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    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    Hi there, I'm not much of a forum guy but wanted to share this because I think it's going to be a really exciting project on many levels. I have been asked by a gentleman in Belgium to prepare his TJ Richards-bodied 1933 Dodge Roadster for the 2019 Peking to Paris Rally. While remaining very original in appearance, it will be powered by a meticulously prepared 230, a T5 transmission, and a more modern rear axle to dependably concur the arduous 8,000+ mile trip. Other than those three items the car will remain 100% period correct and unmodified in any way. Stay tuned, it going to be a bumpy ride, pun intended.
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    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    I did not! Fortunately they are just temporarily mounted. The end user plans on dismounting and balancing them. I've had them on my '31 DeSoto for 8K+ miles with no issues, but very good to know for future projects! Thank you for the info!
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    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    Great question - It's actually a brand new axle from Winters performance. -It's light (aluminum center) -All modern and readily available big Ford bearings and seals. -3.78 R&P -Several backing plate flanges available -Custom housing and axle lengths available. -Trac-loc available -Flanged axles (no need to carry a hub puller) We debated this at length but felt giving our criteria of - parts availability in remote locations, gear ratio, limited slip, custom lengths, brake drum interchangability, not having to carry a hub puller, ability to do brake work without pulling hubs, readily available brake wheel cylinders, etc. - it was a no brainer. We also have a good relationship with Winters from our Bonneville efforts, so that didn't hurt either.
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    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    Once the word got out that I was planning on producing a run of heads, I started getting messages and calls from previous customers about what they thought needed improvement. This got me to thinking that if I was going to the trouble and expense of modifying the patterns, that I should dig a little deeper. So we bandsawed up two existing Gen I EDGY heads, as well as two stock heads, and consulted with pattern makers and foundries. The improvements to the Gen II EDGY heads are as follows: -Additional internal webbing in the core to better support the combustion chambers. -Revised webbing in certain areas of the core for better coolant circulation and reduced stagnation. -Larger internal radiuses to improve strength, durability, and heat or stress crack resistance. -Changed casting method to better support the core for less risk of core shift during casting. -A modern technique incorporated into the patterns to have denser and equally-sized as-cast combustion chambers. -Multiple test pours cast and cut up to analyze progress. -Poured from pure 100% A-356 ingot. -Heat treated to T6 -Shot blasted to clean casting and relieve stress. -CNC machined for consistency.
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    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    Yes, I know. Sorry for the delay.
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    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    I wanted to use 2" springs so I had them made off the original blueprints at Eaton Spring in Detroit.
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    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    I believe they have 12 left to machine. It took quite a while to build a fixture for the mill that was easily indexible for the kids (error proof). They will then be surfaced and shipped, hopefully near the end of next week. Thanks for your patience!
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    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    I parted with one of the favorites of my extensive intake collection for this project. A pristine, polished Edmunds highrise.
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    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    The devil is in the details. You don't want to lose your oil drain plug in the Gobi Desert! Safety wire everything!
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    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    Clutch and T-5 assembly with Tony's home machined adapter.
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    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    I just realized I haven't posted any drivetrain photos. The 230 engine got buttoned up last week. This was a meticulous build and used the first of the Gen II EDGY heads I am casting. After acquiring the patterns from EDGY, I had them re-designed based on feedback I had received from previous customers, as well as our 11 years of running a Mopar flathead at Bonneville. I am also using a different foundry. so far, I'm very impressed with the density and consistency of the casting www.moparmontana.com
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    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    I fabricated the last of the chassis boxing plates today. I'll spend the weekend cleaning up welds and splatter, have it sandblasted again for "tooth", have it painted next week, and get on with final assembly.
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