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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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They are often listed separately when there is some difference in the models. In this case, apparently the two 1953 models had 12' drums by default while for 1954, only some did so they have separate entries. In any event, when you look up parts in the database version of the parts book, click on the part number which may bring up some surprises!

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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Interesting and I can't imagine why it would be different! I've noticed that for 1954, many parts seem specific to that year or even to certain models of that year. Even on Henney, for example, the rear door has a different part number and I can see no differences whatsoever between then (I have one of each) and the same with the rear axle assembly.

The point is (and just food for thought), the differences in the drum might be something like using a different bearing with a larger or smaller outer diameter or even a different type bearing and if it is something as simple as that (and as long as they friction surface is the same width), any 1951-1954 12" would fit! Of course, it's best to get one specific to your model.

Posted on: Today 13:10
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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We’re your drums 11” or 12”? If 12?, I might have one but not sure it would fit a Clipper.

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Re: 53 Clipper Brake fluid and anti-seize
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I use DOT 4 synthetic is all my vintage cars and never a problem. Some say it could damage the brake light switch but I’ve never had that happen but if it did, on a Packard such as yours they are inexpensive and easy to replace.

Sometimes I use Molycote (?) on the star adjuster or even just easy to find disc brake anti-squeak grease.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:33
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Re: Wanted - good 288/327 block
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I have several options too in both 5-main and 9-main configurations. See the Classified Ads or use the search at the upper right. Also a 359 will be coming soon.

Posted on: Yesterday 10:36
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Re: Wanted: 352 V8 for 56 Executive
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What exactly do you mean by blown? Is the block cracked or is it simply in need of a rebuild?

Posted on: 5/3 23:28
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Re: 1941-1942 Radio and Deluxe Heater for sale
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It should fit but finish and color might be different. It seems to me that my 1939 had a darker crinkle finish but that was many years ago so I’m not sure. Incidentally, I might have a used unbroken handle.

Posted on: 5/2 19:25
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Re: Aluminum Head?
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As far as I can tell, the A/C fan for 1953 and 1954 was also used on some non-A/C cars and still has four blades. The main difference is apparently its diameter which is close to 20” compared to others that are around 17” Not sure of the exact dimensions so may have been slightly larger than 17”. The 1955-1956 fan is quite different and would not clear the engine without a spacer if used on 1953-1954. I have one and can check in a couple weeks when I’m at my shop.

Posted on: 5/2 19:19
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Re: 1958 Packard Pickup Truck (Argentina) - the last Packard?
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The place were people ought to look first seems to be the most ignored source today. That's too bad.


That could possibly be because their Web site is so out of date and dated with no security on simple things like the classifies ads. Many regional chapters including NorCal where I live have phenomenal sites but the main club really does not put on a good face to the public which may be why it is ignored.

Posted on: 5/1 9:37
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Re: 53 Packard Brake Master Assy
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That's where the Parts Book comes in handy!

Posted on: 4/30 11:45
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