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Old 06-19-2006, 01:02 PM
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47 dodge coupe build advice needed

OK in a nut shell. got a '47 dodge coupe. from what I have read the front suspension is pretty good as long as you relocate the shock mounts. can it handle the weight? the frame looks very beefy and mines good and solid. I'm looking for info on putting in a 383/727 combo. It looks like i'll be cuttin the firewall. I would also like to hear what you guy's have done for steering upgrades.

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My '40 is clipped, so I am of no help, but I have seen guys who have done the same combo as you plan with a relatively stock front end.
I ran a 440 in mine for years and years before redoing it, the passenger side of the firewall interfered with the rear of the passenger side head. I just modded the one side of the firewall. When I redid the car I moved the engine even farther back, and now I just made a completely different firewall from scratch.

I think you should have a little more engine compartment room with a 47 than my 40 has...?

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looks good. I have a volare clip also that I may use but would like to keep the stock, coil spring ifs if possible.
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no more feedback. I know there are a few people here dodges. Please advice.
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Use the stock Dodge basics. Change shock mounts, install a disc brake setup. Change steering to Cavalier rack and pinion. I also have dropped spindles. Most of this stuff is available from Fatman Fabrications.

My 48 B/Coupe has a Chebby in it, 400 turbo trans, 8 3/4" rear.
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