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Powerflite
Posted 2015-06-04 6:08 PM (#480421)
Subject: Hemi Powered '56 Plymouth



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I decided to start a thread on my '56 Plymouth so that I have a central spot to show what I am doing with it. I bought the car in 2003 from "Picture Cars" in Burbank, which is a company that rents cars out to movie studios. This car brought me to the forwardlook email group at that time. I believe that one year later in 2004, the list moved to the Forum format. The car had it's original 277 poly V8 and powerflite transmission and I was just barely able to drive it home after some tweaking of the carb & timing. An electronic ignition upgrade and other fixes turned the car into reliable running car that got 17 mpg at 50mph. My quest for a cheap & better electronic ignition setup for this car drove me to create & sell the GM HEI conversion that I continue to sell today.

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Powerflite
Posted 2015-06-04 6:19 PM (#480424 - in reply to #480421)
Subject: RE: Hemi Powered '56 Plymouth



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The 277 motor ran pretty well for as old as it was, but it began to leak quite a bit of oil from the rear main seal so I decided it was time to swap to a hemi motor. I had originally purchased the car with the intent to get a car that I wanted to put the 392 hemi into that I had installed into a '68 Barracuda as a 16 yr old kid. I didn't like the way it fit in the Cuda so I wanted a car that it would fit into better, but still be able to hotrod around in.

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Powerflite
Posted 2015-06-04 6:35 PM (#480426 - in reply to #480424)
Subject: RE: Hemi Powered '56 Plymouth



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I don't know why I tore it apart because the 392 motor ran pretty well, but I tore it down and purchased a running 331 hemi from a '55 Imperial, straight from Memory Lane wrecking yard, and threw that into the Savoy. To get it to fit, I had to:

1. Make my own lower motor mounts ( the original V8 mounts would have worked, but they interfered with the exhaust I ended up using). The upper portion I purchased from PAW, now R.I.P.
2. Move the motor & trans over to the left 1 inch
3. Install a '57 392 center sump oil pan & pickup
4. Swap the header pipes around on the Chinese shorty headers.

Then it fit like a glove with only 1/4" extra height on the motor mounts just to clear the header pipes a little better. Custom headers would be ideal, and those are still in the plans.

You can see the old thread on it here:

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=13584&...

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Powerflite
Posted 2015-06-04 6:39 PM (#480428 - in reply to #480426)
Subject: RE: Hemi Powered '56 Plymouth



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The hemi had a lot of rust built up inside its passages so I filled the motor with a dissolved solution of Cascade automatic dish soap and ran the motor around (plugged hose to hose) without a fan or radiator until it was hot. Then I let it sit overnight, got it hot again, and dumped it. Amazing how well that worked. The water was thick with brown rust. After a couple of good flushings, it was good to go.

The motor added some weight to the car so it didn't handle as well as it used to so I decided to install a sway bar from a '56 Chrysler that was 7/8" instead of the 3/4" Plymouth bar. It was a little wider than the Plymouth, but it worked and made the car handle similar to the way it did before.

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Powerflite
Posted 2015-06-04 6:48 PM (#480430 - in reply to #480428)
Subject: RE: Hemi Powered '56 Plymouth



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Time passed and I drove the car for 2-3 years, often commuting with it 90 miles roundtrip, but it eventually started to smoke - really bad. It became so bad that just moving it across the street would hinder the visibility for a 1/2 mile or so just getting it out of my driveway. Not good. I wish I had thought to take a movie or picture of it. It was spectacular. I quickly determined that the problem had nothing to do with the valve seals. Great, so the rings are bad. So it sat while I gussied up the 392 I wanted to put into it. I purchased aluminum heads for it, and bumped up the compression to 11:1, put in a nice cam and upgraded to a GM alternator.

But now I wish I had tried to make it look more stock. This motor is going to really ruin the nostalgic factor of my Plymouth. Too much bling on it, but I do like how light it is. I need to find a good compromise.

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Powerflite
Posted 2015-06-04 6:58 PM (#480432 - in reply to #480430)
Subject: RE: Hemi Powered '56 Plymouth



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I decided to replace the rear axle & transmission while I was at it so I welded up spring mounts at 41" apart on a '68-'70 B-body axle with the shock mount placed in the back end of the spring mounts like the originals. I used the remains of the old B-body mounts to ensure that the new mounts would be welded on at the same pinion angle.

But looking back, I should have used the '65-'67 B-body axle I had laying around instead because there is a little too much offset required with this axle. Also, I should have used the original spring mounts from the '56 rear because they need to be very narrow in order to fit well on the splayed springs. But, it worked out in the end.

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Powerflite
Posted 2015-06-04 7:17 PM (#480434 - in reply to #480432)
Subject: RE: Hemi Powered '56 Plymouth



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At the end of 2014, I was finally ready to pull the 331 out and put the 392 into it's place. As I unbolted the exhaust, oil literally dripped out of it. Wow, that's a lot of oil in there. Then I drained the oil, and to my amazement, about 12 qts of oil came out of that motor! When I originally installed the motor, I didn't have the right dipstick for the 392 pan. So I used an aftermarket one and filled the motor and marked the stick with the oil that was on it. But it was registering on some puddle in the tube. I ended up lengthening the dipstick a good 5 inches to get it in the right spot.

Once I had the right amount of oil in the car, I started it up and it blew a big puddle of oil from the open headers onto my driveway and instantly lit it on fire! That was pretty fun. Fortunately, the car was up on jack stands and the fire didn't do any harm. After I burned out all the oil in my mufflers, the car ran without smoking at all! So I put off swapping in the 392 for the time being and left the 331 in there.

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Posted 2015-06-04 7:34 PM (#480436 - in reply to #480421)
Subject: Re: Hemi Powered '56 Plymouth



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One of the cars I restored was a 69 Firebird. The bottom dipstick tube had fallen into the pan and the end of the dipstick was no longer "aimed" in the right spot. I drained almost 8 quarts out of it's 6 quart crankcase. People had just kept adding oil till it hit the no longer properly aimed dipstick.
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Powerflite
Posted 2015-06-04 7:35 PM (#480437 - in reply to #480434)
Subject: RE: Hemi Powered '56 Plymouth



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I decided to go forward with the transmission upgrade since I was in between jobs and had more time on my hands. So I pulled the powerflite trans and installed a 700R4 overdrive. I had devised a way to shift it with the original push buttons, but eventually I decided to use the car for towing a camping trailer around and I needed access to 1st and 2nd gear. So I shift it with a cable mounted next to the steering column for the time being. In order to accomplish the transmission swap I needed to:

1. Cut the trans crossmember and move the mount back 2 inches.
2. Use a B-body driveshaft with a GM slip yoke (cut to length) on the end of it.
3. Use a radiator with a trans cooler in it. Fortunately, mine already had them.
4. Route cooling lines and shifter brackets.
5. Use a converter lockup unit from Ron Francis wiring and wire it up to the brake switch etc.
6. Hook up the E-brake to the rear axle by using a small connector cable & mount.
7. Mount & adjust the kickdown cable to the throttle linkage.

You can see the original thread about it here:

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=56159&...

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Powerflite
Posted 2015-06-04 7:42 PM (#480439 - in reply to #480437)
Subject: RE: Hemi Powered '56 Plymouth



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Yeah Jim, not one of the brighter moments in my life. To think that I let the car sit for many years thinking the motor was gone, when it just needed the right amount of oil.
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Powerflite
Posted 2015-06-04 7:48 PM (#480441 - in reply to #480439)
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I wanted to drive my car around again, but the paint had become badly oxidized from sitting in the California sun. It was pretty bad. So I wet sanded the old paint and painted a white '56 Fury stripe on the side like I had always wanted to do. then I painted the whole car with a coat of clear.



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Powerflite
Posted 2015-06-04 8:33 PM (#480444 - in reply to #480441)
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I bit the bullet and installed 3-point seatbelts so I would feel good about driving it around on a more regular basis. A sedan is much easier for doing this then a hardtop, but it required a lot more work than I expected because there really wasn't a lot of reinforcement designed into the B & C pillars. I had to add a lot of structural metal to the backsides of the inner body to be able to secure a good mount there. I used 3/16" plate cut & bent to the shape of the inside sheet metal and another 3/16 plate behind that to put the mount into. I welded a nut on the backside of the plate and another one on the front with threads in between all lined up to each other.

I wanted to install a retractable seatbelt in the back seat as well, but I needed to modify the seat frame to keep it from pinching the belt and give it enough room to move freely. I didn't want to do that right now so I installed fixed belts for the time being. I also would have used more classic chrome buckles that are available now to better match the '50's style. But I had already purchased these belts a long time ago and will use them until I get tired of them.

My original seats had become ripped and sun-rotted so my wife and I installed some gray "Zink" seat covers on them. These seat covers are cheap and won't last long, but I keep a sacrificial cloth over the back seat area to protect them from the sun through the back window. Hopefully that will make them last long enough to give me time to figure out what I really want to do with the seats. We also replaced the carpet while we were at it. The headliner is next, hopefully soon.

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Powerflite
Posted 2015-06-04 9:32 PM (#480450 - in reply to #480444)
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I recently installed a hitch to tow our camping trailer. My mother-in-law's neighbor threw this hitch to the curb for garbage collection, so of course I grabbed it. I don't know what it went to, but it is wider than the typical hitch and was a near perfect match for the '56 Plymouth. The only problem was that it hung too low. So I cut the horizontal mount off and lowered it by 3-4 inches. It is mounted to the bottom of the frame at 3 points on each side. You can't see it in the picture, but I also mounted it to the side of the frame at one point that already had a nut in place for the front-most bumper mount.

I also added 2 extra leafs to each of the springs so that they could handle the weight. They made the ride a little more harsh when it is empty, but not by much. The car no longer sags when it is loaded like it used to.

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Posted 2015-06-09 9:31 PM (#480997 - in reply to #480421)
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Nathan....do you happen to have both of the cast iron exhaust manifolds, seen above?


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Powerflite
Posted 2015-06-09 11:21 PM (#481011 - in reply to #480997)
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I do, why? I am planning to use them in my '57 Windsor. I am hoping I can use them unmodified with a 392 since the car has manual steering.
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Posted 2015-06-10 1:43 PM (#481064 - in reply to #480421)
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The exhaust manifold is the more desirable square flange with 4 bolt holes, I believe those were used on trucks and 300s only.
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Powerflite
Posted 2016-03-04 6:28 PM (#505851 - in reply to #481064)
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I purchased some new tires & wheels for the car. I didn't care for the way whitewalls looked on this car. And I wanted a wider tire with a smaller sidewall that was about the same height as the originals and could take the original Plymouth dog dish caps. So I decided to go with 17" aluminum rims to keep the weight reasonable. These are Centerline "Elite" wheels. I had a machine shop drill & tap (3) 1/4-20 holes into each wheel, evenly spaced at a 9.5" diameter circle around the hub. I then took some stainless flathead screws and ground the outside diameter of the head down to round it up more and inserted those into the wheel to mount the caps onto them. the angled portion of the flathead makes it easier to pop the caps back off and grinding it down makes it easier to get it to go on.

I really like them, but I think I would like them better if they were painted black. The extra color is a little too much for me. The tires are 225/55/17 on 7" rims in the front and 235/60/17 in the back with 8" rims. I was originally going with 245/55/17 in the back, but it was in danger of rubbing the fender and they are a lot more expensive. The way the car drives & handles is like night and day. So much better now.



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Posted 2016-03-04 6:44 PM (#505853 - in reply to #480421)
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Nice ride, lottta work, but Your there now, congrats.
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Posted 2016-03-05 12:22 AM (#505882 - in reply to #505853)
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Thanks Roger, if only that were true The motor has been running since '55 without a rebuild and really should be replaced with a strong & lightened 392. It will likely never happen while this one keeps ticking on. But even if it is no hotrod yet, it has definitely come to the point that it is very enjoyable to drive and use, just like yours. So here's (glass raised) to enjoying them!
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Posted 2016-03-05 6:52 AM (#505894 - in reply to #480421)
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In my opinion the new wheels and tyres really suit your car. They look great! In fact the whole look of your car is pretty exceptional. well done creating a unique car.

Steve.
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Powerflite
Posted 2016-03-06 11:15 AM (#505982 - in reply to #505894)
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Thanks Steve!
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Posted 2016-03-08 12:03 AM (#506111 - in reply to #480450)
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For future reference, I looked up the part number on the hitch that I used on this car. It is a Towing Products or Reese No. 51024 which is made for a '97-'02 Lincoln Navigator or Ford Expedition.

Also I should list the backspacing on the wheels that I used. The front wheels have 4" backspacing on 7" wheels which give 0 offset. The rear wheels are 8" with a 5" backspace that results in a +1/2" offset. This is with the '68-'70 B-body rear axle.
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Posted 2016-03-09 10:44 PM (#506367 - in reply to #480421)
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I think the tires and wheels (and the car in general) look really sharp.
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Posted 2016-03-10 10:57 AM (#506414 - in reply to #505882)
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Powerflite - 2016-03-04 11:22 PM

But even if it is no hotrod yet, !
With the 331 Chr in it, it is a hot rod!
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Posted 2016-03-10 11:01 AM (#506416 - in reply to #480430)
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Powerflite - 2015-06-04 5:48 PM


But now I wish I had tried to make it look more stock. This motor is going to really ruin the nostalgic factor of my Plymouth. Too much bling on it, but I do like how light it is. I need to find a good compromise.
Well...ditch the cheezy looking fake "bug catcher", put on an OEM water crossover, & adding a coat of Plastikote would go a long way to solving that problem. Ditch the Fram also & get a Wix.
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Posted 2016-03-10 11:38 AM (#506420 - in reply to #480421)
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The new wheels and tires look great Nathan.

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Posted 2016-03-10 12:43 PM (#506427 - in reply to #480421)
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Very cool!!
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Posted 2016-03-10 11:58 PM (#506509 - in reply to #506427)
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Thanks guys, I'm starting to warm up to the color on them now too.

George, that motor is now slated to go into my '58 New Yorker so it is going back to mostly stock form... I think. Unfortunately, I can't use a stock crossover with those heads because it won't fit. But I am thinking of cutting up a stock one and lengthening it to make it work, but it isn't easy to do if you want to keep the generator mount in the right spot. But I'll give it a shot when I get time to play with it.
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Posted 2016-03-31 2:19 AM (#508374 - in reply to #506509)
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This is a business card of the car dealer that the 2nd previous owner bought the car from. I know that this company went out of business quite a while ago because I can't find any ads from them beyond the mid 60's. I am not sure if he bought it from them new or used, but it looks like they specify just Dodge and Plymouth so it sounds like a new car dealership. Is that PLeasant 3-2401 an old type of phone number?

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Powerflite
Posted 2017-05-19 3:13 PM (#540417 - in reply to #480421)
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I was always planning to run dual quads on a 392 hemi for this car. Now I am thinking a single 4 with an original air cleaner would be better. I am even thinking that I may go with a 354 stroker @ 412 cubic inch just to keep it all '56 instead. That's probably more in line with it's current use for pulling my camping trailer & family outings. So I cut up the original air cleaner I had and welded a large 4bbl rim to it from the inside so I could run it with a fuel injection throttle body or a Fi-Tech setup. Watch out when you cut the lids on these things. If you catch the inside on fire, you get to smell what 60 year old burnt horse hair smells like.



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Powerflite
Posted 2017-10-03 10:37 AM (#549678 - in reply to #480421)
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This is the first time I have looked at this tag even after owning the car for 15 years. Weird that it says 607: wedge-wood blue paint. The paint on the firewall, which has got to be original, is much lighter than that, as is the paint on the underside, C-pillars & roof in the previous pictures. I had always assumed that it was painted a powder blue or turquoise blue. Does anyone know what a 505 trim looks like? I have some of the original fabric on the seats still, but now I am wondering what is original and what isn't. Since the tag is mounted with regular screws, I guess it is possible that the tag has been replaced, but that doesn't make a lot of sense either.

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Posted 2017-10-03 11:14 AM (#549680 - in reply to #549678)
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Interesting. I doubt that the tag has been replaced.

My 56 Dodge lower paint is Wedgewood blue but it looks a lot lighter than yours. Paint codes are NOT the same (DQE- 11442- DAL for mine, DQE- 11412- DAL for yours). My firewall is the darker Royal Blue Poly.

The more I look at yours, I would say it is the original Plymouth version of Wedgewood blue (607).









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Posted 2017-10-03 7:50 PM (#549719 - in reply to #480421)
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Interesting that Dodge calls it the same color, but is a much lighter shade.
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