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Re: Recommended oil for a 352 (56 Super)
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Steve Henderson
Another option (and the one I use) is to buy CCCA Motor Oil from the Indiana Region of CCCA. The Indiana Region combined efforts with D-A Lubricants to produce an oil that contains ingredients, including ZDDP, to protect our old flat-tappet engines. For anyone interested, their web address is:https://inrccca.org/product/classic-car-motor-oil/

Posted on: 2022/9/19 4:12
Steve in Indiana

1947 Clipper Six Sedan
1949 Deluxe Eight Sedan
1955 400 Hardtop
1956 400 Hardtop
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1955 ID Tag on my 400
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I just bought a very nicely restored 1955 400. The ID tag is gone from the usual position on the driver's side door post. The mounting holes are there, but the tag apparently was lost during repainting. There is a substitute ID tag under the hood, made of professional-looking plastic, but (of course) not original. My question is, is there a way for the origina style ID tag to be re-manufactured and put back in the original location on the door post? I'd like the car to be as correct as possible. Any help appreciated.
Steve in Indiana

Posted on: 2022/9/13 3:52
Steve in Indiana

1947 Clipper Six Sedan
1949 Deluxe Eight Sedan
1955 400 Hardtop
1956 400 Hardtop
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Re: 1956 400 Hardtop Carpet
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Thank you all. This is a big help.

Steve

Posted on: 2022/7/28 4:30
Steve in Indiana

1947 Clipper Six Sedan
1949 Deluxe Eight Sedan
1955 400 Hardtop
1956 400 Hardtop
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1956 400 Hardtop Carpet
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Steve Henderson
I have one of those Scottish Heather and Dover White hardtops (some would call it pink and white), and the carpet is an aftermarket replacement. It is black and needs replacing again. My questions are: What carpet colors were availabe from the Packard factory to go with this exterior color combo? And was the original carpet loop pile, plush, or ....??? any suggestions as to a good source for originality?

Thanks,
Steve in Indiana

Posted on: 2022/7/22 8:13
Steve in Indiana

1947 Clipper Six Sedan
1949 Deluxe Eight Sedan
1955 400 Hardtop
1956 400 Hardtop
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Re: Windshield Wipers on 1956 "400"
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Steve Henderson
I sent a message to Mr. Ficken this morning. Many thanks for the information.
Steve

Posted on: 2022/5/25 6:20
Steve in Indiana

1947 Clipper Six Sedan
1949 Deluxe Eight Sedan
1955 400 Hardtop
1956 400 Hardtop
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Windshield Wipers on 1956 "400"
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The windshield wipers on my 1956 "400" don't work, although they do try to move a tiny bit. I'm wondering what the usual fix is for this problem.

Steve in Indiana

Posted on: 2022/5/20 2:42
Steve in Indiana

1947 Clipper Six Sedan
1949 Deluxe Eight Sedan
1955 400 Hardtop
1956 400 Hardtop
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Windshield Wipers on 1956 "400"
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Steve Henderson
The windshield wipers on my 1956 "400" don't work, although they do try to move a tiny bit. I'm wondering what the usual fix is for this problem.

Steve in Indiana

Posted on: 2022/5/20 2:42
Steve in Indiana

1947 Clipper Six Sedan
1949 Deluxe Eight Sedan
1955 400 Hardtop
1956 400 Hardtop
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Re: Ultramatic Shifting
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Steve Henderson
Thank you, also, Owen. I have printed out both messages and will use them when I make a try at adjusting this.

Steve

Posted on: 2021/7/25 12:41
Steve in Indiana

1947 Clipper Six Sedan
1949 Deluxe Eight Sedan
1955 400 Hardtop
1956 400 Hardtop
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Re: Ultramatic Shifting
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Steve Henderson
Thank you very much! I'll look for that adjustment.

Steve

Posted on: 2021/7/25 6:18
Steve in Indiana

1947 Clipper Six Sedan
1949 Deluxe Eight Sedan
1955 400 Hardtop
1956 400 Hardtop
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Ultramatic Shifting
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Steve Henderson
The Ultramatic in my 1956 Packard 400 shifts properly until it gets into high, then shifts immediately into the overdrive. This results in the engine "lugging" at low rpms. If I depress the accelerator a bit, it will shift back down, but I'm wondering whether there is an adjustment to hold it out of that top gear longer.

Steve in Indiana

Posted on: 2021/7/25 5:23
Steve in Indiana

1947 Clipper Six Sedan
1949 Deluxe Eight Sedan
1955 400 Hardtop
1956 400 Hardtop
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