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Re: purchase on line
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No experience with that site, but it looks like classified listings, heavy on dealers. Much akin to Hemmings.com by the looks of it.

Posted on: 4/25 5:09
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Re: Addressing the members
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I would think that it would be a badge of honor to be considered a Packard Groupie.

Posted on: 4/14 6:13
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Re: Auto transport recommendations
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About 3-4 years ago when I shipped mine from Connecticut to Florida, I used Horseless Carriage. Other than their calling to ask if they could delay pickup for one day, everything went great. Spotless truck, professional and personable driver, and on time delivery. It didn't hurt that I found the price to be less than I had been expecting.

Posted on: 4/14 6:10
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Re: 1941 Turn signal bulb
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One of the problems with keeping the car 10 miles from the house is that unless I write everything down and take pictures of everything, by the time I drive back home, things that I am sure I would not forget have managed to get rearranged in my memory. Another problem is that I can't just hop off the recliner and rush out to the garage to try something or have another look at it. As a result, when I got up to the car today, I found that the lower bulb, contrary to what my annotated photo above shows, is the problematic one. It faces straight back (the upper bulb points straight up), and still wouldn't work. The other side still worked fine. I figured that I would try getting down on my creaking knees and see where everything went and see if there is more than one flasher. The wiring from the offending light drops down through a hole in the trunk and appears to run along the rear of the body. Branching off that is a lone wire that runs up to the underside of the trunk lid. It was disconnected from a housing on the back side of the license plate light. Upon further inspection I found the license plate light was out. After plugging that wire back into the housing, not only did my license plate light work, but also the non working signal light now works. Wiring and electricity is not my friend, so I'm not going to monkey around with it. I will just order up some spare bulbs and repair my broken lens and put everything back together. Nothing is easy or goes the way it is supposed to. Thanks for all the input and assistance.

Posted on: 2/9 17:02
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Re: 1941 Turn signal bulb
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Thanks guys. Half of my search problems stem from not knowing the correct terminology to use and what to be watching out for. I had originally thought I would just be able to saunter into NAPA with my old bulb in hand and say "I want another of these". Luckily they were closed when I took this bulb out so I saved a wasted trip. Thanks for the links, they have pointed me in the correct direction and after looking at pages and pages of bulbs, I would have to guess I won't be getting an exact match to the old bulb and will have to replace both. Here's hoping I don't drop the other lens...

Posted on: 2/8 7:34
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Re: 1941 Turn signal bulb
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Here is the tail light set up. There are two bulbs.One tail light and brake light and one signal. As best as I can tell, the lower round lens may just be a reflector. I keep the car about 10 miles from my house, so I'll have to go back up and look at the socket since the bulb I am looking to replace has two poles (not sure if that is the correct term) and everything I'm seeing would appear to have only one. The turn signal lever inside the car mounted to the steering column would appear to be after market. The signal light on the other side lights and flashes fine so I don't think it is a flasher issue. I'm trying to avoid swapping bulbs because of what my butter fingers did to the left lens.

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Posted on: 2/7 18:32
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1941 Turn signal bulb
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I noticed that my left rear turn signal on my 1941 180 was not flashing but my right one was. I took that housing apart and removed the bulb figuring I would just take the other one out and swap them to make sure that it was just the bulb. However, during the removal, the lens dropped on the floor and broke (fortunately it was a clean split on a recessed feature and it should be an undetectable fix). So, not wanting to press my luck on the other lens, I put a multi meter to the bulb and it would appear to be dead. I want to replace it with the same type of bulb so both sides match. It looks to be a 6 volt LED however in my searches I can not find a duplicate. Does anyone have any idea if or where I might get one as shown in the pictures? Even though I don't drive the car in the dark, the LEDs in the tail lights and turn signals throw off a really bright light considering it is a 6 volt system and a bright turn signal is a blessing when driving on Florida streets. If this search doesn't pan out and yield an exact duplicate, does anyone use a similar bulb that I can swap out?

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Posted on: 2/7 10:17
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Re: 1941 One Eighty front license plate
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Flackmaster: Thanks for looking. I'll start the hunt.

PackardDon: I'll have to look more closely next time.

Thanks to both of you.

Posted on: 1/17 14:20
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Re: 1941 One Eighty front license plate
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It would be greatly appreciated.

Posted on: 1/17 9:51
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Re: 1941 One Eighty front license plate
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Thank you for coming to my rescue again, flackmaster.

Posted on: 1/17 9:37
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