I have taken the 1956 aluminum Fury 2/4 bbl carb
manifold and sat it down right next to the 1957 Fury 318 2/4 bbl carb manifold
and compared each to one to the other one.
1. The aluminum 56 is much much lighter in weight than the
cast iron one. (naturally)
2. They both take the WFCB carb's, but the 57 manifold has
black cast iron bases.
3. The ports seem to be the same
4. There is no counter sunk hole for the choke in the 56
but there is in the 57 cast iron one.
5. The aluminum manifold has a divider in the middle of the
manifold that lets the front carb feed the front 4 cylinders and the back
carb feed the back 4 cylinders.
6. The cast iron manifold off the 57 2/4 bbl carb manifold
does not have the divider in it,
7. This means the aluminum manifold MUST RUN STRAIGHT
LINKAGE, however the 57 cast iron manifold comes through from the factory with
progressive linkage but has the option to run the linkage if you want
To the best of my knowledge the large single
unit paper filter used on the D 500-1 has the same carb spacing as the 56
Fury with optional dual carb's on the aluminum manifold. Although this large one
piece paper air cleaner fits both Dodge and Plymouth, I do not know if it will
fit the 1956 Chrysler 300-B carb's.
Ron Allyn Swartley
PHOTO BELOW OF BOTH MANIFOLDS
56 Aluminum Fury manifold on left, other one is 57-58 Fury 318.
Enlarge this photo and you can see the P/N's
Tim, all the 11 or 16 dual 4 bbl carb Plymouth Fury's were equipped
with stick shift. Was the same rule applied to the 56 Dodge D-500-1 cars, also
does anybody know exactly how many 56 D-500-1 were made by the
Plymouth offered a conversion kit with hotter cam and dual quads
for on the 56 Fury, Belvedere, etc.
In a message dated 12/20/2013 11:54:06 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Furthermore, I have a big interest in the Dual Four Fury's history
because it gave me some comparison to the D-500-1 story. I had the chase to
meet Johnny Allen at the 50th running of the Daytona 500, the most prolific
nascar racer of Plymouths in the mid 50's (55-58). He was being honored at the
legends banquet. He confirmed to me that Plymouth supplied to him a complete
factory Fury racecar in may of 56. It had the Dual Four setup as well as
Imperial brakes and suspension upgrades. It was so much faster than his 55 he
was forced to relearn his whole operation, from removing almost all tread from
the tires to not running too hard and overheating the motor. Also note his
hood read 260 HP after that. Great guy and still sharp. I finally located
Bernie Hentges who conformed the same experience with a D500-1. He picked up
his car in Detroit at the factory complete with the Dual Four Carbs and
Imperial suspension upgrades. Also note that his hood read 276 HP after
that. For those who wondered or were skeptical about these cars there is
now undisputed confirmation that both Plymouth and Dodge built factory
racecars in 1956. Drivers would eventually or even promptly modify the cars
but they were running upon delivery or as in Brenie's case driven home to
Minnesota. Tim in Golden.