1941 Packard Henney ?

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Packard Don
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Re: 1941 Packard Henney ?

Post by Packard Don » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:51 am

I know this a very old post but I have some comments. It is my understanding that the Henney side-mounts were different than those on Packard due to the larger tires but I don't know if the wells were larger or if only the covers were different. A vintage car parts shop in Washington state where I used to buy parts as a teenager in the '60s had a pair of NOS Henney-Packard fenders for 1941, one side-mounted and the other plain just exactly like my own '41 but they were priced way out of my range. The last I heard a few years ago they still had them but now the shop itself seems to be gone so who knows where the fenders ended up.

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Re: 1941 Packard Henney ?

Post by henney42 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:53 am

I have heard that the commercial Packards used a 16" wheel, whereas the passenger Packards used a 15" wheel. Is this correct? If so, are the bolt patterns between the two the same? I ask because I have a 1942 ambulance that does not have a spare tire. I'm wondering if I could purchase a much easier to find 15" wheel solely for use as an emergency spare tire.

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Re: 1941 Packard Henney ?

Post by Dave Czirr » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:38 am

I have heard that the commercial Packards used a 16" wheel, whereas the passenger Packards used a 15" wheel. Is this correct?

That is correct for the 1948-1954 Packards but not entirely true for the 1941-42 vehicles. For late prewar (1941-42) the junior passengers cars (110 and 120) used a 15" wheel but the seniors (160 & 180) as well as the commercial 120 chassis (1901A) used a 16" wheel. Also the commercial chassis used a 6-ply tire. Whether the bolt patterns are the same I cannot say but Hollander does not indicate an interchange though that may be misleading as the diameters are different. There are a few knowledgeable Henney folks on here who may be able to answer whether the bolt circle and patterns are the same.

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Re: 1941 Packard Henney ?

Post by Packard Don » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:09 am

A little late again as I don't visit here often and don't seem to get notices of posts but as I recall my 1941 Henney-Packard had a 5½" bolt circle, same as the wheels on my '50s Henney-Packards and they even use the same 7.50X16 6-ply or 8-ply tires. Not sure what the 160 and 180 passenger cars had for 1941 and 1942 but I know this bolt pattern was far larger than that if my 1940 110.

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