The 1927-28 Dodge "Fast Four" had lots of potential - the Montana Dodge Boys races a fast four on Bonneville to speeds exceeding 140 mph.. https://www.google.se/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.fastfourspecial.c om/&ved=0ahUKEwj_o4HE5MfJAhWG93IKHeLDBDgQFghIMAs&usg=AFQjCNEmjrXkyWDJS0xKq-aQP2L e_R5UdA&sig2=iXsLgHZJgjReT82gtSzYIg
Don't know about a std 1926 Dodge, but it may have been a speedo reading from an "optimistic" period speedo?
The Dodge Brothers "Fast Four" had a five main bearing crankshaft I believe. This would put it ahead of any Ford or Chevy of that period with regards to top speed capability. With the right race car over 100 MPH could be made for sure.
Thanks for the info guys. The Fast Four sounds like a great engine but being they made from August of 1927 to April of 1928, this 26 with the original engine and matching chassis numbers doesn't have one. The way these cars are geared, I'd need to see it do 80mph to believe it.
I have had many Dodge Brothers autos and still have 2 (1924 touring and 1916 touring) ...these are very good quality vehicles and due to the extreme torque from the 213 cubic inch engine were capable of sustaining speeds often past a "safe" range ...with the 3.63 or even 3.92:1 rear ratio 80 may be possible ...my GUESS would be that we are confusing MPH with KILOMETERS per hour ...my last Fast Four (roadster) had 4.88:1 rear axel ...50 mph top speed , but would climb any hill without ever breaking stride...always an optimist gene french