1948 Plymouth Coupe - The Mayflower Sails Again
Steve Frisbie's Ocean Blue Way-Back Machine
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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.