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Old 04-17-2002, 02:29 PM
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Two years ago I purchased a 1948 Plymouth Business
Coupe.It is in original condition but needs to be
restored from the ground up.I want to build my Coupe into a street rod with the original flathead

Would like to connect with someone who has hopped
up the 218.Have found information on the internet
about parts such as duel intake manifold,alum.
heads,split headers,crankshafts,etc.but have no idea where to buy these parts or how much they cost.

It would be great to talk with someone who has done this before and get some valuable feedback.
Would appreciate greatly any help you might be able to provide.

[ April 18, 2002: Message edited by: flathead218 ]</p>

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Old 04-17-2002, 06:02 PM
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i would go to the P15D24 website. They have all kinds of links for upgrades for that motor. I know i've seen info on the dual carb intake and also ignition upgrades.

BTW i have a '47 plymouth 4dr and '48 dodge special deluxe.


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You might consider restoring that old beauty instead of rodding it, it will be worth more and you would be keeping a piece of automotive history alive. Don't get me wrong I respect your desire to do what you want but consider what your car might be worth if it was restored? Maybe an old scrapper would be a better candidate for a rod since the parts you are looking for will be expensive and hard to find. Just think you might have be able to build two cars for the price of one rodded antique?

No offense meant, just an opinion.
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