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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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The boot that Stewart posted a pic of in Post #726 looks exactly like a master cylinder boot....but there is nothing in the pic to gauge size off of, so may not be the same size.

Posted on: 4/4 21:17
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Re: 1956 Caribbean
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Hi Leeedy,

Sent you a PM thru this forum about some Caribbeans.

Thanks, Paul


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Leeedy wrote:

Hello,

I've been keeping my own roster of Packard Caribbeans since at least the 1960s. I rode in the original 1956 Caribbean prototype when it was new in 1955 in Detroit. And still have pix of it today.

A lot of the info I saved was not merely from records (which I discovered were sometimes wrong) but also from personal inspection. One thing I discovered many years ago is that not all Caribbeans built match the factory records. Also the records as published in 1987 and in my own roster do not list each and every color combo ordered. Therefore it is tough to state categorically how many cars were ordered (or made) with a specific paint code. There were several 1956 Caribbeans ordered and delivered with unspecified color and trim codes. And I know that some cars were sent out in primer.

Caribbean 5699-1121 (unless you know info I don't) was rumored repainted. Then rusty. I lost track of it many years ago. If this car was destroyed for absolute certain, I would certainly like to know. Is this for certain? And when?

The guy who would know most about Caribbeans in Denmark, Sweden, Norway areas is indeed in the Norway area and today owns one of every Caribbean year and version made. We are in touch from time to time.

Caribbean 5699-1146 was delivered new in Arlington, MA and is now in the Minnesota area where it has lived for some time. I have a few photos of this Caribbean.

Posted on: 4/2 7:58
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Re: Fun with used cars
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Wow, your metal-working skill is indeed impressive Ross!

Posted on: 3/31 5:56
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Dell wrote:
To be on the safe side I would take the drums to a brake shop and see if the drums are turnable, they might be over size already and need to be replaced. The shoes are bonded and if the city you live in is large enough you should be able to find a shop that can bond on new lining. They do this for trucks all the time. A good shop can turn the drums and ark the new
shoes to fit the newly turned drums. I never say that is good enough with brakes.


Kevin, when you get the shoes relined, make sure you give them the drum inside diameter after the drums have been turned, that way they will be correct for the actual drum size.

Posted on: 3/27 21:28
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Re: 55 CLIPPER CONSTELLATION FOR SALE, ASKING $8,000 OR BEST OFFER
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Bob, got the pics you sent via email, and sent you an email back on 3/18.......did you receive it? Thanks, Paul

Posted on: 3/23 7:57
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Re: Mike's 53 Clipper
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Very nice job, looks great in the car!

Posted on: 3/14 20:48
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Re: Ole
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Phil_78 wrote:
Hi, I appoligise as i've hijacked this thread. Originally, I was asking about the trim codes on Ole's Executive but it morphed into a conversation about my Custom. Maybe I could move it to a new thread topic?


Phil, my questions weren't meant to be anything about hijacking, sorry if it sounded that way!

Posted on: 3/14 8:18
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Packard Engine to GM Auto Transmission Adapters
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Just saw this tonight, this company makes adapters to put GM automatic transmissions on the back of Packard V8s, the 288/327 straight 8's, and the 356 straight 8: Packard Transmission Adapters

Disclaimer: I don't know anything about this company, except saw them mentioned in Rodder's Journal and looked at their website tonight. I have not used any of their products.

My apologies if this has been discussed widely here previously. I looked back several pages and didn't see a thread about these.

Posted on: 3/13 20:14
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Wat_Tyler wrote:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1934-Packard- ... be7a69:g:TLMAAOSwBXRfTp7u


He'p me, please. I'm pretty sure that this is a Clipper block and not a '34 as advertised (monoblock casting, and so on). But, can you tell if it's a 282 or a 356?

eta: If that's a casting date, then it just had a birthday last weekend.


eta#2: I think that I count 9 mains, which would have to make it a 356. Right???


Awful crusty looking on the outside, but that bottom end looks pretty good! Wonder why they didn't provide pics of what is behind the lifter covers, and under the head?

Posted on: 3/11 8:49
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Re: Ole
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Phil_78 wrote:
WOW! I bought mine from the Melbourne area. I be suprised if it wasn't mine as so few came to Australia. The build number is 2435 (i'll post a pic). Also it is a 57 interior code. This code is suppose to be yellow vinyl and black cloth. But only the door/side trim is black cloth. The black parts on the seats are all vinyl. Keep me posted! Would be great to learn some history on it! Thanks!


OK, I'm confused (which is not uncommon ).......Phil_78, did you purchase Ole's Packard? I thought his was an Executive?

Posted on: 3/11 8:41
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