Strange Engine Number

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My garage: 1942 Willys MB (Script)...Chassis # MB132051..."CONNIE"
1943 Bantam T-3 Trailer..ACM #B50604.............."Tandem Conversion)
1944 Willys MB.................Chassis #MB 302306
Location: Haverhill,Suffolk,UK

Re: Strange Engine Number

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1942 Willys MB (Script).Chassis #MB 132051."CONNIE"
1942 Dodge WC-51.Chassis #81563573
1943 Bantam T-3 Trailer..ACM # B50604.(Tandem)
1944 Willys MB.Chassis #MB 302306."CAROLE"
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My garage: 1942 Willys MB (Script)...Chassis # MB132051..."CONNIE"
1943 Bantam T-3 Trailer..ACM #B50604.............."Tandem Conversion)
1944 Willys MB.................Chassis #MB 302306
Location: Haverhill,Suffolk,UK

Re: Strange Engine Number

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1942 Willys MB (Script).Chassis #MB 132051."CONNIE"
1942 Dodge WC-51.Chassis #81563573
1943 Bantam T-3 Trailer..ACM # B50604.(Tandem)
1944 Willys MB.Chassis #MB 302306."CAROLE"
Are you in that garage again.? its about time you came in!
2ad82recon
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Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:41 pm
My garage: 1942 Willys MB (Script)...Chassis # MB132051..."CONNIE"
1943 Bantam T-3 Trailer..ACM #B50604.............."Tandem Conversion)
1944 Willys MB.................Chassis #MB 302306
Location: Haverhill,Suffolk,UK

Re: Strange Engine Number

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1942 Willys MB (Script).Chassis #MB 132051."CONNIE"
1942 Dodge WC-51.Chassis #81563573
1943 Bantam T-3 Trailer..ACM # B50604.(Tandem)
1944 Willys MB.Chassis #MB 302306."CAROLE"
Are you in that garage again.? its about time you came in!
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My garage: current owner of a WC 9, WC 12, 2 K38s, USMC Willys MB Holden Ambulance, 1943 USMC Willys NOM 12 radio jeep ,wc 27, Cushman package kar, m6 bomb truck, m5 bomb trailer, m1 bomb truck, Ben hur trailer and a few more things
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Re: Strange Engine Number

Post by wc 9 and 12 owner »

From Eric

It is what I suspected, but a little newer. That's a 1953 23" long 230ci engine based on the M37 engine. I believe they were made as replacements for the M37 or possibly replacements for the T214/T223 trucks used around the world at the time.
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My garage: 1942 Willys MB (Script)...Chassis # MB132051..."CONNIE"
1943 Bantam T-3 Trailer..ACM #B50604.............."Tandem Conversion)
1944 Willys MB.................Chassis #MB 302306
Location: Haverhill,Suffolk,UK

Re: Strange Engine Number

Post by 2ad82recon »

I think that nails it then sir ! Many thanks for the help and advice with this !
So is it actually a Dodge made engine or a Civilian made “ pattern” replacement motor ?
And I’m going to ask the obvious…. Dodge didn’t have a late 45 chassis body and cab sitting around waiting for 8 years for an engine did they ?
Begging the question of when did it go through a major rebuild and by whom ?

Kind regards

Lloyd
1942 Willys MB (Script).Chassis #MB 132051."CONNIE"
1942 Dodge WC-51.Chassis #81563573
1943 Bantam T-3 Trailer..ACM # B50604.(Tandem)
1944 Willys MB.Chassis #MB 302306."CAROLE"
Are you in that garage again.? its about time you came in!
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Re: Strange Engine Number

Post by Kaegi »

it was common to install crate engines from chrysler. the military bought tons of them in air tight containers. last time I saw one for sale was about 15 years ago. Eric is the go to guy for this kind of data!