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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 11:45 pm 
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The first photo here is an under-hood photo of the 1924 Chrysler Series B in the Chrysler Historic Museum. This is the ZSB B-series engine. These engines were named after the Zeder-Skelton-Breer consulting engineering firm who had designed it in 1922 pruor to joining Chrysler. Three sizes of this engine were made, the intermediate sized "B", the large "E" series used in Imperials, and the smaller "H" series. ZSB engines are distinctive by having the distributor mounted on the cylinder head, and having the ports in two rows along the side of the block.

This photo is from source #2.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 11:49 pm 
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Here is a photo of a 1928 series "H" engine also in the Chrysler historic collection. Note that in 1928 Chrysler introduced optional high compression cylinder heads to take advantage of the high octane fuels that became available. These were known as "Red Head" engines, and the heads were painted red, the same color as the premium "Red Crown" fuel dispensing pumps at filling stations. At that time Chrysler began to paint their standard head silver calling it the "Silver Dome". This is a "silver Dome" series H Engine.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 11:55 pm 
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Here is a photo of the Chrysler Imperial series CG in the Chrysler historic collection. This car has the ZSB eight. After discontinuing the ZSB six engines at the end of the 1930 production, the tooling was used to produce this eight cylinder engine. It was essentially a ZSB E series with two cylinders added. This engine has the optional "Red Head". Note the oversize thermostat housing. The thermostat was connected to grille shutters on this car.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 11:56 pm 
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Here is a photo of an Imperial series CG chassis that would have been sent to a custom body company. Note that this engine has a "Silver Dome" head.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:00 am 
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Here is a photo of a 1932 Chrysler series CL Imperial chassis before being shipped for a custom body. This engine also has a "silver Dome" head.

According to Weertman (source #2), the "Red Head" was made standard on the CL for 1933. In 1934, this engine was used only on the Airflow Imperial, and came with only one high compression head. I could not find a photo of that engine to see if the head would have been red or silver.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:05 am 
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Here is a photo of a 1932 Chrysler series CP. This used the DeSoto 8. The DeSoto eight was essentially a 1928 DeSoto six with two cylinders added. After the end of ZSB eight production, the DeSoto eight was used as the premier engine on the Chrysler through 1950.

This engine appears to be a "silver Dome". This photo is from the Chrysler historic archives found by source #3.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:08 am 
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Here is a photo of a 1933 Chrysler series CT engine. This is the same DeSoto Eight as the last photo. It appears to also be a "Silver Dome" version.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:10 am 
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Here is a photo of a 1933 Chrysler Series CO engine. This is the DeSoto six. In 1933 through 1936 this engine was the sole domain of the Chrysler and DeSoto, as the "Short Block" engine had replaced it in the Plymouth and Dodge. This also appears to a "Silver Dome" engine.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:12 am 
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This is a photo of a 1935 Chrysler series CZ Airstream chassis. This is equipped with the DeSoto Eight, and this one looks to me to be equipped with a "Red Head".


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:14 am 
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Here is a photo of an engine for a 1939 Chrysler series C24 Imperial. This is a DeSoto 8, and looks to have a "Silver Dome" head.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:17 am 
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This is a photo of a 1940 Chrysler series C26 chassis. This appears to be equipped with a "Silver Dome" Head.


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Here is a 1941 Chrysler C30 Chassis. This has the DeSoto eight, and looks to have a "Silver Dome" head.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:20 am 
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The last Chrysler photo I found is this one of a 1941 Chrysler C40 engine. This is the DeSoto eight, and this one too has the "Silver Dome" head.


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