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



I don't believe it either but it is real hard to say that to someone when
you are looking at a 57 Fury with 24,000 on the speedometer that has sunk
6" into the ground with a factory looking 350 in it. Later, Jim
At 11:52 AM 07/27/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>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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