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I'd like to know the year and the make of this car.  It was in a thread somewhere on the net where the poster was asking about correct Chrysler engine colors.  This one is a particularly beautiful example of a six cylinder flat head with the correct Avocado engine block and a Red Head high performance head.  Kind of reminds me of the Christmas!  

 

 

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Thank you for the compliment. That was done in my shop. We matched the colors off the transmission and bell housing and had it mixed. That is a 1928 72 Sport Roadster. Rob, Hattie's Garage

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6 hours ago, marcapra said:

I'd like to know the year and the make of this car.  It was in a thread somewhere on the net where the poster was asking about correct Chrysler engine colors.  This one is a particularly beautiful example of a six cylinder flat head with the correct Avocado engine block and a Red Head high performance head.  Kind of reminds me of the Christmas!  

 

 

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The car is a 1928 Chrysler Deluxe Sport Roadster.  The car is in my care and Hattie's Garage (Rob Burchill) in Maryland did the pretty work.  Hart Machine of Cecil, Ohio did the engine. The car was my dad's high school car in 1930.  The fire wall should be body color but it's my tour car and it had been painted over black at some point and I kept it that way.  And I agree that it's a most enjoyable restoration.  I like the car most with the hood open.

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2 hours ago, plymouthcranbrook said:

It first struck me as looking a lot like a 226 Continental six cylinder.  I wonder if if the Chrysler was any inspiration for the Continental design? 

Skelton, Zeder and Breer were the engineer brains on the Chrysler sixes.

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One reason I asked the question is the caption under the photo said DB32, and it didn't quite look like a 32 engine to me because of the vacuum fuel pump.  Is the generator off of this engine right now?  I thought all Chrysler blocks were silver color.  when did they use avocado green?  

 

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5 minutes ago, marcapra said:

One reason I asked the question is the caption under the photo said DB32, and it didn't quite look like a 32 engine to me because of the vacuum fuel pump.  Is the generator off of this engine right now?  I thought all Chrysler blocks were silver color.  when did they use avocado green?  

 

The generator is on the other side on the 1928 Model 72 engine....

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Here is a Model 72, notice the water temp fitting in the head behind the horn, the oil fill was moved from the center forward and an adjustable crankcase breather built in.

The small six has no coolant temp gauge.

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