1950 project!

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Coolcruiserfj40
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1950 project!

Post by Coolcruiserfj40 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:01 am

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New guy here picked up this packard earlier this year for almost nothing the grandkids wanted it out of the grandfather's barn after he passed away
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Howard56
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Re: 1950 project!

Post by Howard56 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:34 am

It would be nice to follow your project but it appears that with the new photobucket policy of not allowing third party access we will not be able to see your photos. This new policy has caught others who posted their photos on various forums via photobucket in the same boat.

Coolcruiserfj40
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Re: 1950 project!

Post by Coolcruiserfj40 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:04 am

Let's see if that works
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Re: 1950 project!

Post by Dave Czirr » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:39 am

Congratulations, looks like a nice project!

The vehicle number indicates it is a 23rd series 1950 Super Eight, and the 15,465th one built. Packard kept no records of how of each model were produced. There were 5 car lines in the 23rd series, the Custom 8 at the very top, then the Super Deluxe, then the Super (yours). the Eight Deluxe, and lastly the Eight. Engine displacements were 288 cubic inches for the Eight and Eight Deluxe, 327 for the Super and Super Deluxe, and 356 for the Custom. The 356 was a 9 main bearing prewar carryover engine.

If you're really interested in your Packard, Robert Neal's book "Packard 1948 to 1950" is very highly recommended.

One thing that caught my eye in your picture of the trunk is that the black dummy hub cap is still on the spare wheel; quite often these have been discarded over the years and it's nice to see one still where it belongs.

Coolcruiserfj40
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Re: 1950 project!

Post by Coolcruiserfj40 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:04 am

Awesome thanks for the info! I'll have to pick that book up as well.

Right now we're trying to figure out how the hell to start it haha

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Re: 1950 project!

Post by Adam » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:40 am

That looks like a nice solid car for your project.

Please keep us informed of your progress with it.

There is plenty of advice from some real experts on this forum, so don`t be shy!

Adam..
"Do not underestimate the English cousin.....they are not as stupid as they look!" - Signor Altabani in The Italian Job.

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Re: 1950 project!

Post by Tinman_70 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:51 am

You can also check PackardInfo.com. The is a wealth of information there to help you with your project.
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