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Re: Baby Blue Has to Go
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Brad Horstmann
This car has sold and I am happy to report the new owner has plans to get it running again as he has a couple Packard engines that need a car!

Posted on: 2019/7/31 18:21
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Baby Blue Has to Go
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Brad Horstmann
Packard Clipper. 1953 Packard Clipper with 51,973 miles in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Engine will need to be rebuilt or swapped for a different one. It is a manual transmission 3 on the tree with a 288 Thunderbolt Straight 8. Glass and chrome are excellent and body is in good shape. Tires are good and seats have been recovered. I am hopeful that someone will get this car back on the road as I am not able to do so. Clean title in hand. I am available to answer any questions at 319-550-2602.

Price $ 2,500
All reasonable offers will be considered.

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Posted on: 2019/7/22 8:37
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Re: Free engines
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Brad Horstmann
It will not turn over with starter.

Posted on: 2019/5/17 12:33
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Re: Free engines
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Brad Horstmann
Car ran low on oil about 3 years ago and mechanics evaluation was that it would need to be rebuilt. The bearings were rattling pretty good but 50 weight oil did quiet them down some and it could be driven short distances around town although did not drive it much at all. Recently took it in for 2nd opinion to see if possibly doing just lowers might buy me a few more years of short town trips but they said it would need rebuild as well. When i was driving it home, it made a noise and shut down so assuming they were both correct!

Anyway, i do not have the ability to work on myself so looking at my options.

The car itself is in pretty good shape.

Any advice/insight is welcomed and appreciated.

Brad
319-550-2602

Posted on: 2019/5/17 11:03
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Re: Free engines
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Brad Horstmann
If only I knew how to do all that stuff!!!!

It is a fun car and gets lots of looks.

Posted on: 2019/5/16 13:04
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Re: Free engines
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Brad Horstmann
Ross

I sent you a pm regarding the engine. Here are 4 pics of the car i am trying to decide if to replace engine, have engine rebuilt, or sell the car.

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Posted on: 2019/5/16 10:25
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Re: Free engines
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Brad Horstmann
Hi Ross

I have a 53 Packard Clipper with a 288 that just gave out. Do you have any running or already rebuilt engines that would work?

My contact info is bradhorstmann@q.com or 319-550-2602

Brad

Posted on: 2019/5/15 14:47
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1953 Packard Clipper Engine Wanted
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Brad Horstmann
Anyone have or know of anyone who has an already rebuilt thunderbolt 288 engine for 53 packard? Mine finally gave out yesterday so looking to minimize cost to keep car running. I can be reached at bradhorstmann@q.com or 319-550-2602.

Posted on: 2019/5/15 14:16
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Re: 1953 Packard Clipper
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Brad Horstmann
An old car enthusiast stopped by my garage sale today and of course inquired about my 53 Packard Clipper which has been setting in my garage since last July. I explained my engine issues (mechanic suggested i need a complete engine rebuild) and so he asked me to start it up. It fired right up so we went for a ride around the block. He suggested i could put 50 weight oil in and the main bearing noise would likely go away plus could drive around town for years without hurting it. Any reaction to this?

Posted on: 2016/6/4 16:19
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Re: 1953 Packard Clipper
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Brad Horstmann
Thanks. I will do that when I get time. For now, Big Blue is back in the garage taking a little nap. Oil light was never lit (assuming not working). Temp gage always seemed to be right in middle. After initial discovery of very low oil was found and filled, the car then would not get up to speed. I could get it into 3rd but it was not going like it should. As I decided to turn around, it died, and thus had it towed to my mechanic. Once there was able to start and fuel pressure and spark tested fine, but they otherwise diagnosed main engine bearing out and an engine rebuild. Not certain how they arrived at that, but from a trustworthy place albeit not one that specializes in 53 Packard Clippers.

Posted on: 2015/7/9 19:58
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