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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 53 hemi, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. 53 hemi
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  2. dumprat
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    Car looks great! But as The other guy said, shorten the rad support rods and lean the grill back please.
     
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    Hmmm...I'll have to check into that...

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    Awesome car, if you decide to modify the hemi you might need to remodel the bathrooms or build a deck or something. We'll be watching
     
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    Ok...it's been a while, but things are still moving along.

    I finally started getting the Hemi rolling...

    Off to the machine shop! 20190127_174408.jpeg

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    My brother, who is a pretty heavy duty Mopar guy, has his machine work done at Magnum Machine in Chesapeake VA. Good enough for me! My Dad flew down to New Orleans and we road tripped up to Norfolk.

    I had ordered some parts, so we had to unload the engine in my brother's shop and dress it up so that we could drink a few beers and admire it...

    My brother got me the valve covers for Christmas...pretty sweet! 20190129_130109.jpeg 20190129_225012.jpeg 20190129_224943.jpeg

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    Taking advice from 73RR on here and basically spending lots of money with Hot Heads. I'm looking for reliability, but still pretty stout.

    Stock rockers limit me a bit, but HH recommended an Isky cam -

    Mega Racing Cam [901281] - $194.00 : ISKY Racing Cams, Do It Right
    http://www.iskycams.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1020

    I guess between the machinist and the guys at Hot Heads we're thinking 375hp and mucho torque..well over 400 ft lbs, apparently...nice

    That's kinda it...I've ordered a set of chrome reverse wheels from Wheel Vintiques and I'll be getting a TKO600 soon. Hopefully about 3 more months until it's all together.

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    Thanks for showing us your great find. Keep the pics coming. It don't matter what make or model. Build or buy as long as your enjoying it.
    THIS IS WHAT IT''S ALL ABOUT RIGHT HERE.:)
    ENJOYING YOUR RIDE!!
     
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    Gotta love a hemi in an old coupe. You will love it.
     
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    What are you doing with the "old" valve covers?
     
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    Ok - I'm back for a sec; leaving tomorrow morning to pick up the Hemi!!!

    Side note: I'm going to keep the old valve covers cause they're too cool to get rid of!

    I've been working a lot, and hemorrhaging $$ (if anyone wants to know how much it costs to build an early Hemi, the answer is - you don't want to know...just build a supercharged 383 stroker sbc and buy a summer home with the leftover cash!!)

    But the engine is done! My brother picked it up from the machine shop a few weeks ago. I just got back from another hitch out at sea and finally took the time to install the wiring kit I've had sitting around for a year. The wiring on the car was pretty bad; it took 3 full days but I'm pretty happy with this new kit...

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    Just a quick pic of how the bills get paid... we're the lead tug FB_IMG_1556844840715.jpeg

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    Here it is![​IMG][​IMG]

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    I'm having trouble attaching a video file!! This things sounds awesome!
     
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    Looks fantastic too. Huge Mopar fan so happy to see a hemi go into the Plymouth coupe.
     
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    Looken Good!
     
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    Really looking good now!
     
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    I'm getting close!

    I built a bracket to run a round back Mopar alternator. I installed a BB Mopar fan. After two days of redesigning everything up front I got this big Walker radiator installed. Fuel system is plumbed. And a new shifter arm to go with the new trans!

    Fingers crossed that it starts up on Friday! Picking up the new driveshaft today. 20190911_180409.jpeg 20190914_125907.jpeg IMG_20190917_120503_926.jpeg IMG_20190913_172314_046.jpeg 20190913_160026.jpeg 20190917_151304.jpeg

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  25. Lookin good! after you get her running your going to need seriously better traction out back. Those pizza cutters don't stand a chance with that Hemi and a 5 speed!:)
     
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    Haha - yeah; I've got a set of Towel City slicks on the list for the near future!

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    Well, hahaha, I made it about 60 miles before my new "rebuilt" water pump from Kanter failed. They're gonna go good for it. In the meantime, I guess the old working original is gonna try to live for a week or two...

    Haven't got on it yet; getting the clutch and tranny eased in...but it sounds amazing... 20190922_114642.jpeg 20190922_151616.jpeg 20190924_174803.jpeg

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    The hemi looks right at home. What front axle are you using?
     
  30. 53 hemi
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    It's the original, double wave, Plymouth axle, but it's been set up for Ford spindles.

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