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Re: Peterson's 1940 Packard
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Kev, they dropped their Saf-T-Flex suspension (which used the center link) with the advent of the Clipper which had a much more familiar, you might say GM-style, front suspension. I don't believe center-link was particular to Packard, I seem to remember that Hudson used a similar arrangement?

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Yes that bearing that West has pointed out with the Yellow arrow. I was watching a restoration show on DIY network a 4/5 years ago and Mark Lambert (who I just saw at the PI Meet this year) was restoring a 38(?) Club Coupe. He was the one that pointed out that bearing is often neglected and called the original style open bearing similar to one that is used on a bicycle fork. Then showed a replacement from Max Merritt which was a bit more of a enclosed design.

That was actually the show that got me interested in Packards.

Posted on: 2010/2/3 14:25
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Re: Peterson's 1940 Packard
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Dave, so would that have been with the 1941 Clippers when the Safe-T-Flex was dropped? I am assuming that the other models kept it?

Posted on: 2010/2/3 14:27
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Yes that bearing that West has pointed out with the Yellow arrow. I was watching a restoration show on DIY network a 4/5 years ago and Mark Lambert (who I just saw at the PI Meet this year) was restoring a 38(?) Club Coupe. He was the one that pointed out that bearing is often neglected and called the original style open bearing similar to one that is used on a bicycle fork. Then showed a replacement from Max Merritt which was a bit more of a enclosed design.

That was actually the show that got me interested in Packards.


The exact same show that "taught" me how to go through this car. Mark is a good friend and one of the nicest guys I know, and he sent me a CD with every segment covering that car.

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Re: Peterson's 1940 Packard
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I wonder if I can order a copy of that CD/DVD from Mark or the DIY network. I was hoping they would re-air it so I can capture it on my Tivo. But they haven't. I would like to watch that again.

Posted on: 2010/2/3 14:31
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...Note the mouton carpeting in the back, which animal rights activists are not to pleased about...


West, Great car. Congratulations. I believe that your rear floor covering is not Mouton wool carpeting, but unborn lamb. Scary.

(o {I} o)

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... or lamb that is just a few hours old. That's what mouton is. The unique element of the unborn lamb (or just-born lamb) wool is that it has a very tight curl to it (giving that very swirly look that you see in the back carpeting), which straightens out very fast after they're born.
My son just received a "mouton" Russian hat that is advertised to be mouton, but it does not have any curl to it at all. So, in my opinion, it is not really mouton.

Am I incorrect?

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Re: Peterson's 1940 Packard
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Kevin - I have loaned my Lambert CD to Nelson and his son has promised to copy it. That was months ago, so if you will please be the bad guy and make some noise, I would hope I could get you a copy. And the bearing in question was used from 1935-1938 (and a few early 39-110's). After that disaster, Packard went to a greased bushing. And the assembled prop used in the video was from a 37. mine.

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And the assembled prop used in the video was from a 37. mine.

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Amazing what a small world we have here! Thanks for the info, I appreciate it.

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When the first independent suspension cars came out, many of them used a similar arrangement of steering tie rods.

I know Chrysler products were like that except they had an L shaped bell crank. The steering box was located as it would be for a beam axle car and the rod ran straight forward to the bell crank.

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