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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:11 pm 
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The first Dodge engine photo is of a 1929 "Victory" six cylinder engine. This is a legacy engine, designed by Dodge and built for them by Continental. Chrysler continued to use this engine through 1930 before replacing it with a version of the DeSoto six.

I have included this photo to show the legacy color of Dodge engines- silver. At the time Chrysler bought Dodge, Dodge sold more than 4 times as many cars as Chrysler. The purchase was likened to "a minnow swallowing a whale". Chrysler wisely continued to paint Dodge engines silver as can be seen in the following photos.

This photo and all the Dodge engine photos are from the Chrysler archives as researched by Thomas McPherson, source #4 in the bibliography.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:13 pm 
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The next Dodge engine is from a 1932 Dodge Series DK. This is an engine referred to as the "DeSoto Eight", because it was made by adding two cylinders and one more main bearing to the back of the DeSoto six.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:17 pm 
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The third photo is of a 1933 Dodge series DP chassis. For 1933 Dodge and DeSoto switched market positions. The Dodge became a senior Plymouth, and the DeSoto became a junior Chrysler. In 1933 both Plymouth and Dodge received an all-new six cylinder engine, the "Short Block" six sometimes called the "23 Inch" six owing to the 23 inch head dimension.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:19 pm 
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The fourth Dodge engine is of a 1935 Dodge series DU. This is a continuation of the "Short Block" six.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:20 pm 
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The fifth Dodge engine is from a 1939 series D11. This too is a "Short Block' engine.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:22 pm 
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The last Dodge engine is of a 1941 Series D19. This continues the "Short Block", but this chassis has a "Red Head" engine.


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