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Re: Tomorrows should be the big day
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Ron Ferguson
Thanks BigKev I sure wish I had found this site before I started. It has been 45 years since High School Auto Shop and I was totally in the dark. Luckily I found some great folks that walked me thru the process. Id like to thank them here and if allowed give their address and phone numbers for anyone else that may need the help. With your permission.
I had my grandson turn the key and push the start button when we fired it up. He had a grin on his face a foot wide. Without him it would have been a real problem to get done. Hes 20 and this is the first time I've had him away from his computer longer than a few hours at a time.
Now that we are done, I just found the Project Blog area here. Figures.
Ron

Posted on: 2007/7/16 1:00
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Ron Ferguson
Sure Mal WE (Grandson & me) would love to meet another Packard Fan. I've been to 4 car meets and ours is the only Packard there. I will introduce you to Black Jack our mascot Garage Gorilla

Posted on: 2007/7/15 22:56
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Re: Tomorrows should be the big day
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BigKev
Congrats on gettings her back together! Nothing is better than knowing that you did it yourself.

Make sure that in about 100 miles or so that you recheck the torque on the head bolts in the factory recommended pattern.

If I find I need any of my valve springs replaced, then I may have to give you a call for advice since you are pretty local to me!

Posted on: 2007/7/15 22:28
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Re: Tomorrows should be the big day
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Ron Ferguson
YES - She running as smooth as silk and no more CLACK CLACK

Posted on: 2007/7/15 22:20
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Re: Who is going to be in Warren Ohio next weekend
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BigKev
Well I bought 2 extra batteries, and another 1 gig SD card for my digital camera.

So I should be able take lots of pictures and post them on the website. That way the folks that could not come to the show can enjoy all the wonderful Packards that I am sure will be in attendance.

Now unless the cars are clearly marked as to their model and year (or a find a good tour-guide that wants to walk the show with me), we may have to play the "Identify these Packards" game again after I get them all put online.

Posted on: 2007/7/15 21:23
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Re: New to site
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Tom (Packin31)
Welcome Ron,

Will be looking forward to seeing some picture of you progress.

Good luck with her.

Posted on: 2007/7/15 18:04
Tom
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Re: Radial Tires for senior V8s
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Eric Boyle
Yes we did. But, I'm not quite sure that the wheels I have on the car are actually Packard, and the offset may be different. It doesn't really matter, because the bolt patter is going to change when I swap rear ends out for either a '94+ Mustang 8.8", or try the Lincoln Mark VIII independent rear with custom wheels.

Posted on: 2007/7/15 15:39
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Re: V8 Balancer Differences
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Jack Vines
The photos I have seen did not have any accessories or torque converter installed.

"The engine is motored sufficiently to indicate the amount of unbalance, at which point rotation stops and the prescribed amount of unbalance compensated for by automatically drilling into the crankshaft pulley and welding a slug onto the flywheel. As a result, the stack-up of tolerances that otherwise might accumulate during the assembly of the engine is reduced to not more than 1/4-inch-ounces, thereby insuring precision balancing of every engine."

thnx, jack vines

Posted on: 2007/7/15 11:52
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Re: Radial Tires for senior V8s
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Randy Berger
I don't understand why 235s won't fit into your rear wheel wells. I have no problem installing/removing them. Do you raise the rear end to max before trying to install/remove them?

Posted on: 2007/7/15 10:51
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Re: New to site
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BH
Mr. Pushbutton -

While I still try to check in at the AACA on weekends, I don't post there very often anymore. The new screen format makes posting tedious.

That last "upgrade" at the AACA site caused more problems than it solved, but I saw that it wasn't just Packard people who were fired up over it.

Seems like the few people still posting regularly in the Packard DF forum are die-hard members of the AACA. Perhaps they have been trying to help keep up appearances, but given the decline in use, I wouldn't be surprised if the AACA shutdown their Packard forum. It wouldn't be much of a loss as many of the past threads are so shot full of holes after they deleted not only Turbopackman's posts, but those that responded - even indirectly.

Luckily, the mission of BigKev's site is to collect and preserve information to help keep these cars on the road.

Posted on: 2007/7/15 8:54
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