Re: [FWDLK] '59 DeSoto exhaust manifold.
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Re: [FWDLK] '59 DeSoto exhaust manifold.



Jim Pristelski pointed out to me that U.S.-built 1961 and 1962 Mopars did
have the alternator as standard equipment.  Reading the brochures of the
period, that fact was not loudly broadcast except in the Valiant and Lancer
issues.  Only the "Electrical Equipment" section of the brochures made
mention of the alternator being standard.

Chrysler Canada, though, was another story, holding off on the alternator
until 1963, although it was optional in 1961 and 1962, including the
Valiant.

Bill
Vancouver, BC


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Watson" <wwatson@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 12:45 AM
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] '59 DeSoto exhaust manifold.


> I believe if you look closely at that "HL383" you will see it is "ML383".
> It "M" stands for 1959.
>
> The 1959 DeSoto Firesweep came with a 361, but the rest of the line came
> with the B block 383 - 2-bbl on the Firedome, 4-bbl on the Fireflite and
2,
> 4-bbl pn the Adventurer.   (Only the U.S-built Windsor and Saratoga used
the
> RB block 383.)
>
> Altough the alternator was standard on American-built 1960-62 Valiants and
> Lancers, the rest of the car lines had the generator standard and the
> alternator optional.   It did not become standard across the board until
> 1963.
>
>
> Bill
> Vancouver, BC
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Agnew
> To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 7:20 PM
> Subject: [FWDLK] '59 DeSoto exhaust manifold.
>
>
> Gents....my friend has a '59 Fireflite Sportsman 2 dr h/t with a 383 with
> one 4 bbl. Stamped on the boss is HL383. Looks like the 361 was the
standard
> motor from literature I have, and it got a 383.
> The R/H exhaust manifold has been welded so much it's cracked yet again
and
> is a writeoff. Numbers are ground off, looks like it could have been
> 1946969.....looking at the '59 parts book, that is. L/H manifold on the
car
> is 1739600, so that ties in.
> My question is.....what else will fit, and have the same generator
casting?
> I'm guessing not much, as '61 was all alternators.
> Am I correct in thinking that only the R/H manifold from any big block
> MoPar from '59 or '60 ( excluding the different one that the 300F had and
> that of the '59 Adventurer )  will fit?
> And......does anybody have one that they would be willing to part with (
> uncracked would be best!).  These are very hard to find down here......
>        Thanks in advance...........
>                        Dave in New Zealand.
>
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