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by John Harley
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Fond Remembrances
Topic: Ole Böök passes away
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Ole Böök passes away

Friends Ole is sorely missed. He was local to me too and our paths crossed often but not often enough . He knew where all the hard to find parts were, and was a bottomless supply of information . He was also a lot fun to be with. I had the pleasure of spending time with him on some tours and meets. ...
by John Harley
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Fond Remembrances
Topic: John Peterson - Age 100 - Connecticut Collector
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Re: John Peterson - Age 100 - Connecticut Collector

Friends I knew John ("Johnny P") as a member of the Eastern Packard Club. He had Packards other than the Twelve when I knew him; a 1956 Patrician, a 1954 Pacific and a 1948 Custom Eight Club Sedan that he pursued for 30 years before he was able to acquire it. He bought the Twelve about 1953 and spen...
by John Harley
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 1942 2021 Packard Convertible
Replies: 5
Views: 741

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: 2718

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: 2699

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: 3109

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: 3413

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: 8941

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: 5844

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: 10250

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...