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Re: Fun with used cars
#31
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humanpotatohybrid
Nice! Is the spring you mean thr one on the latch, or is there another added?

Are the door panels a period design, or custom?

Also what do you mean be "bas relief script"? The script in the bed?

Posted on: Today 8:31
Owner of '55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: Advice from those in the know on 1949 Super 8 Coupe
#32
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MJG
Quote:

packardsix1939 wrote:
Nice plastic on the steering wheel. I'm thinking it must have been recast. This can cost over $500.


I'm not so sure it was recast. Look closely at the spoke to rim intersection. I see a hairline crack and the chrome pads absent on the spokes. Thinking a brown wheel was painted. Don't get me wrong a nice job, but I'd be putting my money on painted vs recast.

A very pretty driver quality car.

Mike

Posted on: Today 6:34
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: An unusual and interesting "Packard"
#33
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Wat_Tyler
That's pretty cool.

Posted on: Today 4:34
If you're not having fun, maybe it's your own damned fault.
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Re: Adjusting the Timing on a 1941 120
#34
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Wat_Tyler
Good. I thought i was losing what's left of my mind.

Posted on: Today 4:24
If you're not having fun, maybe it's your own damned fault.
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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
#35
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Packardfan
Hey guys thanks for all the feedback!

I have ordered a new sediment bowl set up from Kanter. The new one doesn't come with a ceramic bowl the guy said it has a paper filter. I still want a new bowl for my original. The guy from Kanter told me they sold just the bowl and seal in the past but didn't see it as a option anymore.

Heres the story with the carb throttle body. The last owner bought a rebuilt carb and bolted it on, the problem is the carb had been sitting for a long time so the accelerator pump was shot. The original carb was in pieces in the trunk. I took both carbs apart 100% everything came apart easily with the carb that was installed. So when I got to dissasembling the original carb that was in the trunk I didn't know they peen the throttle valve primary and secondary screws since the other carb was so easy to take them out, I broke 1 of the secondary valve screws off in the shaft. Since I want to use the original carb I took the secondary shaft and valves from the unoriginal carb and installed it on the original carb. Well it didn't work out as you can see with the gaps in the pics. I put the original secondary shaft and plates back in the original carb and wala no gaps. Now I need to drill out and tap the one screw I broke to 8-32×5/16 right? I am going to rebuild both carbs since all parts are there. Does anyone have any experience with the new style float needles?
I still have the original rubber tipped ones but didnt know how troublesome old needles are. What size are the original throttle valve/shaft screws? 6-32×5/16?


As far as the gas tank goes I was going to take it to a Reun
place but it would have cost $950!!!!! So then I was going to take it to a radiator shop and have them clean it out but that alone was going to cost $150. So then I got the great idea to try and remove the rust on the outside using electrolysis. See the attached pics. I let it sit 3 days 12-15 amps continous, looks good just can't get the black stuff off 100%,cant see it since it flash rusted so quick. Why do some parts of the tank rust quick and some parts not at all? Is the tank galvanized?I didnt have a node in the tank to draw the rust so there is still rusty stuff from about mid tank. I will just throw some chain/ rocks etc in there with water and shake it every day until the kit gets here. Thought I might as well try and make this tank work before shelling out $500+ dollars for a new tank.

Packarddon: Thank you for the offer.

HH55: Thank you for the info. I already have the whole manual printed out but I didn't have the extra 9 page training manual.

Ross: Thank you for checking I have dissasembled and need to try again.


Leedy: There is a pic attached of the metal part. Thanks for all the in info.

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Posted on: Today 0:13
1955 Packard 400
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An unusual and interesting "Packard"
#36
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Ozstatman
Found THIS while googling for something else

Posted on: Yesterday 23:40
Mal
/o[]o\
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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: chrome hood door handles
#37
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Ozstatman
Quote:
Owen_Dyneto wrote:
Those hood door handles for the 11th Series were reproduced in bronze about 40-50 years ago by Art Brunner (Brummer?). After he passed I believe the remaining inventory and perhaps the surviving tooling was taken up by Chris Charleton up in ME and it's possible he might still be able to supply some of the various 11th Series repro parts. Contact information for him is in your Packard Club membership directory.

Quote:
Owen_Dyneto wrote:.....To find Chris' contact info just look up Charleton in the alphabetical listing of members. I use the hardcopy so I can't advise as to the digital version.


The directory O/D is referring to is the membership directory for PAC(Packard Automobile Classics).
Link to the PAC Website.

Posted on: Yesterday 23:35
Mal
/o[]o\
====

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: Advice from those in the know on 1949 Super 8 Coupe
#38
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packardsix1939
Max. Your interior upholstery pattern does look correct. I think the fabric is the issue. For a really concours restoration, it should have been done in tan wool broadcloth. Can't tell if your interior is leather or vinyl, but I wouldn't worry too much. It does look nice. You have the correct chrome moulding on the door panels and these are frequently missing. Woodgrain on the dash and garnish mouldings looks good too. Somebody put a lot of money and effort into this car. Nice plastic on the steering wheel. I'm thinking it must have been recast. This can cost over $500. The plastic on my wheel was falling off and the driver side door panel was pretty much gone. So yours is way ahead of where my Super 8 was. Just drive it and enjoy. Best of luck.

Posted on: Yesterday 22:04
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Re: Advice from those in the know on 1949 Super 8 Coupe
#39
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Max
Quote:

packardsix1939 wrote:
Max. Good luck with your car. Hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it and hope you found the information in my posts to be of interest. If you could post some pictures of your interior, I could take a look and see how it compares to the Super 8 I owned all those years ago.


Hello

Added some interior pictures. Clearly the seat materials are not matching yours which was original at the time. I wonder if the door cards are correct?
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and pictures.
Max

Posted on: Yesterday 21:08
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Re: Advice from those in the know on 1949 Super 8 Coupe
#40
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Max
Quote:

DavidPackard wrote:
Max;

I like your car . . . care to trade?

Your vehicle model information of 2275-9 xxxx indicates a 22nd series automobile sold in 1949. As Ross indicated that model designation is for a Super Eight Club Sedan. See the Model Information section of this site for more detail.

You have just a bit of 23rd series trim installed . . . be not anywhere near a ‘Frankenstein’ car. Look in the Model Information section, specifically the 23rd series entries. I think you will find the upper fender spears that are likely installed on your car.

Go back to the 22nd series and look at any model with the word “Custom”. That’s the trim near your rear tail lights. The lights appear to be correct. Navigate to the Photo Archive section and select 22nd series. There will be many examples of the Custom trim near the tail lights . . . and the trim for the Eight and Super Eight models. It looks like your car has Eight/Super Eight trim on the trunk lid, and Custom Eight trim at the tail lights . . . no big deal . . . don’t break-out the torches to storm the castle. Given the sales numbers for the 22nd series that trim could have been installed by the dealer at the direction of the soon to be the proud owner. By mid 1949 all of the parts on your car would available over the Packard parts counter. Consider that the front fenders could have been changed 70 years ago, for some other reason, and the problem statement was nothing more than ‘Do I fill the holes, or install the different trim?”.

Now for the photos you initially posted; I see a few blue hoses on the left side of the engine bay, and a bracket holding a hose end close to the battery . . . What are those? Something to think about when the weather tempers your driving enthusiasm; 6 volt cars do much better with stout battery cables, with crimped, or better yet soldered ends, and I believe ‘all black’ insulation was the standard for both cables. Also if you have a photo of the front of the car showing the details of the grill and bumper please post.

dp


Hello

I have no idea what those blue cables are, including the one that ends at the bracket you noted. I will have to inquire.

Added front end pictures.

FYI, I lived in Scottsdale (actually Desert Ridge Area) for 2 years. I’ll probably be there in July sometime for a few days visiting a friend.

Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge.

Max

Posted on: Yesterday 21:05
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