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Re: modern lubricants for 1938 282 engine, and chassis
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It's generally always on the warmer side here in Louisiana. I always use Lucas 30 weight zinc impregnated oil in the engine, motor seems to love it. Bit hard to find sometimes and a little more expensive, but definitely saves wear on engine parts.

Posted on: 3/21 13:01
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Re: Did anyone see this for sale?
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She was a beauty in her day and could be again with a lot of TLC, but it will be very expensive TLC. They're way above the mark on the asking price for a '41 that needs that much work.

Posted on: 3/21 12:58
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Re: Notable clunk from under the car on my '29 when letting off the gas or reversing from a stop.
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U-joints were presumably redone when they did the ground-up on her back in 1999/2000. Then it wasn't driven much at all, only about 320 miles until I got it in August of 2021 and I've already put over 500 miles on it.

There's no vibration or shimmy at all, it's very smooth at speed. Transmission mount is high on my personal list of suspects as well. Thanks for the input, will hopefully get the time to figure it out this coming Saturday, but appreciate all ideas of things to look for.

Posted on: 3/21 7:49
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Notable clunk from under the car on my '29 when letting off the gas or reversing from a stop.
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Since the day I got my 336 back in August of last year it's had an occasional "clunk" that seems to come from under the front seat area.

Just had the roof repainted and while we were at it, softened the over-arched rear springs by taking a few leaves out. Rides and drives immensely better now. Today, after a week of shakedown cruises about 10 miles each, it started making the dull clunk sound with an annoying regularity and I'm going nuts trying to find it. Happens when you let off the gas when cruising down the road, happens when you finally reach full disengage on the clutch when backing up. Once in a while going forward but not often.

Can't duplicate it with the car sitting still. Put my wife in the car, jerked on the driveshaft, it has a little bit of slack in it but doesn't make the clunking noise, nor does the rear end. Something in the transmission? Weird mount problem somewhere?

Help! I'm scared to drive it any distance until I get this figured out! Thanks!

Posted on: 3/20 17:57
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Re: Did anyone see this for sale?
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Can't even tell what it is from those photos...

Posted on: 3/18 15:20
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Re: New to Packard Ownership
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Looks nice, but did they have metallic blue paint back in 1942?

Posted on: 3/15 14:06
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Re: Recommendations for Tires
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Since Corky sold the company, the foreign guy who runs it is killing Coker Tire. I've had a set of Firestone 7.00x20's on backorder since August of 2021 - again, with no restock date even being guessed at.

Lucas doesn't have any tires because they got theirs from Coker, Corky scoured the planet finding the molds for these things and has a giant warehouse full of them - problem is, the new owners aren't interested in making them. Even a lot of common size muscle car tires are out of stock - it's ridiculous.

Personally, I like the Firestones, just personal preference, but do remember, these cars didn't come new with wide whitewalls. Wide whites were generally shunned until 1932-1934, and they were never commonplace throughout the thirties - look at contemporary advertising, photos, and videos on YouTube, you rarely see whitewall tires on anything until after WWII.

Good luck!

Posted on: 3/10 13:11
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Re: Recommended gasoline
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Never believe the government!

Alls I know is my '29 ran fine on the summer blend non-ethanol 87 octane from a station about 4 miles from my house. Switched to winter blend, the thing vapor-locked on the first tank and continued to give me fits for a month until some of the wiser old owls told me to mix in some kerosene to dumb down the gas.

I just filled her up again last weekend, 18 gallons of non-ethanol 87 octane, 1-1/2 gallons of cheap Walmart kerosene, it runs fantastic on this mix and it also runs about ten degrees cooler. The kerosene costs more than the gas, but, it's darned sure proving itself worth it.

Posted on: 2/15 12:24
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Re: 1941 180 Coming back to life
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That is going to be a gorgeous machine! Power windows in a '41 - wow, that is a scarce one.

Amazing how a car that majestic ended up getting stuck away in a barn. Looking forward to the progress made on this one, she's a beauty.

Posted on: 2/14 9:11
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Re: 1941 180 Coming back to life
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Sounds like you've been a busy boy! Looking forward to hearing about this one getting back on the road. A '41 180 is a very classy car and a wonderful cruiser. Well done for bringing her back and hope you enjoy it.

Posted on: 2/11 8:56
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