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Re: Article about Classic Cars dropping in Value
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The fact of the matter is that politically it has been decided that the automobile will be the sacrificial lamb to make the people believe the problem of pollution has been solved. Never mind that the lions share of pollution is created by other industries. Many younger people have been brainwashed to see cars as an evil.

That being said, the car hobby in general only lives on so long as young people continue to get interested in the hobby. I think another major contributing factor is the increase in the cost of living which has made it difficult for normal middle class young people to buy the cars they really want, or even a car at all. We all must do our best to keep young people interested in the car hobby, whether it be classics or newer cars.

Posted on: 6/16 14:25
Alberta - Canada
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1953 Packard Mayfair (picture heavy)
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1953 Packard Mayfair Hardtop Coupe for sale on Facebook Marketplace, located a little bit north east of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am acquainted with the gentleman, who goes by Richard/Rick, who owns it and would be willing to visit him to take additional photos or video if a forum member is serious about the car. It's currently listed for $4500 CAD, which as of the time of this posting is just under $3500 USD.

It is non-running and the engine is disassembled. Parts are in the trunk. It is registered to the current owner and he can be messaged on facebook marketplace. It has a 327. I have visited his collection before and as I recall the car is essentially complete, but I did not take a full inventory of any missing parts. The body looks solid, but I did not have a chance to look under the car. The seats can be cleaned up and saved.

Facebook Marketplace: 1953 Packard

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Posted on: 2020/11/24 21:13
Alberta - Canada
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Re: 50 Deluxe horn
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There are several vendors who rebuild them. Horns are not difficult to disassemble and there isn't much inside them. Just rivets and bolts. I repaired a similar horn on an Olsmobile by swapping the guts with a functional but rusty used one. I made up new gaskets from sheet stock. Also be sure to verify that the issue is with the horn itself and not the wiring.

Posted on: 2020/7/19 11:57
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Tire pressure question
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The original recommended PSI is a bit low, one reason among them being for comfort on the often poor roads of the time. Neither the low or high pressure will harm the car as long as you stay within the limits, but I would advise a higher pressure as it will make a difference to the handling. Now I do not know which tires you have bought but a good start would be to go on the higher end and adjust until handling and wear is acceptable; you can use a tire crayon to test for even contact. Some members on this forum have gone to much higher PSI on tubes and seem satisfied-It all depends on your driving conditions and the specific tire.

Posted on: 2020/6/16 2:17
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Wanted: 22nd Series Custom Eight Sedan
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Does the Super Deluxe's 327 have hydraulic lifters in the 23rd series?

Posted on: 2020/5/10 14:10
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Undercoating experiences?
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I've also used a needle scaler (requires a substantial air compressor) and an electric oscillating multi-tool with blade scraper. Both methods make far less dust and are less tiring but usually require a final wire brushing to get the residue off. Probably overkill for one fender but worth the investment when doing an entire underbelly.

Posted on: 2020/5/10 13:39
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Wanted: 22nd Series Custom Eight Sedan
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Quote:

BDeB wrote:
Plain broadcloth fabric on the Custom 8 door panels between the upper woodgrain insert and the lower vinyl with the square stitched pattern & plated rivets.

Bill Hirsch used to reproduce the Shadow Check material but my understanding is that it is no longer available. They probably still have the plain broadcloth.


Good to know. If I pull the trigger I'll probably live with the seat back as is until the car is fully sorted otherwise. I notice the video in the ad calls it a Super Deluxe,I'll contact the seller about this.

Posted on: 2020/5/10 13:34
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Wanted: 22nd Series Custom Eight Sedan
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Quote:

BDeB wrote:

Most of the upholstery appears to be original with the Shadow Check Broadcloth on the seats. The exception is the front seat backrest which has been reupholstered with a plain fabric of some sort.


Shouldn't there be lines stitched into the door panels? I'm not sure what the correct pattern is for a Custom Though. Where might one source the original blue fabric?

Posted on: 2020/5/10 12:01
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Wanted: 22nd Series Custom Eight Sedan
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That 1948 Packard for about $9000 you sent me looks tempting. It looks like the upholstery is not correct though.

Posted on: 2020/5/10 0:04
Alberta - Canada
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Wanted: 22nd Series Custom Eight Sedan
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Looking for a driver-quality #2/#3 condition Custom Eight "bathtub" sedan. Engine may be the original 356 or a 9 main bearing, hydraulic lifter engine from a later series. Overdrive, electromatic clutch, and dark paint colour such as black or navy are all desirable.

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Posted on: 2020/5/7 22:03
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