Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Came home with something unexpected over the weekend!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Came home with something unexpected over the weekend!

    Long story short, I went to Delaware to buy a rebuild-able 259 and came home with a Packard 352. Ive got a stupid grin on my face to say the least.

    I have always been intrigued by this engine. A friend of mind had a 352 Golden Hawk that I had the privilege to see and hear and examine about 4-5 years ago. Love that engine and I started looking for one. I searched on and off for about 3 years and found some but something always got in the way. That is until Saturday the 27th when I showed up to a "now" friends house to buy his 259 and saw the 352 next to it. I had to ask, he was hesitant to sell it as he had been saving it for 15 years but he gave me a reasonable price and I was happy to pay it with a quick trip to the ATM.

    Thanks Randy! Im still smiling and Im selling one of my cars to fund the build. I also have a lot of research to do to.

    I knew this engine is heavy but WOW, its heavy!

    Click image for larger version

Name:	AEDEC438-696D-4256-9BDC-3613FDC9644C.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	139.8 KB
ID:	1760894

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1310.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	103.7 KB
ID:	1760895
    Last edited by what huh; 07-29-2019, 06:12 PM.
    1961 Lark Regal VIII 259/auto -- Lucy

  • #2
    'Way cool; they are good engines, Charles.

    Question: Are you sure it's a 352?

    Reason I ask is that red 1955 Packard V8s were the smaller 320s used in Clipper Supers and Clipper DeLuxes, of which they made quite a few...and, yes, they had 4-bbl carburetors.

    Look for a stamped engine number roughly where they are on Studebaker V8s. But the number is stamped on a rough casting area, not a machined pad, so it's a little harder to read. Post the number or send me a PM and we can know for sure. BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

    Comment


    • #3
      It reads S2842
      1961 Lark Regal VIII 259/auto -- Lucy

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by what huh View Post
        It reads S2842
        Cool beans, Charles; thanks.

        It is indeed a 1956 Golden Hawk 352, originally equipped with Twin-Ultramatic transmission, as denoted by the "S" prefix. BP.
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        Ayn Rand:
        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

        Comment


        • #5
          Thanks bud! Interesting that it came with an auto trans cause I believe that it has a manual bell housing bolted to it
          1961 Lark Regal VIII 259/auto -- Lucy

          Comment


          • #6
            Those are good engines. Great score!
            Ed Sallia
            Dundee, OR

            Sol Lucet Omnibus

            Comment


            • #7
              Here is what you need to complement that engine https://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-Studeb...780c%7Ciid%3A1

              Comment


              • #8
                Sure is! If I had the cash flow I would buy it but I’m not there yet. My current plan is to start looking for a car when the engine is done.
                1961 Lark Regal VIII 259/auto -- Lucy

                Comment

                Working...
                X