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Projects 36 plymouth coupe found

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 0nedon, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. 0nedon
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    20190414_161359[1].jpg 20190407_174037[1].jpg 20190407_174155[1].jpg 20190407_174155[1].jpg 20190321_151910[1].jpg Hey Guys I found this old 36 coupe when I was going to look at another car. Needless to say I never made it to the other car. Looks pretty well unmolested I was told it had been setting there around 40 years Anyway The engine is stuck(plugs broke off and rotted though) I have a 1954 Plymouth 4 door that also has a flathead 6 in it heads are the same length. Could any mopar guys tell me if they would be an easy swap? Getting the old coupe was a real job. There was about 4" snow on the ground and it was frozen down. Had to go back to the house and take a weed burner and a pick to get it loose, oh also a good friend and about 6 hrs. but it was all worth it. Also how do you put the tail light lens in, they are broke out and the stainless does not come off the housing. Looks like I will need grill insert and some headlite parts to start with. Floors need a little patching but not bad for setting up to the axles that long. Thanks Guys for any help
     
  2. scrap metal 48
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    Cool find.. Mid-30's Plymouth coupes make great hot rods...
     
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  3. Not bad for 40 years.
     
  4. bct
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    Yes . I love them but I'm biased .
     
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  5. If the 36 tail light is anything like the 37, there is a lone screw in the bottom of the stainless ring holding it on. You have to push down slightly, while pulling the bottom of the ring out first. Even with the screw removed the ring will not fall due to the way the housing is flared.
    Not 100% sure , but if my memory is correct, your 54 flat 6 is a bolt in swap, while adding cubic inches. Nice score by the way!
     
  6. COOL CAR! You need to find the inner part of the taillight. I believe there is a spring and you sort of tilt the lens in and push up. I think slayer was correct about the screw.
     
  7. raven
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    I’m jealous
    Good catch.
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  8. hkestes
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    from Plano, TX

    The 54 flathead should be a bolt in. You may need to swap your bellhousing and flywheel to ensure the input shaft length of the transmission and your starter will work. The 36 was a 201 with 80 HP and the 54 is either a 100 HP 218 or 110 HP 230. These can be some neat old power plants and can be very reliable as well. I drove my 48 Plymouth coupe as a daily for about 6 years in and around Dallas.

    There are "speed" parts out there for the flathead Mopars both new and vintage just depends on what you want to spend and how quickly you want to get them. Here is the 230 that was in my 48. I did have an OD Transmission behind it and it would run 70 on the highway all day. There was a floor shift OD in some of the early models, but they are hard to come by. You might want to look at using a T5 from and S10. There are adapter kits out there or you can do it yourself with minimal machining.

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  9. Jalopy Joker
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    once you get the grill all taken care of it will be easier for all to see what a good looking year car this is - have fun
     
  10. tub1
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    from tasmania

    Wonderful body style and great driving car my mate has one down here in Tasmania its such a usable fun car
     
  11. 392
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    Nice score, looks fairly solid.
     

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