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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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Charles
Thanks guys, I had tried all of those tricks. Maybe the wire I used wasn't thick enough when I jumped the starter. I'll try something thicker. Hopefully it's the battery rather than the starter.

Posted on: 2019/7/30 10:32
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Re: Craig Hendrickson passes
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This was his website 1956PackardPanther.com

Posted on: 2019/7/25 20:16
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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7/25/19

No driving this whole year so far. Car will not turn over. Due to a series of unfortunate events, my time has been taken over with boat and multiple car repairs involving body damage keeping me from really looking at the car at all. I'm at the point now where I need to get the Packard running to move it out of the way of another car I have to fix. The battery is fully charged according to my charger. When I press the gas pedal or jump the starter to motor posts, the car only clicks. I think it's tripping a breaker. After the click no more bat or oil light on the dash. I have to disconnect and reconnect the battery to get them to turn on again. Maybe there is a short somewhere or the starter is not working. I don't think there is anyone around me that can test the starter. It was rebuilt in 1998ish, with very few miles on it since then. Worst case I'll have to pull the car out until I figure it out.

Posted on: 2019/7/25 19:54
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Re: door alignment
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Wow I would have never had thought to drill a hole to keep the alignment. Great tip!

Posted on: 2019/4/9 19:19
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Re: 1952 packard
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Charles
All the lug bolts come off "lefty loosey" no matter which side of the car you are doing.

Posted on: 2019/2/25 13:10
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Re: Induction into the PAC Hall of Fame.
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Congrats!

Posted on: 2018/12/26 13:25
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Re: 1953 Packard - Vancouver BC Canada
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Motor sounds like it is turning over kind of slow. Make sure you have really thick battery cables 0 gauge and the battery is in good condition. Make sure the connections are clean as well.

Posted on: 2018/11/21 11:22
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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Charles
10-25-18

This driving season has really blown by. Not being home almost every weekend and not having much time after work has put the car on hold.

The radiator has mostly water so after work today I drained it out to replace with water/antifreeze before winter. While it was drained, I took the thermostat housing off and as I predicted, there was no thermostat. Took the one out of the '51 (was brand new) and filled the radiator at least half way. I have to buy more antifreeze before I can see if it warms up properly now.

Posted on: 2018/10/25 17:51
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Re: Rust conversion and protection
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+3 on Por-15. I had swiss cheese for floor pans. I patched what I could and welded up any remaining holes. My welding skills are poor so it was not a water tight seal. I used some fiberglass with the POR-15 as well as seam sealer to fill in any holes. Worked great and is a rock hard finish. I have no door seals and routinely get water inside the car. No rust has come back.

I have also used Phosphoric acid on my engine block after hitting it with a wire wheel (see BigKev's blog) to neutralize the rust and recoated with engine paint. That motor is now outside under a tattered tarp and still rust free where I did the treatment.

Posted on: 2018/8/31 12:18
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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Charles
8-29-18

Had a great day today! Took the car out and nothing came out of the radiator! Oil light stayed off like it should and the speedometer appears to be working well. I only drove around the neighborhood, but long enough for the car to be warmed up. The temp gauge only went to the far right of the C. I still have to check if there is a thermostat in it. The idle is kind of high so I'll have to adjust that. Next trip will be longer and farther.

Posted on: 2018/8/29 18:17
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