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by Hemi Rookie
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 3843

Re: transmission interchange

George, Yep, got a restorer (paints Coca Cola coolers, etc.) to do them for me. Guess there are vinyl stick on letters available as well. Think I will let him do them up professionally. So, some of this is coming together now. There are some chassis builders here that can help with the install on th...
by Hemi Rookie
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 3843

Re: transmission interchange

Thanks George, I stumbled around the Internet and also talked with my new friend in the old Mopar business. He had the correct adapter plate (the same #1613713 you posted). It is 1 1/8" thick as compared to the much thinner 3/4" plate that carries the PF. It fits both the engine and the TF perfectly...
by Hemi Rookie
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 3843

Re: transmission interchange

I have decided to stay with the pre 1960 stuff and, therefore, purchased a TF tranny out of a 392 ci 57-58 Chrysler. When checking the fit it seems the bolt pattern on the TF bell housing does not match the adapter plate that goes between the 330 ci Desoto engine and former PF tranny. I could just u...
by Hemi Rookie
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 3843

Re: transmission interchange

Thanks George. Didn't mean to upset anyone. Just wasn't sure how messages get to people when there have been no posts for several years. I'll get it figured out. We have the Transmission Exchange in Portland, OR that has parts and knowledgeable techs for the old stuff. Not cheap, but they have been ...
by Hemi Rookie
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 3843

Re: transmission interchange

Were these considered strong trannys? I have a lead on a three-speed that could go behind my 330 ci S-24 that we are targeting for 325 HP to go into my F-100. Can the rebuilders put in better clutches and shift kits, etc? Thanks. Gary
by Hemi Rookie
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Tranny ID
Replies: 4
Views: 2075

Re: Tranny ID

Will the three speed handle 325 HP? That is our target for the rebuild on my S-24, 330 ci hemi. Think some of the 354's had nearly that many beans. Mine is a street machine only (F-100). Thanks. Gary
by Hemi Rookie
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: 1) Pics - Williamson Intake for 'tall' deck DeSotos
Replies: 4
Views: 2957

Re: 1) Pics - Williamson Intake for 'tall' deck DeSotos

Are these bad boys still available? How clever to make different top plates for different carb applications. Gary
by Hemi Rookie
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: transmission interchange
Replies: 15
Views: 3843

Re: transmission interchange

Does this mean all Chrysler, Dodge, etc or only the Desotos will bolt up? Are the later trannys much better, aluminum case, etc? Thanks.
by Hemi Rookie
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: Desoto intake
Replies: 12
Views: 8897

Re: Desoto intake

A newbie here on the site having owned my first hemi for about two months. It is a Desoto Fire Flite (strangely, it has a two-barrel carb), S-24, 330 ci (for now). It is destined for a home between the fat fenders of my '53 F-100 (a 1959 build for my last year in high school, class of 1960). I am le...