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Re: 1948 Packard convertible Craigslist
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MJG
I first saw it back in March. When the price dropped over the summer I reached out in the event it ended up getting parted (had interest in a couple pieces for my restoration). From my vantage point it's missing the 356. From the pics I was sent: Wrong fan, no heat shield, no Max starter, ID boss in wrong location, wrong distributor location. However, it has a 356 head... I was unable to convince her the motor was wrong. Buyer beware if you go. It also seems to be missing the data tag on firewall. Sadly, think it would take a better one sacrificed to return it.
Mike

Posted on: 12/20 7:00
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: Need Help Identifying Packard
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I'm not the SME here.. but I say your right. Looks to be without a vent window frame which I believe was '36 only.

Posted on: 12/17 14:48
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Couple of suggestions for the ceramic filter... if you haven't given up on it.

May be worth putting in an ultrasonic cleaner. They work quite well. If you have a friend that reloads ammo might be worth a try, but I wouldn't buy one for that. Another suggestion would be to backwash the filter. I use to work for a couple companies that utilized a high pressure casting process for ceramics. The mold itself was a resin and high-purity silica with a very specific particle size distribution. Once cured it had very uniform porosity that would allow for dewatering of slurry and leave clay particles behind. After each casting cycle the mold would go through a cleaning of air and water that was pulsed through the mold pushing any residuals back out. So my suggestion would be to reverse the flow and run a solvent of your choice back through it for a while.
Maybe use a peristaltic pump or something similar. If that works it would probably take a long time. But then again, I thought someone reproduced those..

Mike

Posted on: 2020/10/30 16:23
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: Looking for 1956 Packard 400 Windsheild
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I know it's an old laminate (any windshield you buy will be old too). Considering how difficult it is to replace ...maybe have a company like Safelite take a look?? I've seen some nasty bullseye hits repaired. Food for thought...
Mike

Posted on: 2020/10/21 18:47
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: Joe's '49 Club Sedan
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MJG
I enjoyed going through your photos, nice job! Liked the battery box and DIY engine stand..
Mike

Posted on: 2020/10/5 16:51
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Packard boat?
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My wife and I went out for a sunset cruise this evening and passed a boat with the Packard scrip on the hull. It was a very attractive hull design, looked a lot like a Donzi but with multiple cockpits. I knew it was too new to ever be associated with the actual company but had never heard of or seen one like it. We were both moving too fast in opposite directions for me to flag him down. I figured if we crossed paths on my way home but, did not. Looks like these were made for a dozen or so years, look pretty rare too. There isn't much online about them. Probably would pair nice with a PT boat motor. Curious if anyone knows anything about them..
Mike

Posted on: 2020/10/1 18:09
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: 1948 Packard Station Wagon With Steel Doors
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MJG
Guessing the Briggs body tag is probably still in place.

Posted on: 2020/9/30 17:05
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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MJG
I love a good excuse to buy a new tool and then tell my wife all the money I just saved us. I would buy the puller too. Don't try this at home: Years ago I was in a You Pull It salvage yard with a friend helping him get trim off a '55 Merc when he noticed the steering wheel was better than his. I remembered reading a technique that could remove wheels with a hammer. I doubted how well it would work but neither if us had a puller. One person sits in the driver's seat pulling on the wheel while the second smacks the shaft with a hammer. It amazed me how quick it popped off the splines. Prior to we did a few rounds of rock paper scissors to determine who would have a hammer swinging near their face. I would not do this with your car but for a salvage yard wheel works great. Even though I didn't care about the car in this case I used my trusty brass hammer that was made from a boat inboard prop shaft.
Mike

Posted on: 2020/9/10 19:35
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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I think you'll be happy with the outcome. If you search online for tips on how to use it you will come across some YouTube videos showing 3M Scotchbrite pads as a way to get back to shiny metal. It's in my regular rotation of restoring metal. Read the MSDS or at minimum the bottle. You are cognizant of your health... so do it outdoors, lots of fresh air. It has a strong odor. I would take the family out of the family project for this part if I were you. To my recollection the metal prep for POR 15 only gets rid of surface contamination / residue, but look it up yourself. I made the huge mistake of employing leather gloves when I did the inside of my doors on my Olds back in HS. My hands were stained black for at least one week. As a sixteen year-old it had some temporary effects on my dating... do not get POR 15 on your skin you will regret it.
Mike

Posted on: 2020/6/25 13:31
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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MJG
One thing you may want to consider Kevin is how the windshield cracked. Is the root cause apparent? It ominously coincides with the very rotted center section of the header. If you don't repair that area properly you may just end up throwing good money after bad. The windshield frame needs to be sound as to not stress the glass.
Mike

Posted on: 2020/6/22 20:37
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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