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Re: 1956 400 Hardtop Carpet
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Steve Henderson
Thank you all. This is a big help.

Steve

Posted on: 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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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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Re: 1955 Packard coupe
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Steve Henderson
"No Title" can be a problem in Indiana (experience talking).

Posted on: 2021/6/2 3:37
Steve in Indiana

1947 Clipper Six Sedan
1949 Deluxe Eight Sedan
1955 400 Hardtop
1956 400 Hardtop
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Re: Whistle while refueling
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Steve Henderson
I seem to remember being told or reading many years ago that the whistle warning was called the "Scully Ventalarm" and was a Packard selling feature for the period. My '47 and '49 both have it and, like some above, I wish the '56 did.

HH56 drawing is really helpful in understanding how it works. Never had seen that before. Thanks!

Posted on: 2021/4/8 2:04
Steve in Indiana

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