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  • Birthday 04/22/1947

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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 about inspecting the motor. At the very least, I will pull the head, grind the valves and check the bearings etc. before I detail the motor for installation. It has been a lot of years but I still remember the Plymouth even with the small motor, being a delight to drive. Fred
  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 also fluid drive if that makes a difference. I have everything and I mean everything for the '48 motor including the radiator. transmission and driveshaft. Has anyone done this or a similar swap and has pointers? I want to swap just the motors, not the transmissions. The '41 Plymouth 4-doors are just not valuable enough to justify a complete rebuild of the original motor. I would be doing the work myself and this is not my first engine swap but I have little experience with forties Chrysler products.
  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 wide whites to look more modern in about 1961. There were even red line versions for the "performance look" on your 1955 Ford four door that you drove to high school.
  9. Just to be clear, I am also in Ohio. Last week when I registered my '55 Ford, I asked for "antique vehicle" plates. The person behind the counter said, " You mean 'historical vehicle' plates?". A vehicle needs to be 25 years old to be considered " historical" in Ohio and receive special plates etc. "Antique" is still open to interpretation.
  10. Those are 1963 Ford Galaxie and Fairlane. I always liked them better than the '64 small caps.
  11. Google "Willys Surrey" for pictures of your wheel cover on the car.
  12. I have a '57 Sweptside I would consider selling. I have had it for nearly 40 years but cannot seem to get it to the top of my project list. It is very stock and mostly original. It has the large rear window, 315 V8 with three speed stick. Last started and driven about three years ago. In dry storage. Good Ohio title. It needs complete restoration including much rust repair but all the difficult, often impossible to find Sweptside parts are there including a factory radio and heater. I would consider selling it, as is, for $8,500. The truck is located in Ohio, zip code 44676. The picture makes it look better than it is but it is one of the few collector trucks that you can get most of your restoration costs back at resale. Please PM me if you want more information and or pictures. Thanks, Fred44676
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