1948 Plymouth Coupe 270 HEMI

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1948 Plymouth Coupe 270 HEMI

Post by scottm » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:24 pm

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1948 Plymouth Coupe - The Mayflower Sails Again
Steve Frisbie's Ocean Blue Way-Back Machine
http://www.rodandcustommagazine.com/fea ... index.html
Drivetrain
The '55-vintage Dodge Super Red Ram Hemi that Earl Floyd rebuilt for the car measures 270 inches. In four-barrel trim, it made 193 hp but with six barrels it's probably a touch more than 200. As part of his 12-volt conversion, Steve installed a PowerGEN alternator. An adapter makes the marriage between the engine and the S-10 configured BorgWarner T-5 five-speed transmission possible. Since it was already a double-jointed piece, the driveshaft merely needed a little off the length and a yoke for the GM transmission.

Wheels & Tires
The business coupe sports a set of wires patterned off of the wheels that Motor Wheel & Rim produced for '53 Dodges. They measure 15x5 and 15x7 and wear 195/75R15 and 235/75R15 Coker whitewall radials.
Click on the link to read the entire story on this car!
Scott Moseman
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Re: 1948 Plymouth Coupe 270 HEMI

Post by mart » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:33 pm

Nice!!! They don't come much sweeter than
that! :)

mart
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