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Don's 1936 997 Convertible Sedan
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The Packard bug bit me again and I am starting this blog on a 1936 997-1907 Convertible Sedan that I have recently purchased. It is currently in Kansas at a Packard Mechanic's business where the rebuilt motor is touched up where it can run. (old rebuild that needs some valve seats that were exposed and slightly rusted fixed). After that in about 2 months (Feb-March 18) it will be moved to my shop in Northern Alabama. It will then join my 1937 1095 Sport Coupe and my 1937 138CD Limousine. And when I win the lottery I can finish all three.

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Posted on: 2018/1/1 5:40
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1937 120's Are what we like best. But we also like all other Packards too.

Don 37's cars

1936 997 Convertible Sedan
1937 1095 Sport Coupe (Sold June 2020)
1937 138CD 1090 Limo
Other Make Cars
1958 and 1959 Borgward Isabella's
1967 Rambler Rebel Convertible
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Re: Don's 1936 997 Convertible Sedan
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Oh forgot to mention the car has been added to the Registry already.

Posted on: 2018/1/1 5:56
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1937 120's Are what we like best. But we also like all other Packards too.

Don 37's cars

1936 997 Convertible Sedan
1937 1095 Sport Coupe (Sold June 2020)
1937 138CD 1090 Limo
Other Make Cars
1958 and 1959 Borgward Isabella's
1967 Rambler Rebel Convertible
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Re: Don's 1936 997 Convertible Sedan
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Congratulations, looks like a terrific project. Looks like the vehicle number is 997-1907, not 997-1097 as you stated in your first post. CB's estimate of total production of this model is 980 units. I've added the numbers to my theft-proof database, and thanks. Interesting side note on the theft-proof number; thru 1937 the junior and senior bodies used duplicate numbers and they were differentiated by the junior numbers not having the triangular brackets at the ends.

Looking forward to hearing about your progress.

Posted on: 2018/1/1 6:04
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Re: Don's 1936 997 Convertible Sedan
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"the car has been added to the Registry already"
Don for including your '36 One Twenty Convertible Sedan in the Packard Owner's Registry.

Posted on: 2018/1/1 11:13
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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

What's this? >>>>>> FAQ - Add your Packard to the Owners Registry
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Re: Don's 1936 997 Convertible Sedan
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They come in threes right? congrats dude!

Posted on: 2018/1/2 6:20
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1937 Packard 138-CD Deluxe Touring Limousine
Maroon/Black 1090-1021
1955 Packard Clipper Custom Constellation
Citrine/Onyx 5567-2948 VP 57

link to my project blogs:
Henry's 37 Limousine Project Blog
Henry's 55 Constellation Project Blog

In memory of Henry Lee Greene Jr.
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Re: Don's 1936 997 Convertible Sedan
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I have posted a picture from my first viewing of the 997 right after the Holidays but I have not mentioned what my impressions were on the car. It is more complete than I thought it would be. Missing very few parts, and most are not Convertible but are normal 1936 120B parts. The mechanic informed me that the engine is a 1937 and the HC Head is even newer than that, 14mm plugs. The engine had been rebuilt many years ago and was never tried to be started after that. So, the man I got it from had honed the cylinder walls and had put new Egge rings in it. He had also checked the bottom end and determined that it was okay. My mechanic (for the last 40 years on my Packard’s) told me that some of the valves were not seated in its slumber had some rust on the seats. So, he is currently redoing a minimal valve job before he puts the head on and tries to get it started. The Carb that was on the engine was an EE-16. Although in the trunk was a EE-14 which he will rebuild. I have sent him one of my spare EE-14’s for any parts that he might need.
The engine being the wrong year does not get me down any as I will source a correct 1936 120B engine later and take out the 1937 motor currently in the car and drop it into my 1937 120C Sport Coupe. A Win-Win.
Below are the parts that are missing on this car. Any help in procuring them would greatly be appreciated.
1. The cross over brace that is on 1935-1936 cars towards the rear of the engine that goes side to side on the frame.
2. The passenger side front inner fender.
3. 1 Bumper guard (3 came with the car rechromed and show car ready.
4. Both Left and Right removable “B” pillars (I know, good luck on finding those Don)
5. 1936 Engine block, Crankshaft, and head (I am in the process of acquiring one but am up to getting 2 of each in case one is unusable) The date does not matter as when it was sold the 1937’s were already being available, as long as it is dated 1936 before August.
Maybe a winning lottery number would help a lot too

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Posted on: 2018/1/14 11:31
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1937 120's Are what we like best. But we also like all other Packards too.

Don 37's cars

1936 997 Convertible Sedan
1937 1095 Sport Coupe (Sold June 2020)
1937 138CD 1090 Limo
Other Make Cars
1958 and 1959 Borgward Isabella's
1967 Rambler Rebel Convertible
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