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Re: Stewart
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I love it when a plan comes together!
I ordered that fan motor from Amazon and it arrived this morning.
The faceplate and the fan fit perfectly.

I can make a rubber gasket that separates the motor and the faceplate and the screws appear to be adjustable so I can make them longer if needed.

The best part of this is that it only cost $40, shipping and all. I don't know how much it would have cost to have the original motor rebuilt but I saw one of our online sources had them for $175.

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Posted on: 9/15 10:29
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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I found what I think is Kustom Kromes facebook page. The last post from November said:

"Due to a recent price increase of OVER 50% I find that I can NO LONGER continue to run GT KustomKrome at a fair and equitable Price. THEREFORE, I must sadly cease my operations. I just want to give my sincerest THANKS to ALL those who used my services. I will miss the friendships I was able to make and hopefully will continue to have. If you want to stay in touch, please do. I will regret not being able to serve you, But I am thankful to God for the chance he gave me! God Bless you ALL!"

Posted on: 9/14 15:28
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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The D shaft on the original motor is .312 (5/16). The measurements of the 2 motors are very similar. The only unknown is the distance between those two mounting bolts on the new motor. I think the flange will allow me to re-drill the holes if the new motor is smaller. I don't think there is enough room if its larger but again if I purchase from Amazon I can easily return it if its wrong.

Posted on: 9/12 20:24
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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Oh yea, I know I can get an original part / fan motor from the normal suppliers but PackardInfo people have taught me to think outside the box for these things.
Beside this would be 75% less in cost for an original if it worked.

Posted on: 9/12 19:40
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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Thanks again Howard

I'm wondering if this might be a suitable replacement for that motor. All the measurements in the specs are good. The only unknown is the measurement of the two bolts that hold on the flange.
This one is available on Amazon so if it does not fit I would be able to return it.

https://www.4s.com/en/ecatalog?part=35504&type=p&search=s

Posted on: 9/12 19:36
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Re: Stewart
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1. Got that replacement, rear window rail in place.
2. Primed both front fenders.
3. Coated the inside of the front fenders with Rust-oleum track bed liner.
4. Received all the tiny slip-on type push nuts for the dash board emblems.
5. Dash board emblems are in place.
6. Pulled the blower fan (pics below) off the shelf and dissembled it. That funnel and squirrel-cage casing are not going to come apart. I have been trying for days. The fan motor is shot. Even it is in good shape the wires coming from it are entirely bare so it has to be disassembled and re-wired at the very least.
I can't find any info on that motor,fan or assembly in the service manual. Can someone tell if that is a variable speed motor? 2 or 3 speed?
How does it change speeds the wire diagram on shows a ground and power wire?

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Posted on: 9/12 18:57
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Re: Tucson Packard
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I am glad I stumbled upon this thread. Its only been a week since I placed my order.
Will relax and be patient.

Posted on: 9/2 18:16
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Re: Stewart
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Gerry at Packards Southwest saw my post about the rear window track and pulled one out of his stock for me. I was planning to rebuild mine but his price was right and it came with the bolt (I destroyed mine) and the built in nut that that it attaches to (rust destroyed mine). It saved me some much needed man hours.

I sent this image of those 2, 17" Packard Scripts to a well known re-chromer in Wisconsin last week. I wanted an estimate on restoring the gold on both of them. I know this is expensive to get these redone so I was expecting some sticker shock. I still was not prepared for the cost of $450 each that they responded with.

I found a pair online that had already been re-finished for $200 each. I'm not good with math but I can see a $500 savings.

Really hot and humid here in Kentucky lately so not much actual work getting done on the Packard until the weather breaks next week.

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Posted on: 8/25 18:21
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Re: Stewart
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Thank you Howard for the pics of the emblem above.

Turns out I don't need a new speedometer cable after all. I momentarily forgot that I have a 700r4 behind this 352. I already have a GM cable that fits both ends. Its been a couple years so I forgot about it.

What size clips/holders fit the the back side of the dash emblems in the image and where can I get them? The 1/8 clips that I have are too large.

Thanks

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Posted on: 8/16 18:38
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Re: Stewart
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I forgot to mention that crazy nut on the bolt I drilled out. Its got a grove in in so its built into the bracket that I twisted.

I see now that there is no way I can get a standard nut on that thing and be able to tighten it down. So this nut is locked in place.

I may be able to fix the bracket but not sure about bolting it back in place without that nut.

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Posted on: 8/15 18:42
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