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Re: 1950 Oldsmobile-ZIS 150
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Oh, dear not this ZIS again...
Not only the "fishy" paper work that dose not proof anything.
I also see some other oddities in the restoration.
1.Carpet, looks era correct but on closer inspection looks a 1970-1980 after market product. ZIS carpets where and are from a different material.
2. Decals are missing from the air cleaner.
3. Cooling hose is modern and the clamp also.
4. Electric wiers+ spark plug wiers are from the 1980s after market products.
5. Spark plug attaches are from 1970s, if the car is really from the 1950, then it should have this kind of spark plug attaches.
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Posted on: 2012/4/20 11:30
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Re: ... the specific type recommended ...
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Castrol oil based brake fluids where used on Soviet cars from 1930s-1992. The for runner for DOT-1 brake fluid did not come until 1970, with the introduction of a new car model VAZ 2101( Fiat-124 Soviet style).
In the late 80s most,new Soviet cars had DOT-1(2) has a brake fluid.
The Castrol oil based brake fluid was called BSK.It has a red or orange color and a distinctive smell.
The problem with Castrol based oil is that it gets sticky after 10 years(like a heavy lubricant) in use and can glogg the brake system. But unlike DOT fluids, the brake parts don't corrode as much.
Only problem is that they have stopped to import it into europe these days. :(
Also a lot of car owners don't recomment this fluid no more, instead they rebuild there systems on DOT-4 fluid.

Posted on: 2012/4/15 4:27
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Re: Need help with a Packard model
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The hood ornament on the Packard looks like a 30s Buick ornament, but Im not sure in that.

to JW: Horch automobiles are considered a highly desired collectible. It was the Germans version of a Packard/Cadillac luxury car of that time?
It also seems more Horchs landed on the other side of the Iron curtain,then in the USA.

Posted on: 2012/4/8 12:18
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Re: Need help with a Packard model
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Thank you for the short history lesson JW.
DKW/Wanderer cars where common(not as common as Ford) in the Baltics before the war. Many Horchs where present mostly after WWII, mostly cars taken as war loot from Germany. To bad that the majority of these cars have disappeared.

Posted on: 2012/4/6 9:16
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Re: Need help with a Packard model
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I have only come across 3 Wanderer cars so far. The one on the top picture is a model W50 Pullman Limousine edition.
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Nice picture Owen, this car must be a Wanderer special edition model I assume.

The last car is still a Studebaker, not a Oldsmobile :)
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Posted on: 2012/4/5 12:21
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Re: Need help with a Packard model
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It should be,from left to right:
Fiat 500 (1938)
Wanderer W50 (1937)
Packard (1938) "Six" Convertible Coupe, thanks to JW for the info.
Studebaker President (1938)?

Any comments on the last car?

Posted on: 2012/4/5 10:59
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Need help with a Packard model
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Since Im not at home with pre-war cars I have here a Packard wich model needs to be identified. I think its model 120? but Im not sure, the pictures are taken in 1983 and there is no information to what happened to the car later.
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Posted on: 2012/4/5 8:18
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Re: Do it yourself parts?
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I think this is a matter to be considered. First, so many years have passed since Packard plant,closed it doors and also parts production stopped. I think today the main problem with Packard parts is getting right Body panels for pre and after war made cars.
But as they say: its only my 5 cents.

Posted on: 2012/3/31 12:50
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Re: Wade's Workshop
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The picture,where Pete repairs his Packard reminds me of myself on many occasions where the vehicle refuses to cooperate with me.

Posted on: 2012/3/19 10:21
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Re: Getting folks involved with Packards?
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Maybe Im to young to take word in this topic and I hope no one will feel insulted after what I have said.But what I see is the dumping down of education, so certain people could exploit later other people. Hard words,but it applies on both sides of the Atlantic ocean. We have lowered education,so it has come to a point of getting a zero value and getting more of being about grades and paper work,then educating the next generation. I have noticed these disturbing matters for year, but as usual, no one gives a damn about it.

What comes to cars, then its hard to make a bolt and screw restores like our fellow man Hank dose in this forum. This is something that has to come from deep within and from the deep interest in the machine(s). What I see is people that want a old car but newer bother to get interested in how it really works or in the past of the vehicle(rarely know where there cars where made).This is the majority of people who have old cars but never have much deep interest in it.
But nothing is hopeless,so I see also a lot of people from my generation that know vehicles bolt by screw and dig deep into the past.
So how dose all this concern of getting a new generation to work with Packards or any other old car? I think unless there is or is not grown a deep interest in these vehicles,
they will be used or seen as daily drivers and traded like once.

Posted on: 2012/3/4 8:10
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