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Old 04-25-2016, 10:34 PM
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Oh Boy! I'm looking forward to this one. I love the straight 8's.
 
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Man, that is one long engine. This is going to be a great one to watch.
 
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I managed a bit of progress on the Packard.
The carb on the engine is completely toast. Its an early Carter WCFB 4brl carb and the primaries are completely stuck. My buddy brought over his carb from his 58 Packard but it has the later wide bore AFB bolt pattern and I needed the early narrow bolt pattern. Made a few calls and located a donor carb from a buddy's straight 8 Buick that he was willing to lend out.


I had to bolt it on the intake manifold 180 degrees out as the linkage was hitting the exhaust manifold but the engine doesn't care. Here's a short video of us lighting this thing off. That's me on the left with my hand on the throttle. Note the super sexy Harley Vrod exhaust....LOL


http://vid546.photobucket.com/albums...psbtd2bpdu.mp4





I hope one of those links work, I had a heck of a time trying to get something attached
 
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Amazingly smooth running engine! Congrats!
 
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Thanks Ross


Yea, the old engine looks pretty good. Externally it was very clean, no build up of crud anywhere, not even near the road draft tube. I had put a little ATF in all the cylinders when I first got it home. It puffed a little smoke right at the start until that burned off and then cleaned right up.
I'm tossing around the idea of rigging up a radiator so I can warm it up a bit.


Fun stuff!!


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Bobby Neat video. You have talent.
 
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Bobby,
Congrats! The fact that you have a running motor is fantastic. You do not want to get into rebuilding a Packard motor.
 
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That engine sounds nice! Great work.
 
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What a great project, nice work getting the Packard running. It sounds great with the Vrod muffler.
 
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Bobby loved the sound even the sinister little laugh of accomplishment at the end. congratulations.
 
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That sounds great! This is going to fun to watch.
 
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Cool build and i love the old straight 8 !!!!
 
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Thanks guys!


Now that I know the engine is in decent condition I can move forward.
I guess I better go buy some steel and start laying out some frame rails....woohooo!
(before I can do that I have to finish up some house chores....ugh)


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You're mad, mad I tell you!

I know what you mean about doing the chores before projects Bobby.

Ive been busy redoing some brickwork at home; as well as keeping two projects running.

Like what you are doing with the new project.

That means of course you are done working on the truck. right

Tom
 
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Great sounding engine Bobby and one cool project, will be watching for this one...
 

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