1937 CORD 812 S/C ENGINE

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17 Mar 2009 16:31 #12957 by Chris Summers
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Hi, Frank,

Auburns were rear-wheel-drive. Cords were front-wheel-drive. So yes, the engine in the photo is a FWD arrangement.

The Auburn and Cord also did not use the same engine and transmission (not even close), unfortunately.

Hopefully someone here will be willing to share photos of their Auburn's engine with you.

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17 Mar 2009 21:20 #12958 by spankybus
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hmmm, that's a drag lol. Could you tell me what engine type an 36 Auburn used? Maybe I can start looking round the web for that engine? I ended up seeing the name Cord Lycoming V-8 engine associated with the Auburn name a few times (which is how I found this beauty). Thanks for the feedback thus far, mate!

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17 Mar 2009 22:01 #12959 by Chris Summers
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Start talking to people on here and you'll find someone with a photo of a 1935 or 1936 Auburn eight-cylinder engine (virtually identical for your purposes).

1930s Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg Model J engines were all made in Pennsylvania by Lycoming. Having Lycoming engines and being owned by Cord Corporation were all that the three makes really had in common. To the best of my knowledge none ever shared an engine with another, except in prototype cases (the Cord engine in the "Baby Duesenberg" prototypes, for instance).

You want to find a photo of a 1936 Auburn straight-eight, supercharged engine. As a speedster this engine would have been attached to a 3-speed transmission with a "dual ratio" rear axle, with low and high ranges that the driver selected using a steering wheel hub switch.

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07 Jul 2009 02:15 #13952 by Chris Summers
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Just as an FYI, the sign has been corrected.

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