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by thielbar1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: My 1955 Packard & Nash
Replies: 47
Views: 23442

Re: My 1955 Packard & Nash

Update on the Packard: I've got it on the road again! Overall the 360 feels about the same as the 320 in my opinion, the 320 may have more low end torque though. Even though its not the stock engine, it still drives the same. The suspension compensated nicely for the new engine, ride height increase...
by thielbar1
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: Wanted Packard 374 or 352 V8
Replies: 0
Views: 616

Wanted Packard 374 or 352 V8

Looking for a GOOD 374 or 352 to put in my 1955 Nash. Preferably a 374 but I will consider a 352. If you have one you are willing to sell please contact me: 605-270-4082
Thank you,
Ben
by thielbar1
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: My 1955 Packard & Nash
Replies: 47
Views: 23442

Re: My 1955 Packard & Nash

The Swap to a 360 in my Packard is something I half way regret, so I have decided not to do the same to my Nash. The engine is trashed in the Nash and I have been searching for a 374. I had one that I was going to put in, but the deal fell through. Another thing I plan to do is put a 1956-57 AMC T-8...
by thielbar1
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: My 1955 Packard & Nash
Replies: 47
Views: 23442

Re: My 1955 Packard & Nash

Thats not a Packard engine? Surprise, I swapped it for dodge 360 for reliability. After weeks of trying to repair the Twin Ultramatic I was faced with rebuilding or swaping for a 700r4. To make it short I found the new engine on craigslist for $300 and decided to go with it. The old engine is for sa...
by thielbar1
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: My 1955 Packard & Nash
Replies: 47
Views: 23442

Re: My 1955 Packard & Nash

Update on Packard: transmission out, new seals and gaskets all around. Starter is in need of replace though, anyone have any other alternative conversions? The only new one I could find was $210
by thielbar1
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: My 1955 Packard & Nash
Replies: 47
Views: 23442

Re: My 1955 Packard & Nash

Update on the Nash: I haven't posted in awhile, but I got the Nash home and cleaned it out. The engine is stuck as I was told, so I took the valve covers off and found one broken rocker arm, one bent pushrood, and one pushrood with the top ball broke off. One thing I noticed was the head bolts I too...
by thielbar1
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: My 1955 Packard & Nash
Replies: 47
Views: 23442

Re: My 1955 Packard & Nash

Well got the Nash home from South Carolina to South Dakota, noticed some interesting things going on in the engine bay. The vacuum pump is ran off the fuel pump, it has a 2bbl carb and that leads me to a highly debated question. Did the Amc 320 have 352 heads, or was it just the 2bbl that brought th...
by thielbar1
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: My 1955 Packard & Nash
Replies: 47
Views: 23442

Re: My 1955 Packard & Nash

I would use dextron before I used type F, I have found type F to caulse rough shifting. In my current Ultra I have been using Dextron II, its basically a modern type A with sovents included. I did some reading on this new Type A, and its alot like Dextron II with no solvents which makes it ideal for...
by thielbar1
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: My 1955 Packard & Nash
Replies: 47
Views: 23442

Re: My 1955 Packard & Nash

I know of the 700r4 conversion, but the Nash has a Buick type torque tube, whereas the packard has conventional hotchkiss drive. Thats wny I was wondering if the Hydro could be converted, because Nash used them with that setup. Also, the slight "moan" has never really worried me, it gets quieter the...
by thielbar1
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: My 1955 Packard & Nash
Replies: 47
Views: 23442

Re: My 1955 Packard & Nash

So the Nash drivetrain and suspension system is almost generically 'Buick'. The Ultramatic is teamed to a torque tube, thus making semi - independent coiled suspension possible. I bring this up because it came to my mind that the transmission could possibly be bad. So that would leave me with two ch...