marvin r plymouth pb

one in a hundred million chances!

We bought the 1932 Plymouth model pb while living in Wis. in 1962. We drove the car as a second vehicle for several years,and had moved to Mi. UP.. Driving to an appointment in Escanaba a piston rod separated creating a sizable hole in the block. I knew of machine shop that could repair the block and make a sleeve for the cylinder. The machinist said " I think there is a block for that car in the back shed. Sure enough, under coal dust, scrape metal, and dust and dirt , we found the block. He said it was brought in to have the head surface planed. It was about 20 years ago and the owner never came back for it. I asked what he wanted for it, he said just take it.When I titled the car in Mi theyjust transferred the numbers off the Wi title. If we had checked the numbers on engine we'd have seen that the engine number did not match the title. I put the block and the car under raps for the next 25 years.

Now its 25 years later and we are living in AZ and I'm finally restoring the car and putting it together. At the title transfer office they actually inspect the car for correct numbers. I explain the engine swap and the new number is entered on the title.

Now it is 5 years later and we are living in OH. . We attend a Plymouth owners meet in Mount Vernon and a member suggests that I send to Chrysler for the line build ticket. I can't believe what I'm reading. There is engine ,number PB50410 as on the WI. title. Now all numbers on the vehicle match and the engine is back home 75 years later.

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