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by PACKARDAPL
Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Mice, Rats & other Pesky Varmints
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

Re: Mice, Rats & other Pesky Varmints

Another choice for vermin repeller has been suggested to us by Kansan, Jim Hill. This is a product called "Earth-Kind" . They call this stuff a non-poison (herbal?) material which is safe around kids and pets. He reports that it smells good too, but I didn't note any comments on how effective it was...
by PACKARDAPL
Fri May 30, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Packard Marine & Aviation Engines
Topic: Packard Liberty V-12 TAG
Replies: 0
Views: 1200

Packard Liberty V-12 TAG

Recently I got a scan of a Packard V-12 "Liberty" model aircraft engine ID tag. This type motor is believed to be one produced for the US Army. Note that it says; "NOT TO BE FLOWN"--for some reason. Perhaps this was a prototype with some mechanical innovation or had some defect that made it unsuitab...
by PACKARDAPL
Wed May 21, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Dealerships & Factory Branches
Topic: Factory Branch in Detroit
Replies: 7
Views: 2953

Re: Factory Branch in Detroit

I looked at an on-line photo and agree that it could have been a dealership at the time it was constructed, however------ it most likely wasn't "Packard". I checked my files for Packard dealers in Detroit and could not find anything for 1745 E Grand. {The factory complex was at 1580 E Grand, down th...
by PACKARDAPL
Tue May 13, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Mice, Rats & other Pesky Varmints
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

Mice, Rats & other Pesky Varmints

A couple weeks ago, an acquaintance & I were talking cars, specifically better ways to store them. He had several surplus cars in various places that were awaiting restoration, sale, ?, or trade. Specifically, he remarked on the damage to one of them from rodents, and how difficult it is to complete...
by PACKARDAPL
Fri May 09, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: PACKARD TRUCKS
Replies: 3
Views: 2177

Re: PACKARD TRUCKS

Those firetruck conversions are some unique commercial Packards. I have several truck photos in my file--I'll share them where they are needed. I'm not sure where the one below came from--but appears to be an official company photo from around 1920--typical of most of the later teens and early twent...
by PACKARDAPL
Fri May 09, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: PACKARD TRUCKS
Replies: 3
Views: 2177

PACKARD TRUCKS

An official Packard built vehicle that we have not made a place for up till now is the Packard TRUCK. It was one of the mainstays and profit generators from the very earliest days for Packard. There is enough of these huge trucks still around that a core of enthusiasts can resurrect some pretty run-...
by PACKARDAPL
Fri May 02, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 15727

Re: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

Yes,the engine number is on the block-a flat spot on the side or sometimes on a raised boss. The top of the head should have had its size (288 356 etc) in the center of the head in low relief. I would be interested to know IF & What number was stamped on the top of the differential. It should be a m...
by PACKARDAPL
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 15727

Re: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

Patrick; very interesting numbers, These seem to be VERY high numbers for a 1942. What I can tell, It's mostly good news I will defer to Dave--as he is the expert on the VIN numbers & probably has better explanations than I can offer. But... Looking at the numbers I have and yours suggest a couple o...
by PACKARDAPL
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 15727

Re: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

Regarding wheel covers; Attached below are photos of the full size Packard 1942 cap (Super 8 & Custom)& the Packard 1942 Clipper cap. Note the 3 black circles around the center hexigon. These are similar to the caps used in postwar models esp. the 1948-1950. Some 1942 Clipper caps can be found in bl...
by PACKARDAPL
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found
Replies: 36
Views: 15727

Re: Rare Civil Defence Henney Found

Patrick; I looked at every posted photo and in MCPhersons book and I think your conjecture about your unit being a "Black- Out" model is probably correct. The bumper & trim could have gotten painted in a subsequent repaint, but it seems unlikely that the bezels would have gotten this treatment. This...