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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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I have a NOS center section I can sell you

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Posted on: 6/18 21:38
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See what gerry wants.

Think he still has a 55 bumper. Check

Posted on: 6/18 21:42
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Good suggestions but, I just spent $600 on a 2nd set of carpeting that I was not expecting to do, and still have about $1k in rubber seals that I need. Who knows what after that? I can only spend so much each month so it drags the process out.

I will polish what I can and I may try to camouflage it as Howard suggested. Down the road I may try to replace it altogether or new chrome.

I have to prioritize.

Posted on: 6/19 19:00
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Believe me Stewart.

I know. Low end of s.s...

Posted on: 6/19 21:24
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This image shows the original B piller medallions and the pair I bought off eBay about 5 years ago.
The original pair are beyond repair that's why I bought this other pair.

I cleaned them up and wet-sanded them with 1000 grit. Then I buffed them with my Dremel.

I plan to use that gold touch-up pin and try to repaint the logo with model paint and then add some "Chrome Paint" to the backside.

If anyone has a good image showing exactly what they are supposed to look like, can you post it, please?
I have a good idea of what it should look like then I noticed a hint of gold in the largest diameter of the logo and I was not expecting that. Thanks

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Posted on: 6/25 17:59
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Found these while browsing Packard stuff on Facebook. Not sure what years the emblems are from.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/342912285774974/permalink/7805170982882363/?app=fbl

Posted on: 6/25 21:58
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NOS eBay ad to the rescue... part 466467

https://www.ebay.com/itm/225133261015

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Posted on: 6/25 22:57
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I have been battling a coolant leak on the rear, right-hand side (near the heater core). I am having a problem finding the leak as it only leaks with the engine running. I have put a scope/camera on all the heater core hoses and fittings and have yet to find anything.

I can see it dripping off the exhaust manifold to the floor but, I don't know if that is the leak.

I have ordered a radiator pressure testing kit. I hope I can build up a few pounds of pressure and it will help me locate the leak. Worst-case scenario, I may have to replace the head gasket on that side.

Posted on: 7/1 17:42
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It is most likely the flat plate that bolts to the back of the head and has the heater nipple fitted to it. Probably a tad warped.

Posted on: 7/1 20:35
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Yes, I have been eyeballing that plate at the rear for some time. I just could not see the leak. All I could see was where it was dripping from and I feared the worst.

I got this $40 kit from Amazon and gave it a go this week. I pumped it up to about 8lbs and could then see the coolant rippling down the back of the engine from the plate that Ross mentioned so, that was a relief.
Getting it off and back on is going to suck but it is still a relief.

I painted the B piller emblems this week also. The silver paint did not come out as I hoped. Looking at the back side it is more reflective but looking through the plastic (front) it appears dull. It will have to do.

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Posted on: 7/7 18:17
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