Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb between 467xxx and 468xxx

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Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb between 467xxx and 468xxx

Post by tractor12 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:00 pm

Guessing that would mean July or August 44 dated motor. I have an October 44 block to trade or cash
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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb

Post by Moabrubi » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:20 pm

I have MB485972 I have been told it is September 44

Let me know

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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb

Post by Adam » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:41 am

Whats the date code of MB485972, is that 9-26, for my records.

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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb

Post by Michael O. » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:34 am

I’ve also been looking for a late Aug 1944 cast MB block for MB 369488 which I estimate was delivered on or about 9-11-1944. I estimate that I need a block cast around 8-21 and in the MB 474XXX range...is this correct?

I have two MB blocks cast in Sept 1944 for those like me that like to keep records...

MB 480324 (Cast date 9-21, Machining date 9-23-44)
MB 488057 (Cast date 9-28, Machining date 9-30-44)

For guys looking to find an appropriate block to “match” their MB delivered during this period you should look for a block cast at least 2 weeks prior but probably not more than 3 weeks prior to your DoD.

Tractor...what is the serial number and DoD of your Sept ‘44 MB?
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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb

Post by tractor12 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:07 am

367484. I was told by Tom to look for one between 467 and 468
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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb

Post by Michael O. » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:38 pm

Tom would definitely know. It’s too bad he doesn’t post here anymore. If I find one close to what you’re looking for in my own search I will let you know...as an MB block in the 467XXX - 468XXX range would be just a little too early for my MB 369488.

Since your MB 367484 is only 2004 units earlier than mine, I would love to see photos of her! Do you have your original monenclature tag? Do you know the DoD? I reckon your MB was assembled and delivered about a week prior to mine. MB 369488 only has her frame tag.
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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb

Post by tractor12 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:42 pm

I have the original frame tag only on 484. 367485 also at my house has has the frame tag, original USMC hood numbers, and the repro data plate says 9-4-44. The body numbers are about ten thousand off from each other.
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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb

Post by sjalbert » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:45 pm

Michael O. wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:34 am
I’ve also been looking for a late Aug 1944 cast MB block for MB 369488 which I estimate was delivered on or about 9-11-1944. I estimate that I need a block cast around 8-21 and in the MB 474XXX range...is this correct?

I have two MB blocks cast in Sept 1944 for those like me that like to keep records...

MB 480324 (Cast date 9-21, Machining date 9-23-44)
MB 488057 (Cast date 9-28, Machining date 9-30-44)

For guys looking to find an appropriate block to “match” their MB delivered during this period you should look for a block cast at least 2 weeks prior but probably not more than 3 weeks prior to your DoD.

Tractor...what is the serial number and DoD of your Sept ‘44 MB?
I'd peg MB 369488 as being closer to 9-14 or 9-15. My database has MB 370076 delivered on 9/15/1944. That's from JIm Kilbourne's Willys factory data.

Lead times for engines in this time frame appears to actually be closer to a week to ten days.

My database has engine 471572 in MB 368524 delivered on 9/7/1944. I don't list a source for that info.
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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb

Post by Michael O. » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:20 pm

Thank you Seth for your valuable input.
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MB 203XXX
GPW 104111
GPW 108552 (coming soon)
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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb between 467xxx and 468xxx

Post by Florent » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:55 am

tractor12 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:00 pm

I have an October 44 block to trade or cash
Wich number please ?
Thanks
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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb between 467xxx and 468xxx

Post by Michael O. » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:15 pm

I have engine MB 496565 which was cast in October 1944. It has a matching Oct ‘44 head. I’d have to dig it out to get more detailed information on it.
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GPW 108552 (coming soon)
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MB 379204

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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb between 467xxx and 468xxx

Post by tractor12 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:22 pm

It’s 480xxx with September casting date
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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb between 467xxx and 468xxx

Post by Michael O. » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:34 pm

I have MB engine MB 480342 cast on 9-21 and machined on 9-23-44. Your motor MB 480XXX should be very close to mine.
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MB 111414
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MB 203XXX
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MB 379204

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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb between 467xxx and 468xxx

Post by tractor12 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:44 pm

9/18 cast date
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Re: Looking for a block for an early September 44 mb between 467xxx and 468xxx

Post by Florent » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:12 am

Michael O. wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:15 pm
I have engine MB 496565 which was cast in October 1944. It has a matching Oct ‘44 head. I’d have to dig it out to get more detailed information on it.
Interesting... Cast date around 10 -15 ?
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