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Yesterday 08:51 PM
Originally Posted by Dragonoake View Post
You never said it was in a car .....
Your absolutly correct. I never said it was in a car.

It's not in a airplane either.

No one has got it right except a secret PM'er.

Yesterday 07:48 PM
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Go back and read the question I asked.
You never said it was in a car .....
Yesterday 05:55 PM
boothboy All of those manufactures used v8's Including Antoinette in1902. Cadillac in 1914. Packard didn't produce a V8 until 1955 and Hudson really never built their own V8. They used the Packard V8 also in 1955.

Go back and read the question I asked.

Yesterday 04:59 PM
496CHEVY3100 I know Chevrolet had a V8 1917-1919 then discontinued but I had a picture of a Caddilac thet had individual cyls like a motorcycle I think 1906 for automotive use ,but not sure ,???

1902 for aircraft be the French ,,antiinette ??
Yesterday 04:50 PM
Trophyman I would think Cadillac, Hudson or Packard. Somebody like that with the big uns.
Yesterday 11:12 AM
boothboy Hey Bob ! Good to hear from you again!

Nope not Chevy.

Yesterday 10:50 AM
35terraplane I think it was chevy?

Yesterday 10:42 AM
boothboy Well Brian didn't follow up with a question so I'll ask one. I just ran across a very interesting article about Detroit and it's automobile heritage. That prompts me to ask all of you bright automobile aficionado's the following query.
What was Detroit's first V-8 and who used it?


Inquiring minds want to know.
04-11-2014 03:14 PM
MARTINSR I think I have that Custom Cars issue, that's probably why it rang a little bell in my head.

04-11-2014 03:00 PM
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
My brother bought it on ebay, he's making a motorcycle that will be powered by it.
I was thinking it was about the right size for that
I understand Frost King used the engines to power their reefers; and Fageol, Crofton, and possibly Homelite stood them on end for use in out-board boat motors
04-11-2014 02:43 PM
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I don't recognize the car but Joe Bailon jumps out.
Yeah, it pretty well screams Bailon
The car blew me away when it first showed up in a magazine in the mid-80's

A little more info on it:
Jim Doyle's 1952 Mercury - Kustomrama
04-11-2014 02:10 PM
MARTINSR I don't recognize the car but Joe Bailon jumps out.

04-11-2014 01:37 PM
Dragonoake This is considered to be one of the best examples of a particular builder's style in the late-50's.
Who was it?
04-11-2014 11:28 AM
496CHEVY3100 I think the only Crosley I ever saw was like this ,a friends father had one in the late 60s he took it apart and never got it back together sold it as junk
04-11-2014 11:15 AM
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I guess All were not ,LOL
The 40's copper brazed blocks might have had a different setup than the 50's cast iron blocks
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