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by Don Shields
Thu May 28, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: possible purchase , need advice please
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: possible purchase , need advice please

Hi Marcus and welcome to the Packard Club forum. We think you've come to the right place! The Packards and Clippers of the early 1950's share many of the qualities and mechanical features of the Chevys that you are familiar with already. I'm sure you know how and where to look for things like heavy ...
by Don Shields
Mon May 18, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Tire Advice - '51 Packard 300
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Tire Advice - '51 Packard 300

Hi Tiger Mark and welcome to the Packard Club Forum. I think you're right on target with the Coker radials. I've had Cokers on my 1954 Convertible for some time now and I've been content with them. Mine are their regular wide white radials purchased just before they came out with the bias-look radia...
by Don Shields
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: Master Cylinder Question
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Master Cylinder Question

Visit www.packardinfo.com and click on the Literature and Manuals line on the left side. They have an owner's manual for the 1936 120 there. On page 45 there is a cutaway view of the master cylinder. According to the 1935-1941 Parts List (also on the Packard Info site) the master cylinder used in 19...
by Don Shields
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Wanted - 443 Owners Handbook
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Wanted - 443 Owners Handbook

If you would visit www.packardinfo.com there are numerous manuals there for viewing or download. A 443 Owner's Manual is not among them unfortunately but the 1928 Packard Eight Model 443 Fact Book is there. Very often the Salesman's Fact Book contains more information than the Owner's Manual does. J...
by Don Shields
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Packard 1930 - identification
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Packard 1930 - identification

The Beverly Rae Kimes-edited "Packard--A History of the Motor Car and the Company" book shows on page 783 that the engine serial numbers range from 277013 to 305283. So the engine in question fits in towards the end of Standard Eight production. The car should have a wheelbase of 134 1/2 inches (341...
by Don Shields
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: what year is this Packard?
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: what year is this Packard?

You're very welcome. As to the picture, it most likely is a factory photo taken for marketing purposes. In the above-referenced book there are numerous photos with the same whited-out background dating as far back as 1903.
by Don Shields
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: what year is this Packard?
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: what year is this Packard?

With its' drum-style headlamps and the steering wheel on the right side it is pre-1913. It looks a lot like the car depicted on page 68 of the Crestline Dammann/Wren Packard book, described as a 1912 seven passenger Packard Six Touring car on the 133 inch wheelbase chassis. They state it was priced ...
by Don Shields
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1939 super 8 exhaust manifold
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: 1939 super 8 exhaust manifold

Checking the 1935-1941 Master parts list, it looks like the exhaust manifold is specific to that year only. It shows part number 334552 for the 17th series (1939 model year) Model 1703-3A-05. The 1940 and '41 Super Eights have different numbers for their respective years so it appears that none of t...
by Don Shields
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Looking for identification help
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Looking for identification help

Glad to have been of help, 58survivor. Best of luck with the negotiations.
by Don Shields
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Looking for identification help
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Looking for identification help

I think there are a couple of errors at play here. The 1940 160's were assigned Models 1803 (127" wheelbase,) 1804 (138" wheelbase) and 1805 (148" wheelbase.) In the Model 1803 line the Club Sedan was assigned the body number 1376. Model 1807 (138" wheelbase) is a Custom Super Eight 180; there were ...