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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. I can't speak for 1942 models, but I have corporate documentation stating that the 1937 Super Eight and Twelve sedan models could be ordered with the Formal Division. Back around 1966 I saw a Super Eight with the division and there exists a Twelve in Houston with the division. (Has anyone checked Jim Hollingsworth's book on the 1940s to see if he treats the topic?)
  2. Back in Jan 2017 I posted a crank that no one could identify....so I will try to link it here for your enjoyment....
  3. Thanks...I have contacted them and am waiting for a reply.
  4. The PAC Directory lists this car as belonging to a Peter P____ in Eureka, CA. Unfortunately, both phone numbers are disconnected. I have sent a letter to the listed address but have not received an answer. Has anyone seen this car? know of its whereabouts? Have a picture of it? I am trying to put finishing touches to my forthcoming book on the 1937 Seniors, including pictures of all custom bodies and would love to have it included. Any help in tracking it down would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Going through deceased uncle's slides I found this one....towing a dump rake on my grandfather's farm. When I was about 12 I raked the hay fields on a dump rake...but behind two horses. Hopefully someone can positively identify the car. Thanks for looking...
  6. Our 1937 Packard Super-Eight shop manual stipulates AC 103S or Champion Y-4 plugs, which are 10mm. At some point of time the head was rebored to accept larger plugs. When we acquired the car, it had AC Delco 45S plugs. The 45S places the spark deeper in the combustion chamber. Is there any scientific reason to place the spark in any particular area of the chamber? Second question..... If an engine specifies a non-resistor plug, does using a resistor plug cause a positive/negative/neutral effect? Thanks for checking out this post.
  7. Wish I had saved some of my paper mementos from the Langhorne Speedway from the 50s and 60s!
  8. It has been noted that the AACA Library and the Simeone Museum will be the recipients of the collection. Does anyone know how the division will be made? Which institution will receive which items?
  9. I have considered just going to a local auto audio shop, but expect that the latest and greatest speakers will not have the old Ford style plug. I was hoping that someone in the audience would have crossed that bridge and found a true 'plug and play' replacement. I would certainly expect newer speakers to have better sound. Thanks for replying...
  10. Thanks for the input.... Somehow I thought it might be a couple of movie stars....
  11. We have a 1989 Lincoln Town Car. The dash speakers are shot and we are looking for replacements. Has anyone out there found plug and play replacements?
  12. I have this original sales brochure which was offered by Leonard Williams distributor in London England. The cover shows a 1937 Packard Super Eight LeBaron All-Weather Town Car. The license plate is 1937 New York.There are two women passengers. 1. Who are the women? 2. What is the location?
  13. You are correct about the Phillips-head screws. This car is our 'driver'....NOT a show car. It had been given a functional paint job about 30 years ago before I had acquired it. I assume that the painter was just not careful with the proper screws.
  14. Three years ago there was a lot of chatter about body swaps and verifying provenance. The simple solution is looking at the data plate. If the car has a beautiful grungy data plate, where the font of the serial number is markedly different from the font of the selling date...you can be pretty sure how it was born. If you have a shiny reproduction data plate where the font of the serial number is identical to the font of the selling date....THEN you need to do some homework! All serial numbers were stamped at the factory with the model number and unique number. The selling dealer used his own punch set to list the dealership, location and selling date. (At least that's the way it was in 1937....)
  15. I certainly appreciate the posting of all this technical information. John C. ....have you become the expert in making these horns functional? If so, are you interested in tackling another project? I have a 3 trumpet Bugle and a 4 trumpet Repealer that I need repaired.