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Good morning!
Iíve just inherited a 1942 Packard Clipper, I donít know a ton about the car other than itís been in the family forever.
Since Iíve gotten it, Iíve replaced the tires (Bias) that weíre last replaced in 1989 with radials. Iíve re-installed The radio. I replaced the spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor, points, and battery.
She drives like a dream!!! Overall, she is in really good shape! She is getting a paint job in the next month or two using the color wheel from the 1942 Packard color chart.


One question, does anyone know what size SPF goes in the wiring to the clock?

Thanks!!!

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Posted on: 9/28 8:26:10
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Re: New to Packard Ownership
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Welcome and that is a very nice looking car. Which model is it?

The clock fuse was originally an SFE 2 and those SFE type fuses are length specific to amps and the holders designed for them. Napa usually has the best selection of SFE fuses but there is a good possibility you may not be able to find anything less than a 4 today. I believe the SFE 2 and SFE 4 are the same physical length of 5/8" so the 4 should fit in the holder and will still provide adequate protection.

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Posted on: 9/28 8:43:51
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Re: New to Packard Ownership
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Thanks Howard! Iíll pick up a SFE 4!!

As for model, Iím honestly not sure. All the books I have received with the car are marked for 2000 and 2010 so all I really can break out of that is itís any model with in the Packard Six series lol can you help me pin point which one?!

Posted on: 9/28 13:27:57
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If you check the vehicle number stamped under the hood on the plate screwed to the cowl roughly in front of the driver the first 4 digits give the model. The second four digits is the sequence number of where the car was produced out of all cars of that model that were made during the production of the 1942 20th series. Once you have the body model you can correlate with the chart to see which chassis the body was actually on.

Here is a bit showing the various model combinations available in a six and how they were equipped as standard. You can download some additional 42 information from the literature section.

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Posted on: 9/28 13:48:08
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Hi RobS

Welcome! Good-looking 1942 Clipper Six you are fortunate to own. Numbers on the serial plate on the firewall as Howard (HH56) notes will identify which model it is. The difference between the 2000 Clipper Special and the 2010 Clipper Custom would be interior trim details, perhaps some optional equipment. The details can be found in the 1942 Clipper literature available here.

Good luck with your Clipper, please share more photos with us when you have a chance.

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Posted on: 9/28 13:57:58
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G'day RobS,
to PackardInfo and, I invite you to include your '42 Clipper in the Packard Owner Registry.

Posted on: 9/28 15:10:43
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'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: New to Packard Ownership
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Thanks everyone!!!

I looked at the dash plate, itís a model 1582 ( Sedan, 110 Special)
Thanks for helping me find that!

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Posted on: 9/28 16:37:29
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RobS for speedily including your '42 Special Six Clipper Touring Sedan in the Packard Owner's Registry.

Posted on: 9/28 17:24:44
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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: New to Packard Ownership
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Thank you! Looking forward to getting to know people on the forum and learning more!!!

Posted on: 9/29 17:52:37
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Re: New to Packard Ownership
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Hi

Your 1942 Clipper Six looks very good in the photos. Before repainting, you should determine if it has been painted over the original color paint coating or if you might have good original 1942 factory paint. An original, well-preserved 1942 paint, even with a few weathered or chipped spots, would be desirable to preserve.

Steve

Posted on: 9/30 16:39:00
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