Re: [GFS] Re: 58/57 FURY
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Re: [GFS] Re: 58/57 FURY



According to my MOPAR parts book, the pistons and rods are the same part #
'57-'58, only the crank # changed.
                        Paul
----- Original Message -----
From: "eddee" <eddee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <goldenfin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 4:57 AM
Subject: Re: [GFS] Re: 58/57 FURY


> Brian
> I think most of the 57/58 Polys had bottom end troubles. I remember my
58
Poly Fury in 1966,,with those solid lifters and cam and carbs I would wind
that up like a top,,,62 MPH in 1st.  So I think a lot of the Polys had
trouble due to their own characterists.
>
> As far as internals for the FLP8 and FP31,,, this is 2nd hand info,,but
semi confirmed. I have also talked to Chrysler about it,,no response
yet.....
>
> Forgetting about the cam, carbs, distrib etc which were same....
> The FP31 seems to have had its own crank,rods, piston which the FLP8 did
not have.
> Certainly they would interchange, but why were these parts specific to
the
57 FURY and in 58 they appear to be just common to other 318s???
> Were the FP 31 pieces forged instead of cast?? or were the rods and
crank
shotpeened??
> or were they pre balanced?? or was the difference B.S.?
>
> I hope Chrysler tells me some day.      ED
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Brian Wittling
>   To: goldenfin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>   Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 7:03 PM
>   Subject: [GFS] Re: 58/57 FURY
>
>
>   --- In goldenfin@xxxx, eddee <eddee@xxxx> wrote:
>   > I understand your quest for origionality!!!  I feel the
>   same!!,,,but don't down play the FP31.  Many believe it was truly
>   a 'stronger ' built engine than the FLP8.  Keep us advised       ED
>
>   Hi Ed,
>
>   I would never downplay the FP31! It's just disheartening in that if I
>   had known the car wasn't "all original" I may not have been so
>   adamant about the transmission rebuild I just went through...  I
>   could have just swapped out my trashed t-flite for a better one, or
>   an "off the shelf" rebuild, instead of going through the pains of a
>   $2,600 rebuild... which had to be done twice!
>
>   I thought the FP31 and FLP were identical motors...  is there any
>   refferences you can guide me to, to compare them?
>
>   thanks,
>   Brian
>
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