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Re: Getting folks involved with Packards?
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Denny Z
My son and I both have driven plenty of brides and their grooms away from the church....always too lots of ooh's and aah's. My Mayfair is often confused with the Hudson from "Cars", so an educational opportunity presents itself. This is very necessary because many in this generaion have just never heard of a Packard...

As far as using education to generation interest, a few years ago I sold (almost donated!) a running but in-need of-restoration pre-war Clipper to the Packard Museum in Dayton. They then took it to Sinclair Community College to use as an Auto Restoration Class project. The museum supplied the needed parts, the college supplied the instruction, and the students supplied the labor. The school was paid a modest "shop fee" from the museum, and when completed, the restored Clipper was to be put on display in the museum. The students gained valuable experience and respect for the marque.
That's what I call a win-win-win!

Posted on: 2012/2/16 21:50
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Re: 1951 250 research
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Randy, I have the original sales recept for ours...it was still in the glovebox when we bought her!

Posted on: 2012/2/15 18:29
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Re: 1951 250 research
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Randy, someone asked me why I have those cool, finned '54 headlight doors on my '52 and I just replied, "because I like them"! I love the styling and they match the rear fender fins perfectly! It slso has a '54 trunk handle (lower), hood ornament and senior cloisone wheel covers for the same reason. Actually it's a Pacific wanna-be as I could never find one of that I could afford, so... I'm happy.

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Posted on: 2012/2/15 15:03
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Re: 1951 250 research
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Denny Z
My '52 Mayfair has four stainless pointed "pop bottle openers" but I'm sure the dealer added the fourth. I DO like the look of the four as it continues the belt line to the rear better, amazingly giving the car a longer look.
I have never seen a Mayfair or Convertible without the "openers", but I suppose it is possible that very early '51's were without them as Packard was famous for their "evolution" of models. I once had a late run # '54 Clipper Deluxe with some Super trim pieces. I was told that some Super trim parts were installed on the late run Deluxes because of an overrun and they wanted to use them up.

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Posted on: 2012/2/15 13:55
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Re: Wanted O/D tranny
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Denny Z
I bolted a '53 manual with an R-11 unit to a '41 Clipper. I used the '53 clutch and had to use a '53 flywheel also because the bolt pattern is different for the '41 clutch. Of course a shorter driveshaft had to be custom built to fit.
It's not too bad of a job; getting it through the "X" is the tricky part because the front of the shaft needs to clear the clutch housing at the same time. It can be done however with a bit of creativity (stretch the "X" a bit), friends with muscles and a few choice words! Its a 12-pack job...

Posted on: 2012/2/15 12:49
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Re: God Bless America...for now!
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Denny Z
They have Packard hood ornament restrictions in Germany too? They call that inspector an ornament Nazi no doubt! Wow! As I said before, God Bless America!

Posted on: 2012/1/18 7:04
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Re: God Bless America...for now!
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Denny Z
Or, because the Swiss have declared themselves "neutral" for so long, maybe they are using Packard hood ornaments to finally take a stand! Just saying...

Posted on: 2012/1/18 0:28
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Re: God Bless America...for now!
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Denny Z
It's sort of like getting caught in a storm and getting hit in the head with a banana....the banana was harmless until the wind of the storm pick it up and smashed it against your head. What gets the blame for your injury...damn banana!

Posted on: 2012/1/17 22:43
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Re: God Bless America...for now!
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Denny Z
Agreed!

Posted on: 2012/1/17 22:11
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Re: God Bless America...for now!
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Denny Z
I well understand the need to improve safety on new cars, but to go back in time and rip hood ornaments off Packards, now that's just criminal!

Posted on: 2012/1/17 21:13
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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