Re: [GFS] Introduction and brain picking
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Re: [GFS] Introduction and brain picking

Hi Joseph,

Welcome to the group!  You will have to formalize that by completing your
membership application so you can get 6 issues of the GFS newsletter each
year and fully optimize your networking with a bunch of Fury nuts that all
pitch in to help another member get his Fury back on the road.

Regarding your questions: yes the 2 X 4 intake will work on your 303, and
even the earlier 277 poly motor as the intake was a dealer option for '56 &
'57 277s, 301s & the 303; and became standard with the Fury V-800 318 in '57
(and for '58).

Regarding the torqueflite, you can use your PowerFlite typewriter, but you
would elect not to hook up the "2", though you would of course, have the 3
forward gears at your command at full throttle takeoffs from the start, or
via "kickdown" at speed.  Another option, and I do not have first hand
experience with this, but have heard, that TorqueFlite typewriters used in
Dodge trucks in '57-'59, will fit the '56 PowerFlite typewriter housing.

I invite other GFSers to comment on that Dodge truck option.

Also, Joseph, I keep the Registry of all '56-'57-'58 Fury's.  We now have
approximately 210 '56s, 85 '57s and 95 '58s registered.  Our Registry
consists of the VIN (on your drivers doorjamb pedastal that flows down from
the windshield; your body number (centered on top & middle of the firewall,
right below the weatherstrip that meets the hood when it is closed; your
motor number - located on drivers side block front, right below the head.

Again, welcome aboard and we look forward to hearing more from you!

Best Regards,

Jack Lewis
Founder/Editor-Golden Fin Society
1956 Plymouth Fury
Riverton, Utah

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joseph Lenceski" <jlrenco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <goldenfin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 6:16 PM
Subject: [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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