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  • Building a 60 Plymouth My Way

    Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a big fan of 60 Plymouths. This thread is going to chronicle the work done on a Turquoise Savoy post I bought about 15 years ago, and future work as perform it.

    To start, here are some photos of the car from buying from the original owner in Missouri and drove home. It came with a log book that log everything ever spent on the car, including every drop of gas purchased.

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    I had it up to 100 a couple of times, which may have been a little risky on 30 year old skinny bias ply tires in the rain, but I did get car home without issue.

    below are a couple of photos after I got it home.

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    The first major effort I put into the car was the underside. It started with the rear brakes. However the more I got into dealing with the old style rear axle, the more I felt I needed to put a newer 8.75" under it. So I drove to the Hill country of Texas and bought one from a 68 Chrysler. Brought it home, blasted it, painted it and rebuilt it with new brakes, bearings and seals.

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    Pulled the old one out, ground/sanded the clean sheet metal to bare, and painted two coats of POR15 Grey.

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    Reinstalled rear end, new rear shocks and a new gas tank

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    Repainted the wheels and put new tires on
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    • #3
      For the next project, I pulled the interior out, stripped the inside floor and trunk to bare metal, and painted two coats of Grey POR15.

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      and installed a new trunk mat


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      I never intended to restore this car, but to just make it a better driver
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ID:	264998I then bought four Indian blankets and took the car to a local interior shop to do the interior in a Southwestern Indian style, which is my favorite decor.

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ID:	265001 I've wanted to put in a bad-assed big block and four speed into the car and have a couple of options.

          Pulled the Leaning Tower of Power and 3 on tree out about 10 days ago.

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          The motor and trans that came out are very good, strong (see 100mph photo in first post), doesn't burn oil or smoke, so I'll clean them up, paint, prepare for storage and wrap for maybe a future project.

          I'll clean under the hood, scuff, paint ant paint the front suspension before dropping a new motor into.
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            I mentioned I had a couple of engines options. My first option was a freshly rebuilt solid lifter/aluminum head 383 that was in the 65 Coronet Street Racer I bought in 2002. That car is now the Thug.

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            Long story short, this car was a pretty fast 4-speed street racer. The term "Street" is very loose as it had a spool, no speedo, V-Gate Shifter, and no lights or wipers. The 4-speed pedals made their way into Big Red Ram, which was then an automatic bracket car with a 451, and the 451 and automatic made it into the (future Thug) black car. The 383 engine and 833 transmission made it to the shed.

            So the 383 was pulled out, the heads and pan pulled off, for inspection. You can still see the cross hatch marks on cylinder walls and the bearings look like new. So I cleaned, primered and painted the short block. I ordered a new oil pan, starter motor, valley pan, mechanical fuel pump, and the rest needed to reassemble motor.

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            • #7
              So the plan from here is
              • clean/paint/detail under the hood
              • Assemble the 383
              • Make my decision on the transmission (leaning towards Passon Performance 855 5-speed Over Drive) and purchase parts
              • put drivetrain in the car
              • take it to get wrapped
              • drive the snot out of it
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              • #8
                I thought it was a pretty solid car when you bought it. Keep up the work as I think it's a pretty car. I always did like the Indian blanket treatment.
                "You're only as old as the women you feel."
                -Groucho Marx
                Moparless for now

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                  Progress on engine reassembly. Turns out on push rod is bent and two rocker adjusters were shot. Ordered them today.

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                  also cleaned, painted and wrapped the Leaning Tower of Power that came out. It was a very strong low mileage motor. I'm sure I'll find a project for it someday.

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                  • #10
                    The engine to my 60 Plymouth "Street Car" is almost fully assembled. Waiting on the oil pan, a push rod, a pair of adjusters, a valve cover breather, and a dip stick tube. Also have grind a little off the block for the Block Hugger headers to fit properly.

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                    • #11
                      Pressure washed the engine compartment of the 60 Plymouth after removing hood. The underside of hood needs to be taken down to bare metal and painted Corporate Blue.



                      The front suspension needs to be rebuilt, washed again, scuffed with brown 3M pads, painted Corporate Blue, and the front suspension painted POR15 Gloss black. The reason for Corporate Blue is that the car will get wrapped to look like the King’s 60 Plymouth (His first Top Rank NASCAR car) that sat out back of his shop for 50 years.



                      Headers are on the 383 that will go into the 60. Oil pan just came in. Still waiting on a push rod and a pair of adjusters to finish. Yes I’ll put a new Wix 51515 Oil Filter on it.
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                      • #12
                        The high HP 383 that will be going into my 60 Plymouth Post Street car is now finished. The engine compartment has been cleaned, scuffed, and is ready for Petty Blue paint. It will ultimately be wrapped to look like a sun bleached Petty NASCAR that has been left outside since 1961.


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