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Re: Legit or a scam?
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You misunderstand me. I meant the subject 56 in Texas was worth 2K max. On a good day. If the guy hauled out of his hording room and cleaned it off.

I know a drivable 55 Constellation in PA with no gang rot you could get for 6K or so.

Posted on: Yesterday 13:59
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Re: Legit or a scam?
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Run away. For not a whole lot more money you could get a decent running car that is assembled. It is a personal tic of mine perhaps to dismiss cars when the seller can not be bothered to clear off the car and the area around so that you can see it. For what I can see, I'd say 2K tops.

Posted on: 6/18 10:58
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Re: Packard Engine to GM Auto Transmission Adapters
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If there is normal thread engagement a 7/16 fine thread bolt would be torqued to 55-60 lb-ft. 25 lb ft would be for a 5/16 bolt.

Posted on: 6/16 4:54
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Re: Question for you custom guys
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I have used a mixture of 50/50 acetone and ATF. Mix thoroughly and fill the cylinders and intake manifold to the brim. Then go do something else for a week. Then try turning the engine with a wrench on the front pulley.

Posted on: 6/16 4:46
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Re: Mike
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Yes, 90 degrees between each cylinder.

Posted on: 6/12 19:49
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Re: parking pawl
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All I can think of is that the bands have shifted out of position and have gotten jammed. Very odd that the parking gear appears off center as that shaft runs through the middle of the rear pump and is supported and centered by a substantial bushing.

Posted on: 6/10 20:08
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Re: 1952 Packard mayfair throttle creeps up
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What I do is slip an old shock absorber bushing between the vertical plate and the firewall. They have no tendency to slip out and hold the arm in position. The one minute fix.

Posted on: 6/8 15:30
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Re: parking pawl
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The parking lock is completely mechanical and can be seen with the pan off. I rather think that something went awry with the tailshaft work and the unit is jammed up. Support the engine with a jack, and just loosen the tailshaft bolts and see if it doesn't get better.

You are sure the parking brake is off and isn't fooling you?

Posted on: 6/7 5:45
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Re: Ultramatic Noise on Lockup in 1951
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Nothing will fly apart. Check the part number in the book--I don't know off the top of my head and don't have any sitting around loose.

Posted on: 6/4 5:08
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Re: Power brake broblem
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Two scenarios: The first is that something in the vacuum section has failed and and the power piston is being held down by engine vacuum. In that case the brakes would release not too dreadfully long after turning the engine off.

The second is much more likely: The power piston and consequently the hydraulic piston are not moving back far enough when you remove your foot. The hydraulic piston must come back far enough to tip the compensator valve open. This can be caused by a weak spring, hose clamps on the vac hose, or in one case I saw, the felt silencer pad had been installed inside the booster rather than in the boot.

Posted on: 6/4 5:03
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