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by Prudence
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard

Good Morning...I go back and forth between a 49 Packard 288 and a 31 Ford 200.5. When I need to go on the freeway with the Packard, I go at 55 mph and almost always start at sun-up so that I arrive before the traffic sets in and usually I go home on surface streets or back roads. Lots of back roads ...
by Prudence
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Front end Question
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Front end Question

Good Morning...Your Packard will have more value if you rebuild the stock front end parts than if you change to a more modern front end. The driving experience will not be what it should be...Ernie in Arizona ;)
by Prudence
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Where can I find seat covers for my 1952 Deluxe 200
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Where can I find seat covers for my 1952 Deluxe 200

Good Morning...You might place a call to MACs Auto Parts 877-470-1558. They handle Cartouche automobile upholstery...If they are not interested, they may well know who might be....Enjoy your day. Ernie in Arizona
by Prudence
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Packard in the Media
Topic: Cormorant Article
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Cormorant Article

Good Morning all...Our 49 Deluxe is named Miss Prudence...as to me she looks like an old maid! However, Alex Alfaro, who has worked on her for the last 7 or so years with me insists on calling her Miss Piggy...These particular cars seem to bring out more design comments than most of the other Packar...
by Prudence
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Ethanol-Free Fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Ethanol-Free Fuel

I have a question...There have been a number of articles that suggest that one gallon in ten gallons of gas changed over to Diesel will help stop vapor lock...and not cause any other problems...do any of our members have experience/opinions on this subject. Thanks, Ernie in Arizona ;)
by Prudence
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: Duane's 48 Limo Super 8
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Duane's 48 Limo Super 8

Good afternoon Duane...I would drop the pan and clean it out and also make sure that the oil pump can pump/is not clogged. I would also open the valve gallery and clean that out as well. A good engine that has been sitting a long time can be ruined if it is started up dirty and grungy...Ernie in Ari...
by Prudence
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Mechanic or Shop Recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 626

Re: Mechanic or Shop Recommendation

Good Morning...Something that I have occasionally done when nothing else worked has been to set a second 6 volt battery next to the car and connect it to the battery in the car with jumper cables. This will give more power to push through dirty or partially compromised connections. If the old girl t...
by Prudence
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Oil Bath Filter mount
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Oil Bath Filter mount

I sit corrected by you gentlemen. I was thinking of the crank case...Very good of Dave to make the correction. Thanks, Ernie in Arizona ;)
by Prudence
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Oil Bath Filter mount
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Oil Bath Filter mount

H,E....50 weight might well be a bit stiff for a 49 Packard. Howard and others far more knowledgeable will no doubt comment...I'm glad the old girl is running...enjoy getting her ready for the road...the 49's are really nice road cars...Ernie in Arizona ;)
by Prudence
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: Packard 1100 Brake System - Copy of Manual
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Packard 1100 Brake System - Copy of Manual

Good Morning...If you are in Southern California, Custom Auto at 3rd and French in Santa Ana specializes in Packards. They may have the part you need. 714-543-2980. Ask for Robert Escalente...Good Luck. Ernie in Arizona