[GFS] Introduction and brain picking
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[GFS] Introduction and brain picking



Thank you for allowing me to join your group. I will admit to having mixed loyalty as I have owned several old Chrysler and Ford cars. However, I did work for Chrysler as both an Engineer at Highland Park and as a General Foreman at the Lynch Road Assembly Plant which was formerly called the "Plymouth Plant". My Dad was a Superintendent with Chrysler (several plants) and had a 56 Fury as a company car. I went, with him, to pick up the car at the Plymouth plant. Now the brain picking. I purchased, over the weekend, a 56 Fury which is a restoration project. The bodywork ( rust repair) is way below my standards but the chrome, stainless, and gold are all there and in excellent shape. The interior needs a total redo. When I get that far, if I can't find what I need, I'll be asking more questions. The big issue, now, is powertrain. The car has a 318 wide block engine and a Tourqueflite controlled by a crudely mounted Hurst floor shifter. I got the original 303 and Powerflite with the car.
 The 303, I am told, had significant main bearing noise but is not locked up. It was still when taken out. The previous owner had a running 318 in a junk car and did the engine change because it was easier and cheaper than fixing the 303. The "junk" car was a 57 Plymouth cop car. The 318 has a cast iron 2x4 intake with Carter WCFB wide carbs. Will this intake fit the 303???  Question 2- Is there any way to adapt a 3 speed pushbutton trans shift control (or use the 2 speed Powerflite control) so I can use the Torqueflite.  My plan is to put the 303 back into the car and I would like to have the two fours and the Torqueflite. Any answers or tips on where to get answers would be greatly appreciated.


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