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Old 02-09-2016, 12:11:33 AM
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Default Re: Chrysler Flathead 6 Industrial

If I recall right the bolt pattern on the small flathead known as the Plymouth engine was the same as the Chrysler engine, give you more choices of what to look for. I don't know about the real big Chrysler flat heads, have driven one, not a lot of RPM but lots of torque.
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I have a Chrysler Flathead 6 in a Hobart Welder. Merton
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Yes the smaller Dodge and Plymouth have the same bell housing bolt pattern as the Chrysler and Desoto engines. Some Canadian engines use the bigger block ,but have cubic inch sizes of the small Dodge engines. On the crankshaft / flywheel bolt patterns i have seen 4 bolt, 6 bolt and 8 bolt patterns. Then some flywheels just use bolts to attach the flywheels and some use nuts and bolts. I have close to 40 years in the wrecking yard trade and seen all kinds of strange uses for engines. If i remember the 377 and 413 engines have 6 intake and 6 exhaust ports. On my friends 413 which he put in 1947 5 ton the side of the block has large block letters on the left side that say CHROME MOLYBDENUM STEEL. His 5 ton weighs 13,000 pounds empty. 5 spd.main tranny,3 speed Brownie and a 2 speed rear end. The truck use to be a garbage truck and is now a flatbed for hauling scrap cars and trucks.
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The Dodge car with the 230 engine that had the high compression head and 2 barrel carb setup was in the late 1950s, not the late 1960s like i said earlier. Fenton made a cast iron dual exhaust setup for the small Dodge and Plymouth engines. A guy in a car club i use to belong to had a hopped up Spitfire engine the would turn 14 second quarter mile times in a 1930s coupe. My friend who owns the 5 ton garbage truck also has a 1940 Dodge one ton he bought in 1956 to replace his model T Ford. He stills drives it weekly. He also has a 1940 Dodge 3/4 ton that he bought in 1958 and installed 1 ton running gear in it and put in a Spitfire engine and made it into a tow truck. It is his daily driver. He started a wrecking yard in 1953 and still runs it 5 days a week. He owns many 1939 to 1947 Dodge and Plymouth trucks. Back in the mid 1960s he went to Mexico in his 1951 Chevy Fleetliner and blew up the motor. He took the gray dog bus home and got his tow truck and towed the Chevy back home.
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Default Re: Chrysler Flathead 6 Industrial

Can We please get back to my original question???????????????? I am looking for a SAE 5 Bell Housing for a Chrysler Flathead 6. They made 2 blocks that fit the automotive market. They were about 3/4in different in length. The bell housing holes were the same. The difference between the industrial engines and the automotive engines was the camshaft gears were used on the industrial and chains were used on the automotive. Also the industrial cam turned opposite the automotive due to the gears. Does anyone know where I could find a SAE 5 bell housing for the Chrysler flat head 6???
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Hello, If you are still in need of an SAE adapter for a Chrysler engine. I may have just what you need. My 265 IND Chrysler engine came out of a big all terrain fork lift. I would sell the SAE adapter as it is extra to me at the moment.
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