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Re: Safety Glass LOGO
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For those of us with younger cars...when did safety glass come in--and was it an instant success or slower acceptance?

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Had my windshield replaced last year and had the choice of a logo and/or shading at the top. Apparently adding a logo is considered routine....

Posted on: 2014/6/15 11:49
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Re: For $18,000 or best offer, HOTROD that '55-'56 Packard...
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Just the ticket to test the capabilities of your Ultramatic.

I note that it apparently in a boat. What do you have to do to put it in a car?

Posted on: 2014/6/12 23:48
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Re: Tires for 1955 400
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My experience on my 56 is quite different; the difference is noticeable but quite modest as long as the front end is tight and properly aligned. Certainly not "orders of magnitude" difference; steering is harder at lower speeds, essentially no difference on good pavement but tracking on uneven pavement is definitely superior.


Apparently we have a different standard of roadmaking. Lots of dubiously patched pavement and potholes of every size and dimension here. Made a huge difference to me coming off old sieberling belteds. Now have cokers which concerned me for a while but they have behaved well for the last 12,000 miles.

A well cared for suspension/steering system is mandatory IMHO.

Posted on: 2014/6/12 23:33
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Re: This was in my email today....
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I'm thinking it would be useful to gather anything that seems relevant and put it in with the other scans, just to have as much as possible in one spot. At that point I will put it in a pdf and share it with all.

I'll go through the service counselors I have and add anything pertinent.

If you end up scanning anything for this, please set your scanner to 300 dpi and turn on descreening. I'll do what I can to restore the scan and the pictures (if needed) and we ashould end up with something helpful.

I don't want to list my email address here for the usual reasons, but it is listed in my profile.

If you want to see what we have so far and can accept a 6-7 megabyte file, email me and I'll send the current file to you.

Posted on: 2014/6/12 15:41
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Re: Tires for 1955 400
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Supposedly, radials are significant improvements with T-L Packards


The improvement is several orders of magnitude. Rides much better, tracks much better and seems generally safer.

Posted on: 2014/6/11 22:36
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Re: My brother is sending me this....
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Fascinating. Love to see a snap of it installed....

My brother picked it up in a junk store in an extremely remote place full of poor republicans. Who knew?

Posted on: 2014/6/11 15:58
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My brother is sending me this....
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Never seen one with the handle. Any thoughts on it?

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Posted on: 2014/6/10 21:34
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Re: This was in my email today....
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Currently the print version is 34mb; the screen lowest version is 6.7....

Posted on: 2014/6/9 18:15
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Re: today was unique, good, bad and unusual....
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Looked up terne on the wiki and found that it was tin and lead, but is now zinc and tin. One puzzling item in the description.

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Terne is used to coat sheet steel to inhibit corrosion. It is one of the cheapest alloys suitable for this, and the tin content is kept at a minimum while still adhering to a hot-dipped iron sheet, to minimize the cost.[citation needed] Terne metal must be painted. If the paint is maintained, terne metal can last 90 years or more.


Any thoughts on the "must be painted" comment?

Posted on: 2014/6/9 5:28
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Re: today was unique, good, bad and unusual....
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I suppose I'll order from Kanter. If you went by their alleged website you wouldn't feel they deserved thew time of day.

As far as I can see, the new tanks are raw steel; or is it galvanized or tinned? What--if anything--would you want it coated with? Or is it stainless in some form?

Do they add a modern intake setup so you don't have to hold the nozzle?

Posted on: 2014/6/8 15:41
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