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#2379000 - 09/29/17 05:16 PM Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
Mike P Offline
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Registered: 08/09/07
Posts: 1327
Loc: AZ
Thanks Morarx, usually for me the real fun part has always been putting them together. After there “done” I usually get bored with them in fairly short order..

I did the first real road test today. I drove out to my friends machine shop so I could get the speedometer calibrated and start dialing in the transmission controller. The truck did good, it goes down the road straight and is not quite as uncomfortable as I thought it would be. The engine temperature runs right at 190 degrees. By the time I drove out there and back and went to the gas station I’d put about 15 miles on it.

The 46RH was a good choice at 65 MPH it drops the engine from 3300 RPM to around 2200. I’ve still got some fine tuning to do with the kickdown cable and controller but that shouldn’t take too long.


37 Road test by M Patterson, on Flickr


Over all it was a pretty good day.
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#2380643 - 10/02/17 01:29 PM Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
dart4forte Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 13690
Loc: Mesa, Arizona
Luv that truck!!!! up

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#2387626 - 10/15/17 07:48 AM Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
Mike P Offline
pro stock

Registered: 08/09/07
Posts: 1327
Loc: AZ
I’d been shooting to have the Dodge done enough to make our local car show for the last 6 months or so. I still had some stuff I wanted to get done Friday but at the last minute ended up babysitting a couple of grandkids. Fortunately none of the things were show stoppers and I did make it to the show.

show 2017 1 by M Patterson, on Flickr

I put it in the under construction class because of the body work and interior that need to be finished up. The old truck got a lot of attention and while there were a couple of “when are you going to paint it” comments, the majority seemed to lean towards the “leave the paint just the way it is”.

I’ve got to admit that leaving it has a certain appeal, it does kind of look neat the way it is. I sure can’t complain about the prep to get it ready for the show either. If I had taken my 57 Plymouth instead of the Dodge, I would have spent about 2 days washing waxing and detailing the car before the show and about a ½ hour once I got there dusting it off and other little detail stuff. On the 37 show prep consisted of cleaning the windshield, checking tire pressure and blowing the dust off with an air hose. When I got to the show it was take my chair out of the bed and open the hood.

Anyway I ended up bringing this home.

Show 2017 3 by M Patterson, on Flickr
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1957 Plymouth (Tri-Power Hemi)
1937 Dodge Pickup (6x2 Hemi)

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#2387645 - 10/15/17 08:53 AM Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
moparx Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 7824
Loc: north of coder
up way to go mike ! bow congratulations ! now go have fun and drive the wheels off it !
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#2387939 - 10/15/17 09:47 PM Re: 37 Dodge PU - Change in Direction [Re: Mike P]
Webster Offline
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Registered: 11/29/03
Posts: 2820
Loc: Ontario Canada
I agree Congrats!!
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1947 Fargo Pickup (Project Hot Rod)
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