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#93280 - 02/03/18 06:27 PM 1957 Dodge truck
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I am thinking about buying a 1957 Dodge truck with the flathead six. I plan to try to get the engine running and keep it if possible. I suppose that I will be on here trying to learn all I can about the engine. My past experience has been with Chevy 235 and 261 sixes.
I believe the Dodge engine is a 230. Anybody else on here running a 57 230?

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#93281 - 02/03/18 06:52 PM Re: 1957 Dodge truck [Re: tom c]
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My first car was a '57 Plymouth flathead six. I think it was a 216 version of the same engine. It always performed smoothly for me, although I was afraid to pass school busses. Have fun with it.
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#93282 - 02/03/18 07:34 PM Re: 1957 Dodge truck [Re: tom c]
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Very durable engine, long service life, some known mods, hot rods were made by swapping the similar but not interchangeable Chrysler-DeSoto-Dodge truck 237, 251, 265" flathead (known as the 25" engines, the Ply-Do was the 23" engine).
Replaced by the slant in 1960.

http://victorylibrary.com/mopar/m-table-c.htm#Chrysler

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#93286 - 02/04/18 02:58 PM Re: 1957 Dodge truck [Re: tom c]
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'57 was the last year that Dodge/Plymouth tweaked the 230. A new head casting raised compression ratio to 8:1 - CarNut

Eddie Edmunds made a twin carb manifold that would fit these engines.

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