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Re: Clubs Projects
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RogerDetroit
Sir:

We very much appreciate your support of that project and the PPG.

Thanks, -Roger-

Posted on: 2010/11/19 16:27
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Re: 1941 Antenna
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Hello Bkazmer:

Would be happy to park along side-by-side for a comparison. Drive on over from Grand Rapids for the Spring Open House at the PPG.

Remember, these are accessories and many were installed at the dealer and by the dealer from his source of stock. Unless you had a copy of the factory build sheet you cannot tell for sure when and where that accessory was added to your car.

I would even bet that more than one dealer used non-Packard approved antenna mounts because he could get them cheaper/faster from the local parts store rather than waiting for PMCC to send out the "approved/correct" mount from Detroit. This may be why my 1941 came with a factory radio, but an after-market antenna with two (incorrect) mounting points. At my first show I got points deducted for an incorrect antenna mount and fixed it shortly thereafter.

Posted on: 2010/11/19 16:03
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Re: Clubs Projects
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On the Motor City Packard projects I want to let you know that we are now SOLD OUT of the 3003 light bulbs used in the 1933 and 1934 Packards.

Our run was for just 1000 light bulbs and we are holding a handful back in case we have any warranty requests over the next few months. Before we reproduced this bulb they were selling at swap meets and eBay for about $200 apiece. We were selling them for $40 each. All proceeds were donated to the Packard Motor Car Foundation to be used in the preservation of the Packard Proving Grounds.

Earlier I said "we" when in actuality this project was the brainchild of Bruce Blevins (Mr. 1933) of Blevin's Screw Products. He could have done this as his own personal project as he sells a complete line of stainless steel replacement parts for 1933 and 1934 Packards. However, he spearheaded this project for MCP and requested the profits go to the PPG. Thank you Bruce.

Posted on: 2010/11/19 15:35
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Re: 1941 Antenna
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I do not know why the scan did not appear. Let's try again.

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Posted on: 2010/11/19 15:15
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Re: 1941 Antenna
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You know we got off Demon's topic of a ROOF mounted antenna and have been talking about a COWl mounted antenna.

I looked at my copy of the "Pacakrd Accessories for 1941" and they talk about a "new Rotary Antenna" as if it is new for 1941. It would appear that this is the preferred correct antenna for all models, both junior and senior. They do mention a cowl mounted antenna (naturally), "..for use on all convertible model cars." Please see the attached scan. The booklet did NOT show what the cowl mount looks like.

Any other type of antennas on a Packard would not be a PMCC approved accessory and therefore "incorrect" although it might be "period."

Hope Demon can find the Rotary Antenna he is looking for.

Posted on: 2010/11/19 15:12
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Re: 1941 Antenna
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RogerDetroit
To Bkazmer:

That is a photo of a 1940 antenna mount. As you can see the antenna mast is laid on top of the base(s) and held in place by two, round-wire straps.

The 1941-(42?) antenna has the same general shape, but the "spear" is triangular/tent-like shape and the antenna enters a hole at the base of the spear instead of being laid on top. As the antenna mast is inside the "tent" you cannot see the two, round-wire straps on the 1941 version.

Hope this explains it better. My 1941 is put away in storage and I cannot get to it easily to photograph it to show you a comparison.

Posted on: 2010/11/19 14:19
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Re: 1941 Antenna
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Quote: I believe the factory cowl mount antenna mounts through a single shield-shaped black plastic block fairly low on the cowl. Yesterday's Radio repro's the piece as I recall. The 120 coupe looks like it has an upper and lower mount, but as West says it's hard to tell from the photo.

It is clear in the photo that the cowl mount antenna is two piece and therefore incorrect - as is the senior bumper on this junior car.

Yes, the black plastic mounting block is available from Jerry at Yesterday's Radio. The chrome plated "spear-point" base of the antenna is available from Don/Dan Sommer at American Arrow in Clawson, MI. The 1940 base & spear are different from the 1941 base & spear. You can use about any radio mast to fit into the correct base.

Wish I had a photo of mine to show you.

Posted on: 2010/11/18 20:43
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Re: polished aluminum 12 engine
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About a dozen years ago The Packard Cormorant (or was it the Cormorant News Bulletin?) did an article on a 1934 Super 8 ( I had one at the time) in England. The owner had the aluminum oil pan "engine turned" and it looked great, not correct, but still it was great.

Posted on: 2010/11/3 17:15
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Re: !941 180 "Inner Trim Rings"
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RogerDetroit
From the photo by Bob Drake of the Ford inner ring they do not appear the same. Attached is a photo of an original ring.

Ford rings have narrower ribs and there too many of them. Parkard rings have wider ribs to match the ribs on the hub cap and there are only 3 ribs. For only $10 more (each) you can stay original and go with a correct copy from Hirsch.

If you only need one, then my offer still stands.

Best, --Roger--

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Posted on: 2010/10/19 8:16
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Re: !941 180 "Inner Trim Rings"
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Hello Packard41:

I have one inner ring left. It is as good as it gets without saying it is NOS. I thought I had a complete set of 4, but that is not the case. You can have this one for $35 plus the actual cost to ship.

Hirsch still does sell his new version, but they are $70 each. See: http://www.hirschauto.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PACHUBCVR

Send me know if you are interested. It came from a 1941 (160) convertible sedan I restored several years ago.

Best, --Roger--

Posted on: 2010/10/18 18:24
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