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by auggiedoggie21
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 39 Super Eight on the road
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: 39 Super Eight on the road

As for the overdrive not engaging, have you checked the overdrive cable yet? It could be that it is out of adjustment on the shackle attached to the side of the transmission, or that your lock-out switch under the dash is not operating as it should and needs replacing. I got a new switch from Max Me...
by auggiedoggie21
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard

Thank you, all of you, for your information and your insight. I'm still on the fence about trading cars, due mostly to the fact that I live in an area surrounded by high-speed roads and motorists who drive aggressively, so a car trailer might be in my future for safety's sake. This will obviously im...
by auggiedoggie21
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard

The time it takes me to get to my destination three hours away is not necessarily the concern; it's getting out of the way of some of our more aggressive Bostonian drivers and not being hit. For these trips I could also try to use the "local" roads and streets with a lower speed limit, or leave at d...
by auggiedoggie21
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Comfortable cruising speed for a '29 Packard

I am looking to sell my '47 Super 8 and buy a 1929 633 sedan, but am a little concerned about the drivability differences between these two cars. The younger Packard in my garage has the big 356 straight 8 and with the Overdrive engaged on the freeway, I can drive it for hours at 65 and not be too c...
by auggiedoggie21
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: MA Safety Inspection
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: MA Safety Inspection

I go to a garage in Winthrop Beach where we lived for many years and the tech only checks the headlights, tail lights, turn signals, wipers and horn on my '47 Super 8. Once in a while he will grab both front wheels and check for excessive play (front end is perfect), but nothing else is required acc...
by auggiedoggie21
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Packard mechanics in SE Louisiana/New Orleans area
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Packard mechanics in SE Louisiana/New Orleans area

The spouse and I are considering a move back to the land of alligators, Mardi Gras and sulfer, after many years of being in the Boston area, and I am having nightmares of what will happen when I have to give up the local specialist who has worked on my '47 Packard for the last three years. If there ...
by auggiedoggie21
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: starting 47 Clipper
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: starting 47 Clipper

I saw this thread and wanted to put my two cents in as well. I bought my '47 Super 8 at the end of 2015 and through a lot of trial and error, I finally learned the best ways to start my car in different situations (just turned off and restarting, starting after an hour, starting after a day, startin...
by auggiedoggie21
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1939 Packard Six
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: 1939 Packard Six

Welcome Joel! I too am a new owner, as I bought my first Packard a year ago yesterday and have been extremely happy with it so far. Not sure where in Mass you are located but I'm in the Boston area (North Shore) and wanted to give you the name of my mechanic, who is over in Holden near Worcester. Hi...
by auggiedoggie21
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Post-War Packard front license plate with cloisonne
Replies: 0
Views: 709

Post-War Packard front license plate with cloisonne

I've been looking for a front license plate with the cloisonne and wings for my 1947 Packard Super 8, but cannot find anyone on Ebay or elsewhere that is selling them. Many of the post-war Clippers I have seen in photographs all have this front plate and I would love to have one. Is anyone reproduci...
by auggiedoggie21
Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1947 model 2106 Horn Question
Replies: 23
Views: 6782

Re: 1947 model 2106 Horn Question

Merle, I had the same problem on my '47 2106. It turned out to be the relay box below the horn. I think it cost somewhere around $10 for a replacement and now the horn works the same, whether the engine has been running for one minute or one hour.