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    1951 Dodge Coronet; 230 Flatty; Gyromatic


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    Family, Vintage hot rods, the outdoors,

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  1. Lolllll... I just like the 60s east coast style. Slammed to the ground is ok... but not for me.
  2. It’s letting me upload a pic at the moment... standby
  3. All good brother! That’s why I just want to raise the front & not chop anything up. Everything removed will get shelved in case my kids want it back to original. That includes the 230 Flathead, the not-fully-factional gyromatic transmission & the rear end. Paint, interior, stays. Pretty much trying to do what my dad woulda did back in late, late 50s, early 60s here on the east coast. I’m the 3rd owner... see pic attached. I know... I know... “but it’s original!”, right? I’m a Hot Rod kinda guy, not a Hemings kinda guy lol. Plus I did my due diligence on production, collector o
  4. It’s just flat wore out. Lol... no worries and no need to disregard anything lol.
  5. New photos of what?? I just posted that as a reference to the project I’ve driven for 2 years as stock & currently planning to take a direction I prefer a bit more. It does not have lowering blocks... and I do not care what some other hot rodders like. No... I’m not a trained wrench and have been in the national defense/security sector for over 23 years now... bouncing around the globe so space where I have always lived has been at a premium... more so now that I have a family. So no, I don’t have some 32,000 piece Uber-Mechanic tool kit from Snap-On or Craftsman, but I have some essent
  6. Thanks for reply! Raise will be above stock ride height... and you’re correct... that’s the 70 year old springs underneath. I glanced at Eaton Detroit and they have them from stock to 2” above stock ride height & can have them make seemingly what I want. Not interested in bagging it, tbh. Question ... if I went with the bigger/beefier springs... do I have to alter the shock to anything other than a stock replacement??? My apologies for the lack of knowledge... I’m just trying to get a handle on how I need to get it done safely. Thanks for any/all direction! I’ll also check out Espo
  7. @ Plymouth Adams... thanks! & yes I did jot down Eaton! @Adam H ... 🤔. Thanks!!!!
  8. Looking to put the nose up on my Coronet... more or less a gasser(ish) direction... nothing extreme with a straight axle kit... just push the stock up 3-5”. Anyone done this with success on a similar Plymouth (or Dodge)? If so, what parts were used? Difft springs? Difft shocks? Both? Any help would be very appreciated!! Thanks!! Mark Downingtown, PA (outside Philly)
  9. Thanks for those suggestions!!! Def will look into them.
  10. Sorry no pics... 3MB size limit won’t let my iPhone pics upload . Once I can get that figured out... I’ll post for sure.
  11. For sure... and that is a route still under heavy consideration. Some do look slick as hell with the splits, 2 carb manifold, alum head etc.! thanks for taking the time to write back!
  12. I hear ya... and you’re for the most part, correct... and will keep everything for that very reason. However... big bucks and market for these aren’t “there” (yet) ; hell, concourse grade are only listed at $18k... and for me to have a chance to have a car of that year and not have to dump any money into body, chrome, glass, or the pristine interior and still get to hot rod it a bit... is just the opportunity I’ve been hunting. Now... don’t forget... and this takes your notes into account too... I’m all ears for community suggestions/ideas/recommendations. Thanks for taking the time to writ
  13. Picked up a really nice 51 Coronet Gyromatic w/ 230 Flathead. I’m 3rd owner, 10K original miles. Looking to put in a Gen 1 hemi and a vintage BW T-85 3 speed column shift.... more or less trying to make it a 50s correct Hot Rod. (Yes... doing up the Flathead is still in consideration ). Question is, will I have to replace the whole column or will the column for the Gyromatic be able to link right up? I’m thinking no as the column for the Gyromatic has R, 1(H&L) & 2(H&L)... and nothing for a 3rd gear. Yup... I’m THAT guy... so my apologies if someone has to explain or revisit AG
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