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Had to have the provider move the virtual server to a new node as they were having reliability issue with the existing one. Sorry for the outage today. Hopefully, this new node is more stable.

Posted on: 9/11 19:48
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A wet start to to Batavia VFW Car Show, but turned into a nice day. Randomly parked next to a 1930 - 733.

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Posted on: 8/29 13:48
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Re: 15 years, 3 months, 29 days... and counting
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Thank you everyone, it's appreciated and helps to offset my out of pocket expenses for the website. The digital landscape is always changing and so are the fees associated with it. It used to be you bought software and owned it. Now your forced to rent it month to month. Add security software (anti-virus, malware, etc), server management software, backup storage space, etc, and the cheap old days of internet are a thing of the past. So the donations really do help to off-site both the yearly hardware lease, and the month to month software costs. Thanks everyone for the generosity.

Posted on: 8/15 20:47
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Re: 15 years, 3 months, 29 days... and counting
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Thanks John, greatly appreciated!

Posted on: 8/15 11:09
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15 years, 3 months, 29 days... and counting
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It's been 15 years, 3 months, 29 days since the website here sprang to existence on the web!

How time flies!

Just renewed the hosting fees for another loop around the sun. So I've pre-paid until we reach 16 years, 3 months, 29 days at the very least!

The site has grown tremendously over the years, both in the number of people and the amount of content available to the Packard community.

I think we are on Server 5 or 6, I've lost count. Just about every year I've had to expand the resources that are leased to handle the growth.

For those new or unaware, the website is run as a free resource for the Packard community. It is not a business, nor is it financially sponsored by any club or business. Nor am I asking for it to be, as I think we have carved out a nice community as an agnostic/independent resource that is not swayed by any sponsor. Hence why there are no paid adverts here on the website either.

The website is funded out of pocket by myself, and the donations it receives for its users. If you find some spare change in your couch cushions or under the front seat in your car and find the website a helpful resource, then please consider clicking that Donate button on the lower left side of the screen, and helping to offset the cost of keeping it going for another 15 years, 3 months, 29 days.

Thanks everyone!

-BigKev

Posted on: 8/15 10:56
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Re: KPack
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180-190 is not over heating, regardless of thermostat temp. Themostate rating is an opening (min) temp, not a max temp. It's there to warm up an engine, not keep it cool.

As long as your not boiling over, I think you'll be fine. Yours is running cooler that mine is if we were going off guage "temp".

Posted on: 7/28 7:42
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I wouldn't worry about the exact placement of the needle in the gauge. Lots of factors come into play for accuracy. I'm sure a 60+ year old guage is probably not 100% accurate, and they were probably not 100% when they were made. Its a relative temperature. You'll figure out where normal is, and then if it suddenly exceeds that, then you know something is happening.

For me, on the T E M P spread, mine is always around the M after warmup. It has never got past the P. Which is still not H. It has only got to the P when sitting idle for a long time on very hot day.

These guages are not exact readings. The calibration of the gauge, the resistance in any wiring and connectors, the calibration of the sending unit, and grounding quality between all the components all would affect the needle position on the gauge since it based on resistance.

An IR thermometer reading on the back of the engine and the thermostat housing, at what you believe is normal operating temp on the gauge, should give you a better idea as what that translates to as far as actual temp.

Posted on: 7/27 7:45
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Re: Trying to track down a Packard
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What Don said. Due to changes in privacy laws and stalker laws, they won't give out any information like that. Also, most records are purged after 10 years.

If your family was ever part of the Packard Club and they registered their vehicle with the Roster keeper, then it's possible they know where it went and/or if another person registered that same car later.

If you knew the vehicle number, then we could check it also against the Registry here. But without any ID number, your changes of tracing the exact car get very low as there is nothing to to prove if it was the right car. Unless the curent owner has paperwork showing a chain of custody back to your family.

Posted on: 7/23 17:38
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Re: Trying to track down a Packard
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Yes, it is a '53 Mayfair. Do you have any vehicle ID info? Vehicle Number (VIN), Engine Number? Original selling Dealership?

Without any of that, it would be very difficult to find the exact car unless a current owner knows the "chain of custody" linking back to your family.

Posted on: 7/23 9:02
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I have had people ask me how to find a post here and the normal search (Top Right) isn't finding what they are looking for.

The search in the Top Right is a "general" top-level keyword of all the various modules here on the website. It will not drill down that deep into the nuances of each posting thread here on the Forum.

If you want to find posts here in the Forum, I recommend you use the Forum Advanced Search Link found on the Bottom-Right of the Forum Pages. This only searches the forum posts and it lets you filter by Forum (pre-war, post-war, etc), Author, Date/Time, etc. This will return far better results than the "General" Search will.

Thanks!

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Posted on: 7/22 20:04
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