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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. 48 PLYMOUTH HEMI
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    48 PLYMOUTH HEMI
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    HEMI HEAD NHRA,
    The major problem is (as usual) the steering clearance because of the oem design in these Mopars, however, the way to go is with rack and pinion. I tried both, manual and power, and decided on the power because of the added weight.
    Oh, the engine is a 354 with a 392 thermostat housing, 727 Torqueflite, 68 Dodge 8 3/4 rear end and front disc brakes. I can't tell you how much fun this thing is to drive.
     
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  2. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
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    Gotgas
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    from DFW USA

    Looks like my photobucket links are broken in an earlier post. Here are mine. The Chrysler is a 392 with a Tremec and on its way to getting painted. The Plymouth is just a fun old beater.

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  3. Hemihead_NHRA
    Joined: Dec 2, 2017
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    Hemihead_NHRA

    Well i would like to put a rack and pinion in but i think i would have trouble finding one that fits and wether or not it would mount to the oem frame (im not rich so im gonna stick with the og frame for now) that and having to find a power steering pump. Well id probably have to find an after market steering column wouldnt i? Which would get rid of the massive steering wheel. Which i kinda dont want to get rid of, but i do need to get all the shifting linkage off it anyway so... could i use an after market column with the original wheel?


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  4. JOHN H EDGE
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Finished this suburban and we're off on the power tour in june
     
  5. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
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    The Sunbird/Cavalier units can be used, with mods, on 46-48 Plyms. Probably a Thread or 2 here somewhere.
     
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  6. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
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    I have a complete '94 Cavalier CTO Rack & Pinion unit + pump, if you're interested.
    Also have a '98 Cavalier Z24 unit less pump. I think the Z24 has a faster ratio.
     
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  7. earlymopar
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
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    Gorgeous Suburban!

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  8. DDDenny
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    That's a beauty.
    Saw a green one like that at Pauls @whtnxt backyard hot rod show in Woodburn 2 years ago, it was a stunner.
    Hey Paul
    Hey Greg
     
  9. JOHN H EDGE
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    Thanks for the kind comments. Never built a Plymouth before but this wagon has proven to be fun to drive and lots of people find it cool
     
  10. 4woody
    Joined: Sep 4, 2002
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    What are the hubcaps on the Suburban?
    They’re look great on there!
     
  11. the oil soup
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    the oil soup
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    image.jpeg Here is my '53 1/2 ton, flathead 6. Is a lot of fun to drive.
     
  12. gene-koning
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    The standard rack will be plenty fast for the old Plymouth. I've done a couple of Cavalier racks on 46-48 Plymouths. There are several threads giving details right here on the HAMB. Search "rack & pinion steering for 46-48 Plymouth" should turn up a couple of hours of reading complete with pictures. My postings would be under my old HAMB name. Gene
     
  13. Early Dodge has a 392 hemi under the hood. Late Desoto has a 383. Both at the Belton Cruise Night a few years ago.
     

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  14. JOHN H EDGE
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    57 caddy with bullet centers
     
  15. Smoke4570
    Joined: May 22, 2015
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    1950 Dodge B2B L6. Have Edgy cylinder head, a 2x2 carb set up, and Fenton style headers I'm hoping to install soon. Also need to find some time to find an 8.25 rear out of a Cherokee to make it a little more driver friendly. FB_IMG_1525480224119.jpg

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  16. Wayfarer_Billy
    Joined: May 10, 2018
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    Wayfarer_Billy

    My first jalopy, a 1950 Wayfarer...have had older (ie; 70's) cars before, finally landed a 50's car (something I've always loved...all the style!). Steep learning curve for sure, but I couldn't be happier
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  17. paul philliup
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    This is my 39 Plymouth Coupe . Building a 392 for it. IMG_20161211_081440677.jpg
     
  18. Hemihead_NHRA
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    Hemihead_NHRA

    Whats the difference between the coronet and the wayfarer? They look almost identical - i have a coronet 4 dr


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  19. paul philliup
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  20. Knghtcadi
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    Knghtcadi

    Check Fatman fabrication they make rack and pinion kits for everything


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  21. daliant
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    The Wayfarer was a little shorter (115" wheelbase) than the Coronet (123" wheelbase), and was a little sportier with the roadster, the business coupe and the fast back sedan. The Coronet and Wayfarer shared the same grille and tail lights so from the front or back they look similar.
     
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  22. Here is my 55 C1B with a 325 Hemi
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  23. hkestes
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    from Plano, TX

    New to me 37 Plymouth Coupe. All Mopar with a 360 / 727 and Dakota rear. Little street roddy but runs and drives well and I can start knocking some of the street rod off of it this fall.
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  24. bako48
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    My 36’ im building. Gonna be Kustom with a lasalle grille, Carson top, mustang 2 front end and a whole lot more Kustom stuff.
     
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  25. 48 PLYMOUTH HEMI
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    48 PLYMOUTH HEMI
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    Really looks nice.
     
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  26. JOHN H EDGE
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    Very kool. Keep us informed on your progress love the top treatment
     
  27. Frank Nistad
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    Frank Nistad

    Thanks I believe in keeping the looks but make them go fast on freeways
     

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  29. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
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    Got the bug here too...this 5 window out of 48 years storage...yeah..longer than my 3 window....photoshop compliments of themoose... image.jpg
     
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