PT Boat Forum


Moderated by: Dick, Jeff D

The PT Boat Forum ª PT Boats of WWII ª  PT Boats - General

Next Page | Page: 1 of 3

Back to Topic Index Page 186 | Replies: 23 | Pages: [1] 2 3

 Author  Topic: PACKARD ENGINE PHOTO'S
Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Dec 3, 2007 - 8:32am
Here is a look at my restored V-12 Packard Marine Engine. This is a 1500 H.P. engine. The cart that it sits on is an old vintage Bomb Cart from the Viet-Nam War, and was modified by my friend to except the engine. This photo was taken at a Military Show in 2006.








Total Posts: 3179 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

Will Day

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Will Day   Send Email To Will Day Posted on: Dec 3, 2007 - 3:21pm
Lookin' good, Frank!

Will

Total Posts: 1904 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm | IP Logged

newsnerd99

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Dec 4, 2007 - 12:46am
That bomb dolly is perfect! It looks great. How do you roll it around to different shows? Trailer?

Grandson of James J Stanton
RON 15 PT-209
RON 23 PT-243
Check out: www.pistolpackinmama.net

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Dec 4, 2007 - 1:19am
Yes
My friends have car trailers with electric winch. We just back it up, hook up the winch, roll it on and take her where she needs to go. The tires are amazing, they hardley ever need air and roll nicely along. Don't get me wrong, it's still pretty heavy to try and push it by yourself ( you can't do it) but as you can see it looks nice as a display.


Total Posts: 3179 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

Drew Cook

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Dec 4, 2007 - 4:49pm
Beautiful, Frank.

You're doing (and have been doing) a great job of keeping the World War II PT Boats "alive" with all your efforts.

Well done, and thank you, sir!


Total Posts: 1257 | Joined: Oct 19, 2006 - 10:44am | IP Logged

Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Dec 8, 2007 - 7:53am
We now have plans to get her up and running sometime in the Summer. That should make the neighbors jump a bit..............


Total Posts: 3179 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

aronhk

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Dec 10, 2007 - 7:34pm
Frank......it's beautiful. Now you just need two more and an eighty foot wood boat.........why do we never hear of someone opening the doors to the barn on an old farm to find a familiar shape hidden by the dust and cobwebs?........lol.

Anyway, the local police station is likely to get calls if you start that thing up.......everything from lions roaring in their backyards to UFOs making a thunderous noise. But I'd love to be there when you do it...lol

I hope you live near an airport.....you're going to need to run a hose straight from the avgas filling station to your property.


Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Dec 10, 2007 - 10:38pm
Aron

You are correct in that the noise should wake up most folks in a 100 mile radious, lol, but it will be worth it to once again hear that wonderful growl from an Historic engine.


Total Posts: 3179 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

  Jerry Gilmartin

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Dec 11, 2007 - 9:17am
Hello everyone,

While we run the three V12 Packards on the PT658, we are burning about 65 gallons per hour per engine at cruising rpm's of 1500. The consumption rate increases a whole lot at top rpms (2800) up to about 170 gph per engine. We are able to run them on 91 octane gas but are limited to a lower manifold pressure of 35 inches compared to 50 inches when using 100 octane. Just FYI Jerry

Here is a photo from yesterday when we took the boat out of the water for some much needed underwater maintenance work.




Jerry Gilmartin

Total Posts: 1230 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm | IP Logged

Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Dec 11, 2007 - 5:30pm
Jerry

Thanks for the awesome photographs of the boat. It sends shivers down my spine. The photo's could pass for some 60 years ago when the boats were taken out of the water and put back in. Is the cradle taken from the original design? What is next now that the boat has been removed.............


Total Posts: 3179 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

Next Page

Pages: [1] 2 3


Lock Topic

 

Forum Legend

New Member

Reply to topic

More than 25 posts | Full Member

Reply to topic with quoted message

More than 50 posts | Advanced Member

Edit Message

More than 150 posts | MASTER

View profile

More than 300 posts | TOP BOSS

Email member