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Re: Mal's '41 120 Coupe
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Ozstatman
Tuesday 22nd July 2008

Didn't get to the workshop today but did pickup engine, trans and diff oils from the Penrite state distributor Antique Tyre Supplies located at Ingleburn, a far south-western suburb of Sydney. While there noticed that David, the proprietor, had a display case containing a couple of different turn indicators along with various other bits, motometers, brass Vauxhall hub caps, etc, etc. On enquiring whether the turn indicators were for sale, was told yes, so now have 4 turn indicators for the '41. And will now have to fabricate brackets to mount them and replace the 12V bulbs with 6V higher wattage(to improve brightness) bulbs.

Then on the way home dropped into General Instruments at Lidcombe, a near western suburb. General Instruments are now making up a pair of hand brake cables to replace the seized ones from the '41. The new cables should be ready tomorrow, that's quick service! I had bought a NOS hand brake cable for a 41-47 Packard (Part #384182) off eBay but it's different to the ones that came off the car. The NOS one is one-piece while the ones off the '41(Part #333434 according to the 1935-1941 Packards Parts List) are separate for each wheel! #384182 came with the original box, what does it fit? Reason I ask is, I'll sell it at the swap meet at our 2009 Packard National Rally. It'll be the biggest Packard only swap meet in the southern hemisphere, mainly because it'll be the only Packard only swap meet in the southern hemisphere!

Oh, and harking back to yesterday, while John and Paul were at the workshop and looking at the '41 John said "and you've rebuilt the engine". I had to tell him, no, it was only a "cosmetic restoration" being cleaned up and painted outside and the internals cleaned of sludge. However, as a longer term project, I will be seeking another motor to rebuild and install in the '41 further down the road.

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Posted on: 2008/7/22 3:09
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: Ebay exhaust systems
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Jim
For what it's worth, (probably not much of anything)

I put a Kepich system on a while back. It was for the LWB model, mine is not. Didn't have time to play the shipping game to and from the east coast. Cut the mid pipe down, did a little welding, made it fit. Did not come with all hardware as mentioned by another person. I will say this, it was a decent fit with some modification; compared to a Waldron's exhaust system we put on a car a while back. The Waldron's system was nowhere near right, they sent other pieces, still didn't fit so they said it will have to be heated and bent and that is normal. All that great customer service for $500 and besides, a torched bent up system will look fine on a fully restored car.

I hate to say it, but it's probably best to find a good exhaust shop, buy the proper mufflers & resonators and have them install.

Posted on: 2008/7/22 2:26
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Re: 1955 2 door 400 58,000 miles
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Ozstatman
Jim,

Can't help with your query but there are those here who will be able to do so. Just wanted to welcome you to Packardinfo. And if you haven't already done so, could you add your Packard to the Owner Registry with a pic and history, if known?


Posted on: 2008/7/21 23:33
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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1955 2 door 400 58,000 miles
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tommytune2
I wanted to know if someone could give me an idea of what my 1955 pacard 400 2 door is worth 58,000 miles garage kept.....for not sure how long....me and the last guy kept it garaged. Its red and white interior is not to bad.....one small dent around front light. all original. contact me at jlan4124@aol.com if you can help..thanks jim

Posted on: 2008/7/21 23:11
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Re: Body Work
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Mike T
Those authentic bullet holes are a rat rodder's dream!

Posted on: 2008/7/21 21:27
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Re: Ebay exhaust systems
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Bowman Davis
I did a little more research on Klassic Kollection and found out they and Kepich are the same company. I also found a lot of negative feedback about both by googling "Kepich" one of the complaints actually states they not only didn't get all of the parts but even after several phone calls and faxes, Kepich would not refund the guys money even though they couldn't produce a valid shipping number. Most of the complaints were bad fit-up's, bad welds, bends, workmanship, and on and on. It seems at least two clubs and at least a couple of magazines have refused to accept anymore adds from Kepich. Could that maybe help explain the Klassic/Kolllection name. I doubt I will chance any dealings with them. I did not however find anything (yet) bad about Classic Exhaust systems, but I am still checking.

Posted on: 2008/7/21 21:08
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Re: 56 Clipper Fuel pump is leaking
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Mr.Pushbutton
I really, really like the Antique auto parts cellar.
Great vendor.
Do yourself a favor, go through the whole fuel system--the flex hose, the hard line, the tank, make sure eveything is in good working order or like new while you are down for the pump. make sure the tank isn't full of crud.

Posted on: 2008/7/21 20:49
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Re: Packard plant facade to be auctioned off
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BigKev
I just plan on taking in back to California brick by brick! or whatever I can fit in the overhead on the plane!

Posted on: 2008/7/21 20:39
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Re: Body Work
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BigKev
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Bob1951 wrote:
Need a little body work on my 34 Ford. Any suggestions guys?


"It'll buff out!" - Joe Dirt

Posted on: 2008/7/21 20:33
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Re: Eric's 1925 Packard Barchetta Speedster Project
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Eric Boyle
After discussing the 327 with my buddy who helped me get it, I think I'm going to go ahead and have it sleeved to 3.5625. The logic behind this is, it's going to cost around $800 to sleeve this engine, and finding another 327/359 block isn't easy to do. Along with that, if I do plonk down the cash when/if I find one, I'll be buying another unknown engine most likely, and be right back where I started from, plus be out X amount of $$. So, cost-effectively, sleeving seems to be the way to go. And since his father in law owns a machine shop, I may be able to do it cheaper than I could any where else. He also told me that if you sleeve every cylinder, the end result is stronger than if it wasn't sleeved at all. Anyone heard of this before?

Posted on: 2008/7/21 20:32
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