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Re: White -56 Executive
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If you could look under the car and tell us the number of grooves that are cut in the suspension pin (the vertical pin next to the shock absorber)I can make a suggestion for a new pin. These are very easy to make. I find the adjustable one unoetig kompliziert. Let us know the length of the one on the other side also.

On these cars the pins are just like heels on your shoes. The taller, the taller the car stands.

Posted on: 1/7 8:51
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Re: White -56 Executive
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With only the front left corner appearing low I would also wonder about the condition of the A arm bushings and shock absorber. A bind or difference in friction could also be keeping the corner low. Can you push down or pull up on the left corner and have it move as far and with a similar effort as the right side needs for the same motion?

Posted on: 1/7 9:02
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Re: White -56 Executive
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In addition to what Ross and HH have suggested, have you seen this video?
http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0

My question, could the back rubber be an issue as well?
The 56 rubber change from 55 design in back, could that be an issue?

Posted on: 1/7 12:17
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Re: White -56 Executive
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Ross wrote:
If you could look under the car and tell us the number of grooves that are cut in the suspension pin (the vertical pin next to the shock absorber)I can make a suggestion for a new pin. These are very easy to make. I find the adjustable one unoetig kompliziert. Let us know the length of the one on the other side also.

On these cars the pins are just like heels on your shoes. The taller, the taller the car stands.


do you mean this?

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Posted on: 2/4 3:30
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Re: White -56 Executive
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HH56 wrote:
With only the front left corner appearing low I would also wonder about the condition of the A arm bushings and shock absorber. A bind or difference in friction could also be keeping the corner low. Can you push down or pull up on the left corner and have it move as far and with a similar effort as the right side needs for the same motion?


Upper arm bushings are new. shock absourbers are worn both sides(need to be replaced)

I can pull up the front left corner but not push down. it sits on rubber.

Posted on: 2/4 3:35
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Re: White -56 Executive
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Let the ride decide wrote:
In addition to what Ross and HH have suggested, have you seen this video?
http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0

My question, could the back rubber be an issue as well?
The 56 rubber change from 55 design in back, could that be an issue?


Ive seen that video. can tell me where this back rubber is?

Posted on: 2/4 3:41
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Re: White -56 Executive
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I repaired the leaking power steering and put in new hoses. The windshield washer has been repaired and more wiring has been renewed. I also started replacing the exhaust pipes.

*sadly this page allows me to add only one picture* - thanks, got it now.

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Posted on: 2/4 3:50
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Re: White -56 Executive
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You can add as many pictures as you want. You simply just have to hit Upload after selecting each picture.

Posted on: 2/4 6:28
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Re: White -56 Executive
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I believe the rubber is available from the usual Packard vendors.
Kanter
Max Meritt
Maybe Patrician Industries
Also look at Dwight Heinmuller
https://www.packardparts.org/products/ ... torsion-level-suspension/

Posted on: 2/4 7:57
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Re: White -56 Executive
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You have the #4 pin as evidenced by the 4 grooves. That was the longest standard pin but you can make one 1 cm longer without the torsion levers hitting the frame. You will need to check the shop manual about removal of the pin as it is under load.

If the car is level front to rear and you are still resting on the rubber bumpers in the front then your torsion bar has probably sagged to the point where it will need to be replaced. Not so easy to do in DE. Then I would suggest making the longer pin in the front and adding a helper spring around the front shock absorber.

Being a 56, the rubbers where the rear axle mounts are surely bad. Replacing them will add several CM to your overall ride height. I suggest using the '55 style rubbers there. You will need to discard the large round washers you that supported the original bushings, and add a 5 mm thick spacer onto the tubes on the U-bolts. This is a much more satisfactory setup than the original 56.

Posted on: 2/4 11:17
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