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Features Supercharged Six—in a DeSoto

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. J.Ukrop
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    Supercharged Six—in a DeSoto

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  2. mr.chevrolet
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    I like it, if I live long enough i'll have one similar, but not as nice.
     

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  3. 6inarow
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    Super!!
     
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  4. Hnstray
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    Very, very cool car! :)
    Only disappointment with the thread is that there are no detailed pics of the engine mods..:(

    Ray
     
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  5. Malcolm
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    From their Facebook page:

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  6. Malcolm
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  7. I believe our own @jalopykid chopped that car
     
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  8. The fenders on the DeSoto's Chrysler's Dodge's of the early 30's are nicer looking than the Fords.
    Hence in my opinion a better looking full fendered car.

    While we're talking about thinking outside the box.

    I can remember going to the Street Rod Nationals in 74 and there were 2,000 cars. A lot of different models with a lot of individualised "hot rodding" .

    When I went again in 2004 and there were 6000 cars.
    2,000 hot rods and 4,000 kit cars.
    It wasn't that the kit cars weren't nice but they were virtually all the same.

    Now, looking back a few years ago to when this "traditional hot rod thing" started growing.
    There were a lot more people building a lot more different types of cars.

    But as time marches on it seems that the idea of what a traditional hot rod is has gotten so narrow and predictable that they're starting to remind me of what happened in the 80's (when kit cars started showing up).

    Don't get me wrong.
    The level of build on today's cars is spectacular. Preserving hot rodding's history is important. Real vintage parts are the coolest ...but...
    I've seen enough 'lil books' to know that fenderless model A's with steel wheels Pontiac taillights and Guide headlights was not the only way that hot rods were built back in the day.

    Hot rods are for leaders not followers.
    Be bold. Be different. Stay true to tradition but look beyond the obvious.

    Build something that will set you apart. Like say..... a DeSoto or The Atomic Punk

    Don't build something that will alienate you. Likes say... a Mercedes powered, 34 Ford Coupe Monster Truck.

    And don't keep building the same car that everyone else has already done.
     
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  9. GMC BUBBA
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    In the quest to be different , this one has got it nailed!!!
     
  10. Squablow
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    I'm blown away that someone actually manufactured an OHV head for these engines, glad it's in the hands of (and under the hood of) just the right people/car. Very well done.
     
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    Malcolm,

    Thank you for posting the pics and link. ;)

    Ray
     
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  12. Danekejt
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  13. Very cool.....I've always wanted a 32 Pontiac coupe with the [1932 only] flathead V/8 brought over from GM's purchase of the Oakland company in '31. I found a really nice, black, affordable 32 four door sedan with a good running V/8 but alas. it was a sedan not a coupe. Still looking.
    That DeSoto is exactly the way I'd make my Pontiac.
     
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  14. zipoleon
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    Mopar or some other bastard car, I love it.
     
  15. tubman
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    Should have grabbed that sedan; it would have guaranteed that a coupe would show up immediately thereafter! That's the way it works for me anyhoo.:rolleyes:
     
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  17. oldcargary
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    Way to be cool.
     
  18. drumyn29
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    Too cool for school!
     
  19. Flat Six Fix
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    Montana Dodge Boys, Pete Hendricksons, F head conversion by EDGY super charged 230.
    Plenty peppy enough does well in modern traffic, according to what Owner told me..
    Not a cheap F head convert, about 6k...
    I have posted this on here a while back, nice to see it surface again.
    Old Mopar flathead 6s can be made to go, especially the 265s..
     
  20. drumyn29
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    I think I need to own one, IMMEDIATELY!!
     
  21. That's why I'm building a 30' Chrysler coupe, something different and I love the body styles!
     
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  23. Flat Six Fix
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    Excellent love these old cars, and had steel bodies before the rest.
    Here is a local 32 Chrysler with 1950s 251, NWC S10 T5 and 3.990 gears, cruises easily at 70 mph.
    He has put on over a 100000 miles in 20 years travelling all over North America.
     

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  24. Tim
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    Pretty sure they featured that car in an issue of hop up last year. Very cool.
     
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  26. drumyn29
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    I have to be honest, I am SPRUNG on this car!!! I already started looking for an original coupe.
     
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  28. fortynut
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    The ingenuity in the big picture of the car is what marvels me. Dodge Brothers of yore split from a relationship with Henry Ford as suppliers of engines and assorted other parts. Their knowledge of making products, was from being an integral part of his business,; so why would they not be better at making a more expensive automobile? De Soto, to the last dying gasp under Iococa was a luxury car. Overhead conversions were around from the beginning of go fast engineering, with the Model T opening the door to exotic transformations. With the Rajo and Frontenac, being two examples. The latter by the Chevrolet brothers, and others too numerous to mention. So, if you find a nice example of a desired car in spiffy condition, you can throw out the book. Rules that pertain to ingenuity are in short supply; and, since most have been broken and are in such a sorry condition repair to limitations is hardly possible. I will sum up by reminding those who worship brands that one of the saints of this go-fast religion, Smokey Yunick, saw the truth when he said, "A motor doesn't know what name is on it." That, I also learned from my friend Jimmy Moore; which meant that a Ford could be made just as bad as a Chevy, or MoPar could. The detail in the picture that trips me is the blower, that I saw growing up on whiskey hauler's cars. Now if I figure out how to hook one up to a Chevy Six, I will have taken something tangible away from this encounter with genius in motion.
     
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  29. 2935ford
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    Who doesn't like this! :)
    Giddy-up......
     
  30. I have a flathead 6 banger out of a '53 desoto which WAS destined to go into my '27 chev RPU. That is until I found a '57 265 small block which I think will suit the build much better. I am undecided whether I will sell the desoto or save it for another build down the track.
     

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