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Hi Ron and Wendy,
   Thanks for the great tip, I tried it and the Fury was not getting full throttle as you said it wasn't . I had it adjusted, and the car now will stay in second gear until 80mph  instead of 65-70 mph. Thanks again for the help, you both are wonderful people. Hope you have a great time at Carlisle, hope to see you there next year.
                                                        God Bless,

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    Before you do anything, check the biggest problem the 2/4 bbl Fury's had. You must be sure you are getting full throttle, check it with the carburetor chock in the perfectly straight up and down position. I used to take my return springs off and then adjust the linkage with the gas pedal to the floor. While the pedal is on the floor I would get under the car and also adjust the transmission linkage to make sure that it was going as far back as it could. Most of the time it is a linkage adjustment problem. I would bet this is your problem. After you are done, hook the return springs up and put the pedal  again to the floor and make sure you are getting full throttle with the springs hooked up. Bill I really think this was an assembly line problem for Plymouth, when I was drag racing in the 50's & 60's every 57 and 58 Fury I saw was not getting full throttle, I guess they set the carburetors linkage on the assembly line with the chock closed since the motors were not heated up enought to open the chock. Therefore the Fury's got about 3/4 throttle. Once this problem is taken care of, you will be surprised how much more power your Fury has when you step it down. The thing that bothers me the most is the magazine road test were probably done with 57 and 58 Fury's with 3/4 throttle. About 2 years ago at the "All Chrysler Products Nationals" in Carlisle we checked 5 Fury's and 4 out of the 5 were getting 3/4 throttle and the 5th one was getting a little more than 3/4 but not full throttle. Sometime I wonder it this was just a Plymouth problem or if it might have also happen with D-500-1 and DeSoto Adventures and Chrysler 300 letter series. You see, Plymouth, Dodge, and DeSoto did not have dual carburetors until 1957 which was the first year for production line dual carbs, so I guess they were just learning.Does not matter if it is a 318 or a 350 golden commando engine. That was 50+ years ago so some may have been corrected over the years. Also be very very careful if one or both return springs were replace, and they used a litter stiffer spring or springs, this two contributed to the problem.
                  Ron Allyn Swartley


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