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Re: Proving Grounds: Sunday, June 8
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KD
And a few more.....

It was a very good day, even with a bit-o-precipitation! A decent showing of cars, lots of foot traffic and the weather cleared up around noon. The featured class, Commercial Vehicles, was quite a sight to see!

Car R Stars is always a good time!

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Posted on: 2014/6/16 11:40
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Re: Proving Grounds: Sunday, June 8
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KD
Here are some photos from the event.

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Posted on: 2014/6/16 11:32
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Re: Proving Grounds: Sunday, June 8
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KD
I will be there!

Posted on: 2014/6/5 8:51
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Re: Radiator Cap
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KD
By the way - not sure if it really matters, but mine is a NON-AC car.

Posted on: 2014/5/6 16:10
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Re: Radiator Cap
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Thanks. Great info and I've already considered pulling the heater core, but I think we will see how she holds. It's good to know that the 13 lb. cap is being used elsewhere. I've read in several other places that the 13 lb. is actually SAE 12 -16lb range. Interesting.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2014/5/6 16:09
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Radiator Cap
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KD
Anyone have experience with what radiator cap works best on a V-8 car? I have a 1955 Clipper Super with a 320 CID V-8 and it came to me with a 7 lb. cap. I had a leak that appeared, but could not find the source. I added more antifreeze, (probably too much) and lost the additional out of the overflow. It seemed to "level off" (no more lost antifreeze) and didn't seem to leak. All seemed well. For good measure, I pressure tested the system to 12 lbs. for 45 minutes - no issues. I replaced the 7 lb. cap because I thought it to be faulty (plus it was old). Packard specified a 12 lb. cap. I used a 13 lb. Stant because I could not find a 12. Several good sources told me this was not an issue. Days later I had a leak under pressure from the upper end of the core while driving. Strange this leak never appeared before - during the engine run or the pressure test.

So.... now I will have the radiator re-cored, which is a maintenance item I wanted to perform anyway. Before I put it all back together, I'd appreciate some opinions on the proper cap.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2014/5/6 14:54
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Re: 1955 Clipper V8 engine paint color
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KD
Thanks again for the advice all. I'm going to probably repaint with another brand that more closely resembles what I can find on the original color, which is Packard illustrations and what little original color I can find on a parts car engine.

Posted on: 2012/8/5 10:35
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Re: 1955 Clipper V8 engine paint color
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KD
Thanks all for the very good advice. The adult beverages will be sufficiently included in my future paint stirring.

I did stir this paint VERY well, being sure to bring up the pigment from the bottom of the can. Hirsch even includes this on the instructions emphasized on the front of the can. Even with this.... Still pink. Not the red I was expecting. I'm considering staring all over with something else, but the Hirsch paint really holds a gloss nicely. If I'm close, I'll keep it. I just don't know what the factory color looked like.

Posted on: 2012/8/4 13:03
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1955 Clipper V8 engine paint color
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KD
I recently painted my 1955 Packard Clipper 320 V-8 using paint supplied from Bill Hirsch. The paint looks more pink than red. Is this correct? I've been having a hard time finding paint chips or a survivor that I could reference.

Thanks,
KD

Posted on: 2012/7/30 16:52
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Re: Utica Engine Plant Being Demolished
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KD
A final walkthrough would sure be nice....

Posted on: 2012/4/15 21:11
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