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Performance parts for 282 (intake, exhaust, etc)
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Was anything ever produced for these engines, such as 4BBL intake, separate intake/header etc..? I'm sure they weren't made in large numbers, but if there is anything out there someone has sitting around (whether it was mass produced or custom made) I would be interested in it.

I'd also be interested in a GM transmission adapter. I know they make them for the later straight 8s, but haven't seen them for the 282 blocks.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2023/11/27 20:37
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Re: Need a bunch of parts for my 1941 120
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Hi Charod.

Yes I understand now. The website showed the Deluxe kit for the "Clipper" and the Standard kit for the "Super 8", hence my confusion/concern.

Do you know if you guys use the same supplier as Max Merritt for suspension components? Just curious if there is any quality difference. Obviously, both places seem like good companies to do business with.

I also need motor/trans mounts and body mounts. I'll try to make a complete list of everything I need to order in the next couple days.

I got your PM. Thank you for that. Have you had any feedback regarding the disc brake conversion kits? Just curious how well they adapt. Do they come with instructions? I'd love to see those before ordering/trying it.

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Posted on: 2023/11/27 19:50
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Re: Need a bunch of parts for my 1941 120
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Bob J wrote:
People make money on cars?
Bob J.


Definitely..but restoring/restomodding them... not so much

Posted on: 2023/11/27 15:41
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Re: Need a bunch of parts for my 1941 120
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West Peterson wrote:
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Fish'n Jim wrote:
Seems your car was picked for parts already. Something to always consider when purchasing a non-complete vehicle. There's only so many made, then only so many survive, and survivors need parts and that limits the parts scene and causes what you have - a parts car. NOS has been depleted many decades.
Undecided, I suggest you take a critical look at it and decide if it's worth restoring or doing something else - sell, part out, custom, etc. before going forward. eg: graft in a modern dash, make the trim pieces, etc. Otherwise, they remain incomplete money and time pits not worth as much as you put in.
Pick projects carefully not on a whim/happenstance or because of a "deal". If one doesn't know why they buy before/what they're going to do with it/parts available/capable of, it's too late to walk away. Good luck.


Good grief. This is a hobby, and besides that, it goes without saying anymore that once you start restoring ANY car that's worth under $200,000 when finished that you'll have more into it than it's "worth." The value of restoring and enjoying old cars is not supposed to be measured in dollars.


Yea.. making money restoring cars is pretty much impossible.

I don't think there is any shame in walking away or parting out a car if you realize it's more than you can take on...but this car definitely isn't that far gone.

Posted on: 2023/11/27 11:38
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Re: Need a bunch of parts for my 1941 120
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Mike Chirco wrote:
I sent you a PM, I have everything in stock to get it back on the road, gauges, dash plastic, switches, ect. A piece at a time, or the whole dash in one shot. 520-336-0057
Yes sir. I will be in touch.

Posted on: 2023/11/27 11:35
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Re: 1941 120 3 Speed with Overdrive Wiring?
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Ross wrote:
If you leave them disconnected for now the transmission will act as a normal three speed and the overdrive will not operate. You will need to move that one lever on the passenger side forward to prevent the trans from freewheeling. Once upon a time there was a knob under the dash for doing that but who knows if that is still there.


Looking at all the mung I can see why you say they put lipstick on a pig.

Later on when other issues are under control you'll want the overdrive to work as it makes the car freeway capable.


Actually, I do still have the knob for overdrive just dangling under the dash. Yea, I would love to take the body off the frame and properly clean/paint everything and repair some rust holes.

Does anyone know where to drain/fill the transmission? I assume I should do that at a minimum before trying to drive it.

Posted on: 2023/11/27 11:19
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Re: 1941 120 3 Speed with Overdrive Wiring?
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Packard Don wrote:
If you’re not using the overdrive, nothing will happen but why do that? Unless you’re rewiring, maybe just leaving them alone is better


The wiring is beyond gone in this car and I'm not sure I want to pony up the thousands it will cost to put everything back to stock 6 volts etc.. Just planning to restomod this thing so it's driveable.

Posted on: 2023/11/27 11:17
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Re: 1941 120 3 Speed with Overdrive Wiring?
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Sooo...if I leave all the wires going to the transmission disconnected, what will happen?

Posted on: 2023/11/26 21:29
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Re: Need a bunch of parts for my 1941 120
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Packard Don wrote:
Other than some expensive parts such as the dash plastic that’s probably better replaced with new reproduction, it will probably save you considerable time and money to find a parts car and buy it. Of course, if you’re like me, you’ll probably want to restore it too!

For the inside windshield trim, it is just decorative and does not hold in the glass. The rubber alone does that. That said, my area of expertise is 1940 and even though I also owned a 1941 1901A 160” wheelbase Henney-Packard hearse for many, many years and do have some leftover parts from 1939-1941, sadly I cannot help with the manifold. I have manifolds but they are for later engines so likely would not fit a 282.

I’m sure that Tucson Packards can help you as Mike Circo has a number of 1941s. Gerry at Southwest Packards might also be able to help.


The windshield glass feels pretty floppy just with the rubber holding it in place. Not sure how much the inside trim will help that..But I would like to find it regardless.

Posted on: 2023/11/26 21:04
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Re: Need a bunch of parts for my 1941 120
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Fish'n Jim wrote:
Seems your car was picked for parts already. Something to always consider when purchasing a non-complete vehicle. There's only so many made, then only so many survive, and survivors need parts and that limits the parts scene and causes what you have - a parts car. NOS has been depleted many decades.
Undecided, I suggest you take a critical look at it and decide if it's worth restoring or doing something else - sell, part out, custom, etc. before going forward. eg: graft in a modern dash, make the trim pieces, etc. Otherwise, they remain incomplete money and time pits not worth as much as you put in.
Pick projects carefully not on a whim/happenstance or because of a "deal". If one doesn't know why they buy before/what they're going to do with it/parts available/capable of, it's too late to walk away. Good luck.


I'm not planning on doing some restoration aimed at winning car shows. I just want a good driver/resto-mod. If I can get the misc. missing pieces, great. If not, I'll just get it running/driving the way it is.

The suspension / steering / bushing availability is the main factor in determining what I want to do with this car. I may take the body off and repair some rust damage, but only if I can replace all the typical wear items on the suspension, etc. So far, I don't think anyone produces them for a 41 120.

As far as choosing the perfect project... That seems impossible. Everything in life is a compromise. The perfect projects are usually already complete and running/driving. What's the fun in that? lol

In hindsight, I probably would have passed on this Packard, but it was a unique situation that I wasn't going to walk away from. I'm going to get it going on the road one way or another.

Posted on: 2023/11/26 21:03
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