1961 Plymouth Savoy 2 door sedan
jboymechanic
Posted 2019-05-05 12:11 AM (#581790)
Subject: 1961 Plymouth Savoy 2 door sedan



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Just arrived today at 8:30 AM from "oldwood" in Arkansas. Had the engine running by noon, still needs a gas tank and fuel lines. Then brake MC, rubber lines and cylinders. Also needs a rear driver leaf spring. Slant 6, 3 speed on the column. Neat car.

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1960fury
Posted 2019-05-05 8:11 AM (#581799 - in reply to #581790)
Subject: Re: 1961 Plymouth Savoy 2 door sedan



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Great. Love the 61s.
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jboymechanic
Posted 2019-05-05 10:48 PM (#581847 - in reply to #581790)
Subject: Re: 1961 Plymouth Savoy 2 door sedan



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My dad helped my unload and get the car running, he's really in love with it. I certainly appreciate them more in person than I do in pictures. This one isn't in great condition, but it's really not that bad. All glass is good in this one, trunk is solid. Floor boards need help, but not the worst I've seen. Wiring has been hacked into, most likely when the newer slant 6 was dropped into the car. Has the 5 freeze plug block and "peanut" heads, but lifters still sound mechanical. That points to a mid to late 1970s motor I believe.
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rockerarm
Posted 2019-05-06 3:26 PM (#581870 - in reply to #581790)
Subject: RE: 1961 Plymouth Savoy 2 door sedan



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I'm glad the car made it into someones hands that will appreciate it.

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jboymechanic
Posted 2019-06-13 10:41 PM (#583400 - in reply to #581870)
Subject: RE: 1961 Plymouth Savoy 2 door sedan



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I have found a gas tank and leaf springs for this car. Long term I plan to swap the 3 speed for a 1959 Borg Warner overdrive as I've read it's pretty straight forward to do. I've been going through my trans, actually in very good shape so I'm mostly cleaning and re-sealing.



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jboymechanic
Posted 2019-06-13 10:44 PM (#583401 - in reply to #581790)
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I also have a set of Magnum 500 wheels with good, matching tires that I will put on this for a while. Need to get it driving and stopping safely, then it can come home and I can actually make progress on it.
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jboymechanic
Posted 2019-08-08 10:57 PM (#585816 - in reply to #583401)
Subject: Re: 1961 Plymouth Savoy 2 door sedan



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So long term, this car will have a 318 over the slant six. The engine is a 1960 that came out of my other plymouth. I have 1959 and 1961 bellhousings and they are virtually identical other than the transmission bolt pattern and bearing retainer opening diameter, so I will use the 1959 bellhousing to "adapt" the overdrive to this car. Below are pictures of the bellhousings, '61 is on the left and the '59 on the right in all pictures.



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