Works in Progress
1964 Plymouth Sport Fury
Bob Klemm writes:
I wanted to tell you about the car that I am currently restoring/improving. It is a 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury by the VIN # although it wears Belvedere side trim.
Plymouth on the way to have the engine installed
I bought it in California while working there in 1997....
It had been through some interesting owners and configurations apparently which I slowly realized as I worked my way through the resto. I am currently about 2 weeks away from debuing it at the track (it will also be street legal once I get some exhaust on it). I'll list some details below:
It has been a lot of hard work and money and time and I couldn't have done it without the help of a couple of friends and their vast experience and knowledge (Rich Sayell and Bob Dyer). I
definitely should thank my wife also, her small hands have come in handy more than a couple times.
- 440 engine w/ ported 906 heads, 12:1 compression, Hamburger's Roller Rockers, BG850 carb, MSD Ignition, Jet Hot coated CPPA headers, blah, blah, blah
440 Engine Prior to Install
- 727TF w/ ATI rev. pattern manual valve body & high stall Torque Conv.
- Completely sandblasted and repainted undercarriage and engine compartment w/ the following items powdercoated:
- Dana 60 Rear housing, all front suspension pieces, brake drums, intake manifold, water pump, alternator, K frame, hood and trunk latches, all rear spring hardware, and many miscellaneous brackets etc.
- Auto Meter gauges, B&M pro stick, Grant GT steering wheel, Honda Civic bucket seats, Mr. G's restored gauge cluster, eight point cage, mini tubbed with spring relocation, welded frame connectors, Trunk battery and fuel cell,
- All newelectric harnesses, brake system, fuel system/lines (mallory pump and filter),etc. etc. etc.
Now I just can't wait to run it and enjoy it to the fullest.
Keep up the good work, it is very much appreciated. I have used your site as a reference for parts sources often.
Thought I would drop a line to let you know how I made out with my 64 Plymouth at the track.
I have made a total of 8 passes so far and have run a best of
It is definitely a blast to drive and I must now start the
process of dialing in my driving as well as tuning the car. I hope to be able to get close to another second off the ET.
No major problems with the car with the exception of a roasted shifter cable which caused me to attempt to launch in
neutral on my third pass.
I replaced that and all seems fine since.
Thanks Bob, for the kind words about the web site and for sharing details about your great Plymouth.
Now you have gone to the track and had the initial break in of the car. I'm sure that was thrilling and terrifying at the same time!
Thanks for keeping us posted.
You sure are having a deservingly grand time with your 1964!
Page created September 11, 1999
Updated: September 11, 1999; November 15, 1999
December, 1999 -- Bob's car moves to the December, 1999 Mopar of the Month page!
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