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Old 01-08-2007, 07:30 AM
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1950 plymouth convertible

This is my first post in this forum, I think it is great, anyway, I have a 1950 Plymouth convertible, I am going on the 2nd restoration for this car, it already is a mild custom, mostly body mods, but it still has the flatty 6 in it, the engine and tranny runs great, it just doesnt wanna die, the car has been sitting since about 96 and it runs almost as good as my totally restored 66 mustang, but, I have decided that I wanna do a V8 conversion, and I looking around to see if I can find an engine and tranny mount set up that will allow me to install a ford 302 and AOD tranny, I can make my own mounts, I am a certified welder and have built numerous street rods and customs, my latest being a 37 pontiac street rod running a 350/350 combo firebird rear, 4 way air ride suspension, power windows, trunk, steering, Disc brakes, A/C, the whole 9 yards, the donor car for my plymouth resto will be a 90 Lincoln LSC, I plan on using as much as possible from the Lincoln so I can make adding EFI to the Plymouth as painless as possible. Anyway, any help you guys could offer would be appreciatted.

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Old 01-08-2007, 07:57 AM
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A '50 Plymouth convertable rod. Now there's something you don't see every day.

First question I'd have...is that a 6 volt system and are you planning on converting it to 12?
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Yea, the car does turn a lot of heads, even the old timers can't figure old what it is sometimes, most people have to look at the registration sticker on the windsheild to tell what it is. It's a really neat car, but the first time is was redone, we had no money, it was the first car we ever built so there is a lot that is not right, so now it is going to get done right. The electrical system is all converted over to 12volt negative ground, but it really doesnt matter I guess because the whole electrical system is going to be redone, I am trying to salvage as much as possible from the Lincoln I am stripping, this way hopefully I can use most of it in the Plymouth. I am into Licoln parts knee deep!!!!
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There are so few of your cars around so I doubt you will have any luck of finding a prefab motor mount to weld in. Since you are a certified welder and have completed some other rods, I don't think fabbing your own mounts would be a problem. You might start by cutting out the mounts from the LSC and adapting them or at least use for a pattern. Are you going to use an after market front end or maintain the original (what is presently in the car)? That decision needs to be made first before worrying about mounting the motor and tranny. Regardless, you are going to have a neat car. My bud and I were going to do one for his daughter, but we found a 66 Stang Convert she liked better so we sold the 50 Ply Convert and parts car.

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Thats funny you mention using the LSC mounts, I was just thinking about that yesterday after I got the engine pulled from it, I am thinking about clipping the front of that Lincoln adn keeping all of the front end stuff just in case. I guess I forgot to mention in my first post that I did find mounts for 360 and of course chevy 350 from PLYDO but they didnt have any ford mounts in there catalog. Oh and Yes, I am going to use the original suspension, I know some guys don't agree with doing that because I heard kingpin suspensions arent that good of a choice if you are going use redial tires, I don't really know why. At any rate I think running with that suspension will be fine.
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Be sure and run your original drivetrain on eBay (engine/trans/rearend). You should get some of your Lincoln money back right quick.
You will have no problems with the front suspension or rear for that matter. If the "restoration" was doen right you should have all new components there and don't worry about radial tires either. Michelin never made anything but radial tires...ever...and they've been making tires since...there were cars and trucks to put them on..uh huh!
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Yea, I was thinking about putting that stuff on e bay, and yes, the front end was all redone, its got all new stuff in it
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