Plymouth engines 35-54
Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:44 PM
Thanks in advance
Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:26 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:44 PM
I had already put a lot of time and money in the block, before research indicated it was a replacement block, that had not cured. It has a "WA" in-front of the correct engine number and it is hand stamped. (I purchased it in Washington State in 87).
Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:18 PM
There are two different blocks, identified as 23" and 25", and you are dealing with the 23". Keep in mind that the Plymouth 201, 208 and 218 engines are slightly different with regards to the crankshaft and flywheel and intermixing 230 parts can lead to some confusion.
The flange on the smaller Plymouth engines do not extend as far as the 230 and larger engines and therefore require a different flywheel. The bellhousings are essentially the same for each engine when equipped with the same transmission.
You might want to check out the www.p15-d24.com forum for alot of excellent information.
Edited by 73rr, 16 November 2012 - 04:24 PM.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:40 PM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:46 PM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:41 AM
I have a 1937 ply complete engine and trans which was running when removed, good power, quiet and no smoke. May I be of assistance with any or all of it?
Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:58 PM
PM please or C 703-231-3031/H 540-428-2079. More than interested.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:45 PM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:55 PM
Canada did not get their own engine foundry until 1938. At that time, they standardized on the 25" block for everything. They juggled the bore X stroke to get engines the same displacement and HP as their US counterparts. Basically there was a choice of 3 3/8 bore for PD and 3 7/16 for DeS and C and some trucks. There were some variations but that is the gist of it. Then, they had different stroke crankshafts from 4 1/16 to 4 3/4 for different displacements. All engines of the same bore used the same pistons. You can swap crankshafts if you use the connecting rods that came with it. They are different lengths. All blocks can be bored to take the 3 7/16 pistons.
So, any Canadian Plymouth or Dodge can be repaired with parts meant for a DeSoto or Chrysler if not with Plymouth and Dodge parts (some are the same).
Australia sourced their Chrysler products from Canada, they have lots of the Canadian style engines.
As the questioner is from Virginia I doubt he has a Canadian made car although they do turn up in New England from time to time.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:40 PM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:19 PM
They made those engines up to about that time frame for industrial (pumps, airport tugs, etc.) applications. A 40 year run on a basic engine design is pretty good and one reason why the mechanical parts for older Chrysler built vehicles are reasonably easy to come by.
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