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288 Head Gasket Replacement
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After 75 years it is time to R&R the head gasket on my 1949 Packard Standard 8 that I bought last year. The engine was losing coolant, white smoke out the exhaust pipe, and I suspected coolant in the oil pan when I changed the oil last week and discovered some copper colored goo in the bottom of my catch bucket. thinking a former owner used stop leak.

There is no obvious sign of a "blown" gasket but several of the nuts on the cylinder head studs were not torqued real good. The work is being done by a fellow car club member and owner of the United Motors Garage in Bonham, Texas they specialize in antique and classic car repairs and restorations.

Also have the radiator I removed for leaks in the core. Make me an offer, and you probably want to pick it up because shipping will be expensive.
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Posted on: 3/5 8:57
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Re: 288 Head Gasket Replacement
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Regarding the radiator you removed due to leaks in the core, it's wise to seek a buyer who may need it for their own restoration project. Offering it to fellow car enthusiasts or through classic car forums and marketplaces would be a good way to find a buyer. As for making an offer, it would depend on the condition of the radiator and any repairs or refurbishments it may require.

Posted on: 3/9 2:28
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Re: 288 Head Gasket Replacement
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The radiator would require a pressure test to identify where the leak(s) are. It is a candidate for refurb and then installation in a project car or used as a spare. I installed a new aluminum radiator and auxiliary 12vdc pusher fan that runs off a separate 12.8v 30A battery.

Posted on: 3/9 8:50
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