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Sometime ago there was talk of 377 or 413 flathead six engines. Were these the same outside dimensions as the 265? Are there any of these engines still around? Thanks......52er

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What were the overall dimensions---ie; how much longer and wider---I bet these are rarer than hen`s teeth? Thanks for the info!........52er

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Just to confuse the issue even more, I just found out Chrysler made straight 8 industrial engines.

While out hunting for flathead 6 parts I thought I found one in an old junkyard, powering a defunct crane. A closer look revealed a Chrysler straight eight with a 2 barrel carb. It looked like it was meant to be there and there was no sign that the engine had ever been changed. The rad, air filter, accessories all looked like original equipment.

The owner of the junkyard said the crane had been there since his father started the junkyard 50 years ago and never had any other engine.

So has anyone else ever heard of a Chrysler straight eight industrial engine?

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I have all of the above. Chrysler 2BBL engines, used in 46-7 cars w A STROMBERG 2BBL CARB. Also have a 306/377/413 heavy duty 2-3/4 to 4 ton dodge truck twin carb, moly/nickel bock engines in my running 51-53 Dodge trucks! All have twin carbs-dual exhaust, sodium valves, couple have air brakes, one has the factory cable driven tach. These really "BIG Heavy Duty" Dodge engines are 40" over all length. Head is 31". They say "Nickel Moly on the block. Weight is about 750 LBS for the engine W/O bell housing.

Bob

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A line up of several of the Mopar flatheads from a 230 six cyl. 23" engine to the biggest 413 six cylinder 30" flathead.

#1 Front 230 plymouth 23" engine

#2 Chrysler 265 Six 25" engine

#3 Chrysler 323 Eight cylinder engine

#4 1953 Dodge truck 413 six cylinder 30" engine.... bigger and heavier than any Mopar flathead  ever built.. over 1000lbs.

Full MoPar Flathead Engine Line Up (55).JPG

Full MoPar Flathead Engine Line Up (32).JPG

413 Twin carbs Twin Exhaust (2).JPG

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On 7/27/2007 at 7:05 PM, Rusty_OToole said:

Just to confuse the issue even more, I just found out Chrysler made straight 8 industrial engines.

While out hunting for flathead 6 parts I thought I found one in an old junkyard, powering a defunct crane. A closer look revealed a Chrysler straight eight with a 2 barrel carb. It looked like it was meant to be there and there was no sign that the engine had ever been changed. The rad, air filter, accessories all looked like original equipment.

The owner of the junkyard said the crane had been there since his father started the junkyard 50 years ago and never had any other engine.

So has anyone else ever heard of a Chrysler straight eight industrial engine?

I have 3 of them.

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On 7/27/2007 at 7:05 PM, Rusty_OToole said:

Just to confuse the issue even more, I just found out Chrysler made straight 8 industrial engines.

While out hunting for flathead 6 parts I thought I found one in an old junkyard, powering a defunct crane. A closer look revealed a Chrysler straight eight with a 2 barrel carb. It looked like it was meant to be there and there was no sign that the engine had ever been changed. The rad, air filter, accessories all looked like original equipment.

The owner of the junkyard said the crane had been there since his father started the junkyard 50 years ago and never had any other engine.

So has anyone else ever heard of a Chrysler straight eight industrial engine?

Did you see this at Brians Junk Yard in Napa Valley?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brians-Salvage-Junk/168676369809553

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16 minutes ago, Rusty_OToole said:

The one I saw was near Bowmanville Ontario Canada.

WOW!! There is a crane at this guys yard that was Navy surplus. I do have a video of it working. Just can't find it. It's still in operation today. Flathead 8 Chry engine with all the gears in the open. DO NOT have long hair or loose clothing when operating.

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Back in the day 68 to about 1973 my dad owned a rather large dump truck with a 413 cu .inch engine air brakes and it had a 6/8 yard capacity body . Trans was a 5 speed with 2 speed rear and was a monster . It was used in construction building houses in conn . and then in vt. when we moved north . I was 13 when I helped change that large heavy clutch in Ridgefield Conn. at 10 degrees . Dad was a Korea marine vet and said he was used to it as he kept the motor pool going in that kinda weather. Have never ever seen another like it since or currently .a off Robins egg blue dump ah THANX FOR THE MEMORY'S DAD. Love dave your son!

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I have a couple of them...rare breed...

B4YA Twin carbs.jpg

413 C1 YX brochure (2).JPG

Cali 413 Almost ready to run .. finished Fuel lines and filters and pump (6).JPG

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30-1/2" X 9" wide. Same as the 281,306,331 and 377 ci engines.

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