1. Registration trouble? Please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right corner of the page and your issue will be resolved.
    Dismiss Notice

Supersonic 226

Discussion in 'Jeep Utility Tech' started by Johns1967CJ5, May 12, 2019.

  1. May 12, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

    Johns1967CJ5 Sponsor Sponsor

    Northern NJ
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,484
    I was told this is the original motor for my 56 pickup. It's a supersonic 226 but has a super hurricane head. Anyone know if this was used in the 56 pickups and should I find the correct head ?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. May 13, 2019
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member Sponsor

    Apopka, Fl
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    8,501
    I thought the Supersonic was in cars?
     
  3. May 13, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

    Johns1967CJ5 Sponsor Sponsor

    Northern NJ
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,484
    It was. I read Kaiser used the supersonic blocks with hurricane heads in the truck for a bit. Don't know if that true though
     
    Glenn likes this.
  4. May 13, 2019
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member Sponsor

    Apopka, Fl
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    8,501
    Well, if it's true then your engine is how it came from the factory so that has the cool factor. :)
     
  5. May 13, 2019
    Johns1967CJ5

    Johns1967CJ5 Sponsor Sponsor

    Northern NJ
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,484
    Yeah but I cant verify it. I saw one sentence saying that after searching all weekend
     
  6. May 13, 2019
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member Sponsor

    Apopka, Fl
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    8,501
    Well, a catalog I got from Willys America says the Super Hurricane and the Super Sonic are the same motor, but that's all I see at the moment.
     
  7. May 13, 2019
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member Sponsor

    Apopka, Fl
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    8,501
  8. May 20, 2019 at 10:18 AM
    lightner

    lightner New Member

    staunton, va
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2018
    Messages:
    13
    i purchased a flat head 6 with the super hurricane head but the water pump and the fuel pump were different from my original engine. also, it has a 2 bbl carb. seller said it was a high compression engine - but he also said it was newly built when actually it was a burnt up engine. oh well, buyer be ware. water pump is same as engine used in early henry j's. fuel pumps may be interchangeable but the water pumps are not. hope this helps
     

Share This Page

New Posts