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  1. I could really use some assistance concerning the 52 Dodge 230 flathead 6 engine oil pressure lines. I have read just about everything that is available concerning pumps and filters (spin-on vs factory canister, etc.) but have not been able to find anything about the size of the oil lines that run from the engine pressure galley to the top of the stock oil filter canister. The current fittings are 1/8 NPT with small compression metal tubes to the filter and from the filter. My questions are: 1. Are these tubes made small to maintain oil pressure? 2. Can I increase the tube size using 1/8 NPT fittings and run 4AN flex lines to and from the filter? 3. Does it matter which outlet on the block the oil is taken from going to the filter? 4. How does the oil relief valve function and is it advisable to mess with the spring pressure? Many thanks in advance and any assistance.
  2. Is there anyone that has taken on a correct restoration of a 51 coronet club coupe? I am trying to find the correct color info on the column and shift arm, the window trim and the color code... For the car. This is the same color and interior as mine was new. I'm also trying to locate door sills. The rubber ones
  3. Hello everyone. I'm new to the site, and don't have any auto repair experience. I'm kinda diving in blind into the hobby, and might be asking a lot of dumb questions, so I hope you'll have patience with me. I purchased a 1951 Dodge Coronet with the Gyromatic transmission. It's been sitting in a barn since about 1984, 25,000 original miles. Interior is in pretty sad shape. It starts, runs and stops, but almost ALL the wiring insulation has been eaten by mice. A lot of the electrical things aren't working on it, and I hope most of that is due to the wiring being bad. The battery drains overnight while parked, so I know I have at least one major short somewhere. Breaks are ok, manual shifting works, but I'm not hearing the "Click" or "Clunk" for the Gyromatic. Running lights, horn, and the heater motor work, but the headlights, interior lights, panel lights, and the windshield wipers aren't working. One thing I can't seem to find a consensus on is what gauge wiring to buy. I found an online store that sells cloth covered wire for about a buck a foot. https://enginebarn.myshopify.com/search?q=Cloth+Covered+Wire&x=0&y=0 Some people have told me that for the best performance I should use 10 gauge for everything on these old 6V positive ground systems, but I worry about not having enough room for the wires to fit through the firewall. I have a service manual on order, but I'd like to buy the wire now so I have it ready when the manual comes. Any recommendations or tips about the wiring?
  4. Hey Guys I need your help. I've got a D-42 engine sitting in my 51 Willys pickup that appears to be in great shape (all parts and pieces are there and turns freely). I'd like to get her fired off and be able to order parts for her if/when needed. My delima is that I can't seem to find any serial number listings for this engine. The Serial Number on the engine block is: D42-37III4. Yep, that's correct - 3 7 capital I, captial I, capital I, 4. These are not overstrikes, they are the actual, original stamped letters within this serial number. Am I looking at an Industrial engine??? Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'll get a photo up soon or can email to anyone that wants to see it for reference. THANKS ALL! Respectfully, Bobby Major, U.S. Army
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