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  RANDY SMITH

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Engine test at NRE Bellchase LA

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We had dynamometer problems ,it would not hold over 930 hp at 1/4 throttle for 30 minute.


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Sorry to hear that, Randy- hope the problems aren't serious- please keep us posted.

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  RANDY SMITH

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The Dyno is the problem, not the engines It was a left hand rotation dyno we have right hand rotation engines . The engines will run up but the water brake would not load more than 930 hp , We were at 930 and barley running boost.


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Randy, your post brings to mind 2 questions. If you don't mind.

1- Were all 3 engines right hand rotating? I'd have thought that at least one was a left hand rotating engine. But then thinking has not always been my strong suit.

2 - In general what was done to the Packards to raise HP from 1200 in early configurations to 1500 by wars end? Supercharger added?

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RANDY SMITH

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Rick
Yes all three of the Packards were right hand rotation. The change in the hp was the gear ratio in the supercharger,


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Randy;
Once you guys get the test equipment sorted out you will get the readings you want, charge on....move forward! Easy day you guy got this!
Take care,
TED


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