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Re: 1938 Super 8 1605 - need a few photos and/or info
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The MM catalog doesn't say specifically but it does list around 6 types for the trunk on the 38's. So it should look like at least one of these. Just FYI.

I'm not familiar with those at all so I can't be of more help.

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Posted on: Today 7:55
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Okay here's an example of what I meant.

Top two photos are from my Clipper which I bought for next to nothing but is all original on the inside.

Bottom two photos are from a recently faithfully restored car with the exact same interior (and exterior), currently for sale (why?) at $24,000.

Obviously the fabric is much newer and overall nicer in the restored car, but it's not stretched tight around the seat the same way as the original, in the way that it should be. I've seen this at least a couple times. Great advice from Tim on just asking around, or at least seeing previous work an upholsterer has done on a similar era car and seat style (i.e. uncontoured bench seats, not bucket or sport seats).

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Posted on: Yesterday 9:00
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: Ideas for engine cutting out under load.
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Personally I haven't heard of capacitors/condensers not working when hot but resuming working when cold. Generally the life will be shortened by hot working temperatures (above their rating, not something your should have to worry about for purpose-built automotive ones), but not "stop and restart". Personally I doubt this would be the problem.

Next time it makes sense to, I would run through the electrical tests you have suggested for your own piece of mind if anything.

Next time it doesn't want to start for no apparent reason, immediately switch to a bottle, starter fluid, or hook up a boat tank to the carb. If it runs nice off of that, it's almost certainly a fuel problem. If not, not.

Nice thing about V-8 engines is that if one cylinder is unhappy you have 7 more. So you can more-or-less completely ignore for now anything that is cylinder-specific, like the plug wires off the distributor.

Posted on: Yesterday 7:33
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: 1948 or 1949 22nd series?
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nikspack have you browsed the Packard Club rosters for your car? You may be able to find a match for one of your other numbers and at one time the vin was recorded there.

Not likely but possible.

Posted on: Yesterday 7:15
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: No keys, any ways to get in?
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Ride,

Here is the last Keys topic that has most everything that one would need to know.

https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... wtopic.php?topic_id=24454

If you want to have some fun, pick up a basic lockpick set with at least a couple basic picks, rakes, and tension wrenches, and watch some videos explaining how to pick and rake locks. Practice on a well-lubricated Master Lock padlock, they are usually surprisingly easy to pick open with some basic technique. Once you have your bearings you can try your car lock, it's not hardly any more secure (5 wafer vs. Master Locks are usually 4 pins), just remember the wafers push down, not up. Maybe practice with the Master Lock held in the same orientation.

Or just drive the car to a locksmith and they can open it in like a minute.

Posted on: Yesterday 7:09
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: Don’s 1937 (120) 138CD Deluxe Touring Limo
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Something to consider with reuphostery of the seats is that not only can it be extremely expensive (I've heard of people spending $10k+) but a lot of reupholstery jobs I've seen the fabric just isn't quite as tight around the seats as the original so it looks a bit saggy even when new. Only if there's major damage to the seats covering would I get them redone.

On the other hand, a headliner and carpet (if needed) shouldn't be that hard to match and install satisfactorily (as things go).

I'll see if I can find a comparison picture on the reupholstery.

Posted on: 10/2 21:12
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: 1948 or 1949 22nd series?
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Dave, thanks, I'm aware of the 48th-to-49th rebadging, but considering it's roughly the 200th of 1300 made that year, I would figure that the chances that it was not off the lot until the 49 model year were slim.

Posted on: 10/2 21:04
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: 1948 or 1949 22nd series?
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Copied from other post, so OP can delete that one:

AFAIK if the Briggs plate says 22nd series (22##-####) then it's a 22nd series. 2200 is pretty low so I doubt it was sold as a 1949. The 49's had 22##-9 from the factory, too.

IIRC the body number and VIN number don't usually match, but they are similar in numerical value.


Looks like you hit the submit button more than once. Please delete your 3 duplicate posts.

Posted on: 10/2 20:15
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: gas tank question
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29tons,

has their tank flash-rusted on the inside yet?

Posted on: 10/2 20:13
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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What do you mean "rectangular flat nuts" ?

Posted on: 10/2 20:05
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'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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