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    32 Packard 902 for $8,500?

    My apologies ... I see this is a legitimate ad. I own a 902 Packard and for $8500 I would buy it if it were close in New England. But it will help if there could be some photos of the engine as well as an idea of the mileage on the car. If it's a low mileage chassis and if it's complete, the engine and mechanical parts are where the value is.
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    32 Packard 902 for $8,500?

    Probably Spam
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    1932 Other Makes Packard Super Eight

    Three hundred thousand dollars. Well ..... God bless ya.
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    Several million dollar collection for sale.

    So why is it on the Minneapolis Craigslist? Dick Shappy is in Rhode Island.
  5. I agree with David. I owned a 1938 1603 and loved the car. Great looks, the best dashboard of the late 1930's. . . Floated over the road, steered easy. Felt like being in a bank vault. But the engine. . . . Mine had a knock I could never get rid of, and I had to replace the head gasket when I bought the car among other things. As I learned more, I realized that if one were to drive the car to any extent, you really need to find a 1937 block or a 1939 super 8 to replace the 38 block. The 38 blocks come in two varieties --- those that are cracked and those that will crack. And now they are 80 years old, and metallurgy rarely gets better as it ages. If I found a '38 Super 8 that I had to have, I would immediately begin my search for a '37 block and understand that a total engine rebuild and block swap is in the near future. Otherwise you are driving a time bomb. So you need to figure that in with your purchase price. Unless you are Jay Leno. Sorry to be brutally honest, but it's frustrating. It is one of my favorite years of Packard, but that engine. . . . Apparently the Twelve has none of these problems. --Scott
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    Bringing one home from Canada

    >> You are correct, please leave our cars in Canada. There are more cars in Florida than in all of Canada, look there. "Our cars"? The car I am interested in was made in the USA and a Canadian brought it north. All I'd like to do is bring one of our cars back home to the USA. You should keep any Canadian-made cars in Canada. I wish we would learn to keep any USA-made cars in the USA. So many went overseas and are practically gone forever. Just wait until the Chinese like old cars.
  7. Just curious for now, but. . . . Say I were to fall in love and buy a US made vintage (1930s) car somewhere in Canada and wanted to bring it home. I live in the States, in New York specifically. How does one do that? My first reaction, due to the current political climate, that buying a vintage car outside the USA and bringing it back to the USA is all but impossible anymore. Aren't there import tariffs on everything from Canada? Even old cars originally made in the USA being repatriated back to the USA? If anyone knows the story these days, I'd appreciate hearing about it. Otherwise my thought is, if its for sale in Canada, forget about it.
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    How to Indentify a Century

    Are you sure that's driver's side? I do see a crankcase ventilation pipe on the front on the passenger side. . .
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    How to Indentify a Century

    I've attached a photo of the engine serial number. It's curious --- if this is a Century 320 engine, I find it odd that the "six" prefix is a letter I with a small circle on the lower right to make it look like a "6", and the "one's" are letter I's. Is this just the way it was done? Isn't it odd that a big GM company like Buick wouldn't have any sixes or ones in the stamping box? As for photos of the whole car, it's on Hemmings at: Any thoughts or advice is welcome. As I mentioned, for me it's hard to tell what model this is since it appears not to say anywhere on the car. Just want to make an intelligent informed purchase, if it comes to that. Thanks again, guys -- Scott
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    How to Indentify a Century

    Where on the engine would I find its serial number? I don't own the car, it's for sale and I'm interested.
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    How to Indentify a Century

    Not a Buick expert here, but when looking at a 1940 car, how can you identify that it's a Century and not a Special or Super or whatever? I'm sure the dash data plate says it all, but I don't know what it means. And a data plate can be changed. I've also included a couple shots of the engine. Looking at that, how do you tell if this is really the bigger Century 320 cu in engine? And any way to tell what the gear ratio is in the rear axle? A Century is supposed to be 3.9:1, right? Thanks much !
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    How does one clean wool upholstery?

    I’ve got the same problem of greasy dirt stain on light brown wool broadcloth. After reading the responses here, why couldn’t you just remove the upholstery (this is on a seat cushion) and wash it in Woollite like you would a wool sweater? Or what am I missing? Will the wool broadcloth shrink and not fit again?
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    upholstery stains

    The photo shows a dirty-greasy type of stain on brown wool broadcloth upholstery of a '32 Packard. Any suggestions on how to remove it? Any chemical or other process which would even lighten it without making it worse? I feel terrible because I probably did it, as careful as I am. As they say, sh*t happens. And it did. --Luke
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    1932 Packard 900 Sedan SURVIVOR!

    Indeed, my thoughts entirely. For a while everyone wanted cars with sidemounts. About twenty years ago I had a friend who sold a 1930 Pierce Arrow Sedan to a fellow who then installed sidemounts ! Totally ruined the long, flowing lines of the car. I was interested to buy the car before but when it came up for sale again with the sidemounts, the car did nothing for me. My 1932 Packard Victoria has a rear mounted spare, as you can see in the lengthy thread it has generated. I think it is particularly handsome . . . . not to mention so much easier to work on ! --Scott
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    For Sale: 1917 Haynes Touring Car, Model 36

    The California top means it does not lower?