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1948 Custom Eight on Hemmings
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Not my car, but found this on Hemmings someone may like:

I've been looking for a Custom Eight off and on for some time but but the insane cost of shipping cars up to Canada it would probably not be worth it for me by the time I'm all done.

Note the lines zip-tied to the chassis and the interior wear, especially the spotting all over the headliner and those odd looking nubs on the back of the front seat. Not sure what all that is about. Also looks like something is up with the wiper.

Click here for link to hemmings

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Posted on: 4/21 16:45
Alberta - Canada

Wanted - 22nd Series Custom Eight, Overdrive + Electromatic Clutch
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Re: 1934 V-12, how to change freeze plug in rear of engine while in the car
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The method you may need will depend on access around the plug in question, but I have done this on a Mercedes inline six by welding a bolt to the plug and pulling it out with a slide hammer attached to a vise grips.

If you don't have the space to get a good angle on it, it may not be possible. As you know you will need the access to drive the new plug in nice and square.

Posted on: 4/19 23:59
Alberta - Canada

Wanted - 22nd Series Custom Eight, Overdrive + Electromatic Clutch
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Re: 1948 Packard Master Sales Program
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I did find some reasonably priced 16" turntables on ebay and PM'ed Mathew, hopefully I can try out these films soon!

Posted on: 4/19 23:55
Alberta - Canada

Wanted - 22nd Series Custom Eight, Overdrive + Electromatic Clutch
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1948 Packard Master Sales Program
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Hello,

I've recently acquired two mostly complete sets of the 1948 Master Salesman program records and film slides.

I'd like to digitize these. Looks like they are 16" (transcription?) records and I'm not sure what the film strips are. Some of the films include "Three of the Finest", "The Little Giants:, etc.

Does anyone know what the best equipment to play these on are? I have heard some of these large format records play from the inside groove out, so I'm not sure if a conventional turntable will run them. Most of these films are already uploaded on youtube, but not always in the best quality. I also have some service-related films that look like a smaller film format.

Posted on: 4/13 18:11
Alberta - Canada

Wanted - 22nd Series Custom Eight, Overdrive + Electromatic Clutch
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Packard "Coupe" Limousine/Town Car
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Came across this rather interesting 1949 model on a facebook Packard group. It appears to have received a town car body. Note the script on the front fenders. I wonder if anyone might know something about it? It is currently for sale in France for $30,000. It appears to be generally fairly solid, but the photos are very poor.

Click here for Link to the Facebook posting

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Posted on: 2022/6/12 14:55
Alberta - Canada

Wanted - 22nd Series Custom Eight, Overdrive + Electromatic Clutch
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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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: 2021/7/27 19:20
Alberta - Canada

Wanted - 22nd Series Custom Eight, Overdrive + Electromatic Clutch
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Re: Electronic ignition
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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: 2021/7/24 22:15
Alberta - Canada

Wanted - 22nd Series Custom Eight, Overdrive + Electromatic Clutch
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Re: 1939 Packard SIX Leaf Springs
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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: 2021/7/23 1:06
Alberta - Canada

Wanted - 22nd Series Custom Eight, Overdrive + Electromatic Clutch
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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.com/auctions/8864/lot/4280-1950-Packard--2-DR

Posted on: 2021/7/19 23:26
Alberta - Canada

Wanted - 22nd Series Custom Eight, Overdrive + Electromatic Clutch
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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: 2021/7/16 19:27
Alberta - Canada

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