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About dpollo

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    Vancouver Island BC
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    Chrysler products, farm machinery, off grid power
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    in process 52 Dodge convertible . Finished : 35 Ply. coupe, 40 Ply. coupe 50 Ply sedan, 51 Ply Convertible 52 Fargo half ton , 28 Chrys roadster

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    have never been without a Plymouth or Dodge six since 1956
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  1. dpollo


    something strange because if the one -two shift works in low range, the same gears are in use for three-four. Maybe Dodge b4ya will know
  2. Mel

    HI Zen Master - you recently responded to my post regarding the S/N on my D10.  Thanks again for that.  Do you have any info on the D10 engine, or a source for me to look it up?  The info that I have from Bill (aka Chrycoman) is that it is a 25" block, with a 3.375" bore and a 3.55 displacement for a 201.3 cid and 82 hp.  When I look up these engines in Wikipedia it states that the 201 cid is actually a D8  engine with some Cdn models being built, but I cannot find a listing for an actual D10.  Any hints or breadcrumbs you might have for me to follow would be awesome.


    As an aside, my S/N on the pillar is #9482539 making it the 4,423rd D10 built, with the Body No. 322 meaning it was the 322nd D10 Business Coupe, which is all good info, but not complete yet without my knowing what engine went into the vehicle.  I am still struggling with the Paint Code 1507 which apparently was "Riviera Blue".




    Mel Kotyk


    1. dpollo


      If your D10 has a 25 inch engine (measured along the cylinder head) it has a Canadian 201 which has a 3 3/8 bore and a 3 3/4 inch stroke.  I have driven one and it ran much the same as any other . With the shortest stroke in the whole engine lineup I have always wondered if it had more potential as a high revving unit.   This engine shares gaskets and seals as well as valves and bearings with all 25 inch engines including the 251.    It shares nothing except the timing chain and oil pump with the 3 1/8 bore 201.


      The reason for its existence is that Canada started building engines in mid 38 and it made economic sense to use the same block in all applications.

  3. dpollo

    S/N on frame

    D10C 1766 was the number of the original engine. The other numbers are just part numbers. Separate segments of the frame could be obtained for collision repair. Your car's serial number is on a tag on the right hand A pillar. A body number and trim code can be found on the firewall. (canada)
  4. try Michael Warsaw Vintage American Parts Company
  5. on all Chrysler built flathead sixes the distributor drive fits into a slot. It can go in only 2 ways. The drive gear is on the oil pump. If assembled correctly, #1 wire will be at 7 0'clock on the cap. No matter what brand of plug you get, do not use extended tips.
  6. you can remove the side cover without having to remove the transmission
  7. J 12 Y have extended tips and were used in Chevrolet sixes. A J12 would be the plug used by Plymouth. Your intake valves hammered all the gaps closed the first time you cranked the engine . no gap no spark no start,
  8. some had a felt ring in this area. some didn't;. I just did brakes on a 52 and there was nothing there except the shape of this area had prevented oily residue from leakage around the hub seal from running down the "brake support assembly" and contaminating the linings
  9. sounds to me like a plugged muffler. the vacuum gauge mentioned earlier will reveal that problem with a low reading when you open the throttle. check the tail pipe where it kicks up over the rear axle. sometimes they get bent almost shut if the car has been reversed into something solid.
  10. remove the entire petcock from the block with a 9/16 wrench. Chances are you will have to insert a wire probe to start things moving.
  11. How many modern cars have a mascot over the radiator ? Mercedes ? I have several books on the subject by James R Colwill . One is "The Automotive Mascot Worldwide isbn 978-0-9738866-3-4 Highly recommended. as for the car pictured 37 Chevrolet Coach (2dr sedan)
  12. when I have made this gasket I have not bothered with that hole. The factory gasket has a slot running south from the bearing retainer, I always cut that one since it maybe allows any stray oil to escape.
  13. if the upper shift rail hole is not covered, or surrounded, by a gasket, oil will leak from this area.
  14. Many early AC pumps used the same diaphragm. A kit can be obtained for early Ford V8 s which will yield the necessary parts. I too had the pin problem on my 37 Plymouth and that was on a pump which I bought in 1968.
  15. there should be a gasket between the trans and the bell housing. The trans vents along the input shaft and bearing retainer.
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