/7 8:45
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Re: Jim's Packard powered "Indy" car
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How true John, I like the way you think. I did make a hood for it although it isn't rolled yet to the contour of the grille and cowl. The carb does stick out on top, I guess I could cut that area of the hood out. The hood I made was just to cover the top, no sides yet. When I get back from vacation, the rest of the build will be in order, so far I'm all caught up on the honey do list......LOL.
Take Care,
Jim

Posted on: 2016/8/7 11:54
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Re: Jim's Packard powered "Indy" car
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Received the following from Jim over a week ago, did some prep work so I could load the photos, but then promptly forgot! I've apologised to Jim but the best way to fix things is to post what I should have a week ago.

"August was just a blurr, it went by so fast, between our trip to Australia and other projects, the Indy build just came back from the upholsterer. This gives me a little over a week to get it ready for the Mississippi Mayhem car show held in West Salem, Wisconsin on September 9th and 10th. ďIndyĒ wonít be road ready yet, Iíll have to trailer it to the show, still have to install all the wiring and finish other mechanical updates. Once at the Car Show, Iíll take better pictures"

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Posted on: 2016/9/8 19:50
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"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

'38 Eight Sedan 38's are great! (Sold July 2009)
'41 120 Club Coupe 41's the One! (Sold October 2017)
'48 2222 "Almost" Rolling Limo Chassis and Engine (Sold Sept 2019)
'50 Eight Touring Sedan(Sold Feb 2020)

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Re: Jim's Packard powered "Indy" car
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More today from Jim.

"She,(Indy) is about as ready as I can get her for the Mississippi Mayhem Car Show event. I still have to wire her up and make the driveshaft. I added the Yellow lower body metal molding and the interior is done for now. This is about as far as Iíll get until after the show this weekend."

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Posted on: 2016/9/8 20:12
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"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

'38 Eight Sedan 38's are great! (Sold July 2009)
'41 120 Club Coupe 41's the One! (Sold October 2017)
'48 2222 "Almost" Rolling Limo Chassis and Engine (Sold Sept 2019)
'50 Eight Touring Sedan(Sold Feb 2020)

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'41 120 Club Coupe - Locked
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'50 Eight Touring Sedan

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Re: Jim's Packard powered "Indy" car
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And more from Jim.

"......unfortunately the weather here (possible thunderstorms) might have an impact on the car show this weekend."

Tell you what Jim, I'd like to get behind the wheel and take it for a drive. Expect you should be able to "spin the wheels" pretty easily!

Doubt it'll ever happen, but I am aiming to have another US trip in a couple of years time, where I'll take in Hershey again as well as some other Packard and old car related events. If it works out I might be able to mosey on up to Minnesota!

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Posted on: 2016/9/8 20:21
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"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

'38 Eight Sedan 38's are great! (Sold July 2009)
'41 120 Club Coupe 41's the One! (Sold October 2017)
'48 2222 "Almost" Rolling Limo Chassis and Engine (Sold Sept 2019)
'50 Eight Touring Sedan(Sold Feb 2020)

Project Blogs:
'41 120 Club Coupe - Locked
Wade's Workshop - Locked
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

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Re: Jim's Packard powered "Indy" car
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Thanks Mal for all you do, this build wouldn't be able to see here without your help. Anytime you get to our area, let me know. Our trip to Australia was great, what a beautiful, clean country you live in.
Thanks again,
Jim

Posted on: 2016/9/8 23:37
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Re: Jim's Packard powered "Indy" car
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You are not kidding it should spin the wheels.....

John

Posted on: 2016/9/9 6:11
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Re: Jim's Packard powered "Indy" car
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Hi John:
Thanks for your vote of confidence in the build. She is away from being driven, but is ready to show as a "project in the works". I'm going on the optimistic side of the coin and say she should go from zero to 60 MPH in under 2 minutes..... That is with a tailwind is at my back and I'm on a little down hill road......LOL. The big event ( Mississippi Mayhem ) that I was looking forward to showing her is today and tomorrow, unfortunately it is now pouring rain and is supposed to continue with more heavy rains, high winds and possible hail throughout the day so she won't be pushed out of the garage or put on the trailer until tomorrow morning. Tomorrow's weather is supposed to be partly sunny and in the 70's. If you'd like, I'll take and send pictures of the car show.
Thanks again for inquiring and the compliments,
Take care,
Jim

Posted on: 2016/9/9 6:35
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