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Re: [FWDLK] interesting



I'm not a Letter series 300 expert but I consider myself a '58 Fury expert and they DID have WCFBs (as does the 392 in the Desoto in question, I've known that engine since 1987 and it came out of a 300 with WCFB's on it).
 
In a message dated 9/22/2012 3:03:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, rwhelansr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
Not true, 58 Fury's with 318 still had WCFB's.

From: John Hagen
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] interesting

A 300D with WCFB’s? I think not. Is it a 300C? They had WCFB’s. 300D’s sported AFB’s as did all 1958 Mopars with four barrel carb(s).

 

John Hagen

 

From: Forward Look Mopar Discussion List [mailto:L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Rawa
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2012 10:22 PM
To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] interesting

 

there is a difference you can feel when driving with added torque multiplication of 3 gears... hate to say it but powerflite cars kinda suck to drive... slush along until 2nd, then its over...  my friend daily drives a 56 firedome, equipped with 300D 392 [yes, bumps in the valve covers, 2 WCFB's n all] and street parks it just on the utshirts of philadelphia PA... i just built his a liquid cooled torqueflite for it as he was running the 56 powerflite behind the hemi just to keep his pushbuttons, well, we got a 5 button unit, 56 imperial torqueflite buttons, and fabbed a 1-off 56 desoto 5 button selector plate.  he is exstatic over the improved driving of the car, city fuel economy has gone up drastically, though highway is the same obviously [noted on his 3 hr trip a few weeks ago]  this is a car that get driven to TX, RI, and canada for business somewhat regularly...

its just a personal preference... i just picked up a 13k mile survivor 301 2bbl savoy 2dr, with powerflite... its already out- gave it to a friend who needed an emergency trans...

 

but this is coming from a guy who ditches a .030 over fresh 318/iron TF with only 2700 miles on it, to sell to a friend.. to swap in a 300E equipped 440 into my 2dr57 wagon with 65 cable 727... so far with about 100 miles since i put it al in and did my run-in... i'm seeing the same fuel use with the 440 and 3.23 suregrip as i did with 318 and 2.76 center... more torque on tap means less work... case in point - more torque multiplication = less work, so a 3spd trand makes a more efficient, and peppy car!

 in other cars i'll run 11:1 440s with 4.10 gears for 2-7 hr trips... alot of members have seen it and know the car[s] i speak of!

 

why do you think most modern vehicles of quality run 5 or 6 speed automatics? its to stay in a managed powerband for economy, and performance.

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Brent Burger <cgico@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: L-FORWARDLOOK <L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 10:59 pm
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] interesting

What's the problem with a Powerflite ?  I had one in my 56 Adventurer.  Never noticed anything wrong with it.  That car scooted right along, cooled fine.  Guys make a big deal out of the T-flite over the P-flite, but honestly, with the way most people drive them, who cares ?

 

BTW - the 58 Plaza I am currently restoring is a bare bones stripper - black walls, dog dishies, no trim and monotone paint, no radio, etc. .....  but it got 318, TF, PS, PB, and A/C !  Go figger !

 

  B.

 

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On Sep 21, 2012, at 10:56 AM, Ron Hilbert wrote:



You forgot the rear end gear ratio has to be changed as well.

PowerFlight is a 3.54 ratio and the TorqueFlight is a 3.36 ratio.

In addition you also have to change the radiator as the PowerFlight is air cooled. Add the coolant lines from the transmission to the radiator.

It adds up to a lot of expense…

Too bad it didn't come from the factory with a TorqueFlight.

 

Ron Hilbert

57 Plymouth Belvedere convertible

 

From: Forward Look Mopar Discussion List [mailto:L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Rawa
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2012 10:03 AM
To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [FWDLK] interesting

 

there's a ginger-colored 57 belv on ebay, or was recently... the 6cyl PS issue spawned recollection of something interesting about that car.. its a 2drht, power steering, power brakes, power windows, 301 4bbl car... with a POWERFLITE!!???!!

 

who chose all those options, if it was factory delivered as such... but kept the 1,2, thats it trans?

 

just odd. all that one needs is a trans swap, driveshaft, cable, actuator, buttons, bezel, and TV linkage swap and its golden!

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