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Hi, I'm just starting to restore a 1952 Dodge B3B and I'm looking for a crankshaft to fit the existing transmission. I believe the current engine was a 230 flat 6 (P23*387I02*) and currently the only markings I see on the transmission is a casting of C-38481 and below that a 8-24-51, which could be the date. From what I have read it might be a 3-speed. The main thing I need right now is a crankshaft that will fit against the flywheel. For this current project step that I'm doing I don't need it to match the engine at all. I just need the crankshaft to use for a project. It's okay for the crankshaft to be junk and the worse it is the better, because I really only need the area of the bolts and bearing to be good. So if anyone would like to get rid of an old crankshaft lying around, I'm interested.
Hello, I'm in need of pretty much most 1953 Plymouth 218 engine parts. Also a workshop manual would be helpful. I'm told that the crank, rods and flywheel from a 230 are also a fit for the 218 which I'd also be looking for. Here's the bare bones of what I have to deal with... I'm in the UK so shipping from the US is going to affect whether I can purchase some items but I remain optimistically hopeful and vigilant that I can convince my wife that its all for the greater good. Cheers all! Dudley
:confused: I have removed all of the valves from the engine. Now I need to get the springs out. Is there a trick to this? I have the big snap-on valve spring compressor that looks like a giant c-clamp. It doesn't do much good once the valves are out. Should I try to grab one of the lower spring coils and remove the retainer plate so that the tappet will enter the spring and thus allow the spring to drop low enough to remove? Do I need to get a different type of spring compressor? Any ideas are welcome. I need to get these out so I can remove the cam and get the block hot tanked. Thanks.