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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 6:31 am 
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Hello De soto friends, i have bought this Diplomat 1955,engine 2200ccm 6 cylinder, produced in Switzeraland for european market, knows somebody how much cars were produced in this type?
Its possible to buy spare parts for this engine, etc waterpump?
Thanks 8)


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 Post subject: Re: diplomat 1955
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 1:13 pm 
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Hi sepleta and welcome to this forum. Hopefully Lee Exline will see your post and respond. Lee has Diplomats and knows more about them than probably anyone else in here. Diplomats were based on the American Plymouth not the De Soto. I think engine parts and body parts are Plymouth. Body style is definitely Plymouth. Les


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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 5:39 pm 
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Hello, Lee post me on FB, that its impossible to find how much pieces were produced. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: diplomat 1955
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:03 am 
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Assuming it's powered by the same 6 cylinder engine used by Plymouth, parts are plentiful...at least in the US. The same basic engine was used well into the '60's in various industrial applications.

Nice looking car!

Mark


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:52 am 
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What kind of plymouth savoy?


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 Post subject: Re: diplomat 1955
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 3:28 am 
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Welcome and you have a beautiful automobile. It appears to be what would be a 1955 Plymouth Savoy which is the middle model spaced between the top of the line Belvedere and the lowest priced and least fancy model called Plaza here in the USA. Although yours has a 6 cylinder engine, 1955 is the first Plymouth that offered a V8. US production DeSotos did not offer 6 cylinder engines in any of the standard models but DeSotos built for export or maybe even taxi service cars may have had sixes.

Good luck with your DeSoto and please keep us informed of any updates and needs.

"It's delightful, it's delovely, it's DeSoto"


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 Post subject: Re: diplomat 1955
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Thx, its possible to buy new waterpump somewhere?


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 Post subject: Re: diplomat 1955
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:44 pm 
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sepleta, Andy Bernbaum, http://www.oldmoparts.com, has them. It looks like water pumps for Plymouth 6 cylinders was the same 1951-1956. He has the pump or rebuild kits if yours can be rebuilt.


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