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by JWL115C
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Dealerships & Factory Branches
Topic: Kellow-Falkiner Dealership
Replies: 8
Views: 5568

Re: Kellow-Falkiner Dealership

Mal, neat photos of your '41 next to the old dealership building. Where is your sporting spirit? If it had been me I would have driven onto the triangle shaped sidewalk and posed the car there. Ask for forgiveness rather than permission, but, that is just my way. Did you go inside the hotel for tea ...
by JWL115C
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: First Car for a Teen?
Replies: 53
Views: 17601

Re: First Car for a Teen?

I agree, it looks like an especially nice Packard. Pleased to hear of your father and son approach to working on the car. You will share some great times. Also pleased that it will not be a daily driver, but one to be enjoyed on special outings and drives. Thanks for sharing the photo.

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by JWL115C
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: R9 econodrive 40 to 48 Packard
Replies: 20
Views: 7126

Re: R9 econodrive 40 to 48 Packard

The R11 unit will also fit, and is probably a better choice than the R9.

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by JWL115C
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: First Car for a Teen?
Replies: 53
Views: 17601

Re: First Car for a Teen?

JWL, apologies if you think I'm being picky, but I don't know that I'd say they are unsafe, I'd be more inclined to say they can be unsafe if you're not appreciative of their limitations. Dave, no apologies necessary and you make a good point. Others make good points too. I figured my posting would...
by JWL115C
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: First Car for a Teen?
Replies: 53
Views: 17601

Re: First Car for a Teen?

I admire you son's desire to have a vintage automobile for his first car and your help in getting him one. Why not buy the Packard for a father and son project, and then buy your son a good used modern automobile? You and he can spend time together getting the Packard fixed up and enjoy driving it o...
by JWL115C
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1936 Packard Club Eight Sedan
Replies: 19
Views: 7947

Re: 1936 Packard Club Eight Sedan

Hello, and welcome to the club and this site. Congratulations on deciding to restore rather than hot rod the Packard. Good choice. It sounds as if you have a senior Eight Club Sedan, but it could be a junior 120B Club Sedan. There is a big difference between these two motor cars. A bit more informat...
by JWL115C
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: NO DROP OIL PAN
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Re: NO DROP OIL PAN

Good advice from Adam, and you will need to remove the lower bell housing cover.

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by JWL115C
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Wanted & For Sale
Topic: WTB 21st Series Lower Splash Shield
Replies: 0
Views: 897

WTB 21st Series Lower Splash Shield

I am looking for an engine compartment lower splash shield for my 1947 Clipper Custom Sedan on the driver's side. Contact me here and we can go from there.

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by JWL115C
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: ID'ing a distributor
Replies: 8
Views: 3386

Re: ID'ing a distributor

Also, these ballast resistors get hot so place it where it will not overheat or burn something. Most are located on the engine compartment side of the firewall.

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by JWL115C
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: ID'ing a distributor
Replies: 8
Views: 3386

Re: ID'ing a distributor

A ballast resistor is placed between the ignition switch and the coil. Its purpose is to reduce voltage to prevent overheating of the coil and burning of the distributor points by the full voltage being produced. On factory installed systems of this type the resistor is bypassed when the start funct...