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55 Fargo Spitfire

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  1. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    And here is the biggest perplexing circumstance that I cannot explain why or what is the cause. When I was redoing y duals exhausts mufflers, fund with straight pipes or especially 1 muffler on and 1 off. The result is the engine would spin Check this out at 16 seconds, spinning 4500 RPM with a stock engine and cam, dual carbs and exhaust though. I will attach a screen shot too
  2. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    Okay, who has ever used a Chrysler industrial engine in their car or truck? This could be a 230, 250 or 265, and what did you install it into. How did it work out, did you change anything about the engine? Was the cam profile designed for Industrial use and possibly high torque low RPM cause any challenges. Were the cylinder heads used as is, or were they milled or swapped? So lay it on us those who have undertaken this swap. Were the Industrial engines a lot more powerful than what it replaced or were they similar displacements to begin with?
  3. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    My Old slug from a dead stop to 60 mph.. 3.23 gears, 228 old and tired and dual/duals.
  4. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    Thats not bad at all, think its better than my 228 with dual carbs and exhaust, its a tired engine, and I got 3.23 gears. I hope to have my 265 in next year, should do a whole lot better than the 228. Nice set-up yall got there...
  5. fluid drive downshifts

  6. fluid drive downshifts

    I will post the diagrams in a few minutes
  7. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    some of the industrial engines are cammed for lower rpm and max torque. I have no idea which engines would get what. Some are also supposed to be low compression, but they all are for the most part. What kind of take off acceleration do you have and what type of highway speed are you cruising at? Can you keep up with in town modern day traffic?
  8. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    Like a baffle, so oil is not sucked in fast?
  9. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    Oh okay really? Old hemi or modern, if old going front style mounts? I almost did an LA 318/A904 swap, still wonder if I made a mistake not going that route yet....LOL 7 blade fan too much? Too much what noise or resistance, I also have a 6 blade fan and have wondered if I should toss it...
  10. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    So you are running this engine in the truck? If so how is it, the RPM range etc? Most industrial engines are cammed for lower RPM and lower RPM max torque....im gathering...
  11. Electronic distributor

    Mopar all the way, Slant 6 conversion, No pertronix....
  12. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    Here is the IND 265 head and a late 50s 250 truck head, other than CC volume and depth I see very little CC design differences.
  13. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    Here is a typical power curve graph for the Chrysler Industrial 265
  14. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    More pics, was quite clean inside...
  15. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    Here is my Chrysler IND 265, take note of the had CC depth and size. This engine is most likely cammed for low RPM Maximum torque, its a Massey Combine engine from the late 60s. Its in overall good shape, very slight cylinder ridge, was rebuilt once .040 pistons and rings...

    I also used a 1988 Mopar 8 1/2 diff on my 55 Fargo truck, and the spring perches did line up, but the wrong pinion angle. I did not do the swap, but used steel shims to correct the pinion angle. I am going to pull this diff, and swap in a 3.55 posi Mopar 8 1/4 or redo the crown and pinion in mine, but will also at that time weld on new perches. Yah original wheels fit but mine have 10 inch modern self energizing drum brakes, they work well..
  17. Vacuum wiper conversion??

    Well does your "vacuum wiper" not have a on- off- park-position switch attached to it? You can take manifold vacuum form the intake somewhere.
  18. Vacuum wiper conversion??

    On the intake manifold, the port from the SBC that would have went to a power brake booster is 1....
  19. 1931 Desoto Flathead Six

    You wanna 31 Desoto, her you go, now this is a 31 Desoto,
  20. Who has had the privilege to meet George and go for a ride in His 265 hotrod flattie. I believe Coatney has, anybody else? I have read that it is quite a snappy little machine, how much more jam would it have over stock. I have spoken to George once some years ago, and enjoyed the conversation, I know He is getting up there in the years....
  21. The Lowered Stance Picture and Build Thread

    Hi all, starting this thread for those who have lowered or who like lowered Mopar cars and trucks. So feel free to post pics, and/or how you have lowered your vehicles can be from "mild to wild". I will post some pics on this topic too. I have not lowered my Fargo but plan to as well, how low will she go, I do not know...
  22. Chrysler Flathead Powered Racing Thread

    Here are some videos of most likely the worlds fastest Chrysler flathead, and a 1933 Plymouth Indy racer powered by an Asche 230 racing engine. As well Tims 265 powered hi-performance 1949 Plymouth Biz Coupe, enjoy.....
  23. Chrysler Flathead Powered Racing Thread

    Hi all, starting this thread in the theme of Mopar flathead 6 cylinder racing. This could be drag racing, beach or dry lake racing, and even "roundy round". So share your stories, post those pics and videos, and share what you might be racing in the modern times in a Chrysler flathead powered racer.. I will start with a few pics, notably the infamous 1929 Desoto Roadster powered by a 265 engine and owned and built by the 1 and only George Asche Junior. This car hit an amazing 142 mph at Daytona on the sand in 1954, which even by todays standards in such a vehicle is quite amazing
  24. The Lowered Stance Picture and Build Thread

    Thanx for sharing your opinion on this........LOL
  25. Official George Asche 265 Hot Rod Flathead Thread

    I hear the 50 Plymouth is no slouch, what was your experience in it??? Glad you enjoyed your visit with him...