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  1. well towards the back of the head. In pretty much the dead center there is a brass plug. You can remove that, put in a straightened coat hanger or welding rod of something, and then us a bar and socket to turn the engine over. Measure the stroke from top dead center to bottom dead center.. 4 1/4" sort of nails it. You can also check a few thing.. On the oil filler side, of course there is a serial number stamped on the top front corner. A picture of that and I can tell you if its a factory stamp or was added later when a block was replaced. then down by the plan close to t
  2. HI keith - I don't have a 1955 Dodge Shop Manual or Engineering Manual handy but that engine was used 1st in the 1930s in Desoto and Chrysler, then came out for the 2nd round in 1949. I have a 1949 Plymouth Business Coupe that my Great Aunt bought brand new from Wellington Motors in Guelph Ontario Canada. It had a 228 in it. It was also available in Dodge cars and Dodge /Fargo pickups up to 1955 or 1956. I will attach you a sheet of the Dodge / Fargo truck manual to should you the bore and stroke etc. But to your question, the 25 1/2" engines that are 218 (n
  3. Hi Guys - I am very familiar with Dannys project and he got parts (for free) from me for his, and actually is now working on a 1936 Dodge. All of the ones I put up are 1936 Fargos they are not 1937. He had to use a 1935 hood and stretch it to make his and yes it was quite a project. It is not the only one around although I have heard that quote. My family has one that I still have the original bill of sale for. My Grandfather was the GM of the Windsor engine plant so I am not speculating. I have the original engineering books for it and on and on. The 1936 is absolutely a model on to it
  4. Actually it isn't a half ton truck and it was the grill I was trying to draw attention to. Just for information I will attach pictures of 3 more 1936 Fargos. All of which I have seen personally and can guarantee are 1936 fargos, not recreations, and 1 of which has been in my family since brand new. Im not speculating on the Fargo line, my Grandfather was the GM of the Windsor Engine plant, when it opened in 1935 producing the engines for the Chrysler, Desoto car lines as well as all Canada Dodge, Fargo and Plymouths, with the exception of convertibles which had 23 1/2" motors in them. H
  5. This would be a 1936 Fargo. It has absolutely nothing in common with the 1937 Plymouth from the USA, sorry guys. The Engine plant opened in Windsor Ontario Canada in 1935, producing the 25 1/2" flathead engine and went into the 1936 Model Year Chryslers, Desotos, Canadian Plymouth and Dodge cars (except convertibles) as well as Dodge trucks and the introduction of the Fargo Truck line. Unfortunately the 1936 Fargo is a unit on to its own. Our 1936 Canadian Dodge is different as is our 1937 Fargo. If you would like some information I can provide you a fair amount of information.
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