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Re: Want to buy 51 outrigger
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I think he is talking about the triangular pieces that are riveted to the frame that support the floor braces and body mounts.

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Posted on: 11/23 19:48
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Re: changed frayed connection to oil sender in 22nd series Custom and now not working.
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Hit the sender with some steel wool or other means to make sure you have bright metal to connect the wire to.

Posted on: 11/1 12:27
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Re: New Complete Wire Harness
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I found all the wire I needed at Blain's Farm and Fleet (not cloth covered of course). You might have luck at some tractor supply type store like that. I also made my own harness and it was pretty easy. I just used the old one as a template so I knew where to branch off. If I did it over again, I would leave the ends a little long so I could cut them to a more perfect fit. A few of my wires were a little short due to me rushing.

Posted on: 10/19 12:27
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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7/12/2021

Well after over a year of sitting, I finally took the car out for a little drive around the neighborhood. The carb is acting funny. It has too high of an idle despite running perfectly when parked. Gave it some gas going around a corner and had a small backfire. I guess it's time to go over tune up settings.

Posted on: 7/12 12:24
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Re: My "New to me" 51 Packard Patrician 400
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Mark Stivers - great looking car! Looking forward to more pics once it's delivered.

Posted on: 3/24 18:22
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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...I guess I was the jerk making all that noise Sunday evening! My battery exploded! I put baking soda all over and poured buckets of water on it to dilute the acid. I don't see any damage so that's good.

What's the lesson to be learned here? Take off the vent caps when charging? I've never done that in the 22+ years of charging car batteries. Don't keep the charger under the hood while charging? Been doing that for years too.

Not sure what ultimately caused this but lesson learned to be more careful. I'm just grateful no one or anything was hurt. Maybe I'll invest in one of those gel batteries....and a new charger....

Posted on: 12/7 19:56
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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12/7/2020

Let me vent for a moment. One of my biggest pet peeves are people who light fireworks when it's not the forth of July. Don't get me wrong, when it's holiday appropriate I have no problem with people setting off fireworks. I prefer the ones that give a show in the sky instead of the noise makers, but I'm fine with it. Even New Years would be fine.

Well Sunday night around 9pm....B A M !!! Sounded like someone lit off an M80. Dogs are barking, my kid is shook up, everyone is caught off guard. My neighbors to my left are notorious firework users preferring the noise making type. I ran to the window to catch them in their back yard, but didn't see anyone. Thanks a lot for disrupting our nice evening jerks!!

Anyway back to the car. I haven't driven it all year. Just no time and what not. I have been trying to start it regularly though. Saturday night I tried and I got one crank and then nothing. I guess the battery is weak. I noticed I had left the battery cables loose so I cleaned the terminals and tightened them down to see if that worked. Nope, no crank at all so I hooked it up to the charger and put the hood down in case it rained overnight.

Sunday I didn't bother trying to start it. Wanted to make sure the battery got a really good charge.

Monday when I got home it was already dark. Rather than disconnect the battery I figured I would see if it started while still on the charger. Click Click Click Click is all I heard. I can't believe this! That battery should be fully charged by now! Lifted the hood and this is what I found...

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Posted on: 12/7 19:52
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Re: 48-50 parts and 1953
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I would like the air cleaner

Posted on: 2020/8/3 12:21
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Re: 1951 radio
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You can see the capacitors in these pics. The schematic will tell you the values and how many you need (link below last pic)

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Posted on: 2020/3/15 18:05
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Re: 1951 radio
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If yours is not working, it likely needs new capacitors. Pretty easy fix.

Posted on: 2020/3/13 19:58
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