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by RogerDetroit
Tue Feb 22, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Packard Modifications
Topic: Importance of original color for restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

Re: Importance of original color for restoration

Hello TRSTAHLY, Sure had me fooled too with those photos - as that color definately looks like Packard Blue to me. Anyway, Dave Czirr is correct about two-toning was available starting in 1941. BUT is was only for closed cars, not open cars. Folks have tried to two-tone an open car, but it is incorr...
by RogerDetroit
Sun Feb 20, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 10 Year Service Watches
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: 10 Year Service Watches

Looked back in my files to make sure what I posted yesterday was as I remembered. Let's just say I need a memory enhancer. It was earlier than the 1950s that PMCC started supporting 10 year watches for dealership employees - actually it was 1946. Please see the attachment. Also, the engraving on the...
by RogerDetroit
Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 10 Year Service Watches
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: 10 Year Service Watches

Hello "Tounces, Yes, the watches, pocket and wrist models, were given to every level of employee. Early on Packard presented these watches only to employees at teh plant in Detroit. Later it was expanded to include employees at Packard dealerships. In the early 1950s Packard had a deal with Hamilton...
by RogerDetroit
Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Fond Remembrances
Topic: Bill Robinson - Designer at Briggs Body
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Bill Robinson - Designer at Briggs Body

Bill Robinson, auto designer and educator passed away on Tuesday, February 15 at the age of 96. During the early 1950s Bill was employed at Briggs Body Company and drew concept car designs to pitch ideas to the Packard Motor Car Company. Some of you may remember is presentation at the Packard Nation...
by RogerDetroit
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Fond Remembrances
Topic: MaryEllen (Green) Dohrs – Designer of the 1955 Caribbean interior.
Replies: 0
Views: 556

MaryEllen (Green) Dohrs – Designer of the 1955 Caribbean interior.

MaryEllen was born September 20, 1929, and passed away January 10, 2022, at the age of 92. After graduating from Hollywood High School, she enrolled at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, while still only 17 years old. Upon graduation in 1950, she was the youngest person ever to be hired at General Mot...
by RogerDetroit
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Packard Marine & Aviation Engines
Topic: Packard Radial Diesel DR-980
Replies: 11
Views: 12070

Re: Packard Radial Diesel DR-980

Hello Jan, You may have already been to this website http://www.aerofiles.com/_ba.html and read the following: “Model F 1932 = 1-2pOB; 225hp Packard DR-980 diesel. POP: 1 [X790N], thought to have gone to Speed Bird Corp in 1933, and was refitted with 90hp Lambert R-266. POP total all Birds, includin...
by RogerDetroit
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Packard Plant - Demo and Build New Strategy
Replies: 0
Views: 765

Packard Plant - Demo and Build New Strategy

Current owner is moving away from rehabbing and will demo buildings for new build to suit. Here are links to the two Detroit Newspapers. Detroit News: Grand plan to redevelop Packard plant is scrapped; eyesore goes back on market https://www.detroitnews.com/story/busi ... roit-scrapped/6076466002/ D...
by RogerDetroit
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Former Packard Plant Owner Dies
Replies: 0
Views: 991

Former Packard Plant Owner Dies

This is a sad story. Dominic Cristini, former owner of the PMCC Plant on EGB has died from cancer at the age of 61. Attached is an article from the Detroit News. Dominic fought the City of Detroit and won in court, but then lost it all. This all began in the mid-1990s. Dominic was buying the PMCC bu...
by RogerDetroit
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Determining value and selling
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Re: Determining value and selling

Hello Bruce, Hagerty Insurance has a valuation tool you can see here: https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1946-packard-clipper_six Says that a done, driveable car is worth $16,200. Now deduct all the costs, parts, labor (not yours labor costs, but that of a shop) and time to get it ot a done...
by RogerDetroit
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 41 transmission does'nt want to go into 1st or reverse
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Re: 41 transmission does'nt want to go into 1st or reverse

This is a common problem with the 1940-41 and 42 models. And maybe a separate issue from your OD. You need to read these threads: http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0 and http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0 Lots of parts in the shifter l...