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  1. That is a tractor headlight commonly installed by dealers on Ford 9n and 2n style tractors and similar Furguson tractors of the 40's and early 50's. I have bought several at swap meets and auctions. It would probably sell best on Ebay.
  2. 75-78 Ford Granada. Google has pictures. I owned a Granada and it did look familiar.
  3. Thank you Rusty and John for the additional information. When swapping in a used motor, I usually do lay out all the parts that I have two of, and use the better of the two. I will watch for the distributor length. You have a good point about the rings. Years ago and I mean MANY years ago I used to always put new rings in my Austin Healey motors on the standard original pistons in a honed only block. Cost me about $14 plus gaskets. Rings, bearings, and an overhaul gasket set was less than $50.00 from J.C. Whitney. (spring of 1967} Fred
  4. Thank you, this is what I needed to know. I thought that this swap may have been popular at one time to get the additional power. I have both starters so I will compare them. I expected to have to use the '41 flywheel and clutch. Actually, the hood and front clip were unbolted back in 1973 when I pulled the original motor. I intended to do the motor, clean up a few dents and paint the fenders back then but the car has been in the same dry storage for 45 years. I am going to need to move the car soon so I may move it into my shop as a winter project. You are absolutely right
  5. Thank you for the offer. I should have mentioned I am in north central Ohio near Mansfield. At this time I doubt it would be cost effective to use your motor though if I were closer it would be tempting. My '41 Plymouth motor is definitely rebuildable as the crank is not badly hurt but if I cannot use my Desoto motor I would probably be able to chase down another running Plymouth or Dodge motor here in Ohio.
  6. Thanks for the reply. It sounds like the Dodge Army Truck was designed to use either motor. I doubt if the '41 Plymouth frame has the extra motor mount holes already there but it might be simple to add new holes. The radiator/fan/water pump clearance could be a bigger problem if the front sheetmetal would make moving the radiator forward difficult. That is why I am curious if anyone has already made or tried to make a similar swap. I may watch for a similar stock Plymouth at Hershey and make some measurements of the radiator/fan area.
  7. I have the opposite problem to the earlier Engine Swaps post about the dodge motor. I have a decent original '41 Plymouth 4-door with a spun bearing. The motor has been apart for 40 years and is quite rusty. A couple of years ago, I bought the entire driveline out of what I remember was a running, low mileage '48 Desoto 4-door that was being streetrodded. After reading the above post, I measured both motors and indeed the Desoto motor is longer than the Plymouth motor. My question is how difficult is it to put the longer '48 Desoto motor into my '41 Plymouth? The Desoto drivetrain is als
  8. Back in the late 50's and early 60's, dad would save a few dollars by buying new cars with blackwall tires. My job was to install the portawalls. Definitely use the rubber hammer technique or they will not lay flat. Never use tire lubricant when installing them or they won't stay where you put them. Count on doing a couple of them multiple times before they look right when you air up the tire. They look better on bias ply tires with less bulge at the bottom. Some tire sidewalls are more "friendly" to them than others. I remember also putting the narrow wall versions over older factory
  9. Google "Willys Surrey" for pictures of your wheel cover on the car.
  10. With regards to the floppy swivel on your rear view mirror, I have had good luck with first adjustingthe mirror to the desired position then applying a couple of drops of "Locktite" thread locker to the swivel. The negative is that if someone tries to readjust it or it gets bumped, it breaks free and more Locktite must be applied. The good is that nothing is permanent or damaged if a better solution comes along.
  11. I put the serial# (84301288) of my '57 Sweptside into the decoder and it gave me the following message: "Serial Number 84301288 has a sequence number of 01288 that is out of range or is a serial number not recognized by this decoder." Looking at the sheets on the website for 1957, 100 series, 8 cylinder implies that the number is logical but just not "recognized". Fred Long
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