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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nathan56, Dec 1, 2016.

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  1. Gunmetal grey

    35.3%
  2. Blood red maroon

    41.2%
  3. Taxi cab yellow

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Satin black

    11.8%
  5. Keep it blue and repaint

    17.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    My 56 plymouth savoy 3.8 L 230ci engine flathead project is going well,this is my first real restoration project,I have loved and worked on cars for as long as I can remember,but the satisfaction of this project and watching it come together is by far the greatest,thanks Hamb for welcoming me to share this experience with other car guys 20161030_172555.jpg
     
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  2. I thought the dodge's were 230 ci and the plymouths are 218 ci
     
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  3. Nice looking car, great condition, hope they find the guy who snatched your wipers.
     
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  4. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    Not sure about the 218ci but this one has the 230ci flatty,125hp
     

  5. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    Damn wiper thiefs,have a new factory replacement on the way...
     
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  6. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    The p28 block was a 230ci L6,and the p27 block was a 270 v8 far a my research can tell block is stamped p28
     
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  7. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,263

    302GMC
    Member
    from Idaho

    Plymouths went 230" part way thru the '54 run ... there was a '55 - '56 Dodge "power pack" 2 bbl intake made if you want 4 more horses, & dual pipes on a Plymouth 6 used to get us in trouble ...
    That's a nice Plymouth. Superb heaters, and the defroster does the whole windshield at once! Getting all 4 doors to shut & latch at the same time can be a challenge.
     
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  8. Sweet looking ride,Nathen. Bruce.
     
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  9. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    You are right about the heater,it works better than most,and the four doors fortunately shut and latch perfectly
     
  10. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    Thanks Bruce,it's coming along day by day
     
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  11. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,272

    Jalopy Joker
    Member

    nice car, nice color/paint job - why planning to change color? what colors do you really like (reds, yellows, etc)?
     
  12. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    The paint on it now is ok,looks really nice after I wet sanded it a little,and like a million bucks when it wet,but I just think a new paint job would really do something for it if I ever decide to sell it,like the colors I posted on the voters poll
     
  13. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,272

    Jalopy Joker
    Member

  14. Had one back around 1963. Don't think it had a single option. One sunviser No radio


    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  15. AV8 Dave
    Joined: Jan 3, 2003
    Posts: 680

    AV8 Dave
    Member

    Nice looking ride Nathan! Almost a dead ringer for my daughter's '56 Savoy except for the side chrome ( her car's is more fancy), but this may be a difference between U.S. and Canadian production. I see you even have some of the front hood letters missing. The pin retainers break in two plus the narrow pins themselves seem to break with age. Be sure and drive the wheels off it! Regards, Dave.
     
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  16. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    This one has two visors,but came with a factory chrome block off plate shaped like a radio,and a molded in dash speaker that says plymouth in chrome on the front of it
     
  17. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    That's awesome to hear that someone else out there is enjoying a savoy,I have all the letters except the H,and a couple of the little trim clips fell off ,have been looking for the H for awhile now may have to buy a complete set just for the H also can't find the two chrome trim pieces for the front left and right side of the hood under the letters
     
  18. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    Added keep it blue and repaint it to the poll maybe just freshen it up
     
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  19. "Radio Delete Plate".
     
  20. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,816

    chopolds
    Member
    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    I would seriously reconsider going through all the time and cost of repainting the car, if you are only thinking of reasale value. It IS a 4 door, after all. No matter what the personal preferences, it's resale value is MUCH less.
     
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  21. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,298

    Rusty O'Toole
    Member

    If the paint is good now a repaint won't add a nickel to resale value, certainly not as much as it would cost you. Now wax it to bring out the shine.
     
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  22. nice ....paint looks good from here.....
     
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  23. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    Thank you for the feed back,just thinking about repaint,but still haven't decided
     
  24. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    I did do a little wet sanding and waxing then hit it with the buffer,it only looks that glossy when it's wet the paint is not clear coated the last owner sprayed it long ago and it just won't shine up its sort of a flat paint
     
  25. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    Seats came back from upholstery shop,the light in the picture makes it look tan,but it's white and black,what do you guys think?
     

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  26. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,816

    chopolds
    Member
    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Not the right way to do it. If you sanded it with 1500 or 2000, you're on the right track. But you need to buff it with a wool, lambswool, or foam pad made for compound, And use a fine grade compound to buff the paint back to shiny-ness. Afterwards you can buff it again with either lambswool, or a softer foam, and a liquid polish. Make it even nicer. Wax is the last thing you'll do, to preserve and protect the finish once you've got it to where you want it. It doesn't have any abrasives, or chemicals to actually make the paint shine.
     
  27. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    Thanks for all the tips I'll do my best and give it a shot,maybe I'll have a professional detail it?
     
  28. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,816

    chopolds
    Member
    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    I've found most detailers aren't the best for doing a cut and buff. Most just do an orbital liquid polish, or swirl remover/wax. Not a lot are experienced with using compounds to get old paint looking good. Probably takes too much time, and not profitable!
     
  29. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    Thanks for the info I'll have to figure something out,I don't seem to have a knack for buffing a paint job haha
     
  30. Nathan56
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 54

    Nathan56

    Belt busted on me this morning grrrr...
    Had to limp it home,at least it's a easy fix
     

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