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This is probably  more for the Canadian followers but today I picked up an engine to use as a spare if needed. This engine will need some grooming I am sure and would only be used as a back up if needed. It is a 25" block and according to the seller came from a 1947 Plymouth convertible that is currently being rodded! The interesting information for this engine is the serial # begins with a T112- which is totally different than my 46 Dodge which begins with the qualifier D and then the model # 25C. Does anyone have any literature on engine numbers for 40's Plymouths that indicate a letter prefix of T? Also of interest was a tin medallion that was riveted to the side of the block. It shows a rebuild in Winnipeg Manitoba with a .30 overbore on the cylinders but nothing to the mains or rods. Has anyone got any information on these tags or who to contact to chase the numbers on it. I am just curious about the history of my back up engine before exploring all of its parts and pieces.

Thanks   Dave

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Thanks Sniper quick response. I measured the block and it is 25" so more detective work required. I am guessing that would make it the 218 ci? Would you think the US numbering system and the Canadian system would be that different? Dave

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If you look at the link they do spell out Canadian version vice US, but I don't know that they get them all either.  Now if it was a T122 vice a T112 then it would be a 25" engine out of a Dodge truck.  Might double check that number

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This from a Canadian parts book so 25” for sure. Definitely a former truck engine. Block was obviously bored. My guess is the crankshaft was terrible so a new one was used, hence the standard mains and rods. 
 

Remanufactured Chrysler Method tells you it was done by a rebuilder that was Chrysler approved. 
 

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I had a similar tag on the engine in a ‘38 Chrysler I have since sold and for which I now have seller’s remorse. It was also a former truck engine but a T311 so originally a 228 CID. 
 

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Unfortunately my acquisition isn't quite as nice as yours but I will document it's dissection and rebuild carefully. Thank you everyone for your feedback.

Dave 

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As a spare engine, you’ve got a lot to work with there. Plenty of good spare parts. Carb, manifolds, generator, distributor, starter and lots more. I’ve salvaged many a part from my spare engine. Spare parts  really save you a lot of time and money.  Just recently I needed a cylinder head. I had one. Imagine the potential freight costs on that hunk of metal. 
 


 

 

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1 hour ago, Happy 46R said:

Unfortunately my acquisition isn't quite as nice as yours but I will document it's dissection and rebuild carefully. Thank you everyone for your feedback.

Dave 

 


Mine didn’t look as nice when I got it but it was a low miler with 2-3,000 miles. A good clean and silver paint works wonders. It ran beautifully!

 

Good luck with your project!

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Costs for parts have become ridiculous. When I did the rebuild of the '47 about 20 years ago that engine got a NOS cam, NOS Head, and NOS crankshaft.

 

The cam and the head were each about $100 delivered.  The crankshaft from NJ to CA all in was $225.

 

I hate to think what people would want for those today.

 

James

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On 7/26/2022 at 10:47 PM, Happy 46R said:

Unfortunately my acquisition isn't quite as nice as yours but I will document it's dissection and rebuild carefully. Thank you everyone for your feedback.

Dave 

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Looks like a runner! 

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@Happy 46Rafter a decent, thorough engine rebuild up here in Canada, I ended up at about $5,300 Canadian. Doing all the labor myself except machining. 
 

All New pistons & rings

new cam & all tappets 

new timing gears and chain

All new valves

new mains, rod and cam bearings

piston pins & bushings, c-clips

all new seals and gaskets

Rebuilt generator 

bored cylinders over 

crank mains .010 under. Rods .001 polish

valve grind & lap

Head milled & new head bolts

block & head hot tanked & crack checked

Con-rods tested & re-used

new oil pump

speedi-sleeve front crank seal area

 

Parts were ordered and in-hand by March 2020 I think it was. (the pandemic period is a bit blurred). I’m sure parts prices are up considerably since then.  The above price included about $400 in extortion fees. (the border crossing mafia collectors)

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