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Ramblings about Vintage Mopar Performance stuff with the Kingsbury's and Asche's

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Floor shift concepts for Mopar column shift Transmssions

Howdy folks - Coming from another blog topic, which strayed down a back road, came the idea of  transmissions for Mopar Cars and Trucks that were post 1940 that came with  Column shift and the normally column shift transmission was modified or the linkage was to turn it into a 3 speed floor shift transmission. So this isn't about taking a vehicle that had column shift and putting a transmission for the 1930s or a modern floor shift transmission to make the vehicle floor shift. This is

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George update, and AoK Intake updates

Howdy Folks -  I thought I would do an update on a few topics.  1st the most important one being my buddy George Asche Jr.  George who was hospitalized a few months ago continues to  be regaining his health at a rate  I think everyone including he himself find remarkable.  I was down last week and helped him build another engine and a bunch of other thing.   He continues to work through a long list of promised work, from engines and over drives, to intake, carbs and linkage. The last AoK ra

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AoK intakes.. Shipping and going going going.. gone

Howdy Folks - Well the good news is  the new AoK dual carb intakes for the 23 1/2" USA small block flathead Mopars  started going out the door last week.  As well  the AoK triples for the 25 1/2" Canadian Big block flathead Mopars that have been sold out for over a year are also available and  shipping.   More details and what the look like on this blog entry. The good and bad news..     Good:    If your on the list for either a dual intake or a triple your covered.    Your

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The Grand Master Turns 85 today !

February 6 1932   my good friend and second Dad, the Grand Master of Flathead Mopars -  George Asche was born.     Yesterday was his surprise Birthday Party and today is George's 85th Birthday!     The picture below  is rumored to be when George Graduated High School, but I think really that should be a diploma of future Flathead Chrysler, Desoto, Plymouth, Dodge/Fargo's mastery !    In the background is his Dad's Dodge truck which George still owns today!   Happy Birthday George!

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My Dads Original " 1938 Desoto/Plymouth "Approved Service" double sided porcelain dealer sign.

This was my Dad's  original 1938 Desoto -  Plymouth Approved Service Dealer Sign. My Grandfather  had a later Desoto-  Plymouth sign and a Chrysler -  Fargo Trucks sign hanging on the outside of his shop, which he built after he retired from Chrysler Corporation. It was a 42" sign and of course Dad always admired it.     When Grandfather passed away the signs were sold at auction and the pair sold for $18,500 and after their sale Dad almost immediately started looking for one.  Years later

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The Living Legend,Shirley Muldowney's Mother has passed awa

Shirley Muldowney's Mom,  Mae Scarborough Roque passed away today, in her 100th year.   I had the chance to chat  With Mrs Rogue. What a wonderful lady. How proud she was of her "little girl" putting those boys in their place on the track. In her 100th year She had quite a life.    Our condolences to Shirley and the entire family       Mae Scarborough Roque JANUARY 3, 1918 - JANUARY 9, 2017

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Single Carb Intake, Dual Carb Intake, Triple Carb Intake, why not more ?

·         ·       For Decades I have listened to people talk about Flathead Mopar 6 Cylinder Engines in terms of intakes, what is the best carb configuration for their particular situation.      Discussions on putting two carbs and those who claim to be sure that is too much carburation or that it will use to much fuel. Then every once in a while the discussion of 3 carbs comes up, and that almost always sparks the debate on how it would take a race motor to need it, or how the en

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Years from the AoK boys

Well folks as 2016 starts to wind down we reflect on the year and what a different year it has been. It seems like just yesterday the new year started and here we are in December! What a magical month December is. The countdown to Christmas is well under way. Santa Claus parades throughout the world. Cities and towns lit up every night with fabulous Christmas light displays. School kids and churches putting on Christmas plays and pageants. Hopefully hearing the sounds of coins and bills dro

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AoK George Asche Jr Ltd Edition Intake - now available!

Finally the AoK George Asche Jr Ltd Edition Intake for the all  23 1/2" USA flathead Mopar engines has been completed and is in production. The pictures below has prototype linkage for the 1933-1938 Cars and all trucks and power wagons. You may notice that the left carb linkage bar has been cut short, and is not hooked to the left carb. That is strictly for prototype purposes and the production versions have a longer bar  That allows for a linkage bar to come down from each carb to the

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Today I lost my second Mom..

Folks - I started to write this note on Monday on what was the 80th Birthday of my good friend, George Asche's wife June's 80th birthday. June has been in extremely poor health for the last 14 months and has surpassed all of the medical experts estimates. The last few weeks have been a struggle but when I dropped by to visit with flowers as I have done for now close to 20 years, she smiled, thanked me and tried hard to carry on a conversation. She was a very cool lady. She was both extremely

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Freds 55 Fargo Goes Dual Carb and Exhaust Build

In this sport its funny how many times ones path crosses with a kindred spirit, This blog entry is of just such a person, whose daily driver, and I do mean year around daily driver, got another performance improvement. Not its first and not its last.   Proud to have a good friend of the AoK boys document his baby's latest performance update.   Here we go - As Fred started out -   "Hey all, had a suspicious package arrive today at the local Canada Post Office inside the General Store.

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The all Mighty Cam - Flathead Style

As suggested by Captain Fred in his blog entry on his 1940 Plymouth build, he wanted something done on cams.   Well, that can be quite a topic, and while you can find all kinds of article on the "inter-web" on how cams work in an engine, my goal is to put a Flathead Mopar slant on the topic.   Of course as my Grandfather used to say, an engine is nothing more and a large vacuum pump. Your cam turns lifting up intake valves, as pistons are being turned by a crank and that creates a vacuum. T

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As Promised - The story of the "Worlds Fastest Flathead…. Motorcycle. The Monster Lives on!

Well The Monster Lives... again..   As I hinted in past blog entries I knew and know where the legendary Plymouth Motorcycle is. I was in touch with its owner Louie Fisher a few years ago after he had acquired the motorcycle along with a buddy from the Dean Hensley estate back in 1992.   They had actually taken it to a couple of antique motorcycle meets in the early 90s and eventually took the big plunge to restore it. Recently they have taken the project from a basket case with no viable dr

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Free for all thread - issues, problems, want advice ?

We hear from people regularly who want another opinion on something, or feel the general forum doesn't fit their needs because they want to ask - where can I buy ???? Or is "$x" to much for this or that.   This is not a replacement for the buy and sell section of the forum, and for what it costs it is hugely under utilized. But if you maybe need a picture of a part you want to use to put up on that section asking to buy one, maybe we or a member can help you with it.   Post away and we

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Adapter plates to utilize a modern floor shift A833 4 speed overdrive on most Mopar Flathead Cars (ready to ship)

Hi guys -   As covered on the earlier blog entry, we have an adapter kit that allows you to bolt up a modern A833 floor shift overdrive on to your stock bell housing. Please read this blog as it covers a lot more details.     We recently got a new supplier, and have kept the aircraft grade aluminum. The have drilled and bevelled holes for the flush mount and come with the appropriate bevelled bolts, and have threaded holes were required. The truth is we could have d

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Nostalgic Chrysler Flathead Racing Blog

I was asked if I could start a Nostalgic Chrysler Flathead Racing thread.   Of course, Plymouth, Dodge, Desoto, Fargo and Chryslers are all clearly included as are things like a friend of the families who have a Flathead Chrysler in a Model T Ford.. If it has a Mopar Flathead in it, well it likely belongs here.   Of course from Stock Car to Drag Racing, Walter Chrysler's engineers have had their fingers in the racing pie pretty much since the birth of the Chrysler Corporation.   Along th

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Update "AoK - New Dual Carb intake for the USA flathead 6"

Howdy Folks - Well while we are awaiting the first lot of intakes to be cast George has been busy working on various linkage combinations. Here is the 1st look close up of the finished prototype AoK dual carb intake for 23 1/2" USA flathead mopars. This one has - prototype linkage being developed for trucks or 1933-1938 Cars Notice the left carb linkage bar has been cut short, and is not hooked to the left carb. That is strictly for prototype purposes It shows how the serial number and

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Update Final preproduction prototype done!- "AoK - New Dual Carb intake for the USA flathead 6"

Well folks its back from the machine shop and for the last prototype before production it is awesome! Here are a couple of pictures.. The intake is designed to be able to accommodate a linkage bar on the inside or outside of the intake, as well as a casted section for truck usage, which will double as a spot for a serial number. We will try and early this week get an eta on getting the 1st batch, as well as George will make up a set of linkage and we will try and get a shipping

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Part 4 - 1st car I purchased! .. Let the fun begin or locked down and let it rip!

In this chapter: Its locked down, who knows and who cares how much HP it has, its time to take this puppy to Toronto International Dragway ! Lol.. the NHRA 1/4 mile track, not the now Toronto International Airport !   What had started off as a young guys spotting a dream car in a junk yard, had really become the ultimate family project in my family . Really made possible by my Dad, and both Grandfathers playing significant roles, as did a great deal of the family. I fully realize without the s

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Solving the Modern Overdrive with a Floor Shift using Mopar Parts

I will start this Blog entry off with a cut and paste from an entry I recently posted on the forum.   The preamble:   I am not a fan of the non-mopar t5 transmission conversion. A great deal of those transmissions have gear splits that were meant for low horsepower, low torque engines and they just do not match up well to a flathead mopar. The are also in my opinion, a great deal of work to make the conversion. There are many models of the T5 transmission, with several having very little ove

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Part 3 - 1st car I purchased! .. Out comes the engine and the rebuild begins!

Part 3 - 1st car I purchased! .. Out comes the engine and the rebuild begins! We left off in my story with Mom knowing and surprisingly wasn’t quite ready to kill me. Of course my Mom is about 5 foot 2 and 120 pounds, and at 16 I was 6 feet and 220 pounds, but then, even I knew if she had it in for us Dad and I would be dead, lol figuratively speaking of course. In any case, the week after Mom found out about the car and we had the little family show and tell, Dad and I started on the motor. O

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Update - "AoK - New Dual Carb intake for the USA flathead 6"

Well it has been a while since we last checked in with the progress report on the New AoK intake. As does happen some things just throw a curve ball into a project and the water jacket feature was our curve ball. We have a perfectionist as our pattern maker and while it didn't increase in price, he most certainly put in a ton of extra time trying to come up with a solution to the water jacket "perfect solution". The perfect solution really became comprised of two factors. 1) We asked if it

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The Rough Field Spotters Guide for Mopar Overdrives

Overview:   We keep being asked about Mopar Overdrives, so I thought I would do a blog on spotting overdrives.   I know from the start this is not the definitive guide, thus I have titled it - "The Rough Field Spotters Guide for Overdrives" and this will start off being slanted towards Plymouths ! This will definitely grow as I need to take some pictures of earlier (pre-1942) overdrives to put up.   If you want to add replies with more information, super, more than welcome. If you want to

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Borg Warner Overdrive Transmission - by Don Frolich

As referenced in my blog thread - The Rough Field Spotters Guide for Mopar Overdrives http://p15-d24.com/blog/17/entry-79-the-rough-field-spotters-guide-for-mopar-overdrives/ One of the great articles I would like to refer to, is one that I have been given Permission from “the living legend” - Jim Benjaminson to use here. Of course if you are not a member of the Plymouth Owners Club here is the place to Do that and catch other cool stuff and articles http://www.plymouthbulletin.com/index.h

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Thank you everyone for all your help, shout outs! Keep them coming..

Thanks for all the awesome responses I have received from members with pictures of intakes, brochures and information as I keep putting together spotters guides on intakes and overdrives. I love the shout outs and stories behind your cars. They are great and should be up on the reference area as testimony to life lessons, great people and the stories behind their cars. From my super sleuth http://p15-d24.com/user/5770-61farnham/ from the other side of the Pond in England To Bob http://p15-d

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