Jim Ober's Golden Hawk runs!!
Last Tuesday, April 10th, Jim Ober, Bob Anderson and Howard Brown started the freshly rebuilt Packard V8 in Jim's '56 Golden Hawk.
After priming the engine by running the oil pump with a drill motor, we installed the distributor, set the timing, primed the carburetor and "hit the starter". After a gentle cough, the engine fired and sounded strong right away. No leaks (water or oil) great oil pressure (45-60 lbs.) and no smoke or weird noises. Now a few minor issues need to be resolved; 4 speed shift linkage, clutch adjustment, a slight exhaust leak, etc. and the car will be back on the road.