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Re: 1941 Packard 120 Sedan Project - $9500 Missouri
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Well, she's on eBay now. Reserve is $8900 to anyone interested.https://www.ebay.com/itm/395304926024

Posted on: 3/31 10:25
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Re: 1941 Packard 120 Sedan Project - $9500 Missouri
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CCR wrote:
Nice car. The funny thing is without zooming in on the interior pic the wood graining looks a little like rust!

Yea, definitely not rust! The body is pretty clean for 83 years old. Not perfect, but a very good start for a project.

Posted on: 3/25 11:23
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1941 Packard 120 Sedan Project - $9500 Missouri
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I have decided to let go of my Packard project. I hate to give up, but I only have 2 garage bays and I have to use the space for another car ASAP. I've posted a few threads here on the forum when I first bought it, so feel free to look those up for more info. The engine/trans are currently out and on my hoist. The fenders/grille/radiator/hood are removed and in my basement. Everything is in clean, dry storage. I'm happy to share any info I can with you about the car and take any photos of areas you'd like to see. Just direct message me here and I can give you my #. I'm easy to work with and can do my best to make the transaction as easy as possible.

$9500 is my bottom dollar. Any less than that, I will just roll it outside and put a tarp on it until I can get to it. I'd love to see someone here buy it and give it a proper home.

Below is a copy/paste from my Craiglist ad. A guy is already coming Monday to look at it, so not sure how long it will last.
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This is a 1941 Packard straight 8. It has the manual transmission with overdrive. Someone put a lot of money into painting the body and having the chrome redone, but never fully finished the project. The front body parts and drivetrain are currently removed.

I started the engine with starter fluid before pulling it. It ran well and had good oil pressure (I have a video of it). My plan was to hone the cylinders, probably put in new piston rings/gaskets and go from there. The water pump is froze, so that will also need to be replaced. The old 6 volt wiring will also need to be replaced. Brake system will need to be gone through.

The car is pretty complete with only some misc. pieces missing. The radio is missing, some small bezels, interior windshield trim, and misc. chrome pieces here and there. All of these parts can be found on eBay, Packard forums, swap meets, etc.. I will include everything with the car that I received with it.

I'd really like to finish the project, but my garage space is very limited and I need the space for something else. This would be a great project that can easily be on the road in a couple months with some work. Clean Missouri title in my name. Price is firm.

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Posted on: 3/21 21:01
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Re: Performance parts for 282 (intake, exhaust, etc)
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Man, you guys need to be more optimistic! Sheesh... This is supposed to be fun.

Posted on: 12/1 22:35
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Re: Performance parts for 282 (intake, exhaust, etc)
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Still looking for an intake or head (if such an item exists).

Posted on: 12/1 17:32
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Re: 1941 120 3 Speed with Overdrive Wiring?
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Packard Don wrote:
Most of the overdrive electrical components are for 6v so to switch to 12v would require a custom solenoid (if such a thing is even possible) and a full rework of the relay's innards. I governor shouldn't care about the voltage but I'm not sure. You might be able to get by with some kind of voltage step-down device but it seems to me that it would be easier to keep it 6v, then use a step-up for any 12v items you may want to add.

Reproduction wiring harnesses are available and, as 6 requires a larger gauge wire than 12v, you could always do it stock now, then make the switchover later without having to make changes to the harness.


Yea, I'm just not sure I want to spend $2-$3k+ to try to rebuild the original 6 volt setup. I imagine a modern relay could take the place of the original one, but I'd have to see one apart to figure out how it worked, being it has several wires going to it according to the diagram.

Anyways..just thinking outloud..

Posted on: 2023/11/29 14:18
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Re: 1941 120 3 Speed with Overdrive Wiring?
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Ross wrote:
Since the OD is an add on at the back of the normal trans, if you leave the plunger in you will get the overdrive ratio applied to all of your forward gears. First will feel like second, second almost like high, and high will be .72.

A very expensive problem occurs if you try to back up with the OD engaged as the overrunning clutch will go to war with the shifter pawl and one of them will lose. There is an interlock inside the trans to prevent that but in well worn units someone can force it into reverse. When you go to back up chances are the engine will just stall.

Do you still have the overdrive relay hanging somewhere on your firewall? It looks like a voltage regulator but has 6 terminals. It is really not that hard to make the whole thing work and it is very cool, practical and enjoyable when it does.


Ok Thank you for explaining! Makes perfect sense. I do not have the overdrive relay.. I'll double check the trunk though in case it's stashed in there..

Because my wiring is totally gone and so many parts missing, my plan is to run 12 volts.. I'm not sure how that would further complicate trying to use the original overdrive electronics even if I piece it back together..

Posted on: 2023/11/29 12:54
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Re: Performance parts for 282 (intake, exhaust, etc)
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This Edmunds catalog from 1952 shows they made an intake for the Packard 120, but they don't list a cylinder head. I wonder they actually made a head for a 282?

Posted on: 2023/11/29 1:12
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Re: Performance parts for 282 (intake, exhaust, etc)
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Got my intake/exhaust and head off. Hope I can replace them if anyone else has aftermarket pieces laying around

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Posted on: 2023/11/29 0:28
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Re: Performance parts for 282 (intake, exhaust, etc)
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flackmaster wrote:
I have an Edmunds 2x2 for the 120/282 Motor. While HP gains can be had with a 288/327/359 motor, I say with experience that the point is lost once you click into overdrive. A 120 with overdrive will get you there just as fast(**) as engineering a later motor. Actually MUCH faster as you will be back on the road earlier without having to re-invent the driveline.

PM me your phone number and we can discuss ransom.


PM sent sir.

Posted on: 2023/11/29 0:21
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