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55 Fargo

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About 55 Fargo

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    Flathead Owner
  • Birthday 11/21/1961

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

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    St Andrews Township, Manitoba Canada
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    My 48 Chrysler Club Coupe

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  1. Yes enjoyed 48dodgers story too. Even a seriously hopped up 265 is gonna fall short against a hopped up Hemi or as mentioned a hopped up LA 318. Much easier to conjure up 300 hp with an LA 318 than squeezin out 200 hp with a flattie. Much the same with the Ford Flathead V8 engine. Big big bucks to create 300 hp, simple and cheap with a 5 litre or a 351. All engines are sophisticated air pumps. Breath in deep, breath out with ease. Our beloved flatties are a bit asthmatic but have well balanced long stroke systems to make good torque. These flatties with turbo or blowers would really wake them up. Look at a stock slant 6, great engine rugged bottom end bearings, forged cranks and rods well balanced. An overhead valve design with better potential for natural aspiration than a flattie. But still in stock form they are asthmatic. But add a 2 bbl, headers and cam and just with that they come alive. Some of my friends think a hopped 265 might be better than a mildly warmed up 225 for a truck like mine. Im not so sure on that...lol
  2. Here is a pic of a Holley 1920 1 bbl carb on my Slant 6. Note the phenolic spacer. Could it be the answer for the flatheads hot carb issues? In my Slant 6 vehicles never ever noticed an issue starting in suoer hot weather with hot engine and high underhood temps.
  3. No I agree against a healthy V8 apples to oranges. And yes these engines in pure stock form are like big lawn mower engines. But, a hopped up 230 or 265 shpuld be night and day. To qualify my statement, I dont mean just buying dual carbs and exhaust im talking built engine, custom pistons, much hotter cam profiles, High Comp Head etc. The difference between a built flattie abd a basic stocker should be huge. But they aint a built Hemi or even a hopped up LA 318..
  4. Yes this can absolutely happen. But lowering float(s) may help but fuel can still boil and expand. Worse with ethanol corn squeezin hootch fuel... Ive tried lowering float but how well does it work on a 90 degree day.
  5. Even a hopped 265 will be nothing like the 315, no replacement for displacements and breathing
  6. UPDATE: Hey all, did not post much lately on this swap, all has been on hold and hope to get back at it soon. The AoK plate while a great quality piece, was not going to work on my large truck bell housing (slight different trans bolt pattern), thats what my Canadian built truck with a T98 Acme trans is equipped with. Not what was expected, but this particular bell was not engineered to work with the adapter plate, but another is being engineered as I write this post, so stay tuned. But here are pics of Harry37s build from the HAMB, his A833 trans and AoK adapter plate coupled with his Chrysler flathead 6. A great swap, not difficult in the least, looks great, and works very well. I was recently approached by a member as to what was happening with this swap, and no I have not given up or failed on the switch, just a roadblock. I do have a Blog Page for this swap, and invite the member to visit it, and post any questions or comments there. So hopefully will get going again soon, and get her done...
  7. UPDATE: Hey all, did not post much lately on this swap, all has been on hold and hope to get back at it soon. The AoK plate while a great quality piece, was not going to work on my large truck bell housing, thats what my Canadian built truck with a T98 Acme trans is equipped with. Not what was expected, but this particular bell was not engineered to work with the adapter plate, but another is being engineered as I write this post, so stay tuned. But here are pics of Harry37s build from the HAMB, his A833 trans and AoK adapter plate coupled with his Chrysler flathead 6. I was recently approached by a member as to what was happening with this swap, and no I have not given up or failed on the switch, just a roadblock. So hopefully will get going again soon, and get her done...
  8. Yes I agree mine is symptomatic of starving for fuel rather than flooding.
  9. Hi Tim, never run ethanol blended fuels and same results. I agree the coil can get hot and make it a hard start too. I tried the lower float fix, marginal results...
  10. Okay inquiring minds wanna know about the Curvette race from light to light....LOL
  11. If your happy all that matters. Correct? Hot starts can be a bitch. Have not found a real solution for this to date, have you? I dont recall any Slant6 of mine being hard to start when really hot out. Lots of flathead 6s though.
  12. Hard starts when hot? Typical of a lot of these engines.
  13. Note your stamping not quite straight. Factory or a rebuilder stamping on numbers? The C54 engine nice straight stamping. C54 is not identified as a Chryslsr 6 engine on the T137 registry. For some real accurate identification I suggest you PM Bill Watson or Tim Kingsbury. Most on here are only guessing.
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