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Old 02-29-2012, 02:09 AM
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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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Justa SWAG
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:11 AM
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Hey Dave,
I will say Lincoln Continental!
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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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Looks like it could be a Packard block..
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Packard?

Edit: Packard taken? IŽll say Auburn then
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Duesenberg.
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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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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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Awesome, Anders.
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