Re: [GFS] DISSECTION OF AN 'FP31' FURY ENGINE
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Re: [GFS] DISSECTION OF AN 'FP31' FURY ENGINE



Jim
Personally I do not believe it,,,but anything is possible!!

If his Body # is around 4047000 or higher maybe there is a possibility.


You must contact CHRYSLER with $45 and have proof of having that vin
(picture,,,make a negative with some pencil and paper,,etc)

Mail request to CHRYSLER HISTORICAL
CIMS 488-00-00
ONE CHRYSLEWR DRIVE
AUBURN
MICH
48326-2776

It takes about 4 weeks.

LET US KNOW
ED


---- Original Message ----- 
  From: eeyore@xxxxxxxxxx 
  To: goldenfin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 2:45 PM
  Subject: Re: [GFS] DISSECTION OF AN 'FP31' FURY ENGINE


  Do you have the contact info at chrysler? I know a person with a 57 Fury
  that was a late order 57 model and it came with a 350 in it. He was the
  orininal buyer and swears it is true. I am doughtful but his story is
  believable. He even has pics of the fury racing Shirley McDowny. We would
  like to verify this. anyway if you have the chrysler contact info it would
  be great. Jim
  At 10:50 AM 07/27/2004 -0400, you wrote:
  >JIM
  >FP31----XXXXXXX
  >
  >I checked with CHRYSLER
  >The balance of the s/n matched the build sheets as the orig FURY block
  >
  >ED
  >  ----- Original Message ----- 
  >  From: eeyore@xxxxxxxxxx 
  >  To: goldenfin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  >  Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 2:26 PM
  >  Subject: Re: [GFS] DISSECTION OF AN 'FP31' FURY ENGINE
  >
  >
  >  Was FP 31 ###### stamped on the front left corner of the block or was it
  >  P 31 ###### ???? JIm
  >  At 06:27 AM 07/27/2004 -0400, you wrote:
  >  >Hello List and group
  >  >
  >  >I have what I feel is an origional FP31 engine. The 57 FURY that it was in
  >  was junked in the mid 80s.  The build sheets say it IS the origional block
  >  for that FURY.
  >  >The intake and heads were manipulated but the basic short block has every
  >  indication that it has never been rebuilt.
  >  >
  >  >There had been open discussion about what 'goodies' the FP31 block had in
  >  it over the 'plain vanilla' 301 or later 318s
  >  >
  >  >I did a semi-teardown of the block this past weekend and did notice a few
  >  things worth mentioning,,and as usual I need the groups help to decipher
  >  some of the things I saw.
  >  >First let me state that the bearing sizes and the piston size are all
  >  STANDARD!
  >  >
  >  >The crank looks like a normal forged 318 crank--I did not notice anything
  >  unique.
  >  >The pistons look like every other 318 piston,,with the same compression
  >  height.  I am sure they 'upped' the compression in the FURY by using the
  >  .020 head gaskets and not messing with the pistons or heads.
  >  >The heads could have been changed at some point but the look like every
  >  other 318 had,,no difference in valve or port sizes.
  >  >
  >  >THE RODS----INTERESTING,,,It DOES appear that the side beams have been
  >  ground (semi polished)
  >  >The rods are forged like all other 318 rods but the side beams are
  >  unusually 'clean' and 'uniform'
  >  >The surface of the rod beam MAY seem to have some indication of
  >  shotpeening but I am really not sure at all.
  >  >DOES ANYONE have a 318 or 301 2bbl stock rod that they could take some
  >  real close up pics of to send me?????
  >  >There is no way but to compare up close comparisms to know for sure!
  >  >
  >  >The other 'strange' thing I noticed---NO DAMPER PULLEY!!
  >  >Does this make any sense??
  >  >It is just a 2 belt pulley mounted on a simple hub that fits on to the
  crank!
  >  >This was an early 57 FURY -----Did they not use a dampner on the early
  >  cars???
  >  >HELP
  >  >
  >  >The only other thing worth mentioning or questioning is the torqueflite
  >  trans which I think had been replaced at some point.
  >  >Did any of the other late 56,,57 or 58 MOPARS have a 'RED' painted
  >  transmission??
  >  >
  >  >Last question,,,The torque convertor
  >  >Is there ANY WAY to determine if it is the 'hi-stall' convertor for the
  FURY?
  >  >Maybe the body is a bit smaller in diameter than the standard convertor??
  >  >
  >  >As usual you help is appreciated.  I hope the members found this
  interesting.
  >  >
  >  >ED ECKERSON
  >  >LI  NY
  >  >57  FURY
  >  >59 COMMANDO PROJECT
  >  >
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