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Re: 1937 237 6 cylinder thermostat housing
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tom abel
humidity only effects people not machinery.while mid 80s is warm that car shouldn't be running that hot.might want to check engine reading with an infrared thermometer to make sure gauge is accurate.if so you might have other issues.

Posted on: 7/6 6:47
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Re: Packard Plant
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didnt hear anybody say union corruption? theres a reason the big 3 and foreign car companys moved to the south the right to work states ie bmw in south carolina and ford in kentucky and others.

Posted on: 12/8 7:51
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Re: Packard Plant
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was just giving reasons on why we should restore anyting whether a 41 packard sitting in a field or the plant it came from. once a car is crushed or building torn down thats it their gone for good.if elon musk or some other billionare wants to donate money to fix up the plant i say go for it.be carefull about terms like urban blight or decay. detriot is nothing but urban decay.however i have seen some historic buildings there have been restored recently such as the union station project and others.i dont feel that demolishing the packard plant would be that much of an improvement. remember one day a millenial or gen z government official may tell you to crush your 30s packard because its decay or damages our planet etc. as for memories they can age well or poorly,but for me i'd rather drive my car or walk into a small piece of restored packard plant than to just have a memory of them. im no building engineer so its not in my bailiwick to decide wether the building is salvageable or not.but over the years there were cars i was told to crush because they were not restorable but i restored and drove and enjoyed them anyway.its funny how memories of things change especially the further time moves us away from them.

Posted on: 12/7 14:42
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Re: Packard Plant
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many reasons to save our history and that building is part of it. some of the most beautiful automobiles made by man have come from that building.just like the cars we all have a passion for the history surrounding them should be saved.
i would love to see that building restored to its former glory just as i like to see any packard resurrected from the heap piles and junkyards.we need to preserve our history not only automotive but our American history when people actually took pride in their product and were thankfull to live in such a great nation.

Posted on: 12/7 8:35
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Re: 53 patrician power booster rebuild
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tom abel
thank you all for your input. hopefully i will get to bleeding this week and all will be normal.

Posted on: 2023/4/23 14:47
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53 patrician power booster rebuild
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tom abel
rebuilt the tredle vac on a 53 patrician.
with car running you barely touch the pedal and it goes to the floor like something is pulling it aka vacum.i havent bled the system yet is this normal or should i take it back out and look at something wrong in the booster rebuild? thanks for any answers.

Posted on: 2023/4/22 20:54
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1942 Clipper
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1942 Packard Clipper with air conditioning. Extremely rare car. Still has all of the a/c stuff left in it except for the compressor. The motor turns freely but has some stuck valves. Really rough. Asking 2000 or best offer
because the ac is well worth that.
Located in Culpeper Va
You can call me at 5409377787
or check it out on facebook marketplace under packards for sale

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Posted on: 2022/11/16 17:49
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Re: Hard Clunk and Pulling in right front wheel
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tom abel
had a customer with a 61 chrysler 300 that did the same thing. found out that the new wheel cylinders were made in china. the bores were too large and what would happen was the pistons would get crooked in the bore and cause the drums to slam on. had to replace with 3 sets before i found 2 good ones that stopped this problem. generally the problem was worse when cold and got better as the car was driven and got hot.not sure if this is exactly what happens to yours or not but just some food for thought.im glad people make some new parts for old cars but you have to be very careful and inspect them well before installing. hope this can help

Posted on: 2022/10/8 19:48
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Re: 1955 clipper
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tom abel
Wouldnt let me put any more pictures on for somne reason.
its a really rough parts car
you can email me at abels1997@netzero.net or call 5409377787
located in culpeper va

Posted on: 2022/9/22 20:30
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1955 clipper
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tom abel
1955 packard panama super clipper for sale
extremely rough still has plenty of good parts on it
500 obo

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Posted on: 2022/9/22 15:42
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