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Re: 1958 Packard Pickup Truck (Argentina) - the last Packard?
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Some valid and relevant points made on both sides of this conversation. Leeedy, I sure identify with your 'tire story'! It seems like a lot of store clerks and counter folks are so computer-dependent these days, that if it isn't easily findable of their work screen, their 'job is done'. Maybe it's just me, but it usually seems like it's the older guys who 'cut in' here and go do some physical checking, and think outside the box a bit. I know there are some cracker-jack youngsters out there too, but digitization, for all it's advantages and time savings, has also become a dependency issue that, if used for the sole source of info, can end up falling short of telling 'the whole story'. Chris.

Posted on: 5/1 17:18
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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First photo is either a different car, or a highly photoshopped picture. Note the first line of the ad says "CAN LOOK LIKE THIS".

Yes, Paul, it took me a couple of read-throughs of that ad before I caught the 'can look like this' and obviously that lowered car is NOT the advertised 'sale car', but an example of what COULD be done with the car.... (I don't know what it is but I cannot abide 'lowered cars', they just look 'wrong')
Chris.

Posted on: 4/29 19:35
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Re: My 39 money pit’s engine
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Hi RJR,

When I R&R'd my engine a couple of years back, I had some issues with the cross member and ended up having to take that 'large nut-like unit with lubricated washers' apart and in trying to move it out of the way, the springs got away on me. I posted on the site for help and this thread: https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... =brake+and+clutch+springs
Has some pictures of the springs and their attachment points - might be of some help. I tried getting under my car today with the camera, but I currently have the rear end jacked up and the fuel tank out, so couldn't get a 'good angle' on the springs for you. See if this helps, if not, I can take some more pictures once I get the tank back in. Chris.

Posted on: 4/29 19:14
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Bumper Question???
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Wanted to post a quick update on my bumper project. I know for you guys who have had multiple cars and done extensive restoration work, that 'fresh chrome' is nothing novel, but this is the first chroming I have ever had done, and I have to say, it is pretty impressive! It's like taking factory-new pieces out of the box; mine turned out absolutely flawlessly.
I sandblasted and sprayed the metal brackets, bought new rubber fender grommets from Steele, got the correct Packard bumper-guard hex bolts from the Flackmaster (huge thank you, David) and new tear-drop carriage bolts from John Ulrich and these all contributed to the shiny new duff on my Six. Thanks for the help, info and advice on getting these bumper guards correctly accessorized; I think I have pretty close to a factory finish! Much apprec. Chris.

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Posted on: 4/28 16:10
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: 1951 Packard 200 keys
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With these cars the age that they are, I bet it is a tall order to find them with original and matching door/ignition locks. As Ernie says, Ace has a blank that will work and I did get an extra key cut there, that works, but a locksmith friend of mine, who has since passed, told me the blank WAS a specific and not common key. He had a few and made me some spares and they fit beautifully. FWIW, the ONLY lock that worked on my car when I got it was the ignition and I have since found and replaced the door lock with a good, working specimen, although it doesn't match the ignition. I've yet to tackle the glove box and the trunk. Chris.

Posted on: 4/25 13:03
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Re: Packard Trips
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I'm 'at sea' on the sailboat, Joe and my onboard internet is barely fast enough to view the stills. I'll have to wait 'til I get home before I can play the vid! LOL Chris.

Posted on: 4/24 20:19
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Packard Trips
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Great pics, Joe. The Duchess looking sharp! Chris.

Posted on: 4/24 19:04
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Help Sourcing Brake System Part
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Yes, at the risk of redundancy, I was going to comment that that was a pretty comprehensive reply. 'Breathtaking' is a good descriptor.... Thanks for all you do, Howard.

Posted on: 4/24 13:25
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Re: 1937 120C Transmission Lock Up
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Hi Roger,

The machine shop that rebuilt my motor told me it should have a high zinc- content oil used in it. NAPA and all 'those guys' carry a 'hot rod & classic car' oil that has a zinc additive. I've been using that since initial start-up and have great oil pressure, no smoke or oil consumption. Which viscosity to use is another matter, and there seems to be drastic disparity on opinions regarding which is best, but sure you'll get lots of input from the pros on here. Chris.

Posted on: 4/12 23:19
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Eva Peron parade Packard
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Yes, that 'LHD' confused me too Guscha. In one of the aticles in the original post on all of this, there was a picture of Ray Plaster driving the car and he was definitely sitting on the right hand side. I guess there have been conversions over the years from RHD to LHD (and vice- versa) but it would sure not make any sense with this car, as it would corrupt the legacy and provenance of the vehicle's history - it's most important asset. Chris.

Posted on: 4/12 22:57
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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