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Trip out west
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We are leaving tomorrow for Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and White fish Montana.
Is there anything we should do out there?

Posted on: 6/26 17:13:56
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Re: '38 1608 V12 Project
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I loaded up the 2 blocks I am working on and delivered them to the machine shop.

The Twelve I am just getting cleaned so I can give it a through inspection. My one main with the divot has been poured and machined and is on the way. Mailed today

In case you are wondering the straight eight is a '33 Pierce that needs a sleeve in #3 due to excessive pitting.

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Posted on: 6/1 12:53:23
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Re: '38 1608 V12 Project
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Tim,

I had a great temptation to just get out the sledge hammer and have a few whacks at it. I decided the drilling of smaller holes was more controllable and I was less likely to gouge the cylinder walls. In the year+ that I fooled with it, I had a lot of ideas, some good, some not so good.

Bill

Posted on: 6/1 12:43:28
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Re: '38 1608 V12 Project
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Just got word that the one main bearing which had a divot out of it is done and will be shipping Monday. I was able to get all of the head studs out and I am taking the engine to a shop owned by a co worker's brother to be cleaned and fluxed. He has a Rottler boring machine should I need it.

Only major issue at the moment is the repair of the front water pump housing. Have started MIG/TIG repairs.

Posted on: 5/29 19:54:58
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Re: Looking for information on Charlie Last
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Thanks for all the helpful suggestions.

What I am trying to do is trace back to someone that might have worked on my car in the 70's or 80's and Charlie was in that area.

When I got my car I was told it was owned by someone in the LA area that specialized in Packard Twelves.

The last owner I can trace said that the car had aluminum heads when he had it ('72) and was the reason he sold it (leaks). It came to me with cast iron heads. Also it appeared to have very few miles on a rebuild, so I was attempting to see if there may be a connection.

Ernie, Robert may be a possible source of info, thanks for the contact info.

Owen and BDC, I will keep those contacts, thanks for sending them.

Packardberry, that is kind of what I am looking for. Just trying to piece together the Packard Twelve scene of the 70's and 80's. The car went in a black hole in '72 and reemerged missing its roof and gaining cast iron heads.

Riki, I debated on doing the insert conversion on my Pierce Arrow 8's, but decided to go with the original Babbitt. I have seen some of those conversions and they were underwhelming. They were Chrysler slant sic bearings, if I remember correctly.

Thanks again to everyone. I am waiting for one main bearing and I will be ready to put it back together

Posted on: 5/28 5:29:30
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Looking for information on Charlie Last
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I have recently run across the name Charlie Last relative to V12 engine work. The information I have is back in the 80's.

Does anyone have any information, like where his shop was and any pictures?

Thanks

Bill

Posted on: 5/26 11:57:38
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Re: Identify this hood ornament
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Looks like a Krone and Sebeck. Maybe Studebaker??

Posted on: 4/21 9:14:09
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Re: '38 1608 V12 Project
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Might hang it after the autopsy.

Posted on: 4/6 10:54:37
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Re: '38 1608 V12 Project
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Here is the finally conquered piston. Pencil indicated hole drilled to rings.

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Posted on: 4/6 8:41:59
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Re: '38 1608 V12 Project
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Riki,

Thanks for the timing cover photos. Nice work.

I got the MIG running yesterday so while I am social distancing, I will give it a try.

Bill

Posted on: 4/5 13:16:16
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