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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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If your 6-volt lead/acid batteries aren't outlasting their 12-volt counterparts by atleast a year or two, your charging system is not performing up to snuff.

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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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Well I can't explain the behavior the starters did when hooked directly to the batteries, but on a whim I replaced the entire ground cable and finally the car turned over (must have had damaged wire in it). In fact it kept turning over even when I took my foot off the gas! Some violent stomps up and down on the gas pedal made it behave again. Now the problem is the starter keeps running after the car starts! I took the vacuum switch off the carb to clean it and the outer rim disintegrated. Now I have to jump the terminals to get it to start again. I don't want to go with a starter button (I like starting it with the gas pedal) so I will have to try to find the carb from my old car to steal the switch from or source another used one. At least I can move the car!

Posted on: 8/13 15:47:57
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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Maybe it is one of those gas/electric hybrid Packards??

Posted on: 8/13 18:39:16
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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Naw I would be getting a lot better gas mileage!

Posted on: 8/14 16:38:04
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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Your not getting 20mpg?? Cause they did on the Mobil Gas Run back in the day.

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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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On the 1560 mile trip to the national and back my 51 200 got 17.3 running at 65 most of the way. Not shabby for a car with aerodynamics of a barn door.

Posted on: 8/15 4:11:55
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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Ross, was that with an ultra or a stick and overdrive?

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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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Yes, overdrive and the 288 engine with its original 2 bbl carb. Love those 288s.

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