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  1. I'm a big fan of long legs in old cars, most of which were geared like tractors for the luxury of high gear flexibility, and the road conditions of the '30s. You may recall the expression "going like 60." There are aftermarket overdrives available like Gear Vendors in SoCal, so you could retain the original stump-pulling rear cog yet cruise without duress. A 3.0:1 axle ratio in such a heavy car would be murder on the pressure plate. I put a non-overdrive rear axle in my '47 Packard Super Clipper which came from the factory with overdrive for a taller overall ratio in overdrive. A
  2. Armand Annereau, Sr., Armand's Auto Upholstery, 2660 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 1 (925) 934-4373 is nonpareil. Family business started upholstering landaulettes, barouches, carriages in 1898. Armand has 1950s GM upholstery books issued only to the larger dealers. Has done show-winning work for West Coast collectors for decades, including the Behring and Blackhawk Collections.
  3. Thank you for the compliment, Alsancle, and thanks kindly for moving the photo of my car to this thread, which for some reason i couldn't manage.
  4. For picture, go to the Tech Forum and scroll down to December 15th, 2007: Photo for '47 Packard Super Clipper for sale below <!-- google_ad_section_start -->Full CCCA Classic, rebuilt stem to stern, needs nothing but new, appreciative home. I've put my heart, soul, money and enormous time into getting this magnificent road car just right and have enjoyed it immensely. It upstages Rolls-Royces and Bentleys of the 40s and later with its understated, gothic international mien. The 1942-47 senior 160/180 Clippers were overshadowed by WWII when new, and little understood until recent years
  5. Special Interest Autos, issues #130, August 1992; #131, October '92; #144, December '94; #147, June '95; #156, December '96; #166, August '98. Car Collector & Car Classics, December '91; February, '92; 15th Anniversary Edition, 1978-1993, still sealed. The Packard Cormorant Magazine, award-winning quarterly of the Packard Club. Issue 31, Summer '83; Issue 47, Summer '87; Issue 50, Spring, '88; Issue 57, Winter '89-'90; Issue 59, Summer,'90; Issue 66, Spring '92, All 1941-47 Packard Clipper issue, out of print; Issue 82, Spring '96, All Darrin issue, out of print; Issue 93, Winter '98-'99;
  6. Many profiles of Full CCCA Classics: Special Interest Autos, issues #130, August 1992; #131, October '92; #144, December '94; #147, June '95; #156, December '96; #166, August '98. Car Collector & Car Classics, December '91; February, '92; 15th Anniversary Edition, 1978-1993, still sealed. The Packard Cormorant Magazine, award-winning quarterly of the Packard Club. Issue 31, Summer '83; Issue 47, Summer '87; Issue 50, Spring, '88; Issue 57, Winter '89-'90; Issue 59, Summer,'90; Issue 66, Spring '92, All 1941-47 Packard Clipper issue, out of print; Issue 82, Spring '96, All Darrin issue, out
  7. Special Interest Autos, issues #130, August 1992; #131, October '92; #144, December '94; #147, June '95; #156, December '96; #166, August '98. Car Collector & Car Classics, December '91; February, '92; 15th Anniversary Edition, 1978-1993, still sealed. The Packard Cormorant Magazine, award-winning quarterly of the Packard Club. Issue 31, Summer '83; Issue 47, Summer '87; Issue 50, Spring, '88; Issue 57, Winter '89-'90; Issue 59, Summer,'90; Issue 66, Spring '92, All 1941-47 Packard Clipper issue, out of print; Issue 82, Spring '96, All Darrin issue, out of print; Issue 93, Wint
  8. Some of us have wondered which engine had the edge in absolute quality, or were they so close as to be neglible. We know Packard had the more modern chassis, esp. from 1937-on. Yet 1936-38 Pierce-Arrows came standard with overdrive. But what we'd like to know is which ENGINE had the edge. Do any SAE papers compairing/contrasting the two V-12s survive? Were any written? We shouldn't read too much into Ab Jenkins' Bonneville Salt Flat endurance runs in Pierce 12s. In subsequent runs the engine was seriously tweaked and loaded with multiple carburetors. A stock Packard Twelve did well ra
  9. 1941-47 Packard Clipper parts<!-- google_ad_section_end --> <HR SIZE=1><!-- google_ad_section_start -->All parts, unless noted, are for 1941-47 Clippers, most are from 1946-47 seniors, and all are excellent to mint condition. Scroll down. I probably have it. Don't waste your time, money, energy with junk. All items cherry-picked from rust-free California Packards in the late 1960s, early '70s, cars which would be restored today. Inside storage since. Rear fenders with wheel house, complete with all inner structure and gas door, smooth and ding-free as the day they were produ
  10. 1941-47 Packard Clipper parts<!-- google_ad_section_end --> <HR SIZE=1><!-- google_ad_section_start -->All parts, unless noted, are for 1941-47 Clippers, most are from 1946-47 seniors, and all are excellent to mint condition. Scroll down. I probably have it. Don't waste your time, money, energy with junk. All items cherry-picked from rust-free California Packards in the late 1960s, early '70s, cars which would be restored today. Inside storage since. Rear fenders with wheel house, complete with all inner structure and gas door, smooth and ding-free as the day they were produ
  11. All parts, unless noted, are for 1941-47 Clippers, most are from 1946-47 seniors, and all are excellent to mint condition. Scroll down. I probably have it. Don't waste your time, money, energy with junk. All items cherry-picked from rust-free California Packards in the late 1960s, early '70s, cars which would be restored today. Inside storage since. Rear fenders with wheel house, complete with all inner structure and gas door, smooth and ding-free as the day they were produced, all 1941-47 junior and senior Clippers except limo. Same excellent shape rear doors for above, complete with windows
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