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  • #16
    quoteo not forget that Packard engines were also adapted to marine use.
    Oh, those Packard boat engines... [8D]

    Here's a 374 with dual fours and a VS57 blower. [:0]



    Matthew Burnette
    '59 Scotsman
    '63 Daytona
    Hazlehurst, GA


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    • #17
      quoteo not forget that Packard engines were also adapted to marine use.
      Oh, those Packard boat engines... [8D]

      Here's a 374 with dual fours and a VS57 blower. [:0]



      Matthew Burnette
      '59 Scotsman
      '63 Daytona
      Hazlehurst, GA


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      • #18
        Back in the mid-seventies, I worked for a company that had a marina in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. I saw several Studebaker bodies that were missing their running gear and was told they had sold the engines to a boat builder. They were in several west coast fishing boats. R-2 motors were the engine of choice, apparently, but I never did see one in person.
        There is a Packard powered wooden speedboat here in Bellingham.

        Brian K. Curtis

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        • #19
          Back in the mid-seventies, I worked for a company that had a marina in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. I saw several Studebaker bodies that were missing their running gear and was told they had sold the engines to a boat builder. They were in several west coast fishing boats. R-2 motors were the engine of choice, apparently, but I never did see one in person.
          There is a Packard powered wooden speedboat here in Bellingham.

          Brian K. Curtis

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          • #20
            Okay, after a rather lengthy search, I came across the article in Turning Wheels. It is on page 18 of the December 1975 edition (volume 7 number 12) and describes a 30 foot cabin cruiser near Seattle that was powered by twin R-2 engines (with one running in reverse rotation). According to the article, the engines had 1400 hours on them but were being slated for replacement as the water cooled exhaust manifolds were deteriorating and the superchargers were expensive to maintain.

            Does anyone know what may have become of them?


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            • #21
              Okay, after a rather lengthy search, I came across the article in Turning Wheels. It is on page 18 of the December 1975 edition (volume 7 number 12) and describes a 30 foot cabin cruiser near Seattle that was powered by twin R-2 engines (with one running in reverse rotation). According to the article, the engines had 1400 hours on them but were being slated for replacement as the water cooled exhaust manifolds were deteriorating and the superchargers were expensive to maintain.

              Does anyone know what may have become of them?


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              • #22
                15 years ago (or so) there was a classified ad in the local paper for a 1950's Century Resorter powered by a Studebaker V-8. Stupidly I never went to take a look at it.

                Dan Peterson
                Montpelier, VT
                1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
                1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)
                1961 Lark Crusier
                1962 Lark V-8 Regal Convertible
                Dan Peterson
                Montpelier, VT
                1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
                1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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                • #23
                  15 years ago (or so) there was a classified ad in the local paper for a 1950's Century Resorter powered by a Studebaker V-8. Stupidly I never went to take a look at it.

                  Dan Peterson
                  Montpelier, VT
                  1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
                  1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)
                  1961 Lark Crusier
                  1962 Lark V-8 Regal Convertible
                  Dan Peterson
                  Montpelier, VT
                  1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
                  1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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                  • #24
                    There were a couple of 224" V8 hydros running the under-4-liter racing class back in the bad old days.

                    thnx, jack vines

                    PackardV8
                    PackardV8

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                    • #25
                      There were a couple of 224" V8 hydros running the under-4-liter racing class back in the bad old days.

                      thnx, jack vines

                      PackardV8
                      PackardV8

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