Re: 359 questions
Posted by Wat_Tyler On 2022/9/4 17:31:20
I guess if a 282 will fit on the shorter wheelbase so will the later engines. I would still check if the longer engine will mount in place of a six without some fabrication. Prior to 51 the different wheelbases were done ahead of the cowl and sixes on the short wheelbase might not have a lot of room without moving something. Also would wonder how the springs will take the increased weight.
Actually, it all seems to be a matter of having the proper parts to swap about. There is that thing in there at the radiator. Appears to be a type of support. I don't know what it's called, but for the sake of this discussion, it's a halo. On the six, the radiator mounts behind it. On the 8 (282 SWB models), the radiator mounts to the grille side of it.
I'm fortunate in that I have a '47 6 coupe, a '47 Deluxe coupe, and the '46 Deluxe sedan. So I can stare at them for hours at a time and study what's different about them.
I'll write about it as I discover things. Which reminds me, I need to take out a couple of fuel tanks and get some measurements.
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