WWII Packard 4M2500

This is the newly rebuilt Packard almost ready to go back in the Antique Boat Museums 48 foot “runabout” Pardon Me.  She simply purrs now at a 400 rpm idle.  About 1650 HP and burns 50 gallons of AVGAS at 2100 rpm.  Look at the camshafts.  Design on this monster engine started in 1934.  She weighs in about 3950 lbs including gearbox

Regards
Dave Richardson

Dixie

Dixie

Dixie photo from MotorBoating magazine Oct 1909 p4.
Thanks to Dave Richardson for sending in!

PDQ II

Pretty Damn Quick II

1912…Pretty Dam Quick II owned by A. G. Miles testing at speed on the St. Lawrence River just off Alexandria Bay. Winner of the 1912 Gold Cup at 36.8 MPH.
I can see his former summer home from my office window.
Regards, Dave Richardson