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    My 4dr christine rolling project!

    HI GUYS!!!! I Havent been on for a long time, I was going thru a hardtime with my family and my gf and moved to pa for almost a year and so on.... but recently moved back and I missed you guys and seeing all you plymouths!I was in the market for a Plymouth again! And I was trying to buy austins 58 silver special but I didnt have enough to go the distance and pick it up and so on, Austin I hope you find a great home for her!! I really wanted to buy her!! But since I didnt have that much to spend, I was able to find a 57 4dr sedan within somewhat close driving distance and got her home the other day! my gf went down with me to get her,shes
    a rolling restoration, so I can atleast have fun this summer driving her and fixing her at the same time:) It has a 383 big block with a 727 trans in it, but the linkage from the carb to the trans is missing since theres no space for it so it shifts high, and it leaks a little, just did an oil change, and needs floors and rockers but its driveable for now:) needs some work here and there, But Im happy with it!






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    Captain Bionic Grandpa of AUS OzySteve's Avatar
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    excellent......

    great to see you back
    Build it yourself, then at least you know it will be right.

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    Niccce! I dig the 4 headlights. I was thinking about doing that as soon as Leo brings my car from Big M's. Is that a Hurst automatic shifter in the floor? Hmmm, What color shall it be painted next? Marc
    "She'll Start, You'll Need These."

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    Thanks ozy!

    58 Belvedere, sometime next month its ganna be converted to a 58, it as of now has no front turn signals, and im pretty sure its hurst I think, I know its automatic, and when it gets painted its going 83 gm spectra red with iceburg white!!! Lol
    Ty

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    Way to go Ty, Being able to drive er and slowly restore it is the way to go......

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    Thats the Shark II. I saw that car in NJ at a show in Wildwood.


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    Cool!

    Good to see you with fins again!!
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    Awesome, welcome back!

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    Thanks guys!!!!
    Ty

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    Well I joined while you were gone, but I am glad I am on the same forum as you. Great to have as moving car to start working on. Redsled was a driver when I bought it and It is not a ground up , but was able to drive and have fun while restoring it into the car that is me:) Build it like you want it and to your satisfaction, Don't he to build it to sati9sfy others:)

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    Good to see you back Ty, the new car looks like a great start to your end goal.

    Cheers Norm

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    Nice car!! Look forward to see you working on her. Mine is a four door as well but it will be some time before I get to drive her.

    back Ty.

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    Thanks guys! Im very excited that it driveable the only thing is that the speedo is off by like 20mph or 30 not sure yet and the trans shifts very late becasue theres no linkage from the trans to the carb, and the reason why is because it has to be made some how, so going 35 the engine is at around 3500 to 4500 rpm until i get till around 5000 rpm it will then shift to 3rd gear, so its fun to drive but its kinda bitter sweet since it still needs things to drive it safley,

    ty

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    Is the kickdown lever just all the way forward? Get a zip tie and tie it back like 1/2 way.


    1957 Savoy 2dr sedan, 1957 Belvedere 2dr hardtop, 1957 2dr Suburban, 1958 Savoy 4dr sedan, 1959 Savoy 4dr sedan, 1959 Belvedere 4dr sedan, 1961 Plymouth Savoy 4dr sedan, 1962 Newport 4dr sedan, 1963 Imperial 4dr, 1963 Imperial 2dr

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    I think it is already being held back half way, am I able to put it back more? Or will that mess up the trans?
    Ty

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    No don't put it all the way back.

    So you have to have it floored to shift? Or will it still shift with light throttle?


    1957 Savoy 2dr sedan, 1957 Belvedere 2dr hardtop, 1957 2dr Suburban, 1958 Savoy 4dr sedan, 1959 Savoy 4dr sedan, 1959 Belvedere 4dr sedan, 1961 Plymouth Savoy 4dr sedan, 1962 Newport 4dr sedan, 1963 Imperial 4dr, 1963 Imperial 2dr

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    Have to have it almost floored yes to shift, when it shifts from 1st to 2nd its not horrible it Will shift Okie, but going from 2nd to 3rd it has to he floored to shift and on some roads I can't floor it Or I will be speeding, so then im going 30 with the rpms at around 4000 just for going 35 ish

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy58fury View Post
    Have to have it almost floored yes to shift, when it shifts from 1st to 2nd its not horrible it Will shift Okie, but going from 2nd to 3rd it has to he floored to shift and on some roads I can't floor it Or I will be speeding, so then im going 30 with the rpms at around 4000 just for going 35 ish
    Have you tried letting up on the throttle?

    Give it gas til when it should shift then let off gas. It should shift right then. Then give it gas again until it should shift into 3rd and let off gas and it should shift.


    1957 Savoy 2dr sedan, 1957 Belvedere 2dr hardtop, 1957 2dr Suburban, 1958 Savoy 4dr sedan, 1959 Savoy 4dr sedan, 1959 Belvedere 4dr sedan, 1961 Plymouth Savoy 4dr sedan, 1962 Newport 4dr sedan, 1963 Imperial 4dr, 1963 Imperial 2dr

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    I just saw what you said and went out and tried it, and it dont want to shift until im in high rpms still :/ am I just better of trying to find a torqueflight trans?

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    Does it go right into gear when out into reverse or drive. Or does it take a while to go into gear.


    1957 Savoy 2dr sedan, 1957 Belvedere 2dr hardtop, 1957 2dr Suburban, 1958 Savoy 4dr sedan, 1959 Savoy 4dr sedan, 1959 Belvedere 4dr sedan, 1961 Plymouth Savoy 4dr sedan, 1962 Newport 4dr sedan, 1963 Imperial 4dr, 1963 Imperial 2dr

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