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jimmy_stikx 12-03-2012 07:58 PM

OHV conversion
Was there ever an over head valve conversion for the Chrysler L230's? I think it could be interesting to run one on a powerwagon

timothale 12-03-2012 08:39 PM

There is a forum for in line engines I've never searched there, We have in the car some day collection 35 olds in line6 won't turn over,.. 48, nash wont turn over, 41 chevy truck head off, and a spare 60's ford 6 if you google you might find something,for in the 20's it was popular to put an olds or chevy ohv on a model T ford, I have seen a stude V 8 head on a model T, a neighbor ran a Ford Boss 302 head in his iron duke Gm 4 , the auto companies didn't change major dimensions during redesigns. The factory machinery for building a ford Y block 239-312 was refurbished to build SBF 221-351... 292 forged truck cranks can have some minor work done to fit a small block... the old lincoln machinery was updated for Fe engines Etc etc. The Torque plate to power hone an engine block fits several different makes I have no idea if a slant 6 has major dimensions the same as the old flatheads.

techinspector1 12-06-2012 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by jimmy_stikx (Post 1618764)
Was there ever an over head valve conversion for the Chrysler L230's? I think it could be interesting to run one on a powerwagon

Chrysler Hemi-6 Engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

joe_padavano 12-06-2012 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by techinspector1 (Post 1619870)

I believe the O.P. is asking about an OHV conversion for the older flathead Chrysler six, not the slant six or the Australian six, both of which were designed as OHV motors.

timothale 12-07-2012 07:30 AM

engineering dimensions ?
So we still don't know if the aust Hemi head would fit or with some modifications would work. Time to try to get some head gaskets and see if the bores and bolt holes line up. The guy that had the Stude head on his T use a 1/2 aluminum plate with studs for the head and holes to bolt to the T block. My old neighbor that had the Boss head on his iron duke changed and started sawing small block chevies in half to make V 4's for his circle track cars. Just how much work do you want to do? Find an import Hemi saw it in half, then weld the head back together ?

joe_padavano 12-07-2012 07:44 AM

And again, I agree that it is certainly possible to adapt later model heads with work. I believe that the O.P. is asking about a bolt-on OHV conversion for the Chrysler flathead six. Of course, we have yet to hear back from the O.P., so I'll stop trying to be a mindreader and let him chime in.

jimmy_stikx 12-08-2012 11:23 AM

Sorry for the late reply, busy week at work. I am looking for a bolt on per-se, but looking more for any homemade setups any one may have come across or made themselves.

As for the slant-six, if I got my hands on would, it would probably end up in another project that I'm concocting in my mine

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