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brent7727 03-24-2013 12:54 PM

53 chrysler
 
so I just got a 53 new Yorker 2dr no motor or trans any suggestions on what would fit:confused:

killeratrod 03-24-2013 01:04 PM

anything will fit in that space. Can you say 426 Hemi !!! LOL!!

killeratrod 03-24-2013 01:07 PM

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Take a look at this motor. This is one of the stock motors it may of come with

brent7727 03-24-2013 02:25 PM

53 new yorker
 
well I have a 360 /727 auto combo was wondering what all was involved in this swap? motor mounts , firewall? any info would be helpfull

prumora1 03-24-2013 09:29 PM

in 53 the only motors that were in there were hemi's. most likely a 331, all the early hemi's were big blocks of there own kind. plus the trannys were two speeds with enclosed driveshafts and two piece axles. there is a lot that can be done here with the rite amount of money. so do some research and good luck

brent7727 03-24-2013 10:42 PM

53 new yorker
 
thanks for the insight does anyone know of a mount kit that would fit a 360 in this car?

JeffB 03-25-2013 02:30 AM

Contact these guys by phone they can help you: Butch's Cool StuffPLY/DODGE 1928-56

bigdog7373 03-25-2013 02:38 PM

You won't find any "kits". Just get the 360 mounts and bolt em in. You're going to have to work and get your hands dirty. You can't restore a car with kits. If you want to install kits then buy a honda civic. Other wise you better do you research and get the parts you need cause no one is gonna sell you everything at once.

brent7727 03-26-2013 07:30 AM

53 chrysler
 
Well thanks for info. And I don't mind gettin dirty and yes their is a kit ... but I'm going to put a 251spitfire flat 6 with a t-5 behind it..........

oldbogie 03-26-2013 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by brent7727 (Post 1659960)
so I just got a 53 new Yorker 2dr no motor or trans any suggestions on what would fit:confused:

331 Fire Power hemi with a Fluid torque 4 speed semi-auto would return this to original configuration. These are monsterously heavy cars 4000 plus pounds stark naked empty, a 251 Spitfire inline 6 will be aufly weak and since isn't anywhere close to original will seriously degrade the value of the car and the value of your work on it.

There's really two ways to go; one as I outlined above, will return it to collector car status; the other is a modern power cruiser in a classic body with a suitably sized V8 for it's mass, a modern transmission, disk brakes, modern ancillaries like alternator with 12-18 volt electrical, air conditioning, etc.

Bogie

bigdog7373 03-26-2013 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by oldbogie (Post 1660624)
331 Fire Power hemi with a Fluid torque 4 speed semi-auto would return this to original configuration. These are monsterously heavy cars 4000 plus pounds stark naked empty, a 251 Spitfire inline 6 will be aufly weak and since isn't anywhere close to original will seriously degrade the value of the car and the value of your work on it.

There's really two ways to go; one as I outlined above, will return it to collector car status; the other is a modern power cruiser in a classic body with a suitably sized V8 for it's mass, a modern transmission, disk brakes, modern ancillaries like alternator with 12-18 volt electrical, air conditioning, etc.

Bogie

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Op, i think this is one of those cars that you just have to restore to original condition. It's such an awesome car it would be a shame to alter it. Only thing is you will have a hell of a time finding a 331 hemi, so you may have to use a different powertrain:(
Do you have any pictures of the car as it is? Early 50's cars just have such an awesome classy look, i would love to have one if i could. You really have a cool project.


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