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Re: My "New to me" 51 Packard Patrician 400
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Mark Stivers - great looking car! Looking forward to more pics once it's delivered.

Posted on: 3/24 17:22
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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...I guess I was the jerk making all that noise Sunday evening! My battery exploded! I put baking soda all over and poured buckets of water on it to dilute the acid. I don't see any damage so that's good.

What's the lesson to be learned here? Take off the vent caps when charging? I've never done that in the 22+ years of charging car batteries. Don't keep the charger under the hood while charging? Been doing that for years too.

Not sure what ultimately caused this but lesson learned to be more careful. I'm just grateful no one or anything was hurt. Maybe I'll invest in one of those gel batteries....and a new charger....

Posted on: 12/7 18:56
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Re: 51Packards....52 Packard 200 Deluxe!
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12/7/2020

Let me vent for a moment. One of my biggest pet peeves are people who light fireworks when it's not the forth of July. Don't get me wrong, when it's holiday appropriate I have no problem with people setting off fireworks. I prefer the ones that give a show in the sky instead of the noise makers, but I'm fine with it. Even New Years would be fine.

Well Sunday night around 9pm....B A M !!! Sounded like someone lit off an M80. Dogs are barking, my kid is shook up, everyone is caught off guard. My neighbors to my left are notorious firework users preferring the noise making type. I ran to the window to catch them in their back yard, but didn't see anyone. Thanks a lot for disrupting our nice evening jerks!!

Anyway back to the car. I haven't driven it all year. Just no time and what not. I have been trying to start it regularly though. Saturday night I tried and I got one crank and then nothing. I guess the battery is weak. I noticed I had left the battery cables loose so I cleaned the terminals and tightened them down to see if that worked. Nope, no crank at all so I hooked it up to the charger and put the hood down in case it rained overnight.

Sunday I didn't bother trying to start it. Wanted to make sure the battery got a really good charge.

Monday when I got home it was already dark. Rather than disconnect the battery I figured I would see if it started while still on the charger. Click Click Click Click is all I heard. I can't believe this! That battery should be fully charged by now! Lifted the hood and this is what I found...

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Posted on: 12/7 18:52
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Re: 48-50 parts and 1953
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I would like the air cleaner

Posted on: 2020/8/3 11:21
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Re: 1951 radio
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You can see the capacitors in these pics. The schematic will tell you the values and how many you need (link below last pic)

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Posted on: 2020/3/15 17:05
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Re: 1951 radio
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If yours is not working, it likely needs new capacitors. Pretty easy fix.

Posted on: 2020/3/13 18:58
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Carb starter switch for '52
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I'm looking for a carb starter switch for my '52. Mine fell apart and no longer functions. Right now I am "hot wiring" the car to start it. I would prefer to restore with the carb starter switch rather than adding a starter button in the car unless the switch is too pricy. Thanks!

Posted on: 2020/3/10 18:26
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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Nice!

Posted on: 2020/3/10 18:16
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Re: PTV's 1951 Packard 200
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How is the project going? Would love to see an update!

Posted on: 2020/3/10 18:15
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Re: Astonishing how rich some people are
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My boss is rich (over 4mil net worth) and has a 98 Mercedes that sits at one of the shipping docks rotting because he thinks its worth a ton as the last Mercedes model made in Germany. Nothing works right on the car. I'll take my '52 Packard and '66 Cad convertible any day. At least I enjoy them.

Posted on: 2019/8/28 18:06
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