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Re: Oil change and Filter
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I have a Burr Ripley L-8 oil filter setup available. Used, clean, with a new replacement filter. I believe $200 plus shipping would be a very fair price?
I will be home from Hershey next week, or if you happen to be here, come by GAF20-24.

Posted on: Today 4:08

Need correct screws to attach top bows on a '35 12 coupe-roadster
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I have a '35 12 coupe roadster. On the convertible top, the screws attaching the top bows to the metal pieces are coming out. (A few have come out already, and I'm stuck taping the top bows to the metal as a stop-gap to keep the structure together. Not very attractive!) I need to buy new screws, at least 5, to keep it all tight and secure.

Does anyone know which screws are correct for this? I have tried to include pictures below so you can see the screws I am referring to. Thanks!

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Posted on: Today 1:18

Re: Recent additions to the Owner Registry
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William Jabs,

to PackardInfo and for including your '30 740 Custom Eight Roadster in the Packard Vehicle Registry.

Note, I've taken the "liberty" of deleting your duplicate entry, to maintain the integrity of the Registry!

Posted on: Yesterday 23:48

Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
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Re: Oil change and Filter
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A link to the zinc/oil thread mentioned above:

https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... wtopic.php?topic_id=26024

Sometimes, topics here wind up in places I wouldn't think.

Frankly, I have better luck searching the site through Google.

Posted on: Yesterday 20:26
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Re: Stewart
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Stewart Ballard
I checked out both the ebay store and catalog for Restoration Specialities.

That catalog is huge and hard to search but I found what I needed.

The wire clips are on page 122 / part #2347J

The other thing is on page 133 / part #2517

I even looked at some of the more modern plastic clips to use but the prices are about the same. I don't have a count yet but I am looking at $100+ for these clips.

Polished up the PACKARD letters for the hood. They are not perfect but they will do for now.

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Posted on: Yesterday 19:33
Stewart Ballard

Re: Oil change and Filter
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For reference here is R&A Engineering's website. At least that is still up:


Posted on: Yesterday 18:14

Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean
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Thanks you two! Bearings will also be checked and replaced if needed. In a month or so I may start these winter projects. There are still a few nice warm car days left this month.

Posted on: Yesterday 15:59
1953 Clipper Delux Club Sedan, 1969 912, 1990 Miata, 2009 Ford S-Max.

Re: VIN Information
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Along with a front end photo, any of the other numbers shown on this diagram that you might find could also help. As to the body number you have, a 39 would be 12xx-xxxx while 40s would be 13xx-xxxx.

An unlikely occurrence but others have found discrepancies with their cars paperwork that would indicate sometimes DMVs made mistakes in the year listed on registrations. For example, if the car was actually a new 40 model sold right after the Sept or October introduction but in the 39 calendar year some DMV person could have improperly or even purposely registered it as a 39. If the motor is gone that is too bad because if original it would also indicate a year.

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Posted on: Yesterday 14:20

Re: VIN Information
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I wont be back to my shop until this weekend. The car is a 2 door that looks like this one. It doesnt have any lights, interior or drivetrain and its not sitting on the original frame.

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Posted on: Yesterday 14:06

Re: VIN Information
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There were no 13th series packards but the 1940 packards used a body number of 13##.

Titling to the body number happens every once in a while but but there is no body number 1338.

Maybe it was supposed to be 1398, for a 2 door business coupe? Please post a picture and we can help you out better.


Posted on: Yesterday 13:55
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.

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