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Re: 1937 115C Convertible Coupe with Sidemounts barely on
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Agree the sidemounts look terrible. And what is going on with the front and rear bumpers?

Posted on: 2023/4/2 20:50
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Re: 1940 model 1800 oil filter aftermarket unit?
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I've seen these in several sizes.
For reference, my 39 has a purolator unit that looks like the one from Packard pictured and takes a Fram c-131 cartridge. The dimensions are Diameter: 3 13/16 Height: 4 13/16

Fram no longer makes this size but I have more than I will ever use in my lifetime if anyone needs one.

My 53 takes a different size that is still made.

Posted on: 2023/4/2 20:34
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Re: Rut sensitivity One Twenty
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How worn are your tires?
You might try rotating back to front and seeing if it makes a difference.
I developed this problem several years ago. Putting a new set of tires on cured it.

Posted on: 2023/3/29 18:31
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Re: Ultramatic adjustment?
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Make sure that your transmission is actually full. Attached is a page from the shop manual detailing the proper procedure.

My 53 would read full after sitting for a while but if I check it within a minute of running as described, I was almost two quarts low.

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Posted on: 2023/3/29 18:26
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Re: 1955 PACKARD & CLIPPER DEALERSHIP SHOWROOM ALBUM WITH COLORS AND UPHOLSTERY SAMPLES
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A good place to get oversize scans is Office Depot. Their copy machines will scan up to 11x17 and you can write the scans to a flash drive. Cost about .27 per scan.

Posted on: 2023/3/23 20:33
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Re: Wire bail for front radiator cap/hood ornamentment
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I made one of these for a 1928 526 years ago. The original was steel and badly pitted. I measured the diameter and tried to find a piece of wire to match. To my surprise, the wire handle on a 5 gallon paint can was an almost perfect match.
I used the original as a pattern. Heat the steel up a little and you will find it easier to bend.

Posted on: 2023/2/26 1:12
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Re: Top Speeds
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I have owned a 1939 120 sedan for over 40 years. It has the 282 ci with OD.
I have driven it thousands of miles. It has been driven from Colorado to both coasts. My last long trip was to Yellowstone NP (1000+ mile Round trip, picture of Packard in front of Lake Yellowstone Hotel).

I can drive the Packard for hours at 65 mph. It is just loafing along.
I can drive it at 75 mph for over and hour but it will slowly start to heat up. If I slow down to 65, the temp will drop back to normal again.
I once drove it briefly at 95 mph just to see what it could do.

Another speed story: I had a friend named Sarah who owned a 1937 120 Convertible Sedan. In her garage, she had a framed traffic ticket that she got for driving over 80mph in a 65 mph zone.

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Posted on: 2023/2/23 21:58
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Re: A few listings from Facebook Marketplace
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The 54 Patrician looks like a nice car for the price. Mechanical issues are the least expensive thing to fix compared to body/paint/upholstery/chrome issues. It even looks like it has good tires.

Posted on: 2023/1/14 17:26
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Re: Questions on the 327
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I have added a starter button to my 53 Cavalier. My carb starter switch has become stuck more than once and adding the auxiliary button was simple. I mounted it on the lower lip of the instrument panel near the steering column. Add a short wire from the key switch to the button and a wire from the button through the firewall to the solenoid and you are done.

BTW, I never heard this car run or my 54 either. I always plan to tear the engine down on any car that has sat for years.

Posted on: 2023/1/9 17:59
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1955 Senior Grille Emblem
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1955 Grille emblem for senior cars

Gold Ring is in good condition.
The "V" has a couple of dings as shown. Don't know if the "V" is usable.
The coat of arms badge is missing.

$25 plus shipping from Colorado

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Posted on: 2023/1/4 21:57
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