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#2216429 - 12/18/16 04:02 PM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: poorboy]
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Thanks for the concern Dogdays, but Poorboy is right. This frame is extremely rigid. It is all boxed except 12" of the outside "X" sections. There is also a bolt in cross member for the transmission mount. The car won't be a 1/4 mile drag car, just cruisin

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#2223042 - 12/29/16 08:33 PM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop]
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Motor and tranny bolted in.


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#2223237 - 12/30/16 07:46 AM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop]
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do you, by chance, know what the engine/transmission assembly weighs ? it looks great installed ! up
beer
how does it compare in relationship to the spindle location of the viper ? in other words, how is it located fore/aft of the spindle center line ?


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#2223482 - 12/30/16 02:49 PM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop]
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I weighed the Viper SRT10 engine and trans (all aluminum setup, out of a 2006 crew cab truck so has the auto behind it instead of a 6 speed)I have here that I am swapping into a '68 C10 and for comparison it was 912 pounds.

That is a complete take-out engine and trans basically.
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#2223909 - 12/31/16 07:13 AM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: OzHemi]
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wow ! that was much heavier than i expected ! i know there are two extra cylinders and a couple of extra gears [8spd. auto ?] but somehow, i still was thinking maybe 800 would be stretching it ! no wonder i could never win anything at those carnival weight guessing games......
beer

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#2223991 - 12/31/16 10:20 AM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop]
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Nope, just a 4 speed auto....nothing exotic !

The forklift wasn't touching the scale or engine...just left it there in case the engine decided to tip or anything. laugh2


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#2450514 - 02/12/18 12:26 AM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop]
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Well after 8 years of poking at this project and 2 years of serious $$$ and time dedication, this car will be on the road this spring!!




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#2450573 - 02/12/18 08:04 AM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop]
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looks great ! up job well done !
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#2450978 - 02/12/18 08:15 PM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: moparx]
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Originally Posted By moparx
looks great ! up job well done ! beer


WHAT HE SAID !!

47droptop: See you at Radium this year? confused

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#2451146 - 02/13/18 09:26 AM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop]
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Wow!
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#2471171 - 03/23/18 09:56 PM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: Old Ray]
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Old Ray, the car will be at Radium this year. I sold my white coupe last summer and had to drive my Kia to the Radium show.....not cool..lol

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#2471288 - 03/24/18 10:07 AM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop]
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Originally Posted By 47droptop
Old Ray, the car will be at Radium this year. I sold my white coupe last summer and had to drive my Kia to the Radium show.....not cool..lol


I will stop by and say hello. Thanks.

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#2495690 - 05/13/18 07:41 PM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop]
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Finally got 'er on the road. Had to replace the engine, had no oil pressure and didn't know cuz I had no gauges in. Has been a two steps forward and one step back kinda build. Well atleast I have stories to tell...lol




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#2495742 - 05/13/18 09:46 PM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop]
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CONGRATULATIONS ! boogie Feels good huh?

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#2495869 - 05/14/18 08:46 AM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop]
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super nice ! your interior is drop dead gorgeous ! bow now to drive the wheels off........ drive
beer

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#2495910 - 05/14/18 10:09 AM Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop]
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I'm usually not a big fan of the post war Plymouths or convertibles, but that car is enough to make me reconsider both!!

Very nice.
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