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1960fury
Posted 2018-03-14 4:31 PM (#559888 - in reply to #480421)
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nice little bomb. have you ever measured 0-60 times?
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-03-14 5:35 PM (#559893 - in reply to #480421)
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Thanks Sid. No, I haven't taken it to the track at all. The motor has never been rebuilt so it still has the original '55 Imperial cam, rings & 8.5:1 pistons in it. Originally it was rated at 250hp, now with the better intake, exhaust and carburetor, it might be around 270hp, but it has also been running a LONG time. Nevertheless, it will easily break the tires loose from a standstill if you nail it, so it is pretty decent, but not as impressive as other cars that were built for power. I mainly use it to tow my camping trailer around and take it on family outings. The low 1st gear of the 700R4 trans is really nice with a trailer behind you in the mountains, but the 11" disc brakes are a little small for the extra weight. I may end up converting the rear to disc and/or going to 12" rotors in the front to handle it better when fully loaded.



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Mopar1
Posted 2018-03-15 11:07 AM (#559936 - in reply to #559868)
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Powerflite - 2018-03-14 10:00 AM

Hello George, the decal came from Ebay. They have an earlier version of it too for '53-'55.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-DODGE-CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH-DESOTO-IMPERIA...

The Hot Heads won't take the OEM crossover only for the 392. For the 331 or 354, there shouldn't be an issue.
Actually referring to the "331 hemi Head" decal, obviously modeled on the 426 decal.
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-03-15 11:36 AM (#559938 - in reply to #559936)
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Mopar1 - 2018-03-15 11:07 AM

Actually referring to the "331 hemi Head" decal, obviously modeled on the 426 decal.


I'm guessing that was a one-off, just like the one I made for my 315 D500 Hemi. I started with a 426 Hemi decal image.


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Mopar1
Posted 2018-03-15 11:49 AM (#559939 - in reply to #559938)
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nice!
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-09-09 11:06 AM (#569848 - in reply to #480421)
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I took it to work and took some pictures for the new insurance. Should be much cheaper than what I currently have.



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57burb
Posted 2018-09-09 11:42 AM (#569851 - in reply to #480421)
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That is a great looking ride, man!
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-09-09 1:51 PM (#569856 - in reply to #480421)
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Thanks Danny. I have made some mistakes on it along the way, but I like it and it's a fun car. It has recently developed a backfire problem while under load, so I can no longer take it camping until I get that fixed. But it cruises fine still. I am going to try changing the timing chain to see if that fixes it. This motor has never been touched since new. It still had the original spark plug wires on it until a month ago so it's probable that the chain may be loose now.
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1960fury
Posted 2018-09-09 3:14 PM (#569862 - in reply to #480421)
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Great car and a good example that aluminum rims don't have to be tasteless on a 50s car.
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-09-15 12:50 PM (#570146 - in reply to #480421)
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Thanks Sid, I agree. I wish I had picked 16" instead of 17", but too expensive to change my mind now, so they are staying as-is.

Someone decided that they needed my air cleaner more than I did and stole it from me. Of all the things to steal. What are they going to do with it? I seriously doubt they have a '55-'56 Chrysler product to put it on....but whatever. So now I am making another one. I have a temporary air cleaner on it in the mean time.

This one is heavily dented around the upper edge of it. That's unacceptable because they are usually pretty impossible to fix. However, I cut out the inside of it along the top inner lip and it detached the whole inner structure. I removed the top section of it and notched it at the bottom to be able to remove it from the can. Now I can get inside the outer can, all around to repair the dents. It also allows me to clean up the inner structure to make it look better and allows for better air flow around the filters - especially at the top entrance near the lid. But I will need to create lower mounts to support the tray to the bottom of the can now, and weld them into place. I will also make a flat section to mount to the bottom ring to provide a flat surface for the air filters to sit on instead of the thinner, slanted section that they would have otherwise. I will also try to reduce the carburetor mounting ring extension so the cleaner sits lower than my old one. That was the one thing that bothered me about the way I set up the old one, so this gives me a chance to fix that.



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56D500boy
Posted 2018-09-15 2:10 PM (#570149 - in reply to #570146)
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Sorry to hear about the theft Nathan.:( You had done a great job on that air cleaner. Much nicer than my oil to paper conversion or my "Ram Air" versions.

Think of it this way, you have the opportunity to make this next one even better.

Yours:



Mine

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"Ram Air":



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