[GFS] 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Convertible
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[GFS] 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Convertible



Hello Everyone...
While certainly not a "Golden Fin" car...this is a car that may be ready to 
take to Tulsa provided there is a place for it.  I guess you could say it is 
somewhat akin to the one that will be dug up.  Its just a matter of having 
time to finish it before... say June 10th.
On a previous email I had the wrong email address for some pictures of it 
and the friends that are contributing to it.   The correct email address is  
    photos.zimmerer.net     and the password to view the picture's is      
57heaven
The car is a total restoration with some enhancements.  The main one is the 
392 Hemi set-up like the Hemi in a 300C and the torqueflite with the extra 
clutches (Thanks Mike) and the 57 Chrysler Optional Sure Grip Rear End.
We were inspired by the 1957 Hot Rod Magazine effort...ours is a spin off of 
that.  While this car will never see 180 MPH... the engine did dyno out at 
about 389 HP at 5,200 RPM.  When we kicked it up to 5,800 RPM it went past 
400 HP.  You will notice that the engine is painted black ...that's for 
me...I am not suggesting that Chrysler Corporation actually ever did this.
Also we are installing the Chrysler 300C Power Seat Option...that required a 
floor pan sourced by Howard Order and some interpolation as to where to 
locate it in the shorter wheel based Plymouth.  It will also have disc 
brakes on the front.
Not far from these enhancements will be the stock components for this 
car...IE... the ready to go Fury Optional Engine...the FP31 and all the 
components for the original drum brakes.  As for the Power Seat Chrysler 
enhancement...that's it...but do have the original lever controlled slide 
action seat if that is ever a consideration.
If you choose to view the pictures you will see a nice 57 Fury in the 
corner...Its a good one and its next in line...hope I/we can get to it.
Special thanks to my son Adam for compiling these pictures and to everyone 
who has assisted.  When done with the project I will be formerly thanking 
everyone who has assisted.  There assistance has made it possible to be this 
far along with the project.
To say the least...the Fined Cars are an inspiration and perhaps even a 
reason for living.  That last comment is a stretch...but they sure do liven 
things up!
Best Wishes All...Len Zimmerer

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