The Jalopy Journal
Since I only deal with EarlyHemi and related engines I can only speak of those. Trust me, no new cams for a 241 Dodge...but we do alot of...
I'll second the disc upgrade. And, if you plan to do the rear brakes and also to plan to keep the car awhile I'd suggest installing an Explorer...
There are some changes along the years that will make swapping, while not impossible, just a little more work.
As said, the Dodge and Plymouth...
...damn, you're making me feel old as I am well past the 50 mark...
MaMopar offered the L6 in most Dodge and Plymouth models through 1959; the first Slant 6 appeared in 1960.
....no substitute for cubic inches......
Is the hinge thick enough to tap?
I still have a couple of cores on the shelf but nothing 'ready to go' as it seems that everybody wants something a little different.
That 'little' 241 can be quite surprising with the correct pile-o-parts. I'd suggest 10:1 c/r, a warm cam and electronic ignition as a starting...
Dan, You did a great job on that truck and it still looks like a sleeper.
Nice to see it is in, apparently, good hands.
Caustic soda likes to eat aluminum. :rolleyes:
Hot tank then citric acid.
...at least Fastenal will still 3PL stuff. HUGE savings for freight.
...yeah, I've met a few 'experts' in my time and now with this www inter-web thing everyone wants to be one.
IMHO, there is simply too much to...
I read through all of the posts but still not sure as to the 'why' part of swapping...o_O
What is the 'need' involved?
As said, swapping to something else will not be cheap or easy. Rebuild the PF.
All of the EarlyHemi rods are forged. The '25N' is not familar. Is there a forging number on the other side?
...I'd be more concerned with the angle of the driveshaft and u-joint angles.
You go over the top even on something as simple as the bracing around the hood opening...Very Nice work.
Oh, by the way, your shop is too clean so...
BTTT for the evening crew.
The Mopar ring gear would either be 130 or 146 tooth so your 131, although a bit odd, should work.
I might suggest that you also try a Dakota...
Another 'vote' for the Olds-Pont and parallel leaves. I would not expect the old Ford to live long.
I recall folks putting the 5-1/2 pattern on...
That would be an interesting swap. I've seen physically larger engines stuffed in them.
I doubt tht a T5 will hold up...the best WC units top out at 300 lb-ft.
If you are crafty enough then look at the Aisin AX15.
The 455 is a torque monster in stock form so it will do well in a truck...except the rear tire problems.
This swap, as with many swaps, depends...
I'm not a Ford guy per say but, consider that the money to make 300hp in a Y-block will make an FE look downgight cheap...and you get piles of...
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