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by genehouse
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: HERSHEY LOCATIONS?
Replies: 11
Views: 2890

Re: HERSHEY LOCATIONS?

I agree with you. I would think that this post would be getting a lot of action. At the same time I look at the people who are posting and notice that we are mostly new-comers with few posts. Maybe the established Packard people use a different Forum or, as I said earlier, just are not very active. ...
by genehouse
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Future New Owner
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Re: Future New Owner

Whitt, welcome to the Forum! I'm Gene and I'll be sharing the journey with you. I just bought a 50 Super 8 Touring Sedan (2382-5) and plan to restore it over the next 4 to 5 years. Currently I'm in the process of cleaning out a large enough space to store and catalog the parts as I dismantle and rep...
by genehouse
Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 8
Views: 1961

Re: Introducing myself

If you go back to the Main Site there is a Classified Section where people list their cars. You can check out the prices there. There was a 1950 model there for about $7600 and 1948 models from $7800 to $27,000 listed. It all depends on what kind of shape the car is in. I'm looking at another one th...
by genehouse
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 8
Views: 1961

Re: Introducing myself

"you are the temporary curator of that car and should treat the car as such" That is a great line and a wonderful quote. Welcome to the club. I hope you will find your first Packard soon so that you can get it to the point of taking your granny riding in it while you still have her. I'm sure it woul...
by genehouse
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: Hood Ornament Help
Replies: 6
Views: 2096

Re: Hood Ornament Help

I know that I'm posting to an old post but I thought it might be helpful to know that the Cormorant casting number (407014) you have listed is also the number I have on the 1950 Super 8 that I just bought. It is an original three piece. BTW, 407014 is a probably a casting number because Packard does...
by genehouse
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Just bought 1950 Super 8 - Help on motor
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

Re: Just bought 1950 Super 8 - Help on motor

That sounds like excellent advise. In fact, since the genny and radiator have not been reinstalled I think I may go ahead and pull the hood off completely and consider pulling the engine if the firewall looks like it needs any work. I won't pick the car up for a few more days but I'll let you know a...
by genehouse
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Just bought 1950 Super 8 - Help on motor
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

Just bought 1950 Super 8 - Help on motor

I've just bought a 1950 Super 8. I'll be picking it up next week sometime but understand that a previous had started a motor overhaul. At this point the motor is in the car but radiator is not (backseat) and the motor is covered with plastic. It has been stored in a warehouse for several years but a...
by genehouse
Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: HERSHEY LOCATIONS?
Replies: 11
Views: 2890

Re: HERSHEY LOCATIONS?

Does anyone know when there will be a meeting around Central Indiana? I sent the guy an e-mail but it was returned to me as a nonworking address. I'd like to get involved since it seems like this would be the best group to belong to if I need help and encouragement in the restoration of my 1950 Supe...
by genehouse
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Just looked at a 1950 4-Door Packard today HELP!
Replies: 7
Views: 3022

Re: Just looked at a 1950 4-Door Packard today HELP!

I just bought the car. I'll post a couple of pictures for you. Nothing is cleaned up yet and I don't have it home yet. I'll get a trailer after a meeting on the 8th and go pick it up. Someone had started gathering parts together to restore it at some point in the past because there are a lot of part...
by genehouse
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Help with Firewall Number on 1950 PLEASE!
Replies: 3
Views: 1860

Help with Firewall Number on 1950 PLEASE!

I'm looking at a 1950 Packard and want to be sure what I am buying because this is my first one and this is going to be a frame up restoration since the sheet metal seems to be in excellent condition. The three-piece hood ornament is in good condition and the interior seems good. I posted a previous...