I'm excited,gettin new toy 1949 DODGE!

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  1. valiantwagonguy

    valiantwagonguy Well-Known Member

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    That is correct and the business coupe also has a longer more slanted trunk line

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    • Demonracer

      Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

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      I had a '50 Wayfarer back in high school, flatty 6, 3 on the tree, it was almost indestructible.
       
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      • thesiren74

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        Flat head 6 3 on the tree Fluid drive.
         
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        Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

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        Nope, no fluid drive, row your own 3 on the tree.
         
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        • thesiren74

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          Mine is a fluid drive 3 on the tree, hopefully the wife can figure it out lol.
           
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          • vntned

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            I miss my '51 Biz!

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              Good find, good luck with it. I have a 48 Chrysler business coupe for next project. Engine is flat head 6 with rod knock.
               
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              • dirty white boy

                dirty white boy 50 yr old Juvenal delinquent

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                missed a deal on a 49 plymouth coupe couple months back....
                 
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              • barbee6043

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                That car just screams COOL!
                 
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                • Cuda416

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                  Umm, HELL YEAH!
                   
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                  • dart4forte

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                    I like the the Pontiacs with the water fall trim going down the middle of the hood.
                     
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                    • 1995dak

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                      Yes. I have been wanting to build a 2 door 53 Cranbrook or Belvedere for years. Look fairly stock with oversized steelies but late model hemi drivetrain, sound deadening, a/c, tweed, the whole 9. Something to put on the Interstate and just eat up some highway with the whole family.
                       
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                      • barbee6043

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                        Get 'er done!!! One this China bug goes away, I got a feeling cars will be selling real good. Which is good if you are selling, but not if you are hunting!! I have been wanting to do a 50 something Mopar for years. I jumped at this car because it has been inside forever Yes I can see it has some rust on rocker, lower door, but it is darn near as old as I am! WAIT!!! Is is 1 year younger!!!! ha
                        Still a project and lots of work not to mention a few $$$$$!!!
                         
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                        • barbee6043

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                          About ten years ago back in Missouri, I ran onto a 50 Pontiac, been in a tractor trailer forever, no rust , perfect chrome, non runner complete, $1000. I still kick myself but I really had no desire to break away from Mopar, BUT.........
                          I had a herd of other Mopar projects at that time but I should have bought that sucker!
                           
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                          I love that body style and maroon is one of my fav colors!!!!
                          Tx just opened up the state yesterday 100%. I sold 2 cars I did, in last few days, and it has been dead all year, and I see things will go nuts here pretty quick. I will find me one of those coupes pretty quick. Gonna get my cars to just what I want before I get too darn old (Maybe I already am?).
                          I bet there is lots of pent up "want to go, do, and buy" desires in this country right now and it will get big when everything gets back to normal. In spite of politics and higher gas prices coming.
                           
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                            Had a chance to buy one years ago. Had a turbo 400 attached to an adapter on the flathead 6.
                             
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                            I bought a 46 Dodge WC 1/2 ton truck right before Christmas, I will get started on it when the weather breaks.
                            218 flathead 3-speed, it should be a fun project.

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                            • diymirage

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                              allright, im about to show my age here...but i thought ford was the the only one who made flatheads

                              so when you guys are talking flathead this, flathead that, are all these vehicles that got the hotrod engine swapped into it, or did mopar make their own, i guess less iconic flathead?
                               
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                              Flatheads were VERY common, by lots of manufacturers in the 20s thru the 50s. Packard, Ford, GM, and Mopar built flathead sixes, straight eights, and v8s into the 50s. Overheads were rare,(mostly buick) until the caddy/olds overhead v8s of 1949. Plymouth used a flathead six thru 59, until replaced by the /6 in 60.
                              I have three flathead powered mopars, a six and two straight eights.
                               
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                              • Manuel

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                                been playing with this for a while 20200908_104542.jpeg 20200908_104626.jpeg
                                 
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                                      From what little I have read, back then the overhead valve motor was basically for the very high end expensive and foreign cars, till, like said, caddy/olds jumped in....then the flathead started to disappear.
                                       
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