1951 Packard henney

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1951 Packard henney

Post by Packard-Henney » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:49 am

I pulled the gas tank out of my 1951 Henney-Packard hearse due to RUST! It looks very similar to a std. 1951-1954 Packard gas tank. Still 20 gallon but the sending unit is held in by six screws rather than a turn in ring, and the fill tubes have rubber hoses on them to attach them to the tank. Then number on the sender is 426994. Was this a special tank just for Henney? I don't have a 1951 parts book. THANKS! Mike

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Re: 1951 Packard henney

Post by Dave Czirr » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:16 am

Yes, the commercial vehicles used a gasoline tank unique just to that chassis, P/N 403064. Kanter sells excellent new reproduction tanks for the 51-56 passenger cars, you might call them and see what might be needed to adapt one of these tanks to your Henney, perhaps a difference in the configuration of the filler neck.

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Re: 1951 Packard henney

Post by Howard56 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:26 am

Apparently so. That sender number is listed as fitting only the 2413 model. The gasket is also listed for 22-23 series which had the screw in sender. I wonder if the tank could be similar to those.

The instrument panel gauge is the same as other 24-25 series so I would expect the resistance range on the sender to be the same 10 ohms full approx 75-80 ohms empty the 51-56 cars used. If you repair instead of replace the tank and need a screw mount sender I believe the universal aftermarket Ford and Chrysler 10-73 ohm range senders have the 5 screw mount and could probably be made to work.

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Re: 1951 Packard henney

Post by Packard-Henney » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:03 pm

I usually get my fuel tank senders rebuilt by John Wolf & Company if they are not available new. I have sent this one in. The tank looks like a Std. Packard tank other than the screw in sending unit and the rubber hose connections. The fuel line screws in the same spot as a 51-54. Could they use an earlier tank 48-50? My problem is not rust as I first thought but the gas tank sealer breaking down after a bunch of years. Guess I will send it to Gas Tank Renu. THANKS! Mike

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Re: 1951 Packard henney

Post by Packard Don » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:47 pm

Old post but the standard Packard tanks of the era were nearly square as I recall to make room for the spare tire well in the trunk while the Henney tank is distinctly rectangular. The tank appears to be unique to the 1948 to 1954 Henney-Packards according to the parts book. The Henney through 1954 also had the fill whistle while on the passenger cars it was discontinued starting with 1952.

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