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Re: 1941 PACKARD MAKES ICE CUBES
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Guscha
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This way please, to an interesting story at Hemmings.

Posted on: 2019/8/4 23:48
The story of ZIS-110, ZIS-115, ZIL-111 & Chaika GAZ-13 on www.guscha.de
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Great story... Chris.

Posted on: 2019/8/5 1:07
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
1939 Packard Six, Model 1700
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photo is earlier engine, not a 356

Posted on: 2019/8/5 6:37
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ALLEN B. SIMONS
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Thanks Guscha for the heads-up.

That Hemmings story of the 1941 Packard, really a 1942 model, would be a great addition to my 1941 or 1942 Packard air-conditioning chapter.

Unfortunately, there are no images of the A/C compressor, control knob, rear cool air vent, or the trunk-mounted evaporator cabinet. Those images would be essential to include it into the chapter.

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Posted on: 2019/8/5 9:05
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The comments at Hemmings contain the e-mail address of the brother of the former owner and moreover a lot of knowledgeable information (esp. related to the build year and current location of the car), provided by one of our members (West Peterson), who owns a car with factory A/C.

Posted on: 2019/8/5 11:06
The story of ZIS-110, ZIS-115, ZIL-111 & Chaika GAZ-13 on www.guscha.de
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ALLEN B. SIMONS
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Hi Guscha,

Thanks for your info. As a matter of fact West Peterson has provided multiple images of his 1940 Packard Custom Super-8 One-Eighty Touring Sedan equipped with factory A/C. His car is a classic in that it offers a first year, unusual, expensive option. It is featured in the Spotlight section of the 1940 Packard A/C chapter.

Stay tuned. That first chapter of five has been sent to an editor. The other chapters in Volume 1 of an illustrated history of automotive air-conditioning are: 1941, 1942 Packard, 1941 Cadillac, and 1941, 1942 Chrysler/Imperial.

When I say illustrated, it offers legible images of color brochures, data books, supplements, dealer bulletins, road tests,and service manuals. The five chapters now offer 400+ full color and B&W images.

I hope to self publish it before years end.

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Posted on: 2019/8/5 15:02
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Posted on: 2019/8/12 16:03
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What I think is a casting date is on one of the ebay photos of a component that I believe might be the compressor but not enough view of the item to say for sure.

Bracket or compressor, 3-9-45 makes me wonder if it is a service replacement standard refrigeration item B&B made during the war or were the compressors different enough they or Packard were actually gearing up in the thinking there would be a postwar AC.

Posted on: 2019/8/12 16:38
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How well did the prewar air conditioning actually work. Seems like the option was dropped after the war and not offered again till 1953.
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Posted on: 2019/8/12 18:46
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It was necessary to manually connect or disconnect the drive belt to start or stop the first A/C version. Albeit the ability to suffer was higher in 1941, I don't believe that such a procedure met the expectations of the upper ten thousand.

Posted on: 2019/8/12 23:27
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