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1938 WC engine swap to a WD

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Norm Clark

03-05-2011 11:14:36




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My WD needs an engine block. I have a good WC engine and wonder if it would bolt up to the WD. Haven't tried yet but I'm thinking the blocks should be the same. Anybody out there familiar with this sort of engine swap?




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WV Ike

03-07-2011 18:32:06




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 Re: 1938 WC engine swap to a WD in reply to Norm Clark, 03-05-2011 11:14:36  
Easy Swap I did a late model WD engine. Still had side plate but had a WD 45 crank from the factory. I even used the clutch in mine.



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JMS/.MN

03-05-2011 17:50:50




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 Re: 1938 WC engine swap to a WD in reply to Norm Clark, 03-05-2011 11:14:36  
Styled or unstyled WC,or WD, WF, all used the same 201 cu in engine...except the first 28 tractors from 1933, which had the Waukesha engine. Blocks will bolt right in. Biggest difference is the gov spring, WD runs a tad higher rpm to get the increased power, so use the spring in your WD.



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Norm Clark

03-05-2011 19:37:11




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 Re: 1938 WC engine swap to a WD in reply to JMS/.MN, 03-05-2011 17:50:50  
Thanks everyone. You've confirmed what I suspected about the change over. So here goes!



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Aaron SEIA

03-05-2011 13:10:48




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 Re: 1938 WC engine swap to a WD in reply to Norm Clark, 03-05-2011 11:14:36  
For all purposes, they are identical. Unbolt and re-bolt.

AaronSEIA



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old

03-05-2011 13:03:56




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 Re: 1938 WC engine swap to a WD in reply to Norm Clark, 03-05-2011 11:14:36  
Can not say on a 1938 WC since I do not know the cut off year of the un=styled and the styled but I can say a WC/WD and even the WD45 will bolt up with no problem of changes. I know because I took a WD45 engine out of my 1947 W Speed Patrol and put in a rebuilt WD engine into it



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Tramway Guy

03-05-2011 12:59:20




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 Re: 1938 WC engine swap to a WD in reply to Norm Clark, 03-05-2011 11:14:36  
No significant difference between the WC and WD blocks, if any...



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