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Re: 1954 Packard convertible
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Another option to consider is air shocks. I bought a set from Kanter and I really like that I can adjust the ride height based on the number of occupants in the back seat.

Posted on: 6/15 20:42
Don Shields
1933 Eight Model 1002 Seven Passenger Sedan
1954 Convertible
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Re: Site Access
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Your experience certainly demolishes my theory that the VPN is causing this. It must be coincidental that I never experienced the BAD IP message before I subscribed to a VPN. The other site that blocks me occasionally says "ACCESS DENIED" in large print and says I am not authorized to access the site. I've been registered with them since 2015, so that's perplexing. I can only hope that someone knows the cause and can let us know what the solution is to this problem.

Posted on: 5/29 20:58
Don Shields
1933 Eight Model 1002 Seven Passenger Sedan
1954 Convertible
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Re: Site Access
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Packard Don, I've had that same message at times on this and other sites. I think it is caused by my Virtual Private Network. The VPN masks your identity and location so the site's security system blocks access. If I turn off the VPN I can access the site in question. The funny thing is that this happens only sometimes, most times I can access these sites with the VPN turned on. I don't know why this happens.

Posted on: 5/28 23:32
Don Shields
1933 Eight Model 1002 Seven Passenger Sedan
1954 Convertible
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Re: Keystone Packards
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I'm a member of Keystone Packards and the site is working fine for me. The address is www.keystonepackards.org.

Posted on: 3/21 19:52
Don Shields
1933 Eight Model 1002 Seven Passenger Sedan
1954 Convertible
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Re: Rear drums for 53 Clipper
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You could also check with Bob Stoltzfus, Bob's Packard Parts in Marietta, PA. His phone number is 717-426-1446. Good luck with your search.

Posted on: 2021/7/20 21:38
Don Shields
1933 Eight Model 1002 Seven Passenger Sedan
1954 Convertible
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Re: Axle seal on 53 Packard
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I can tell you from experience that the Amazon puller will not work on the Packard axle. It did deform the seal so then I had to get it out. I wound up very carefully chiseling through the seal in 2 places and then easily pulling the halves out. It was a lot of extra unnecessary work as the seal wasn't leaking. I just thought I'd replace it when repacking the rear wheel bearings. Needless to say, I left the seal on the other side alone as it wasn't leaking either. The outer seals were no problem to replace.

Posted on: 2021/4/5 20:34
Don Shields
1933 Eight Model 1002 Seven Passenger Sedan
1954 Convertible
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Re: 1954 359 Aluminum Head / part number/ thermostat/rad cap
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Packpac, I've owned a '54 Convertible since 2005 with the aluminum head. In 2006 it looked like the head gasket blew (white smoke at the tailpipe and a burnt antifreeze odor) but it turned out that aluminum just crumbled around #1 cylinder allowing coolant to enter the cylinder. I took the head to a machine shop. They had the crumbled area rebuilt with aluminum weld and then they reground the area to spec. I put a thread insert into one spark plug hole as those threads gave way. It has been fine ever since.

Definitely go with the 13 # cap, just make sure it's the right neck length for the radiator. Mine had a 7# cap when purchased and it was dripping coolant when it was nowhere near overheating. The higher pressure cap took care of that.

Of course it's up to you but I wouldn't use a 180 thermostat. These engines generate a lot of heat as it is so I'd be leery of it overheating on a hot, humid day. The standard is 170 and low is 160. Before I realized the wrong pressure cap was on my car I put a 160 in. It didn't help the coolant purging but I left it in there after changing the cap and it works fine. I don't drive it much in the winter but when I do I get plenty of heat out of both the dash and under seat heaters. Good luck with your car.

Posted on: 2021/4/5 20:06
Don Shields
1933 Eight Model 1002 Seven Passenger Sedan
1954 Convertible
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Re: KPack
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You're very welcome, Kevin. I was impressed by the neatness of your windshield's original installation versus mine. Of course the most important thing is how the gasket seals, not so much how it looks. Mine completely seals, no leaks. I hope yours does the same.

Posted on: 2021/3/17 23:20
Don Shields
1933 Eight Model 1002 Seven Passenger Sedan
1954 Convertible
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Re: KPack
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Kevin, I'm attaching some photos of my '54 Convertible's windshield trim for your comparison. My windshield appears to be original or if replaced it was done decades ago. Yours dosen't look that bad even with the Steele gasket when compared to mine. Keep up the good work and best of luck with your project.

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Posted on: 2021/3/16 23:32
Don Shields
1933 Eight Model 1002 Seven Passenger Sedan
1954 Convertible
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Re: 1937 115c front fenders
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Since I just happen to have the 1935-1941 Packard parts list open to page 172 (fenders) researching for another fender question the 115-C fenders are unique to the 1937 Sixes. No other models or years interchange. Good luck with your search.

Posted on: 2020/12/30 23:09
Don Shields
1933 Eight Model 1002 Seven Passenger Sedan
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