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CJ Willis

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Jerry that is a very good explanation of the Packard sounds. I have heard them many times both Elco and Higgins but never in the engine room. Just on deck. I used to love to hear Elcos start with open exhaust. You sure knew when they fired up when tied next to them. The Higgins under water exhaust sound was much more muffled. Not nearly as loud. When an Elco backfired it sounded like a shotgun and would throw a flame of fire out the exhaust. They were responsible for several fuel dock fires. Being a Higgins man, the open exhaust was one of the few things I liked better about the Elcos.

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