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Re: Someone hooked the battery up backwards / new member 55 Clipper Deluxe
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Don't have much to add except, good luck, glad to see another Clipper on the road!


Also, funnily enough, I have a Clipper custom someone put a 320 in place of the 352, you've got a 352 in place of your 320.

Posted on: 6/16 10:22
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Mike P 1955 400 Slow Resto Thread!
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If the radio in the trunk is not the original, I have one that should be that I bought off ebay (later learned it was not the right one for my Clipper, funny enough). No clue if it works though, but I'd be happy to let it go for a decent price, if you need.

Posted on: 6/15 13:57
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: 1954 Packard on eBay
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I must echo Kevin's sentiment about interest vs affordability for us on the younger end of the spectrum. I still can't reasonably afford this one. I'd love to own it though.

Posted on: 5/4 20:36
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Treadle Vac Conversion
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This may be considered sacriligeous on this board, so I apologize in advance, but I saw a video the other day about adapting Tesla's brakes to a converted 50's Jag.

https://youtu.be/SRZ8XDNz2vU

Wonder if it or another electrically boosted unit off another car could possibly work?


- Anthony

Posted on: 5/4 19:08
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Wat_Tyler wrote:
LOL, but not really. A good chef gathers his ingredients first.


You have to admit, they're damned good-looking cars.



I really must say, I actually prefer the '46 to the '48 - 50. And it's one of the few cars where I prefer the postwar update to the '41-'42 design they are based on.

Posted on: 2021/8/5 15:15
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Quote:

Wat_Tyler wrote:
LOL, but not really. A good chef gathers his ingredients first.


You have to admit, they're damned good-looking cars.



I really must say, I actually prefer the '46 to the '47 - 50. And it's one of the few cars where I prefer the postwar update to the '41-'42 design they are based on.

Posted on: 2021/8/5 15:15
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Wat is on a mission to own every '46 :-p

Posted on: 2021/8/3 23:29
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: The "After Eight" Roadster
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Would love to hear the sound of that hopped up straight 8.

It may be too early, but what are your engine plans for the after eight Ross?

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Posted on: 2021/7/31 11:36
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Duncan Michael wrote:
A 1956 Patrician

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1956-packard-patrician/


Wow! Looks pretty nice overall, at least to me. Looks like some issues on the front headlight area tho. Would be a lot of mechanical repairs - exhaust, brakes, hoses, Torsion Level, etc. Probably Ultramatic too


But the pushbutton seemingly works... wow..

Posted on: 2021/7/30 16:18
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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Re: Cortes121's 1955 Clipper Custom
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Kevin,

I'll have to check with NAPA - I usually go in there with a part number and it really smooths out the process, otherwise I get a lot of confused looks.

But they did have the fronts. My only concern is the rears list in the cross reference are for the senior cars, not the clipper, and the one part number I tried the parts existed but apparently are not in stock, at least at Autozone...


Someone had definitely rebuilt the brakes not long before this thing was parked. I'd love to hear about the circumstances of it being parked. In the documents I found this car had been in an auction in the late 90s, so it was presumably in good shape then. Such a shame.
Mine could most definitely be rebuilt, but there's some corrosion in the wheel cylinder that needs some attention. If I bought a hone I could probably clean it up. But wheel cylinders are usually not much more expensive than the rebuild kits, so I was hoping to go down the quick route.

And about the seals... they are most likely leaking, and could probably stand to be replaced, but I'm wrestling with what outcome I want for this car. I feel like if it runs, drives and stops, relatively safely, I could find it a new home with someone willing to put in the extensive work to get this thing in decent shape. Or more realistically part it out. :/

Posted on: 2021/7/30 16:11
- Anthony

1955 Packard Clipper Custom
1951 Kaiser Deluxe
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