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Re: Just bought a 1941 Packard 120 - Considering a frame off resto
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Any pics of the frame?


None at the moment, but I can try to get some.

Posted on: 2023/11/18 21:03
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Re: Just bought a 1941 Packard 120 - Considering a frame off resto
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If it turns some them sticks, then it's probably got a stuck valve. You may be be able to take the side valve covers off and see which one(s) are stuck. And the possible work it free if it hasn't been bent.

Posted on: 2023/11/18 21:55
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Re: Just bought a 1941 Packard 120 - Considering a frame off resto
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where are ypu located? I have a rebuilt engine and transmission for this car

Posted on: 2023/11/18 22:24
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Re: Just bought a 1941 Packard 120 - Considering a frame off resto
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If it turns some them sticks, then it's probably got a stuck valve. You may be be able to take the side valve covers off and see which one(s) are stuck. And the possible work it free if it hasn't been bent.


Yea, it's really hard to get to the valve cover with the fender in the way, not to mention the intake/exhaust.

Maybe I'll go ahead and start taking the fenders off tomorrow. I hate to do that already, but they're probably coming off one way or another, and it will make working on even the simplest things 1000X easier lol.

At that point. I can pull the valve cover to see what's going on, and even pull the head easily enough if need be.

Posted on: 2023/11/19 0:20
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Re: Just bought a 1941 Packard 120 - Considering a frame off resto
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where are ypu located? I have a rebuilt engine and transmission for this car


I'm in the midwest. Feel free to send me a private message and let me know what you want for it. I'd be interested in it even as a spare.

For the right price, I can arrange freight shipping if we're too far apart.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2023/11/19 0:22
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Re: Just bought a 1941 Packard 120 - Considering a frame off resto
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1941Packard wrote:......The goal is to make this a nice restomod. Maybe I shouldn't post here about it too much if it's ruffling too many feathers.....

1941, While most here are "purists" I for one am interested in what you do with your Packard. After all there is a Modification Discussion Forum because, for whatever reason, people do modify their Packards.

At one stage, I think it was back in 2012, I bought a Packard 120 generator which had been converted to 12V, had visions of building a very Packard based Rat Rod but reality soon stepped in and it never got beyond the conceptual stage. The generator is still sitting on a shelf in the garage.

Posted on: 2023/11/19 2:10
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Re: Just bought a 1941 Packard 120 - Considering a frame off resto
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Hi Mal, You should buy my 38 Richards "hot Rod". 1954-327 bored out to 340, 9.00 to one comp, Holley 650, R6 Od. I actually broke the welds off the rear axle banjo/ spring interface during a visit to Noels when we had to "clear the intersection quickly" It goes pretty hard. I get lots of thumbs up from BMW drivers after the lights change and they have to really make an effort to get/stay in front. Yes, it is a Dinasour but it is apparently wearing Nikes.

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Posted on: 2023/11/19 2:22
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Re: Just bought a 1941 Packard 120 - Considering a frame off resto
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You don't need to take the fenders off to access the valves. Take off the right front wheel and remove the inner fender panel. It's fairly easy to get it off and back on, and removing it will give access to the valve covers, the fuel pump, and the manifold heat valve.

Posted on: 2023/11/19 8:21
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Re: Just bought a 1941 Packard 120 - Considering a frame off resto
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You don't need to take the fenders off to access the valves. Take off the right front wheel and remove the inner fender panel. It's fairly easy to get it off and back on, and removing it will give access to the valve covers, the fuel pump, and the manifold heat valve.


10-4.. I'll probably fool around with it some more tomorrow. I'll start with the valve covers, but imagine I'll also need to remove the head. Then, I can clearly see what's going on. I'm guessing it's pretty freaking heavy and a hoist might be needed to remove it, which means I need to get the hood off.

I think I discovered why the last restoration attempt ended.. lol

Posted on: 2023/11/19 12:39
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Re: Just bought a 1941 Packard 120 - Considering a frame off resto
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Maybe... but it could have been money... or Mama!

Posted on: 2023/11/19 12:47
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