Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: 239cid flathead 6 engine


Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 5
Date:
239cid flathead 6 engine


looking to verify if the 239 cid flathead 6 engine in the Canadian built 1953 Pontiac Pathfinder is identical to the Engine in the US built 1953 Pontiac Chieftain? Thanks.



__________________


Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 4629
Date:

I asked that question of a guy that drove into a mall in his, I want to say, '52. He told me that prior to '55 they used the flathead 239, same as the U.S. Probably the best verification is via an old GM Canada Pontiac parts book that spans 1949-53.

Anybody have that manual?

__________________

67 Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe, Oshawa-built 250 PG never disturbed.

In garage, 296 cid inline six & TH350...

Cam, Toronto.


I don't judge a man by how far he's fallen, but by how far back he bounces - Patton



Addicted!

Status: Offline
Posts: 309
Date:

I have a 1950 Silver Streak with that model of engine the L6239 cu in.  I checked both of my manuals no luck 

The Maintenance manual that I have is for series 2000 - 2200 cars and it goes from 1949 to 1950. 

The second manual is a parts catalogue (as written on cover) No 327 ( chassis ) and it covers 1937 to 1951. 

Sorry , I can't confirm , but I can ask around, I know some pretty knowledgeable older gentlemen. 



__________________

New Brunswick , 1950 Pontiac Silver Streak 2 Dr Sedan, 1967 Beaumont, 1985 Sierra 1500 One Owner



Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 8170
Date:

i think they are the same most american pontiacs had straight 8s

__________________

http://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t51640378/timbuks-first-invader/ http://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t63146560/timbuks-second-invader/  vancouver island



Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 4629
Date:

I just picked up a 195Canadian Pontiac brochure after visiting Arcadian at the International Center today. The brochure starts with the base Pathfinder, progresses to Pathfinder Deluxe then Laurentian. Each is listed as 6 cylinder only. It then goes on with the U.S-sourced Chieftain Special (6 or 8), Chieftain Deluxe (6 or 8), and the Star Chief Custom (8 cyl).

 

The engine specs are listed for the Pontiac flathead 239 six & the Pontiac flathead 268 straight eight. No difference whether the six goes into a Canadian-built Pontiac or a U.S.-built one.

Cars with automatics got higher compression ratios; Powerglide went into Canadian Pathfinder, Pathfinder Deluxe & Laurentian with 239 sixes; U.S. sourced cars used the dual range Hydramatic behind 239 six and 268 straight eight.



__________________

67 Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe, Oshawa-built 250 PG never disturbed.

In garage, 296 cid inline six & TH350...

Cam, Toronto.


I don't judge a man by how far he's fallen, but by how far back he bounces - Patton

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us
.
Support Canadian Poncho!
Select Amount:
<
.
.
.