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About WCraigH

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  • Birthday 05/20/1945
  1. Keith, I suggest using a pre-HEI (-1973) Pontiac V-8 ignition wiring set. Although the Packard V-8 is wider & longer than a Pontiac, the usual slack in the wiring should accomodate the diff. Let us know what you find out.
  2. It's not a movie, but a TV show. In the Dragnet 1967 episode last night on the Sleuth Channel, Gannon and Friday drove up to a hospital and there parked near the front was a 1955 Patrician. Thanks to TiVo, I was able to rewind it and make sure of year & model.
  3. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">try this : http://www.nadaguides.com/home.aspx?l=1&w=28&p=0&f=5000 And call me when u get the car in i'd like to look at it. </div></div> Keith, I don't think NADA goes back that far. Try this one: http://www.collectorcarmarket.com/menus/ccmprcs/56papaht.htm
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    seat belts

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The pictures of the belts show only a lap belt. Does no one make an after market lap and shoulder belt combined such as the newer cars have? </div></div> I believe that Keith (PackardV8) adapted a lap/shoulder belt from something to his 56 Exec 4dr. Maybe he can chime in and include some pix.
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    seat belts

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">they don't have dark green color either. </div></div> Black goes with anything. JCW has those.
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    seat belts

    One can also get plain seatbelts from JC Whitney in a variety of colors and lengths.
  7. I hope everyone had a pleasant and safe holiday. Thanks to KevinAZ's invite, I spent an excellent TG dinner (best sweet potatoes ever!) with him and his inlaws in Las Vegas. We talked car stuff, watched some Football and enjoyed a fine time. Also, there were no traffic problems between Pahrump & Las Vegas. Can't ask for anything better. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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    You need this!

    Hey, I've got a 56 400 back end that would work just as well (left over from the Packard V-8 Club meet in May). And cheaper too!
  9. ...move along now. Oh, somebody is building a Bonneville car with a 352 Packard V-8 and they are using, among other things, the well known (to this forum) Melling oil pump conversion and Hilborn fuel injection. Nah, nothing happening in the Packard V-8 world. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
  10. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Craig: I will make the following offer to members of the Packard V8. (snip) You also provide a list of the members and address of this forum that are members of the V8, who would like a dvd I would do this free of charge. (snip) </div></div> That's very generous of you John, but the last time I got involved in a "large scale" (the term is relative, maybe 6 or 8 copies) copying of a TV show and offering to copy to vid tape and distribute at slightly above cost, I got
  11. Quick review since I've now actually watched the show. The 1956 400 is one of two feature cars on this show. The other is a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Seville (2dr HT) with 365CID 2x4 engine, so it's a good comparison because the 400 is equipped with the Carib 2x4 also. The guy who owns both (NPD) knows his stuff and did not mis-state anything about the 400 including the T-L, except that he did not really explain it. A fun show to watch. I've got it on my TiVo if anybody wants a video tape of it at cost.
  12. On the Sep 3, 2006 episode of My Classic Car (Speed on DirecTV #607) is extended coverage of a 1956 400. The episodes aired today (already and at 7:30PM PDT), as well as early AM (12:30AM) tomorrow as well as 4AM on the 7th. Set your TiVo or VCR accordingly if you did not see this show already.
  13. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Are any of these running the Full-Flow conversion I read about on your site, or are they all still using the bypass oil filter? If they're still using the bypass filter, it makes you wonder if the oil pressure would be even higher with a full flow version? </div></div> KevinAZ is the only engine that has the full flow conversion at this time. My Panther 374 will also have it. Perhaps Eric's 374 too and possibly others. Remember that you have to have the engine comp
  14. Wow! Great pix! My favorite is the 1954 Ambulance.
  15. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Looks like Craig's Pontiac to the rear of paul? </div></div> Sharp eye Kevin! Yup, my 55 Pat was in the garage because after fixing the broken shock mount I didn't have time to clean it up. It would have been in a different class than Paul's Exec though. My 'Bird lost to 2 pristine AMXs, so I didn't feel too bad. Paul's car was definitely the star of the show though. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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