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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, March 6, 2020 9:40 AM

I saw that old Packard plant on an "Aerial America" show not too long ago, and "Looking like the Luftwaffe bombed it!" doesn't tell the half of it.  No maintanance on a regular basis, plus scavengers swarming through it like ants stealing anything they could sell for scrap and it doesn't take long for a building to go to hell.  It's a mess.

The city of Detroit doesn't know what to do with it.  It's probably doomed at some point, casual observation tells me it's past the point of no return. 

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Friday, March 6, 2020 10:12 AM


FWIW, Onan was bought by Cummins somewhere in the 1980's. One reason for the purchase was that Onan was making diesel engines for electric power generation. One of these designs ended up being slected by Chrysler for use in the Dodge pick-up trucks.


Yes, once Cummins took over, they quickly backed out of the small engine market except for their own generator sets. Prior to that Onan was the preferred two cylinder engine in all the higher end garden tractors and compact utility tractors of that time.




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