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Re: Help identifying a 3spd transmission
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We’re happy to help but also many are curious about how and what your father did to create this interesting car, especially where mating the transmission to the engine is concerned!

Posted on: Today 1:36
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Re: gas tank question
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I use a rust remover/converter too (shaken heavily with chains, rocks or other pieces inside) and prefer the Hirsch tank sealer above all others. The petrol in my 1954 Patrician still smelled like petrol after sitting for nearly four decades with Hirsch sealer in the tank.

Posted on: Yesterday 16:36
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Re: gas tank question
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I would say yes and that it would be foolish to not do so.

Posted on: Yesterday 14:42
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Re: Help identifying a 3spd transmission
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Sites like these can possibly also help you to identify what you have so maybe write and say what you think it is and ask where to find identifiers to confirm. They want to sell their parts so have the incentive to help!

Posted on: Yesterday 12:45
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Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car
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Lots of goodies (parts, supplies, tools and equipment) waiting for me at the Oregon shop where I’ll be on the 8th of this month. Actually we just got back from a road trip late Thursday afternoon after nearly a week in Southern Oregon, then on the plane to Central Oregon next week. The two areas are not close and there is a mountain range in between.

Posted on: Yesterday 2:53
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Re: Hershey 2022 planning
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Maybe Crin at White Glove Collection can make them as one of his many re-casting projects.

Posted on: Yesterday 1:51
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Re: 1941-42 two-tone option
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Please delete the duplicate posts! No need to submit multiple times. I must be getting old and grouchy but this sort of thing annoys me more and more.

Posted on: Yesterday 1:45
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Re: Help identifying a 3spd transmission
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My friend Jessica, Mary Hopkin’s daughter, will be amused when I tell her that her mother’s song was quoted on a car forum!

Posted on: Yesterday 1:38
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Re: Firewall VIN Tag Stamping Questions...
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As a licensed VIN verifier for the California DMV, I didn’t know that any Packards before 1955 used the engine number on the VIN plate. If anyone can advise on when it was done, I would appreciate it. Otherwise I wonder if the owner who added the reproduction plate did it to match the title which may have had the engine number.

Also, Dave (Owen_Dyneto), I have a plate from 1941 that appears to be copper with the lettering on it in what appears to be raised lead or tin. Of course, this was a Henney-Packard and wasn’t the actual VIN plate but rather another plate with various component serial numbers on it. I don’t have it in front of me so not sure.

Posted on: 9/30 16:13
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Re: Zddp question
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Not exactly brand loyalty in my case but my father always used Royal Triton in our 1957 Ford and other cars and, as I like the name, I use it too and typically 10-30 or similar. If I’m going to fire up a car that hasn’t been run in years, I used some bulk oil of a similar viscosity after draining the old and changing the filter but after it’s been run for a while that way, I drain and change the filter again, then in goes the Royal Triton.

Years ago I used the then-trendy graphite oil for a while from, I believe, Mobile and still have a couple unopened cans. It was just basic 30 weight and after it got distributed throughout the engine in my 1954 Patrician, it was going nearly 30 mph without pressing the pedal so had to lower the idle speed. Mileage improved to close to 20 mpg as I recall which may also be attributed in part to the multi-tip spark plugs in it to this day. I had heard stories about problems with this oil but never experienced them although one thing is that the oil started out black so difficult to tell when it needed to be changed just by looking at it.

Posted on: 9/30 12:11
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