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23 Jul 2008 00:12 #10788 by russv
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Yes the car was at Auburn at the 50th anv show. There was much to do and the car was not allowed in the park. It stayed at the top of the hill and did not participate in the show.
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Are you referring the Packard bodied car that Melvin Clemens owned?
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23 Jul 2008 00:27 #10789 by Chris Summers
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From what I've read, the Club traditionally dislikes hot rod versions of its cars. Ordinarily I'm A-OK with that, but in this case I think the car should have been let in.

I think Bill meant the Packenberg, which is a 900 Light Eight with a Duesenberg engine installed and modifications made to accept it.

The Clemans car was a stock J chassis (J-396 / 2410) which originally had a Derham Sedan body for a short time. The Packard roadster body was installed by the New York factory branch and was brand-new when it was put on.

Both cars exist. The Packenburg is in WA State, last I heard, and Harry Yeaggy has J-396 / 2410 (now with engine J-434).

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23 Jul 2008 12:47 #10795 by ilikescars
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Has anyone ever seen a straight 8 Lycoming engine used in a hot rod??

Just curious....

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23 Jul 2008 12:51 #10796 by Chris Summers
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:P The Duesenberg engine IS a straight-eight Lycoming. :P

I know what you meant, though.

Somewhere I've got an old NL article on ACD-engined hot rods. It will take some digging to find it though.

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02 Dec 2008 16:27 #12029 by West Peterson
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The "Packenberg" was NOT built on a Packard "Light Eight" chassis. It was a Super Eight... 903, I believe. The Light Eight is easily distinguishable by its steeply raked "shovel nose" grille. The Packenberg is a much, much bigger car than the Light Eight.

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02 Dec 2008 17:20 #12030 by Chris Summers
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West Peterson wrote: The "Packenberg" was NOT built on a Packard "Light Eight" chassis. It was a Super Eight... 903, I believe. The Light Eight is easily distinguishable by its steeply raked "shovel nose" grille. The Packenberg is a much, much bigger car than the Light Eight.


My info was wrong then. (And no...I didn't get it from an auction catalog.)

Now you've got me wondering what a J engine in a Light Eight would do...hehe.

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