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Can anyone identify this part?
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Hi,

I’m a new owner of a 1955 Packard Clipper Custom. Can anyone help me identify this part? I was told it may be part of the torsion leveling system.

Thanks for any help!
AC
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Posted on: 2/26 19:46
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Without a doubt that is a power antenna motor.

It is missing the mast.

I have a video on how to service these:



Posted on: 2/26 20:13
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Motor and drive mechanism for a power antenna. The vertical tube and mast section appears to be cut off but screws onto a round opening at the top of the drive section and the coiled tube which is the excess nylon cable storage section and attaches to a fitting on the drive section below the mast are missing. Here is an illustration of the power antenna assy from the 55-6 service manual.

On a 55, except for the actual bars and links connecting to wheels the torsion level components both mechanical and electrical are located almost under the drivers seat. Here is a top view of the frame showing the control switch and compensator assy with solenoids and limit switch on an attached bracket.

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Posted on: 2/26 20:16
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Thanks so much for the info on the torsion leveling component! The info and the images are really helpful.

Posted on: 2/26 22:24
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humanpotatohybrid wrote:
Without a doubt that is a power antenna motor.

It is missing the mast.

I have a video on how to service these:





Thanks so much! That video was very helpful too. I appreciate it.

Posted on: 2/26 22:32
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Re: Can anyone identify this part?
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G'day ACs_Garage, to PackardInfo.

I invite you to include your '55 Clipper Custom in PackardInfo's Packard Vehicle Registry.

Posted on: 2/26 23:33
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1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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HH56 wrote:
Motor and drive mechanism for a power antenna. The vertical tube and mast section appears to be cut off but screws onto a round opening at the top of the drive section and the coiled tube which is the excess nylon cable storage section and attaches to a fitting on the drive section below the mast are missing. Here is an illustration of the power antenna assy from the 55-6 service manual.


FYI it's not cut off. It detaches with 3 screws at the base (top of the part shown) (one screw hole shown) though often they are stuuuuck from corrosion and the motor body (part shown) must be gently tapped apart from the mast.

Posted on: 2/27 0:23
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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FYI it's not cut off. It detaches with 3 screws at the base (top of the part shown) (one screw hole shown) though often they are stuuuuck from corrosion and the motor body (part shown) must be gently tapped apart from the mast.

You may be correct about it not being cut off. I just don't remember the sleeve into the mast tube being that long but my memory has done me wrong before.

Posted on: 2/27 10:11
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ALL of the info, the video and the motor are ALL from front fender-mounted antenna only.

Rear-mounted antennae are different in both shape, motor, mast and service procedures.

Also. the video does not show the spanner wrench to remove the chromed bezel cap nut nor does it show punch tool alternate removal technique to get the cap nut off! Using pliers or a Stilson wrench will certainly destroy the cap nuts (these were usually made of soft metal like brass). Nothing else can take place unless the cap nut is removed.

Posted on: 2/27 12:54
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for including your '55 Clipper Custom Constellation Hardtop Coupe in the Regisrtry.

Posted on: 2/27 14:18
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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