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Randy Berger

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  1. I'm looking for what we called a gaucho shirt - a pullover with three buttons at the neck, could have 3/4 length sleeves. Also want a one-button roll suit.
  2. A friend is trying to find the value of a 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan. It has 30,000 original miles. The original paint is black. The interior is gray. Does anyone have an idea as to the value of a very good original?
  3. Do the Packard parts XREFs no longer exist? When I select any one of the three it puts me back at the beginning of the forums.
  4. She will be sorely missed. She was a good spokesperson and a highly intelligent lady.
  5. Thanks very much for thinking of me - it is appreciated. What I really need are a few more gray cells and the ability to use them.
  6. Shhh! I've been sleeping on this creeper till you disturbed my slumber.
  7. Joe and Mark, thank you both for your input. It is appreciated.
  8. I have searched high and low, but have not been able to find a supplier of Douglas connectors. These are bullet-like male-female connectors with the female part contained in a plastic sleeve. 55-56 Packards use them a good bit and apparently Douglas aircraft developed them. Military jeeps use them but they have a heavy rubber cover. Does anyone know of a supplier? Thanks in advance.
  9. I get between 15 and 16 on a trip drving at 72 mph (just under the radar). This is with a 1956 400.
  10. JD, thank you for the sample. What is it called and where can I buy it??
  11. Can you name the car hauler? If not in open forum, could you PM me??
  12. I want/need both heat shields for a 55-56 caribbean. Group number 9.1043 part number 476007 for carb shield. Group number 5.0945,part number 476028 for manifold shield. Any and all leads appreciated.
  13. Although I have dealt with this ebay vendor several times and he is a very honest person, I question whether this is a 374 cu inch engine. Did someone paint it the turquoise themselves? Factory error?? I initially looked at it to see the position of the generator adjusting arm - the slot is on the water manifold bolt as it should be. Has anyone else ever seen a turquoise 374?? Note that firewall is same color. Perhaps the engine compartment including engine was painted?? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1956-Pack...120998015QQrdZ1
  14. Any good programmer can determine how to fix something, even if it's something they are not familiar with <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Congratulations, both on the repair and having the foresight to pick up the needed part. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
  15. HH56, I like your setup better than mine. I used a muffler clamp on the steering column and attached an L-shaped bracket to that so the switch assumed proper position. There is no reason that it wouldn't work on a 55 brake pedal.
  16. Try SMS Auto fabric in Portland, Ore.
  17. Self-adjusting bar?? There is none. You are mistaking some part, on the rear wheel?? for a self adjuster. Look at pix of brake (plate no. 15) and identify what is broken or missing. On ebay, there are all the springs for the brakes, but I don't know if they have the oval one that goes on the front of the shoe strut.
  18. Does the shifting linkage go down thru the top of the trans like later Packards? If so, you probably have an inspection plate in the floor that can be removed and then the shifting mechanism can be unbolted and lifted straight up. This would allow you to see down in the tranny and observe any obstruction or impedimant. I am not familiar with the earlier Packards but 48-50 have that cover just above the transmission.
  19. RR you make a valid point, but that scares me too. We shouldn't point out idiocy or just poor judgment because it might get worse? The minds of those we elect to office is suspect and the bureaucrats that work under them is more than suspect. It has been judged and found guilty. Did GW or TJ or even AL envision this mindless group of people holding sway? Oh well, perhaps there will be good news to report soon <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
  20. I don't think you are talking about a 60K. http://www.antiqueautobattery.com/60kw.htm Perhaps you are thinking of http://www.antiqueautobattery.com/2ed.htm And you couldn't get anything in there, let alone an Optima <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
  21. I don't like the "series" method. If your regular fuel pump has a torn diaphragm you could be pumping gas into your crankcase. I would rather run the electric fuel line beyond the normal pump and tee it in there. I would seriously consider placing a check valve there also.
  22. I especially like the mohave tan Patrician. My mother's cousin had the identical car. Perrysburg always was a lot of fun. Thanks for the pictures. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
  23. <span style="font-style: italic">That said, it seems a silly thing to spend a lot of time kvetching about.</span> True, but some folks just have to get their two cents in anyway. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
  24. Steve, I too save most of my ire for the idiot plates that cannot be read. It probably makes the job of policing that junk much more difficult and I empathize with the police. To me it looks like Penndot is after money and they would put a nude picture of their Grandma on there if they could make a buck. I may take Mr Hinson's suggestion and see if I can't effect some change. I haven't tilted at any windmills since I left Spain.
  25. Aaahhh WWI I take it. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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