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    1951 DeSoto


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    Vintage electronics, automobiles, and metal working.

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  1. I messaged two ebay sellers about such a thing. One of them in red bluff ca, which is not a crazy huge distance from where I'm at.
  2. Marc I do have the M6 transmission. Unfortunately I do not have a fluid coupling unit to go with it. The PO sold the fluid coupling out of my car to a local shop who's working on a '49 DeSoto. The shop swapped the coupling because it leaked but now it doesn't and they still have the coupling (out of the '49) laying around. My plan is to get them to sell me the fluid coupling so I can keep it original. The back up plan, If I can't obtain the coupling would be to get the trans out of that "48 Plymouth. Correct me if I'm wrong but I felt it would bolt up easy and I'd still be keeping it mopar without any fabrication. My landlord has a '46 fluid drive desoto. Its totally rotten but its drivetrain is complete. Unfortunately he thinks he's gonna do something with it and I know he won't. The right amount of money might pursue him though to sell me the parts out of it.
  3. Heres the car by the way guys. Theres some floor panel repair that needs to be done but I have some 16 gauge sheet metal and welder so Im not scared. Did they chrome these bumpers or is it stainless steel?
  4. It looks like a fair amount of parts will be coming from him, which is fine. Im glad I can still get parts for this old girl. If I could not locate a fluid coupling and went with the trans out of a '48 plymouth, what trans did those use? As in did they use a borg warner 3 speed or was it an in house design? Also would I need the plymouths drive shaft? Thanks a lot guys!
  5. Well I have a lead on a fluid coupling out of a '49 DeSoto, the engine and trans from a '48 Plymouth, and of course I could probably talk my land lord out of the engine and trans out of his '46. Where do we get U joints for these cars?
  6. Hey Dodgeb4ya, local seller has a '52 Hemi out of a dodge car with the trans. I believe it might have the fluid drive unit. Wouldn't that work too if it is a fluid drive unit?
  7. I would only need the coupling unit out of the '46. I want to use the original trans to the car if I can get that fluid coupling. Theres a trans/engine combo out of a '48 Plymouth that is for sale locally. The owner said he thought it was a three speed. Would that bellhousing and trans bolt up?
  8. My landlord has a rotted out '46 desoto with an intact engine and trans. Wouldn't the fluid coupling/clutch pack out of that bolt up to my car?
  9. This is what I have. Theres a serial number beginning with S15 on it. It has autolite 6v solenoids on it. I have a local contact who has the engine/transmission combo out of his dads '48 Plymouth. He said he recalls it being a standard 3 speed column shift. Cant I take that bellhousing and trans and bolt it up to my 51 desoto's flat six? My landlord has a 1946 desoto Deluxe fluid drive car. Its completely shot but the engine and trans are complete. The fluid coupling out of that would work for my '51 right?
  10. Would this be the M5 trans? It has autolite 6v solenoids and S15 prefix machined number by the gear shift lever.
  11. Yeah thats where that number is stamped, on a machined boss. Thank you.
  12. The engine is free now. Ive successfully pulled out all six rods&pistons. The crank journals are smooth. Theres some lip on all 6 cylinder walls about 1/4th of an inch down from the cylinder head surface. Its un even in all cylinders. Other then that the cylinder walls are smooth the rest of the way down. Rod and main bearings have what look like light pitting and look sort of dull. One main bearing looks like the babbits worn through to copper or something. The cam shaft has no physical damage but some spots have a brownish discoloration possibly from a lack of oil. Crank and cam move freely and the valves pop up and down accordingly. There is nothing binding.
  13. What does the fluid coupling look like? I think I might be missing it. I have the trans. It has three solenoid looking things on it.
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