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by JD in KC
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: pre-purchase questions
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: pre-purchase questions

I'm a big fan of the 22nd series [1948 - mid 1949} and 23rd series [mid 1949 - 1950] Packards and have 2 of them. I'm a little unclear as to what "won't turn on again" actually means. Nothing at all happens when the starter is engaged? Starter just 'clicks' but won't turn the engine? Turns over but ...
by JD in KC
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Clarification on what my Packard's VN means
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Clarification on what my Packard's VN means

According to the Vehicle number, your car is a 23rd Series [1950] Super Eight Touring Sedan. Prudence is correct; your car was originally built to be sold as a 1949 23rd Series Packard. It did not sell and so the factory changed the data plate to show -5- (a 1950 Packard). The only difference betwee...
by JD in KC
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Production date '38 1608
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Production date '38 1608

Seems to me that with an introduction date of September 20, 1937, a production date in July wouldn't be out of line for an early serial number... but I don't know for sure.
by JD in KC
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: 1941 Front Bumper Guards
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: 1941 Front Bumper Guards

I seriously doubt that the junior/senior guards are interchangable.
by JD in KC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: VIN 55627922
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: VIN 55627922

5562 is a 1955 Clipper Custom Touring Sedan. The rest of the number (7922) is the serial number. The numbering started at 1001 so this is the 6922nd of this chassis to come off the line.
by JD in KC
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Location of Oil Sensing Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Location of Oil Sensing Unit

I know Max Merritt lists them. Kanter probably has them. If you are on a budget... you might look at NAPA ECH OP6742 and see if that would work for you.
by JD in KC
Fri May 24, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 1941 Packard One Twenty VIN?? model? info & parts
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Re: 1941 Packard One Twenty VIN?? model? info & parts

The model number is 1492 which is a 1941 Packard 4-door 120 Touring Sedan. The 'I' is a 1 in the font used by Packard. The rest of the number indicates that it is the 8074th of this model to come off the line (serial numbering started at 2001). The 'body code' 592073 is the Theft-Proof Number (TPN) ...
by JD in KC
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1949 packard no start issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: 1949 packard no start issue

Dave is correct. The 22nd/23rd series used a cable not a braided strap. Attached to the engine using the rear bolt of the bottom generator bracket.
by JD in KC
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 643
Views: 189151

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Adding to Dave's photos, here's a photo of an original mosstred carpet removed from a Custom that shows the unbound cut for the hump.
by JD in KC
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1948 Packard will not start on a 6 volt battery.
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: 1948 Packard will not start on a 6 volt battery.

The ground cable on the 22nd/23rd series wasn't the woven metal mesh strap. I'm pretty sure that started with the 24th series.