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  1. Rockin' Ruby
    Joined: Sep 1, 2016
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    Rockin' Ruby

    hi all. i'm in the middle of pulling down 2 flat head 6 motors for my old plymouth and realised i had very little info on them. both are stamped somehwat oddly. any help would be appreciated. 13672394_1499219120095654_1492008437_n.jpg 13672589_1499219306762302_268451774_n.jpg so this one reads PE2 694
    The other (which i have no picture of currently) is identical minus paint and its stamp reads
    KEW 2PF 2792

    any info on this at all would be much appreciated. i have no idea how to decipher these at all.
     
  2. Unless your picture is reversed,and looking at your avatar, I take it you are in Aust/NZ?
    From what I know, the KEW prefix is a made-in U.K. Engine.
     
  3. 73RR
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    Here is my usual go-to list, but not sure about the export engines.

    http://www.t137.com/registry/help/otherengines/otherengines.php

    Of course the easy way to start is to measure the head...nominal 23" long or 25" long?
    Then pull the plug above #5 and drop a long rod down/in and measure the stroke. No, it won't give a definitive answer but helps to narrow it down.
    The only word of caution is when/if you start doing parts swaps as there are some variations by year.

    Also suggest that you go here: www.p15-d24.com

    .
     
  4. plym_46
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    from central NY

    PE is the engineering code for the 1934 model line. Kew was the assembly area where knock downs from Canadian production that were shipped to England to be assembled thee to avoid import taxeson complete vehicles. KEW because the plant was located near the Royal Garden (Kew Gardens) What are the length of the cylinder heads??
     

  5. choptop40
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    Mopar to you...lots of great info....
     
  6. Rockin' Ruby
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    Rockin' Ruby

    cheers guys. and yes, i'm also in aus. Learning alot about the plymouth over the last few months and i seem to find new stuff all the time.
     
  7. Rockin' Ruby
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    Rockin' Ruby

    they both come up to 25 inch's
     
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  8. tub1
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    good motors them,that reliable they are boring ,plenty parts here in aus for them just freshening up one of those motors atm
     
  9. Rockin' Ruby
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    Rockin' Ruby

    mines in the process of a full rebuild after a pretty savage knock in the 4th cylinder, and my spare already had a knock in the 6th and had sat for years. no better excuse to tear both down and give em a birthday.
    any advice on where to look for parts at all? namely a water distribution tube?
     
  10. tub1
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    les sonter in Sydney for a water tube he has brass ones ,ive a couple of brass ones from 61 truck motors ive pulled to bits but don't wont to part with them . auto surplus in Melbourne for bearings and timing chain and gears and gaskets,all American in wendoree (ballarat) have the cheapest water pumps
     
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  11. Rockin' Ruby
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    Rockin' Ruby

    thanks a bunch. i've got a place for bearings and was just going to refurbish the pump i've got, but knowing theres places that sells them is always handy.
     
  12. dep5
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    A pic of the left side of the block would be helpful. A 1934 block will have partial water jacket with the outline of the cylinders clearly visible. The casting number and the cast date are in raised numbers also on the left side. Finally, what is the casting number on the cylinder head.
     

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  13. Rockin' Ruby
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    Rockin' Ruby

    everything with the suspected 34, couldnt find any number aside from a firing order on either of the heads though.
    13672589_1499219306762302_268451774_n.jpg 14247629_1338941289457184_787027660_o.jpg
     

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  14. Rockin' Ruby
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    Rockin' Ruby

    these are the numbers off the spare Canadian block
    14191655_1338941402790506_676303813_o.jpg 001.jpg
     
  15. dep5
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    What is the casting number/ID number on TOP of the heads of your engines?
     
  16. dep5
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    You have two separate threads going on the same subject.
     
  17. Rockin' Ruby
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    Rockin' Ruby

    ones a project log for my engine swap/rebuild that sort of drifted into the same subject. this thread was idealy for info on the blocks themselves.
     
  18. gimpyshotrods
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    Mill the head 0.070" (1.77mm for you furriners).

    It makes a read difference.
     
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    Rockin' Ruby

     

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