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JD in KC

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  1. The CarterCarStarter was also used on Packards 1942-1953.
  2. I should have looked earlier and qualified my post, it was some time ago... July, 2009. How time flies...
  3. Using Windows 10 with Firefox or Microsoft Edge... no problems accessing PackardClub.org. .
  4. I can only recount my personal experience with Ficken (Wiperman.com). I did all the recommended tricks to get my '49 Packard wiper motor running but nothing worked (I could get it running while disconnected from the cable mechanism, but it didn't have enough power to run the wiper blades). I ended up sending it to Ficken and got it back very quickly. The cost was reasonable. The wiper motor runs like new. I would have no problem using them again. Edit: This was some time ago... July, 2009. However, the wipers are still wiping.
  5. Many thanks. I thought I was losing it 😄. I guess the parts illustration I found for the Carter 2015S was generic and was probably for a Buick.
  6. So a fellow on another venue has a question regarding a 'wrong' carburetor on his Packard. The carburetor is a Carter WGD 2015S. Looking up what information I could find about this carburetor, it appears it's for an Oldsmobile maybe 1951-53. The thing is, it has a Carter Car Starter switch. For many years I have been under the impression that only Packard and Buick used the gas pedal starter method. My question is... did Oldsmobile also us the same Carter Car Starter?
  7. Over the top I know... but it sure gets attention wherever it goes.
  8. I use mine to cover up a tacky aftermarket rear speaker grill.
  9. Here's a photo of the tube in my '49 356. There is no major gap anywhere around the front of the tube. It slid out easily ... lucky me.
  10. The car has hydraulic windows which can be a major PIA to deal with. I'm not sure but I think the glove box door is off of a Custom and may not be lockable depending on how complete/correct the installation was. If the engine turns, floors solid, and no major body work, I'd think $5000 would be a screaming good deal.
  11. Thanks. Rusty. Looking forward to part 2. Rooting for the Packard 😃.
  12. Well... not if the last page of the landscaping feature was on the back of the missing Maxwell ad. ☺️
  13. Modeled after the 1952 Packard 'Folded Wing' Cormorant..
  14. The city is Los Angeles and the event is a parade honoring Charles A. Lindbergh. Date was September 1927.
  15. Here's the Nash in a less jarring view: You can imagine your own color preference 😊.
  16. It's a 120. They probably glanced at the straight eight and assumed it was a six.
  17. Never heard of 'Whirlaway' but it apparently was a term used by Oldsmobile back in the day. I don't remember it at all. Photo Credit: gmheritagecenter.com
  18. Here's a really nice doctor's business coupe that I wouldn't mind having in my garage.
  19. I was twelve and remember all the advertising hoopla prior to the introduction. I also remember being a little disappointed when I actually saw the car and it wasn't as cool as I had imagined it would be. The car wasn't helped when Red Skelton made fun of the grill on his popular TV program. New car introductions were a big event in our family back then. The boulevard (Van Nuys, CA) was lined with WW2 spotlights and people thronged to the dealerships to see the latest wonders from the carmakers. I later thought the 1959 Buick Electra 225 (black convertible) was the most wonderful thing I had ever seen on four wheels. I can't imagine thronging to see the latest transportation appliance stamped out by today's carmakers. It was a great time to be a teenager.
  20. <----- 1948 Sherman Oaks, CA. No idea what the year/make/model of car was.
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