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by fredrump
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 1948 Super Eight convertible
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: 1948 Super Eight convertible

Thanks for the information and links. At least I know the difference between chassis number and body number now. The latter is more specific to the actual car. I can assume then that my Packard was the 500ths or so made for the 1948 model line. It was sold by Packard dealer (I forget his location at...
by fredrump
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 1948 Super Eight convertible
Replies: 3
Views: 484

1948 Super Eight convertible

Hi, In December I acquired another nice looking Packard that was claimed to be in perfect condition except for the temp gauge. It had been converted to 12 volt and for all appearances looked perfect. Well, many of us know the appearances can fool you. On my first ride to make sure I had a tank full ...
by fredrump
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 22nd series numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: 22nd series numbers

Dave, you say: "The sequential numbering started at 2001. And it was the sequential production of that specific body type, each type had it's own sequence beginning with 2001. MANY high-numbered 22nd series 1949 cars were leftover 1948 models which were issued new vehicle number plates to make them ...
by fredrump
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: antenna
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: antenna

Thank you so much for responding to what may seem like stupid questions. I will pass you info to my mechanic. It should help him to make sure this is working properly.
Fred
by fredrump
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 22nd series numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 635

22nd series numbers

1949 Super 8 Victoria Convertible in Black (2279-9-10199) and 1949 Super 8 Victoria Convertible in Sylvan Green (2279-9-11255)

Do the last 5 digits represent to number of total Packards produced in that series or just convertibles? I presume these numbers would have started with 00001?
by fredrump
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: antenna
Replies: 2
Views: 424

antenna

I hope this is the right topic area. I have two 22nd series convertible Victorias and have never bothered with the radios. Even if they worked, they would only support AM which is not something I would ever listen to. In any case, I now had one radio removed for a secret fix to play FM and for a new...
by fredrump
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: wanted 1948 Black Super Eight Victoria convertible
Replies: 0
Views: 292

wanted 1948 Black Super Eight Victoria convertible

Should be in close #2 condition
by fredrump
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Packard Modifications
Topic: Can One Add Power Steering To A 1949 Strait 8???
Replies: 16
Views: 7280

Re: Can One Add Power Steering To A 1949 Strait 8???

I believe the person who first posted this question 3 or 4 years ago is the same gentleman that completed an install on his dads 49. He has provided some photos and a description of components used and how he approached the conversion via some posts at the packardinfo forum. While there are other w...
by fredrump
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Packard Modifications
Topic: Can One Add Power Steering To A 1949 Strait 8???
Replies: 16
Views: 7280

Re: Can One Add Power Steering To A 1949 Strait 8???

Normal steering is fine. It's just the close encounters that are killing me. When the car is in slow movement mode like parking or other tight maneuvering. I don't remember this extreme effort back in the 50s when I had the same car but was in my early 20s. Old age probably has something to do with ...
by fredrump
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Packard Modifications
Topic: Can One Add Power Steering To A 1949 Strait 8???
Replies: 16
Views: 7280

Re: Can One Add Power Steering To A 1949 Strait 8???

This thread sort of ended without a resolution. I'm also interested in getting power steering on a 1949 (22nd series) Packard. Any ideas as to how?