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1937 plymouth coupe v8 swap

Discussion in 'Projects, mods, restoration' started by 37plymouthcoupe, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. hemirunner426

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    What will you be doing with the car?Are you going to spend 20K,do you want visual appeal for car shows,or do you just want a nice driver that's dependable?
     
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    Pretty much just looking to make it a nice reliable cruiser with enough horsepower to hit 65mph on the freeway and be able to not worry about my 201 blowing up because i pushed it to 55 for 10 minutes straight , as far as car shows go my car stands out enough already so not worried about pleasing anyone
     
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    Btw I don' have a of money to spend so I'm looking for the best and cheapest solution
     
  4. hemirunner426

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    If I was in your shoes I would find a donor Mopar.I would look for 318 with electronic ignition,i would stay away from anything newer with a computer.Only because it is the simplest to setup.318,904 or 727 and a 3rd member.8 1/4.8 3/4 or 9 1/4.You could substitute 273,360 or even a 340,The 318s and 360s are out there by the thousands and easy to find.Whatever you find the cheapest could dictate your choice.
     
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  5. AC TC

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    And i would opt for a bigger six and a more Cruise friendly rear axle. ( gearing )
     
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    What years should I be looking For As far as the donor goes?
     
  7. hemirunner426

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    To my best recollection 1976 and down.Don't be scared of the lean burn years.You don't want that system,it can be bypassed and the engine can be wired old school.These wiring jobs are not hard,even I can do it.If you get a donor keep the wiring harness and all switches etc.Throw nothing away until you are done.An old cop car would be nice.An appropriate factory service manual is money well spent.
     
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