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Anyone else building old dodge/plymouth other mopars?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wayfarer, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. bobd1976
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 34

    from Illinois

    My two Mopars. 48 Plymouth & 34 Dodge 047.JPG
  2. 46dodgewc
    Joined: May 5, 2015
    Posts: 15


    One of these days I'll start working on my 46 wc , just waiting for a place to work ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1464239973.356427.jpg
  3. hkestes
    Joined: May 19, 2007
    Posts: 543

    from Plano, TX

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  4. jbchevypower
    Joined: Jan 2, 2013
    Posts: 22


  5. Mengestwinspeedshop
    Joined: Sep 27, 2008
    Posts: 45

    from Santa Rosa

    That's bare metal with Gibbs oil rubbed on it
    It looks more uniform now though!......
  6. An update on the Dodge progress Dodge 12-11-2015 III.jpg
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  7. The chassis all powder coated Dodge chassis 6-11.jpg
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  8. One more shot Dodge chassis 6-13.jpg
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  9. classiccarjack
    Joined: Jun 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,439


    My old stuff involves 3 trucks, a 1936 Dodge Truck, a 1937 ME 32 1.5 Ton Stakebed, and a 1938 Plymouth Truck.

    The 1936 is going to be a Hot Rod with the original 1/2 ton rear end with leaf springs, a 354 Hemi, and a Ford Wishbone front suspension to allow me to steer around the Hemi. No fenders on this truck...

    The 1937 will be restored. Then upgraded to a 251 big flathead six, a auxiliary transmission added for OD, and 12V system.

    The 1938 Plymouth Truck will be restored. Unfortunately I will have to run a 230 in it until I can find a original PT57 201 engine block to put back in it.

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  10. Arthur
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
    Posts: 987

    from NC

    I am eaten alive with envy.
  11. Arthur
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
    Posts: 987

    from NC

    Where did you get those cast iron headers?
  12. Solidaxel
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 213


    We have a complete drive train from a 33 Plymouth sedan with a good running engine if you would like to talk to us?
  13. Arthur
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
    Posts: 987

    from NC

    It has cast iron headers? If so,I may be interested in buying them.

    I might also be interested in buying the bellhousing.

    Send me a PM on this stuff with the prices.
  14. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 1,453


    Got hold of a 331 Industrial that was built by a local guru. Short block with heads off but redone.
    Bored .030 over. Stock style flat-top pistons. Hope it has enough poop as the HEMIs of that era had only about 7:1 ratio. Maybe someday, I'll get some dome-heads. Has new lifters. Changed to full flow filter setup via HotHeads adapter and diverter.
    Also used HH adapter for the rebuilt 727.

    This will go into the '40 Chrysler in the avatar.

    It's sitting in the engine bay, but not in final position yet as I'm still sorting out how to get the steering column/shaft by the left head and exhaust. Think I have it figured out..just need to build it.

    331 on Stand_1.JPG

    This is how the engine looked when I got it with the original water pump. I installed a GM bb water pump (next pic) so that there's no problem getting a replacement later on. Used HH adapters for this as well.
    But ...this necessitated making a crossover for the heads; which the original pump had and even tho' this was a rebuilt pump, I didn't want to cut that portion off just for a crossover.

    HEMI engine w water pump_2.JPG

    331 xover_2.jpg

    The crossover was a separate part on some engines, but I couldn't locate one at the time.
    So....I built the one you see in the last pic.
    As luck will have it, one came up for sale about the same time I was finishing it up.

    Here's the engine on run-in.

    I still have the water pump, so if anyone's interested in it, let me know. As I mentioned, I'm pretty sure it's a re-man unit as there was still a paper sticker on it.
    There's also a good 12v starter that came with the 331; it could use a new Bendix gear.
    Don't need it now as the starter is now on the opposite side because of the 727 bell-housing.
    IDK, it may fit other engines of that era.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2016
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  15. Looks like a Plymouth, to me. Is it a Dodge with a Plymouth front clip?
  16. Yep, Plymouth grill shell and grill. Hears two more update shots. IMG_20160709_1718569_rewind.jpg IMG_20160714_1819441_rewind.jpg
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  17. choptop4
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 654


    Just finished the engine.Have lots to do on the head. I have 37/38 fenders & doors in the for sale page. Cheep!

    Attached Files:

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  18. Fitty Toomuch
    Joined: Jun 29, 2010
    Posts: 213

    Fitty Toomuch
    from WVa

    Hopefully will be firing this off tomorrow in the 52
  19. hkestes
    Joined: May 19, 2007
    Posts: 543

    from Plano, TX

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  20. Solidaxel
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 213


    We have a 33 Plymouth 2 door with a 383 Mopar and are looking at radiators
    What are you folks using for cooling these V-8
    Are there some better than others?
  21. daliant
    Joined: Nov 25, 2009
    Posts: 683


    I have the stock radiator in my 46 Plymouth, I modified the lower hose connection to work with the v8. Cooling is more than adequate as long as I'm moving, sitting in traffic is a different story, it tends to run a bit warm when sitting still but in my situation it's lack of airflow because of the small 4 blade engine driven fan.
  22. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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  23. Suthunman
    Joined: Jun 28, 2015
    Posts: 115


    image.jpeg image.jpeg My 33 Plymouth PD Coupe. I bought it in June 2015 and worked on it until December 2015 when a medical problem slammed the brakes on my progress. I hope to get back on it soon. I can't believe I just now found this thread.
  24. Rockin' Ruby
    Joined: Sep 1, 2016
    Posts: 19

    Rockin' Ruby

    my 1954 Plymouth Belvedere. currently in the process of having the bearings of its flat 6 redone, but ran like a dream prior. just thought i'd ad my mopar to the collection here. (and no, i didnt keep the tiger stripe box under the dash, its now thankfully gone) 13933142_1309650485719598_1621138685_n.jpg plymouth.jpg plymouth3.jpg plymouth2.jpg
    how she sits currently. fun times ahead with a traditional, driveway engine build.
  25. moparob
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 363

    from NOVA

    Here's a few shots of my 50 Dodge D33 Coupe and my current build 25 Dodge Brothers 5 window coupe.

    25 coupe.jpg 25 dodge.jpg 50 dodge.jpg 50 dodge1.jpg 50 dodge2.jpg 50 dodge3.jpg
  26. 50 Ply patiently waiting for someday...
    50ply,52maroon,miss 001.jpg
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  27. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 680


    My 1938 Plymouth pick up, and my 1964 Dodge 330 wagon. IMG_2112_NsUv_1.jpeg 20151109_130658.jpg
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  28. 4woody
    Joined: Sep 4, 2002
    Posts: 2,100


    I recently got a '59 Dodge pickup. It came to me as an unfinished project.
    Crown Vic front, 4-link 83/4 rear with discs. 5.9 Magnum with 46RH. Most mechanical is done, just about to start on the wiring. I fixed the floors & body mounts, but the body still has a long ways to go.

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