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Re: No time or skill to fix torsion-level issues
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PackardDon wrote:
To replace the system, it would be easier to find a chassis without it and switch the body over to it. Since you don’t have the time, ability or even desire to repair it, I’m not sure the purpose of even posting!


As stated, the car isn't mine. You make a good point though. I don't know why I even posted. Just trying to share my frustration I suppose.

Posted on: 6/22 23:15
Matthew Victory
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Re: No time or skill to fix torsion-level issues
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BH wrote:
So, it sounds like your levelizer shut off with the rear too low and isn't responding to the out of level condition. The problem could be independent of the levelling motor, but you haven't followed the advice previously given.

If the motor (and linkage) was still operational, you could study the wiring schematic in a factory bulletin and come up with a simple, yet safe, manual override of your own making for very little cost and time.

However, since you seem to have made up your mind, I'll bow put of this thread. Just know that the Torsion-Level suspension system was a Packard exclusive, and nothing else comes close.


For the record, the car is not mine. It belongs to my father. I don't have the car and I can't tell him what to do with it. If I had my way the car would be where I am and I would find a way to get the TL suspension working.

Posted on: 6/22 23:13
Matthew Victory
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Re: No time or skill to fix torsion-level issues
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I truly appreciate all of the suggestions and I will do what I can when I can to keep this car on the road. Dad's got his own ideas on how to do things and it's his car, not mine. So I just have to wait and see what he ends up doing. He's the one with the time on his hands. I still work a 40+ hour week and we're about 23 miles away from each other. Sadly, he's pretty set on bypassing the torsion suspension and putting something more conventional on the rear. I can't talk him out of it. Maybe if the car comes into my ownership at some point I can try to undo that. Who knows. Thanks to all that tried to help.

Posted on: 6/22 6:14
Matthew Victory
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Re: Wanted: 352 V8 for 56 Executive *issue resolved!
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SeaWolfVic wrote:
I have seen some entries with for the 352 V8 engine for sale, but none of them are recent. I have a 56 Executive with a blown engine. Need a replacement. I would love to have one that runs, but maybe one that is a candidate for a rebuild would do. Tell me what you got.
Thanks.


Not sure how to close these posts but wanted everyone to know that we got an engine out of Maryland. Shipping was a nightmare though, but eventually the engine arrived in TN. Swapped the manifold, valve covers and lifters from the old engine onto this one from Maryland. May have swapped more stuff too but would have to check with the mechanic. Anyway, the engine fired up and Dad's been driving it around. Drove it to a car show 100+ miles away over last weekend. Now he needs brakes. I swear the car would be awesome if I had about $10k and willing mechanics. Anyway, thanks for all the help.

Posted on: 6/22 6:08
Matthew Victory
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Re: No time or skill to fix torsion-level issues
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We're in Franklin, TN. The rear of the car is about 2 inches off the ground. The mechanism appears totally shot. I would like to remove it from the car or otherwise try to apply some voltage to the car, but no time and no way to get under car are a hurdle.

Posted on: 6/20 21:17
Matthew Victory
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No time or skill to fix torsion-level issues
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I need some help and/or advice. I don't have the time or the skill to fix the torsion-level suspension on my Dad's Executive. Does anyone have any advice for me? I don't know of any mechanic willing to try. Just getting frustrated.
Thanks.

Posted on: 6/19 23:24
Matthew Victory
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Re: Wanted: 352 V8 for 56 Executive
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The Executive belongs to my Dad. Someday I hope to inherit it. I'll see if I can get the info needed to register the car with you guys.

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Ozstatman wrote:
G'day SeaWolfVic,
to PackardInfo, but sorry I can't help in your search for a 352 engine.

Instead, I invite you to include your '56 Executive in the Packard Vehicle Registry..

Posted on: 5/4 21:26
Matthew Victory
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Re: Wanted: 352 V8 for 56 Executive
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I'm going to go with cracked block.

Posted on: 5/4 21:23
Matthew Victory
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Wanted: 352 V8 for 56 Executive
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I have seen some entries with for the 352 V8 engine for sale, but none of them are recent. I have a 56 Executive with a blown engine. Need a replacement. I would love to have one that runs, but maybe one that is a candidate for a rebuild would do. Tell me what you got.
Thanks.

Posted on: 5/3 21:33
Matthew Victory
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