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    My 51 Dodge project

     



    Trying to post pics, see what happens.Dodge2.jpgDodge 1.jpgdodge6.jpgdodge4.jpg

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    A little big and 1 bad pic, but other than that I did manage to do it without screwing it up to bad. This winter I hope to have a big block built for my chevelle, and the 434 sb in it will go in the dodge. It has 230 ported dart heads, Motown block, Eagle forged rotating assy, 10 1/2 to 1 comp, and a bullet solid roller. I think I'm going to change the rear end and go to something narrower and a little bit stouter. Tub it and put more rubber in the rear. Any other questions just ask.
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    I personally like the size of photo you posted so just keep doing that. Looks like you started with a really nice bodied car for your project and although some would refer to that model as ugly, I think they are cool and especially if you tub the rear and with that engine, it will be an exciting car to drive and play in.


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    I'm not crazy over it, looks wise, and it wasn't in great shape to start with, little on the rough side, but it looks decent now. The more I look at it, I think a pro street look would really help the looks. I have super victor and a 850 Q series QF carb on the 434 now, I'd like to do a tunnel ram, 2 holleys, and a set of fenderwell headers. Something to play around with I guess. I have a fresh PG trans with Coan parts and a trans brake. Also a pistol grip hurst quarter stick, may use that, can't really sell it and get my money back. This is kinda a budget build, going to do the interior myself, that ought to be good.

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    Yeah those business coupe bodies seem to be pretty much a love or hate them deal. I had a 49 Plymouth version many years ago and was looking at another one a few years back. The color you choose to put on them seems to really make a big difference on their visual appeal.


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    Cool ride, two seat coupes are really slick looking. What drive train are you going to use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconvan View Post
    Cool ride, two seat coupes are really slick looking. What drive train are you going to use?
    See post #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by vht View Post
    I think I'm going to change the rear end and go to something narrower and a little bit stouter. Tub it and put more rubber in the rear. Any other questions just ask.
    For street use, very strongly recommend larger diameter rear bushings. Study mid-size GM arrangements, B-body Chevelle, Monte Carlo, Cutlass. Love the splayed 4-link.

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    Looks to be a great project. I like the 51 look. It has a tough stance, nice curves and just the right look with what your doing already!
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    Nice coupe! It looks like you've gotten a lot of work done on it so far!
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    Inspector, I'm thinking about a narrowed rear end and some more tire. If I do, I'll go 4 link, and panhard bar. This was going to be a cruiser, but my chevelle has more room and really handles good so I was thinking mild BBC for it and a 3.08 gear.

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    This is my chevelle.
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    Sweet Chevelle!!
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    Making progress. It's on stands which explains high stance.
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