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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by dwollam, Apr 18, 2016.
a little help with the inspiration 33 Plymouth dual quad 440 727 good luck
I have been bustin' my butt for quite awhile trying to get this '33 running in time for Bonneville Speedweek and finally realized I wasn't going to make it or at worst was going to die trying! I backed off it for awhile but am now back on it again. Trans is freshened up and installed to engine and both installed in frame. I modified an old Hurst shifter mount to fit the LaSalle and the frame, which didn't have much extra room. Clearanced around the trans mount in the X-member to insure it wasn't going to bump steel on steel. Torch and a big ball peen hammer, then dressed up with an angle grinder did the trick. Here are some pics of the engine and trans installed. I also gusseted the rear hairpin mounts to make sure they are sturdy enough. Boxed the front shock/headlight mounts as well. Clutch and brake pedals will bolt in after body is on frame. I built a new floor for the stock battery box as it was missing. Simply used some plate steel bent to fit and slid in place, nearly the same as stock. The dead 6 volt battery is just a mock up.
Here is the opened up X member and trans mount. Stock LaSalle mount bolts there.
I will be taking my '31 Model A Coupe to Bonneville this year. Here's a current pic of it.
Looks like next year for the '33 Plymouth going to the Salt! I do plan on driving it before this winter though so stay tuned.
Nice progress. See you on the salt!
You are making good progress Dave. Sure wish I could be with you this year.
Dang !...Know how frustrating it is to not make an event deadline...Been there done that.
BUT, it will be done and cruising shortly thereafter.
Keep on keeping on Dave and enjoy the FLATS !!
Too bad on the 33' Dave but this "A" is gorgeous and will sure will make for a fun drive. Besides, not being rushed will make the initial start-up on the 33' even more enjoyable. Thanks again for spending time with me and my wife when we stopped by in May.
Thanks Randy and will do!
You are more than welcome EarlyMopar. Bummer is, as usual, I have forgotten you name.
I remembered! Greg right?
Any updates Dave?
Love those valve covers!
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