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Old 23rd August 2017, 21:30   #46
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What I was able to learn from reading mirrors the markings on the engine i.e. DCPD. Chrysler's flat head engines obviously had different versions with different specifications and among them is the 230 series flat head or straight six which was originally meant for light trucks and was used across the 4 sister brand names as seen in the engine marking. The link below has the full details.

I read benu9714's post and did some more reading and found the Studebaker Commander 6 engine which is a flat head inline 6 engine and the most likely candidate for comparison with the above engine (Please correct me if I got this part wrong). When I google'd the images, I found the two engines visually similar to my untrained and inexperienced eye, until I found higher resolution images on Google search (Not posting here as they are easily found and I wouldn't want to simply repost the images). Once you look closely they have differences.


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Chrysler Straight 6 Engine - Go down to the part in the table where it has the 228.1 cu in (3,737.9 cc) engine

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Update

As posted earlier the car was painted and the outcome was not as expected

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so it was decided to try to get the correct shade from USA and luckily these period touch up samples were found on ebay.

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Finally the car was repainted today with the correct powder blue shade, will post more pictures in a couple of days.

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Tail lamps lenses and a period radio has also been imported, the missing knob on the radio is now being sourced.

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Some pictures as promised
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Nice shade of blue!

Has the rear glass landed? If yes, how was it shipped?

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Nice shade of blue!

Has the rear glass landed? If yes, how was it shipped?
Not yet, though glass is available with couple of sellers abroad, the issue is with the shipping.

Here is a picture after the white on the roof and sides was sprayed yesterday.

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The picture below shows the difference in the color of their Desoto and the Belvedre.

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The picture below shows the difference in the color of their Desoto and the Belvedre.

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isn't that Desoto KPS's Desoto? has it come to Jaipur??
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Amazing! It'll be a head turner when it moves on the road, under it's own power.
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isn't that Desoto KPS's Desoto? has it come to Jaipur??
KPS had a '54 dodge in a different shade of blue.
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KPS had a '54 dodge in a different shade of blue.
And a different number :

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Colour as it looks after rubbing

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Original seat pattern found underneath covers

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Wiring work has started

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Oh My God...It was an absolute pleasure to go thru this threads. Cannot wait to see pictures when complete.
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I hope you are shooting a video of the whole restoration. Will be really interesting to watch. I am a big fan of restoration/modification videos. Thanks.
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Great shade! I am envious over this car. In the background I See a Dodge Kingsway stationwagon custom getting ready in Golden and shell white colour. What a site to see three different cars from Chrysler US.

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Any updates Sir? The car seems to be taking up a really nice final result with that amazing paint job.
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An amazing labour of love Kartik. Glued to see the finished gleaming Belvedere in incidentally my favorite color . Cheers

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