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by Tinman_70
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Packard in the Media
Topic: Cormorant Article
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Cormorant Article

There was an article in the third quarter Cormorant by Ed Ostrowski titled "Packard's Downfall". It made some interesting points about the factors in Packard's demise. We've all heard the term "bathtub" to describe the new style of many postwar cars. The article had a new description of the "modern"...
by Tinman_70
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: PackardClub.org Traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: PackardClub.org Traffic

While the Packard Info site has a wealth of information, I like the Packard Club site for posting comments particularly when including pictures. The PC forum site allows you to insert pictures in the text and caption pictures with comments under each picture. Makes it easier to explain what is in th...
by Tinman_70
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: PackardClub.org Traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 174

PackardClub.org Traffic

Where has all the traffic gone on PackardClub.org? I put the exact same post about a 1941 Packard 160 that I saw on Hemmings on both forums on July 17. The posts were both placed in the categories of "For Sale" near the bottom of the both forums. On PackardClub the were no replies and 16 views. On P...
by Tinman_70
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 6 volt AGM battery suggestion request
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: 6 volt AGM battery suggestion request

My original battery tray was rusted beyond repair but the mounting legs that bolt to the frame were good. I built a new tray from 1/8 flat steel with angle iron welded to the sides to hold the batteries in place and bolted it on top of the original legs. I used dual Optima 6V batteries but a similar...
by Tinman_70
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: 1941 Packard 160 - Hemmings
Replies: 0
Views: 67

1941 Packard 160 - Hemmings

Includes before and after restoration pictures.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/ca ... refer=news
by Tinman_70
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Valuation impact of an engine swap
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: Valuation impact of an engine swap

Not having seen more pictures of the entire car, it's hard to tell just how "as built" the overall car may be. Does the car have any rust, does it have top quality paint in the factory original color, has the interior been redone in a totally original manner, etc. Looking at the engine pictures it's...
by Tinman_70
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Valuation impact of an engine swap
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: Valuation impact of an engine swap

"The current owner stated it now has a 1949 motor"

To follow-up on the point Howard made, did the owner state that the '49 replacement motor was indeed a 356? If it was a '49 288 or 327 straight 8, there would be a big difference!
by Tinman_70
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: ammeter fire
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: ammeter fire

Unfused battery running into a dashboard with 70 to 80 year old wiring seems yo be an accident waiting to happen. Surprised this doesn't happen more often. A voltmeter is a better solution but substitutes are not available for an original look.
by Tinman_70
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: Packard at LeMans
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Packard at LeMans

Went to the auto museum in LeMans, France last week and saw a '29 Packard in the collection. Wanted to see the track but it was closed for the track cleanup from the race a couple of days before. Did get to drive the rental car down the Mulsanne Straight at 80kph!
29 Packard.jpg