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  1. Casting numbers were not listed in the parts books, unless the casting number was the same as the part number (ie, the casting was the only piece under that number - no attachments). However, checking the parts book I can find 631840 as transmission case for 1936 Chrysler CZ and C6 and 631843 and 631844 were gears for CZ and C6. The same items were listed for the 1936 Plymouth, Dodge and DeSoto Airstream models. 631840 was also used on transmissions without overdrive from 1937 to 1939. Dodge Truck were issued part numbers in the 5's from, the F series through the H series.. Of course, if a truck part is used on a car the part number does not change.
  2. Actually, that's how Continental Engine got as big as it it did - building engines for other car companies, either to the customer's designs, or using a Continental design. And many auto companies listed the engines built by Continental as "Own". The first was Hudson, building Hudson-designed engines for Hudson. Hudson built their assembly plant on the north side of East Jefferson two block east of the Chalmers plant which was located on the south side of East Jefferson. Continental built their Detroit plant just east of the Hudson plant. Other manufacturers using Continental were - DeVaux, Durant, Erskine, Flint, Frazer, Graham, Kaiser, and Willys. By the way, the Dodge Senior Six engine was not assigned an engine number as it was not a Continental design. So, the 8-R may have been a similar sized Continental design, but the Dodge Senior Six was not 8R. Continental supplied engines to over one hundred makes in North America and over 60 four, six and eight cylinder engines for the first six decades of 1900's. So, yes, Dodge Brothers could have had Continental Engine build the Dodge Brothers designed Senior Six engine for them, just as Hudson and Graham had Continental build engines their firms designed.
  3. "Forgive me for my ignorance on this topic but at what plant were the Senior cars produced ? I cannot find the answers in my research on Seniors... I must simply be skipping over it somehow.. " Apparently Dodge Brothers built a separate plant for the 1st series Dodge Brothers Senior Six (2249). It was located on Lynch Road and Mt. Elliot Street. DB had purchased a large block of land and in 1917 built a plant at the east end of the site on Lynch Road to built armaments for France (it was WW I). That plant became the Graham Brothers Truck plant in 1924, and was used for Graham Brothers and then Dodge Trucks (January 1, 1929) until the Warren Truck plant opened in 1938. The plant was closed a few years back - the Detroit Axle plant. The Senior Six car plant on the west side of the site was used through to sometime around or after Chrysler acquired Dodge Brothers. Production was moved to the main Hamtramck plant. With that Chrysler began plans to expand the plant. When the expansion was completed in early 1929, the plant put out Plymouth cars, shifting production from the old Maxwell facilities in Highland Park. The Plymouth Lynch Road plant was used through 1981, building the R body models for 1979-81. The plant still stands, but not cars roll out the doors.
  4. And finally 1960 - the last year for the single headlamp system on the big Ramblers. Also attached is the 1961 Rambler. Note the rear of the car is similar to 1960, but the grille is completely new, and available only with four headlamps.
  5. For the 1959 models - Two headlamps standard on the Deluxe again. Four headlamps were optional. Note the difference in the grilles below the headlamps on the 1959 compare to 1958. Also notice the difference in the fin on the rear doors.
  6. The single headlamp system was standard equipment on the 1958 to 1960 Rambler Deluxe models, with four headlamps optional. Attached are photos of the 1958 models. Note the difference in the fin on the rear door, and the difference in the grille, comparing the 1958 to 1959 models.
  7. The grille, hood, bumper, valence panel, turn signals : 1959 Rambler Front End - 4 Headlamps 1960 Rambler Front End - Two Headlamps 1960 Rambler Front End - Four Headlamps
  8. This car is actually a 1959 Rambler Deluxe with a 1960 Deluxe front clip. The 1960 Rambler did not have fins and had larger vertical taillamps with a "fin" rolled over the top of the rear fender. Also, the 1960-62 Ramblers had a wraparound windshield with an angled A pillar. The 1956-59 Ramblers had a vertical A pillar. Also the rear window was enlarged and the C pillar thinned down. Attached are photos for a 1959 Rambler Deluxe 4dr Sedan (with optional dual lights) and a 1960 Rambler Deluxe with the standard single headlamps.
  9. Graham offered supercharging, Roots design, on their eight cylinder models prior to 1936, and then on sixes from 1936 to the end for 1941. The last eight cylinder Graham was built in 1935. The superchargers on the sixes were driven off a belt on the front of the engine, much like mechanical power steering. My father owned a 1936 Graham Supercharger 4 door touring sedan. He said the supercharger was not meant for racing or fast take offs from standing still, but for highway driving and passing. It gave the driver more power when it was needed. The only thing he did not like was the fact the supercharged engine used an aluminum head and thus had problems with blow head gaskets. He purchased the Graham in 1941 and traded it for a 1940 Plymouth in 1950.
  10. The tag you show was normal for that era. Not much info as there was not much in the way of options. That T-3 should remain as it has information on the Transmission - Fluid Drive instead of the normal clutch and flywheel, coupled with the three speed manual transmission. Most options were dealer installed as well - radio, heater, fog lights, license plate frames, wheel covers, wheel shields - they were usually put in the trunk for the dealer to install. Might have info listed as - MODEL BODY NO C30 02 1048 PAINT TRIM TRANS 226 3 SCHEDULE DEALER 82 - 601 18 1 01 You could choose a cloth and colour of your liking to install and place a code to match under Trim. Bill Vancouver, BC
  11. Yes, the Deluxe series had only two headlamps as standard from 1958 through 1960. For 1961 they moved the headlamps into the grille and that ended the single headlamps for the Deluxe models.
  12. Nothing exact, although Champagne Ivory is little darker than the colour on the car. Champagne Ivory was Nash code P-23 and was used from 1950 to 1953. Have attached a couple of scans of Nash paint charts. Problems with these scans is that many are done with cameras instead of scanners, so you land up with darker images due to light problems, or, lack of light problems. And monitors also present a problem due to colour settings. If you are going to do searches for a particular paint colour it is best to use a paint manufacturer's code as many times names were used by more than one company to describe different shades of colours. Some paint manufacturer codes for 1950-1953 Nash P-23, Champagne Ivory : Ditzler - 80437 Acme - 6783 Rinshed-Mason - 50N71 Sherwin-Williams - 43885 (lacquer) - 33284 (enamel) DuPont - 246-81509 (lacquer) - 93-81509 (enamel)
  13. Checked the Canadian 1940 parts book (the Canadian parts books before WW II had the US interior trim codes most years, but not the Canadian) and code 739 is for blue broadcloth. For Chrysler, when the 1941 models were introduced colours included Polo Green Light Metallic (326) and Polo Green Dark Metallic (314, 315). At serial numbers 7,668,675 (Royal), 7,917,851 (Windsor), 6,758,411 (Saratoga), 6,631,100 (New Yorker) the metallic Polo Green colours were replaced with - Polo Green Light (345, 346) and Polo Green Dark (334, 335) - non-metallic. Bill Vancouver, BC
  14. In Britain during the 1930's Plymouth, DeSoto and Chrysler were all sold as Chryslers by Chrysler Motors, Ltd., Richmond, Surrey, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Corporation, Detroit. For 1936 the P2 Plymouth DeLuxe (3-1/8" bore) was sold in the UK as the Wimbledon Six.. They also had a P2X (2-7/8" bore) sold as the Kew Six. RHD chassis (113" wheelbase) were imported from Detroit. Other cars in the UK 1936 Chrysler line included Airflows - Croydon (DeSoto Six), Heston (Chrysler Eight), Royal (Chrysler Imperial Eight). The Airstream Six (C7) was marketed as the Richmond Six and the Airstream Eight (C8) as the Kingston Eight. The UK cars also had 12v electrics. But that Carlton convertible is one gorgeous car!
  15. In the 1920's Chrysler Corp. contracted with different body companies. The Chrysler F 58 used bodies by Fisher for their open and closed models, while the H 60 used Fisher for the sedans and Chrysler (Kercheval plant) for coupes. The also used Fisher for G 70 open and closed models. The I 52 used Budd bodies. GM acquired total control of Fisher Body in 1926 and served notice that as of the end of the 1927 model year GM was cancelling all contracts to supply bodies for non-GM products. Briggs replaced Fisher Body. .