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by Don Shields
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Shows, Events & Judging
Topic: Greenwich (CT) concours d'Elegance 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2805

Re: Greenwich (CT) concours d'Elegance 2018

You are correct, Dave, Mr. Hallowell owns that stunning Victoria. Here's a picture I took of it on May 26 in Huntingdon Valley, PA.
by Don Shields
Thu May 10, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Help with the definition of the car model?
Replies: 34
Views: 5952

Re: Help with the definition of the car model?

Photos of the 1941 model year Packards with the running boards deleted at the factory show a valence panel or a vestigial running board extending out and down somewhat from the area below the doors. These vestigial boards have a single bright strip affixed at the bottom edge, not the two bright stri...
by Don Shields
Fri May 04, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Help with the definition of the car model?
Replies: 34
Views: 5952

Re: Help with the definition of the car model?

If Packard offered a running board delete option in 1940, they sure did their best to keep it a secret. The Salesman's Data book for 1940, page 43, has this to say about running boards: "Running boards are comfortably wide to provide a safe footing when entering and leaving the car--a feature much a...
by Don Shields
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: I have a little question
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Re: I have a little question

Regarding the Pass light indicator, I believe that refers to what Packard called the Country Passing light switch position, mentioned on page 17 of the 1936 Packard Eight Owner's Manual as displayed on the http://www.packardinfo.com website. It doesn't elaborate on this, but I seem to recall reading...
by Don Shields
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Brake Systems & Parts
Topic: 53 Clipper emergency brake hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Re: 53 Clipper emergency brake hardware

Another possible source would be Bob Stoltzfus of Bob's Packard Parts in Marietta, PA, phone 717-426-1446.
by Don Shields
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: fuel gauge 1928 5 26 sedan
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: fuel gauge 1928 5 26 sedan

I'm with you on that, Adam. I use a wooden paint stirrer on my 10th Series Eight. I remember my grandfather telling me that's how you read the fuel level on the Model T Ford so we're not the only ones to employ this method!
by Don Shields
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: fuel gauge 1928 5 26 sedan
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: fuel gauge 1928 5 26 sedan

Player and Adam, In addition to Mr. Pushbutton's offerings, Bob's Automobilia http://www.bobsautomobilia.com offers a gas gauge tube repair kit. Bob's is primarily a Buick parts vendor, but these components were used by others, like Packard. That dash to tank tubing is very small and easily kinked w...
by Don Shields
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Hood Prop Location
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Hood Prop Location

You're very fortunate to have found another vehicle with those props. I haven't seen very many cars so equipped.
by Don Shields
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Hood Prop Location
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Hood Prop Location

Hi Chuck, I owned a 1937 120C and thought of adding those hood holders but never did it. I'd recommend that you first check with Max Merritt and see if they would have any advice for you. If they don't, then I would put the hood side panel into the holder and see just where the holders can be fasten...