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1954 Packard Straight 8 Engine NEEDED
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Antsrcool
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Well I believe I will be the mechanic in charge of rebuilding a 1954 Packard. It has been sitting dormant for a little over 40 years in climate controlled storage. The only problem is the reason it has been stored that long is that the block is cracked. So before I take this beast in and begin the rebuild process I need to be sure I know I can find parts. Any body know where I can source a good block? Also Gaskets, valve guides etc?

Posted on: 2009/10/14 6:49
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Re: 1954 Packard Straight 8 Engine NEEDED
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As I have posted before, the rusty remains of a 54 Cav live in my area. The engine compartment seems excellent with all components in place and lots of extras like powerer steering, brakes, hydraulics etc. It is located in south Alabama.

Posted on: 2009/10/14 7:47
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Allen Kahl
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Where in S. Alabama. I have a complete 53 288 engine available. Pm me with a phone number and we can discuss it.

Posted on: 2009/10/14 7:56
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Antsrcool, which Packard engine do you need? The 288 is the standard engine for the Clipper Special, with the 327 used in the Deluxe and Super Clippers and Cavaliers. If you have a Patrician, the 359 (one year only) is a must as anything else will adversely affect the value. The 359s are hard to find. A 327 is good choice for all models except the Patrician. Good luck.

P.S. Just noticed in the Packard For Sale section of the AACA website a 288 engine for sale.

Posted on: 2009/10/14 10:23
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Antsrcool
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It is a Caribbean model according to the owner

Posted on: 2009/10/14 14:23
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Then it needs to be a 359. Good luck on that, as they're a one year only engine and rather hard to come by. (Trust me, I looked for a year before going with the 356's)

Posted on: 2009/10/14 14:42
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http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... php?topic_id=3602&forum=8

anybody know anything about this seller? I was going to call shortly

Posted on: 2009/10/14 14:46
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Randy Berger
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Ross is one of the good guys and I would call immediately for a 359.

Posted on: 2009/10/14 14:51
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Re: 1954 Packard Straight 8 Engine NEEDED
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Quote:
Antsrcool wrote:.....I will be the mechanic in charge of rebuilding a 1954 Packard......

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Antsrcool wrote: It is a Caribbean model according to the owner

G'day Antsrcool,
to PackardInfo. Any chance of asking the owner to include the '54 Caribbean in the Owner Registry here, including a pic, any known history and how it was acquired?

Posted on: 2009/10/14 16:52
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Re: 1954 Packard Straight 8 Engine NEEDED
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Antsrcool
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i will see what i can do but im pretty sure he is WRONG on it being a Caribbean as he told me it is not a convertible.....I will call him today or go see this car myself and figure out what the heck it is so I know what I am talking about.

Posted on: 2009/10/15 5:29
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