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Re: Sema
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Fish'NJim,
I always read your posts and comments with interest and respect your opinion. My comment on 'the eventual end of fossil fuels' isn't 'self-defeatist'; its just reality. As a race, we will 'use up' fossil fuels, just like they're draining the aquafers in California and decimating the forests by over-logging. Like air and fish and trees, there is a very finite amount of EVERYTHING on this rock, and as we gorge the earth with billions more people, and the usage redlines, the curve on that graph is going to become pretty acute. Someone posted on here a while back that the biggest threat we face on this planet is over population and I couldn't agree more. World Population has doubled since I was a teenager in school 50 years ago, and that means we've been growing globally by 200,000 people a day!! Every day, for 50 years. That's mindboggling when you think of the food to feed, getting rid of the waste, and all the 'consumed resources'. Having said that, there's probably a good 50 years left for fossil fuels and most of us will be long since dead when the last gallon of gasoline is pumped at a gas station somewhere! So, 'the end' isn't going to 'defeat' any of us!! Chris.

Posted on: 7/14 17:22
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
1939 Packard Six, Model 1700
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Yes, no kidding Duncan. An hour with a bucket, rag and a chamois would add $$'s to the value of that offering. Some folk's level of seller motivation on their used automobile confounds me, but I guess that's true with anything for sale. Detail it; looks like somebody cares. Chris.

Posted on: 7/13 21:11
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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If the guy's serious about selling it, (the '40 convertible) one would think he could have furnished more than 3 pics, and something more current than 14 years old! Chris.

Posted on: 7/13 21:01
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: 1941 Packard 110 Special with an Opera Window or Port Hole: Is this real?
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I too, like the look of the '41's. The one thing I do find difficult to get used to, is the way the running boards (when so-equipped) do not mold around the front fenders, but are squared off. To me, it looks 'awkward' and ungainly. Just my eye, though - I'm sure to others they look just fine. I think if I had one, I'd prefer the delete option. Chris.

Posted on: 7/10 19:48
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Sema
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I fail to see how anything negative can be gleaned from setting aside a day in the year to 'raise awareness and appreciation of collector cars and antique automobile restoration'.
There are many 'days' and 'events' out there celebrating the inane and insignificant, even ridiculous, that to see our hobby get it's 'day' should only be seen as a good thing. I fully realize that fossil fuels must come to their eventual end, but electric cars are not the answer (at least not right now) as almost 70% of the electricity generated in the US (and somewhat less in Canada) comes from coal and IMO a Tesla S model with it's ridiculous horsepower in the range of 650, is probably leaving a dirtier footprint behind than my 6 cyl Packard! And with the billions of gas driven cars out there, gas is going to have to be available for a very long time. So, happy 'Collector Car Appreciation Day to all!! Chris.

Posted on: 7/10 19:34
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: 1928 6 clyinder block or engine
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Hi 2dayistheday,

Would it not be possible to drill out the 'broken threads' and put inserts in, then replace your head bolts?? When I had my engine rebuilt the machine shop found that a previous 'mechanic' had applied Loctite to all the head studs. Some came out and some broke off, but they were able to use inserts in the sheared off holes and I have not had any issues related to this since. Might be easier than replacing the entire motor, unless, of course, yours are such that they are allowing coolant and oil to mix, or coolant to get into your cylinders. Chris.

Posted on: 7/8 20:48
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Wow, that's quite the barn find! Looks pretty complete too. 'Be a money pit to bring 'er back, but it sure would be a beauty! Chris.

Posted on: 7/6 23:26
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Website
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Kev,
Sorry you are having to go through all that grief with the site - that's a lot of extra work for you. I'm sure I speak for many others when I say 'thank you' for all you do; Packard Info is the
very lifeblood of many, many owners and fans, and I know I sure depend on it to get my Packard 'fix' (in more ways than one! LOL) Also knowing the site doesn't run on 'thank yous' I'll visit the Donate Button again shortly and throw in what I can. Best regards, Chris.

Posted on: 7/6 23:10
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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He (the horse) is just jealous that the automobile put him out of business!! Chris.

Posted on: 7/4 23:06
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: small front top bumper bar
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Hi George Perry,
I read your post and was struck by your enthusiasm and you saying this is your 1st Packard at 80! Good for you; that is both ambitious and adventuresome! Welcome to Packard Info - tons of good info here with many very helpful folks to steer you right. Good luck with your Packard. Chris.

Posted on: 7/4 22:53
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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