Driving While Awesome: 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe Club Coupe ~ Simple, But Not Plain
Connor bought this 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe Club Coupe from his uncle to replace his 2010 Mazda 3 as a daily driver. “Solid move.” Ed.
The car has been in his family for the past 19 years and is very tastefully modified with an emphasis on reliability and comfort.
The electrical system has been updated from 6 volt to 12 volt, and the car has been entirely rewired with a new fuse block and Optima battery.
Take a look! (Engine, transmission and chassis information below video.)
Engine: Later model 1949 Plymouth P18 flathead six with Offy dual carb manifold, rebuilt Carter carbs, Phillips split dual exhaust manifold, and Crane ignition. It runs great.
Transmission: Rebuilt three-on-the-tree. New clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing.
Chassis: Fatman dropped spindles and disc brakes in front with Eaton coil springs and new shocks. Rebuilt Ford 8 inch rear end with 3.50 highway gears and new brakes. Posies Super-Slide rear springs and new shocks. BFG radial tires. It’s smooth and comfortable.