My 1955 Packard & Nash

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thielbar1
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Re: My 1955 Packard Clipper

Post by thielbar1 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:36 pm

Update: New Spark plug cables, converted it over to negative ground, also replaced the old radio with an 8 track player. Its coming along, gonna have it painted in the next week or two. Another thing, has anyone ever used a FISH carburetor on a Packard V8, I found a 1.75' bore and I'm thinking about using it.......
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Re: My 1955 Packard Clipper

Post by Dave Czirr » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:51 pm

Both the Carter and Rochester carburetors used by Packard in 55/56 were excellent units and except for the Caribbean are in plentiful supply and service parts available. Why are you considering a change?

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Re: My 1955 Packard Clipper

Post by thielbar1 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:22 pm

Just found one on an old car, did some researching and found it unique. It is a "vapor" carburetor that has a specific metering system, I've seen one on an old tractor before but never on a car. It has the proper CFM and Thought it would be neat to give it a try.
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Ozstatman
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Re: My 1955 Packard Clipper

Post by Ozstatman » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:17 pm

Interesting.

http://www.marineenginedigest.com/speci ... uretor.htm

But it looks like a 1bbl carb, at the least you'd probably need an adapter plate between the carb and the manifold. And maybe a new fuel line and accelerator linkage?
Mal
Currently - '50 Packard Eight Touring Sedan
Previously - '41 120 Club Coupe(Sold October 2017) & '38 Eight Touring Sedan(Sold July 2009)
Bowral, Southern Highlands, NSW Australia

"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

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Re: My 1955 Packard Clipper

Post by thielbar1 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:19 pm

Yep, its gonna take a bit to adapt it. Found a adapter plat that may work, probably going to install it in the summer when I have the time. Thanks for the article, never seen that one.... "20 percent better gas mileage and 30% more horsepower", I don't believe it, but might just have to find out

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Re: My 1955 Packard Clipper

Post by thielbar1 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:51 am

Its been awhile but I'm finally painting her. Decided to go 2 tone Zircon & Ultramarine Blue. Not done yet but everything that's grey in the pictures will be dark blue by tonight.
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Re: My 1955 Packard Clipper

Post by thielbar1 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:03 pm

All done with painting, time to buff & put the chome on. The dark Ultramarine metallic was a little touchy but it turned out good.
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Re: My 1955 Packard Clipper

Post by thielbar1 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:29 am

Finnaly finished, chrome is on. Took it for a cruise this morning, going to start driving it everyday after next Thursday
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Re: My 1955 Packard Clipper

Post by Dave Czirr » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:48 am

Very, very nice indeed, you have a lot to be very proud of. Best wishes for many happy miles and years of enjoyment.

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Re: My 1955 Packard Clipper

Post by 5682-4775 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:15 am

Hi

Looking great there! Nice to see a young man restore a fine Packard to enjoy. The two-tone blue really makes those Clippers look great. Hope you have many years and good times with it.

Steve

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