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Re: 1947 Packard clipper 2 door
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I recall the same

Posted on: 3/22 8:22
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Re: 1947 Packard clipper 2 door
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Also possible to create a 327 in a 288 block by a crank and piston-rod swap. It makes a very snappy standard eight.

Posted on: 3/22 8:30
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Re: 1947 Packard clipper 2 door
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My car has a 288 head on the correct MXXXXX 327 block.

But agreed, generally, always go by the engine number, not what it says on the head. Heads can get warped/over-milled and as such people used what was around for replacements when needed.

Posted on: 3/22 9:10
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Re: 1947 Packard clipper 2 door
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I need to get that number cleaned up and check it out. I was also going to check stroke the old-fashioned way, by pulling the head and tossing a tape measure down a hole. They say it's stuck and I plan to build it, so the head is coming off regardless.


Thing shows up and we start a new thread on its progress.

Posted on: 3/22 20:14
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Re: 1947 Packard clipper 2 door
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Jim in Boone wrote:
Maybe I'm remembering something incorrectly, but thought I remembered reading that the 288 head on a 327 block gave more compression? Maybe I have that backwards or totally wrong, but perhaps check engine number on your 288/327 before considering it a 288.


You are correct and there are Packard sanctioned head interchanges to raise compression ratios in various engine combinations. https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/downloads/SC/SC-VOL24NO7.pdf The article first appeared during the 22-23 series but is applicable for all 288/327 block based engines thru 54 except for the 359 engine. The 359 aluminum head is unique to the 54 engine. If it fails, unfortunately not all of the earlier cast iron heads can be swapped in. Only one or two will work without causing pinging issues that cannot be adjusted out.

In addition to the combinations listed in that article Packard also went to the trouble of making another head to raise compression in the 288 engine. It is listed in a later article. https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/downloads/SC/SC-VOL25NO4.pdf

As was mentioned in another post, you cannot determine engine CID by a number that is cast on the head because the heads were often swapped -- both by an owners desire for more power or because an original head failed and a different one was readily available.

Unfortunately unless you happen upon a guaranteed NOS head still in factory wrappings there is no easy way tell the different heads by sight -- and that is assuming the head was never machined. IIRC, some years back Ross published some depth dimensions of the heads as determined by a micrometer. To the best of my knowledge part numbers were never hard stamped on the head and ID was by packaging or label or probably by a tag wired or bolted on via one of the holes in the head

Posted on: 3/22 21:12
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Re: 1947 Packard clipper 2 door
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Cars are loaded on the trailer. Today is Travel Day. Tomorrow is Delivery Day.


Got too much to do at work today to spend much time thinking about it. Sunday, on the other hand . . . .


:D

Posted on: 3/26 4:09
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Re: 1947 Packard clipper 2 door
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Cars here. Cleaned, such as that is. In the house, under roof and behind walls. The maroon one is definitely a good project. The other one - it's really black, at least originally - has most of the passenger side floor along to rocker rusted out from the A to the B pillar. Driver's side ain't all that much better. It's possibly a cut-up for parts and junk the rest, but something in that hurts in the coal-black inside thing I call a soul. We'll have to wait-n-see.

Red one:
ID: 2185-5324
Body #: 2185-5183
Engine #: F25026 (kinda funky)

I'll post some pictures later. And start a new thread, cuz it ain't for sale no more.

Posted on: 3/27 15:15
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Re: 1947 Packard clipper 2 door
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Congratulations and looking forward to see your progress!

Posted on: 3/27 17:22
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Re: 1947 Packard clipper 2 door
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PackardDon wrote:
Congratulations and looking forward to see your progress!



THank you very much!!! I'm just looking forward to progress.


Some was made today. Nothing spectacular . . . .

Posted on: 3/27 19:18
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