I really enjoy doing the engine line up series. I love engines. If I had the $$$ and the space I’d collect them. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a straight eight, or twelve cylinder sitting on a stand, all clean and shiny?
For 1946 Chrysler had the Royal, the Windsor, The Saratoga and the New Yorker series, 2 more series than they had engines.
One of the coolest models was the Windsor two-door three passenger coupe.
1946 Two door, 3 passenger
Let’s get to the engines.
If you can’t guess there were one 6 cylinder and one 8 cylinder. They were split by series. One was the Royal/Windsor engine and the other was Saratoga/New Yorker engine. If you know anything about Chryslers you might know that the New Yorker named cars were large cars and traditionally had larger engines. In this case the Saratoga/New Yorker carried the V8.
It was an L-Head, cast iron block V8. It displaced 323.5 cubic inches with a bore and stroke of 3.25″ x 4.875″. With a compression ratio of 6.7:1 the engine put out about 135 horsepower. It had five main bearing and solid lifters and was topped with a B-B E7A1 carb.
1946 Chrysler 323.7 Straight Eight.
The other engine was a 6 cylinder or the Royal/Windsor engine, smaller cars (like the 2 door 3 passenger).
It two was an L-Head and cast iron block engine. It displaced 250.6 cid and the bore and stroke were 3.438″ x 4.50″. The compression ratio was 6.6:1 and it had solid lifters and 4 main bearings which combined generates 114 horsepower. It was topped either B-B EV1-EV2 j or E7L4 (for the Fluid Drive and Vacumatic) or B-BEX1, 2 or 3 (for the standard transmission).
The 1946 Chrysler 250 straight 6
Thanks for reading.