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Re: SCAMMER ON Packard Info
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Packard Joe
I have a similar story, same ID, and reported it earlier today. Suggest all to be cautious in general and especially with this individual.

Posted on: 1/5 15:48
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Re: Packard NO RESERVE auction
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Cli55er wrote:
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Fish'n Jim wrote:
I think since this auction is closed and so should the discussion. Move on.



Packard quit making cars a long time ago too…. And yet here we are.


I will be patiently watching for these cars to come up for sale as they move on to their next life. You never know when one might end up in your garage. After all, they are not stuck in a building anymore.

Posted on: 2021/11/25 17:53
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Re: Thief-Proof Numbers (body serial numbers)
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My 1940 120 did not have the embossed firewall number. It did have the two diamonds that are usually at the beginning and the end of the number, but no number.

Posted on: 2021/11/22 17:30
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Wanted: Thermostat Housing 1953 288 PN 419994
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Good day! I am looking for an original Water Outlet Flange & Thermostat Housing in good shape for my 1953 Clipper with the 288. Part Number is 419994. This item bolts to the head and connects the upper radiator hose to the engine. Mine is soft swiss cheese with questionable sealing surfaces and is going nub-less. I do not need show quality but prefer an original with good internal nubs to retain the thermostat bail. I do see that the popular vendors offer a replacement part in cast iron, but I want to stay original. Anyone have a spare they are willing to part with?

Posted on: 2021/11/17 8:39
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Re: Number 1 Spark Plug Wire Position
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Update: Completed Distributor cleaning and refurbishment including a new Vacuum Capsule and a Breaker Plate plus the usual Points, Condenser, Rotor and Cap, then put the plug wires in the position recommended by the kind folks here. One tap of the key and she fired and ran smooth for the first time in many years. I had soaked the cylinders with oil so initially lots of smoke but the exhaust cleaned up in a couple of minutes. Even cold, light taps of the throttle produce a quick rev. There's no bogging. Oil pressure at idle is at 29 PSI using a test gage tapped in to the sender port. I didn't run it long because the water pump bearings started to make more noise then they should. I don't want the housing or shaft to get damaged from failed bearings. I guess it didn't like being woken from the long sleep. I will change it out with a rebuild. Looks like Max Merritt has the best price. Again, thanks to the contributors here. There's lots of great information on this site and I appreciate the personal responses as well!

Posted on: 2021/11/4 17:38
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Re: Number 1 Spark Plug Wire Position
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Thank you for your kind and informed replies. As I suspected, the plug wires were all off by one position. Moving them all one spot got me in range for timing without moving the distributor body out of the standard position in order to get the timing in range. I do not know the pedigree of the car or its previous owners. It appears that someone took good very good care of the car and at some point, did not continue. The car then was allowed to weather and deteriorate significantly. It's been a long time since it has run. The motor was painted sky blue but hard to tell if it has been apart. Pretty sure the oil pump gear is in the right place. Everything I see looks right but needs careful attention to ensure no damage is done on the first start. Compression is good, no stuck valves and there is 20psi of oil pressure on my test gage just cranking on the starter. I took out the distributor for cleaning and points and will replace the wobbly breaker plate and failed vacuum advance. Distributor bushings are in good shape with no apparent wear! Thanks again for the help and I will post the results when I pop it off for the first time.

Posted on: 2021/10/26 16:03
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Wanted: Correct Distributor Plate Hold Down Hardware 1953 288
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Good Day! Wanting to buy the correct shoulder bolts and wave / flat washer hardware that thread into the block and hold down the Delco distributor octane plate on a 53 288. Anyone have these in good shape and willing to sell?

Thank you!

Posted on: 2021/10/26 10:11
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Number 1 Spark Plug Wire Position
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Good day all. I just bought a new to me 1953 26th Series Clipper with the 288. I will post in the registry when I get the photos out of my phone. I am working towards the first start. Car is equipped with the correct Delco distributor that is installed with the vacuum advance module with the hard vacuum line pointed forward, which looks correct from photos I have seen. Someone had messed with the spark plug wires and although the firing order is correct, it appears the wires are off by one position. Could someone indicate the factory location for the Number 1 Spark Plug Wire on the distributor cap? I want it to be correct and also be able to tune on the fly using the octane selector plate factory feature. Thanks!

Posted on: 2021/10/26 10:01
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WTB: Late 30's Packard Center Tail Light Plate Light Assembly
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Packard Joe
I am Looking for the complete assembly in good shape. Are there any spares out there? Thanks all!

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Posted on: 2021/9/24 20:34
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Posted on: 2021/9/20 17:04
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