1948 Dodge Custom 2 Door Coupe

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1948 Dodge Custom 2 Door Coupe

Post #1 by mopehead440 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:31 pm

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Re: 1948 Dodge Custom 2 Door Coupe

Post #2 by mopehead440 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:35 pm

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Post #3 by duke182 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:20 am

Nice
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Re: 1948 Dodge Custom 2 Door Coupe

Post #4 by 77Gowing » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:34 am

Reminds me of my buddy Retired Navy Commander Dave's 48 Packard "bathtub".
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Post #5 by Whiskerfish » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:50 am

even the muffler looks shiny!!
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Post #6 by 5speed » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:51 am

very very nice. thanks for posting the pictures..
what is in it for a power plant?
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Post #7 by mopehead440 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:09 pm

5speed wrote:very very nice. thanks for posting the pictures..
what is in it for a power plant?

Original Flathead 6 with Fluid Drive--All drive train is original--Car came out of Waterbury, CT--I have every receipt for every service, warranty, and repair from the very day it was purchased new until present. Fun to look at three dollar oil changes, fifty cent lube jobs, etc!
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Post #8 by Whiskerfish » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:12 pm

fluid drive is that something like a automatic tranny?
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Re: 1948 Dodge Custom 2 Door Coupe

Post #9 by 5speed » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:14 pm

mopehead440 wrote:
5speed wrote:very very nice. thanks for posting the pictures..
what is in it for a power plant?

Original Flathead 6 with Fluid Drive--All drive train is original--Car came out of Waterbury, CT--I have every receipt for every service, warranty, and repair from the very day it was purchased new until present. Fun to look at three dollar oil changes, fifty cent lube jobs, etc!

wow..
wonder if it was ever used to run shine? :8)
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Re: 1948 Dodge Custom 2 Door Coupe

Post #10 by mopehead440 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:30 pm

5speed wrote:
mopehead440 wrote:
5speed wrote:very very nice. thanks for posting the pictures..
what is in it for a power plant?

Original Flathead 6 with Fluid Drive--All drive train is original--Car came out of Waterbury, CT--I have every receipt for every service, warranty, and repair from the very day it was purchased new until present. Fun to look at three dollar oil changes, fifty cent lube jobs, etc!

wow..
wonder if it was ever used to run shine? :8)


Fluid Drive is the predicesor to the Automatic.

Doubt if it ran Moonshine! Flathead six leaves a lot to be desired, power wise!
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Re: 1948 Dodge Custom 2 Door Coupe

Post #11 by CYBORG » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:23 pm

Whiskerfish wrote:fluid drive is that something like a automatic tranny?


As I recall, you had a clutch, but could shift gears without using it. Only to start and stop........old school.....real old school :lol:
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Re: 1948 Dodge Custom 2 Door Coupe

Post #12 by mopehead440 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:29 pm

CYBORG wrote:
Whiskerfish wrote:fluid drive is that something like a automatic tranny?


As I recall, you had a clutch, but could shift gears without using it. Only to start and stop........old school.....real old school :lol:


On the Dodge, you use the clutch to choose one of three gears, then you can drive it as a standard with a clutch, or as a automatic without clutch.

On the Desoto; it is called a "Tap and Go". Only a two speed-low and high-you clutch to choose gear, then as RPM increases, you let off gas, and it shifts on its' own. You cannot drive the Desoto as a standard!
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Re: 1948 Dodge Custom 2 Door Coupe

Post #13 by CYBORG » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:41 pm

My grandmother had one,... and my recollection is fuzzy,.....and I have slept sinse then :lol: :lol:
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Re: 1948 Dodge Custom 2 Door Coupe

Post #14 by RAT » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:55 pm

Learned to drive in one of those .... :oldies

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