1954-01-01

The New Packard Lightweight Diesel Engines 540248

THE new Packard automotive diesel engine is reported to feature reductions in weight and space occupied, while maintaining good life expectancy.
It is available in 6-cyl in-line, V8, V12, and V16 models. These models all have a large number of interchangeable parts. They all have the same bore and stroke.
According to the authors, noteworthy points of these engines include:
  1. 1.
    Extensive use of aluminum.
  2. 2.
    Turbosupercharging.
  3. 3.
    One-piece cylinder and head assembly.
  4. 4.
    Four valves per cylinder, with stellite seating surfaces on valves and seats in the head.

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