1939 Packard Henney ambulance

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jvolgarino
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1939 Packard Henney ambulance

Post by jvolgarino » Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:33 am

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This ambulance belongs to a gentleman in Iowa who I did a valuation for this past year. He has let me know the ambulance is going to auction on July 30 at no reserve. This ambulance is just plain magnificent, runs perfectly and has everything still intact including all interior components, working siren, lights, etc. Just amazig.

Buddy1509
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Re: 1939 Packard Henney ambulance

Post by Buddy1509 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:04 am

Hi, is it considered a 120, an 8, or super 8? What was your thought of valuation? Thanks, Chris

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Re: 1939 Packard Henney ambulance

Post by Dave Czirr » Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:56 pm

For an ID, how about a vehicle number or motor number or a picture of the motor. The Eight and the 120 are two expressions for the same model.

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Re: 1939 Packard Henney ambulance

Post by Buddy1509 » Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:12 pm

Sorry took so long to respond. VN A2369, to much paint on the block to find #, straight 8, guessing 130 bhp cause of size and it should be able to hustle down the road.

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Re: 1939 Packard Henney ambulance

Post by Dave Czirr » Fri Aug 19, 2022 4:41 am

If it's an Eight a/k/a 120, the distributor will be mounted at an angle on the driver's side of the one piece, cast iron engine block.

If it's a Super Eight, the distributor will be mounted vertically on the top of the cylinder head, and the engine block will be two pieces, a lower cast aluminum crankcase and an upper cylinder section made of cast iron.

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Re: 1939 Packard Henney ambulance

Post by Buddy1509 » Fri Aug 19, 2022 11:32 am

Dave: thanks for the simple answer. It's an angle distributor,hence a 120 or 8. Thanks for the help.

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