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Rules and General Info => WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! => Topic started by: David Nielsen on January 07, 2013, 12:53:17 PM

Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: David Nielsen on January 07, 2013, 12:53:17 PM
Hello all. I am the owner of a 56 Plymouth Belvedere and will be restoring/modding the car over the coming months.

Here is the car:
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/804/P8030073-reduced.jpg)

And I have a Parts car that looks like this (let me know if you need anything):

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/804/406773_2516693532767_1255690631_n.jpg)

I am just a knowledge hound and any information I can pick up is greatly appreciated. I will also share and help where I can.









Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: Brian on January 07, 2013, 01:51:44 PM
Welcome to the board!!  And a nice project you have there.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)  What are the plans for it?





Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: Guests on January 07, 2013, 05:12:30 PM
Agree, welcome to the forum, lots of fun and help around here.
Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: Steve on January 07, 2013, 07:12:39 PM
Yeah there is a few around here that know something.  LOL
 
Welcome aboard
Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: David Nielsen on January 08, 2013, 09:51:39 AM
Thanks everyone. Right now my plans are to build an early 60's High School Hot Rod. Body will be all stock with new chrome, a driver quality paint job, and new rubber. I will redo the interior, but I will probably go generic on the fabric. SMS is just to damn expensive and the lead times are much to long.

I have already rebuilt the entire front suspension and steering, but will be adding an ECI front disc brake kit.

The original 277 Poly/Powerflite will be replaced with a 1963 318 Poly/Loadflite out of a truck that will probably go into the machine shop in a couple of months. I may stroke the engine with a 360 crank, but I haven't decided. I also have an Edelbrock P600 3x2 manifold that I will install. Finally, I am going to update the drive line with a late 60's 8 3/4 B-Body rear end.

Dave



Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: Brian on January 08, 2013, 04:42:08 PM
Sounds like a heck of a plan, and love that your staying with the poly motor!!....T-Cow approves....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)  Can't wait to watch it unfold.


Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: Steve on January 08, 2013, 05:17:44 PM
You'll have to have the block line bored for the 360 crank
Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: David Nielsen on November 26, 2013, 11:44:43 AM
My wife and I added another car to our Forward Look family: A 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer. The car is well optioned with power brakes, power front windows, power seat, and front bumper guards. I think it was restored 10 - 15 years ago.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/804/PA290712.JPG)
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/804/PA290721.JPG)


Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: Snotty on November 26, 2013, 02:04:46 PM
Oooo, just a head swap away from being a baby Hemi!  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Nice car.
Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: dana44 on November 26, 2013, 03:13:54 PM
That is one beautiful car. Congrats on the new purchase.
Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: firedome on November 27, 2013, 08:43:58 AM
I saw those beauties over at FL.net... very nice!  No need to swap
heads, Polys have gained respect on their own merits - I have a 354
Poly in my '58 Windsor and a 318 Plym poly in my '64 Dodge.Keep the
pics coming!


Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: Snotty on November 29, 2013, 09:17:21 AM
I was just having some fun; I am not one of those "Big Block or Hemi only" guys.
Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: Brian on November 29, 2013, 08:38:38 PM
Very nice score...Congrats on the newest acquisition!!

Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: David Nielsen on December 02, 2013, 10:34:20 AM
Thanks all. And the Dodge is staying as original as I can keep it so no hemi heads for this one. If it was a lower model car or wasn't as "optioned" as it is, then I would be VERY tempted. The car has power front windows, two way power seat, and power brakes. I do have a power steering set-up out of a 56 Plymouth that my eventually find its way onto the dodge.

Title: New Member - 56' Plymouth Owner
Post by: David Nielsen on December 02, 2013, 10:35:08 AM
And I will get a few more pics up in the coming days.