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by John Harley
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1942 2021 Packard Convertible
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: 1942 2021 Packard Convertible

I had a '41 160 sedan for a while and went through this. One of the door handles I ended up with a square shaft that was too short to work on the sedan. I was lead to believe that it was for an open car. I might still have floating around someplace. Its is shiny, I don't remember what side it is for...
by John Harley
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: hard miss
Replies: 11
Views: 1982

Re: hard miss

Bakerallen I bought a 1950 Eight in 1997. Some one had set the valves with no clearance. I figured it out and adjusted the valves. I had the car for 13 years and put at least 25,000 miles on it. I drove to Warren Ohio from New Jersey 3 times, on a Henry Joy tour and to the Packard National in Gettys...
by John Harley
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: Replacing Front Brakes to Disc
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Re: Replacing Front Brakes to Disc

Duck I had a relatively low mileage '51 200 in the '90's for about 3 years. I probably should have kept it They are excellent freeway cars, they just really want to run. They are very light footed and responsive for an American car of the era. I would take it out on the local interstate to exercise ...
by John Harley
Tue May 10, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Hershey Hospitality Tent
Replies: 11
Views: 2387

Re: Hershey Hospitality Tent

Friends I am certainly not an interior decorator but have more time in retail than I want to think about or acknowledge. I think it should be possible to get some magazine or sheet music racks to put around the perimeter for the print materials and perhaps find a way to display the other merchandise...
by John Harley
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: Identify this car?
Replies: 8
Views: 2837

Re: Identify this car?

Dave That is a Reinastella Type 2, i.e. face lifted. The Reinastella was the first Renault with the radiator in front of the engine and they were initially styled to look like the older cars as much as possible. The Type 2was a restyle done in 1932 to make the car look more "American", i.e like a Ch...
by John Harley
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1900 Carburetor
Replies: 40
Views: 7004

Re: 1900 Carburetor


Have you checked that the gas cap has a vent hole in it?


John Harley
by John Harley
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Radiator cap
Replies: 22
Views: 4394

Re: Radiator cap

You need an AC RC-13. It is a higher pressure cap, I think 12 or 13 lbs. CARS, a business that sells Buick parts, has very nice reproductions


John Harley
by John Harley
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Cooling System
Replies: 42
Views: 7855

Re: Cooling System

Roberth The Packard manuals cover only procedures unique to Packards. The presumption was that a dealer mechanic had vocational training. You should be able to find a Motor's manual on line or at a flea market or literature vendor. They cover general procedures and theory of automotive mechanisms as...
by John Harley
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: 2-36 by Merrimac
Replies: 4
Views: 2830

Re: 2-36 by Merrimac


Just reinforces my opinion that the early Straight Eight Packards are some of the most handsome cases ever made. They're stunning, even in gray


John Harley
by John Harley
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: JHH's 1941 160
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: JHH's 1941 160

There was a clamor in some quarters for more pictures of my car. These were taken this past weekend in front of a friend's house.
original plastic is pretty good1.jpg
Original plastic is pretty good
these cars are very attractive from the rear1.jpg
I find the rear of these cars to be the most attractive of any prewar car. From this angle the taper towards the front reminds me of a sailing ship or ocean liner.

The car has 5 mirrors, two of which are useful.jpg
I bought it out of an estate in Yonkers four years ago. A lot of body work, paint and a valve job was down to it in the late 90's. Some of the other work that I was told was done seems to have been imagined. Only 2 of the five mirrors are useful for driving. The ones on the side mounts are aimed for backing out of the garage.