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Re: John's 1953 Patrician
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Having trouble with Paul's disc brake method. Rotor seems to thin. Posted issue in modification section.

Posted on: 4/17 15:31
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Re: Disc brake install
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I am working on this. When I put 73 galaxie rotors on the f100 spindles. The galaxie rotors weren't lining up right. They are too short. Any suggestions? The pads would fall out once worn. The hat is the same thickness but the hub is thinner on the galaxie rotors.

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Posted on: 4/17 15:29
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Re: 1953 Patrician Weight
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Thanks!

Posted on: 4/17 9:10
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1953 Patrician Weight
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On here it says the weight is 4190 pounds. In the spec book under springs. It says the front loat is 2280 pounds and the rear load is 1090 pounds. 2280 + 1090 doesn't equal 4190. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks,

Posted on: 4/17 8:45
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Re: John
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I have started on front disk brakes. This Paul's method from Craigs 56 Packard Panther site.
The parts list is back on the 1st page.

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Posted on: 4/13 19:45
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Re: Packard Engine to GM Auto Transmission Adapters
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I have one of the kits. Planning to install it this spring/summer. I am hoping to use a universal column linkage kit. It uses a 12 volt starter. The parts seem nicely made.

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Posted on: 3/17 20:37
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Re: Electrical Issue After Washing '54 Patrician
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If you like cleaning your car alot. Waterless Wash concentrate and distilled water are alot cheaper than buying bottles of spray detailer premade.
Best Regards,

Posted on: 3/17 20:33
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Re: 359 intake manifold
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Also you spoke of a 700R4. Bendtsen's Speed Gems has a kit to connect those to Packard Straight 8's. I will be doing the same this spring summer, but 4L60e.
Best Regards,

Posted on: 3/17 20:27
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Re: 1951-53 gauge differences
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I hadn't thought of that. Thanks!
Colors:
Brown
Gray
Red
Tan
Blue Gray
Light Gray
Blue
Green

Posted on: 3/16 10:48
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Re: 1951-53 gauge differences
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Thanks. To recap:
51 & 53 have darker outers and lighter inner faces
52 has lighter outers and darker inners
51 & 53 had white lettering and silver poiter caps
52 is the same for 200's but 300/400 have gold lettering and gold center caps
200's have black with silver faces
300's 400's have either two tone green or Maroon & silver faces. Maybe others too.

Thanks!

Posted on: 3/16 6:04
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