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Re: Help a new Packard owner
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John H New York
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Thanks, Yes I bought it offf of ebay. The older gentleman that owns it is getting so he can't drive it anymore. I am very much looking forward to picking it up.

Thanks again, John H

Posted on: 2010/7/15 17:21
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Re: Help a new Packard owner
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Mr. DeMille
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I'm also an owner of a 1936 120b, so if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask! Congrats on your new car.

Posted on: 2010/7/15 18:05
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Re: Help a new Packard owner
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58L8134
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Hi John H

Congratulations on becoming a Packard owner. Hope your drive back to New York is enjoyable and troublefree. Please heed all the good advice on checks and parts to carry before starting.

Any chance you could post your progress daily on here? We'd all like to follow your progress, stand by to help if the need should arise.

Steve

Posted on: 2010/7/15 18:57
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Re: Help a new Packard owner
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Michal
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Hey John,

Congrats and I say Go For It! I'm a veteran optimist... with experience. Sounds like you're using a good dose of common sense and if you watch for trouble, will probably catch it before it becomes BIG trouble.

I had a very similar adventure when I won an eBay auction for a '49 Nash, flew out to Atlanta, GA, and drove it back to the SF Bay Area, CA over 8 days. Awesome trip!

The Seller had great advice: bring some tools and allow plenty of time. I did just that and every time I stopped for food, gas, sight-seeing, etc... I took a few extra minutes to go around the car to make sure all was well.

Have a great time; I'm envious!

Posted on: 2010/7/15 22:00
Michal

Proud owner of a '48 2272 but I really wanted a club sedan?
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Re: Help a new Packard owner
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John H New York
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I certainly will try to post daily during the trip. That will depend on the Hotel having wireless access or not. I appreciate everyones input and suggestions.

Thank you All,

Posted on: 2010/7/16 5:15
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Re: Help a new Packard owner
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Ozstatman
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Quote:
John H New York wrote: I certainly will try to post daily during the trip......
John,

That would be great, there'll be a lot of interested PackardInfo members here who'll also be "willing" your acquisition along on it's journey.

Have a great trip.

Posted on: 2010/7/16 15:37
Mal
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Re: Help a new Packard owner
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ScottG
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Congratulations on the new Packard! I've driven a 'just purchased' '74 Fiat Spider from Cincinnati to Cleveland without major incident (unless no windshield wipers in a rainstorm on the freeway counts as major), so you ought to be fine in a daily-driven Packard.

As for driving US 20, I'd make sure to plan an alternate to that route when traversing the Cleveland area. US 20 in and around Cleveland will take you through neighborhoods in which you REALLY don't want to break down (or need any type of assistance)! Find an alternate south of the city and enjoy sightseeing through our much safer suburbs.

Good luck and I look forward to hearing and seeing of your adventure.

Posted on: 2010/7/16 19:20
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Re: Help a new Packard owner
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Gizmolannigan
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As a firm believer (private ranter) in driving a car that was built to be driven I support you in your endeavor. As a child I grew up on great journeys in antique cars. Some of the best memories I have are from some of the "Adventures" (read break downs) we had in a restored car. Even if you encounter problems people are more willing to help a stranded antique than a modern. There was a article written By Peter Egan about driving a Model "A" Ford I believe across country. He had several break downs but found lots of support even parts along his journey. You all cannot tell me you haven't sat in your car and had some say " I had one just like this only..." that is the great thing about antique cars they draw memories and people or vise versa. I say go for it you'll never forget your adventure good or bad.

Just keep positive you'll laugh later guaranteed.

Posted on: 2010/7/16 22:19
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Luke 14:28

Same for restoring cars too...
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Re: Help a new Packard owner
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John H New York
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Hi to All

I can already tell one of the best things I have done is going this group. You folks have offered so much great advice and encouragement. I greatly appreciate it. I will keep everyone informed of my journey. I fly out and pick up the Packard on the 7th of August and will certainly keep you all informed.

Thanks again for all of your interest. I know I will need your help and advice ongoing because I am a newby Packard owner and will have lots of questions maintaining this piece of American Automotive Artwork.

Thanks,

Posted on: 2010/7/17 7:03
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Re: Help a new Packard owner
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Jim
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Hi John, Welcome to Packard Info. I really look forward to reading your updates during your adventure driving your car home.

Best of luck on your trip!
Jim

Posted on: 2010/7/17 20:01
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