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Packard films - Service training films
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Mathew Rattray
Hi All,

A few years back I converted a number of Packard training films from 12mm film strips and records to digital format. I have decided to upload these for anyone who may be interested. I have a number of films I will be uploading. I hope you all enjoy.

The link is:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpk3iAGhePikA2RJcCKtI2A

Cheers,
Mathew Rattray

Posted on: 2019/12/7 22:44
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Re: Information- 55th Series Caribbean Hardtop
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Hey Leeedy,

How do you go about finding out the registration history of a vehicle. I personally know my Caribbean was in Denver Co, but how do you find out anything further through the DMV or other organizations?

Cheers,

Posted on: 2016/12/1 6:43
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Re: New replacement radio for 55/56
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I haven't taken the measurements yet, but attached is a close up of one of the knobs showing how the knob sits. You will notice there is a space between the 2 parts. This is due to the length of the screw. Note: Click on picture to see clearly as the file rotated when uploaded.

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Posted on: 2016/8/6 7:01
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Re: New replacement radio for 55/56
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My car was converted to negative ground prior to me purchasing the car so I am not entirely sure what is required to convert from Pos ground to Neg ground.

I haven't reinstalled the chrome bezel that goes around the radio yet but that will fit in with no problems. The dimensions of the face if the radio and location of the knobs are identical to the original radio. I did not have to make any modifications to the dash.

There is a space between the knob faders due to the extra length of the knobs. I will post a photo of this shortly. I'll also get the dimensions of the radio face and knob spacing and post those as well.

The wiring allows for 4 speakers to be connected. The original speaker won't work with this radio apparently from what the manual indicated. There is a positive and negative wire in the harness for easy connection and there is also a line out which allows the unit to be connected via an amplifier or other devices.

Posted on: 2016/8/5 16:57
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New replacement radio for 55/56
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Mathew Rattray
I thought this may be of some interest.

I had my wonderbar radio in and out that many times I am now a qualified professional at removing and reinstalling it. I would get it working on the bench and then put it in the car only for something to fail not long after,

So, is this a refurbished radio? No... This is a newly built from Vintage Auto Radio listed to suit a 1955 Chevrolet but is the same as a Packard. The radio came with Chev controls but I have been able to replace them with the original Packard knobs. It has AM/FM Bluetooth and an AUX input. Will post some photos once its installed but this is a great idea for anyone who wants a nice reliable radio in their 55 / 56 without the trouble of old components.

I utilized the original knobs. The only difference you will notice is the channel selector is black instead of the lighter white/grey color. Also the knobs stick out slightly further than the original. Though I am very happy with it and I think its a good solution if your radio isn't working.

It took 8 weeks for them to send it out, but its well worth the wait.

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Posted on: 2016/8/5 7:16
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Re: Clutch throw out bearing part # help
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Mathew Rattray
I realise this is an old thread, but does anyone have the part number details on the replacement fully sealed bearing that replaced the BCA 2E? I currently have my gearbox out and replace the throw out bearing and have been searching online with no luck. My bijur system was disconnected when I purchased the car over 10yrs ago, so for the past 10+ years that bearing has been getting no lubrication.

Cheers,
Mat

Posted on: 2016/8/5 7:06
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Re: Is your display case big enough?
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Mathew Rattray
My guess is his wife said "You have to sell your Packard stuff" so he thought... "If I put a ridiculous price on the items no one will buy them and I will get to keep them" :)

Posted on: 2016/7/27 16:14
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Re: Rear Engine neoprene main seal?
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Mathew Rattray
that seems to make sense,

I'll clean out the slinger and hopefully its just blocked and that's what is causing my problems. It'll be a few weeks till I get to this as the clutch is away getting reconditions as well as a few other bits and pieces. Nothing major.

Posted on: 2016/7/12 4:31
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Re: Rear Engine neoprene main seal?
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Mathew Rattray
I think I'm in the same boat as Williej. Attached is a photo of a rear main seal I have (don't worry its not out of the 34 that bearing has seen better days) but I am guessing from looking at the photo there should be something that goes into the slit to help stop the oil running out. This is the same as what I have in the 34, there's nothing in the slit/groove. What's needed for the slinger to work correctly?


many thanks,
Mathew

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Posted on: 2016/7/9 19:20
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Re: Rear Engine neoprene main seal?
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Mathew Rattray
That could most likely be the issue, I've now ordered a new seal and once that arrives I'll pull the sump off and check it all out. This way I can check everything and if needed can replace the seal. I'm guessing if the seal needs replacing this can be done without having to pull the whole engine out?

Posted on: 2016/5/14 2:00
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