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  1. 55 Fargo

    Winter Is Here In Manitoba

    Hi all, got 6 inches of snow yesterday in southern Manitoba, it went down to 10 is only about 20 today,Wife took this pic of me,front of the house facing the road. Good thing I have an insulated heated garage where I keep my 48 Chrys, had the heat on today it was about 55 inside, going to do some welding tomorrow, finishing patches in 48 Chrys.............Fred
  2. Hey all, we have a lot of members, and a lot of different cars, and trucks too. I'm wondering how many actually are driving their Vintage Mopars. With so much discussion, on engine swaps, transmission swaps, even frame swaps, ETC. So lets here from you, are you actually running and driving your Vintage Mopars, and what is powering it. I suspect lots are "works in progress" or possibly not being driven anymore. So tell us all you "regular" posters, what are you currently driving for a Vintage Mopar?
  3. 55 Fargo

    What motor is this?

    46-48 Desoto most likely a 237 or 241
  4. 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.
  5. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    Yup heres the car.
  6. 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...
  7. 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?
  8. 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..
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    This about says it all. Great tutorial on this topic.
  14. 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..
  15. 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..
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    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.
  17. 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.
  18. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    Love it Norman but why are you driving on the wrong side of the road...lol
  19. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    You are so wrong on this notion, in most cases. Multi carbs better exhaust flow makes for better acceleration and for better fuel economy. Possibly can you share some data or experience for your opinion on this? You must have a reason to state this, please let us know..
  20. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    Hi Norman, I agree 100 %. Have any data or cross comparison on the upgrades you could elborate on. I do think its so relevant to tell all of those who think or believe its a " show" upgrade fir soundcand to look cool. Your car is on You Tube pulling a camper? Thanx for your post.
  21. 55 Fargo

    251 block 265 crank

    Crank will not push pistons outta hole. With the 265 rods.( specific length for 265 crank). Thats 1 no. Crank fits thats 2 nos. They fit and work in the 250 block. Time to move on..
  22. 55 Fargo

    251 block 265 crank

    No and no. The block is the same. The piston goes 1/4 inch deeper into the hole with a 265 because of its crank and rods. Not because of the block..lol
  23. 55 Fargo

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    More induction, more efficient exhaust flow = better breathing. An engine is an elborate air pump. These items are not just, " show & tell" they add power and efficiency. No its not a bolt on 50 hp. Its more like 10 to 15 hp on the upside. For added torque you could run headers or duals into 1 larger exhaust pipe. Siamesed port intake 1 carb in the middle not very efficient but 2 carbs or better yet 3 way more efficient. The more balanced intake with more exhaust flow the better the performance. Simple physics.. just an FYI these engines by nature are about torque. They come into their peak torque at a fairly low rpm. Lo g stokes do that. Now cam specs will alter torque too but you have a tame stock cam profile anyway.
  24. 55 Fargo

    330 DeSoto on the scale...FYI

    Best wishes on your treatments and recovery. Your health and well being comes first. I commend you in persevering during this difficult time in your life...take care
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