Packard Marine V8 conversions

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Packard8
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Packard Marine V8 conversions

Post by Packard8 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:59 pm

Hi folks,

I have a 1955 V8 marine conversion done by Andres Marine, Stockton CA. I have seen Stokes conversions but not another Andres model. It has stainless steel exhaust manifolds, dual thermostats, copper water plumbing and an extended oilpan with an internal oil cooler. I am in the process of restoration and appreciate any info on this engine, specifically info on the raw water pump which is missing. Photos below.

Thanks!

John
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Re: Packard Marine V8 conversions

Post by Packard8 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:10 pm

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Re: Packard Marine V8 conversions

Post by frank231 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:57 am

Packard V8 marine engine is basically two straight 4 engines which are together in such a way that thay sharing a
common crankshaft. They are consists of eight cylinders which are mounted on the crankcase of four cylinders in
both of its banks.

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Re: Packard Marine V8 conversions

Post by JWL115C » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:01 am

Looks like a converted Packard automobile V-8 engine to me.

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Re: Packard Marine V8 conversions

Post by Dave Czirr » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:34 am

That's exactly what it is. Here's a Stokes conversion of a Packard 352 V8 being readied for shipment to one of the Packard museums. It's a better photo and easier to see the details.
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Re: Packard Marine V8 conversions

Post by JWL115C » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:09 pm

Please correct me if I am mistaken, but the flat or 180 deg 4-cyl crankshafts for V-8s went away a long time ago. Although, I seem to recall that there were some use of this design used for performance engines. Certainly not the case for the post-war V-8 Packard marine engines.

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Re: Packard Marine V8 conversions

Post by Dave Czirr » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:10 pm

Not an area I know much about but to my limited knowledge the last such crankshaft for a V8 (any later performance engines excepted) was the very first iteration of the Cadillac V8. Packard likewise after some initial experience with the Single Eight changed the crankshaft from an 4-4 arrangement to a 2-4-2 arrangement for the 3rd Series.

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