Is it a Duck?

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Is it a Duck?

Post by Ronald '52 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:15 am

I got this engiine to put in my '52 Chevy. Was told it was a 248 When I got it home discovered it was a 270
It was in the (now rotted) crate, apparently since it's rebuild in 1950
I was asking about it on the stovebolt forum and told it might be for a DUKW

any thoughts?
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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by GPW1263 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:33 pm

It sure looks like it! That's quite a catch.

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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by W. Winget » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:07 pm

Note the waterproof sheet metal housing for the Distributor and wires setup. 1st thing I would ID as DUKW.
I'm certain any DUKW owner around you would desire it, I'm in Virginia, mine runs (well a few years back it did) but could always use a replacement, not like they grow on trees.
Fan should be a pusher as well if you note the direction of rotation there, don't let that get bent up.
Let us know if you want to move it out, I assume it was not frozen when you picked it up.
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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by 70th Division » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:09 pm

Hello Ronald,

Welcome to the G503 !!!

That looks like a nice engine.
If it is for a WW2 Dukw or truck .....
If you decide to sell it I would be interested, as I have a dukw project that came with no engine.

I am not very familiar with the engines as far as dating them.
Hopefully someone can identify it here !!


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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by Ronald '52 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:46 pm

It does move. Other than cleaning up the outside, I haven't done much. I did pull the valve cover to see what it looks like under there. You can see that here.
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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by Ronald '52 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:32 pm

I am looking to move this on.

It is a larger project to modify it for my Chevy truck (that currently has it's running original engine) than I plan to take on.

Now that I know what it is, it seems like it should go to someone that can appreciate it. I have received some messages from stovebolters with offers. I would be interested in offers here if you want to message me directly.

Or pass the word on to any DUKW guys you know.

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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by D.R.H. » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:13 pm

It is for sure a 1st. series 270, I have one in my Chevy. 1st. series is 1940 through early 1942. Not sure it belongs in a D.U.K.W. These engines did have the enclosure over the distributor though. My suggestion is to look into David Doyle's book about the C.C.K.W. You will probably find more accurate answers there.
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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by W. Winget » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:27 pm

If it turns clockwise.....one need only look at the fan to see it's a pusher...which is a DUKW only application. Sure the engine could be in a GMC or Chevy as a replacement, but you would have to change the fan that is currently put on there (assuming it turns clockwise)
Plenty of takers here already if you do not want it, just need to pick one of us and pass a price and location on, it looks like a fine prospect for a DUKW whichever Coast you are on.
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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by 70th Division » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:45 am

Hello Ronald,

I sent you a pm.
I really could use it, and need it for my DUKW, that has no engine in it at all.
A former owner took it out some time ago, and it is long gone.



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Ray

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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by Ronald '52 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:24 pm

Those interested. Please send me a PM with an email address. As I am new to the forum, I can't respond to your messages on here.

Also, I am in Northern California

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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by motto » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:23 pm

Definitely a DUKW engine. It has part of the compressor drive in the crankshaft pulley as well as the shielded ignition and pusher fan.

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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by 70th Division » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:52 pm

Hello,

Thanks for the crating, and shipping !
Payment has been sent, I am looking forward to getting this engine to overhaul for my DUKW !!

Thanks Again,
Ray

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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by Ronald '52 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:11 pm

So glad it is finding its way back to a DUKW! Please keep me informed on the progress.

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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by 70th Division » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:37 pm

Hello,
I will certainly do that !!
Once I get a new phone I will start a thread here on the DUKW restoration !!

Thanks Again, and I will let you know once it arrives here in Florida .
Also thank you for saving this engine that you found and rescued from certain oblivion in a rotted out government crate, in the woods, and posting it here on the G so that a DUKW will have a long lost engine replaced :D :D :D
Thanks to you and your husband for crating it and shipping it for me, greatly appreciated !!
Like an A-Team plan coming together :D :D :D

Good luck with your nice truck as well !!

Best Regards,
Ray

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Re: Is it a Duck?

Post by 70th Division » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:10 am

Hello,

Just to let everyone know, the DUKW engine is now in Florida !
Thanks to the seller for crating it, and shipping it via Fastenal service.
A beautiful engine has been saved and will go into a DUKW that had no engine.

The crated engine weighed 961 pounds, the shipping via Fastenal's shipper was
$341 from California to Florida.
Outstanding rate, and fairly quick, about a week.
I picked it up at a local store, they loaded it on my truck.

I had never been to a Fastenal store, they have a lot of tools and stuff there !

I highly recommend this shipping service to anyone that needs to ship a crated object or engine.
They require the engine to be crated and palletized.

Here is a link, it saved a small fortune in shipping !!

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Best Regards,
Ray

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