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Packard 6 engine?
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John
I've read through some earlier posts on this engine (245 c.i.). Some asking about increasing the power ect....
I see in late 1946 or so that it was redesigned with bigger mains, better rods, and it even mentions increasing the valve sizes a bit. Compression was increased some.
Yet there appeared to be no increase in power shown. It was still 105 hp. Even when they increased it from a 237 c.i. in 1937 to a 245 in 1938, it was still shown as 100hp for both engines....
Has there been any 'simple" things anyone has done to their 6 that made a noticeable difference? How much could one plane the cast iron head on these engines? Could I up it say 7.5 to 1? Would there be valve clearance enough? Three way valve seat job and maybe back cutting the angle on the underside of the valves? possible adapting a 2 brl carb on the intake? Studebaker had a 245 engine and managed 118 hp from it, K and F had a 226 and managed 118 hp from it. Seems to me there should be 120 hp to squeeze from this engine without getting to radical?

John

Posted on: 2015/3/28 10:53
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Re: heater
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Have one of those same heaters here that was in some stuff I bought at an auction years ago.... I think it was just an aftermarket heater.
John

Posted on: 2015/3/27 18:41
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Re: 1946 Packard 6
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Yes after a closer look at the picture there isn't any seam...... Thanks John

Posted on: 2015/3/27 18:36
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Re: 1946 Packard 6
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Nice looking '47 Clipper Paul. Thanks for the encouragement.

Do the rear fenders unbolt on these Packard Clippers (1946-47) or are they made as part of the rear body?

John

Posted on: 2015/3/27 15:59
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Re: Mobil Economy Run: Specific Packard results?
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John
Hydramatics were dual range even in 1955 and back. This referred to the 2 drive positions on the quadrant. One was for country driving (1 to 1 ratio) the other was for city driving (1.5 to 1). I have a 1956 Pontiac Chieftain that uses the older version without the separate park position on the quadrant. The Chieftains got the older style transmission.
I believe the Jet-away I think was Oldsmobile's name for the Hydramatic. In the Pontiac they are known as Strato-Streak and Strato Flite.
They have to have the control rod adjusted just right between carb and transmission or they shift hard or slip going from gear to gear....

John

Posted on: 2015/3/26 16:06
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Re: 53 327 engine
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Must be one of the later versions?? 1953 or 54? John

Posted on: 2015/3/26 8:06
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Re: 1946 Packard 6
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John
That is one thing I'm leery of, is I've never towed a trailer before.....So don't know much about them.
John

Posted on: 2015/3/25 22:07
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Re: 1946 Packard 6
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John
Looking at their website (U-Haul), it looks like I could tow it. Trailer is a maximum 133" long wheelbase, 77" wide tread and 5200 give or take pounds.

John

Posted on: 2015/3/25 17:46
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Re: 1946 Packard 6
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John
No probably be a 2hr thing on the interstate to get it home.....

I take there isn't much sheet metal patch panels for these cars? Things such as rocker panels, or floor patch panels? I take it you fellows have to beat out your own panels?

John

Posted on: 2015/3/25 17:37
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Re: 1947 Packard 6
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I do need to make a correction here, the car is a 1947 4dr sedan 6 cylinder......

John

Posted on: 2015/3/25 11:20
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