1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe (p15)

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Sunday February 13, 2005



I didn't spend a lot of time on the 48 this weekend but did manage to drop the oil pan and take a peek at the crankcase.


Things looked better then expected with no telltale signs of anything out of the ordinary.  The piston housings looked shiny and new as if the pistons were recently replaced.  The only sludge to be found was in the bottom of the oil pan.  Actually a very clean crankcase considering the age of the vehicle.


I cleaned up the oil pan and wire brushed the exterior then sprayed a coat of rust inhibiting primer.  Chrysler Blue will be next on the agenda.  Worst case we are two weekends away from firing up this motor.  It's been 5 months of weekend work getting the 218 ready to run.  I need to check all the connecting rod bolts, clean & check the oil pressure release valve, paint and reinstall the oil pan, install the NOS carburetor I recently purchased and hook up a temporary exhaust system.