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Re: edelbrock carb on 55 clipper
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Craig Hendrickson
You MAY need an adapter for the WCFB flange/bolt holes. I had to use a pair to fit Holley 9776 carbs to a 1956 Caribbean intake on my Panther. FYI, throttle linkage should not be a big issue for you.

Craig

Posted on: 2018/5/17 18:00
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Update: power window conversion problem
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About five years ago I replaced the original front power windows in my 55 Pat with an aftermarket kit. The reason for this was because the original power window motors kept failing. I managed to make one good one out of one or two broken spares. Those too failed and eventually I ran out of spare Packard ones (can't buy those anymore, at least inexpensively).

I replaced the original with Autoloc PW5500 kits purchased from Summit. Those took some bracket fabricating and 4 replays (2 per side) to reverse the polarity on "down" with the original door switches. Those kits worked fine for five years. This install is covered on my website here:

http://1956packardpanther.com/Panther/windows.html

A couple of weeks ago, the D-side window jammed in the almost down position. I removed the door panel and whole kit to diagnose the jam. The problem was that the slide rail had "gummed up" with a combination of the original rail lube and Pahrump, NV fine dust (like baby powder). Even after cleaning the rails and relubing same, the slider still refused to move. I then traced the problem to the small ring gear inside the actuator mechanism which is driven by an electric motor. The ring gear had stripped and also damaged the coil-wound cable it drives.

Solution to this problem was to call Autoloc and find out if I could buy a new ring gear and push/pull cable. The answer is NO because they probably buy the whole kit from a some supplier in China and don't have access to any of the small parts. Boo! However, the sales tech offered sell me another kit for 50% off (well below wholesale), they pay the freight. That's what I did and it should arrive later this week. The only problem is that the kit is BOTH a left and right side (actually the same), but I'll have an extra side for future use.

Craig

Posted on: 2018/5/15 11:31
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Re: RIk's 56 ultramatic
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Craig Hendrickson
No, how did you support the alternator on the RH exhaust manifold bracket? Or maybe you didn't. That's my Q.

Craig

Posted on: 2018/4/28 0:14
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Re: RIk's 56 ultramatic
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Craig Hendrickson
Where? You got a page?

Posted on: 2018/4/27 0:43
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Re: RIk's 56 ultramatic
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Craig Hendrickson
What I'm really interest in is the mount to the exhaust manifold bracket.

Craig

Posted on: 2018/4/26 14:34
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Re: RIk's 56 ultramatic
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Craig Hendrickson
That's a nice alternator adaption. Is this covered elsewhere in this thread?

Craig

Posted on: 2018/4/26 11:27
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Re: RIk's 56 ultramatic
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Craig Hendrickson
I don't think all the holes are used to clamp the bottom to the top because they are not needed.

Be aware that it is a 5-1/2psi HIGH PERFORMANCE fuel pump. It should work fine in any application conceivable for a Packard V-8.

The actual P/N from Summit CRT-M6905 for 352-460 Ford FE engines.

Craig

Posted on: 2018/4/25 13:56
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Washing a Packard
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Craig Hendrickson
A good friend and USAFA classmate sent me the following email. It was the result of an email thread about my 1956 Packard Panther project, but applies to any Packard or any car for that matter. I thought this forum would get a kick out of it.

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Craig,

Hearing about your Packard Panther took me back to when I was 11 years old and talked my dad into letting me prove that I could wash cars for his customers at his service station. He had a blue 4 door 1950 Packard (straight line flathead 8 cylinder) and agreed to give me a chance to prove that I could have the job. He pulled it into the wash bay and said "OK, show me what you can do." I grabbed the soap and bucket and washed it twice to make sure I didn't miss a spot. I proudly told him I was ready for his inspection. He backed it out of the wash bay, while his employees came over to see my handiwork. There in the bright sunlight was not a shiny blue stylishly looking Packard, but a very faded blue car. He asked me "What did you wash it with? I went into the wash bay and brought out the box of soap I had so vigorously applied to my dad's automobile. He took the box and read the writing on it: "BORAXO, Heavy duty powdered hand soap, professional grade, dissolves grease and grime, made since 1894."

Needless to say, I didn't get the job at that time, and I had scrubbed so hard, he had to get his Packard repainted, - and I lived until I was 12 and finally got the job.

PJ

Posted on: 2018/4/23 10:35
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Re: Harmonic Balancer Install advice
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Craig Hendrickson
One other thing to consider: the damper hub is press-fit on the crank snout. Engines like Chevy do this too. The bolt torque is significant (160lb-ft?) which is what is used on Pontiacs too, but their hub/snout is slip fit. This is a belt & suspenders approach typical of Packard, but only one (press or torque) is necessary.

Craig

Posted on: 2018/4/18 11:17
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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Craig Hendrickson
I've driven in the Summer in So.NV in 115F in stop/go traffic without any overheating.

Craig

Posted on: 2018/4/12 9:06
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