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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Shop Floor coatings
« on: August 15, 2022, 10:00:50 AM »
Here in Sweden tiles are cheaper than epoxy

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Packard out in the sun
« on: August 14, 2022, 05:30:27 PM »
So, Heo, how did the Packard make it over to your side of the pond? Any background on the ship or past ownership? And when?

Sorry about your sweetie's accident. Mom had a 7" titanium screw put in straight up a badly shattered ankle so I know the deal. Worked great btw and she never had any issue with it for years.

The car the chassie is from was a limousine. Imported by the Official Packard distributor and sold to either the U.S embassy or the Japanese embassy
some conflicting information there.
 Then the L.K.A.B mining company in Kiruna owned it.
 Then the smuggler king of Tornionvalley owned it, in 1940 he had some work done to the engine and on the way home from the repair shop it threw a rod.
 Car was left behind the barn and later the axles was used for some horse wagon.
 Dad saw it first time in the late 50s when he was up there with a timber truck.
 In the late 60s dad was building the new road up the valley and bought it of the kings son....I guess thats the smuggler prince ;D.
 He visited us a few months before dad died and saw it rebuilt
My whole youth we traveled scandinavia looking for parts, We found a Roadster rear axle by accident searching for a 33 Ford
and cracking the oilpan on dads Mercedes in middle of nowhere.
 The guy in the first house where there was someone living told us, your lucky you dont have a Packard as i had cause then the pan would be aluminium...
Okay you dont happens to still have the Packard?
No just a horse wagon with a older Packard rear axle....Was a 6th series with the roadster gearing :o alegedly 2 roadsters sold in Sweden
Borrowing a stickwelder of this guys drunk brother was a story by it self but i think i told it here before

Later we found the sorry remnants of a roadster body in Finland that we used for template to build a new body.
 Actualy the only original sheetmetal is the frontfenders, firewall and hood sides.
 The body, rearfenders, hoodtop, splashaprons is made by me , dad made a lot of new parts.
 As the windshield posts that he first made wooden models out of pictures he took at Hersey then cast in bronze
and so on

FE Technical Forum / Re: Dumb Exhaust Question
« on: August 05, 2022, 11:52:56 AM »
In Sweden we have whats called Amature constructed vehicles
at first tech inspection they check sound level, 85Db. A stock Harley
have to much mecanical noice to pass. Same with hoodles hotrods with
overvalve engines have a hard time to pass

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Packard out in the sun
« on: August 05, 2022, 11:39:22 AM »
Nice Packard.
Sorry about the injury to your wife.
The Packard's I owned in the past sit high in the rear even with 60 year old spring's. If you look at picture's from the era most of them are taken from the top down or from the bottom looking up so it is hard to tell how they really sit.
I think when they settle in they will be right but if you don't like the look just remove a leaf or two.

Thanks Greg

We had a spring factory in Kemi Finland copy the limousine springs, since the chassie had a limousine body.
so i suspect they are a bit to heavy duty but time will tell

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Packard out in the sun
« on: August 05, 2022, 09:00:06 AM »
     Your Packard looks very similar to the one ('29 640 roadster) at the last MECUM Orlando auction.  I was watching with considerations of being the bidder if it might have gone begging a little, as due to its' condition, but..........  :(


Do you remember the final price?

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Packard out in the sun
« on: August 04, 2022, 09:44:59 PM »
     Your Packard looks very similar to the one ('29 640 roadster) at the last MECUM Orlando auction.  I was watching with considerations of being the bidder if it might have gone begging a little, as due to its' condition, but..........  :(


This one is a 633, 7 inch shorter wheelbase and a smaler engine, same body

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Packard out in the sun
« on: August 04, 2022, 02:54:17 PM »
Heo - Packard looks great!

I'm sorry to hear about your wife's injury.  Ankles are very difficult to heal, so be patient.  Next winter will also be uncomfortable...  If she needs any spare titanium screws, I have some that the hip surgeon gave me after my last procedure!  Actually, I might use those for my next deck framing project...

Best wishes to you guys!

- Bill

thanks Bill

Ouch!! those screws inflikt pain just by looking  at them . She cant have 22 of that size in her leg :o :o

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Packard out in the sun
« on: August 04, 2022, 01:39:38 PM »
Got the Packard out in the daylight today
The carb need some work smoking black and rough idle, Can i send it to Drew? ;D ;D
Now when its out i see where i have to do some adjustments, right tailight is not horisontal
We had new rear springs made but sitting way to high in the rear have to drive for a while
and seat them but i guess i have to de arch them or remove a couple of leaves
But first thing is a good wash so i dont scratsh it

And Bill no hats this time, wife has crushed her ancle so she is in a cast and wheelchair  :(
22 titanium screws a couple of sheetmatal pieces and a rod and a u-bolt

On stepsons 66Fairlane we used a complete frontend from a Jaguar XJ12. Xj6 and daimler is the same,
Virtualy free compaired to those kits. He paid 300$  Come with  big brakes four piston calipers pads the size of a
dollar bill, vented rotors, power r/p steering, big swaybar similar width  downside is Chevy 4 3/4 bc
I recently bought one from a lowmilage Daimler V12 that hit a moose, for 600 $
I send pics later problem to upload pics right now

milled exhaustside to get rid of some pitting

now paint and asembly

y'all running a Cleveland, nice looking car.

Yes, we are building a 400 cleveland.  Now when we recieved the heads from the porter we can
finish asemble the engine

We have been working on stepsons Fairlane lately
today we shorted the 8.8 Explorer rearend

Stripping it down and cleaning up tube that
get shorted

Head of yard security and manager of neigbourhoods wood sticks ;D

Cut and rigged upp for welding

image upload


Heads back from headporter deburring them before paint

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Royal Enfield
« on: June 20, 2022, 11:29:52 AM »
A few weeks ago while camping, the two women next to us had a new RE with the side car. Funny thing is,it looked and sounded just like yours.
Yes they still make them in India ??? When Ivo was in India for several months in the 80s he hired
a 350 RE Bullet and drove around the country with it. They even make a Diesel version :o

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Royal Enfield
« on: June 20, 2022, 12:09:24 AM »
Heo it’s just another story they just keep coming. Hey at least your not boring. Cool bike and besides the smoke it sounded pretty good.
Yes it was running fine and the smoke went away after a while when the perservation oil burned away
As i remember it, it had a rodknock when dad bought it,  so we have already ordered a new crankpin with
But i could not hear any knocking now, maybe new oil fixed that. Last registred in 1968 so who knows what
oil it had
It was just like when i was young,push starting the next barnfind. The exitment when it started, smell of old gas and oil,
the cops arriving ;D ;D

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Royal Enfield
« on: June 19, 2022, 03:10:04 PM »
I sold a -54 Royal enfield Bullet that my dad bought 25 years ago just beacuse it was for sale
Sold it to my friend Ivo, so we cleared a way(tunnel) to get it out of the barn.
And since he is from Austria he insited that we had to drink beer, and as he is also my Doctor  who
am i to argue with that ;D. We washed it changed oil put in some fresh gas and tried to kickstart it.
It wanted to start but returnspring to the kickpedal broke, so we decided to push start it down hill from my house
As we worked us closer and closer to a heart attack it almost started.
A neighbour came driving with his fourwheeler so i asked him to tow start us, he was sceptical that i would survive that ;D
Anyway we got it running and it smoked like had oiled the cylinder generously :o no wounder it was hard to start

We drowe around  for a while ,then we put the bike on the stand and sat down at the bus stop outside my house  looking at the bike.
Thats when the cops arrived ;D ;D someone had called them on us but they just slowed down and looked at us like we where droped down
by a UFO ;D ;D ;D ;D

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