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Re: 1950 Super 8 sedan
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Duane Gunn
The car is currently located in Phoenix, AZ and soon to be located in your garage.
This car has been gone through and is ready for the road.

No it's not mine. my wife said no. She's been saying that a lot lately.
This is for sale by an elderly gentleman who can't enjoy it so he's letting it go to someone who could enjoy it and take care of it.

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Posted on: 4/25 13:06
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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1950 Super 8 sedan
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Duane Gunn
This car is owned by John Koch. This is a recent purchase and now he can no longer drive it.
He had the engine gone through and it purrs like a kitten. He had it rewired. New speedometer cable, fuel gauge, battery, tires. Rebuilt master brake cylinder and some wheel cylinders.
He got the car ready to go. All you gotta do is come get it.
John Koch 847-226-6572

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Posted on: 4/25 9:44
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: 1953 Clipper 4 dr.
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Duane Gunn
More pictures of the 53 Clipper.

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Posted on: 4/20 17:11
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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1953 Clipper 4 dr.
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Duane Gunn
This is not mine, but the Franklin Auto Museum in Tucson, AZ contacted me and asked if I knew anyone who would want to buy a 53 Packard Clipper. My wife said I can't, darn it! It looks like a fun project. I have known about this car for almost 20 years. It hasn't moved from the carport. So here is what they sent me. Call them for more information.

The Franklin Auto Museum in Tucson, AZ has a 1953 Clipper 4-dr. sedan that needs a new owner. It is too new for their collection.
Condition is complete, original and faded blue two-tone paint and interior. miles 90K, manual 3 spd. plus overdrive. Has extra cost pelican hood ornament, sun visor, backup light, radio, etc. Needs fuel system and brake hydraulic service to drive, and undoubtably other issues. Stored under cover. Would make a nice "patina" driver which is in favor around here, since the cost of paint went thru the roof...
Price is $ 5,000.00 as appraised, the right person with cash could do better, I would like to move it to someone in AZ. who would do something with it and go to cruise nights and shows to have fun with a Packard.
Bourke Runton

520-324-3412
Museum 520-326-8038 Wed thru Sat

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Posted on: 4/20 17:09
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: 1948 Limo Super 8
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Duane Gunn
While driving the car home to prepare for going to the Speedometer shop, I ran out of gas! This is the 1st time I have ran of of gas and I'm 65! I last filled the tank in September!
So we found out the speedometer was seized and that broke the speedometer cable. After the speedometer was fixed I put $40 worth of gas in the tank and noticed the gas gage does work!
So I drove it 18 miles home and had lots of air coming through the floor by the air vent. There is a rust hole there. I'm having a guy come and check it out.
I am also missing the spare tire well. It has rusted out. The trunk floor is fine! I have seen that there is a spare tire well for a Chevy, but it is probably too small for a Packard tire. Is there one for a Packard?

Posted on: 2023/2/14 21:29
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: 1948 Limo Super 8
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Duane Gunn
Was looking for the fender skirts and found them in my shed! I must have put them there a few years ago and forgot!
While driving the Packard the speedometer quit working. I unplugged the cable, lifted the rear wheels and started the car and then put it in gear. The cable was making a noise and I couldn't see anything sticking out of the cable. How do I pull the speedometer out? It's either the cable or the speedometer, because the cable is spinning when in gear.

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Posted on: 2023/1/3 20:06
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: Two door vs. Four door
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Duane Gunn
My wife makes me buy 4 door cars. I asked why and she said, "For the grandkids." I didn't argue.

Posted on: 2022/6/12 22:00
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: 1948 Limo Super 8
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Duane Gunn
I cleaned up the tail light housing and plugged the fixture back in. The lights are nice and bright, that includes the tail lights, brake lights and turn signals. I just had a corroded tail light housing that was messing up the ground.
I bought new tires, put on the hubcaps, vacuumed the interior, washed windows and got ready to go for a drive. I sprayed carburetor cleaner in the carburetor and it started just fine. When the carburetor cleaner was used up, the fuel filter was empty and the car shut off. I tried to restart it and the battery died!
I used the battery from a different car that hasn't been used in 4 years and the car started right up. Yea!
Now to fix some other things I haven't noticed are: dashboard lights are not working, the brakes squeal when applied, and the clutch is making a noise when engine is running with the transmission in nuetral and clutch out.
I got to drive it a little and even went to fill the tank. It rides nice, it is hot here in Phoenix. It was down to 107F at 8pm when I was driving it.

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Posted on: 2022/6/12 0:06
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: ‘56 400 vapor lock
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Duane Gunn
I have a 1955 Clipper Custom, I live in Phoenix, Az. I experience vapor lock when the temperature is over 95F. There has been a lot of talk here on this website about vapor lock. Today's gas is to blame. All I know is that I use a mechanical fuel pump until I experience vapor lock and then I turn on my electric fuel pump. I am on my 2nd electric fuel pump. I have been driving my car for over 20 years and have put over 70,000 miles on it. I don't know everything, but I have experienced vapor lock. At over 110F, I will drive my Clipper, my wife will not be in the car, and the electric fuel pump is on. Good luck and get an electric fuel pump, put it by the gas tank. But continue to use the mechanical fuel pump.
I also use a Chrysler mechanical fuel pump, it isn't affected by today's fuel. Look in the Parts Cross-Reference and find it there.

Posted on: 2022/5/22 1:23
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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Re: 1940 Packard 180 petronix
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Duane Gunn
Yes, I used the Pertronix Ignitor on my 1940 160 Touring Sedan. I liked it. It ran great until it burned up. I used the stock coil.
With no gas in my carburetor, the engine kept cranking until it had gas and would start. With gas in the carburetor, the engine would start real easy. With all the cranking, the Ignitor got hot and burned up.
I had the same problem with my 1955 Packard Clipper.
Both ran for a few years, 3,000 (40 Packard) to 30,000 miles (55 Clipper) before they both burned up. Luckily I was at home.
If your carburetor always has gas in it, then do it.

Posted on: 2022/5/7 3:00
1955 Clipper Custom
1940 160 Touring Sedan
1953 Patrician
1948 Super 8 Limo
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