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brand209
Posted 2019-03-18 1:28 AM (#579485)
Subject: Needed parts for my first forward look car!!


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So I was lucky enough to get my hands on a 56 savoy, sadly she needs some love as the gentleman I bought it from was restoring it for his wife and she passed away which made him stop and sell the car.

Needs- generator or 1 wire alternator that will fit my original brackets with minimal fabrication.

Electronic ignition conversion (pertronix?) or just a part number.

chrome trim for the bottom hood lip.
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brand209
Posted 2019-03-18 12:49 PM (#579496 - in reply to #579485)
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I was told the number for the pertronix is part # 1383 gentlemen if anyone needed to know.
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-03-18 10:13 PM (#579512 - in reply to #579485)
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I believe that won't work for you as they require a dual point distributor. The later model 318 electronic distributor will swap right into your motor. If you go that route, I sell a kit to mount an HEI module to the bottom of the distributor. That's what I use on all my vehicles. But if you want to use the Pertronix, I think you need to get a dual point plate to swap into your single point distributor. I haven't used them for a long time though so my info may be old.

http://www.designed2drive.com

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brand209
Posted 2019-03-19 11:59 AM (#579533 - in reply to #579485)
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it's listed as a direct fit on their website, but I will contact them for more info. One of the reviews on summit racing also has a 56 savoy ( same as my car) listed as what he installed it on, said it fit perfectly and works great. How do you fit the newer style 318 dizzy on anything special or plug and play?

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brand209
Posted 2019-03-19 12:07 PM (#579534 - in reply to #579485)
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Also I have an original distributor with the hard lined vacuum off the side and I don't wan't to stray to far from what it is. I will be removing this motor at some point and it is just to nice to mess with to much. I recieved boxes and boxes of original mopar parts with the car including suspension, electrical, and switches it's a time capsule in the trunk
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-03-19 3:36 PM (#579543 - in reply to #579485)
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The newer 318 distributor plugs right in without having to change anything.
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brand209
Posted 2019-03-19 4:18 PM (#579548 - in reply to #579485)
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It won't have a hard lined hose for the advance on the distributor and I'd rather not buy a distributor right now. What is used to change the fitting over?
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jboymechanic
Posted 2019-03-19 4:46 PM (#579551 - in reply to #579485)
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I might have my original generator from my 1960 Plymouth with 318. Does your car have a V8? Does the generator mount off the end of the passenger side exhaust manifold? I'll see if I still have the generator tonight.
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brand209
Posted 2019-03-19 6:26 PM (#579554 - in reply to #579485)
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yes sir 277 v8 and mounts on the passenger side of the manifold
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brand209
Posted 2019-03-19 6:58 PM (#579557 - in reply to #579512)
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here is the review, I also have the autolite distributor


"I am really impressed with how easy this kit was to install, how well it fit, and how well it worked. I converted a 56 plymouth with a 277c.i. v8. Easier to put in than points and condenser, no adjustments other than ignition timing, and easier to get than points and condenser. I had to contact pertronix to get the correct application, as the autolite distributor number I was working on wasn't listed, and Summit had it to me next day. Available voltage went from about 10,000 volts, which was causing a driveability problem, to 30,000 as measured on an old Sun scope. The car starts easier, and idles smoother than ever"
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jboymechanic
Posted 2019-03-20 10:30 AM (#579584 - in reply to #579485)
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Sorry, I don't have the generator, I must have sold it already.
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brand209
Posted 2019-03-20 12:59 PM (#579594 - in reply to #579485)
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no problem thank you for looking J
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HemiSportFury
Posted 2019-03-20 4:54 PM (#579605 - in reply to #579594)
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Does the generator have a power steering pump on the rear of it? I have one, not sure what year it's for.
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-03-20 5:14 PM (#579606 - in reply to #579485)
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If it has a green tag on it, it's 12 volt and for '56. If it has a red tag on it, it is 6 volt and for '55 or earlier.
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brand209
Posted 2019-03-20 6:43 PM (#579611 - in reply to #579485)
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I do not have power steering
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RICKYMOPAR
Posted 2019-03-22 10:36 PM (#579735 - in reply to #579485)
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You can buy a whole HEI distributor aftermarket ... cheaper than you can convert to any thing else. Check ebay! I bought one for a 354 hemi and it's great. still no problems 3 years. Looks like crap, but no towing bills yet.

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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-03-23 12:10 AM (#579736 - in reply to #579512)
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Powerflite - 2019-03-18 10:13 PM I believe that won't work for you as they require a dual point distributor. The later model 318 electronic distributor will swap right into your motor. If you go that route, I sell a kit to mount an HEI module to the bottom of the distributor. That's what I use on all my vehicles. But if you want to use the Pertronix, I think you need to get a dual point plate to swap into your single point distributor. I haven't used them for a long time though so my info may be old. http://www.designed2drive.com

 

yeah F pertronix use this ^^^

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brand209
Posted 2019-03-25 1:23 PM (#579882 - in reply to #579485)
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I'd much rather use my stock distributor and pertronix than buy a whole distributor and his bracket
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brand209
Posted 2019-03-28 5:09 PM (#580040 - in reply to #579882)
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Guys I got a 6v generator from Big M, I have a 12v system it's a bit rough but if anyone needs it I can send it to you after I get my car squared away i'm not going to ask for any money from it.

Edited by brand209 2019-03-28 5:10 PM
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brand209
Posted 2019-04-12 6:14 PM (#580786 - in reply to #579485)
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passengers side 56, 277 poly exhaust manifold needed
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