We took a trip to Joshua Tree National Park on 6/29/15. On our hike to the Wall Street Mill (I will have a separate post about this mill), we found several abandoned cars. In this multi-part series, I will show you the photos and what I’ve learned about each. I don’t know much about them, and almost all identifying features have been removed.
The first vehicle was near the remains of a house that had burned down. It was a pick up truck of some sort.
The vehicle had a straight six engine:
…and there was a serial number stamped into the side of the block that reads P247279:
…and a Ferro marking.
The top of the heads also had a serial number, though this one was part of the casting 525151-1.
It had a manual transmission; it felt like it had three speeds plus reverse. I could still feel it shift when I moved the shift lever around.
Just above the transmission on the base of the gear shift lever boot was the serial number 551922.
This truck had massive drum brakes.
The rear differential was quite large as well:
Looking around online, I found a link that contained an engine with similar markings: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/can-anyone-id-this-engine-car.846547/.
One possibility is that the vehicle in my photos was a Jewett 6, which often used Ferro motors. Does anyone else have information on this truck?
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