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Re: What is this Packard?
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Love it.

Posted on: 11/21 11:24
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Re: What is this Packard?
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Glad this project is in capable hands like the idea of Jag engine. Have seen many stock appearing old cars with newer engines . The Jag engine presents itself well. Should make nice driving and sounding car. From your past work I know it will be done in a style and complete documentation Mark and his wife made a good choice in you to complete his dream

Posted on: 11/21 16:06
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Great story. That's about the level of patina my '40 110 has on it naturally, but also added body damage. I'll bring it back to less body damage, but keep the patina.

Pretty fun stuff there.

Posted on: 11/22 0:54
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Cool looking car!! I would almost go to the point of saying it's "cute".

The pic of the car on the trailer (OnTrailer2 Large.jpeg) makes the tires look HUGE......what size are they?

Posted on: 11/22 6:06
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Re: What is this Packard?
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I will have to go take a look. But interestingly enough, here is a factory photo and those tires look large as well. Perhaps it's the black walls?

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Posted on: 11/22 7:33
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Re: What is this Packard?
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Tho' we decry modern drivetrains in old cars, yours is a rare exception, like a Mercury or Olds V-8 in a 1940-41 Lincoln Continental, Mercury, Cad, Chrysler V-8s in originally Ford Allards.

But something poetic about inline sixes and eights, being the only internal combustion engines with inherent balance. The Jag XK six was designed during the war, debuted 1948, so you've got something that might've been done by a sporting Packard fan long ago, given many of the home built sports cars with XK mills in the early '50s.

In other words, Kev's crisp Packard a far remove from today's usual low-horizon SBC Turbo HydraMatic in increasingly everything built before 1950.

According to Maurice Hendry, who knew what he was talking about, always got it right, in the late '30s, one of Packard's engineers, Howard Reed, a Buick alumnus, wanted Packard to produce not just an ohv, but ohc engine. He was told the noise would be unseemly in a Packard, read eat into our profit margins. Packard's side valve engines were as good as any, and the Jag XK on every engineer's list of the best internal combustion engines of the 20th century, so you've an idealized car; the 1935-37 juniors having a jaunty look lost in '38, the year Buick ended Packard's three consecutive year Gallup Poll Most Beautiful Car.

At 4.173 inches, the Jag's stroke nearly Packard's 4.25, shares a 2 3/4" crankshaft diameter with Packard, and Duesenberg J for that matter. The 3.8-liter Jag engine within a few pounds that of the Packard 245-ci six, your suspension and brakes will be happy. The initial '37 Packard six was a dog with its Chandler Groves one barrel carb. Your car's previous owner solved that.

Your '37 is also an ideal size. Keep the blackwalls and don't tart it up. Good going, Kev.

Posted on: Yesterday 14:15
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It amazing to be how different the Jag motor is in design vs Packards offering. I've had several "what the heck is that thing" moments so far on the motor.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:11
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