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Re: Jim Hollingsworth
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Just saw this old post about Jim Hollingsworth being in poor health.
I had the pleasure of meeting him in Des Moines in 2008 and again in Branson MO in 2009. He was so kind and friendly in welcoming me into PAC. And very encouraging about my 1941 Clipper. In Branson I had the privilege of being on a Judging Team that examined Jim's black 41 Clipper.

When I complained about the steering on my 41, he handed me his keys and said, "Here, drive mine and see how good a Clipper can drive. WOW! It took me (with help from my brother, Ray) to get my 41 Clipper to drive that nice. Here is a string of photos from Branson of our two 41 Clippers side-by-side with details of Jim's upholstery work.

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... yalbum/photo.php?lid=5523

A real Packard Gentleman, and a "Man Who Owns more than One,"

Here is a great 2008 Hemmings article on Jim:

http://www.hemmings.com/hcc/stories/2 ... l#PhotoSwipe1351311297643

Enjoy,
Dan Leininger

Posted on: 2012/10/26 22:03
[i][size=small][color=000066]Dan'L in SD
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HILLBILLY PACKARD ~ 41 & 46 Clipper Bros.
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Posted on: 2012/9/22 22:55
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Re: Hillbilly Packard Overhaul - Torque settings? Valve adjust?
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Mal,
Thanks for the advise.
The 282 in your 41 Coupe seems to be giving you good service since the overhaul.

WE are concluding that there are some problems with the crankshaft being stressed in the past before Ray's purchase of the vehicle. At this point the most reasonable thing seems to continue assembly at somewhat reduced torque settings.

This may test the design safety factors engineered into the motor originally. But I am of the opinion that the Packard engineering that went into this basic straight eight was as reliable as the 60,000 Merlin engines build during WWII (between the 282 in my 41 Clipper and the 282 in Ray's 46 Clipper.

We are getting the engine back together now. We hope to know by Monday.

Later,
Dan L

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Posted on: 2012/9/22 19:43
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Re: Hillbilly Packard Overhaul - Torque settings? Valve adjust?
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Got some Plastigage at Larry's Auto Parts.
Thanks Howard for response about factory specs being the standard on overhauls.

Ray and I are beginning to think that his Clipper may have a 'compromised Crank shaft.' The #5 cylinder rod that Ray found bent when he disassembled the engine seems to be severe enough to be related to a bent crankshaft.

We did not take the engine or crank shaft out, so we can't confirm out fears with actual bench measurements. The behavior of the crank seizing on hand turning when it is torqued to factory specs, sure seems to indicate to us some bending of the shaft. For two Ozark brothers "playing a game of hillbilly Packard mechanics," we think that is down right cleaver thinkin'

Got to go eat lunch and let my brain cool down.

Later,
Dan L.

Posted on: 2012/9/22 12:31
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Re: Hillbilly Packard Overhaul - Torque settings? Valve adjust?
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Thanks Howard.
We'll check on plastigage.

Posted on: 2012/9/22 9:28
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Hillbilly Packard Overhaul - Torque settings? Valve adjust?
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Posted on: 2012/9/22 7:45
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Re: Oil Pan Removal -46 Clipper
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Thanks,
Dallas
and everybody,
I talked to Ray and he downloaded the manual sections.

He is back to work.

DanL

Posted on: 2011/5/18 18:10
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Re: Oil Pan Removal -46 Clipper
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Dallas,

OK
46-50 Packard service manual addresses the issue. Page 5

Got ya.

Now we need the manual.
Found it!!!

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... icle/view.article.php?300

Great website!

DanL

Posted on: 2011/5/18 17:07
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Re: Oil Pan Removal -46 Clipper
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DAve,
It is worse than that.
Your 47 super Clipper is on a 127" wb.
A 46 Clipper Deluxe is on a 120" wb.
The extra 7 inches moves your oil pan 7 inches back from the chassis frame cross member.

On a 120" wb frame the oil pan is actually ABOVE the cross member of the frame. It is 7 inches farther FORWARD than on a 127" frame setup.

I don't have any pictures and I am 6oo miles from my brother's shop.

I saw my mechanic tonight and he agreed that he has had to loosen front motor mounts in such a situation on other cars.
So it is not just a Packard problem.

It is more an "amateur mechanic, hobby mechanic, DIY-mechanic" problem. Like me and a 600+ other PI members

DanL

Posted on: 2011/5/18 16:46
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Re: Oil Pan Removal -46 Clipper
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Thanks for the comments.

I suggested another clearance possibility to Ray. I found in a 2008 thread that BigKev commented on.

He said that loosening the front motor mounts and jacking the front of the engine a bit gave enough clearance to get his 53(?) oil pan out.

Since the rear mounts are way back at the transmission, it should give enough room to get the oil pan out.

We will let you know how it goes.

Dan L

Posted on: 2011/5/18 15:25
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