Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-21-2008, 01:52 PM   #15
4 Rivet Member
 
1975 27' Overlander
High River , Alberta
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 393
Quote:
Originally Posted by mustang View Post
I wasnt going to pull my 31 footer with it, but I always wanted to find a smaller one and maybe throw some green flames on it. I have the picture on my profile but dont know how to post it to the thread. I figured a 20 footer max preferablty an old Bambi or small Globe Trotter

I'd think you're on the right track with with a small vintage trailer. There's somebody around here towing a Boler fiberglass trailer with a 1940s pickup. They seem to stick to two-lanes, and drive 40 to 50 mph. The trailer is painted black to match the truck.

The flathead V8 pickup may well tow the Argosy just fine. The V8s have a bit more torque and hp compared to the inline sixes. Final drive gearing is a significant factor for starting and climbing hills. Other than that, it depends on how fast you want to go.
__________________

__________________
AlbertF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 02:09 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
mustang's Avatar
 
1986 31' Sovereign
Kent , Ohio
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 803
I think it is the opposite. That is why they used the flathead 6 dodges til the 70S in millittary vehicles. If you go to youtube you can see one pull at the bowling green truck pulls. It is Kind of funny because it has a low 1500 rpm torque range and has such low compression it doesnt move much air. I am A Ford guy but this little L6 motor I think 223 or 232 has proven itself to me.
__________________

__________________
mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 02:19 PM   #17
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
bredlo's Avatar
 
1954 22' Safari
Deerfield , Illinois
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,419
Images: 23
Send a message via AIM to bredlo
Quote:
Originally Posted by mustang View Post
I wasnt going to pull my 31 footer with it, but I always wanted to find a smaller one and maybe throw some green flames on it. I have the picture on my profile but dont know how to post it to the thread. I figured a 20 footer max preferablty an old Bambi or small Globe Trotter
Nice. I say you should demand nothing less than a Wee Wind. Closer to the right year, and embodies that "Pan Am Clipper" deco style that'll perfectly match the Plymouth.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	weeplymouth.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	120.8 KB
ID:	65989  
__________________
Brad
bredlo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 02:22 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
mustang's Avatar
 
1986 31' Sovereign
Kent , Ohio
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 803
Is that yours?
__________________
mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 02:41 PM   #19
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
bredlo's Avatar
 
1954 22' Safari
Deerfield , Illinois
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,419
Images: 23
Send a message via AIM to bredlo
Nope, googled the two of 'em and Photoshopped them together. I just looked at yours on your profile page though - looks nice in white!
__________________
Brad
bredlo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 03:02 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
mustang's Avatar
 
1986 31' Sovereign
Kent , Ohio
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 803
That is cool. I am not that good on this thing. Maybe you could photo snap mine infront of a 31 foot soverign
__________________
mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 07:22 PM   #21
2 Rivet Member
 
1970 27' Overlander
Colo Spgs , Colorado
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 89
Hola Mr Ohio

I do not know where to start.

Since you have the GM rear axle with the 3.08 gears, you have an non-towing ratio. The original ratio ( 4.11/3.91's or the like ) would be fine to match the max torque of the 1949 engine at 1200 RPM's .

The GM rear axle also means you have two wheels which match the front size and two wheels which match the rear size. Which one gets to have a spare to be carried in the spare tire space ???

The three one barrel carb's sound neat. How are they for an load ???

I do like the idea of the late eighties four spd transmission from the S-10 in your Plymouth. It gives you the chance to "walk" up to hwy spd while towing.

In your statement, are you saying that you have switched from six volts Pos Ground to 12 volts neg grd ???

Please look under the rear frame section and start thinking ... how am I going to fasten a full frame reciever ( hitch ) to this ? Up until the late seventies metal shops fab'd hitches to the vehicles to most heavy trailer needs.

The load ability of the 60 or 70 series tire is good for the lawn mower trailer. Un-less you have cut half your car apart, the 195 x 75 x 15 tire is about correct for the Pymouth. I use 75's but at a differant size due to the larger car.

For the Trailer Brake Controler I use the Keyly-Hayes unit that has the "T" off of the master brake reserve and the built in resistor. I wanted the ole tyme look, not something digital.

I have an 1947 De Soto and I have gone through all of this. Eleven years ago when I got the De Soto, there seemed to be no one to aid me.

As you know, any vehicle can/should stop in a shorter distance with an trailer than w/out.

If I am able to influence you, I would say go no larger than AS's shortest dual axle trailer for lenght. I picked a 1970 AS since it seemed to have the look and lower weight of the older trailer's, while having some of the newer item's.

Rodger & Gabby
COS
__________________
Rodger with a D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 09:59 PM   #22
Rivet Master
 
Mikethefixit's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
Trotwood , Ohio
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,153
Send a message via Yahoo to Mikethefixit
Juel
That's a neat pic Thanks. I bet that Ford will pull it.
__________________

__________________
Mikethefixit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MPG difference between towing and not-towing? yiesyisyeno Tow Vehicles 11 09-01-2008 03:35 PM
Help with Towing CAAR Hitches, Couplers & Balls 3 07-18-2006 03:42 AM
Towing perfuse2004 Tow Vehicles 5 10-01-2004 05:51 PM
towing with out brakes? mary ellen Brakes & Brake Controllers 4 03-14-2003 11:16 AM
Good towing/Bad towing! ViewRVs Hitches, Couplers & Balls 5 03-09-2003 08:37 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.