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  2. greg g

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    A few years back the folks at Vintage Power Wagons were selling what were essentially Mopar flathead crate motors. They had sourced them as surplus items made available by the Isreali Military forces. Apparently their forces realized that old Chrysler military vehicles had reached the end of their effectiveness and were phased out. This rendered their inventory of reserve/rebuilt engines surplus and they sold them off. Dont know if they were all 23.5 inches or 25's don't know how many the bought or how many were sold or if they have any left but you might be able to get some information through them regarding translating the tags. I believe there might be some searchable discussion on this forum concerning them.
  3. Just sucks a little oil on long decels. After reading through all these it might just be a flaw in my design but the draft tube rarely dripped oil, who knows. Also the breather on the drivers side seems to be doing more “breathing” during a long freeway drive at speed. ~70 mph. Never did this before the PCV mod. Compression is good, fairly fresh rebuild.
  4. Here is one like mine. Water connections go through knock out hols in the fire wall. Bolts through fire wall with an angles spacer. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1946-1947-1948-Plymouth-P15-Dodge-D24-Power-Wagon-Mopar-Deluxe-Model-36-heater/254113709824?hash=item3b2a5b7f00:g:~NoAAOSwRYNcXMHX&redirect=mobile
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  6. Dodgeb4ya

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    Could be the job #
  7. Dustin

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    So it is an overhaul tag? Is the 11981 the date or something else.
  8. Dodgeb4ya

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    The three numbers( .000 ) probably are Rod, main and Bore under over sizes.
  9. Dustin

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    Do you know what the numbers on the big tag are for? I was thinking mill specs.
  10. Just noticed this thread on the AACA web site: https://forums.aaca.org/topic/327261-high-compression-head-for-28-std-six/ The car owner wanted a higher compression head but wanted to be able to return the car to totally stock in the future. So that ruled out milling the original head. If I read the follow on correctly, he did the milling on an old non-CNC machine so I guess he is pretty talented.
  11. That's a 25" block. Neither is really better but the 25 usually is bigger CI.
  12. https://www.almabolt.com/pages/catalog/bolts/tighteningtorque.ht Think I torqued mine to 18lb/ft. I don’t recall a torque spec in the book either, but torque specs should hold from application to application. Just follow a torque schedle like the above.
  13. Mark D

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    Hebrew, but you’ll have to find someone else to translate.
  14. Dustin

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    What is the little tag for and what's the language? Also I'm assuming this engine has been gone through. It looks like the main tag has been reattached. And what info do they give? The black writing is worn off.
  15. Some time ago I posted a topic about soviet copy of Flathead six, which then turned to OHV 4 etc. In one of improvements, it was equipped with enclosed crankcase, without PCV. The oil filling tube was simply elongated, and then, via rubber hose, connected to air filter, to the "filtered" side. The breather was also connected to air filter, but to "non - filtered" side. It's probably the simplest way of removing fumes from underneeth the car. Noone ever complained about it; I've never heard of problems with sucking oil out of engine or backfire problems, even though many of these cars ran on very low quality LPG instalations. And that's how it looked like:
  16. I grew up working on my uncle’s farm every summer, where my older cousin got me into old cars, much to my parent’s chagrin. My cousin had a 1940 Plymouth Road King which he gave to me, but because of a lack of funds (I was seventeen at the time), I, in turn gave the car to another cousin, vowing to have another one some day. Well, fast forward about fifty years, several sports cars, motorcycles and old cars, family cars and vans, I was finally able to purchase about five years ago, another Plymouth - this time, a 1950 Deluxe, that I bought from a friend of my brother’s. The car is a survivor, mostly original (which is how I intend to keep it) with 41000 miles on the odometer. All it needed were new brakes and new tires and since buying the car, I have also had the water pump rebuilt and replaced the thermostat. I really like this car and enjoy driving it whenever weather permits.
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  18. Thanks, for the responses and knowledge.
  19. My first "old car was a 54 Ford Customline 4 door I bought in '09. It was six with an automatic. Nice car but a lot of floor cancer. While riding to breakfast in my buddy's '48 P-15 coupe (2014 Daytona Turkey Run), I thought while looking through the split windshield that I had to have on. So I sold the Ford and bought my '49 Coroner 4 door the next spring. No regrets, the flathead has more pep than the 223 in. Ford six.
  20. My first set of wheels was home made by me in 1959 when I was 11. Then when I was 16 I spotted this car in a field and the shape still appealed to me.
  21. I attended vintage car show in Vegas a few years ago. I felt the time was right to get into the vintage car scene. I’ve always loved old cars. My kids were now grown up. It was time to start looking. Originally I wanted post-WW2 type. I like the design. I found a really clean 1953 Chrysler. Lots of chrome. Good price! I bit, and went for it. I’ve been really enjoying it. The whole plan worked out well. As you can see, I did not have a certain car in mind. I was attracted to its looks, price and nostalgia I guess. With one car being so fun, only way to have more fun is two cars. Right? I have been looking at other vintage car options for probably the past 6-8 months. Several options caught my attention. They never worked out for various reasons. Then, another Mopar struck me. Everything felt right and the deal fell together nicely. Pre WW2 this time. It seemed like the right fit for me. I bought it. So that’s two old cars in a row for me with no real significance. I have no idea if my Grandparents had one of either car or not. The way I see it....These cars will be of considerable significance to my sons or potential further offspring! If I’m lucky.
  22. Here's my 49 b1f in progress start and now.
  23. Been into P23's my whole life. My father had a '52 Cambridge that he bought new and that brought me home from the hospital. Lots of good memories associated with that car. I have one just like it, only about 1200 VIN's away from the original one. I also have a '51 business coupe that's just like one owned by a local business when I was very young. Now if I could only get them roadworthy.....
  24. Inherited. I'd give 'em back for my Dad.
  25. How about the pcv valve that vpw sells just for mopar flat 6,s. DJ
  26. Hello everyone! I posted a similar question outside of this thread, but what about the chevy 500 series gear box? Another forum mentioned this power steering gearbox being almost a bolt in with a V8 swap...stated the splines matched up as well.
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