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by genehouse
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 634
Views: 179597

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Joe, I've already got a couple of rolls of 2 different sizes of nickel copper tubing and a good tubing bender/flair tool kit. I completely agree with you on replacement of the lines. Some people try to get away with just blowing them out but I'm afraid that at some point it will come back to haunt t...
by genehouse
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 634
Views: 179597

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Thanks for this post in particular. I am anticipating replacing the brake system on an old car in the near future. As yet, I have not bought the car but I am looking at original early 30s and late 20s models so I am fairly sure I will need to replace the brake lines and gas lines rather than just tr...
by genehouse
Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1937 Packard
Replies: 5
Views: 1443

Re: 1937 Packard

No, the number between the triangles is the Theft Proof Number and is the number embossed with your body. It should probably be close to your Vehicle Number (VN), NOT the VIN that we use today. I am sure that Dave will correct me on this if I am wrong but, if I am not mistaken, your Theft Proof Numb...
by genehouse
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Packard Ambulances, Hearses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
Topic: HELP 1950 PACKARD HEARSE!!
Replies: 7
Views: 5899

Re: HELP 1950 PACKARD HEARSE!!

So, basically, warrenweb is a commercial enterprise who fooled us into helping him see if there was a market in the US for this old car. Now, based on that, this sounds like a con job to me. Maybe he is as honest as the day is long but he certainly did not start out that way pretending to be a buyer...
by genehouse
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 634
Views: 179597

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

Thanks Dave, you know how my memory is, that is the stuff and it is great material to work with. I will use it exclusively in the future for all jobs that need tubing. Gene
by genehouse
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan
Replies: 634
Views: 179597

Re: 1949 Packard 8 Club Sedan

I really wish I had known you were planning this because I would have suggested that new brake line material that is used a lot in race cars. It is much more flexible than steel and will not rust. It is also easier to put the flares in. I can't think of the name of it now but I have two unused rolls...
by genehouse
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: New Packard owner!
Replies: 27
Views: 5458

Re: New Packard owner!

I bet that made their day. Thanks for the great pictures. Keep them coming. Gene
by genehouse
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration
Replies: 108
Views: 32988

Re: 1940 120 Convertible Coupe Restoration

This is the first time I've noticed your project blog and I am blown away by your work. I am learning a lot just by looking at your pictures. You are doing some amazing work. I can't wait to see it progress more. Gene
by genehouse
Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: New Packard owner!
Replies: 27
Views: 5458

Re: New Packard owner!

Did it start running rough or hesitating just before you shut it off? Those would be signs that you were not getting enough gas to the carb. It is always possible that, if the car has set up for a long time, that water has accumulated in the tank and you got water in the fuel line and into the carb....
by genehouse
Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: New Packard owner!
Replies: 27
Views: 5458

Re: New Packard owner!

Great looking car! I'd like to be the first to welcome you to the Forum and Club. You find a lot of people here familiar with your car and willing to help you should you need any help in doing any tune up or other maintenance on it. We'd love to see additional pictures. Gene