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55 Fargo

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55 Fargo last won the day on February 16

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About 55 Fargo

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    Flathead Owner
  • Birthday 11/21/1961

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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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    St Andrews Township, Manitoba Canada
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    My 48 Chrysler Club Coupe

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  1. 55 Fargo

    What motor is this?

    46-48 Desoto most likely a 237 or 241
  2. 55 Fargo

    Fuel Milage

    Well maybe its no big deal to you. And maybe its not critical for the OP either. But for curiosity sake he asked the question. Others may or may not be interested for their own reasons. Its good general info and discussion.
  3. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    Yup heres the car.
  4. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    Hi Matt George just turned 87 and is being quite selective on who is getting an engine built by him these days. At his age he is very fortunate to be still doing what he does...
  5. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    Better yet Don. How about you and I meet up at Georges this spring? I would be happy to bet you any amount, so bring cash. We can both see how Georges and Tim cars will spin north of 6000 rpm. I will be there in May care to bet me on this?
  6. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    Its very clear why Tim Kingsbury and a number of others stay away from this Forum. Most likely time to lock this useless thread. Good rittens..
  7. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    Well its a race engine and no load. What kinda redline you gettin? Better yet Adam how bout a video if your flattie runnin. And not a HF clone engine running to 6 grand.
  8. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    Well here is 1 turning 5500 revving no load. But I guess it would take another 500 to impress you. I suggest you Call George Asche to discuss a 6 k RPM redline possibility.
  9. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    That settles it Greg pull off your dual intake and go to a 1 carb setup. Heck even better get a 2 bbl to 1bbl adapter and a Langdon carb. Geesh are you the new Devils advocate..lol
  10. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    This about says it all. Great tutorial on this topic.
  11. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    Greg part of the reason could be this. This is not pressurized fuel injection system. So yes atomized fuel enters the plenum and is drawn into the intake manifold. Which 2 cylinders do you think might receive the most or best balance? If you said cyls 3/4 give yourself a correct mark. Cyls 1,2 5,6 get there's too obviously but not as effecient as 3 and 4. The runners on a slant 6 very long and balanced supplying to 6 ports and with a puny 1 bbl very asthmatic. Different movie altogether compared to a siamesed flathead intake and ports. I dunno Greg do you think a1 bbl intake supplies fuel to all the cyls in an equal fashion? I sure dont believe so. I could be off my beliefs but dont think so. If a center carb feeding 3 siamesed ports were great we would all have 4bbl single carbs for more power and perf as you see a lot on hopped slant 6s..
  12. 55 Fargo

    251 block 265 crank

    Hmm ive owned and driven a 218 cdn engine. Yes shorter stroke but still undersquare at 3 3/8 bore and 4.0625. A 265 will have much more torque and HP and it will be noticeably stronger even in stock form. The head on the 218 long block will have a much smaller CC. Because you would be using a 218 crank and rods your displacement would be higher than 218 as you now sre st 3 7/16 bore or larger with the 265 block. That in itself would increase the compression. You most likely can shave that head to attain an 8 to 1 comp ratio. How much would do it and be no issues with the valves or head gasket life I do not know..
  13. 55 Fargo

    251 block 265 crank

    Interesting on the fuel pump location. I have never seen a rear mounted fuel pump ever. Something odd or rare for certain applications Sodium filled valves have not co.e across these yet either but they certainly were manufactured for heavy duty applications. Yes a head off a 218 228 or 250 will increase compression. All have to be long block versions though.
  14. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    Im not sure where you are doing your research. But on these engines with siamesed intake ports you are "full of misinformation " to say it nicely. A single carb is the least efficient method of fuel distribution with a design such as this. Cyls 3 and 4 run rich and cyls 1 and 6 much leaner. Now aint that fuel distribution efficiency? Oh its adequate, but its not more efficient at all. the most efficient is a carb for each intake port all 3 balanced to provide the best fuel distribution and atomization for each set of cylinders per port. Multi carbs good only at high speeds and WOT? I think you missed the boat on this. They are great in all ranges on this engine. Better fuel distribution to all 3 ports and much more efficient fuel atomization. No problem you can believe what you want, but the reality is quite the opposite of what you are claiming. I can go on much further to refute your claims and to demonstrate how a multi carb set up works more efficiently in all ranges, the benefits and the increased HP and fuel economy. However you would come up with some reason contrary, its quite evident you dont like multi carb setups and better exhaust flow for your own uninformed reasons. I believe others have also stated their responses in disagreement to your beliefs.

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