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Re: Your thoughts on 6 volt altenator
#11
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Brenda
I have to recharge the battery every two weeks. The generator probably does need to be rebuilt. I don't drive the car that far when I do drive it so I drive it often. So if I rebuilt the generator that would probably maintain the battery?

Posted on: 2017/8/1 13:03
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Your thoughts on 6 volt altenator
#12
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Brenda
Instead of rebuilding my original generator and still having the same problems later it seems it would be a better idea to put in a 6 volt positive ground alternator. What are your thoughts?

Posted on: 2017/8/1 12:47
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: oil leak from oil canister
#13
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Brenda
Such good advice. I'll take on this project and get back to you. Thank you

Posted on: 2017/7/12 11:23
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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oil leak from oil canister
#14
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Brenda
My 53 Clipper has a leak from the oil line going into the block from the oil canister, also directly under the canister, very small but annoying. It is hard to tighten it. It appears to be tight and I don't ant to damage it. Any thoughts? It leaks in several places after driving it because of the blow back. The street has oil spots on it and it is embarrassing. A Packard shouldn't leak!

Posted on: 2017/7/11 23:18
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: fuel filter
#15
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Brenda
That certainly isn't something I want to do. The previous owner said he had the fuel pump rebuilt before the car set for seven and a half years. It runs beautifully now. I siphoned all the gas out and I put in Lucas Fuel Treatment and it runs beautifully starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day. I hope the screen is clean. I'm concerned about my generator more than anything. He said it's never been rebuilt and my lights are dim. The horn makes a small sound even after I put in a new horn relay and cleaned all the connections. It looks to me like the gas tank is grounded but I'll let the electrician who's going to rebuild the generator tell me. What I'm most concerned of is the oil leak. It's coming from the oil line from the oil filter canister into the block. It's hard to get to and appears to be tightened though I don't want to tighten it too much but it does leak oil

Posted on: 2017/7/11 22:27
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: fuel filter
#16
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Brenda
Thank you for telling me about screen on the fuel pump. Is that something I can access easily? I changed the fuel filter and that was the problem. It started right up on the first crank. I will change that 6 inch hose and if I can I'll clean that screen is that a big job to take apart?

Posted on: 2017/7/10 23:33
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: fuel filter
#17
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Brenda
My 53 Clippers fuel filter is right near the carburetor. The other morning it started on the first crank as usual and then died for the first time. It wouldn't start. I putin 2 gallons of gas and got the battery charged. Still wouldn't start. Very strange cuz she always starts on the 1st crank. Then I looked at the field filter. That's the problem I'm sure. I'm buying one in the morning. I changed it two weeks ago but my car had been sitting for 7 years so I'll be changing the fuel filter often until the sludge from the gas tank goes away. Hope this helps.

Posted on: 2017/7/2 21:25
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: Car cover for 53 clipper?
#18
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Brenda
Bingo! I got one on Craigslist yesterday for $10 brand new still in the box. It was too big for his car. A perfect fit and I mean perfect.

Posted on: 2017/6/27 12:40
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Re: Does the gas tank need to be grounded to the frame?
#19
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Brenda
Thank you so much that's what I'll do.

Posted on: 2017/6/24 19:55
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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Car cover for 53 clipper?
#20
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Brenda
I've seen a lot of them online but they're not specific to length. My Clipper is 18 feet long. When visiting friends I would like it to be covered. I appreciate your thoughts

Posted on: 2017/6/24 19:53
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe
She starts on the first crank in the morning and purrs like a kitten all day.
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