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55 Fargo Spitfire

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55 Fargo Spitfire last won the day on January 9

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About 55 Fargo Spitfire

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    Flathead Owner
  • Birthday 11/21/1961

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    Up North-Manitoba Canada
  • My Project Cars
    1955 FC3B Fargo 108 inch 1/2 Ton
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  • Biography
    Old Mopar Freak, been working on my 48 for about 1 year. Reside near Winnipeg Canada
  • Occupation
    Federal Correctional Officer


  • Location
    St Andrews Township, Manitoba Canada
  • Interests
    My 48 Chrysler Club Coupe
  1. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Nah dont need overdrive with 3.23 gearing. Sorry would not be good. 3.55 is a minimum i would go on an Overdrive. 3.73s would be great. Im at 2450 rpm at 60 mph 2700 at 70 mph perfect RPM band. Now if my goal was for cruising 70 to 80 mph then yes.
  2. 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook P24

    I would post this in the classified section too. It might very well be moved there too.
  3. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Yes Groucho and the Marx brothers were great. No politics please Paul as not to offend anyone.
  4. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    https://youtu.be/aFX3m4BMmjw Here you guys went for about a 1/2 hour highway drive this morning.
  5. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    All great cars and trucks Guys. Thanks for sharing.....
  6. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    218 or 230 in it now. How does it perform?
  7. scarebird brake conversion

    Adam, how do you compare your new disc brakes compared to the old Lockheed drums? Now I already know Lockheed drums when adjusted well and in good working order, are damn good. On my 55 Fargo, the front drums are stock, single wheel cyl, as the rears had dual cyls. I have modern 10 inch bendix drums on the rear. My brakes are good, but could be better, might do the upgrade, as although my front brakes are not old, the drums are just over the oversize limits... 10.63 and 10.82
  8. scarebird brake conversion

    Sounds good to me
  9. scarebird brake conversion

    If and when I ever do this conversion, either kit would be okay. I would not need to have the drilling and tapping done, can do it myself...
  10. scarebird brake conversion

    Olddaddys you need to drill and tap for the bracket? Scarebird you dont, correct?
  11. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Oh how come....LOL Bamfordsgarage drives his open Model T when its 30 below in Edmonton. Please post a pic if you can..
  12. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Yes it would be an issue, what is your 2nd gear ratio? Mine in 3rd ( used as 2nd) is 1.68 and going into 4th ( used as 3rd), its a bit of a lull until the RPM picks up again, not too bad though. I figure mine with a very healthy 265 versus a very tried old 228 should be quite a difference..
  13. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    I figured it might be a bit of an issue. On mine there 3.23s, so not bad at all, even with a tired 228 engine and P 235 75 15 Tires. But with a fresh 265 it should be great. Reg Evans has a 3.00 geared truck with a 251 and is happy with it....
  14. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Interesting Adam, how do you find that 3.00 gearing, seems a tad tall for hilly terrrain like yours?
  15. Weight of 230 ci inline 6

    I meant weight with head and flywheel. minus what 100 lbs for those 2 items, its gonna be more than 400 lbs most likely...