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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Mechagon
Solid looking 1947 Super Clipper in British Columbia, Canada. Does not seem like a car with an extensive service history so will probably require a handful of suspension items and a good tuneup. Some wiring in the engine bay looks a little funny.

Link to Facebook Marketplace

Posted on: 7/27 19:20
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Electronic ignition
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Mechagon
I've done it on a Ford, also 6v positive ground. It's quite straightforward. It will not look quite stock under the hood but it's nothing glaring and easily converted back to stock. The kit was a Pertronix.

It seem most issues result from the coil or improper installation as opposed to issues with the unit itself. I personally prefer to keep the original system as it is adequate and easy to fix on the side of the road. But there's no denying a better spark will improve combustion and benefit drivability and the long term life of the engine.

Posted on: 7/24 22:15
Alberta - Canada
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Re: 1939 Packard SIX Leaf Springs
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Mechagon
I had a 1957 Oldsmobile with liners and had them replaced with new custom leaf springs (no liners that I could see) from a local truck shop with no noticeable difference. Some manufacturers used to cite the damping effect provided by leaf friction as a reason for using leaves over coils. I would presume the difference is fairly minor for most late pre-war cars and on but it would have probably made a big difference before hydraulic dampers were in common use. Usually I'm just glad to have springs that aren't all saggy and cracked anymore 😅.

Posted on: 7/23 1:06
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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50' Club Sedan for auction in Alberta, Canada. Seems quite solid for the current bidding price, but still a few days to go.

https://michener.auctioneersoftware.co ... t/4280-1950-Packard--2-DR

Posted on: 7/19 23:26
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Rubber valve stems
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Quote:

JD in KC wrote:
I had the same problem with my '50 Custom when I had Diamond Back tubeless radials installed. I bought 4 stems at NAPA that extend two inches from the rim including the cap. I paid $3.11 in 2009 for a set of four.


JD, do you still have the part number for that by any chance? I'm hunting for a 22nd Series Custom and it would be useful to know once I get mine.

Posted on: 7/16 19:27
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Mechagon
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Packard Newbie wrote:
Yes, no kidding Duncan. An hour with a bucket, rag and a chamois would add $$'s to the value of that offering. Some folk's level of seller motivation on their used automobile confounds me, but I guess that's true with anything for sale. Detail it; looks like somebody cares. Chris.



I once showed up to look at an old Mercedes and when I arrived it was literally on fire. Things can always be worse ;).

Posted on: 7/14 1:51
Alberta - Canada
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Re: ROD BEARINGS 356 ENGINE
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Kanter showers Rod bearings for 1940-1950 356 eights:

Kanter Link

Not sure who makes them but you could also try Max Merritt, Terrill, or Egge.

Posted on: 7/12 13:11
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Treadlevac booster working?
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Mechagon
Quote:

Phil_78 wrote:
Yeah might change that too. Thanks


The internal hose is quite well protected and are often in great shape unless there has been severe internal leakage. But worth checking.

Posted on: 7/12 1:29
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Treadlevac booster working?
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Mechagon
Quote:

Phil_78 wrote:
Just to confirm, I replaced all vacuum hoses to the booster and reservoir. The hose goes to a brass connection at the bottom of the carb on a (I think) 5/16 fitting. Is this correct? Not a huge amount of vacuum, thanks again, Phil


There's also an internal hose in the booster

Posted on: 7/11 20:53
Alberta - Canada
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Mechagon
Yeah, from what I've seen a $10,000 USD bathtub sedan ought to be driving and without a litany of cosmetic issues like this one.

I think I've seen that green coupe before. Shouldn't it have wood graining over the full interior?

Posted on: 7/11 14:51
Alberta - Canada
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