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CBR 2018 - Packard powered Jag.- DONE

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IMG_0836.JPG.c892d89f1105f62dfd30c726b36aad8e.JPGIn the spirit of the 2018 challenge I decided to salvage an old racer and set it up with an inline 8.....from a 1930 Packard. We'll see what comes out. First step is to de-race the racer.

 

 

 

 

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Looks like Castrol Super Clean you can get it at Wally Mart works good and you can leave it  and forget it.  I once had a model in it for 6 months, no problem.

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31 minutes ago, Vietnam Vet67 said:

What did you soak your model in to get off paint and decals????????

Purple Power, a degreaser.

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Hurray for the purple pond!  This should be a fun build. Happy building.

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Very interesting idea. This should be fun to watch.

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Received the transaxle and the turbos. This translucent stuff is hard to photograph.Then I have to start designing. then I have to send the design down two and a bit left for approval. No sense having something that won't run. :P

 

 

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First order  of business is to make the engine fit in a car which wasn't designed for it.

 

To gain a bit of longitudinal clearance I removed a protuberance from the bulkhead and the fan bearing housing. It won't have an engine mounted fan anyway.

 

 

Since we won't be going anywhere near LeMans speeds, I opened up the underpan (or is it undertray?)  to provide clearance for the transaxle.

 

With the transaxle located by a rod we can now refine the clearance requirements for the engine.

 

 

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Opened up the bulkhead to clear the top front of the engine. will build up around it.


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Built up the Packard's exhaust manifold to accept the exhaust turbine flange width. Mocked up the turbos, sort of.


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Decided to adapt this layout. The compressors feed into a single port on the intake manifold. The exhaust will come from two ports on the outside of the exhaust manifold. The pop-off tube will have to be redirected to the exhaust pipes.


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Is this one rad or two rads?


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Fashioned some ports for the edge of the exhaust manifold.


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Modifying the stock car's fuel cell to fit.


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A short investigation on the internet hints at there being only one rad, so two lines. Got the plumbing tools out.


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More hacking and slashing at the bulkheads. 


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Still playing with clearances. Had to remove some ductwork off the top of the body. Reminds me of the hood on Eric McLeod's Duesenberg.

 


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Made some motor mounts


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Some real good imagineering going on here. 

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The inlets to the turbos are currently connected to each other with that short piece of tubing. I'm interested in seeing how you route the inlet air to that tube. Are you going to try to match up an inlet tube with the existing duct on the top/front of the rear cover? That will be a cool setup when you're finished! 

Mike 

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