1948 Plymouth Business Coupe - Cast-Off Custom
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All vintage tin is not created equal. Where some see rubbish in a not-so-popular make or an excessively weathered model, others may see potential. To twist the wrench on a popular old adage: one man's parts car is another man's project.
That was quite literally the case with Dave McLaughlin's custom 1948 Plymouth Business Coupe. He discovered the business coupe in a storage garage more than two decades ago, when a friend was buying parts off of it for a '48 Plymouth woodie project. The coupe was similar to one Dave had owned and mildly customized as a teenager. He couldn't help but let the forlorn (but solid and rust-free) car follow him home.
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What better way to motivate a vintage Mopar than with a vintage Hemi? Bob McCray from Mission Viejo, CA, rebuilt the '55 Chrysler mill, which had previously been punched from 331 to 354 ci. It features Venolia forged pistons, a mild cam, and a vintage Weiand intake supporting twin Edelbrock carbs. An MSD ignition lights the fuse and stock manifolds guide fumes to a stainless exhaust with Bassani mufflers. A custom radiator from Mattson's keeps things cool. Luke's Custom Machine made the adapter to mate the Hemi to an '84 TorqueFlite, which was rebuilt by Westminster Transmission.
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