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320 v8 pistons and valves.
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Simon
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Hi first post here.

I own a -55 packard with 320 v8 engine that have seen better days. Any one that know were to find stock pistons and valves to that motor? I have checkt the internet but not found much.

Thanks // Simon

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Posted on: 2020/7/16 11:38
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Re: 320 v8 pistons and valves.
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Ernie Vitucci
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Good Morning...You might start with Kanter 800-526-1096 and Max Merritt 800-472-2573. Keep in mind that many of these companies DO NOT have all of their goodies listed on the net. Often times only their best sellers...Call and talk to them, if they don't have what you need, they will almost always send you to someone who does have what you need. Develop a relationship...looks like you'll have needs for a while to come. Ernie in Arizona

Posted on: 2020/7/16 12:25
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Re: 320 v8 pistons and valves.
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It's probable your piston and valve damage was caused by the valve spring retainers. Packard Engineering learned through failure analysis the retainers were too soft and the keepers would pull through the retainer, dropping the valve into the cylinder.

Later retainers are hardened, so replace all of yours with hardened versions.

Are you going to replace all the valves or only the damaged ones? New valves have gotten really spendy, so if you only need a couple of used valves, some of us here can probably come up with them for you.

Some claim to have bored the 320" to 4" and used 352" pistons, but I've never done it. Again, I could come up with a used set of 352" pistons for cheap.

jack vines

Posted on: 2020/7/16 15:39
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Re: 320 v8 pistons and valves.
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Ozstatman
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G'day Simon,
to PackardInfo.

I invite you to include your '55 Packard in the Packard Owner's Registry.

Posted on: 2020/7/16 15:45
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Re: 320 v8 pistons and valves.
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64avanti
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What part of the world are you in?
I have nos intake valves, $150/8 and a 320 head for you...
Milwaukee, WI
Ah, Sweden...That's expensive!

Posted on: 2020/7/16 16:42
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Re: 320 v8 pistons and valves.
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Marty or Marston
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Egge makes quality products and I also like Olsen for gaskets. It's worth mentioning that the guys above will beat their prices and be real Packard Parts.

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Posted on: 2020/7/16 18:24
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Re: 320 v8 pistons and valves.
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jfrom@kanter
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We should able to help you with the pistons as well as the valve and any other engine components you would need to repair your engine. Please contact our Packard Department or email through our website.

Thanks
James From
Kanter Auto Products

Posted on: 2020/7/16 20:58
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Re: 320 v8 pistons and valves.
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64avanti
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Wonder if that engine ever got put back together...

Posted on: 11/3 16:45
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Re: 320 v8 pistons and valves.
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Jack Vines
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Since he's in Sweden, accessibility of parts is several levels more expensive and more difficult.

When an overseas member asks to buy parts, we try to do them the favor, even though by the time we're done with the hassle of securely packaging, customs forms, overseas shipping, it's not a profitable exchange.

Here in the US, we routinely turn down offers of 320" core engines. There's little demand for them and they cost the same to build as a 352".

jack vines

Posted on: 11/4 10:47
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