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56_Royal_Lancer
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Reged: Oct 25 2004
Loc: The Center of Ohio
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: THE GLASS MAN]
      #6909657 - Tue Nov 08 2011 11:55 AM Attachment (78 downloads)

Sold the 315. Ain't no turnin' back now

Edited by 56_Royal_Lancer (Tue Nov 08 2011 11:56 AM)


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pushbutton
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Loc: tennessee
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 *DELETED* [Re: Twostick]
      #6909955 - Tue Nov 08 2011 04:25 PM

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dynamite
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: pushbutton]
      #6909979 - Tue Nov 08 2011 04:56 PM Attachment (76 downloads)

WAY to go Kevin..glad to see you will be running soon...I'd like to see a pic of that other 56 Plymouth w/440 power..Those headers will work fine 'till you put in P/S then it hits the fan..mine still leak..on drivers side..

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56_Royal_Lancer
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Reged: Oct 25 2004
Loc: The Center of Ohio
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: dynamite]
      #6910353 - Tue Nov 08 2011 08:32 PM

Nope, this is Mike - I have not heard from Kevin for a while. I took about 30 pics of that '56 w/ the 440, but they are all underhood detail pics. It's a really, really nice car, been together since the mid-'90's. It is black & creme factory 2-tone, all the stock trim, minitubs in back. I will be going back over there, I'll get pics then. I don't intend on ever putting power steering on this car, so the headers should be A-OK. Spent tonight painting the underside of the front clip, another member here (66Cnet500) is welding up my floors, etc at his house.

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dynamite
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Reged: Jan 02 2007
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
      #6912577 - Thu Nov 10 2011 10:40 AM

oops sorry Mike.got my 56's confused. anyway good to see it's in progress of gettin done..another forward look car...P/S went 11.85 at 112.54 mph..last night at Palm beach.

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56_Royal_Lancer
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Loc: The Center of Ohio
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: dynamite]
      #6912725 - Thu Nov 10 2011 12:22 PM

Nice-I plan on doing a little dragin' with mine next year. Going to the Springfield swap this weekend, looking for some bits & pieces.

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19swinger70
super gas


Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: Richmond, Indiana
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
      #6918018 - Sun Nov 13 2011 05:36 PM

Hey Mike - I have the 315 on a stand in the shop. Looking for some Hemi heads for it now!

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1970 340 swinger. sublime
1967 barracuda fastback BB project
55 Plymouth Project


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fstfish66
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Reged: Dec 26 2004
Loc: levittown pa
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: Twostick]
      #6920173 - Tue Nov 15 2011 12:01 AM

Quote:

Quote:

How about original 56 fury power




How about a .100" over 318 poly with a 4.25" stroker crank kit? 427 cubes under those 2 fours would be fun. A poly and an LA are basically the same from the deck down so all that cool small block stroker stuff will work and a poly block will easily take a .100" overbore.

Kevin





that would be kool

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1966 barracuda prostreeter super charged 340(SOLD)
1940 dodge coupe 241 hemi street rod
2014 ram express hemi 4x4 dailey driver
2008 pacifica
2013 R/T classic


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56_Royal_Lancer
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 19swinger70]
      #6925615 - Fri Nov 18 2011 03:19 PM

Quote:

Hey Mike - I have the 315 on a stand in the shop. Looking for some Hemi heads for it now!



That will be way kewl. Picked up my radiator today, going to the swap in Columbus tomorrow to look for bits & pieces.


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19swinger70
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Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: Richmond, Indiana
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
      #6926946 - Sat Nov 19 2011 03:00 PM

I was @ the swap today for a couple hours. Didnt anything big-ticket that I was looking for, but it was fun to get out to a Mopar meet.

I have a set of Hemi heads for the 315 being donated to me from a friend.

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1970 340 swinger. sublime
1967 barracuda fastback BB project
55 Plymouth Project


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56_Royal_Lancer
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 19swinger70]
      #6928894 - Sun Nov 20 2011 09:14 PM

That a H@ll of a donation!
I saw some trim & lens for a '55 Plymouth there, NO '56 Dodge stuf (But I am used to that)


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56_Royal_Lancer
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
      #6947887 - Fri Dec 02 2011 08:35 PM

Well, moving forward. There was a lot of rust in the bottom of the cowl (you can see it in the photo above). I knew it was there, but with the cowl off we can get to it now. Member 66Cnet500 welded patches in the cowl, closed up the gapeing holes in the floor and put in inner rockers. Re-worked body mounts, too. Have a solid structure now, going to run a drag car-style engine plate rather than traditional motor mounts. This gives me the chance to skootch the engine around a bit for clearance. I just got a set of shorty Hedman Hedders from JEGS that look like they will fit around the steering box. Had the original radiator re-cored, better deal than a new radiator and no fabbing to get it to fit. I am going to have some real time off between Christmas & New Year's, plan on test fitting the engine/tranny then. I post pictures of the progess soon. Still have to find a rear end, Looking for an 8 3/4 Suregrip w/ 3:55 gears, preferably complete drum-to-drum.

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4speeds4me
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Reged: Jan 19 2003
Loc: Sorrento, BC, Canada
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: THE GLASS MAN]
      #6949783 - Sun Dec 04 2011 02:28 AM

Quote:

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That will look after the go. If you haven't already addressed it, this will look after the whoa. http://ecihotrodbrakes.com/dodge_plymouth_discbrake_conversions.html

Kevin


Thanks for the whoa info. I have a 38 Dodge coupe that needs some whoa.




Don't forget these guys:

www.aajbrakes.com

SUPER customer service and a reasonably priced product. Have these on a 56 Custom Royal Lancer...

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dynamite
super stock


Reged: Jan 02 2007
Loc: NEW JERSEY
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 4speeds4me]
      #6980534 - Fri Dec 23 2011 07:44 AM Attachment (58 downloads)

Just catching up to with this post again ....for the whoa on my 56 I used the entire 5 th ave front end clip...came with disc brakes and P/S and torsion bar suspension.. so the whoa factor went away with the 5 th ave disc's...Good luck with yours and keep posting pics..

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fstfish66
top fuel


Reged: Dec 26 2004
Loc: levittown pa
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: dynamite]
      #6980909 - Fri Dec 23 2011 12:02 PM

any pics of the front clip swap ?? sounds great,,nice looking car,,one of those styles that has been forgotten about

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1966 barracuda prostreeter super charged 340(SOLD)
1940 dodge coupe 241 hemi street rod
2014 ram express hemi 4x4 dailey driver
2008 pacifica
2013 R/T classic


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dynamite
super stock


Reged: Jan 02 2007
Loc: NEW JERSEY
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: fstfish66]
      #6982271 - Sat Dec 24 2011 08:37 AM Attachment (61 downloads)

Thanks ,,I really like my 56 ,and since I did the front end swap it really drives great...and STOPS .I had a ton of pics of the swap but a while ago my lap top crashed and I lost a lot of stuff, a lot of pictures ..all I can tell you it was very easy...The trick was I bought a complete 1986 5th ave....4 bolts and 2 p/s hoses and the entire suspension was out..just some lining it up properly a couple of welds and it was in..then I took the steering colume from the 5 th ave and that went in like it was made for the 56..now I have tilt steering wheel and turn signal switch..I even took the cruies control ,,,but never installed it...really not hard to do..done 2 cars now ..easy..my only problem was i used headers and they hit the P/S Box..took some header fabricating..Now I put in a 493 stroker,,went 11.85 @ 112 with stock Iron 906 heads and will do better with better slicks..now if you know anyone the 56 is going up for sale with or without power or with the stock 440 as I got a 62 Savoy I'm going to build Thanks Larry

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dynamite
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Reged: Jan 02 2007
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: fstfish66]
      #6982276 - Sat Dec 24 2011 08:40 AM Attachment (54 downloads)

another picture..you can see the disc caliper thru the wheel

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Loc: OHIO
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
      #7028938 - Fri Jan 20 2012 07:22 PM

Hey Mike do you still have all poly front mount parts? I just bought a 55 savoy 2dr post and it was a v8 car. They took everything out and put in a 56 plymouth. I am putting a 318 poly back in it. You can pm me or call me at 614-653-0568. Thanks John

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56_Royal_Lancer
My Mouth Is Shut


Reged: Oct 25 2004
Loc: The Center of Ohio
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: cheapracer]
      #7032944 - Mon Jan 23 2012 10:48 AM

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Hey Mike do you still have all poly front mount parts? I just bought a 55 savoy 2dr post and it was a v8 car. They took everything out and put in a 56 plymouth. I am putting a 318 poly back in it. You can pm me or call me at 614-653-0568. Thanks John



PM Sent


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cheapracer
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Reged: Jan 13 2010
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
      #7033226 - Mon Jan 23 2012 01:34 PM

PM sent, also I didn't see you at the racers reunion saturday. It was a good reunion and the last one.

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moparfinman
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Reged: Nov 16 2011
Loc: Oklahoma
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: cheapracer]
      #7046499 - Tue Jan 31 2012 02:31 PM

has anyone used FatMans dropped spindles on these 55-56 Dodge or Plymouth??

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DusterKrazy
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Reged: Mar 28 2005
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: moparfinman]
      #7046540 - Tue Jan 31 2012 03:09 PM

318 is the way to go. Cheap or free and pretty simple to make power with if you want!

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56_Royal_Lancer
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Loc: The Center of Ohio
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: DusterKrazy]
      #7048555 - Wed Feb 01 2012 03:37 PM Attachment (82 downloads)

Well, the 440 & 727 are in, used a set of off-the-shelf Hedman headers, plenty of clearance. Did not need to modify trans. tunnel or the heater box, both of which I expected to do. Working on details right now (throttle linkage, wiring, etc.) Moparts member 66net500 fabbed up really cool motor mounts and modified the stock trans. crossmember. When I have the job done I'll start a new thread w/ photos, measurements & part #s for anyone interested in trying this.
Can't wait to do a little


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hemi pwr
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Reged: Aug 16 2006
Loc: Ontario, CANADA
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: dynamite]
      #7076592 - Fri Feb 17 2012 04:51 PM

Hi do you guys have any good ideas or pictures of how to put a 1970 440 motor and 3 peed auto 727 tranny in my 1958 plymouth it has a flathead six in it ...so im not sure whats the best way to put in the 440...thanks for any info

Les

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1970 440-6 Cuda
71 duster
1999 Dodge ram diesel dually
1958 plymouth hardtop
1975 Fury 2 door
1970 AAR cuda clone


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56_Royal_Lancer
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: hemi pwr]
      #7083138 - Tue Feb 21 2012 10:02 AM

Les,
the '58 is a different animal from my '56, so I have nothing for you. There are a few guys on www.forwardlook.net that have done the swap, you may want to check there, too.


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dynamite
super stock


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Loc: NEW JERSEY
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
      #7083233 - Tue Feb 21 2012 11:30 AM Attachment (31 downloads)

Lee the 440 into a 58 should be a bolt in,as the 58 came with a BB wedge motor.. it even came with cross ram 2 4bbls..just get tha factory mounts for the BB motor and you will have to make the rear cross member for the 727 ..but a lot easier than putting it in our 56 and older mopars ..IMO Larry

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hemi pwr
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: dynamite]
      #7083914 - Tue Feb 21 2012 07:01 PM

Thanks Larry

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1970 440-6 Cuda
71 duster
1999 Dodge ram diesel dually
1958 plymouth hardtop
1975 Fury 2 door
1970 AAR cuda clone


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moposcar
super street


Reged: Jan 21 2003
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: moparfinman]
      #7090847 - Sun Feb 26 2012 07:59 AM Attachment (43 downloads)

Here is my 56 4 door with a fatmans front clip. It has a 383 in it with a Holley Projection unit in it.

We painted it charcoal and pink since we had a little girl.


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moposcar
super street


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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
      #7090849 - Sun Feb 26 2012 08:01 AM

56 Royal Lancer,

I love the look and color of your car. It is a sweet ride.


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56_Royal_Lancer
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Loc: The Center of Ohio
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: moposcar]
      #7091018 - Sun Feb 26 2012 10:06 AM

Right back at 'cha, moposcar! Actually doing work on the swap today, lots&lots&lots of little details sucking up my (limited) time to turn wrenches.

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440roadrunner
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Loc: Joliet, Il.
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
      #7104086 - Sun Mar 04 2012 10:45 PM

Here's my `56 w/ 383/727...stock rear for now. Has alum radiator.









Edited by 440roadrunner (Sun Mar 04 2012 10:46 PM)


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rrunner
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Loc: S.E. Florida, USA
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
      #7104379 - Mon Mar 05 2012 08:33 AM

Quote:

Well, the 440 & 727 are in, used a set of off-the-shelf Hedman headers, plenty of clearance. Did not need to modify trans. tunnel or the heater box, both of which I expected to do. Working on details right now (throttle linkage, wiring, etc.) Moparts member 66net500 fabbed up really cool motor mounts and modified the stock trans. crossmember. When I have the job done I'll start a new thread w/ photos, measurements & part #s for anyone interested in trying this.
Can't wait to do a little





Very interested in this info


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56_Royal_Lancer
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: rrunner]
      #7104609 - Mon Mar 05 2012 11:16 AM

Cool 56- dang, great to see another BB '56 on the board. I like the idea that you banished the chrome & billet for a semi-factory look under the hood. That is the direction I am going, too.
Got most of the wiring done over the weekend, pulled stock rear to weld the perches on a '65 B-Body 8 3/4". Getting close, gotta figure out the linkage next. Looks like I am going aftermarket with the Lokar cables.


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mafo
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: THE GLASS MAN]
      #7234079 - Sun Jun 03 2012 09:48 AM

I have mine finally running,
318 magnum/ rh42/ dana 35
jeep zj disc brakes all around

http://s1083.photobucket.com/albums/j382/mafo1/?action=view&current=CIMG2257.mp4

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-65 Valiant,391", all motor,2770#, dot tires, 8,62 @ 157.75


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Hemi Allstate
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Reged: Mar 23 2006
Loc: Mt. Eden Ky.
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: mafo]
      #7234105 - Sun Jun 03 2012 10:08 AM


Nice work! Looks like a factory installation!

Mark

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http://marsh-racing.com/Mark%20Mahorney-Allstate.htm
1996 Ram 1500 Sport
1968 road runner
1952 Sears Allstate licensed, pump gas, Hemi 5.98 @ 115.73 1.33 60 ft. The best is yet to come.


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mafo
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Loc: Finland
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: Hemi Allstate]
      #7234128 - Sun Jun 03 2012 10:20 AM

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Nice work! Looks like a factory installation!




I have tried to use mostly factory parts and I m going with the grunge look..

I ll post some more pics later

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-65 Valiant,391", all motor,2770#, dot tires, 8,62 @ 157.75


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moparx
Girlyman


Reged: Sep 03 2003
Loc: north of coder
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: mafo]
      #7236515 - Mon Jun 04 2012 07:23 PM

sounds healthy ! nice job !


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fstfish66
top fuel


Reged: Dec 26 2004
Loc: levittown pa
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: mafo]
      #7246880 - Tue Jun 12 2012 02:11 AM

very kool what did you use as a donor ??did you use the entire donor wiring ? and computer ?

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1966 barracuda prostreeter super charged 340(SOLD)
1940 dodge coupe 241 hemi street rod
2014 ram express hemi 4x4 dailey driver
2008 pacifica
2013 R/T classic


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mafo
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Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: fstfish66]
      #7246920 - Tue Jun 12 2012 04:58 AM

engine is from a 93 grand cherokee, as is most of the wiring, computer is a mopar perf 92 dokota, trans is from a van I believe and the rear is also from a grand cherokee( for the disc brakes), prop shaft is from a early A body, bolts right in


Then I found some different wiring schematics on the web and started sorting it all out, used a relay/ fuse box from a jeep of the same age, everything works, even the cruise control

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-65 Valiant,391", all motor,2770#, dot tires, 8,62 @ 157.75


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mafo
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Loc: Finland
Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: mafo]
      #7247212 - Tue Jun 12 2012 10:09 AM Attachment (28 downloads)

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