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    Say Dan— I just noticed the Packard Hawk you are borrowing appears to have the wrong fins on it. Those appear to be ‘57-‘58 Silver Hawk fins... don’t know if anyone had noticed that yet... but I believe they can be trimmed at the leading end to the right shape (assuming one has a template from a Golden Hawk to use).
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    Good spot Ken!
    Yeah the old guy I had bought the PH from wrecked out a 57 Silver Hawk and installed the fins from it on the PH. I don't know why!
    No stress on the fins/ correct mouldings, I have a few in stock, they will be put back to original when the restoration starts.
    Say Dan, give it a kick in the guts and see if it goes? Probably bad fuel in the tank though!
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    Sure wish I had a shop like that.
    I especially like the 62 Corvair convertible.
    Any chance it's a Spyder?

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    I also noticed the fins but I fancy those more than the "correct" ones...

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    Brian are the fins that are inside the car the correct ones?

    TWChamp the Corvair is a Monza according to the emblem I don't see a Spyder emblem anywhere.

    I notice two things looking at that picture. The newest vehicle is the 1967 Bronco. This picture shows that I am working on eight (8) projects at one time. I am violating my rule times 6. Malibu is just about done now that I found my top dead center locating tool. The Corvair runs but has a fuel pump leak. New pump on the way. The Packard Hawk is for modeling but I might get it running just for kicks. With no brakes it won't see any roads even our private one. The 55 President is waiting on the media blaster guy to come up and make it pretty. The Bel Air is waiting on parts to install a parking brake system. And my frame is waiting on me to finish the welding and get it in primer. The Power Hawk will get the new intake manifold with adapter plates installed this week. Fun stuff and work but to me it is all play time. Yes, I agree I am so blessed to have a friend like Robin who actually loves having all this action happening. Although three of the cars are his and the Bel Air is his father-in-laws car.
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    I just reviewed the post and realized I forgot the car show pictures. Since the Packard Hawk was still on the trailer Saturday morning I decided to share it with our local group of car people. Every Saturday weather permitting people gather in a local parking lot to show and share. You see everything from new cars with paper plates to full on race cars. So I took the Hawk. People loved it or hated it, to each his own and most have never seen one. Glad I took it over there. Was a lite turnout as the garage tour was last weekend so maybe before I take it back down South I will take it out there again.


    The truck next ot it in the second photo was selling two engines. The one in the truck bed was a 215 Dodge truck Hemi engine 1952 vintage. The engine in the trailer was a flat head engine. Both had the transmission attached. Like I said you see everything at the Donut Derelicts gatherings.

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    Learning every day, I tought Dodge's first Hemi was the 241 in -53, little did I know!
    There was probably never a Dodge Hemi that early & small imported to Sweden.
    Got to google the horse power now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverHawkDan View Post
    * The one in the truck bed was a 215 Dodge truck Hemi engine 1952 vintage.
    Quote Originally Posted by Noxnabaker View Post
    Learning every day, I tought Dodge's first Hemi was the 241 in -53, little did I know!
    There was probably never a Dodge Hemi that early & small imported to Sweden.
    Got to google the horse power now...
    I think Dan must have made a typo there? When I googled it, I was able to find references to 51 - 55 241"s and 56 -59 315"s, but nothing regarding any 215.

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    Hmmm... no matter how I try I can only find info on Dodge Hemi from -53 & it's the 241 I had as a teen & put in my -62 Valiant.

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    I put a 392 Hemi in a 60 Plymouth Fury 4 door hard top sometime around '65.

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    Mark and Nox,
    I looked it up to and it would appear I mis heard what the guy said or he doesn't know what he has. I am pretty sure he said 1952 so that would make it to early for a 315. So I guess if someone is interested in knowing more or buying it I can call him. I put the early Chrysler, Dodge and Desoto hemi's in a lot of cars and trucks. Best was a clean 1953 Ford f1 that really hauled but looked stock.
    Dan

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    Trying to get an idea of how the Packard Hawk will look at Bonneville height. Even with the tires off it still is not as low as we plan to run it. SO I need to figure out another way to set it up so that the desired height can be achieved. Looks pretty cool though lowered.






    More as it happens.
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    Brian,

    Turn up your speakers and take this in. It is a great sound. Enjoy!

    https://youtu.be/Z73_GWHhUr4

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    Dan, that sounds really nice. Very smooth with just the right exhaust note. I like it!
    Ed Sallia
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    Sweeter than wine...

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    Dan - What sort of condition is the top, rear stainless on the Power Hawk in? Are you still planning to sell it, or has it already been sold?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverHawkDan View Post
    Trying to get an idea of how the Packard Hawk will look at Bonneville height. Even with the tires off it still is not as low as we plan to run it. SO I need to figure out another way to set it up so that the desired height can be achieved. Looks pretty cool though lowered.
    Dan, there's something I'm not seeing in any of these pictures. Isn't there supposed to be a lower air deflector on this car? It would have a lower appearance, in the front at least, if there was one. Do the rules allow you to use anything other than a stock piece there? Raising up the back end some, would also lower the front more and allow air to escape from the rear. Isn't that your plan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverHawkDan View Post
    Today was shuffle day. Moved everything but the Bronco to make room for the Packard Hawk. Got it off the trailer and parked where I want it.

    Since the grandson was there I had him take all the brake shoes off the hawk. He got a lesson in brake drum and shoe removal. Good student.


    Things in front went as expected but the rear was weird. The drivers side drum popped when I was tightening the puller. Didn't need to even beat on it once. The passenger side had a hub and slide on drum set up with no finned drum. Did not look Stude to me but what do I know.



    So all the brake shoes are off the car it is ready to go to Australia when we are finished with it. I took some time to get familiar with the car and noticed the fan was on backwards.

    That kind of stuff bugs me so I turned it around to correct the issue. While I had the fan off I put a socket on the crank bolt and it turned over real free and smooth. Makes me wonder, does it run? So I changed out the burned up battery cables and put a battery in it. Turned over smooth and quiet and a quick glance showed 40 psi oil pressure. So now the question is, does it run?
    Before I left I took this cool picture from a ladder in the corner of the shop. Coolness factor times 10 plus. I might have this one blown up and framed to hang int he shop.

    So Monday is Bronco day but Tuesday I hope to get back on my stuff. More as it happens.
    Dan , Please do not let your grandson work on the brakes without an asbestos filter.
    You have no idea what asbestos will do to his lungs.
    I hope others with asbestos related breathings problems will pipe up.
    Robert Kapteyn

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    Good call Robert. It has been so long since I worked around the stuff it just slipped my ,ind. The good thing is we didn't really encounter dust as things were clean like someone had inspected the brakes. But excellent advice. Thank you.
    Dan

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