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dodge to plymouth interchange

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by alfonsothefons, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. alfonsothefons
    Joined: Jul 15, 2011
    Posts: 45

    from Georgia

    can i put a dodge 241 ram and tranny in my 53 plymouth cranbrook
    the cranbrook has flat 6 with hydrive auto
    and the dodge is a standard
    will the linkage interchange
    and the mounts?
  2. snaptwo
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 696


    My pal Nolen did a swap like that years ago but used a 3 spd truck crossmember and tranny. I think he used the 241 front mount. It was in a 52 sedan ,couldn't be much different.
  3. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,439


    Pretty sure the flat 6 & V8 have diffrent bell patterns. PM "73RR" he can tell ya.
  4. 73RR
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 6,584


    Different bellhousing bolt patterns.


  5. Probably you can if you have the Dodge to pirate the crossmember, pedals and so on out of. Not sure what difference the bell bolt pattern makes since you're swapping in the Hemi and it's transmission, unless you guys mean it has bellhousing motor mounts, in which case again, maybe you can borrow them from the donor car.
  6. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,057

    from Quincy, IL

    See my post on this in your other got a bunch of 'em.......

    The stock 'yoke' front mount on the 241 with set into the stock Ply crossmember.
    In the trans area, the '53 & '54 Dodges used a very long bellhousing as it was used for Gyromatic, Fluid Drive and standard shift versions. On the standard shift models the trans had a very long thowout bearing and collar to take up the space for the fluid coupling on the semi-auto versions.

    The upshot of all this is.....the crossmember at the rear of the bellhousing, which also serves as the rear engine mount, id further back than your Plymouth. While you can move the crossmember rearward I suppose, I used the '55/'56 bellhousing and trans which is much shorter than the earlier versions since there was no semi-autos post '54.


    The '55 V8 bellhousing will sit on the same mount locations as the Ply 6, although I seem to remember a heaight difference that required a spacer. But, I could be incorrect on that last bit. It's been awhile (1962)

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