QOTD: Can You ID This Vintage Hot Rod? And Its Engine?

Tim Finn posted a couple of shots of a fine vintage hot rod, and it’s not a Ford for a change. I’m inclined to say it’s a Plymouth, but the radiator surround must be from something else. It was getting late last night, so I’ll let you confirm or deny. And then there’s the engine.


It’s a great shot of the business side of what is presumably the Plymouth’s 196 cu.in flat head four. If that’s what it is, this is a rare gem to see; I’ve certainly never seen a Plymouth four hot rodded. And the more I look at it, the more i’m sure it’s not that. The Plymouth four had its ports on the passenger side, and other details look different.

Tim, next time you see something like this, please take more shots. I love really old hot rods with their old engines, but I would like to have seen more of this one. One of you will know just what it is.