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Packard Dream Rod
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I found this on the internet today. This car was built by Rodney Rucker and is named Dream Rod. The engine of the car is a Packard marine engine 2500 cubic inch v12 super charged making 2000 horsepower.


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Posted on: 2009/6/12 15:47
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Re: Packard Dream Rod
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Looks a lot like Jay Leno's car with the air-cooled V-12 tank engine. He had it at Pebble Beach in 2008. What a monster. He remarked that much engine work had been done, including (I think) adding a couple of turbos. He claimed they more than doubled the MPG from 2 or 3 to 4 or 6. Now, that's a green machine!

Posted on: 2009/6/12 15:53
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Re: Packard Dream Rod
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The Packard engine puts out about 250 horse power more than Leno's tank car. The Packard engine puts out 3000lbs of torque.

I think this baby is really KOOL

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Posted on: 2009/6/12 16:09
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Re: Packard Dream Rod
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That is freak'n awesome! Thanks for posting.

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Re: Packard Dream Rod
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My dads WW2 Canadian Navy Motor Torpedo Boat used 4 of these engines.

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Re: Packard Dream Rod
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Here is a good picture of what is sitting on top of the radiator shell.


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Posted on: 2009/6/12 19:01
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Clipper47: Thanks for showing a picture of the boat your father served on. Do you know the name of the boat?

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Dave, thanks for the photo. I have down loaded it.

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John, It is simply 735, no name, 65th Flotilla Royal Canadian Navy. Your welcome.

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Re: Packard Dream Rod
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The Royal Canadian Navy boats had 4 pac-12's? Wow! I guess our American pt boats with 3 have been 1 up'd! know of any place we can find books or more info on the horthern boats?

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