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Adding directionals to my 1939 120
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Tom Laferriere
Hi All,

In the 30 years I have been playing with cars, I have never added directionals to any car so I decided to crowd source and get the most recent 2022 information.

I have a new factory harness already installed, so I must break into this harness which does not bring me joy. I want to hard wire this and be done with it for the life of the car, not really interested in wireless options.

The rears will use the original tail lights and the front will have to be the fog lamps, as I use sealed beams and don't essentially have parking lights.

Has anyone recently done this? Was there a kit you liked and used?

Oh, I have less than a month to do it, as I am participating in the Great Race.

Thank you all for taking your time to contribute.

Posted on: 2022/5/6 18:06
Tom Laferriere - Smithfield, RI

1934 Packard 1104 Touring
1939 Packard 120 Coupe (in family since 1970)

PH: 401.651.2295
Web: www.tomlaferriere.com
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Re: WANTED: 7:00X16 Blackwalls.
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Tom Laferriere
I know where to buy new ones, I am hoping to find some used ones.

Posted on: 2022/3/15 12:13
Tom Laferriere - Smithfield, RI

1934 Packard 1104 Touring
1939 Packard 120 Coupe (in family since 1970)

PH: 401.651.2295
Web: www.tomlaferriere.com
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WANTED: 7:00X16 Blackwalls.
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Hello, Does anyone in the New England area have any used 7:00X16 Blackwall tires? I need them for an original car. Can be older, but not out of round, as thats whats on the car.

Thank you.

Posted on: 2022/3/15 10:25
Tom Laferriere - Smithfield, RI

1934 Packard 1104 Touring
1939 Packard 120 Coupe (in family since 1970)

PH: 401.651.2295
Web: www.tomlaferriere.com
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Re: 1939 120 Spare parts wanted
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Tom Laferriere
Quote:

flackmaster wrote:
I will bring the starter, generator and distributor and fuel pump to Hershey for pickup. I'll see what I have for shocks and advise. The dashboard,,,well,,,lemme get tetanus shot and will advise.

DAF


Awesome! Look forward to seeing you.

Posted on: 2021/9/3 8:35
Tom Laferriere - Smithfield, RI

1934 Packard 1104 Touring
1939 Packard 120 Coupe (in family since 1970)

PH: 401.651.2295
Web: www.tomlaferriere.com
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1939 120 Spare parts wanted
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Tom Laferriere
Hi All,

I am seeking the following spares for my 1939 120 as I will be going a long tour in 2022.

Generator
Starter
Distributor
Dual Action Fuel Pump
Complete Dash Board, I am looking to woodgrain it and R&R with mine as not to tie the car up long waiting for mine
L&R Rear Shocks

Thank you all.
Tom Laferriere
401-651-2295

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Posted on: 2021/9/2 9:52
Tom Laferriere - Smithfield, RI

1934 Packard 1104 Touring
1939 Packard 120 Coupe (in family since 1970)

PH: 401.651.2295
Web: www.tomlaferriere.com
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1941 Packard 160 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
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1941 Packard 160 DE Convertible Coupe

Vehicle No. DE-1479-2015
Engine No. D500663

Series 1903. 160 hp, 356 cu. in. L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 127 in.

For 1941's Nineteenth Series models, Packard extensively modernized the car's styling, lengthening all bodies by five inches, moving radiators further forward, and blending the headlamps and parking lights smoothly into the fenders. Outside of the limited-production "Darrins," the most costly convertibles were found in the Super Eight One Sixty line, including a sleek convertible coupe with an excellent power-to-weight ratio thanks to its nine-main-bearing, 356-cubic-inch engine.

Importantly this example retains the original firewall vehicle number tag, identifying it as a genuine One Sixty Convertible Coupe DE, delivered by the Packard Motor Car Company of New York on April 26, 1941. Further, it is desirably outfitted with the Deluxe interior, which features genuine wood garnish moldings for a touch of old-fashioned elegance, as well as sidemounted spare tires.

The current owner acquired this fine Saratoga Beige Packard on the West Coast nearly two decades ago, as the latest in a line of high-quality Classic Packards to have passed through his hands. At the time the car was in solid, very original condition, reportedly including even the factory interior and top, in good driver-quality order. Subsequently the engine was fully rebuilt by Buxbaum Brothers, and a new top and interior were fitted. Afterward the car was driven extensively, including participation in a CCCA CARavan in Montana and other events over the years.

As a testament to its excellent care and maintenance, it was most recently driven from its home in New Jersey to Tom Laferriere's place in Rhode Island (over 200 miles on Interstate 95), and has since undergone further professional sorting at the hands of marque specialists Parker's Packards, including proper adjustment of all valves, repair and surfacing of the manifolds, tuning the carburetor and ignition, and rebuilding the speedometer, ammeter, and temperature gauges.

Today running and driving sweetly on its radial tires and in very good overall condition, this handsome Packard is sure to thrill a new owner on further CARavan adventures or simply ice cream trips.

Located with me in Smithfield, RI and asking $79,500. More pictures and information at the link.

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Posted on: 2020/7/16 8:00
Tom Laferriere - Smithfield, RI

1934 Packard 1104 Touring
1939 Packard 120 Coupe (in family since 1970)

PH: 401.651.2295
Web: www.tomlaferriere.com
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1956 Packard Caribbean
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Tom Laferriere
This is Ole B??k's 1956 Packard Caribbean. Ole had entrusted me to sell his 1953 Packard Carrirbean last year as well as this one, his 1956. If you knew Ole, one of his many focuses were to drive his Packard's and this one is no exception to that. He will be missed by many.

The car is located with me in Smithfield, RI and we are asking $66,500

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1956 Packard Caribbean - Ole B??k's Carribean
Chassis no. 5699-1107
Motor no. 5699-1107

Series 5688. 310 hp, 374 cu. in. overhead valve V-8 engine, twin four-barrel carburetors, Ultramatic automatic transmission, front and rear torsion bar self-leveling suspension, and power-assisted four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 127 in.

Many consider the 1956 Packard Caribbean to be the last true great Packard - a limited-production automobile, beautifully fashioned to the highest levels of engineering excellence and sumptuous luxury. Packard had refined the previous year's design, improving the transmission for greater reliability, and fitting a special "reversible" interior, with loose cushions faced on one side in cloth and the other in leather, as well as a metallic grille insert. Caribbeans also came standard with almost every available factory accessory, including dual four-barrel carburetors.

The Caribbean offered here is accompanied by copies of its Studebaker-Packard build information, noting it to have been originally finished in this sparkling color scheme of Dover White, Danube Blue, and Roman Copper, a trio that proved quite a popular selection for many of the 276 1956 Caribbean convertibles built. Other features included Solex glass and the optional Twin Traction Safety Differential, which was optioned on this car.

Interestingly the records on file note that the car was delivered directly to a customer at the Packard factory's Service Garage, on February 9, 1956; however,1955-56 Caribbean Roster Keeper Stuart Blond's records indicated it as assigned as a Public Relations car to Ellis Craig of the Universal Advertising Agency in Hollywood, California, and so may have led a rather interesting early life in Tinseltown!

The Caribbean made its way to California collector Bill Huffman (sometimes spelled Hoffman), who accumulated Packards for thirty years. He ultimately amassed a large collection that including around eighteen Caribbeans in the dry climate of the Mojave Desert east of Los Angeles. In the mid-1970s, Huffman sold his entire collection to another collector who hauled them to his tow yard in Santa Ana and began selling them off. In 1977 when circumstances pressured him to downsize, the remaining hundred or so cars were auctioned at a poorly-advertised sale, with any unsold cars immediately being fed to the crusher. Sadly it was too late before many club members learned of the auction; this infamous event became known as the Packard Crushathon.
Fortunately, this Caribbean was saved from the crusher by Joe Clayton's stepfather, Wesley Norris, of South Gate and some work performed on the car over a number of years, including gathering many parts required for the restoration. The current owner acquired the car around 2007 from an owner in Montana, and began a body-off restoration. An avid and knowledgeable Caribbean enthusiast and serial collector of Caribbeans and other postwar Packards he has also been a member of both Packards International Motor Car Club and Packard Automobile Classics for the last five decades.

Much of the work, including a thorough mechanical restoration and paintwork, was completed by Mike Dotson of Montana, while a beautiful, correct interior was also fitted. The owner proudly notes that it retains its original engine, numbered to match the chassis, equipped with a correct factory dual four-barrel carburetor setup, and the restoration particularly with respect to accuracy and authenticity, benefitted from his years of experience with this model.

Since completion of the restoration in 2009, the car has been driven several thousand road miles, which tested the mettle of this car and has resulted in an extremely reliable car. Many of these trips were taken to various national meets, and it was a class award-winner at the Packard Automobile Classics National Meet at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 2010. Accompanying the car is a meticulous list of work and restoration costs kept by Ole B??k over the years, as well as many of the corresponding invoices.

An unusually well-sorted example of the last great Packard, this Caribbean is offered from a loving, knowledgeable home, and is sure to be a favorite cruiser for the next owner's collection.

Many pictures here at this link.

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Posted on: 2020/7/15 16:49
Tom Laferriere - Smithfield, RI

1934 Packard 1104 Touring
1939 Packard 120 Coupe (in family since 1970)

PH: 401.651.2295
Web: www.tomlaferriere.com
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1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Sedan
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A rare & unique opportunity for a Preservation Class candidate.

Without doubt, this 1932 Packard 904 Sedan is the ideal preservation class candidate for the 2020 concours season. An original time capsule with unsurpassed originality, this car has not been touched or massaged and has never been publicly displayed. Coupled with its extraordinary provenance including single-family ownership from new until 2009, now is the time to acquire this car for application to 2020 events including Pebble Beach. Unseen, untouched, unparalleled. History from new and ready for use.

Please share with your car friends.

Located with me in Smithfield, RI and the price is $75,000

Many pictures available. Full details at the link.

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Posted on: 2020/2/14 13:11
Tom Laferriere - Smithfield, RI

1934 Packard 1104 Touring
1939 Packard 120 Coupe (in family since 1970)

PH: 401.651.2295
Web: www.tomlaferriere.com
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Re: 1927 Packard 4-26 5 Passenger Sedan
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Tom Laferriere
Another little nudge

Posted on: 2020/2/14 13:07
Tom Laferriere - Smithfield, RI

1934 Packard 1104 Touring
1939 Packard 120 Coupe (in family since 1970)

PH: 401.651.2295
Web: www.tomlaferriere.com
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Re: 1927 Packard 4-26 5 Passenger Sedan $14,500
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Tom Laferriere
I am surprised this is still available. Lowered price to $14,500

Posted on: 2020/1/23 10:10
Tom Laferriere - Smithfield, RI

1934 Packard 1104 Touring
1939 Packard 120 Coupe (in family since 1970)

PH: 401.651.2295
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