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Re: Various CL Pickings
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A listing for a 52 200 (but the grille is from a 300?) from my part of the world - Great Falls MT. Just happened to see it today. Hope someone can rescue it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Packard-200/193248597394?hash=item2cfe839592:g:KowAAOSwFINd7oLy

Posted on: 2019/12/13 21:12
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Re: Water Pump Removal
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Kev is correct - there are usually one or two large slot screws holding the plate in place, but occasionally mechanics will change them out.

Posted on: 2019/6/12 19:54
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found another 50 Packard in MT
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At our annual swap meet and auction in Billings MT last week, this 50 Packard went across the block, but didn't sell. It is an interesting car - it's the base model, but has an Electromagnetic cluch, radio, heater, overdrive and exterior sun visor. It was restored a number of years ago. The burgundy paint is decent, but needs buffing out. The black top color scheme isn't correct, but it looks good. The rubber floor mats are still in very good shape, and the upholstery is acceptable, but not original. The chrome is in very good shape, and I didn't see any dents - didn't see any rust in the fenders or rocker panels. The trunk is equally clean.

I drove the car in and out of the auction building and it ran quiet and smooth, with no smoke. However, it leaked antifreeze badly - either a bad water pump and/or hoses. The owner wasn't at the auction; I think they live several hundred miles from Billings. The car is still at the clubhouse barn, stored inside. If any one is interested in it, I'll track down the owner and get them it touch with you. I can also go out to the clubhouse and get more photos and make a more than three minutes inspection.

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Posted on: 2019/6/4 20:33
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Re: Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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Bill - I have a lens from the junior series. It is convex, with white numbers silkscreened on it, and a notch in the side for the winder knob. Let me know if you might could use it.
David Grubbs

Posted on: 2019/1/19 19:33
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Re: Joe's '49 Club Sedan
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Terrell Machine in DeLeon Texas is another good source for repair kits for the fuel pumps. The kits are not difficult to install, but it's a good idea to take photos as you disassemble the unit.

Posted on: 2019/1/16 13:04
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Re: 307 five passenger coupe
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here are some photos I took yesterday. The body, frame and fenders are all on dollies for repairs and painting. The trunk lid is missing as the body was modified during WWII to put in a wooden bed, so it would be a farm vehicle and get more gas ration stamps.

So Kenny needs a lid, hinges, latch and latch mechanism if anyone has a lead on some. Photos of similar models would help a lot if anyone has any. You can contact me and I'll contact Kenny. He doesn't believe in computers!

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Posted on: 2019/1/16 13:01
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Re: 307 five passenger coupe
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Here's the connection to the existing photo. I'll add more in a few minutes.
http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=11625&cid=32

Posted on: 2019/1/16 12:42
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307 five passenger coupe
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I visited my friend in Lewistown MT yesterday - the one who owns a six cylinder 307-1253 two door coupe. It is unusual in that it has suicide type doors. He's owned the car for years, and is now retired and is doing a frame off restoration.

While cleaning up the interior of the car in preparation for body work and paint, he found a small brass data plate in the back seat area. It was just tucked in a corner, loose. It is about 3/4" high and maybe 2" wide. It "Body Number" on the top line, then "307-1253" stamped in it, then in small letters on the bottom "Packard Motor Car Co Detroit Mich". The plate has small holes on each end for attachment, but the plate doesn't look like screws or brads have been used to attach it. He has the data plate that goes on the firewall, but hasn't found any holes anywhere on the body corresponding to where the body number plate could have been installed. I'm used to the Packards of the late 30's and early 50's where body tags have been attached to the bottom of the seats, so maybe this is where it should be installed.

So - first question - anyone have any ideas as to where to install it after the restoration is done?

Second question - anyone have any info on this particular body style? It's not one I'm familiar with. A photo of it is in the Photo Archive.

Thanks

Posted on: 2019/1/16 10:10
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Re: Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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I have a 1939(?) clock face lens for the Junior series - it is convex glass with the numbers painted on the back of the glass in white numbers. It also has a notch in the edge for the adjustment knob. I didn't know if the 180 clock is different.

Let me know if that's what you need. I've sold my 39, so it's surplus to me.

Here is a photo of a similar one in a 39 120 Packard. This unit had the numbers on the clock rather than the lens. The font is the same on both types.

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Posted on: 2019/1/16 9:57
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Re: front turn signal lights
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On Max Merrit's website, you have to search for "Park Lights" in the Junior section to find them. Here's the website:http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~partsort

Posted on: 2018/5/8 20:55
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