Re: Packard service letter Vol 9 Number 10

Posted by Packard Newbie on 2021/5/22 0:42:29
Hi Ken,
Yes, there isn't enough that can be said about working on these cars with the clip-be-gone! I've had mine off a couple of times and putting it back on the second time, went pretty smoothly. Howard (HH56) gave me a tip on the big bolt at the bottom, center of the rad support that I didn't realize; that being, to pay special attention to the number of washer shims and their overall thickness, as that determines the alignment of the hood clearance/body lines. Mine had a big fender washer top and bottom with a bunch of what looked like canvas shims in between. They had become compacted over the years and on the 2nd R&R I paid more attention to Howard's advice, added a bit more thickness, and got a really nice fit on everything when reassembled. You're probably already on to that, but thought I'd toss it out there for any 'clip-1st-timers'!! LOL Chris.

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