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Jack,

I seem to have hit the motherload of turbine wheels and 56 Fury stainless.
(I recently bought Rich Lezcano's '56 Fury in Concord, CA.)  In total with
what I had before, I have evidence as many as fourteen '56 Furys bit the
dust.

Know any deserving souls that need a turbine wheel cover or a bit of
stainless to finish their car?

Four of the wheelcovers I got from Rich Lezcano were NOS.  I've never seen
these wheelcovers before in this condition.  Pictures of these could help
guide people who are restoring their wheelcovers.

I've also discovered T-Bird Products has the clips for these, I tried 25
and
now have bought 100 more.  The trick to installing them is to deflate the
tire first.  Then the rim will accept the clip easier.

On having messed with this aspect a lot lately, the '56 Desoto
transmission,
propeller shaft, u-joints and rear end are the exact same as the '56 Fury.
The ordinary '56 Plymouth parts do not interchange.

Richard



----- Original Message -----
From: "William Lewis" <reatawhippets@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Richard" <56fury@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2001 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: Tom Van Beek's article about "Fury parts specific"


> Richard,
> Tom originally wrote an article for the December 1988 issue of the WPC
News
> that featured the 1956 Fury.  He made note of how when these cars
changed
> owners, they usually came with a load of spare parts (the unique ones)
as
> the owners feared having to come up with a spare if they didn't have
one.
> He updated this article for the recent Plymouth Owner's Bulletin on '56
> Plymouths that you also contributed to.
>
> I was aware that I probably could have defended my purchase of that
first
> '56, but didn't have the time and sort of felt for the "rightful" owner
-
> plus was not out of pocket a dime over the whole deal.  If this had all
come
> up five years later than it did, I would have defended it as the car was
> much better than the one I ended up with.  Have no idea where the three
sets
> of turbines went, just that the rightful owner told me the guy had sold
them
> all off.
>
> So you are certainly set with turbines, 25 of them wow!  I was able to
pick
> up a set of NOS about three years ago so I am ok.
>
> Jack
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Richard <56fury@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: William Lewis <reatawhippets@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2001 3:20 PM
> Subject: Tom Van Beek's article about "Fury parts specific"
>
>
> > Jack,
> >
> > I can't remember seeing Tom's article.
> >
> > As a lawyer, I can tell you as an innocent bona fide purchaser (BFP)
of
> the
> > 56 Fury, you didn't have to give it back to the "rightful" owner.  You
> were
> > the rightful owner.  That guy only had recourse against the old lady,
and
> > she had legal possession.  A court would have never ordered its
return.
> >
> > Where did the three sets of turbines go?  My latest 56 Fury came with
two
> > full sets, one set NOS.
> >
> > I have managed to collect about 25 of the turbine wheels covers.  They
> range
> > from why-did-they-paint-it to pretty-good.  You need one?  (I need
twenty
> to
> > cover my five 56 Furys.)
> >
> > Richard
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "William Lewis" <reatawhippets@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: "Richard" <56fury@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Friday, February 09, 2001 9:11 PM
> > Subject: Re: hoarding gold
> >
> >
> > > Richard,
> > > You read Tom Van Beek's article about "Fury parts specific" and
those
> > > collecting the booty.  Also have a personal experience - the first
Fury
> I
> > > bought off an AZ guy was the best of 3 he had for sale in 12/87
> Hemmings.
> > > Turned out he sweet talked an old, alzheimered lady out of the three
> cars
> > > that really belonged to a Canadian (Edmonton) who had entrusted the
> three
> > > cars to this old AZ couple.  The MR died, the old lady went douty
and
> the
> > AZ
> > > guy bought the three cars.  His first act was to sell all three sets
of
> > gold
> > > turbines for $2500!  The rightful Canadian owner caught up with this
> guy;
> > I
> > > gave the car back to him and recouped all my purchase price and
> expenses.
> > > He never got the turbines back; and only one or two of the cars (one
I
> > had).
> > > I suspect Garry Warthan picked up one of the others after it had
changed
> > > hands several times from that dealer down in Phoenix - Memory Lane.
Now
> > > your other "Mission", Mr. Main, if you wish to accept it, is to
> reproduce
> > > the Turbines! Ha.
> > >
> > > Jack
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Richard <56fury@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: William Lewis <reatawhippets@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Friday, February 09, 2001 6:45 PM
> > > Subject: hoarding gold
> > >
> > >
> > > > Jack,
> > > >
> > > > Who do you know that's hoarding this stuff?
> > > >
> > > > Richard
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "William Lewis" <reatawhippets@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > To: "Richard Main" <56fury@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > Sent: Friday, February 09, 2001 4:27 PM
> > > > Subject: gold
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Hi Richard,
> > > > > Had already made note of your gold panel info for the next
issue.
> > Today
> > > I
> > > > > got your sample.  Looks terrific - sort of takes the wind out of
the
> > > sails
> > > > > of all the hoarders!
> > > > >
> > > > > Jack
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
>


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