Works in Progress
1964 Plymouth Fury
Phillip Duff writes:
[Editor's note: Checked on January 1, 2003, Phillip's e-mail address is no longer valid. Phillip, if you read this, send your current e-mail address. Thanks.]
Thought I'd tell you about my car. I now have a '64 Fury 2-dr Hardtop, 318 poly, PB auto.
I am the third owner and it has about 85K on the clock.
It runs excellent but needs rust repair and interior.
When I bought it from the 2nd owner, he insisted that it leave his yard just as it arrived: under it's own power!!! It had sat for around 6 years but I figured I could do it! I ended up basically just pulling and cleaning the pick up in the tank, replacing the fuel pump and the missing coil, changing the oil, and tossing in an old battery I had. After a few
attempts it fired right up and you should have seen the smile on the seller's face!!!
I aired up the existing tires and drove it about 7 miles to my home.
I was stoked.
I am replacing the front sheet metal this weekend and it will become my daily commuter!
I have replaced the ignition switch, one broken vent window and rebuilt the carb. I may have to do some brake work
but they seem fine at the moment. I also have a 4-dr Fury parts car. Here is a pic for you. More to come....
Update: August 2001
Finally got the car on the road and was a Happy Camper!
Shifting problem caused me to service and adjust the Trans and all is well
Unfortunately, driving home from work one evening I had the oil light
come on and a pop and then steam as I pulled off the road. What I thought
to be a blown heaqd gasket turned out to be a hole in the timing cover. It
appears, (I hope) that the engine is okay, but it will be for sure this
weekend with luck!
(See pic of T-cover) Also acquired another parts car with a donor poly, (again, I hope), for $50 last night! It had sat since
1979 and a tree actually grew against the Rt rear qtr. Unbelievable! It was also sunk into the ground up to the "frame". Still, some good parts on it though.
I just can't wait to get the Fury on the road again!!!! More to come!
You never know what to expect when you deal with the longtime owner of a vehicle. The emotionally attached memories are strong!
Plus, the engine's firing up is a good sign: that Fury wants back on the road!
The Plymouth will certainly serve well as fun daily driver! :-)
July 14, 2001; August 29, 2001, January 1, 2003
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