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Wayfaring Stranger

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    1949 dodge wayfarer

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  1. Wayfaring Stranger

    Need Advice and lots of Help

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Basic-Engine-Rebuild-Kit-1942-1948-Dodge-230-pistons-bearings-timing-42-46-47-48-/191262366765?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A1948%7CMake%3ADodge&hash=item2c88201c2d&vxp=mtr Pretty pricey.
  2. Wayfaring Stranger

    49 engine swap

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  3. Wayfaring Stranger

    please convince me to keep my flathead!!!!

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  4. Wayfaring Stranger

    how many were made?

    ingrave it and hang it on the wall.
  5. Wayfaring Stranger

    how many were made?

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  6. Wayfaring Stranger

    49 engine swap

    I have 2 wayfarers. one is stock flathead/fluid drive. and will remain so. i started the other thread for people to call me a "blow hard" on,....you posted on the wrong thread. This thread is for people that have,have had, or know something relevent to some-what powerful engines that would work in a 49 mopar product with minamal structual modifications. And a ThankYou to all who have posted relevently. WS
  7. Wayfaring Stranger

    please convince me to keep my flathead!!!!

    Not sure what you mean by " ...anyone who 'convinces' you to keep the L6 is then on the hook for any and all results... You won't have many takers." could you explain?
  8. Wayfaring Stranger

    please convince me to keep my flathead!!!!

    Respectfully, I think you are looking at this wrong. What he did was spam and rude. It was very clear the flathead was a NON option in that post. Think of it like this; if "Johnny Hotrod" went on every " how do I replace my fluid coupler" post and said," get an O/D tranny", it would not be much fun to read "Johnny Hotrod"'s Overdriven opinion with oily fingers on his keyboard(worse touchpad), while just wanting to find his coupling answer. It like being in a restaurant and saying to your friend, "what should we do today?". Your friend says, "anything but the park, we ain't going to the park." And man from another table over hears you, leans over and says, " you know what you two should do,...go to the park!" I just wanted a thread to rattle thru different engine possibilties, not to defend agaist the "keep it"s. I have read quite a few swap threads and evryother post is "you know what you should do.....keep the flathead!" And in regards to limited responses....uhhhh,....duhh!? That was the point, Limit the response from people who want to say "keep the flathead" in that post. i started this thread so people could tell me what a turd i am for swaping out a flathead.....(and others could like their post when they do)....of course, I only asked the question about swaping, because I had used parts of one wayfarer to make a stock wayfarer and was contemplating what to do with the restover car. The irony is, I wouldnt have the restover car if i didnt have the bone stock one. different ones, different kinds, stock, Modified, I like em all. Spam is bad in a resturant, but it's much worse on a blog, it's over and done with in the restaurant, but in the blog it lives much longer.... a few years later, in a garage far far away, defeated, the Wayfaring Stranger lays down his wrench, wipes a swath of coupling fluid across his sweat ridden forehead with a battered knuckle, head hung low, begins the long sad walk to the local Kia dealership......Damn that Johnny Hotrod!
  9. Wayfaring Stranger

    49 engine swap

    Deiselpunk! I just read an article about getting 220hp outta of a tdi 4 cylinder. Ported head, ceramic-coated pistons, and rifling connecting rods, etc. ...well above my pay grade. Would any of the inline 6 BMW S-series engines fit length wise?
  10. Wayfaring Stranger

    49 engine swap

    i thought turbo lag may come up. true, it would take a second to get it wound up, but it would be screaming on the back half of that 1/4 mile. she'd come of the line like a flathead and then go weeeeeeeeeeeee,...all the way home.(sortta like my ex). The wayfarer sedan only weighs 3200lbs stock, so does the Dodge Caliber SRT by chance. for me, The biggest draw back of the heavy engines is the stop and start nature of the driving id like to do with it. great from zero to alot and eating up large helpings of open highway, but not so much for starting and stoping from stop sign to redlight to parkinglot to drivethru ...mmmmmyumm.
  11. Wayfaring Stranger

    please convince me to keep my flathead!!!!

    Added a choice, so you could vote. The Dave option.
  12. Wayfaring Stranger

    please convince me to keep my flathead!!!!

    i just meant different trans or rear end gears could get more output from the stock flatheads.
  13. Wayfaring Stranger

    please convince me to keep my flathead!!!!

    I agree with your order of finish on the poll. To bad we can't bet the superfecta! I agree there are different builds for different applications, I think you voted 3 "diehard car guy". Can't disagree. WS
  14. Wayfaring Stranger

    49 engine swap

    I'm satisfied the LA s, in all their displacements, are the same swap, fit wise. Thanks guys. The EFI/computer question seems to stop a lot of new late model swaps. I'm going to try and find some online drifters that may have swaped 4ts and know how to tune/program them. Sure seems like a whole wrecked donor car is the way to go for all these new EFIs , even the pentastars. Full brain transplant style.
  15. Wayfaring Stranger

    please convince me to keep my flathead!!!!

    i am starting this thread from an "aint broke, dont fix it" angle. hoping people weigh in regarding, souping up the 103hp, trans options(lotta lost power in that fluid drive), etc. the poll is just a gage of the peanut gallery. WS
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