Found packard

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Howard56
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Re: Found packard

Post by Howard56 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:44 am

The hump on the manifold looks like maybe a 282 engine and the casting date says 1946 so would need to be no later than 47 model. Maybe recheck the engine number and see if what looks like a G or 6 might actually be an F. Don't know if they bolt but is it possible someone has put an early manifold on a later block.

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Re: Found packard

Post by Dave Czirr » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:11 am

Don't know if they bolt but is it possible someone has put an early manifold on a later block.

No, a 282 manifold will not fit a later 288 engine block.

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Re: Found packard

Post by Ozstatman » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:23 am

I'm thinking, and going out on a limb here, that it could be a 1940 120 Chassis. Reason being the chassis has the pre-war "Safe-T-Flex" type front suspension with the torque arms running back to ball type anchors on the chassis. And, it is a 120 engine. Then, looking at "( G or 6 321541D) # on engine block left side. Some other numbers on the car are (387635) and (11 14 46)" If..... it was C 321541D that would place it square in the '40 120 engine number range and if......the casting date is 11 14 40 that would be confirmation. Although it's not uncommon for a later 120 engine to be swapped into an earlier 120. Even could have a later block with the earlier numbers stamped into it, now I'm right out on that limb and it's starting to bend alarmingly! :o
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Re: Found packard

Post by dgpnaples » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:50 pm

Thanks Dave for the comment.
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Re: Found packard

Post by flackmaster » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:16 am

21st series engine based on casting date. What does not compute is the length of the frame, looks way long, so I am registering my guess as a xx01A chassis, fitted with a replacement engine.

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Re: Found packard

Post by pamela » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:31 am

Thanks for all the information. Having a hard time determining if this is a rare car or not. Do I wait for someone who may want it, or do we send it to scrap? Hate to see it go to the junk yard, but I can't seem to find anyone that is interested. With winter approaching, we need to move it soon.

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Re: Found packard

Post by Dave Czirr » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:39 am

Certainly neither rare nor valuable. Yet there are probably folk who would like to salvage portions that might still have some utility.

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Re: Found packard

Post by pamela » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:12 am

Okay, good to know. Hopefully someone will see the posts and reach out to save it.

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