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    Bought first Packard from junkyard in '63 for $100. Founding Member of Sugarloaf Mt Region, AACA.

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  1. Wanted: For new research project...Original or clear copy of .Fifth Series 526 and 533 Bill of Sale....Dealer Service Invoice of any other dealer documents dated July 1927. Please email me at ThePackardMan@gmail.com
  2. Maybe I can help, but please clarify what you mean by 'panels'. Sunday I willbe able to pull out what I have and send you a few pics. Which sedan are you working on? 1003, 1013, or 1014?
  3. Wanted: Original or sharp copy of Packard Fifth Series 526 and 533 Bill of Sale or Service invoice dated July 1927. All models needed for research project. Bob Supina ThePackardMan@gmail.com 281-239-8583.
  4. Offering this pair of headlight supports, which I am told, are for a 1937 Plymouth. Hopefully someone can verify the application by the part number that is on the underside. $40 plus shipping....
  5. I see all the antifreeze/ coolant MINIMUM ratios listed as 50-50 which protects down to -34F. So if you live in warm climates like San Diego, Houston, MIami, why do you have to protect down to -32F? Isn't it adequate to use 25% solution to 75% water? What is the real drawback? corrosion protection? lubrication? ...or is it a ploy to sell more product?
  6. I just discovered this thread and need to add my 2 bit experience. We have a 1937 Packard Super Eight. Several years ago it started foaming when I would drive 45mph for 5 minutes. It NEVER overheated. I tried all suggestions of a, pouring some anti-foaming chemical into the radiator b, buy a kit that can detect if combustion gasses are getting into the cooling system. c, change coolant solutions. I tried the first two with no success. Finally, I decided to just go back to basics. I brought the car into my shop, removed the water jacket and cleaned all the rust off the cylinders. ThenI removed the upper radiator hose and filed all the rust stalactites and stalagmites off the top fitting to the radiator, and the adapter to the head. I put it all back together....and now I drive at any speed I want ...for as long as I want....with NO foaming. Ihope this method will also help other collectors out there who are frustrated with foaming.
  7. Thanks for the interesting ideas.... Shortly after I had acquired the car I replaced the red rubber tubes. I still have one partially inflated in a black plastic bag in the trunk. I did drive the car up and down our cul-de-sac street ...15mph...just before having them demounted. I kept the old tires...not knowing what I will do with them, but just thinking that they might be from 1937, they are kind of special conversation topics.
  8. I have these heads from a V8 that were cast on 10-22-40, made in USA and labeled FOKB. At quick glance it looks like FORD and reminds me of the Model A hub caps labeled Bool. Was JC Whitney selling these items back then?
  9. We have just replaced the tires on our original 1937 Packard Super Eight 1500 sedan. We have the entire history of the car and have visited the original family in Scotland. We even have the family movie of the Packard being used in the daughter's wedding. She chose to go to the church in the 'foreign car' rather than the family Rolls or Daimler. The Packard came to the States in 1968. It floated through several museums until I acquired it in 1980. The tires are 'Made in England'....Dunlop Fort. The date code is 'JAA 16317'. So...which decade were these tires issued? 1937, 1947, 1957 or 1967?
  10. Trying to identify what make and model used this brake drum. It has a 10" diameter with the center hole of 2.75" and bolt pattern of 2 5/8". Any help is appreciated.
  11. Many thanks for all who have responded to this query. I really appreciate the participation and comments. I have no idea where or when I acquired the pair....but weird coincidence.....my earliest recollection of any automobile is the 1936 Plymouth 2 door sedan that my father bought new!
  12. Good thought...any suggestions of what they are?????
  13. I have this pair of castings, which appear to be headlight supports. Can anyone identify them? There is an interesting logo under the number.