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About those stupid questions you so dislike
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PATGREEN, not sure how you think it is whining trying to get others experiences with a process you have never done before. You do it all the time, mostly without searching or doing any investigating on your own.




Actually, I do google searches all the time. Outside this forum, most lead nowhere that seems knowledgeable. Isn't knowledge why you are here, not elsewhere on the web?

The reason I pester is simple: many useful participants here leave out what they see as fundamental skills or experience.

For example, my watts linkage necded to be rebushed. My hope was that the local garage could accomplish this at less than specialist cost.

I kept on this for some ti me and accumulated some 35 pages of text and pictures, which I brought with me.

After considerable study, the car was racked, but the job rejected because the lin kage seemed very stressed and the torsion bars scared the mechanics.

My hope in bringing this up is that those of you who see fit to to reply to what to you are simple bits will consider those of us who are not so fortunate as to be highly skilled here.

Be complete, be thorough, include the baby steps.

I assume at some point in your life you were similarly skilled....

PLEASE!

Posted on: 2014/4/28 1:19
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Re: Buying and shipping cars from craigslist
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This is not the place to discuss ignorance or research skills; they're too much like religion and politics.

I hope you find exactly what you seek. We all do.

Posted on: 2014/4/28 0:24
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How many weird parts have you found in your cars?
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When you buy a sixty year old car (or older!!!) you should probably not be surprised to fin d that some parts were replaced with whatever fit...hopefully...

My big surprise was a substandard radiator core. Once I had the act air conditioned, it ran too hot. Finally figured it out 2hen the radiator split and the shop asked if I wanted to upgrade back to original specs. No one who looked before that caught it...

So what werenyour most "interesting" surprises?

Posted on: 2014/4/26 14:42
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Re: Buying and shipping cars from craigslist
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I saw this as more of a reality check. Got some Boston blood in my system....

Posted on: 2014/4/26 14:35
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Re: Buying and shipping cars from craigslist
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Don't mean this to be rude, but are you really ready for an old car? What I'm hearing is that everything costs way too much and that you can't afford these outrageous prices.
They don't get lower once the car is in your driveway.
If you are not a chronic whiner who loves complaining, step back and be sure this is something you can handle...

Posted on: 2014/4/26 14:09
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Re: Paint Formulas
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If you weregoing to do a total repaint in original colors, how would you assure yourself that the colors were as accurate as possible?

Remember, we are not matching an existing paint job....

Posted on: 2014/4/7 11:57
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Re: battery replacement advice for 1952
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Got mine at Wal-Mart....

Any thoughts on optimas, which seem decidedly pricey...

Posted on: 2014/4/6 14:52
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Re: 1956 Packard 400 After Market Vintage Air Conditioning
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Forgot to note that Mike Dulinski made the compressor mount for me...reasonably.

I also have the Packard 6 bladed fan, courtesy of a member of this forum.

Posted on: 2014/4/6 14:49
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Re: 1956 Packard 400 After Market Vintage Air Conditioning
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I went through this last year, eventually installing a vintage air system with their version of a Mark III knee knocker.

Agree with the previous comments; here are some added/alternative ideas:

If your cooling system is in good shape, do not bother with an electric fan. After numerous overheating problems and adding the fan, my radiator blew. It turned out it had been cheaply recored in the past; going back to original specs made all the difference in the world.

My system is specifically not freon, but the new stuff.

I added an alternator (65 amp) which I do not regret. Makes a big difference, particularly at night. Didn't use the dash ammeter because I was told that in a high amperage situation the meter could/would be blown. Has a red light discretely under dash on left which turns off if alternator is ok. May yet put an ammeter down there instead.

If you wish to look original, there are folks that will put a modern alternator in a generator case but I remember it as expensive....

Brackets:http://www.1956goldenhawk.com/acpulley.htm

Mounted in cabin unit so glove box door opens enough, but not fully, so vents would have a chance. Your mileage may vary.

On a summer bake-off day going to an outdoor event it is great to arrive fresh; it's equally great to be revived before you get home....

Posted on: 2014/4/4 15:16
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Re: Rear Bushings
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Which should I get: the four piece set or the eight.

Answer: It's a Packard; you'll need both... Oi!

Posted on: 2014/4/4 14:57
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