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Re: Matching numbers on a 1934 Twelve
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Probably 30 percent of all open-bodied 1107 Packards are fake. As a buyer of one, you really need to do your homework. There are ways of finding out.

Posted on: 2/16 17:55
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Re: Packard Hardware
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Pac5 wrote:
Any lug nuts.


Repro lug nuts are available from Packard Twin Six, and very reasonably priced, too!!
http://www.packardtwelve.com/

Posted on: 2/16 12:07
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Re: Packard boat tail
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Dave. The best I could do was run a search on the license number, which came up empty in regard to it currently being registered.

Posted on: 2/12 17:54
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Re: Matching numbers on a 1934 Twelve
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1934 Packard Twelves have been carefully watched during the past 60 years. If you're concerned that your car has been made into a Twelve when it originally had an Eight, there are people that can give you the skinny. Provide a little more information, and I'll see what I can do.
What is the body style?
Photo of the current Vehicle Number plate.
Photo of the car itself.

Posted on: 2/12 17:52
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Re: 1930 -733 battery location
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BigKev wrote:
I would think it on the same side as left hand drive since the starter an distributor are the left side.


The problem is that the steering column would then be in the way of the cables coming into the engine compartment.

Posted on: 2/9 15:43
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Re: Packard boat tail
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I came across this photo several months ago, and immediately recognized it as a LeBaron anomaly. I theorized that because the front and back didn't seem to match very well (look at the belt line), that it was possibly the remains of the Macauley prototype speedster. Now, with the new photo that you have unearthed and posted, that can be verified, based on the registration plate bearing the same number, and seeing the same features on both cars.

Thank you, Colin, for posting that very significant photo.

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Posted on: 2/6 15:42
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Re: Packard boat tail
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Hi Colin
The car in the top photo is a LeBaron 1937 Twelve All Weather Cabriolet.

The bottom photo, which has caused my eyes to come out of my head, is the Macauley prototype speedster, which was developed from 1932-1934 and featured a 1930 Model 734 body. There were four "production" LeBaron runabout speedsters built based on this car.

Items that identify it as the prototype include the body, with the belt molding wrapping around the cowl (the LeBaron versions did not have that), and the louvered rocker/splash pans (again, the LeBaron versions did not have that).

The whereabouts of this prototype has been lost to time...until now. It obviously went to England, based on the registration plate. What became of it after this photo was taken... Stay tuned.

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Posted on: 2/6 15:27
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1955 Caribbean top material
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Where does one go to purchase a top for a 1955 Caribbean? I searched this site, and nothing came up. So, either my searching abilities are poor (very possible) or it hasn't been discussed (hard to believe).

Posted on: 2/1 16:54
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Re: 1941 One Eighty front license plate
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If your state does not require a front license plate, you might want to opt to just leave it off altogether. The cars look much better without that big billboard out front.
I guess that's just my opinion, tho.

Posted on: 1/23 11:23
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Re: 28 443 and 29 640,645 hood .
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Certainly the 640 and 645 hood would be the same.

Posted on: 12/19 10:08
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