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Re: Limited File Size On The Packard Club Website
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Robert Freeman
Thanks Chris,

That sounds like a cool use for the pics.

Posted on: 2019/10/26 16:00
Bob

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Re: Limited File Size On The Packard Club Website
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My neighbor, a photographer, liked my Packard and asked if could try something 'new'. I said yes and he said he needed to take the photos at night with a new moon.

We took these photos in my front yard with a crab apple tree as a backdrop. It was about a quarter moon but the photos came out awesome, in my opinion.

I watched as he setup the camera on a tripod. He then set it for a time-lapse (at first for 30 seconds.). Then he was off 'painting the car with a flashlight. He then took out his son's light sabre (blue) and looped it in the background. It seemed crazy, but he said that he didn't appear in the photo because he was moving and not illuminated.

I love the headlights, taillights, and parking lights on. I've not seen this in other pictures.

I hope you enjoy them,

Bob Freeman

EDIT: We also layed a light on the floor in the back seat and on the front seat. This illuminated the interior. We had to roll the side windows dow because of glare.

He took a lot of photos and I'm sure that some didn't make the cut. These are a gift so I think there are others (I know he took some of the dash and interior).

Posted on: 2019/10/26 15:34
Bob

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Limited File Size On The Packard Club Website
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Robert Freeman
I just tried to post my 'Light Painting' pics on The Packard Club website. Only three of the five pics would post, due to their size limitations.

It's OK, as I rarely go there, I'm a PackardInfo guy

Posted on: 2019/10/25 11:59
Bob

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Vendor info
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I'm trying to source parts for the Torsion Level Ride on my 56 Executive. I can't seem to find the vendor listing on the site. Please excuse my limited capabilities.

I will list what I can remember:

I have done business with Michiana (spelling), are they still there? If so, what's their contact info.?

I had contact with someone that converts the TL Compensator Control box to modern electronics. I was told to send them my old control box and they would do the conversion. I've lost that contact info. I thick they were associated with aNorth-West Packard Club. Can someone please advise me?


Also, I have dealt withna V8 Packard exclusive parts vendor in Minesota. I've also lost his contact info.

Thank you for any help,

Bob Freeman
(719)594-5663 (please leave a message)

Posted on: 2019/2/13 11:37
Bob

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Re: Looking for repair of broken TL ride
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Robert Freeman
thank you, the clock works.

Posted on: 2019/2/5 11:32
Bob

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Re: Looking for repair of broken TL ride
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HH56, thank you for the reply and I understand what you said. I had mixed feelings about fixing the tl issues, spending more money or selling the car and being done. I will probably sell the car and give the new owner(s) this info as I understand so they can continue with the car.

Posted on: 2019/2/5 11:32
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Re: Looking for repair of broken TL ride
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Robert Freeman
Had a problem with non functioning brake lights. It turns out that it was a bad stop light switch. A volkswagon stop light switch solved the problem. However, during the install, it was noticed the brake lights were very dim. A voltage check at the switch of the light green wire, showed only 5 volts. To correct this the mechanic ran a wire from the power supply line with 20 amp fuse to the light green connection at stop light switch. This provided the full 12 volts to the stop lights. I was told he noticed on wiring diagram this is the last link in the torsion level system to get power. I have noticed for some time, something in the car's electrical system was draining my battery. This would happen running or off, torsion level system or clock? Does the running of this 12 volt wire present an issue with the TL system? Do you have any input?

Posted on: 2019/1/26 12:22
Bob

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Looking for repair of broken TL ride
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The TL ride on my 56 Executive is need of repair and I am no longer capable of doing the work myself. I do have knowledge of the TL ride system on my car and it has the following problems: the compensator gear box is cracked, the rear end is currently is stuck in the high position, the crosslink bars are positioned so close to the frame that there is no access to the end caps, there is a 3-way manual switch installed. There is a voltage drain somewhere in the TL system of about 6 or 7 volts. I have posted that I will possibly sell the car as is but I want to find a repair resource anywhere in the US, preferably Colorado that has the knowledge and capability of repairing the TL for myself or to pass on to the new owner. Understanding that this may mean parts, labor and transportation to and from. Please leave a message at (719) 594-5663 or message me at 56packard@centurylink.net

Posted on: 2019/1/10 13:27
Bob

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1956 4dr Packard Executive for sale
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1956 4dr Packard Executive, located in Colorado Springs CO, 84K+ miles. Great looking driver. Brief list of upgrades/modifications: brake system, added Pertronix unit, replaced "Clipper" panel with "Senior" instrument panel, original radio modernized, restored interior and trunk with original Packard fabric and leather, generator/alternator swap. Asking $14,500 of course negotiable 56packard@centurylink.net or respond to this post

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Posted on: 2019/1/9 13:24
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Request for help on TL Ride on '56 Executive
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I've been missing for some time, but I'm back soliciting for someone to save my '56 Executive by repairing the Torsion Leveling system. I cannot see any longer and don't drive now, neither can I work on cars.
The TL has been inoperative for some time and the car is stuck where it is, way up in the rear. I checked out the car when I could still see and found some things:

The compensator gear box is cracked.

The cross links are so close to the frame as to make the drag links imposible to reach.

I tried to run the TL motor manually by applying 12 volts directly to the down connection of the motor. It will not move anymore and has activated the safety switches.

I removed the 3-way TL switch ( the wires are still attached.so the switch is no longer grounded). I think this is the reason that I no longer have brake lights.

I would be willing to deliver the car to someone who could help me (within reason, I live in Colorado Springs, because I need to save up some money to do this).

Please excuse any errors in this post as my sight is limited,

Bob Freeman (bhappy)
b.happy@centurylink.net

Posted on: 2018/8/5 11:40
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