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Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: poorboy] #2216429
12/18/16 07:02 PM
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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

Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop] #2223042
12/29/16 11:33 PM
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Motor and tranny bolted in.


Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop] #2223237
12/30/16 10:46 AM
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do you, by chance, know what the engine/transmission assembly weighs ? it looks great installed ! up
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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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Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop] #2223482
12/30/16 05:49 PM
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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.

Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: OzHemi] #2223909
12/31/16 10:13 AM
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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

Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop] #2223991
12/31/16 01:20 PM
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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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Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop] #2450514
02/12/18 03:26 AM
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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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Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop] #2450573
02/12/18 11:04 AM
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looks great ! up job well done !
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Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: moparx] #2450978
02/12/18 11:15 PM
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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

Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop] #2451146
02/13/18 12:26 PM
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Wow!


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Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: Old Ray] #2471171
03/23/18 11:56 PM
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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

Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop] #2471288
03/24/18 12:07 PM
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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.

Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop] #2495690
05/13/18 09:41 PM
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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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Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop] #2495742
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CONGRATULATIONS ! boogie Feels good huh?

Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop] #2495869
05/14/18 10:46 AM
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super nice ! your interior is drop dead gorgeous ! bow now to drive the wheels off........ drive
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Re: 47 Plymouth Convertible Rod Project [Re: 47droptop] #2495910
05/14/18 12:09 PM
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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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