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Re: New Radiator for 49 Standard 8
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Install complete. Test drive today. At 50 mph temperature is at 180F, at stop light it indicates 190.

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Posted on: 2023/10/13 13:11
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Re: New Radiator for 49 Standard 8
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The new radiator is manufactured by 'Work' in some place called China. I think Walmart knows where that is. It is a two row unit designed for a 1940-41 Chevy pickup with a 216 cu.in. six. The mfg's ad on Ebay states that their aluminum radiator achieves a 30-40% improvement in heat dissipation. The OEM radiator ran at 185-190F in traffic. I'll update this post after I receive and install the hoses.

Posted on: 2023/10/9 4:27
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New Radiator for 49 Standard 8
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Replaced the OEM leaking radiator with a new aluminum radiator. Had to make two mounting brackets to accommodate the narrower width. Still working on the hose configuration and ordered some parts online from Summit Racing.

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Posted on: 2023/10/8 7:17
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Re: door trim
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Rich49
Several months ago I drove over to Browne Auto Salvage in Sunset, Texas to find the driver side windshield trim for my 49 Standard 8. They had five or six 48-50 Packards in their yard.

Browne Auto Salvage
940-393-2469

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Posted on: 2023/10/6 7:50
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Window Crank Quick Fix
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The knob on my 49 Standard 8 driver side window crank came off the other day. Previous owner had glued a washer on to the end of the shaft attached to the knob that retained the knob in the handle. To do the repair I pried a star washer off the back of a small nut, snipped the washer in one spot and then after assembling the knob/shaft into the handle, pressed the star washer onto the knob shaft with a small socket. Works perfect.

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Posted on: 2023/9/26 7:01
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Re: 22nd series radiator
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Came across this YouTube while searching for a radiator for my 49 Standard 8. Depicts a father and son replacing a radiator in the son's Packard with an aluminum one. It's kind of a Frankenstein but works.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=b2YVMdf6PZY&embeds_referring_euri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&source_ve_path=MzY4NDIsMjM4NTE&feature=emb_title

Aluminum Radiator fits 1940-1941 Chevy Chevrolet Car Street ROD Auto 3.5L AT MT, I purchased this radiator from "Work" for my car today off Ebay

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Posted on: 2023/9/18 16:36
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Re: '32 901 Sedan - Vapor Lock
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Gas with 10% ethanol can cause vapor lock, 15% is even worse. The vapor pressure of Ethanol is much
lower than the vapor pressure of Gasoline. The addition of Ethanol changes the
temperatures, at which various V/L ratios occur. Adding 10% of Ethanol to Gasoline – as is
currently done drastically reduces the V/L ratio temperature. Therefore a
critical vapor liquid ratio, which can cause vapor lock, will be reached at lower temperatures with Gasoline-Ethanol blends than with regular Gasoline.

Try making a phenolic spacer for a heat shield under the carburetor using the gasket as a template. Phenolic flat plate material in different sizes and thickness can be found on eBay.

Posted on: 2023/9/13 11:21
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Re: Paint Color
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My 49 Golden Anniversary Standard 8 is plainly seen in row three, tenth from the left.

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Posted on: 2023/9/9 10:06
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Re: Paint Color
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Post-it note yellow is funny. Are the door jams the same color as the exterior? Mine is a repaint from the gold lacquer with an 'R' paint code on the VN tag and Gold paint on the firewall and under the hood to fender rubber bumpers, The gold paint deteriorated rapidly from UV exposure and the 2,000 or so 50 year anniversary cars were repainted. Colors like Packard Ivory, Maumee Maize and Corona Cream look similar to Post-it note yellow on the paint chip charts.

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Posted on: 2023/9/9 10:00
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Re: Looking good
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Your car has the Electromagnetic Clutch and Overdrive option. There is a button on the dash labeled "Clutch" I've got the same configuration, it doesn't work and after looking in the service manual it is a complicated piece of engineering. Have you checked for the build sheet that would be taped to the top of the glove box? the build codes are "OD" and "EMC".

Posted on: 2023/8/30 7:01
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