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Re: Dealership post
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BH
Look for a descreening selection somewhere in your scanner software settings; that should greatly reduce the moire pattern.

Posted on: 2008/6/12 10:39
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todd landis
Just submitted info and picture for everyone on a dealership. If someone could tell me how to edit the information as I want to add to it. And I have a new scanner if someone can tell me how I might adjust it for a clearer picture. Thanks.

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Posted on: 2008/6/12 9:48
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Re: Rotary Antennas?
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Dave Kenney
I know where there is one on a 47 Custom that I use for parts. The owner of the car won't let me take off anything from the front 1/2 of the car other than engine parts but I will ask him about the antenna. It isn't in very good shape but it is all there.

Posted on: 2008/6/12 8:00
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Re: Mal's '41 120 Coupe
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africapackard
Hi Mal, you are getting there!

Interested to see how you cleaned the head. I have to do this as well during the weekend and was wondering how you cleaned around the spark plug holes and how you are gonna paint there? Obviously I dont want anything to get into the holes or openings! This is how mine now looks! Lots of penetrating oil. Will use engine cleaner and then the trusty wire brushes...to get old paint off.

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Posted on: 2008/6/12 6:25
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Re: Rotary Antennas?
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Ozstatman
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41ParPack wrote:
Greetings Radio Fans,

Tune your antennae in on this question!

I have been looking for a rotary antenna to fit on a 41 Clipper...................

One or two have appeared on eBay going for up to $300+. Several have sold for about $200 (with S&H)................

Any 'antenna wisdom' out there to tune into?

Broadcasting from in From South Dakota ---
Dan


Dan,

Message received.

Bought one recently off eBay for US$177.50 and added to that had to pay US$38.00 to ship it down-under, Total US$215.50 = AU$230.65. And very recently another one went for a similar price. Haven't had the original antennae off my '41 yet, although it looks reasonable, because of other things being worked on. But it is more rotary than it should be, so I've bought one for "insurance" while I could (they don't come up that often). Anyway, once my antennae is sorted out, in a couple of months after the rest of the car is up and running, I'll keep you in mind with what's leftover if the parts are in reasonable shape.

Over and out from "Down-under".

Posted on: 2008/6/12 4:25
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Re: Mal's '41 120 Coupe
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Ozstatman
Thursday 12th June 2008

Half a day at the workshop this morning and had only been there about 1/2 an hour when Wade arrived. He and Gina had arrived back from the Border Run rally to Berri yesterday and Wade was there to clean up the Super 8. However Wade hadn't been at the workshop long when Gina rang to say her Celica wouldn't start, apparently the battery drains if left sitting for a week or more, so Wade rode to the rescue returning later once Gina was back on the road.

While Wade was out I was Marine Cleaning the engine and more engine compartment bits. Then when Wade returned he started on pressing out the old bushing from the steering crank arm which took a little persuasion in the press but finally came out after the direction of push on the bush was reversed. Some comparisons with the old parts were then made to ensure we had the right pieces and all checked out OK. Wade honed out the steering crank and the new bush slid in without a worry. And while this was going on I proceeded to Metal Ready the engine and the other bits. All prep work finished now and ready for paint, probably early Saturday morning.

While washing down the engine after the Marine Clean a guy named Peter came over and we started chin wagging as you do. Seems he's known Rick for a long time and was getting Rick to fix a problem with his Mazda MX5, bought it new and says he'll keep it till he dies. Also mentioned some other cars he's owned including MGB, E-Type Jaguar(like most former E-Type owners didn't have one good word to say about it) and a Ferrari Daytona! He'd also gone for a drive in a new Jag recently and wasn't impressed at all either. Plenty of interesting people are in and out of the workshop all the time.

A word too about the Rally, haven't heard much yet from Wade but will catch up on that in the next few days. And if he's got some pic's I'll include those or a link to an album for all to see. There were 26 cars with all but 2 of these being Packards, so a very good roll up, with the 2 non Packards being Cad-La Salles.

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Posted on: 2008/6/12 3:23
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: Rotary Antennas?
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Thomas Wilcox
Dan,

Where in MN? I grew up around Stillwater.

Also, the more you read or watch the news, the worse you will think things are, regardless of reality. Of course, not all is rosy. Still, I think we are, in part, living in a self-fulfilling prophecy, driven by news organization that thrive on misery, depredation, and gloom.

Have a great drive!

Tom

Posted on: 2008/6/12 1:39
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Re: The Mysical Straight -8
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Thomas Wilcox
I hate to be a nerd, but I am...so, a programmer would right the forumula as:

(pi/4)*bore^2*stroke*cylinders

where the ^ stands for power of, thus bore^2 is bore to the power of two.

Sincerely,

Your local friendly nerd that can't sleep .

Posted on: 2008/6/12 1:34
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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BigKev
Well just worked for about an hour in the garage this evening. So I decided to pull the heaterbox apart to see what shape the heater core was it. Suprisingly the core was in very good shape. The bottom of the heater box has some surface rust, but besides that its in good shape. The factory markings are still on the bottom of the outside of the heater box, and on the core itself. I soaked the gaskets in PB Blaster to try to revive them, or at least get them off it one piece to use as a good template.

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Re: Rotary Antennas?
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Daniel Leininger
Owen,

Thanks for the insights. Yea, I suppose an original in very good condition would be a bargain at the prices I mentioned.

I think I am strugglin' with restoration priorities. I want it all at as reasonable and as quickly as possible.
Some labor I can do myself.
Some parts I can find cheaper
(a $27 brake light switch from Kanters versus
The same one from O'Reilly's for $6)
Yet, the unique parts are just plain expensive.
They are also what are distinctive (antennas -- Goddess of Speed, Swan mirrors, etc.)

Then there is the budget:
A starter vs an antenna?
A generator vs an antenna?

Sorry to bore you with 'downers.' (I have had a tiring day and made the mistake of reading about the US economic forecast for the rest of 2008.)
Thanks for the response.

In the mean time, I have capped my antenna base with a PVC pipe cap (cut-down, sanded, and painted to match the Flare Toupe Metallic finish). Tomorrow's forecast is a sunny day. I will drive my Clipper 40 miles into MN, enjoy the cruise, the scenery, and the purr of a Packard L-head 282.

Later
Dan

Posted on: 2008/6/11 22:48
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