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About Jack_Vines

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  1. FWIW, I've owned both. The '55 is by far the better driver and less expensive to buy and own. However, you're like me and an old guy who can't take it with him. The '56 Golden Hawk is the ne plus ultra of the '50s Studes. It's fast, beautiful and fun. Go for the gusto. jack vines
  2. Starting with a NOS never-installed 1955 Packard 320" short block, freshened with all new STD bearings, STD bore chrome rings, new valves, new lifters, reground camshaft and rocker arm tips. Your choice of redesigned Packard oil pump w/vacuum pump or Oldsmobile conversion pump. This a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to install an essentially factory fresh long block engine - $2995 jack vines
  3. 1955-56 Packard 352" V8 Bored and diamond honed with torque plate New .040" pistons and rings Crankshaft reground .020", new main, rod and cam bearings Camshaft reground, new lifters and timing chain New valves, guides, seals, hard exhaust seats Rocker shafts cleaned, rocker tips reground Timing cover and front balance damper cleaned and installed Oil pan soda blasted and washed The long block is assembled and ready to go. Your choice of rebuilt Packard oil/vacuum pump or Oldsmobile oil pump conversion. Painted your choice of color This engine rebuilt to the highest professional standards is only $3995. Can take your core engine in exchange or $500 core charge. PM me with your zip code and I can get a shipping quote. Jack Vines Studebaker-Packard V8 Limited Spokane, WA 509-953-6023
  4. 1956 Packard 352" V8 completely rebuilt

    Hi, Brian, That one sold, but we can rebuild your engine for you. At present, we're six months out. jack vines
  5. Let me know whatcha got, condition and how much. jack vines
  6. Are Packard Tachs rare?

    My friend who's restoring a 1940 160 coupe NEEDS a tach. If anyone knows of one for sale, e-mail me PackardV8@comcast.net jack vines
  7. This one will be available in about six weeks. Nothing but the best professional work: Block main bores align honed, decked, cylinders bored .040", new Egge pistons, diamond honed for moly rings Crankshaft and camshaft reground, rods resized New rod, main, cam bearings New valves, hard exhaust seats, positive seals Late design cam retainer plate and spacer, Oldsmobile oil pump conversion or redesigned Packard oil pump with vacuum pump. Available for $3495 and your core 352". jack vines
  8. 51 Studebaker parts needed

    Studebaker did have trouble with the early 232" steel cams. By now, most have been replaced by and iron cam. What is the part number cast or stamped on your cam? Your 232" most likely has 1.00" diameter lifters, which are NLA. Yours might be salvaged by regrinding. I have reground camshafts and lifters available on an exchange basis. PM me if interested.
  9. Anyone recognize these as I6/I8 Packard valves?

    The experts on another forum identified them as '54 359" intakes and exhausts. Now I have to go through the shelves and see if the eighth intake valve escaped to another box. jack vines
  10. In a pallet of Packard V8 parts were this NOS set of non-V8 valves: 5.89" long, .3395" stem diameter intakes (only 7) 1.800" head diameter exhausts (set of 8) 1.435" head diameter The exhausts have a p/n S1813 stenciled on the head. From the Egge catalog, this p/n would be for: PACKARD 6 / 245 CI, 1947-1948 PACKARD, 8 / 288 CI, 1951-1954 PACKARD 8 / 327 CI, 1951-1954 PACKARD, 8 / 359 CI, 1954 For whatever reason, Egge doesn't offer intake valves, so I can't get any info there and there's no identification mark whatever on the intakes. Does anyone know for sure what I've got here? jack vines
  11. WTB: '48-'53 327 engine/ o/d trans

    I have a '52 327" 4-bbl which can be available as a core or completely rebuilt to your specifications. jack vines
  12. 4 Barrel Carb Selection and Tuning

    Yes, the horsepower gain is real, but few Caribbean owners then or now ever used the high-RPM horsepower. I don't recall this. Usually, whether Carter/Rochester or Autolite/Delco, like displacement and compression engines had the same horsepower ratings. Can you cite some source for the claim?jack vines
  13. Completely rebuilt 1956 Packard 352" long block. New pistons, rings, bearings, turned crank, reground camshaft, new lifters, timing chain, valves, guides, rebuilt oil pump. Ready to add your externals, install and run - $2995 Can be shipped anywhere in the US dock-to-dock at very reasonable freight rates. Jack Vines Studebaker-Packard V8 Limited Spokane, WA 99223 509-953-6023
  14. Anyone recognize these wheels as 1922 Dodge?

    Hi, Mike, Kindly note, I haven't as yet placed a for sale ad. My first post was: "Are these 1922-23 Dodge wheels?" and "Any estimates as to value?" I'd appreciate any suggestions anyone might have as to where, other than this site and www.dodgebrothersclub.org, I might go to research what wheels like these typically sell for. I've gotten two welcome but unsolicited offers so far.As to the kind words, I was just passing along what one of the Dodge Brothers here had volunteered and noting how similar it was to what we see/hear over on the SDC site. thanks for your patience jack vines
  15. Anyone recognize these wheels as 1922 Dodge?

    Hi, Mike, I went to quite a bit of effort to rescue these wheels from becoming yard art, just so I could pass them along to some Dodge lover who needs them, albiet at a fair price. Thus far, I haven't been able to determine what is fair market value. A bit OT, but I'm a Studebaker-Packard guy and it is interesting I have gotten some of the same advice from here as that I've gotten on the Studebaker Driver's Club site. The recommendations from some of your own here were basically, "Put the wheels on eBay; the old Dodge guys here are cheap SOBs and won't pay for parts." Over on the SDC site, we have an acronym, CASO, which stands for Cheap-Assed Studebaker Owner. Guess we all see it the same everywhere: "I am thrifty, you are cheap, he is a miser." Bottom line - I don't like eBay and would prefer to deal directly as soon as I get enough feedback to determine a fair price. jack vines