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Re: Whistle while refueling
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Chuckltd
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The whistle on my 48 works. I believe it's supposed to sound until nearly full so you don't overfill. It whistles even when filling from a gas can.

Posted on: 2009/5/12 22:44
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Re: Whistle while refueling
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Randy Berger wrote:

"The new nozzles are much smaller than the filler pipe on the 400 and won't kick off when almost full because the pressure does not build up the same as the smaller necks on modern cars. I think they made the filler necks smaller so you had to buy unleaded. I wouldn't bet on it though. I have to listen closely on the 400 or I will splash gas down the side of the car. The whistle is 9.3055 and goes thru 1954. I wish my 56 had it and even thought about incorporating it. I am probably wrong, but thought it mounted in the rubber vent hose."

Amen to that, Randy. I've had gasoline in my shoe on more than one occasion. I could put up with the whistling.

Posted on: 2009/5/13 7:58
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Re: Whistle while refueling
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Hey, leave it there! You will get lots of questions at the gas station. Just yesterday I was filling up our '41 Clipper (actually the first car where Packard used it)and a guy says, "What the h*** is that whistle?" I explained its purpose and he says, "That is sooooo cool!" It was another Packard first and a great innovation for safety.

Posted on: 2009/5/16 8:05
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Re: Whistle while refueling
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Found this in 41 Clipper info for anyone interested.

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Posted on: 2009/5/17 10:18
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Re: Whistle while refueling
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PackardDon
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We’re these whistles a Packard exclusive item or did other makes use them?

Posted on: 4/3 20:56
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Re: Whistle while refueling
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Steve Henderson
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I seem to remember being told or reading many years ago that the whistle warning was called the "Scully Ventalarm" and was a Packard selling feature for the period. My '47 and '49 both have it and, like some above, I wish the '56 did.

HH56 drawing is really helpful in understanding how it works. Never had seen that before. Thanks!

Posted on: 4/8 1:04
Steve in Indiana

1947 Clipper Six Sedan
1949 Deluxe Eight Sedan
1956 400 Hardtop
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Re: Whistle while refueling
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John Brinegar
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My 48 Sedan has the whistle - or DID , until we took the tank to be cleaned. The shop ruined my tank by cutting a big hole in it _ I still have the tank, file tube, and the whistle. Guess it could be put back. Be careful where you take a rank for repair -

Posted on: 4/8 9:08
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