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by lancia
Thu May 26, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1919 Twin-six 335 Imperial Limo
Replies: 3
Views: 2371

1919 Twin-six 335 Imperial Limo

This has been mine since 2007. Reportedly the first owners were Gov & Mrs John Slaton (GA). Was a 1960's project of Mac Worley who sadly died before he could make great progress. The mechanical rebuild was completed in late 2014 and, being the very last surviving Imperial Limo (factory body 178) in ...
by lancia
Thu May 26, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Packard - profits & losses, fun and games with numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 2232

Re: Packard - profits & losses, fun and games with numbers

Found just one mistake in your table - the usual I suppose - a decimal point moved sideways. The loss per car in 1938 should read $31.8 not $318
by lancia
Wed May 25, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Packard - profits & losses, fun and games with numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 2232

Re: Packard - profits & losses, fun and games with numbers

Hi Dave, some time ago for my own amusement and using only the limited profit/loss/earnings and production data included in the Beverley Rae Kimes book, I did a bit of statistical modelling to try to discover what phenomena were associated with Packard's changing profitability per car produced over ...
by lancia
Tue May 27, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 12 Volt Starter in 1938
Replies: 26
Views: 6254

Re: 12 Volt Starter in 1938

12 Volts? why YES!! My 1938 right hand drive 1603 touring sedan - pictured on the cover of CNB November 1989 when owned by Martin Comber, has had 12 volt (Autolite) electrics we think from new, the starter and generator being labelled as such. The charging, lights (Marchal headlights, Lucas fog ligh...
by lancia
Tue May 27, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: frame number
Replies: 5
Views: 2533

Re: frame number

Frame numbers were used in 1919 and 1924. My Single six 226 has a frame number on the left side, used as the VIN, where the steering box would be attached, if it were left hand drive (it is a right hand drive car). Likewise my twin six 335 has a frame number in the same position, as do other Twin si...
by lancia
Tue May 27, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Packard in the Media
Topic: Ladykillers
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

Re: Ladykillers

View the 16th series Su 8 1605 factory-built touring sedan (unless the image is a distorted 1604) at: http://pics.imcdb.org/0is6/theladykillers26packard7ek.2358.jpg and at http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_11337-Packard-Super-Eight-1938.html Its registration number looks like FLR 8 (might be FLP 8) both ...
by lancia
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: Visits to Automotive Restorations, Lebanon, NJ
Replies: 69
Views: 42758

Re: Visits to Automotive Restorations, Lebanon, NJ

Dave, Thanks for the interest! Take a peek at the packardsonline (all one word) website - lots of owners of the early cars have sent in photos (I expect you have already, but others may not have). If most of the Twin sixes are there (and that's unlikely) survival has been about 1 in 200 cars. Anothe...
by lancia
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: Visits to Automotive Restorations, Lebanon, NJ
Replies: 69
Views: 42758

Re: Visits to Automotive Restorations, Lebanon, NJ

Hi Dave, the 1917 Twin-six looks like a second series 225 Salon Brougham with Westinghouse air shocks. There are 3-4 factory photos on the Detroit public library website for this model (body No 150 I think) but the interior shot might be of a 235 version with extra seats. The rear springs on the sec...
by lancia
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Shows, Events & Judging
Topic: seat belts pre-war
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

Re: seat belts pre-war

There's a picture of Charlie Vincent, I think on the Hudson website, belted into the back of a Super 6 in 1916 or 17. I guess he didn't want to get chucked out - they'd been speeding across from California to New York to claim a record when roads were really rough.
by lancia
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1947 Super Clipper Loses power at upper speeds
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: 1947 Super Clipper Loses power at upper speeds

My 1924 226 lost power at higher speeds through an ignition problem. The missing at about 1500 rpm did not start at the same time as the power loss began, but it did appear a couple of weeks before I set out on my way to a rally last summer. Turned out the condenser was failing, which it did complet...