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Re: Packard Trips
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Thanks BDC, but it's not "all" original. The body tub is still original paint ut the fenders and a few other panels were repainted back in the 1970s. And some of the plating was redone about the same time. Bill Hirsch had a run of the Laidlaw pinstripe wool broadcloth made in Scotland in the 1980s and I bought enough to repair the front seat. Other than that it's a well-preserved survivor and I was so fortunate to buy it from the original owner. It was serviced by the the Packard-Brooklyn factory branch up until 2 years before I bought it.

Posted on: 10/22 17:01
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Re: Packard Trips
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Just a short trip to a local car show in River Edge, NJ some weeks back. Next to me is friend Rob's 1953 Hudson Hornet (6D) with Twin H Power.

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Posted on: 10/22 10:49
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Re: Lacquer paint
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Slim chance to find it these days but Rinshed Mason's RM-400 Polishing Black lacquer was an excellent match to the OEM black on my '34 Packard 1100.

Posted on: 10/20 18:45
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Re: Pre War Hubcaps Year-Model ID Please
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A = 1933-1936 Eight.

Posted on: 10/20 6:37
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Concourse and concours
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Seems to be continuing confusion, some commonly recognized definitions should help.

Concourse: a large open area inside or in front of public buildings such as an airport or train station.

Concours: an exhibition or contest, especially a parade or display of vintage vehicles.

Posted on: 10/19 19:51
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Re: Stuck valve guide
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In my experience there is not a definate relationship between a sticking or stuck valve or badly worn guides and the constant blowing of head gaskets, so you may be dealing with more than one issue. As to the stuck guide, though I encountered my share of stubborn ones, I never encountered one that didnt' ultimately yield to the proper application of force and patience.

Posted on: 10/18 8:03
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Re: Lubricants - 8th Series
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I note no one has responded to the second part of your question about adjusting the front wheel bearings. I was taught to tighten to the point of the first bit of preload, and then back off a small fraction of a turn. You may want to first tighten snugly to make sure the assembly of bearings, races and seals are all seated, but then back off until you can just feel the slightest amount of free play. One way to do this by feel is, with the wheel/tire removed, grasp the brake drum and backing plate and rock back and forth; if the bearing adjustment is allowing just the smallest fraction of movement between the drum and plate, you have it right.

As to lubricants, mine is an 11th Series but I don't think the requirements are significantly different. I use SAE140 GL-1 (straight mineral gear oil + defoamer) in my transmission and steering gear box and GL-5 SAE85-140 in the differential. I've been using them for decades and no problems.

Posted on: 10/18 7:59
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Re: 1940 120 wiper washers
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My 23rd Series Custom Eight had the washer nozzles in the wiper transmission heads. My 22nd Series Custom Eight had no provision for them.

Posted on: 10/17 11:11
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Re: 8th series steering box oil level
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As you concluded, enough to cover the sliding/friction surfaces is all that's needed. I can't see any risk from a little overfilling, it's all open to the atmosphere so you can't pressurize it.

Posted on: 10/17 7:42
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Re: Shutter-Opening Thermostat
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Last I heard (a couple of years ago) Bill Hirsch Auto still had the exclusive supply contract with the original supplier (Fulton Sylphon) and his units were current production and not reproductions.

Some repro service parts for the Pines Winterfronts including the earlier type thermostat bellows and perhaps others are available from the old Brian Joseph business which I believe is now straight-eight.com

Posted on: 10/16 20:55
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