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by Nachtjager
Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Does anyone sell U-joints for a 1929 model?
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Does anyone sell U-joints for a 1929 model?

Unfortunately, Im in soggy Louisiana, so the shipping from England would probably be fairly cost prohibitive! Did figure out yesterday my problem is not so much the U-joints, my rear springs have gone weak and the rear axle is nosing up and down with the application of the torque, putting the drives...
by Nachtjager
Mon Mar 28, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Does anyone sell U-joints for a 1929 model?
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Does anyone sell U-joints for a 1929 model?

I've got a 633 Town Sedan with a nasty sounding "pop" at the rear end. Praying it's not pinion bearings or something worse, but this is one of those cars with the weird U-joints enclosed in steel donuts swimming in oil, so, would like to start by replacing those and see if that solves the problem be...
by Nachtjager
Tue Feb 01, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: The forums get .25% replies
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: The forums get .25% replies

I will agree with Howard - if you want questions answered, go to Packardinfo.com. Things are much more lively over there.
by Nachtjager
Tue Feb 01, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Hello, new with question on best years to collect
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: Hello, new with question on best years to collect

Not a problem. The '34's aren't bad cars at all - did a LOT of touring with a '34 1100 series sedan back in the 1980's. They are a lot more comfortable than the earlier models. '33 and '34 were very transitional cars for Packard - last of the old breed before the new "streamlined" models came out in...
by Nachtjager
Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Hello, new with question on best years to collect
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: Hello, new with question on best years to collect

That's a lot of questions! I've just gotten back into the prewar cars after a fairly long hiatus and bought a '29 633 Club Sedan last August. I'll try to address some of your questions. If you're accustomed to working on prewar Fords, be warned, NOTHING is easily found or is as readily available for...
by Nachtjager
Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Packard Modifications
Topic: Importance of original color for restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: Importance of original color for restoration

The car looks fantastic in that deep Packard blue, but yes, as with all collector cars, paint does matter. As you're well aware, from the 1950's to the 1990's, a huge number of older Packards got repainted in all sorts of non-original colors just because it was the flavor of the day. Those cars are ...
by Nachtjager
Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Packard Modifications
Topic: Radial tires
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Radial tires

A friend of mine has wide whitewall radials on his '37 120, skinniest ones he could find. Don't recall who made them, but, I can testify, the car rides and drives 150% better than it did with the repro bias ply tube tires on it. They are a bit "rounder" looking at the edges, so they don't look as go...
by Nachtjager
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Woodgraining
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: Woodgraining

Lots of local guys do faux wood finishes now. There are probably three or four who are outstanding right here in the middle of nowhere Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They generally do this for doors on homes or making imitation marble fire places, but it shouldn't be hard to find someone locally who's capa...
by Nachtjager
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Where did all the Chicle Drab cars go?
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Re: Where did all the Chicle Drab cars go?

Thanks Dave, and I couldn't agree more. The original paint schemes are absolutely beautiful. I grew up with the big prewar cars as my father and his best friend were very much into them. My first real job was working for the late Bob Crump, taking care of his collection of 72 cars. I was fifteen sur...
by Nachtjager
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Where did all the Chicle Drab cars go?
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Where did all the Chicle Drab cars go?

I recently purchased the rather garish painted '29 633 Club Sedan that's been for sale for quite a while and it should arrive down here in balmy Louisiana late this month. I am planning on repainting it over the winter, leaning heavily towards paint scheme KB, Chicle Drab and Copra Drab, as this see...