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    manlius, ny
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    46 ply business CPE


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    Just outside Syracuse, NY/ 46 Plym Business Coupe/ Home of the electric traffic signal
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    hittin stuff with hammers

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  1. My 56 230 was rated at the factory at 125 fly wheel hp at 3600 rpm. It was bored .030 adding 5 cubic inches. The head was milled .040,the block was cut .010. It runs a 3mm thick solid copper head gasket. Dual carbs in a Fenton intake. Stock cam single exhaust 2 inch I'd from manifold to rear. Muffler is single in, single out dynamax turbo flow. Stock ignition at 6 degrees btc. Flywheel lightened and balanced. The machinist calculated the compression ratio at 8.6 to 1. The car was mounted on a chassis dynometer when it had about 3000 miles on it. In third gear at 3300 rpm, it put 127 hp to the rear wheels. I did not go to 3600 where the factory did peak hp as the speedo was at apx 64 mph at 3300. The printout shows 219 lbft of torque at 1820 rpm. This pull was done on a Mustang rolling dyno in the automotive facility on the campus of the college where I worked. The set up, pull and results were done by students under faculty, and Mustang dyno representative supervision. Accurate? Who knows, it is what it was. The run was done inside at around 75 degrees running on 87 octane 10% ethanol gasoline with air filter in place. I think member Robin Wheathersbe and maybe one other did dyno runs recently before they participated in the Penndine Sands timed speed runs in Wales. Both are running setups similar to mine. Be interested in seeing their numbers.
  2. Some old timers will tell you to put a thin coat of AP grease on the upper side to facilitate head movement during the torquing procedure. I did.
  3. I have seen a slant 6 in a 50s f100, and in a 52 plumouth. The thing you need to deal with is length. I believe the slant is 33 or 34 inches long from fan to bell housing. The stock setup is around 28. So some radiator recounting is needed as well as maybe some firewall clearance surgery in addition to motor and trans mounts and cross member fabrication. Some careful measurements and even making up a facsimile engine template with slant 6 dimensions. This is a measure three time deal. But anything is possible with tools, talent and money.
  4. Unless the carbs are sequential you only need one signal source. Do the carbs have anti stall that are wired? They both would need that connected. But one wire would power both carbs.
  5. There was an idea years ago that cities should have bus fleets powered by flywheels. That is the bus would have a heavy flywheel and transmission similar to the friction disc of a snowblower or some riding mowers. The fly wheel would be spun up while the bus was stationary at its stop. Since the bus would only go a block or two between stops, the energy stored by the mass of the fly wheel would be more than sufficient to cover one or two shops. In the case of the fluid drives mass upon deceleration it acts similarly imparting inertia into the drive line, hence the free wheeling aspect.
  6. There is a template for the rubber part in the down loads section. The pieces are mirror image, so on the trmplate was made by tracing the one original piece that was on my car. For material I used some thin walk off mat that was lying around in the garage. The one shape fits both sides. Mine were stapled on with the staples piercing the sheet metal bits. When I redid mine I cut short lengths of mechanics wire to recreate the look of the staples. If your radiator is stock, don't pressure test it above 3 or 4 psi. If there isn't a leak you don't want a careless tech to make one or more. The location of the overflow tube generally indicates whether the radiator was designed for pressure. If it has the dome o n the tank its a zero pressure system.. if the overflow tube is below the cap gasket in the filler tube it is zero pressure. If the relief tube is above the gasket in the filler neck it is a pressure system, the amount of pressure will be determined by the stiffness of the spring pushing the gasket down onto the seat in the filler neck. So do make sure you identify your radiator before the guy puts his tool on it and blows it up.
  7. Single choke on rear carb. Works well in cold miserable weather of central NY. Had both for 5 years or so. No discernible difference in cold startes down to mid 20's, or cold damp in the 30's. Donthave idle step up linkage on front carb.
  8. Trucks did get fluid drive and also the Truck o matic semi auto trans as options. Seen both in the flesh at our local Mopar clubs show.
  9. greg g


    17 around town. 19 to 21 on highway with od. 46 business coupe with modified 56 230. 27.75 in. Diameter rear tires 4.11 rear gears.
  10. Is the power flow pre rinse a spring only option.
  11. Seems the pull in circuit should be momentary, it should open when the hold in points get closed when that circuit takes over. It should disconnect the high Amp circuit when the lower amp hold in circuit is engaged. I have never noticed any big fluctuations on the Amp gauge during OD operation. I do not have a kick down switch, but that shouldn't effect the internal works within the solenoid.
  12. Take a look at allpar.com use search word transmissions. There is a good article describing the care and feeding of hydrives. One give away on the later modele hydrives was a shift quadrant on the steering column. Good luck and welcome. The Canadian Dodges were rebadged and retried Plymouth bodies. While you are on allpar, search exports for some interesting reading on various ways Chrysler Corp. handled different brands in different country's. Somefolks refer to the Canadian cars as Plodges.
  13. Boy, Walter P et al sure got their money's worth out of those stamping tools. Didn't realize they got 6 years out of them. Especially with all the longer, wider, lower styling of the period.
  14. Had excellent results with ac 45r. The same set has been in my 56 plymouth 230 since the rebuild 45000 miles ago. I have checked the gap 3 or 4 times. When I last gapped them they still looked like they did at 5000 miles. I set my timing by vacuum gauge, according to the timing marks it running 5 or 6 degrees btc. My compression ratio.is 8.7 to 1 with milling the head and decking the block. My last set of champions in the 218 were j10. They put on a neat light show after dark. Spark traveled down carbon tracks on the outside of the porcelain caused by carbon blowby from leaking when they partially fires on power stroke. Never tried autolite in the Plymouth, but have spoken to others that run and like them.
  15. Which would explain the French on the tags as French is one of Belgium's three recognized languages. Most exports seem to have 25 inch long heads so that would be helpful to know. I think that is a 53 plymouth body though. Some subtle changes were made on US cars between 53 and 54 but don't think the exports got them. That body style was used in Austrailia and sold as a 56. I believe Chryslet sent the bodystamping tools down under in 55. And after stamping out the basic sheet metal for two years they were pretty worn out. Doubt that Antwerp was a full manufacturing facility. More likely it was a "knockdown assembly facility where imported parts became Belgian Dodges. As mentioned the Allpar.com website has a large section covering exports, knockdowns, over seas production facilities. You might want to visit there and use exports as the search word. Chrysler had facilities in Central and South America, Britain, Turkey, South Africa, Australia, and a couple others, where determined by Customs taxes and our duties the arrived as full cars, knockdown, or parts to be assembled into cars. Looks like a neat start to a project. As you are in the Netherlands, one of this Forums members and a partner have a business sourcing cars and parts for European customers. Checkout their website RDUSACLASSICS.COM. Marcel is the fellow in Rotterdam, they would be a good resource for you when you need to get parts.
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