Working on a 1958 R190 truck that has a rd372 engine in it. I have a couple questions about the engine.
First I got my starter rebuilt, but the repair man told me that it was in rough shape and that he wasn't sure if it could handle a 12 volt system even after he repaired it.
Normally I would just keep the truck at 6 volts but my plan for it has me needing a 12 volt system.
So wondering if all the Rd series had the same starter drive. Have access to some Rd 406/450 engines, want to know if they would be a direct replacement if they are 12 volt.
Second my exhaust manifold is cracked and trying to figure out if a manifold off a 450 would fit or if the ports have different spacing.
Finally in hoping to get a transmission with a PTO drive on it to run a hydraulic pumo. If the flywheel bolt pattern and mounting the same or not.
Thanks in advance.