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Chrysler Flathead 6 Cylinder Engines 1935-1959 Part 1

From 1935 through 1959 Chrysler passenger car flathead 6 cylinder engines developed a reputation for durability. They looked similar, but went through several changes along the way. For our purposes we will concentrate on the Plymouth and Dodge engines (PD) and the 1937 through 1954 Chrysler and DeSoto engines (CD). The PD engines are both 23.5” long, as measured at the head. 1935 through 1941 Plymouth engines had a bore of 3.125” for a displacement of 201 cubic inches. The Dodge engines throughout had a bore of 3.25” as did the Plymouth engines from 1942 though 1959 giving either 218 Read More


How to read original Mopar parts books

Original parts numbers can be quite useful. In this day of Ebay, original part numbers can make the difference in finding the exact part that you need. Maybe the seller only has the part number without knowing the correct application. Factory Parts Books are broken down into several different sections. Let’s use a 1960 Parts Catalog as an example. Section 2 deals with front suspension. Let’s look up the lower ball joint for a 1960 Plymouth. From the picture below, you see it is listed as Ball Joint 2-10-55. The number is called the Part-Type Code and it tells us Read More