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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Kevin, I'm so sorry to hear this! I do feel your pain, I have had rare NOS parts destroyed in shipping also. However, unlike your situation they were not parts that would keep me from driving the car.

Posted on: 2/18 7:17

Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Looking forward to you documenting the headliner install process Kevin. I have done cloth headliners, but I believe those are more forgiving than vinyl.

Posted on: 2/14 5:44

Re: Various CL Pickings
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A few Arizona Craigslist items:
'56 Clipper hardtop with parts car:
https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/pts ... d-clipper/7269799836.html

'54 Pacific, ready to go, lots of pictures but no details:
https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto ... d-pacific/7264757296.html

'51 Packard 300, pretty sad looking but has Packards sitting on each side of it: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto ... ckard-300/7258984675.html

Posted on: 2/7 7:31

Re: Bearing Strip
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Interesting, I had to look Lexide up, never heard about it. Appears to be a man-made replacement for leather commonly used in book binding. Here are two links that I looked at:
Lexide 1

Lexide ABB

Couldn't find anything on "Super" lexide however.

Posted on: 2/5 5:40

Re: New 1956 Clipper Grille for sale, NOS perfect! $600
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Wow, that is sweet!

Posted on: 2/4 18:09

**SOLD!**: 55th Series Twin Ultramatic Transmission Valving Kit p/n 6484681
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***This item has been SOLD!***

55th Series Twin Ultramatic Transmission Valving Kit p/n 6484681, used to improve shift pattern at moderate to full throttle openings. NOS kit, still sealed, contains 5 springs. Sorry for the poor pic, but I didn’t want to open the plastic bag. See pics below, including the first page of the Aug 1956 Service Counselor which describes this kit. $20 including First Class Package shipping in the USA. Please send me a PM thru this forum or email r1lark at aol dot com (letter “r”, number “one”, lark)

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Posted on: 2/4 13:28

Re: Deven
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That is a beautiful car! A '55 400 is on my bucket list.

For safety, consider making the following modifications to your engine stand. Remove the single front caster, and add a piece of square tubing to the front of the engine stand, perpendicular to the tube that the single caster attached to. Get another caster, and put one on each end of your new tubing. The three wheel engine stands can tip over rather easily with a big heavy V8 on them. Ask me how I know!

Make the new piece of tubing about 2/3 or 3/4 as long as the rear perpendicular piece already on the stand.

Posted on: 2/3 7:27

Re: Website
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BigKev wrote:
If you need to do a 'hard-reload' of the webpage so it reloads all the resources for the website.

BigKev, apparently I'm not as computer oriented as I thought. How do we do a "hard-reload" of the webpage? Tried logging out, closing the window, then bringing the site back up and logging back in. But that didn't seem to change anything. Thanks!

Posted on: 1/22 12:46

Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Kevin, in general, the steps I take with a sticking throttle would be as follows:
1) Compare your linkage setup to the parts manual - do you have all the correct pieces? Especially verify that you have the correct return springs and that they are connected in the correct locations. I always stay away from aftermarket return springs -- get NOS ones or good used. Are all the little clips that the springs anchor to in place?
2) Disconnect the linkage from the carb, and make sure the various linkage on the carb itself works freely.
3) With the linkage still disconnected from the carb, see if the rest of the linkage works freely. If it doesn't, one by one disconnect each linkage piece to see if the binding frees up. Go all the way back to the pedal. Check all the joints for wear, signs of binding, etc. Repair/replace as required.
4) Is the linkage rubbing on something that it shouldn't be rubbing on - non-stock parts, engine not in correct location due to bad engine/trans insulators, etc?
5) Properly lube and replace all components.
6) Perform any linkage adjustments per the Shop Manual

I'm sure that Ross and others that have specific experience with '54s will chime in here. There may be common wear issues or even design issues that were later addressed with Service Letters. Unfortunately, I don't have much experience with Packards (yet!), but just tried to lay out how I would generally troubleshoot a sticking linkage issue.

Keep us informed on what you find!

Posted on: 1/19 7:30

Re: Parking
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RIki Henneberg wrote:
How many times have this happened to you.

Fing people.

I park way out where no one was. But no some ass has to park next to me. And it was a bitch cause I couldn't see pulling out.

Sorta off the subject, but looking at your picture, I'm struck at how the Packard looks considerably smaller than the truck or the van on the other side of it! Maybe it's just the perspective of the picture?

Posted on: 1/15 9:34

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