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Re: Cowl ventilator gasket or weatherstripping?
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My error KenP, for some reason I thought you were dealing with a '39 Six; got my posts mixed up! Chris.

Posted on: 5/16 0:40
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
1939 Packard Six, Model 1700
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Re: 1934 Coupe For Sale
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Whitewalls every time; and by a long shot! Chris.

Posted on: 5/16 0:27
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Re: Normal Compression Test Values for 1931 Super 8
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Dave, I'm surprised altitude has that much of an effect on compression?!!? It makes sense that it would have an effect - but a couple of thousand feet sure brings it down a notch! Chris.

Posted on: 5/15 13:44
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: far away from home
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Could it be a speaker?? Chris.

Posted on: 5/15 13:35
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Cowl ventilator gasket or weatherstripping?
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Hi KenP,
Looks good; should seal and keep any moisture out. Just as an aside, not sure what kind of shape your rubber grip for the inside handle for the vent is in, but it is identical to the hand-brake lever grip and can be had from Steele as well. I had to replace both on mine and their repros fit perfectly. Chris.

Posted on: 5/15 13:28
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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I notice quite a number of double posts since we got set up with the new server and found that when I penned a new post and hit 'Submit', there was a significant pause before it posted. Initially, I'd hit 'submit' 2, even 3 X's and then end up with 2 or 3 duplicates. It's easy to go in and delete the extras, but I found being patient with the '1-press' approach alleviated the duplicate posts. Might be of some help to newer posters. Chris

Posted on: 5/8 14:05
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Bumperette Decals
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Bkazmer,

Yes, I understand that a lot of them are painted, in fact mine were, prior to rechrome, but 98% of it had chipped off and the remaining paint could be flicked off with a fingernail, which was why I thought I'd try decals. I view that kind of painting as a semi art form and I simply don't have the hand or the eye for it. I would have to find a sign painter and between time and price, it isn't a viable option. I do a fair bit of business with the decal shop and I'm thinking they might not even charge me for a few sets of small decals. Chris.

Posted on: 5/6 19:39
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Re: Adding directionals to my 1939 120
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Hi Tom,
When I went through this with my '39, I did a lot of looking for the original lights and could not find used or NOS. I did come upon a pair of repros for about $700 through Max Merritt, but that didn't seem reasonable to spend that kind of money on a Six, so I ended up putting a set of '40 lights on the car and am very happy with them. I'm also told that Packard routinely did this for '39 owners in 1940 as that was the introduction year for regular signal markers. There are, of course, dissenting views on their appearance and suitability, but many find them perfectly acceptable. Chris.

Posted on: 5/6 19:26
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Bumperette Decals
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No Don, I didn't take it to the wrong plater! The impressions were vague to begin with and were almost imperceptibly less distinct after plating. Irrespective, I didn't see trying to paint them as something I would want to do for the stated reason of paint sticking to chrome, and a good quality decal seems like a better option.

Posted on: 5/6 19:13
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Bumperette Decals
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Thanks John & Howard,
John, I thought of enamel, but a) the impression is so faint on the bumperette after re-chroming, that it would be hard to duplicate with a brush and b) I wasn't sure on the long term stickability of paint to chrome. I figured finding exact 'stick-ons' would be next to impossible as the bumpers/bumperettes differ so much model-to-model, year-to-year, even front-to-rear, so I decided to get out the calipers, compass and razor knife and fashion a template myself. I got what I -would call a 95-98% result, the only issue being the imperfect edges on the circles. They do, however, fit perfectly into the indentations on the bumperettes and I will take this back to the decal joint and see if they can scan them, clean them up, and produce some decals. FWIW, the OD of the outer black circle surrounding the hexagon is 2 1/2" and is a fat 1/4" 'thick'; the 'width' of the hexagon is +/- 1 1/4". I will obviously get the red to be a better match to Packard and the price of a dozen sets of these would be the same as 2, so if they would be of any use to anyone out there, let me know and I'll mail a set to you no charge. The bumperette is off a 1939 Six, front bumper. Chris.

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Posted on: 5/6 16:45
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