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  1. Gary -- Wonderful to see ancient old cars still being found and brought back to life. However, the best site for your car is the Horseless Carriage Club of America, www.hcca.org, an upbeat, enthused group of genuine folks committed to both the letter and spirit of pre-January 01st, 1916 automobiles. All best to you.
  2. Nothing wrong with letting a car sit for five to six months, providing it's stored in a cool, even cold garage, as heat exacerbates all chemical reactions, like rust. Storing cars in a heated garage is just dumb. A cool garage but with an engine block heater is smarter, assuming it really gets that cold where you live. A Chevron engineer told us gasoline (all brands are like aspirin) will last a year easily without Stabil (which we use, anyway) providing it doesn't suffer temperatures above 80 degrees. Have heard marine Stabil even better, but have seen no engineering data, corroboration. As l
  3. Especially good news if you like to drive at dusk, night, before dawn and want brighter head and tail lights, have extra equipment, like faster battery recovery, easier starting: For all 1940-50 Packards with the 356 engine. Jim at Antique Auto Battery 602 West Rayen Avenue Youngstown, OH 44502-1126 1 (800) 426-7580 www.antiqueautobattery.com AAB also, of course, can supply such bolt-in, 6-volt, positive-ground, one-wire alternators for all Packards and other cars not using the hefty fanbelt of the 356 engines. No butchering or alteration of the car in the least. Comes with complete bracket.
  4. 6-volt, positive-ground, bolt-in alternators, no alteration required at all, for all 1940-50 Packards with the 356-ci, nine-main-bearing engine. call or email Jim at Antique Auto Battery 602 West Rayen Avenue Youngstown, OH 44502-1126 1 (800) 426-7580 www.antiqueautobattery.com info@antiqueautobattery.com AAB also, of course, can supply such bolt-in, 6-volt, positive-ground, one-wire alternators for all Packards and other cars not using the hefty fanbelt of the 356 engines. No butchering or alteration of the car in the least. Comes with complete bracket. If you miss the dim head and taill
  5. The wiper gods at Ficken (631-587-3332 for those of you without 1941-47 Clippers) unable to help, told me that in the '40s, only some Packards and Chryslers used electric wiper motors, and that since this was such a small market, no one's bothered to reproduce the 11-inch blades we need for our 1941-47 Clippers. Has anyone done so lately, is there some reasonable source? What have the rest of y'all done? I don't drive in the rain, but it would be nice to have the right blades on my original arms. Though using the same windshield (and roof, trunklid), the 1948-50 bathtub Packards have va
  6. For all 1940-42 Packard One-Sixty and One-Eighty, 1942-47 Super and Custom Super Clipper (and non-Classic 1948-50 Custom Eight bathtubs) with the 356-ci engine and its robust fanbelt: Contact Jim at Antique Auto Battery 602 West Rayen Avenue Youngstown, OH 44502-1126 1 (800) 426-7580 www.antiqueautobattery.com AAB also, of course, can supply such bolt-in, 6-volt, positive-ground, one-wire alternators for all Packards and other cars not using the hefty fanbelt of the 356 engines. No butchering or alteration of the car in the least. Comes with complete bracket, E-Z instructions. If you miss the
  7. How "occasional" is the pint of oil? I'd heard such sleeve valve engines used considerable oil, but you own one. Sounds like Voisin tooled themselves to death much as Packard did, producing so much of their car inhouse. Perhaps it's finally time for Voisins to have their day in the sun. To that end, nicely framed and most Gallic a photo above. Are you able to retake it earlier in the day so the light's on our side of the car? Really wish we could find out some details about the trio of Voisin straight twelves. Perhaps someone amongst those here gathered owns the aforementioned $1,100 b
  8. As someone who's been in involved with what was once upon a time, this "hobby," and on both coasts, the Pebble Beach mentality has destroyed this pastime as much as anything, and i say this having auld friends who've won both best in class and best of show there. Phi Hill said it best, that he'd "....seen more cars forever ruined for the sake of another few points" at tournaments of credit lines and ego like Pebble Beach. The wrong materials, the wrong finishes; grotesque overrestoration is de rigueur, despite all the sputtering, proclamations to the contrary. Concourses d'elegance
  9. Snopak --- Thanks for the above tip. I know John, but haven't seen him in ages, forgot albout him--- and he owns a nice '32 Light Eight roadster, knows the older cars, too. BTW, i have your bound collection of "Packard Tips," a wonderful source which i recommend to all Packardites.
  10. It'd be interesting to hear about Voisins from someone who both owned and worked on them. You get the impression they were essentially what was called an "assembled" car as were Elcar, Gardner, Jordan in the US, perhaps more akin to Auburn-Cord, which used existing Lycoming engines, despite the fanciful Gallic styling. France enjoyed a system of smooth, well-established roads long before we did, and Paris is flat, nothing like Pittsburgh, PA or San Francisco, so wildly overhanging coachwork is a wee bit more practical there-- the French always more willing to suffer for fashion than u
  11. Thank you. Now all he needs are the above ignition bits. ?
  12. My old friend finally retrieved the '30 Packard Model 745 roadster he owned 40 years ago. Tho' re-restored in the interim, it sat unused for a few years in a private collection. My hands on Packard experience is with late '30s, '40s. We're in the San Fran/Oakland East Bay area. Anyone know a good source for points/distributor cap, ignition parts? And, as i haven't seen the car since its return "home" last Friday, is the canister at the left side of the engine an oil rectifier or ? How is it serviced? Enquiring minds want to know. Many thanks!
  13. In a recent CCCA Directory, Jack and Mona Passey: jpas95076@aol.com and monapassey@aol.com Jack is the go to man for 1920s and '30s big Lincolns Best.
  14. Thank you, Monsignor Fields. Yeah, i doubt my auld friend'll ever wind up parked alongside another 745 roadster. Gene's a bigtime Packard man, so your '46 club sedan's in good hands. One of the first things i noticed on installing the bias-sized 7.00 x 15 radials on my '47 Super was how much faster it stopped, something i wasn't expecting. Regarding the previous poster's comments about my post which he deleted: He alone is NOT the CCCA. He has a right to his opines the same but no more than the rest of us. He is NOT the final arbiter. This is a forum to freely discuss various subject
  15. Your PM arrived only this afternoon, or at least i only noticed same this afternoon, some of us having lives outside the garage and computer. Meanwhile, i invite whoever deleted my post to man up, repost it and let others decide for themselves.
  16. Sad. No sooner do i take some time trying to address Dave's thoughtful question, as to what we can do to entice more Classic owners into the fold, than some busybody deletes my post. You might add that to the reasons outsiders increasingly see the CCCA as a childish cabal of hidebound clubbies more than the easy-going camaraderie of adults it once was. Shame on whoever deleted my post. Spineless, pathetic. Update: Just noticed a private message from an "R. W. Burgess" that He, in his e-omnipotence, apparently seeing a threat to his online fiefdom, deleted my post as it "....be
  17. Last month, i posted the below asking for information on a positive-ground, six-volt alternator for my '47 Packard Super Clipper, figuring in all these years, someone with a 1940-42 160/180, 1942-47 Super/Custom Super Clipper or non-Classic 1948-50 Custom Eight might be running such, especially as some of the prewar cars left the factory with air conditioning, power windows, underseat heaters, and some Caravaners even added CB radios back in the '70s. It turned out there are several companies around the country offering reworked Delco alternators with universal mounting brackets for various o
  18. Thank you, sir. Since posting the above, it seems i overestimated the weight of the original AutoLite 35-amp generator in my '47 Packard Super Clipper, this generator being identical to all the AutoLite 35-amp generators used in cars of the '40s, the sole difference, as you know, being pulley size. In other words, i've two spare generators, one, like that in my car from the factory, an AutoLite GEA-4802-A as used in 1942-47 Packard senior Clippers with the 356 nine-main engine. The other spare is an AutoLite GDZ-4818-A, this number for 1947-51 Kaiser-Frazer. The generators are identical
  19. Hard to believe, at this late date, there are still those long involved with old cars drinking the Derby and Crewe Kool Aid. There are so many other wonderful neglected makes. Stutz SV16 and DV32, for one, much closer to the car Fred Duesenberg wanted to build. Not all Delahayes have impractical whore's dream of an automobile coachwork, but do have sturdy medium-duty ohv truck engines, akin to a Gallic GMC six, and several with the Cotal electro-magnetic four-speed transmission completed LeMans, something hard to imagine a Cord doing. As mentioned in my post from a year ago, #3 above, R-Rs a
  20. Appreciate specific help. I know how to Google. Be there a single 1940-47 Packard 356-ci inline eight soul amongst the here gathered who already HAS such an alternator mounted on their 356, who can supply/refer me with/to the ready-to-mount brackets? Purists, spare me. I've long since made my authenticity bones and have no interest in altering my car, just a 6-volt positive-ground alternator IF there's already one at reasonable cost that comes with the correct Super-8 356 pulley and brackets. Am not interesed in a project having other interests and a life outside the garage. Been fooling with
  21. See if you can find Jack Passey, if he's still with us. Longtime Lincoln mensch, NorCal. Haven't seen him in years. Those big Lincolns like yours had matchless build quality, craftsmanship, oft using chromed-plated brass interior fittings, for example, where big Classic Packards and Cadillacs used pot metal.
  22. Jack Passey in Nor Cal is the early (non-Zephyr) Lincoln guy in the nation, 'tho haven't seen him in years simply as Bay Area traffic has my Packard and i under house arrest. Believe he's still around, should be in the CCCA Directory, Lincoln Club. He might know.
  23. From the March/April, 1971 Special Interest Autos and i apologize my dismal computer non-abilities can't render this larger, easier to read, tho' if you click insistently a coupla times it'll enlarge.
  24. Good point, Cardinal Mitchell. As my auld friend well knows the provenance, having decades ago owned this very example, unmolested since leaving East Grand Avenue, the above's of no concern in this case. But thanks, and let your word of caution forearm others on the brink of impulse purchase. Whatever became of your nice '47 Custom Clipper club sedan? Per your and others' suggestion some years ago, i'm running 7.00 x 15 correct bias sized blackwalled radials on my '47 Super. Best thing for any old car since overdrive and a pre-oiler for full oil pressure before starting. In fact, it'
  25. Ralph -- Your '41 One-Ten is a junior Packard, tho' a good car in its own right, so not a CCCA Classic. I refer you to www.packardinfo.com as i do those owning or interested in any Packard, 1899-56 (sorry, they may include the sad 1957-58 Packardbakers, i don't), junior or senior, Classsic or not. Meanwhile, your 110 uses the older, traditional shell, not the Clipper body introduced midway through the '41 model year, in April, in the midst of what Packard wisely saw as the more active "Lexus" market a trace above Buick Roadmaster, Chrysler New Yorker, a few dollars less than Lincoln, Cadilla
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