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Re: 1954 Packard Convertible
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The Owners Manual is also from 1953

Posted on: 2023/10/22 20:56
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Re: Color Ultramatic Charts
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I think I have the color brochure that you are looking for. It is dated November, 1950.
I will get it scanned and post it here soon.

Posted on: 2023/10/13 13:46
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Re: Mechanical fuel pump and electric is it possible?
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You can do this with a solenoid (clicker) type pump as they allow fuel to flow through when the pump is off. It won't work with a rotary or vane type pump as they won't allow fuel to flow through when the pump is off.

Posted on: 2023/10/12 20:21
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Re: Oil Filter
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Oil may go bad from accumulating contaminants but it doesn't go bad from age. When it comes out of the ground, most oil is at least 10 million years old, some of it is 300 million years old.

Posted on: 2023/10/12 20:15
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Re: Hubcap Creep
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This apparently was a problem back in the day, too. The 51-52 caps have 8 tabs on the back but the newer 53-54 caps have 16.

Posted on: 2023/10/12 20:06
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Re: Chrome & Stainless Steel
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The door handles are chrome. An option to having yours rechromed is to find a good set from 54 or 55 as they are all the same.

Posted on: 2023/10/6 23:44
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Re: Hubcap Creep
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Do you have radial tires? They can cause enough flex in the wheels to allow hubcap creep.

I had this problem and bent the "teeth" out until the hubcaps were nearly impossible to put on. I took some JB weld and made a couple little bumps on the rim where the teeth ride. This seems to have worked.

Posted on: 2023/10/6 23:37
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Re: 1954 Packard Patrician
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Whatever you do, resist the temptation to try starting this car! The entire fuel system should be cleaned out first.

Also a reminder that 1954 Packards used 6 volt, positive ground electrical systems.

Engine parts are readily available.

If this car has power windows, they are hydraulically operated. All the parts are available from Hydro-Electrics at pretty reasonable prices.

Posted on: 2023/10/4 23:44
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Re: Tires
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I have a set of Diamond back 225-75-15 on my 53 Cavalier that I put on about 20 years ago. They still look good and have plenty of tread. The speedometer reads right on.
In 2020, I put a set of Diamondback 225-75-15 3.375" whitewall on my 54 Convertible. I ordered them from Performance Plus Tire Center in Long Beach, CA. The price was the same as from Diamondback but Performance paid the shipping so saved a few $ there.

Posted on: 2023/9/29 21:56
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Re: 53 Cavalier Windshield Replacement
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The 51-54 shop manual covers this including a neat trick with a piece of string. Copy it and give it to your windshield guy.

I used this technique on my Cavalier and the windshield went in with minimal swearing! Use plenty of lubricant, soapy water or something like it.

Posted on: 2023/9/15 14:53
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