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#1201675 - 03/22/12 09:45 PM Drove the 440 '56 tonite!
56_Royal_Lancer Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: The Center of Ohio
Well, I've been at it pretty hard since September, but tonight I turned the key, dropped it in gear and pulled out onto the road. Man, all the time & $$ seems worth it now. This thing is a beast. I gotta get a deeper gear & Sure Grip, it literally blows the right tire off like the car is on ice...yeah, baby! Still have some details and adjustments to dial in, but wow. It's a completely different car!
Man, I am diggin' this the most. Never had a hot rod like this.I will post some build pics and story details next week.


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Edited by 56_Royal_Lancer (03/22/12 09:47 PM)

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#1201676 - 03/22/12 10:07 PM Re: Drove the 440 '56 tonite! [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
B1arno Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
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Loc: Redwood City Ca.
That's awesome! Lookin' forward when I can say the same!

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#1201677 - 03/22/12 11:27 PM Re: Drove the 440 '56 tonite! [Re: B1arno]
Sputnik Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Lost in Space
That's cool!!!

Hopefully we'll get a chance to see it with the hood up at the Mopar Nats.
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#1201678 - 03/22/12 11:59 PM Re: Drove the 440 '56 tonite! [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
MrBelvedere2 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 606
Loc: Davis, California, USA
that's great! I'm waiting to see your build pics and details. I just got my 56 Belvedere dual quad 383/727/8-3/4 sure grip swap to fire up yesterday! I still need to do the brakes and dial it in. Will post pics soon as well as I forgot my camera when I was out in the shop.
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#1201679 - 03/23/12 01:41 AM Re: Drove the 440 '56 tonite! [Re: MrBelvedere2]
MuuMuu101 Offline
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Loc: Covina, Ca
You're car looks killer!
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#1201680 - 03/23/12 07:15 AM Re: Drove the 440 '56 tonite! [Re: MuuMuu101]
dynamite Offline
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Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 1260
Loc: NEW JERSEY
Way to go Mike..get the posi in and some gears and you will have a car you will keep forever.I've been driving mine all over...but I'm not taking it to NJ with me this year ..I said before ..you now when you are driving your rod too much when you start to hear the squeaks and rattles over the Flowmasters...time to give it some TLC...you gotta get some pictures up...Congrats Larry


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#1201681 - 03/23/12 10:26 AM Re: Drove the 440 '56 tonite! [Re: dynamite]
56_Royal_Lancer Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 2456
Loc: The Center of Ohio
Thanks, guys. I'm going to be away from the computer for a few days, I'll start posting up some details next week.

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#1201682 - 03/28/12 11:16 AM Re: Drove the 440 '56 tonite! [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
moparfinman Offline
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Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 10
Loc: Oklahoma
Cool deal man.! Hope to see more pictures of it.

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#1201683 - 03/28/12 01:32 PM Re: Drove the 440 '56 tonite! [Re: moparfinman]
56_Royal_Lancer Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 2456
Loc: The Center of Ohio
This has been a crazy week. I really am going to post the pics & story, but maybe not until Sunday. Here's an "in progress" pic:


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Edited by 56_Royal_Lancer (03/28/12 01:33 PM)

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#1201684 - 04/09/12 02:22 PM Re: Drove the 440 '56 tonite! [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
Robbins Offline


Registered: 05/03/04
Posts: 4770
Loc: Joplin, MO USA
it looks good.
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#1201685 - 04/09/12 03:21 PM Re: Drove the 440 '56 tonite! [Re: Robbins]
56_Royal_Lancer Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 2456
Loc: The Center of Ohio
Thanks. I want it to look like it was born under the hood, so no chrome or bling, '56 Dodge V8's were silver so that is what I went with. I've had a few setbacks, going to post the build thread once everything is resolved.

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#1201686 - 04/24/12 11:36 AM Re: Drove the 440 '56 tonite! [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
Magnumguy Offline
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Loc: S.E.Ohio
Pretty cool.
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#1201687 - 04/26/12 01:08 PM Re: Drove the 440 '56 tonite! [Re: Magnumguy]
56_Royal_Lancer Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 2456
Loc: The Center of Ohio
Still chasing a high-rpm noise, sort of a rattle that does not seem to be coming from the engine. Want to get this sorted out before I flog it. Hope to have it at the Mopower event May 18-20...we'll see

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#1201688 - 05/05/12 09:34 PM Re: Drove the 440 '56 tonite! [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer]
THE GLASS MAN Offline
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Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 1183
Loc: OHIO
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Still chasing a high-rpm noise, sort of a rattle that does not seem to be coming from the engine. Want to get this sorted out before I flog it. Hope to have it at the Mopower event May 18-20...we'll see


Did you check the conveter bolt heads? And, if you can't make it to the Mopower Events race with your car, bring it to "The Spring Nostalgia Nationals" on June 23-24. I can get you in free at that event. I know someone in the tower. hahahaha

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