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(5687) Four Hundred Hardtop Coupe - sanddoc
Model Information
YEAR: 1956
SERIES: 56th
MODEL NAME: Four Hundred Hardtop Coupe
MODEL NUMBER: 5687
VIN NUMBER: 011294
General Information
FOUND WHERE: Long Beach, Ca
FOUND CONDITION: Poor
CURRENT LOCATION: Torrance, CA
CURRENT CONDITION: Good
PLANNED USE: Daily Driver
Interior Information
INTERIOR CODE: 86
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION: Black Carper Black and Red door panels Black and Red seats
Exterior Information
PAINT CODE: MK
PAINT NAME: Scottish Heather
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION: White top, Heather body, White lower No damage to the car
Drivetrain Information
ENGINE: 374
ENGINE SERIAL:
TRANSMISSION: Twin Ultra Matic
Other Information
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: Power seats, windows, wonder bar radio dual power antenna Load level suspension Power Brakes Power steering
VEHICLE HISTORY/
PROJECT STATUS:
I found this Packard back in 1986 or 87, when I was 
working at Mel Burns Ford in Long Beach Ca.
  It was on the used car lot, on consignment. The owner
had not been heard from for about 3 years, so the used car
manager sold me the car for $350.00
  I drove it home... old gas and all
At some time I did a valve job done and installed the harden seats.
used the Dodge 318 lifters
Car has always been a good driver, many trips to Tucson Az
and to Las Vegas 



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Modification Detail:
I'm installing front Disc brakes at this time, using the F150
setup that Paul used. I am also installing a Hydroboost system
from a Mustang v8, and using a remote master cylinder fill Installing new brake lines "poly armor"
The transmission was rebuilt back in the late 80's by Bob
down in Vista Ca.. he was in his late 70's then.
  I installed all new wheel cylinders, right after I bought the car
and I've had the power brake unit rebuilt twice that is why I'm switching to the Hydroboost, It's just smarter in the Ca traffic.
 I've been driving and had the brake fluid disappear from the MC
Sorry don't have a good pic of the Packard on this computer... any longer


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