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ENGINE SPECS

1951 Dodge 230 Inline 6 Engine Specs

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model Designation: Wayfarer Six: D41; Coronet Six: D42; Meadowbrook Six: D42

Wheel base: Wayfarer: 115; Coronet Six, Meadowbrook Six: 123-1/2

Valve Location: In block

Bore and Stroke: 3-1/4 x 4-5/8

Piston displacement, Cubic Inches: 230.2

Compression ratio: 7.0

Maximum Brake Horsepower: 103 @ 3600 RPM

Maximum Torque Lbs.Ft. @ RPM: 190 @ 1200 RPM

Normal Oil Pressure Pounds: 40

TUNE UP SPECIFICATIONS (all models)

Spark Plug Make: Auto-Lite AR8

Spark Plug Gap, Inch: .035

Firing Order: 153624

Timing Mark: Top Dead Center; location: Vib. Damper

Engine Idle Speed, RPM:  w/manual transmission: 475; w/automatic: 475

Cylinder Head Torque Lbs.Ft.: 70

Compression Pressure & Cranking Speed: 120 min.

Voltage & Polarity: 6 volts, positive ground

PISTON AND RING SPECIFICATIONS

Fitting Pistons with Scale: Pistons removed from above. Shim thickness: .002

Pounds on a Pull Scale: 5 to 7

Ring End Gap: In tapered bores, fit rings in tightest portion of ring travel
Compression: .007
Oil: .007

Clearance in Groove: Compression: Top ring: .0025-.004; second ring: .002-.0035; Oil: .001-.0025

Wristpin Diameter, Inch: .8591-.8593

VALVE SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Clearance:
     Intake: .008 Hot;  Exhaust: .010 Hot

Valve Seat Angle, degrees: 45

Clearance for Timing Intake: .014

Valve Timing: (BTDC = before top dead center; ATDC = after top dead center)
         Intake opens: 8 BTDC
         Exhaust Closes: 7 ATDC

Valve Spring Pressure Pounds at Inches Length:
    Inner Spring: 40 @ 1-3/4

Valve Stem Clearance: Intake: .002; Exhaust: .003

ENGINE BEARING SPECIFICATIONS

Connecting Rod Bearings:
    Journal Diameter, Inches: 2.0615-2,0625
    Bearing Clearance, Inch: .006-.011
    Rod End Play, Inch: .006-.011
    Rod Bolt Tension: Lbs.Ft.: 45-50

Main Bearings:
    Journal Diameter, Inches: 2.488-2.500
    Bearing clearance: .0005-.0015
    Shaft End Play: .003-.007    (Thrust on Rear Bearing)
    Main Bolt Tension: Lbs.Ft.: 80-85
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CAPACITY DATA

Cooling System:
    Without heater: 14 quarts; With heater: 15 quarts

Fuel Tank: 17 gallons

Engine Oil: 5 quarts

Transmission: Manual: 2-3/4 Pints; Semi-Automatic Transmission: 3 pints

Rear Axle: 3-1/4 pints

AUTO-LITE DISTRIBUTOR SPECIFICATIONS

Distributor part number: 1AT-4011 (distributor rotates clockwise)

Cam Angle, degrees: 39

Breaker Point opening, Inch: .020

Condenser Capacity: .25-.28 Mfds.

Breaker Arm Spring Tension: 17-20 Oz.

Centrifugal Advance: (degrees at RPM of distributor)
    Advance starts: 1 @ 450 RPM
    Full Advance: 10 @ 1425 RPM

Vacuum Advance (degrees @ Inches of Mercury)
    Advance Starts: 1 @ 5-1/2
    Full Advance: 8 @ 14

AUTO-LITE GENERATOR SPECIFICATIONS

Generator Number: GGW-6001K (generator rotates clockwise, 6 volts, Positive Ground)

Generator output: GDZ-4801A, GDZ-4801B: 35 amps @ 2000 RPM; GGW-6001A, GGW-6001D: 45 amps @ 2125

Brush Spring Tension: 35-53 oz.

Field Current at 5 Volts: 1.4-1.5

AUTO-LITE REGULATOR SPECIFICATIONS

Regulator Number: VBE-6001A

Cutout Relay:
    Voltage to close points: 6.5
    Reverse current to open points: 4-6
    Armature Air Gap: .031 inches

Voltage Regulator Setting: 7.3 volts

Current and Voltage Armature Air Gap: .048 inches

Current Regulator Setting: 45 amps

AUTO-LITE STARTING MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS

Part number: MCH-6101; MCH-6201 (rotates clockwise)

Bush Spring Tension, Ounces: 42-53

No Load Test: 65 amps, 5 volts @ 4300 RPM

Torque Test: 335 Amps, 2.0 volts; Torque: 6.0 ft/lbs.

WHEEL ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS

Caster, Degrees
    Limits: -1 to +1
    Desired: 0

Camber, Degrees
    Limits: 0 to +3/4
    Desired: +3/8

Toe-In, Inches: 0 to 1/16

Toe-Out on Turns, Degrees: (If toe-out is incorrect, when other adjustments are correct, look for bent steering arms.)
    Outer wheel: 20
    Inner Wheel: 20-1/2 to 22-1/2

Kingpin Angle, or Steering Axis Degrees: (If king pin or spindle support angle are incorrect, but camber is correct, look for bent suspension arms or steering knuckle support)
    5 to 6-1/2