Dr Morbius

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  1. Parts are going to be a mite hard to find, maybe?
  2. What a beautiful automobile! Good luck with sale! Steve
  3. Simply a really lovely Stude - good luck with selling!
  4. Was a nice car, such a shame....................
  5. Thank you for all your replies everyone, and it's supposed to be VRB-4012A, NOT VRB-4002A. It was a typo where I got the info from. So as I see from the info supplied, VRB-4012A (the original) can be interchanged with VRP-4002B and/or VRR-4005A? And I would have no problems matching these to my generator? Oh and Bill - I just missed bidding on the ebay VRB-4012A. Durn! Steve
  6. Don, would you happen to have an Autolite regulator VRB -4002A from a 1939 Super-8 Packard? I'm looking for one....... just wondered. Steve
  7. I always had problems with Japanese cars, yet none, absolutely none with 2 Jaguar E-Types and an Aston DB-6....................go figure.
  8. Hi, looking for a Autolite 6 volt regulator VRB-4012A for a 1939 Super-8 Packard. Anyone? Steve
  9. I honestly feel that no matter where the car was built, if the profits go to a country other than America, it's not an American car !!! Does anyone feel the same way I do? .......Steve
  10. Had my Caribbean out last Sunday and put some fresh gas in 'er. As I'm pumping petrol an older couple comes over and starts oohhing and ahhing over it - and I get this alot, the gent asks me am I the original owner, but I see he has a smile and a twinkle in his eye so I play along and say "yes I was 2 weeks old when I saw her in the showroom and I just had to have her" [ which timewise is correct, I was about 2 weeks old when she was built ]. I was then asked by the older gents wife, who didn't have a smile and a twinkle in her eye "do you remember what you paid for it?". It was worth it to see the look on her husbands face. A Kodak moment! Btw- I've been told I look like I'm in my early forties than my actual 53 years young, so take it from there. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> .........................Steve
  11. Go with Kanter, in my experience 9 times out of 10 they can help. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> ..............Steve
  12. Any pictures to post ? ...............Steve
  13. Arias pistons will probably save you alot of money in the short and long run. That's what I have now in my '54 Caribbean and it runs as smooth as a vodka martini served with kina lillet and of course shaken, not stirred. I originally bored out my 359 cu.in. engine to .020 over bore when I rebuilt it. I used egge pistons. Worst thing I ever did. The connecting rod on the pistons elongated over a short period of time and ruined the block bores. Had to take apart the engine [not cheap, you know] and had to rebore another .020 for a total of .040. Sent egge the pistons back with a bill for the second engine rebuild. They sent me a refund for the pistons only. A really great business !!! Had a friend with a 1923 Bentley 3 Litre rebuilt his engine the same time as mine with egge pistons. 550 miles later as he was gently breaking in the motor a piston crown came off the piston - you can imagine what the did to the head and block! I told him to send in the $8,200 repair bill with the piston bill and he got his money back - for the pistons.... I have 3 more stories if anyone's interested, i just don't want to take up all the space on the post board. .......................Steve
  14. He sounds like a great guy. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> .............Steve
  15. Looks like it needs some grease real bad !!! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> .....Steve
  16. You know, I had a long talk with Bill Hirsch in Hershey - must have been 2005, and I complained to him that I saw an untouched NOS Packard 1954 aluminum head with the origonal paint and it didn't look like the color in the 2 quarts I got from him. Looks like he finally got it right! Now I'll have to try another quart from him. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> ................Steve
  17. Hey Kip, just wondered what color paint you used on your manifold - it looks just like the correct color for a '54 straight 8. For '54 it's called bronze and I can't find it in hi-temp paint. I got 2 quarts from Bill Hirsh at diffrent times and they both looked like a brown tan <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> . Thanks! ................Steve
  18. Looks like they forgot the last customer !!! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> ..............Steve
  19. Still, putting a viper engine in a Packard Darrin with those dopey wire wheels is like putting silicone implants on the Mona Lisa and then adding a Hitler mustache. It's just not done !!!!! .......................................Steve
  20. Uhh ........ I would put Marmon with the Majors - anybody disagree with me??? ...........................Steve
  21. Just to let you know, there is one big advantage with the Pertronix besides being more reliable - I tested my Pacific before I changed to electronic ign. The voltage at the plugs was 12,000 volts which I was told was typical for points ign. After Pertronix he said it jumped to 22,000 volts {almost double} so the engine runs smoother and if your worried about global warming your exhaust will be cleaner. I asked for a smog check on my exhaust [when I had my safety inspection] and it passed for a 1994 car. Just my $0.02 worth. .................Steve
  22. Dr Morbius

    1926 Packard

    Just twirling your crank, Speedster <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> ........................Steve
  23. Dr Morbius

    1926 Packard

    6 cases ? He's not painting the whole car, just the hubcaps!!! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> .................Steve