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Re: Wheel question...Please read or another Packard is history
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Eric Boyle
Clarification here:

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1980 dodge pu 1/2 ton wheels fit my 56 Exec.


Dodge D100 wheels are the Junior size, Dodge D150 (still 1/2 ton, but 5X5") will not. The D150 is considered a "heavy half-ton", where as the D100 is the light duty 1/2 ton. They're still 1/2 tons, and still 5 bolt wheels, just the heavy half has the larger, Ford pickup bolt pattern, which it 5X5".

The light duty half ton Dodges used the same bolt pattern as the MOPAR cars did, excepting the Darts and Valiants, which were 5X4&1/4", or 5X4.25".

Posted on: 2007/8/19 22:53
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Re: Olds Pump=More Oil pressure=Leaking Rear Main
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PackardV8
has anyone chequed the oil gallery diameters???

Posted on: 2007/8/19 21:20
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Re: Pic Test; Packard & Olds Pumps
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I like the fan shroud. The Packard should have one too. I don't like the silly asss electric fans altho i did try one one time.

Posted on: 2007/8/19 21:18
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Re: Pic Test; Packard & Olds Pumps
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That looks like a cross flow radiator???

Posted on: 2007/8/19 21:16
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Re: Wheel question...Please read or another Packard is history
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PackardV8
Bolt PATTERN On 5ive lug wheels have 2, exactly 2 and ONLY 2 dimensions:

Measure the distance between 2wo ADJACENT lugs and between 2wo lugs that ARE not ADJACENT. Or to put it another way:
Place one lug at 12:00 o'clock. Measure between it and the lug at 2:00 o'clock. Then measure from the 12 o'clock lug to a lug at 5:00 o'clock.

Lug bolt size can vary too.

1980 dodge pu 1/2 ton wheels fit my 56 Exec.

BTW, if the center pilot hole is bigger than it should be then this is not a problem. I've ran them bigger than spec many many times on many different vehicles at high rates of speed with no problems. Most stamped wheels are at least 1/4 inch out of round and some as much as 1/2 inch. That centrer pilot is just a gimmick by the car companies. The lug nuts are coned anyway.

Posted on: 2007/8/19 21:07
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Re: Pic Test; Packard & Olds Pumps
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Posted on: 2007/8/19 20:26
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Pic Test; Packard & Olds Pumps
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Joe Hall
I am trying to use photo bucket to post a pic. Hope it works.

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Posted on: 2007/8/19 20:24
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Re: Wheel question...Please read or another Packard is history
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BigKev
Worse comes to worse, any well equipted flat bed tow truck should be able to pull in from where it sits. They will just use a set of dolly wheels. That is what they have to use when they pic up wrecked cars off the highway that are unrollable.

If you can get out there and measure the lug pattern that will help you determine what wheels will fit. As Eric stated the seniors used a 4.75x5 bolt pattern, and the juniors a 4.5x5 bolt pattern. Not sure what the commercial pattern used. I have four 4.75x5 rims that I bought mistakingly as I was told they were 4.5x5 when I bought them. But I am in Southern Calif, so that wont help you by Monday.

Posted on: 2007/8/19 17:08
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Re: Summer Heat....
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My garage has vaulted ceiling, so there are really no raftersto speak of. It only has 3 rafters that run front to back and a single one that run side to side. That is why I built the lofts so I would have over head storage. I am trying to get at much stuff up and off the floor as possible. The shed I built has been a godsend. I was able to move both fenders out to the shed. Those fenders took up a lot of floor space. Plus I moved all my wood working tools such at my tablesaw and scrowsall out to the shed, as only use them every once in awhile. That helps to keep the work bench clear that runs the length of one of the side walls.

My garage is bascically 20x20, and but a 24x24 would make all the difference. I hate not being able to walk all the way around the car without the garage door open. The other thing I dont like about my garage, is that the garage door is the only access into the garage. It has no side door. Beacuse of where the garage is placed on the front on the house, it makes it impractical to add one. The garage is attached to the house on wall shared by the bedrooms. So I dont think my daughters would like me cutting a door through their bedroom into the garage. I may try to cut a door though a wall that leads into the backyard, but it would have to be close to the corner of the garage and that may cause an issue with the diagonal earthquake braces that are built into the stud framing. So I will have to see if it is possible to even add a door in that location.

Posted on: 2007/8/19 16:58
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Re: Wheel question...Please read or another Packard is history
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Eric Boyle
In my experience with Packards, '54 Buick wheels fit perfectly, only because I used to have a '54 Buick. Now, as for later model cars fitting, late '70s to '80s Olds and Cadillac wheels will fit if you torch out the center hole so it's large enough to go around the hub. This will work to get a car moving, although I wouldn't trust it to drive on a daily basis. (although I have before) If I remember right, the Senior Packards used the 5X 4 & 3/4" bolt pattern, while the Junior used the more common 5 X $ & 1/2", which is Chrysler and Ford, but you have to watch the center hole diamter so it fits the hub. One of the two, Ford or Chrysler, has a smaller hole, I think it's Ford, and won't fit a Packard Junior hub. Chrysler wheels fit a '49 Hudson perfectly, as I've been there before.

The easiest way to compare wheels is to buy a wheel adapter that has the studs for the wheel that fits your Packard, then go around the junkyards sticking it into loose wheels to see if the bolt pattern is the same. Then you'll know at least the bolt pattern matches. Just be mindful of the center hole for the hub.

Posted on: 2007/8/19 11:43
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