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by Don Shields
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: '37 Senior
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: '37 Senior

Judging by the distance between the "B" pillar and "C" pillar it looks like it is a longer wheelbase car, but as to which wheelbase it has is uncertain to me. The rear fender-mounted courtesy lights first appeared in 1935. In looking at pictures of the '35-6-7 Packards I did not find these lights on...
by Don Shields
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: 1937 Packard Limo???
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: 1937 Packard Limo???

The front bumper was a totally new design for 1937. The hood side vent height indicates a V12 engine is aboard. So it is a 1937 Twelve. As you mention there is not enough detail visible to confirm the presence of a divider window so it's uncertain if it is a limousine.
by Don Shields
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: '37 Senior
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: '37 Senior

The front bumper was a totally new style for 1937. The height of the vent in the hood side panel indicates that the V12 engine is aboard. The Twelves had 2 vents in the hood sides, the Super Eight used one taller side vent. So it most certainly is a 1937 Twelve. As you mention, I can't determine whe...
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: 349

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: 642

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: 409

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: 648

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: 903

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: 875

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: 875

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 ...