[59plymouth] RE: Your '59 Fury
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[59plymouth] RE: Your '59 Fury



Great news indeed Jerry!  I'm taking the liberty of posting your comments to the list, and to the forum.
 
If you need to get a fuel pump, buy it from Claude:
 
http://fuelpumpsa2z.com/
 
I did, and I'm very happy with mine.
 
I've also had luck getting a thermostat from NAPA (for my 318).  I'm forgetting if you have the Golden Commando or the V-800 (318cid), but NAPA's a good bet.
 
Best of luck.  I can help with brakes too, if it comes to that!
 
    Dan


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jerry Stottish [
mailto:jstottish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 9:56 AM
> To: Dan Morton
> Subject: Re: Your '59 Fury
>
>
> Hi Dan,
>     More good news. The beast fired up!
>
>     I wanted to see what shape the gas tank was in, so I disconnected the
> fuel line from the carb, dumped five gallons of gas into the tank, and
> turned the engine over to see what would come out. Nothing came out. I
> disconnected the fule line that comes from the tank, and hooked
> up two hoses
> to the fule pump. I put the inlet hose into a gas can, the outlet
> hose into
> a milk jug, and cranked the engine. Although the pump did pump a small
> amount of gas, I think that it's shot and is not capable of pulling fuel
> from the tank.
>
>     Disappointed but undaunted, I dumped some gas in the carb and hit the
> key. After a few spins, it tried to fire, so I rigged up a gas can and a
> hose, and gravity fed it into the carb. After a few sputters and
> shutters it
> fired up and ran. It sounded really smooth and strong. I quickly shut it
> back down because the radiator is not in the car and I didn't want it to
> overheat. Transmission fluid also shot out of the tranny lines,
> so it looks
> like the tranny pump is working as well.
>
>     If I have time this week, I'm going to flush the radiater, and if it's
> okay, I'm going to put it back in. It was stored in the trunk and looks
> okay. I'll replace all of the hoses as well. I'm going to try to
> buy a fuel
> pump. If I can't find one, I may just hook up an electric one. Then I'll
> change the fluids and see if it will stay running.
>
>     Do you know where I can find a thermostat? I tried all of the parts
> stores, and they all say they can't get one. The one that is in the car
> seems to work when I push on it, but I don't know whether to trust it or
> not. Will a modern thermostat work, or is it a different size. I was
> wondering why the parts stores just didn't recommend a generic thermostat.
>
> That's it for now.
> Jerry
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dan Morton" <morton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jstottish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: <59plymouth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 8:31 AM
> Subject: RE: Your '59 Fury
>
>
> > Yay!  Thanks for the tip for Jerry, Roger.  Now, don't be
> discouraged when
> > the brake drums don't slide right off 8^)  But, more about that later...
> >
> > Dan
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Jerry Stottish [
mailto:jstottish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > > Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 8:02 AM
> > > To: Dan Morton
> > > Subject: Re: [59plymouth] RE: Your '59 Fury
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi Dan,
> > >     Good news!. I removed all of the spartk plugs and used an oil
> > > siphon to
> > > get all of the oil out. I hit the key and
> > > the engine turned over freely. I will put in new plugs and
> rig up a gas
> > > supply within the next few days to see if it actually fires.
> > > Thanks for all
> > > the help and info from you and the others.
> > > Jerry
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Dan Morton" <morton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: <jstottish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Cc: "Roger Howard" <roger.d.howard@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 9:14 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [59plymouth] RE: Your '59 Fury
> > >
> > >
> > > > Jerry,
> > > >
> > > > this from Roger (from the list):
> > > >
> > > > >if the car had to be skedded onto a tiltbed, my
> > > > > guess is his wheels are locked up due to stuck brake shoes.
> > > Quite often
> > > a
> > > > > person will jump into a long-sitting car, and the first thing
> > > they do is
> > > > > step on the brakes. The rusty shoes and cylinders respond to the
> > > hydraulic
> > > > > pressure and cinch down tight, then you are stuck,,,the spring
> returns
> > > > > cannot overcome the rust.
> > > > >    Definitely remove the sparkplugs, disconnect the fuel
> line at the
> > > carb
> > > > > (to avoid sucking  8-yr old bad gas into the carb), and then
> > > see if the
> > > > > engine will turn.
> > > > > off on a road trip today,
> > > > > roger
> > > >
> > > > Check it out!
> > > >
> > > > Dan
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
>



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