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Re: Various CL Pickings
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David, can I ask how the bell housing is different? Do bell housings generally have to be changed out when converting to OD?? Chris.

Posted on: 7/26 18:53
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Re: Sema
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I do what I do, and some folks think I'm violating some sanctity or another.


Hi Wat_Tyler,
I've said for years that one could go door to door, handing out brown manila envelopes full of hundred dollar bills and someone would be offended!

You make a good point on 'opinions' and, at the end of the day, we all should 'go our way' and let the chips fall where they may. I guess I would classify myself as a 'semi-purist' where I like to keep everything as original as possible and practical, but when the situation at hand dictates a diversion, I'm okay with that. I'm with you on the other 'Car Guy's' pursuits, and while I'm not a fan of rods and the like, I can appreciate the work and craftmanship that goes into some of their work and customizations. To each, his own, right?? Chris.

Posted on: 7/18 15:58
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Re: Antenna delete plug
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Hi Olebusted1,
Thanks for letting us have a look. It certainly does the trick for now. Not sure if you ever plan to have a radio in the car, but if not, the next time you have any bodywork done, a guy could get that welded over and it could really disappear! In the meantime, your fix sure works and I like the way you have it conforming to the body line on the lower edge. Chris.

Posted on: 7/15 18:15
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Re: Sema
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I don't consider a Packard that has been chopped up and motored with a small block GM V-8 a collector car.

Tim,
FWIW, I don't either. Maybe I am 'out of the loop' up here in Canada, but I didn't see anywhere in the CCAD preamble, that it was designated for chopped and rodded
vehicles only. There are, and always will be the from/to of old car enthusiasts, those who want to chop and hotrod everything they touch, to the dyed-in-the-wool purists, who wouldn't put an aftermarket part in their car to save their lives; and, of course everyone in between. I do think the point is being distorted to 'blame it on the greedy guys from Summit Racing'. Having a national day set aside for the hobby can do a lot of good, maybe get some young people interested in 'different' old cars, showcase the importance of preserving history, and possibly even the bringing together of the different factions of old car restoration. The purists, the rat-rodders, the hot-rodders, the extreme custom guys - are we all really that different?? Divisiveness can be our undoing, if we let it; might be time to take stock on what we share in common. Chris.

Posted on: 7/14 23:38
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Re: Sema
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Fish'NJim,
I always read your posts and comments with interest and respect your opinion. My comment on 'the eventual end of fossil fuels' isn't 'self-defeatist'; its just reality. As a race, we will 'use up' fossil fuels, just like they're draining the aquafers in California and decimating the forests by over-logging. Like air and fish and trees, there is a very finite amount of EVERYTHING on this rock, and as we gorge the earth with billions more people, and the usage redlines, the curve on that graph is going to become pretty acute. Someone posted on here a while back that the biggest threat we face on this planet is over population and I couldn't agree more. World Population has doubled since I was a teenager in school 50 years ago, and that means we've been growing globally by 200,000 people a day!! Every day, for 50 years. That's mindboggling when you think of the food to feed, getting rid of the waste, and all the 'consumed resources'. Having said that, there's probably a good 50 years left for fossil fuels and most of us will be long since dead when the last gallon of gasoline is pumped at a gas station somewhere! So, 'the end' isn't going to 'defeat' any of us!! Chris.

Posted on: 7/14 17:22
'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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Yes, no kidding Duncan. An hour with a bucket, rag and a chamois would add $$'s to the value of that offering. Some folk's level of seller motivation on their used automobile confounds me, but I guess that's true with anything for sale. Detail it; looks like somebody cares. Chris.

Posted on: 7/13 21:11
'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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If the guy's serious about selling it, (the '40 convertible) one would think he could have furnished more than 3 pics, and something more current than 14 years old! Chris.

Posted on: 7/13 21:01
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Re: 1941 Packard 110 Special with an Opera Window or Port Hole: Is this real?
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I too, like the look of the '41's. The one thing I do find difficult to get used to, is the way the running boards (when so-equipped) do not mold around the front fenders, but are squared off. To me, it looks 'awkward' and ungainly. Just my eye, though - I'm sure to others they look just fine. I think if I had one, I'd prefer the delete option. Chris.

Posted on: 7/10 19:48
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Re: Sema
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I fail to see how anything negative can be gleaned from setting aside a day in the year to 'raise awareness and appreciation of collector cars and antique automobile restoration'.
There are many 'days' and 'events' out there celebrating the inane and insignificant, even ridiculous, that to see our hobby get it's 'day' should only be seen as a good thing. I fully realize that fossil fuels must come to their eventual end, but electric cars are not the answer (at least not right now) as almost 70% of the electricity generated in the US (and somewhat less in Canada) comes from coal and IMO a Tesla S model with it's ridiculous horsepower in the range of 650, is probably leaving a dirtier footprint behind than my 6 cyl Packard! And with the billions of gas driven cars out there, gas is going to have to be available for a very long time. So, happy 'Collector Car Appreciation Day to all!! Chris.

Posted on: 7/10 19:34
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Re: 1928 6 clyinder block or engine
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Hi 2dayistheday,

Would it not be possible to drill out the 'broken threads' and put inserts in, then replace your head bolts?? When I had my engine rebuilt the machine shop found that a previous 'mechanic' had applied Loctite to all the head studs. Some came out and some broke off, but they were able to use inserts in the sheared off holes and I have not had any issues related to this since. Might be easier than replacing the entire motor, unless, of course, yours are such that they are allowing coolant and oil to mix, or coolant to get into your cylinders. Chris.

Posted on: 7/8 20:48
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