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New from Illinois with 35 Plymouth

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by 35plymouth, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. 35plymouth
    Joined: Dec 30, 2012
    Posts: 1

    35plymouth
    Member
    from Illinois

    Hi Guys,
    First I have to say this is a very cool site. Looking forward to some"expert opinions". I pulled a 35 Plymouth Deluxe Business Coupe out of a garage where it sat since the 60's. The car is complete and from what I can tell has many options. I was able to get the plugs out and let it soak in trans fluid. Broke loose by pulling on fan after a few days. Motor spins freely. I get a near dead 6volt to spin it real slow one time.
    So now the dilemma. What should I do with it?
    I am sure somebody has advice on putting a hemi in it. I don't want to cut the fenders etc. Any advice on that would be appreciated. Which motor etc. I have to say I am not a mopar guy. Never have been but this was a cool find. As far as the motor goes, putting anything other than a mopar product back in it just seems wrong!
    I can't get the trunk open and I am not sure if I can access form behind the seat. Advice?
    The top appears to have been cut and then rivited back on. The interior is fine with the headliner all original. What is the deal with the lid?

    Finally, what do you guys think this thing is worth as it sits? I have other projects and not really sure what I want to do?
    Thanks in advance for your help.
     

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  2. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,096

    Tin Can
    Member

    Welcome from IL. That looks like a really cool find you got there. If the motor is fee get it runnin and drive it as is to get it on the road and have fun with it.

    Oh, and welcome to the board.
     
  3. hkestes
    Joined: May 19, 2007
    Posts: 570

    hkestes
    Member

    I agree 100%. The original should be a 201 I believe. Mopar built the flathead virtually unchanged up through the late 60's so stock rebuild parts are readily available. It would also be a very easy swap to go to a later model 218 or 230. There are OD transmissions around which would help highway cruising or there are also adapters for an S-10 T5 which would accomplish the same thing.

    Here is a link to a thread from another Mopar flathead question that I have added a lot of info on that may be useful to you as well.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=763715
     
  4. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717

    farmer12
    Member

    Welcome from the Netherlands! Great project!
     

  5. 60srailjob
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,219

    60srailjob
    Member
    from nowhere

    Cool project....Welcome from Oklahoma
     
  6. low merc51
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 227

    low merc51
    Member

    Welcome from Jerseyville,Illinois !!!
     
  7. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1
    Member

    Welcome. That looks like a great looking project. I agree, get it running and safe then make plans on what to stick under the hood. Ex Illinois dude here too.
     
  8. MonteSS
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 82

    MonteSS
    Member

    Welcome from Des Moines Iowa. That is a nice looking project.
     
  9. verno30
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,087

    verno30
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Welcome from Dubuque, IA
     
  10. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,580

    rustednutz
    Member
    from tulsa, ok

    Greetings from Tulsa, OK. Nice looking car.
     
  11. streetwhore67
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 24

    streetwhore67
    Member
    from Pittsburgh

    That's A nice peice to start with! Good find!
     
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    Very nice score, I'm jealous.
     
  13. Hello from Highland, IL
     

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