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Madlurch
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« on: May 15, 2009, 01:30:11 PM »

  On the earlier civilian Power Wagons with the flat fenders, they came with two engines... a 230 cid. and a 251 cid. both inline 6's with an "L" head configuration. My question is... How could you tell them apart without opening the hood?
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 05:41:27 PM »

Longer hood?
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 09:55:17 PM »

  No... not a longer hood.

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 10:57:23 PM »

I'm going to guess you're talking about the second series (1951 - early 1956) versus the third series (late 1956 - 1968).

If so, the shape of the stake pockets and the top of the bed.  The second series had sculptured stake pockets and the top of the bed angled out at 45 degrees.  The third series had square stake pockets and the top of the bed was flat.

Note: the first series (late 1945 - 1950) had four stake pockets and the second and third series each had three stake pockets.

(Couldn't find which engine was used in which series so I'm guessing some here.)

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 06:55:57 AM »

 Thats all good info... but has nothing to do with the engines. You should be looking at the end of the truck that has the engine.

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009, 10:42:43 AM »

The grill sticks out about an inch in front of the hood to accommodate the longer 251 engine.

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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2009, 12:23:36 PM »

 YES!  The grill is offset to allow room for the longer block!

  Your turn Griff.

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