Re: [FWDLK] 58 DODGE D 500 SUPER OPTION, QUESTION.
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Re: [FWDLK] 58 DODGE D 500 SUPER OPTION, QUESTION.



Jim,
 
     I agree with you on the 57 cam being capable of handling the additional carburetor on the 325 cu inch 1957 D 500 Super. Dodge did the same thing on the 1958 Dodge D 500 super with 2/4 bbl carbs.(same cam)
However I do remember reading a special report on  the 1957 D 500-1 which had the leftover 56 Chrysler 300 B engines of 354 cu inches, it said they had the new 1957 Chrysler 300 C cam with solid lifter installed in their 354 engines.
     I wonder if anybody on the list knows if there were any D 500-1 that were produced with Torqueflite transmission. Nobody seem to ever talk about that?
 
        Ron Swartley
 (still loose on the East Coast)
 
In a message dated 12/10/2010 2:41:35 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, 57SuperD500@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

The parts book doesn’t show any of the known 1957 Super D exclusively components. Like – for instance and among others – Generator Bracket, Shaft to Carburetor Rod and Coil Mounting Bracket.

So, not listing a Super D cam doesn’t mean there wasn’t one. But like I explained earlier: the ‘basic’ D500 was capable enough to handle the increased air/fuel mixture flow at higher revs. And the higher revs were simply and solely accomplished by adjusting the transmission rod to a higher shifting point. Higher revs need more air/fuel mixture, that’s when the second (front) carburetor comes in. In contrary to the 1956, the 1957 Super D dual carburetor setup was progressively linked.

 

Jim, The Netherlands.

 

 

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