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Jacques

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« on: October 05, 2007, 05:24:21 AM »

We bought this car during the summer, with the idea of possibly driving it during my holiday. To my dismay, I discovered that bureaucracy is not something exclusive in Holland but also exists in the USA, the morons at the BMV wouldnt give me temporary tags for te car  but we shipped it anyway
 
Its not really my kind of car (no power windows, not enough doors, pretty small) but its quite OK still, its a full size mopar after all
 
Besides, it has some little spots, and the interior needs some attention. Its a 383 4 barrel car. After the purchase, I had it towed to a mechanic my friend in Ohio recommended, and some necessary work to make it road-ready was already done. New windshield, gas tank cleaned and redcoated, new fuel lines, idler arm replaced, one tyre replaced, etc. I've seen the car myself during my holiday, and everything seemed to work, except the AC.
 
Lets hope that it survived the journey pretty well.... first project will be to make it street legal, so have to make it ready for road admission test. If we decide its a keeper, it'll get a propane conversion as well.
 
A few pics from the car:
 

 

 

 
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 07:03:30 AM »

NICE. i like it .
good luck with this one Brak.  i hope you enjoy it.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 03:05:24 PM »

Man that fury is Bad !, Best of luck to you, and what rear is in it?

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 03:06:54 PM »

speaking of rear??
how do you figure that out without taking stuff apart.??
and i almost bought a SF off ebay just like it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 03:12:13 PM »

The best way to do that is to either find the build sheet which may
still be under either the front or back seat. The next step would be to
decode the VIN i forget if it would be listed there or not, and finally
do a burn out and see which wheel smoke comes from.

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007, 03:14:27 PM »

lol the vin says nothing about it. tried the fender tag, nothing.
the car won't do a burn out. lol. and i found the build sheet but it just crumbled in my hands as i pulled it out. gees i'd love a amber sherwood green sport fury lol
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007, 03:16:51 PM »

Well i guess you either can find scotch tape and try your puzzle
puttung together skills or hope one of the other boys see this postb

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2007, 03:18:05 PM »

lol it was all black and mildewed anyways. i found what was left of one under the crappy carpet too. the one i have came from the back seat.
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 08:11:21 PM »

Sjak I remember that car! Good score!
IIRC,the previous owner was a member of another forum and the car was driven regularly.
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 08:17:56 PM »


There are occasionaly codes on the rear its self. But if you go under and look at what kinda carrier you have, it should give you a better Idea... if all round lookin with no bolts thats 8 3/4, and I'd bet the gears are highway tall... prolly 2.76. The burnout is hard to do with them tall gears, and lo po, but basically all it say is wether you got the sure grip or the peg leg.

Sjack, if you do the propane conversion, Take pics of how that all comes together, I'd be interested to say the least.

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2007, 12:39:19 AM »

The car has a 383 and a 2.73 rear end. It hasnt been driven for a year or so. The previous owner had some registration issues, but he's been very honest regarding the condition of the car.

With some help, I have arranged temporary tags to drive it from the harbour to my shop. Lets see if it makes it


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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2007, 02:57:21 PM »

Oh course it'll make it, its Mopar engineered

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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2007, 03:16:47 PM »

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You could always sail it. . .
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2007, 03:24:40 PM »

Cool find Sjak! And NO, it has the perfect number of doors LOL!
 
After watching your drag video, can we assume that it will see some competition in the future? Hmmmm, nitrous, big blocks and propane sounds like a fun mix.....
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2007, 11:24:24 PM »

At this time, there are no plans for the Fury, not even sure if its a keeper. I've not driven it yet, and the only fullsize Mopars I drove were Chryslers and Imperials, so not sure what to expect from the cheap brand in ride quality and such.
 
Even if I dont sell it right away, the Imperial is and will always be my #1 car and as such, it'll suck up most of my money. So the fury will be SRPOAB (*). It needs a lot of small work on int, like seat covers redone, some rust removal, and probably lots of regular maintenance.
 
 
(*)  some rolling project on a budget
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