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Re: Wat's Clipper coupe
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It's a lousy picture. You can see frame when you open the driver's door. I'm not sure that Fred has dignified it with her presence.


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Yes, most all of the rest of it is for sale or scrap. We have a VRBO rental here, so if you wanted to make yourself a pick-n-pull weekend, that can be arranged after hunting season. Five guys from GA have rented that house each fall for nigh on 10 years now, and their deal is complete this year on 12/18.


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It's a slushbox. Wat so wishes it was a stick, but t'ain't.

Posted on: 11/27 10:12
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Re: 51/54 parts compatibility?
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That '54 is the right price, that's for certain. But at the price of gasoline, these Packard parts road trips are beginning to get to me. That and the time.


Tell him to get the '54 and use the 359 and call that guy in Utah with the supercharged 327 and make a good hot rod.

Posted on: 11/26 19:47
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Re: Wat's Clipper coupe
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Got the limo home. Shiny side up.


I lied. Ain't nothin' shiny on that car.

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Posted on: 11/26 19:33
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Re: Head nut/stud torque?
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Quote:

Rockabilly wrote:
Alright, just to follow up on this, I just did a couple of heat cycles and retorqued each time. 4 times in total. Problem solved. With those new lifter installed it is whisper quiet under the hood and makes the magnaflow exhaust system I welded together sound even better.

I can’t thank everyone on this forum enough for their help and advice.



That's some damned fine news!!!

Posted on: 11/26 19:26
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Re: Head nut/stud torque?
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There is a series of videos from Cold War Motors (a Canadian junkyard) where they got an old Buick and a '53 (maybe) Packard running. The Packard has a stuck engine which they got loose and a bad spot or 2 in the copper head gasket. Guy took the gasket and straightened out the bad place(s) and reinstalled it. He reported no leaks.


I was wondering about the coating, or lack thereof.


Which may be why my Deluxe has a green spot that doesn't match its Packard green on the side of the head. One more damned thing to look into.

Posted on: 11/26 6:06
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Re: Wat's Clipper coupe
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Took a wee nap and went back out to the hayhouse/Packard barn. A small part of Fred's Vast Holdings. Finished off the overhead shelf and got a pile of stuff put away there, clearing out a decent amount of floor space in the process. We made a determination of where we want a light or two and a plug or two and we mounted some boxes and started to pull some wire. Hell, we may have lights come Sunday.


And, of course, Fred was there from morning until nightfall.


Truck-n-trailer are ready for a limo haul.

Posted on: 11/25 19:36
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Re: Head nut/stud torque?
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How did you install the head gasket?

Posted on: 11/25 15:30
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Re: Wat
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The current batch of overhead shelving is just about complete. Got a lot done this morning.


Now to figure out where to add some lights and a plug or three.


The Very Fierce Packard Appreciating Barn Cat in her natural environment:

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Posted on: 11/25 15:17
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Re: BigKev's 1937 115-C Convertible Coupe
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No, that was what the trunk was for . . . .


:)


I'm of the opinion that I might cut the bottom of the doors to clear the fender. Not sure how that would look, but it's a thought. I'm sure that you'll come up with something.


Happy projecting.

Posted on: 11/25 9:12
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Re: Wat's Clipper coupe
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Mrs. Tyler's 90th went very well. She was very pleased. Good thing, that.


Got the Deluxe hauled out here to Points West. I'll unload that tomorrow. Step One will be to take it for a spin to stretch its legs, and step two will be to piddle with that running warmer than I like issue discussed a few pages back.


THis weekend is going to get spent going to get the Henney/359 donor and to work on finishing up this batch of shelves for all the crap coming in the door, plus adding some lights so that the crap can be seen. And maybe a plug or two for plugging things in.


With Fred's watchful supervision, of course.

Posted on: 11/24 19:45
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