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  1. I'm interested in a 1956 Patrician fairly close to home (I'm in Waco, Texas). I don't want to deal with shipping or flying someplace to have a look at it. If you have one in the Dallas/Houston/San Antonio/East Texas/near west Texas area and are thinking about parting with it, please let me know. Ideally, I'd like to find one that is in about #3 or #4 condition that can be maintained or improved but I would consider a nicer one if the price was fair. I might still be interested if it's a 'postponed' restoration attempt or basket case. Even if it needs overall paint or less-than-major (I hesitate to say minor) bodywork. Missing or non-functioning driveline is not a problem either. I'm mostly interested in a car with a fair to good interior and chrome and good glass. I acquired a pair of 56 Patrician parts cars this year so I'm thinking of putting them to good use. Dave Knight (254) 315-6900
  2. These have to be the stupidest looking things out there! And for 48.95? What's the other $48.94 for??? I'm all for accessories but I just don't see the point here. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Packard-C...sspagenameZWDVW
  3. For Sale. 5642-2755. Blue and white with black interior. Needs paint and upholstery. Rockers and passenger side front floor will need work but otherwise not rusty and very straight. Good trunk and front fenders. Runs and drives great. Lever type Ultramatic works and shifts well. Clean fluid and pan/screen. Very good taillight housings. Comes with three extra Ultramatics, one disassembled, one like it came out, and one was rebuilt but has some issue. Needs side glasses in front and windshield has one bull's eye. Very complete car. Car is in Waco, Texas. Dave (254) 752-5015.
  4. There is a nicely restored Pierce Arrow trailer from the 30's in the J. B. Nethercutt museum near Los Angeles so they might have some additional information about that one too in their library. The whole museum is fantastic.
  5. I ordered both the vinyl and the mylar insert material from SMS back in the spring. While it does not match the original perfectly it is still an excellent substitution and appears to be of very high quality. I had planned to use an NOS rear seat cover along with the rest of the SMS material but I will likely use the SMS fabric throughout because of the subtle difference.
  6. The tank on my 56 Clipper had a similar problem. Apparently deposits collect in the bend of that tube that goes into the tank. The shop ended up cutting a hole in the tank to be able to unplug the tube from the other side and then welded it up. It's been fine for years like that now.
  7. I think I have 7 that are fine and one that may not be. They are all still on the rods. Interested? Offer?
  8. RO. What was the address for that building? I had heard that there was another Barnett Motors in Florence and I even went to the library while I was at UNA to look in the archives to find an address but never had any luck. As for the location in Lawrenceburg and the auction, all I found as far as 55-56 parts was a few push rods, an NOS intake gasket set, an Ultramatic "CV" joint repair kit, and a manual brake master cylinder (which I will install on my 56 Clipper). I ended up buying several boxes of the other Packard parts and sold them at the Salado meet last April here in Texas so they were reditributed to some people who could use them. It was mostly all odds and ends for 30s through early 50s cars.
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    Posted Photo's

    I viewed your site and it really looks like you've got something going there! I see that you are in Waxahachie. I'm just south of you in Waco so come on down for a visit sometime. Do you own any Packards or other old cars?
  10. Has anyone replaced their carpeting recently with a moulded set? If so, where can it be ordered from and how is the quality? I noticed that Kanter listed carpet. Is this moulded? Has anyone had any experience with it?
  11. Just the Clipper Deluxe with non-TL suspension in 1956 has screw in bushings as far as I know. The upper control arm bushings on the rest are the same as early-mid 1970's Ford LTD/Mercury Marquis and I bought mine at Autozone for about 5.00 each in 2003. Perfect fit and I think I listed the part number on 55-56 X-ref. My lower control arm bushings on my 56 Clipper Super HT were just as described. No wear on the inside and ragged on the outside. I never found a replacement bushing for the lower control arms and they would have to have their rivets drilled out and be completely disassembled in order to change them anyway.
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    Slow News Day

    Almost looks like a V8 water pump would bolt on that twelve engine.
  13. dave327

    55-56 Xref

    Borg Warner D104. Rotor for 56 Clipper. Autolite type. Available at O'Reilly's Auto Parts.
  14. Anyone have a very good 1956 front bumper lower half to sell? I also have lots to trade.
  15. I heard there was a 412 cid Packard V8 for marine use. I'd be interested to know more.
  16. Just saw "Walk the Line" and there is a light blue and white 55 400 parked in front of a motel.
  17. I have a pair of nice rocker mouldings for a 56 senior that I would like to trade for a pair of Clipper mouldings.
  18. I have a radiator for you if you are interested.
  19. Ace: Thanks for the reply. I have a 56 Clipper Super 2dr HT that is about to go to the paint shop. Please feel free to come down to Waco for a visit anytime! I'm going to keep looking and I feel certain that some leads about my gradfathers Lincolns will surface. I especially liked your website. While I loved looking at the car pictures my particular favorite page was definitely Nancy's story. By the way, I'm a Baylor grad too. Sic 'em Bears!
  20. I ordinarily frequent the Packard section of this forum as I have a 1956 Clipper HT but I thought I'd check with you Lincoln folks on this. I'm in Waco, Texas and I am looking for a particular pair of 1957 Lincolns that could be anywhere including "gone." They were owned by my grandfather, Leroy Haley in Waco, and sold as a pair in 1971. I figure if I ask enough people interested in old cars, or Lincolns especially, I will eventually find out if the cars survived. One was a black Capri 2dr HT with a white top and grey interior. The other was tan with a white top and a leather interior and electric windows so we assume it was a Premiere. I was too young to remember the cars well enough but we are fairly sure that the tan car was also a 2dr HT. If you have a '57 that matches either description and have the ownership history please let me know, we would really like to know what happened to them. Thank you.
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    Hidden Gems

    If you ever have your headliner out be sure to look above the passenger side window to see if there is a piece of paper with a drawing of your car with marks indicating all of the scratches and dents that need to be repaired in final preparation. So far I've only found them in that location on two 56 Clipper Super HTs but the picture is of a 4dr so they may be hidden elsewhere on those cars and perhaps senior cars as well.
  22. Is Randy talking about the seat back adjustment on a 400? The front seat in a 4 dr would only be able to be adjusted by shimming the back floor mount I would guess.
  23. Very true. All of my 56 Clipper parts cars and my Patrician had this as does my Super HT. The paint just has to deteriorate to the point that it can be seen.
  24. Didn't even get a drop of rain in Waco. Had a couple of evacuees stay with me until last night though.
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