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  1. Hi Everyone and thanks for the responses. The car is definitely a US model as depicted by the Build tag on the firewall and was exported to South Africa, the engine number starts D14 so by the quite detailed info B Watson has provided I would say the engine might be a 201.3. As I have stated unfortunately the car is still in storage so I can not measure any detail or easily get more info at present, but I'm hoping to get "possession" of it very soon. I will post pics once its out of its storage and its gradual revival. Regards JJ
  2. Andyd, Sorry about the confusion yes you stated before that there were 2 differing engine sizes ie plymouth/dodge or desoto/chrysler. I haven't yet been able to measure the head length yet as the car is in storage not nearby but will try to get this. According to some info from the Classic Car Database http://www.classiccardatabase.com the vehicle i have may be a Dodge Deluxe D15 Special Club Coupe? As you can probably tell I'm still trying to gather what information i can so sorry if im a bit slow here. The data from this web site states that the car may have a 217.8 engine??? but this states that the wheelbase is 119inches. But i thought the D15 coupe was 117inch wheel base. Hopefully i will soon have the answer to what engine i have? A 217.8, 218 or a 201.3?? Thanka again for the help. JJ
  3. Hi Thanks fro the technical info here. The one issue that i seem to have is the verification of the engine size. According to the "Standard Catelohue for Chrysler 1914-2000 the export car has a 218cu in. 84 hp engine. while your info says 201.3? I'm definitely no expert and using only the info you, others and books available can offer but this one is confusing. Any further help greatly appreciated. JJ
  4. Hi Thanks for all this info. Looks like I have a D15 ASC one of 122 rhd made for export. There is no LC near the engine no. so mine might be the regular compression engine as you have stated. Haven't heard anything back from the Chrysler Historical people yet but you guys on here are definitely a grand source of really useful info. Regards John
  5. Andy thanks for the further info Andy Thanks for the information and I will definitely let you know if I intend parting with any parts I have got the Chrysler catalog but the reprinted version but hadn't read it properly. Take Care John
  6. Andy The car originated from South Africa and is indeed rhd. and i have attached some more photos here. Im looking forward to getting the car at least road worthy so it can be enjoyed. i will keep you all update on my progress and probably more questions on parts etc. etc
  7. Hi Thanks fro all the info here i will be contacting the Historical Service asap. Regards John
  8. Hi Andy, Unfortunately the information i have is very limited due to a relative mislaying all the documents and im trying to piece all the information i can from every and any source available. The car does have seats in the rear so the ASC i would presume correct. So following your information above im quite sure the car built was built in USA as there is a tag that says Detroit Michigan on it above the body number so it should have a 23" long 3 & 1/4 bore 217.8 cubic inch engine, 87bhp. Therefore the car should be 3569cc. Would the model be called a D15 or was there any dirivative ie business coupe, deluxe or other? Thanks again for the help so far and any further. John
  9. Hi All Thanks for all the replies. Seems like there is plenty of knowledge amongst you all to assist in my quest for info. The engine number is D14 - 44910. The body number is D14 4058 ASC and the serial number is 3937522. From the serial number i have ascertained that the car was produced in 1940 as the info i have points to D15 US made (having S. Nos from 3934901 to 3939123, with mine being in the middle of this range.) "Fat Bottom Girl" you have stated that the Chrysler History Group might be able to provide more info, do you have a web site or contact address for them? Again thanks to you all and anyone else that might have more info. Attached a couple of photos of how the car currently looks and the engine bay. JJ
  10. Hi I trying to get some details together for my 1940 Dodge D15 coupe to aid its UK registration. Does anyone know what the engine capacity would be. Sorry if its simple but i have no documents and my troll of the web hasn't provide me with any answers. I have the engine no but cant find any links that might provide me with its CC. Any help from the wiser ones out there greatly appreciated.
  11. Hi Andy, Thanks for your reply you certainly know your stuff on Dodges etc. I'm sure in time I will know a little more but with your knowledge and others no doubt my info file will grow. Here is a picture of when it was in great condition in South Africa and a couple more that I have of the car at present. I hope to get it back to somewhere near to the SA condition atr some point. My first task is to get it up and running! Thanks and Take Care John
  12. Hi AndyD, Thanks for your reply. Im currently trying to get the Uk registration process sorted and the more information i can get the better/easier it maybe. I have no physical proof that the car is a 1940 however the serial number seems to point that way. From what i have previously gained from the web is that exports were called D15, (as per the extract above??) however the engine number on this car starts D14 and as you can see so does the body number. I understand that the ASC stands for auxiliary seat coupe however i do not know what the 4058 stands for. Hopefully when i submit the forms to our DVLA they will then issue me with a new registration document and appropriate age license plate. Any relevant technical info anyone has would be of a great help. Regards JohnG
  13. Hi All, new to this site and residing in the UK and looking for help. I am taking on a D15 Dodge Coupe from my uncle but unfortunately he has lost all the paperwork for the car. I know the car is a 1940 but would like to know when it was built. I have the engine, serial and body nos and these point to a D15 coupe. ie D14 but export model. The exact model specification I'm a little unsure but its a right hand drive and my uncle imported from South Africa over 20 years ago. If anyone can point me in the right direction i would appreciate it. Regards John
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