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Re: KPack
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DavidPackard wrote:
I know I always try to put things back the way I found them, but your experience highlights the hazard that the person before us may not have been so motivated.


Oh how true this is! I've learned working on old cars in general to never assume when you take it apart that it was put together correctly by the last guy! A really good example is the location of the primary and secondary shoes on self-energizing versus non-self energizing brakes. Manual transmissions also.......seen a lot of weird stuff in those.

And I found out the hard way that in addition to the Shop Manuals and Parts Manuals, the Service Bulletins/Service Letters (and other various names) should also be checked for further info that may be pertinent to a particular task.

Posted on: 4/22 14:43
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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I know this isn't a Craigslist posting, but a Facebook Marketplace........hopefully I won't be chastised. Not mine, and I don't know the seller or the car!

A pretty rough looking 1955 Packard Caribbean convertible in Macon GA: "Not Mine- But a friend is selling his 1955 Packard Caribbean convertible needs a complete resto but otherwise all there and tons of extra parts go along with this car.. located just outside of Macon Ga. 15,000 obo"

1955 Packard Caribbean convertible

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Posted on: 4/19 7:25
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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The "no rust" makes that a very attractive project, but it still needs everything..........

Posted on: 4/10 19:58
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Re: Packard engined with Diesel power. A what if?
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That's an interesting concept for sure. And those Cummins 6 cylinders can really put out some horsepower by increasing the boost and the fuel flow rate.

But maybe a more timely conversion would be an electric motor drive.

Posted on: 4/9 16:53
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Re: Photo: My Grandfather with James Nance & the Predictor
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Leeedy wrote:

Yes. This photo was taken in the design studio viewing area In the Grand Blvd. Packard Plant just off of Concord Avenue. The Predictor is sitting on a motorized turntable in the floor where several photos were taken.

The question is, what are they discussing on that paper?

This was shortly after thin-line whitewall tires were installed. Something considered very futuristic for that time.

Look for untold Packard Predictor secrets in an upcoming issue of The Packard Cormorant magazine– the glossy publication of The Packard Club.


Thank you Leeedy for the info on where the pic was taken. The info about the thin whitewalls is interesting!

As far as what they are discussing on that paper -- my guess is nothing, that this was a 'staged' photo op.

I had wondered if other similar pictures have surfaced with other dealers posing with James Nance. Has anyone seen any?

Posted on: 4/9 11:49
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Photo: My Grandfather with James Nance & the Predictor
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Wanted to share this photo of my Grandfather, Anthony J. Warta Sr, James Nance, and the Predictor. I assume this was taken at the Packard factory in Detroit.

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Posted on: 4/9 9:03
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Re: 57 Clipper - Brake Issue
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Glad to hear that you got the brakes working correctly!!

Posted on: 4/8 7:08
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Kevin, I was getting ready to post about your comment regarding never seize on the taper -- but I see BigKev already did.

Agree fully with BigKev.....no lubricant at all, just clean everything really well. Studebaker warned on these tapered axle shafts and hubs that using a lubricant could leak to swelling and cracking the hub.

Also, you mentioned 'not messing up the axle endplay' -- so you did check and verify the end play is correct? If not, now is the time to do it while the brakes are apart.

Posted on: 4/8 6:27
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Re: Recent additions to the Owner Registry
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Just a quick follow-up to Kevin's and Mal's posts just above. First, thanks to Kevin for doing the comparison of my family dealerships' new sold cars database versus the Owner Registry database. Unfortunately there were no matches......not unexpected due to the fact that Long Island at that time used a lot of salt on the roads in the winter.

Also, thanks to Mal for the great job he does keeping the Owner Registry up, and searching out cars to be added!

Thanks guys!

Posted on: 4/7 8:14
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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The boot that Stewart posted a pic of in Post #726 looks exactly like a master cylinder boot....but there is nothing in the pic to gauge size off of, so may not be the same size.

Posted on: 4/4 20:17
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