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    I was at my favorite engine machine shop to check on Penelope's 390 when I noticed another block they were honing.

    Who can tell me what American car this engine fits?





    Here's a hint... the color is correct, and it's pure Detroit muscle.
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  • #2
    Justa SWAG
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    • #3
      Hey Dave,
      I will say Lincoln Continental!
      Richard D. Hord
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      • #4
        You guys are close, it is a Flathead, but not a Ford product...

        Another hint: This engine was in many Hollywood stars' cars, and it is VERY sought after, today.
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        • #5
          Looks like it could be a Packard block..

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          • #6
            Packard?

            Edit: Packard taken? IŽll say Auburn then
            Last edited by Anders; February 29th, 2012, 03:03 PM.
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            • #7
              Duesenberg.
              Keith
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              • #8
                Keith, I would have guessed Duesenberg because I've seen them in the same shop and they are both green. It's hard to tell from looking at just a bare block.

                With only TWO MINUTES separating their answers, Frank then Anders are the winners. This engine is a monster. During WWII, our wooden PT boats were powered by a PAIR of the marine version, Packard V-12's.





                But in Hollywood during 1937, this Packard engine was powering a car that only dreams are made of...

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                CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

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                • #9
                  Talking about engines, and boats, there is a very interesting project going on here in Sweden.
                  In 1929, a Swedish boat designer did the drawings for a boat called Sverige ( Sweden ) in order to challange Gar WoodŽs Miss America IX in the " Harmsworth Cup. But they could never finance the project, so nothing realy happends.
                  Until now!
                  A few guys have now build the boat, and it is equipped with 2 x Rolls Royce Meteor V12, 27 liters engines. They also have one engine extra in case of...
                  You can find the blogg where they updated the project with pictures pretty much every day here: http://www.jsbab.se/vara-batar/sverige/
                  Now they only need to find someone to challenge...


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                  • #10
                    Awesome, Anders.
                    My latest project:
                    CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

                    "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
                    --Lee Iacocca

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                    • #11
                      Packard V-12

                      Just a slight correction on the Packard V-12's on PT boats. All boats made by Elco and Higgins had three (3) of the Packard V-12's on board. They would push the largest boats up to 40 knots while consuming around 475 gallons of 100 octane fuel.

                      In Fredericksburg Texas at the National Museum of the War in the Pacific they have a complete PT boat with a Packard V-12 on display. If you have never been, it is a fantastic museum.
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                      Leonard
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Yellowbird View Post
                        In Fredericksburg Texas at the National Museum of the War in the Pacific they have a complete PT boat with a Packard V-12 on display. If you have never been, it is a fantastic museum.
                        Thanks
                        Leonard
                        Not me, but my car lived in Fredericksburg for many years. She might have been there
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Yellowbird View Post
                          Just a slight correction on the Packard V-12's on PT boats. All boats made by Elco and Higgins had three (3) of the Packard V-12's on board. They would push the largest boats up to 40 knots while consuming around 475 gallons of 100 octane fuel.

                          In Fredericksburg Texas at the National Museum of the War in the Pacific they have a complete PT boat with a Packard V-12 on display. If you have never been, it is a fantastic museum.
                          Thanks

                          Leonard
                          I know what your talking about Ray. They also have one of the captured Japanese mini-subs from Pearl Harbor on display there. A hull plate door from the USS Arizona too!!
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                          • #14
                            What is it?

                            That was posted by Leonard, Yellowbird, not me....

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by YellowRose View Post
                              That was posted by Leonard, Yellowbird, not me....



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