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by Dave Czirr
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Paint color
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Paint color

Welcome! Paint code didn't begin to appear on the vehicle number plate until late 1948, and build slips or other factory documentation that would have that information is for the most part nonexistent for vehicles prior to 22nd series. Your best bet is to carefully examine the car for traces of the ...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Trying to identify my Packard 1937
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Trying to identify my Packard 1937

Custom coachbuilders almost always put their identification somewhere on the car, look:

- plaque on the cowl, lower right side near running board/front fender juncture
- door sill plates
- metal plate beneath the carpet or floor covering
by Dave Czirr
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Trying to identify my Packard 1937
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Trying to identify my Packard 1937

You've got what's commonly called a convertible victoria. With the patent or vehicle number plate missing, there is no chance to determine what it was originally unless you can get that info from prior owners.
by Dave Czirr
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1937 Packard 1500
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: 1937 Packard 1500

Its not a rubber gasket but there was moulding trim that covered the joint between the roof topping and the steel roof perimeter. In years just prior to 1937 it was extruded aluminum with a fancy profile, I assume 1937 was done similarly. I'm not aware of a source for a reproduction.
by Dave Czirr
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Fuses for 1947 Clipper 2112
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Fuses for 1947 Clipper 2112

Have you checked the owner's manual, I believe fuses are identified there by fuse number.
by Dave Czirr
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Color on underside of Packards.
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Color on underside of Packards.

I suggest you call Leon Dixon, he's an excellent source of info on the Caribbeans, wrote the book on Mitchell-Bentley. Contact info in your club membership directory.
by Dave Czirr
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Color on underside of Packards.
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Color on underside of Packards.

The underside of what are you specifically asking about? To my knowledge nothing was left in primer. Specific to only the '53 and '54 Caribbeans, the upper part of the cowl (above the drip rail) was body color and the lower part was gloss black. Source: Packards International Engine Room Judging Gui...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Packard club in Alberta Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Packard club in Alberta Canada

Why not just telephone the Packard Club VP of Regions and ask him the question? His contact link is on the main web page under Regions.
by Dave Czirr
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Packard club in Alberta Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Packard club in Alberta Canada

I see nothing listed for Alberta in the roster of club regions on the main page of this website.
by Dave Czirr
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Steering column help
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Steering column help

It's been decades since I've done one of these, hopefully someone with more current experience can give you more details. But you start at the bottom by removing the headlight switch and any linkages associated with it and the hand throttle. There should be a packing gland at the base of the gearbox...