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#1050571 - 11/08/11 11:55 AM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: THE GLASS MAN]
56_Royal_Lancer Offline
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Sold the 315. Ain't no turnin' back now


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#1050572 - 11/08/11 04:25 PM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 *DELETED* [Re: Twostick]
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#1050573 - 11/08/11 04:56 PM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: pushbutton]
dynamite Offline
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WAY to go Kevin..glad to see you will be running soon...I'd like to see a pic of that other 56 Plymouth w/440 power..Those headers will work fine 'till you put in P/S then it hits the fan..mine still leak..on drivers side..


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#1050574 - 11/08/11 08:32 PM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: dynamite]
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Nope, this is Mike - I have not heard from Kevin for a while. I took about 30 pics of that '56 w/ the 440, but they are all underhood detail pics. It's a really, really nice car, been together since the mid-'90's. It is black & creme factory 2-tone, all the stock trim, minitubs in back. I will be going back over there, I'll get pics then. I don't intend on ever putting power steering on this car, so the headers should be A-OK. Spent tonight painting the underside of the front clip, another member here (66Cnet500) is welding up my floors, etc at his house.

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#1050575 - 11/10/11 10:40 AM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
dynamite Offline
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oops sorry Mike.got my 56's confused. anyway good to see it's in progress of gettin done..another forward look car...P/S went 11.85 at 112.54 mph..last night at Palm beach.

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#1050576 - 11/10/11 12:22 PM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: dynamite]
56_Royal_Lancer Offline
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Nice-I plan on doing a little dragin' with mine next year. Going to the Springfield swap this weekend, looking for some bits & pieces.

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#1050577 - 11/13/11 05:36 PM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Hey Mike - I have the 315 on a stand in the shop. Looking for some Hemi heads for it now!
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#1050578 - 11/15/11 12:01 AM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: Twostick]
fstfish66 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
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How about original 56 fury power




How about a .100" over 318 poly with a 4.25" stroker crank kit? 427 cubes under those 2 fours would be fun. A poly and an LA are basically the same from the deck down so all that cool small block stroker stuff will work and a poly block will easily take a .100" overbore.

Kevin





that would be kool
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#1050579 - 11/18/11 03:19 PM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 19swinger70]
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Hey Mike - I have the 315 on a stand in the shop. Looking for some Hemi heads for it now!



That will be way kewl. Picked up my radiator today, going to the swap in Columbus tomorrow to look for bits & pieces.

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#1050580 - 11/19/11 03:00 PM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
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I was @ the swap today for a couple hours. Didnt anything big-ticket that I was looking for, but it was fun to get out to a Mopar meet.

I have a set of Hemi heads for the 315 being donated to me from a friend.
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#1050581 - 11/20/11 09:14 PM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 19swinger70]
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That a H@ll of a donation!
I saw some trim & lens for a '55 Plymouth there, NO '56 Dodge stuf (But I am used to that)

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#1050582 - 12/02/11 08:35 PM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
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Well, moving forward. There was a lot of rust in the bottom of the cowl (you can see it in the photo above). I knew it was there, but with the cowl off we can get to it now. Member 66Cnet500 welded patches in the cowl, closed up the gapeing holes in the floor and put in inner rockers. Re-worked body mounts, too. Have a solid structure now, going to run a drag car-style engine plate rather than traditional motor mounts. This gives me the chance to skootch the engine around a bit for clearance. I just got a set of shorty Hedman Hedders from JEGS that look like they will fit around the steering box. Had the original radiator re-cored, better deal than a new radiator and no fabbing to get it to fit. I am going to have some real time off between Christmas & New Year's, plan on test fitting the engine/tranny then. I post pictures of the progess soon. Still have to find a rear end, Looking for an 8 3/4 Suregrip w/ 3:55 gears, preferably complete drum-to-drum.

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#1050583 - 12/04/11 02:28 AM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: THE GLASS MAN]
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That will look after the go. If you haven't already addressed it, this will look after the whoa. http://ecihotrodbrakes.com/dodge_plymouth_discbrake_conversions.html

Kevin


Thanks for the whoa info. I have a 38 Dodge coupe that needs some whoa.




Don't forget these guys:

www.aajbrakes.com

SUPER customer service and a reasonably priced product. Have these on a 56 Custom Royal Lancer...
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#1050584 - 12/23/11 07:44 AM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 4speeds4me]
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Just catching up to with this post again ....for the whoa on my 56 I used the entire 5 th ave front end clip...came with disc brakes and P/S and torsion bar suspension.. so the whoa factor went away with the 5 th ave disc's...Good luck with yours and keep posting pics..


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#1050585 - 12/23/11 12:02 PM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: dynamite]
fstfish66 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
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Loc: levittown pa
any pics of the front clip swap ?? sounds great,,nice looking car,,one of those styles that has been forgotten about
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#1050586 - 12/24/11 08:37 AM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: fstfish66]
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Thanks ,,I really like my 56 ,and since I did the front end swap it really drives great...and STOPS .I had a ton of pics of the swap but a while ago my lap top crashed and I lost a lot of stuff, a lot of pictures ..all I can tell you it was very easy...The trick was I bought a complete 1986 5th ave....4 bolts and 2 p/s hoses and the entire suspension was out..just some lining it up properly a couple of welds and it was in..then I took the steering colume from the 5 th ave and that went in like it was made for the 56..now I have tilt steering wheel and turn signal switch..I even took the cruies control ,,,but never installed it...really not hard to do..done 2 cars now ..easy..my only problem was i used headers and they hit the P/S Box..took some header fabricating..Now I put in a 493 stroker,,went 11.85 @ 112 with stock Iron 906 heads and will do better with better slicks..now if you know anyone the 56 is going up for sale with or without power or with the stock 440 as I got a 62 Savoy I'm going to build Thanks Larry


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#1050587 - 12/24/11 08:40 AM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: fstfish66]
dynamite Offline
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Registered: 01/02/07
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another picture..you can see the disc caliper thru the wheel


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#1050588 - 01/20/12 07:22 PM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
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Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 82
Loc: OHIO
Hey Mike do you still have all poly front mount parts? I just bought a 55 savoy 2dr post and it was a v8 car. They took everything out and put in a 56 plymouth. I am putting a 318 poly back in it. You can pm me or call me at 614-653-0568. Thanks John

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#1050589 - 01/23/12 10:48 AM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: cheapracer]
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Hey Mike do you still have all poly front mount parts? I just bought a 55 savoy 2dr post and it was a v8 car. They took everything out and put in a 56 plymouth. I am putting a 318 poly back in it. You can pm me or call me at 614-653-0568. Thanks John



PM Sent

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#1050590 - 01/23/12 01:34 PM Re: '55-56 Dodge late-model V8 [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
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PM sent, also I didn't see you at the racers reunion saturday. It was a good reunion and the last one.

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