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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BadassBadger, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. BadassBadger
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
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    hi there all. i was patrollin the local junkyard when i found this oldie! only one pic unfortunately. as you can see the water pump turns the magneto and i assume generator. has huge cast aluminum oilpan.
     

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  2. Mr48chev
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    With the mag it might be off a piece of farm equipment. The stout appearing construction points that way too.
     
  3. Keith English
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    yea thats what i am thinking to, maybe and old tractor motor..any idea how many cylinders it was?
     
  4. BadassBadger
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  5. Rusty O'Toole
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    Tractor exhaust usually points up. How about an old truck? Is there sign of a transmission?
     
  6. Man, I haven't seen one of those in half a century! That thing is worth its weight in gold! I sure hope you stashed it away before anyone else knows about it!:eek:
     
  7. mr.chevrolet
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    i have 2 of em.
     
  8. BadassBadger
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    no tranny attached. also because of exhaust and aluminum oil pan i think its OLD CAR like early 30's being the newest
     
  9. 49ratfink
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    pour some gas in the carb and see if it fires up.
     
  10. BadassBadger
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    ya know i wouldnt be half surprised if it has a down draft cab on the otherside! i will look at it closer and take more pics. i mean it probably has a name cast into it somewhere
     
  11. 40FordGuy
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    Way cool find,......can we see more pics ? The water pump-generator-magneto arrangement appears similar to a lot of engines built in the 20's..... Grab it if you can..... It's a great piece !!!

    4TTRUK
     
  12. captainjunk#2
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    garage art , id be in trouble cause id be trying to drag it home
     
  13. May Pop
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    Do you own a boat?
     
  14. scotts52
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    I can't make it out but it appears that there is a name written on the block. Right hand side directly below the freeze plug. Looks like its cursive.
     
  15. lmao :d
     
  16. pasadenahotrod
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    Years ago a friend bought an engine similar to that one. The script was BUICK and he sold it in Hemmings for 3-4 times what he paid for it.
     
  17. BadassBadger
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    ya know regardless of what it may be........i want it
     
  18. BadassBadger
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    i finally figured it out, i got a chance to finally look at it again.
    its a packard 4 cylinder engine with twin spark.....
    ITS OLD! as is packard only made 4 bangers in the very early days!
    more importantly this is a packard truck engine! 430ci!
    from 1915ish-1923 when the quit making trucks!
     
  19. jesse1980
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    It has a late model plastic oil cap on it.
     
  20. patrick english
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    How can you see that?
     
  21. shivasdad
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    Cool, wish I had it just to play with.
     
  22. kyvetteman
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    Maybe it's Bakelite...
     
  23. crossy
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    well PACKARD explains the cursef writing. I bet like another member said, for what you would pay for it you could probably triple your money or WAY more on Hemmings.
    I was going to guess it was what was left of the 55 chevy engine that flipped over in american grafitti. crossy
     
  24. 73RR
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    Hey Badger, is it in your shop yet??

    .
     
  25. lawman
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    Nice find !!!
     
  26. BadassBadger
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    no, not yet.... its in the middle of a ''forest of cars'' so i dunno how im a going to get it....
     

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