New Here With 37 Plymouth
May 23, 2018 8:55 PM - 396 Views Create A New Thread
New to the site with a new to me 37 Plymouth coupe.
Hi all, new to the site.
I have always built my own cars in the past, but decided to purchase this time due to a lack of adequate shop and lack of time due to work travel schedule. Found a nice older all Mopar build that offers a great starting point to massage to my liking. 37 Plymouth coupe with a 360 Magnum / A518 transmission. Purchased in Detroit and driven back home to Plano, TX.
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May 27, 2018 at 2:36 PM
I really love mine. It handles so nice, and very comfortable drive. That big heavy Plymouth frame makes all the difference.
Runs good, handles well, and does not overheat. The roof panel and the cowl vent have been filled in with steel. The windshield remains operable. The car has tons of leg-room, and head-room, no “folding yourself up” to get in and out of this car! Raspberry Red Metallic paint, with tinted windows. The carburetor has been re-jetted to optimize performance and fuel economy.
• 350 Chevrolet engine Turbo-hydramatic 350 transmission 373:1 rear end gear
• Mustang II power rack-n-pinion front suspension
• 4-row copper radiator, with automatic transmission cooling (Walker)
• Delco water pump, with a Mr. Gasket high flow/high accuracy thermostat
• Integrated fan shroud, with two-speed 2,700 CFM fan, and programmable set points (Cooling Components, Dakota Digital controller located inside the coach away from the heat, heavy duty wiring and fan relays)
• Poly tank
• Modern (tilt) GM steering column, turn signals, LED auxiliary brake light in the dutch panel.
• Front disc brakes, with master cylinder relocated to beneath the coach (residual pressure vales equipped) – this car has good brakes.
• Centerline mag wheels, with radial tires.
• Wider rear fenders, with room between spring and fenders for wider tires
• Battery has been relocated to the trunk, and an auxiliary heavy copper ground wire makes a loop around the car
• Finished trunk Trunk handle has been removed
• Street performance headers, routed through large diameter stainless exhaust and chambered mufflers (the pipes talk)
• Summit street/strip four-barrel carburetor (no gasket between throttle plate and the main body to leak during storage) with electric choke
• Aluminum intake, cast tall valve covers, with matching air filter assembly.
• Nice two-tone Beverly style cloth interior, with embossed headliner, and dual dome lights
• VDO gages
• Lokar shifter
• AF/FM stereo with detachable face (4 channel), with power antenna
• Electric wipers
• The entire coach has been insulated (with the foil backed material), even the trunk
This car retains the 1936 lines, yet has the modern convinces. This car runs good, and is dependable. Not many of these pre-war Mopar’s left!
May 27, 2018 at 3:20 AM
- Speaking of MOPARS a friend has a 36 ply streetrod for sale chevy running gear with ac & all the good stuff ,asking 24k its a coupe nice car if any intresr call this number 813 230 1755
May 26, 2018 at 6:49 PM
- Another picture The wheels are vintage Centerlines...they don't make these any more.
May 26, 2018 at 6:48 PM
I sure enjoy my 1936 Plymouth Opera Sedan Streetrod. Not a lot of that pre-war Mopar stuff out there. I always like something a little different. Mine has 350 Chevy, because I bought it that way.
May 24, 2018 at 8:58 AM
- Very nice ride. Thanks for posting Willie Moore
May 24, 2018 at 6:54 AM
- Nice find , good luck on your project .back in the late 70s I remember my buddy scored a nice complete rust free 36 Dodge coupe , someone was converting it to a street rod ,no engine and trans it was setup for a small block bow tie , Camaro rear end, I think it had the coolest dash, never seen one like it before a lot of chrome pieces , of course he did not do anything with it , ended up trading it for something else a month later
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