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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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Kevin, My thermometer was showing -22F yesterday morning with windchill down in the minus thirties. I can also warm up my 20'x20' insulated garage with a 220V industrial heater in a short while although the meter wheel is spinning pretty fast! No new Packard to work on yet however but still looking. My 1947 Super Clipper is owned by a funeral home and occasionally gets used in the service. It resides in a heated garage!

Posted on: 2017/1/14 11:30
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Re: Fuel gage problem. on Series 23
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I could never understand why North American automakers don't provide an access hole to replace electric fuel pumps and senders. In the old carburetor days with the mechanical pump up by the engine it might not have been seen as a convenience since sender units are pretty reliable. All of my European and Japanese cars (BMW, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Mazda) have had a convenient access hole. My Ford Crown Victoria fuel pump can be changed without dropping the tank but that seems to me to be an anomaly on NA cars.

Posted on: 2016/12/29 12:31
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Re: Christmas Lights are up!
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-9 F today with windchill down to -27F so winter has arrived!

Posted on: 2016/12/12 16:58
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Re: In la-la land, or can a Pack 120 coupe be purchased for 25G's or less?
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Have you looked across the border to Canada. Our $ is now only worth about $0.75 US and sometimes you can get a really good deal based on the currency exchange rate. I know of a couple of Packards that are selling for less than you would expect to pay in US $'s. I am beginning to see Canadian cars being advertised in the US or priced in US $'s.

Posted on: 2016/12/12 9:56
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Re: In la-la land, or can a Pack 120 coupe be purchased for 25G's or less?
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Garrett, You don't have to make excuses here. Your postings have always been polite and non controversial as far as I know. No one appointed Fred Kanter to be Moderator as far as I know so please disregard his criticism. We are all here to share our knowledge, learn about ,and discuss Packards in a respectful manner.

Posted on: 2016/12/12 9:49
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Re: In la-la land, or can a Pack 120 coupe be purchased for 25G's or less?
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Demographics of those interested and owners in old Packards will eventually bring the value of these cars down . One just has to go to a car show or Packard Club meet to see who is driving in with the old cars to see where this hobby is going. If you can wait 1930's Packard coupes will be available in quantity for much less than $25000. I am not trying to sound negative but the reality is that those of us who remember when these cars were just "used " cars are reaching an age where continued ownership of them is more of a chore than a pleasure at least for those of us who do our own repairs and maintenance.

Posted on: 2016/12/12 9:12
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Re: Mahle oilfilter for Packard?
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I use Mahle filters in my 635CSi BMW with no problems. They seem to be good quality.

Posted on: 2016/10/15 13:32
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Re: oil pressure on '49 Custom 8
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I wouldn't worry about the oil pressure in this range unless you use the car as a daily driver. I drove my 1947 with about the same oil pressure as your car for many miles over several years . Many cars of this era ,before and after, operated on far less pressure .There is enough oil pressure to protect the bearings and internal parts in my opinion. Likely it has worn bearings as O.D. mentioned but if they are not making noise a car will run a long time without repair especially if oil is changed regularly. Regrinding a 356 CID crankshaft let alone rebuilding the engine to gain 20PSI is not for the faint of wallet either and may not be worth the expense unless you plan on doing some long distance driving over the course of a few years . Just my thoughts which others may disagree with.

Posted on: 2016/10/11 10:36
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Re: For Sale: Restored 1949 Series 22 Sedan
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I am awfully tempted to buy your Packard. It is a really nice looking car in all respects.

Posted on: 2016/9/30 17:37
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Re: 6 v0lt ele. fuel pump
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I also mounted the Airtex pump just ahead of the gas tank on my 1947 Super Clipper. I installed a pressure regulator ahead of the pump also and set it at 4 p.s.i. as I recall. I used it to prime the carburetor and as an emergency pump. Be mindful that if you route the gas through the mechanical pump and use the electric pump there is a chance that if the diaphragm breaks on the mechanical pump gas could be pumped into the crankcase. It is recommended to bypass the mechanical pump if you are using the electric pump as the primary pump. There is,or was the last time I looked , an excellent write up on the various methods of routing the pump gas lines on the Packard Club website.

Posted on: 2016/9/15 19:05
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