Engine Line Up – 1956 Hudson Part III (Packard Engine in a Hudson?) Update

Additional update:

According to The Standard Catalog of American Motors 1902-1987, the AMC V8 was introduced on March 5 (1956) in a new model called the Hornet Special.  It displaced 250 cu. in.  The 2 V8 engines were sold side-by-side until October 25, when the 1957 models were introduced.  The 1957 cars, all of which were called "Hornets", came _only_ with the 327 cu. in. AMC V8 (the Hudson and Nash 6 cylinder engines were no longer available).
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From over on Antique Automobile Club of America.

http://forums.aaca.org/f169/engine-line-up-1956-hudson-part-340657.html#post1104154

Kevin wrote:

Quote Originally Posted by misterc9 View Post
AMC bought V8 engines and automatic transmissions from Packard. They installed them in Nash and Hudson cars in 55 and 56. Their own AMC V8 was ready for 57 so I think they only used their own engines from 57 on.

Kevin

56 Hornet

Thanks Kevin.

Tim

Automakers World War II Efforts – Nash

Does time fly or what?  I started this series last year and is the next installment.

As you know the US government asked and eventually forced the auto industry to contribute to the war effort.  This series is to highlight some of the major contributions.  This time is Nash.

As many know Nash was a premier car manufacturer prior to the war.

Here is their 1942 Nash Ambassador

During the war Nash used it plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin to produce engines for (among others) my favorite aircraft of all time…the Corsair.

The WWII Corsair.

 

Nash build the Pratt & Whitney engines that powered this awesome aircraft.

 

Nash produced Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Engine

 

There work force consisted mainly of women.

Here they are being sworn in at the WI Plant

 

Late on Nash would morph into the American Motors Company (AMC).

 

Thanks for reading

Tim