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by henney42
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: 1941 Packard Henney ?
Replies: 23
Views: 13632

Re: 1941 Packard Henney ?

I have heard that the commercial Packards used a 16" wheel, whereas the passenger Packards used a 15" wheel. Is this correct? If so, are the bolt patterns between the two the same? I ask because I have a 1942 ambulance that does not have a spare tire. I'm wondering if I could purchase a much easier ...
by henney42
Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 14847

Re: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

Timelessmotorcoaches emailed me photos of his Packard and I have resized them for posting here. For the purposes of the discussion in this thread, the term "Civilian Defense" refers to a specific model name Henney used for one of their ambulance offerings, and not to any ambulance that was in govern...
by henney42
Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 14847

Re: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

Based on the VIN number you gave, I don't think it is a Civilian Defense unit, but I would love to be proven wrong! If you'd like to email me your photos, I'd love to see them and I could resize them for posting. My email is superior1980@yahoo.com
by henney42
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 14847

Re: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

I believe it was on the floor under the front seat. The restoration shop that the car is at found it during the car's disassembly.
by henney42
Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 14847

Re: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

Courtesy of the archives of the Long Beach Fire Museum, here are three photos they shared with me of my Henney Civilian Defense ambulance when it was in service. I think the first photo is a great group shot, I think the second photo makes it even more surprising that my ambulance is the one to have...
by henney42
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 14847

Re: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

Finally found the elusive Henney builders plate in my 1942 Civilian Defense ambulance. For some reason I'm having difficulty finding the engine number on the engine itself, so at this point I'm unable to confirm whether or not the engine in the ambulance is original to the plate. Is it possible the ...
by henney42
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: 1960 Henney Kilowatt Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 5713

Re: 1960 Henney Kilowatt Sale

That ad posted above is not and was not a Henney van. Tempo was a German light truck manufacturer that built pickups, vans, and light delivery vehicles using Volkswagen power plants back when the Beetle was VW's only offering. It is my understanding that Tempo was only in production from 1949-1951. ...
by henney42
Thu May 01, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 14847

Re: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

Thank you Dave and Ken for your insight. It is much appreciated! With what you both have said about the engine number, coupled with an email response I received from George Hamlin when I emailed my numbers to him, it would seem that what I thought was the engine number isn't the engine number at all...
by henney42
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 14847

Re: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

I was able to spend some time with my ambulance today. The hubcaps have a red hexagon surrounded by a thick black circle with the word PACKARD within the black circle. I found some numbers while I was looking around, so I hope these mean something to someone. The engine number appears to be either 8...
by henney42
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 14847

Re: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

This, of course, is all just conjecture, but I would imagine there were probably local Civilian Defense offices that either reported to or were branches of the federal Civilian Defense office. Those local offices possibly may have been where the requests for new ambulances originated from, which wer...