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Re: Wat's Clipper coupe
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Had been in touch with a guy who had a running big 8 for sale. A tad more than I wanted to pay but would have as the videos looked good - and smoke-free. He's been a bit hincky to get in touch with, going dark on me. Checked his ad aging tonight.

It's listed as sold.

Posted on: 7/27 19:44
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Re: Packard performance
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Does anyone reproduce donut chasers or any of the hood ornaments? Seems to me that a competent caster with a good mold and access to spent shell casings (brass) could cast new ornaments and plate them and do okay.

Posted on: 7/23 18:54
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Re: Packard performance
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I'm no copyright lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. I have no dog in that fight or any other like it. Unfortunately for the world around be, I am full of opinions. THat said, I would deduce that the resemblance between their figure and our donut chaser is fleeting at best. The obvious missing element: the donut.

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Posted on: 7/23 5:29
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Re: Various parts for sale
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THat car is a drivetrain to me. Other than some glass and trim, there's not a lot that isn't really far gone.

Too bad, because it's a top-of-the-line model.

Posted on: 7/22 19:02
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Re: Various parts for sale
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For John:

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Posted on: 7/21 19:33
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Ross wrote:
I also have had zero luck contacting people with cars on Facebook Marketplace. I probably need a thirteen year-old to explain it to me.



Okay, that's my Laugh du Jour. Thank you. Today, I needed that.

I actually bought my flock from Facebook. One guy took a month to reply, but he finally did and we were able to conduct business.

Luck of the draw, I reckon.

Posted on: 7/21 19:20
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Re: Various parts for sale
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Wat_Tyler wrote:
That being the case, then I have one of each. The factory one (solid mounting) is off the car and ready for a new home. The hinged one is still on the car, which is still on the trailer with sides, so I can't open the doors to take it off.

Yet . . . .

Will keep y'all posted.


This car is long since off the trailer and the cannibals are busy with it. The passenger front door is quite stuck and in the spirit of trying not to destroy any more than I absolutely have to and being that is the best door on the car, the visor is still stuck in place with it.

Pics when it comes off. Wish me luck.

Posted on: 7/21 5:20
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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I messaged that guy with the Maroon '46 on 3 June and am still waiting for a reply. His is the third ad I've had that happen with, and I have a 4th advertiser who's going dark on me, too.

I don't get it.

Posted on: 7/21 5:12
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Re: Sema
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Opinions are like noses. Everybody has one, many of them are/have been broken, and many of those have been broken more than once.

That said, I'm no fan of the hoopdie crowd with their 26" wheels-n-tires nor of the tuners with their over-revving tin boxes which sound like sewing machines (am I dating myself here?) on steroids with empty oil can mufflers. I do what I do, and some folks think I'm violating some sanctity or another.

At the end of the day, we're all Car Guys. Anything that might help (although coming from Big Gummint, "Help" may be a forlorn hope) is okay in my book.

But, what are the Unintended Consequences?

Posted on: 7/18 4:46
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Re: Question for you custom guys
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PackardDon wrote:
The last stuck engine that I un-stuck wasn’t a Packard but in that case it was primarily the rods that had somehow glued themselves to the crank journals and piston pins that wouldn’t move. I had never seen that happen before and, as it was a V8 where there was no straight and direct route out for the pistons and not being able to turn the crank to get them aligned, it took ages.

Point is, some persistence might be required on your Custom and possibly taking the rod cap off to add some lubrication there. You can also sometimes pump oil into the galley to get it in where it might not be now.



Just noticed this. How does one pump oil into the galley? Maybe some 50/50 in there would cure what ails it.

Posted on: 7/18 4:28
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