The September 2007 MoPar of the month was a Medium Red Metallic 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury 2-dr H/T that I believe was owned by Jeffry A. Hollman. I was able to acquire it a few months ago from the heir of the gentleman, Sam Mobley (in Wichita, KS), who in turn bought it from Jeff who was then in Fort Walton Beach, FL. I was immediately captivated by the car since, with few exceptions (notably, it has a black vinyl top) it is the virtual twin to the '65 Sport Fury I had back in 1964-1967: 426-S, 4-speed, and red interior.
It really is a marvelous car that is taking both me and my wife back to our salad days when we were dating and first married. However, there is one thing about it that kinda bugs me. As far this old mind can remember, that first 426-Street had a rather docile idle of about 700 RPM, but my "new" car has that "burbley" rough idle at about 1300-1400 RPM indicative of a higher lift and longer duration non-stock cam. This car does have a console tach which my first did not (I mounted a Sun on the first one's steering column) and that 53-year-old job may not be the most accurate, but this one's engine sure seems to sound sexier than what I remember the old one to be. While I definitely like it myself, my mechanic and I both believe it not to be kosher according to factory tuning specs.
This definitely a long shot, but I was hoping someone might be able to fill me in on any modifications made to the engine or perhaps to Jeff himself. I don't intend to change anything on the engine but I would like to set this old brain at ease.