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Re: KPack
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Good deal Kevin. That fact that the parts store was able to turn the drum is significant. Now the braking surface is concentric with the hub, and should be fine. Keep your eye out for a good replacement just in case, but good chance you won't need it.

Posted on: Today 4:45
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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From Facebook Marketplace:
'53 Clipper with auto, looks quite nice, $6.5K in Alexandria VA: '53 Clipper

1956 Packer 2 door cliper (that's what the ad says......); really nice looking 2-door hardtop, $17K in TN: '56 Clipper Hardtop

1940 Packard 180 custom super 8 touring sedan (that's what the ad says......), needs a lot of work, seller says it has factory air conditioning, $11K in Marietta, GA: '40 Packard

1941 Packard Sedan, beautiful black car, very sparse information, $29.5K in Appomattox, VA: '41 Packard Now marked as SOLD

1955 Packard 2-door Hardtop, very nice looking car, black with white or grey, $28.5K in Calhoun GA: '55 Packard Hardtop

Posted on: 4/30 7:38
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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JWL wrote:
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58L8134 wrote:
A '53 Clipper Special, manual shift, overdrive relay visible, good daily driver, for sale a long time:
https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto ... d-clipper/7312155928.html...
Steve


Hmmm, the first photo shows the Clipper outside on what looks like snow and sitting very low with non stock wheels. Other photos show the car in an original state.


First photo is either a different car, or a highly photoshopped picture. Note the first line of the ad says "CAN LOOK LIKE THIS".

Posted on: 4/28 18:45
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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From Facebook Marketplace:

1955 Packard 400 in Mechanicsville VA, $10.5K Lots of pictures

1955 Packard 400

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Posted on: 4/28 7:34
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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That '53 Clipper looks like it could be a very nice car with some detailing. And manual with overdrive - sweet!

What would the original interior material have been? Anything close to what is in there now?

Posted on: 4/28 6:50
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Tobs wrote:
I thought Napa would not turn that drum because they found it was bent or warped?


Tobs, I noted the same thing. The drum/hub assembly is warped when off the axle. Not saying the axle could also be bent - perhaps there was some type of incident that caused the warped drum that could also have bent the axle.

Bottom line, it would be a good idea to check the axle for straightness also.

Posted on: 4/28 6:41
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Re: 243 sedan
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Tim Cole wrote:
They are now the proud owner of a cracked block the same way as Paul Lamb's car.


I looked at the eBay description again, and didn't see that they disclosed this issue.

Posted on: 4/27 11:23
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Re: KPack
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kevinpackard wrote:

With the drums back on the car I can easily see that the driver's rear is warped. See the picture for the difference in gap. It makes it almost impossible to turn the rear axle....it is fine for a bit then grabs hard and makes it tough to spin.

An old car guy I know (has a dozen 20-30's cars....Ford's and Studebakers, plus dozens of early 1900's tractors) thinks we may be able to do some work with the warped drum to get it back to acceptable. He has all the machining tools if needed, but he thinks we might just be able to pound it out. I'm going to pull the drum and try to get with him this week.

-Kevin


Kevin, while I agree that you might as well try to improve the drum (it's no good that warped), I'm not so sure "pounding" on it would be the right path, as Ozstatman mentions. Perhaps a better method to consider would be using a hydraulic press - somewhat "gentler" and easier to control.

Posted on: 4/27 6:27
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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From Facebook Marketplace --

2-door, and with a 3-speed/OD setup. Not much description as far as driving condition, brake condition, etc. Located in Perryopolis, PA $13K

1951 Packard 200 2-door with 3spd/OD

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Posted on: 4/24 7:59
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Re: KPack
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DavidPackard wrote:
I know I always try to put things back the way I found them, but your experience highlights the hazard that the person before us may not have been so motivated.


Oh how true this is! I've learned working on old cars in general to never assume when you take it apart that it was put together correctly by the last guy! A really good example is the location of the primary and secondary shoes on self-energizing versus non-self energizing brakes. Manual transmissions also.......seen a lot of weird stuff in those.

And I found out the hard way that in addition to the Shop Manuals and Parts Manuals, the Service Bulletins/Service Letters (and other various names) should also be checked for further info that may be pertinent to a particular task.

Posted on: 4/22 14:43
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