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Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 12, 2008, 11:41:03 AM








Well guys....I converted (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)
Picked her up today, actually Steve picked her up...I just went for the ride (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0358.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0359.jpg) (http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0359.jpg%5b/img)
Notice the hole in the taillight assembly on the driver's side...
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0364.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0365.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0360.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0361.jpg)
She even has the original trunk mat!

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0369.jpg)
Little bit o' surface rust, but nothin a wire brush and some paint can't handle

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0356.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0362.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0370.jpg)
Minor wear in the driver's seat

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0371.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0367.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0368.jpg)
Needs a new headliner also

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0372.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0373.jpg)
That's right only 38,000 original miles!!! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley3.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley3.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley3.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley3.gif)

BigMike2008-10-12 17:14:27
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 12, 2008, 12:27:23 PM
What a piece of JUNK! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
Actually you did come in handy for the grunt work.  Good thing P is skinny.
 
Took us 10 minutes to get it running.
 
Needs carb work for starters. . . .  Big vacuum leak
 
Lamb Chop. . .   Make sure you get that other battery on a charger as soon as possible.
 
Needs a starter and the lights in the front don't work.  The guy told us it needed an alternator. . .it works fine!  Put in a high torque starter.
 
Here again Lamb Chop, Put some vasoline on those spades in the bulk head connectors.
 
It needs bushing in front.  Big Mike, order a set of bushings from justsuspension and you better look into an idelr arm and lower ball joints.
 
Plan on dual exhaust.  You can't buy the pipes
New wheel cylinders and I would change the master and the hoses.  Getting the brakes right are a must.  No sense taking a chance of blowing a hose or a wheel cylinder.
 
Priorities are:
 
Carb
Brake overhaul
Tires
Front lights
 
Then you can do the front bushings and shocks, ball joints and Idler if needed.  Looking at the wear on the tires, I have to say the BJ's are done.  Justsuspension has the best BJ around.  But I believe NAPA may still have them.
 
 
 
POLARACO2008-10-12 17:30:39
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 12, 2008, 12:33:09 PM

Ya when I pulled it out of the driveway to straighten 'er out, I noticed the brake pedal was hard as a rock and they didn't want to work too well.  Napa chassis parts okay aside from bushings or should I look into some other place for them?  Also, what were those Monroe shocks you told me to look into?  Magnums?  What about X or H pipe...or do you suggest just straight pipes with mufflers?

BigMike2008-10-12 17:41:17
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 12, 2008, 01:04:06 PM
Monroe Magnums or KYB Shocks
 
I can rebuild my spare control arms.  Then all you and P have to do is put them in.
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Matt Aker on October 12, 2008, 03:07:30 PM
Just when I thought the days of the cheep old cars were gone...
 
I NEVER would have guessed the car was that nice!  Great score Mike! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)  Now, who gets to buff off all of that wax?
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 12, 2008, 03:14:14 PM
Haha...ya...about that.... I guess the guy I bought it from decided that he was going to wax it and not buff it off (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)  Anyways, I've started to wipe it down some and man, what a difference.  Since it got dark so fast, tomorrow after work I have to take the air hose to the engine bay and blow out all of the acorns and whatnot from the critters that made it a home (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif)  Then if I have enough time and sunlight, I might give 'er a quick wash. 

As far as what I paid....I think I made up and then some for what I paid for the Duster (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Stitcherbob on October 12, 2008, 03:18:06 PM
Really nice score there Mike!


BTW we gotta change yer handle to HUGE Mike.....Polaraco's no shorty and lookit Mike tower over him!


Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 12, 2008, 03:26:07 PM
Quote from: BigMike
Ya when I pulled it out of the driveway to straighten 'er out, I noticed the brake pedal was hard as a rock and they didn't want to work too well. 
 
Welcome to manual brakes.  You'll have to use those size 14's on the brake pedal.
 
Don't bend it now (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 12, 2008, 03:27:43 PM
[/QUOTE]
 
Hey Bob
 
Look at the top pictures.  Notice what's on the trailer?  Then when you get to the shop tomorrow, stop and have a tetnis booster before you lokk at it.  Ugh
 
Guess where it is now?  You only get one guess
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 12, 2008, 03:29:49 PM
Thanks Bob (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 12, 2008, 03:32:11 PM
As far as what I paid....I think I made up and then some for what I paid for the Duster (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) [/QUOTE]
 
That guy was about as bright as your nonworking headlights.
 
Duuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Stitcherbob on October 12, 2008, 03:52:12 PM
Have Bob look at it...maybe he knows a drag racer who would put a tube chassis in it.....no floor in the way to slow things down!

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 12, 2008, 04:01:12 PM
You have Bob look at it.  All I know is it is a 3000# paper weight right now. . . 600# evaporated already
 
Keys are in it.  But you can look up behind the bumper (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
Mike needs a head liner
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Robert Rottman on October 12, 2008, 06:17:41 PM
Nice find there BigMike...That car looks very solid. All the stuff it needs sounds minor. You'll have a nice ol' Fury there to cruise in...I wish you the best..nice chatting with you too...
 
 
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 13, 2008, 04:37:28 AM
A C body is a requirement for Joisey Mob members!! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)
Big car,with a big trunk that does not leak!!
Congrats to Big Mike .The Fury does appear to a better car condition wise compared to the Duster.
You learned your lesson and was wiser in checking out the Fury,I see.
Oh...and it is GREEN
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 13, 2008, 04:42:15 AM
What motor is in the Fury?? Nobody mentioned.
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 13, 2008, 05:18:10 AM
Sorry, it's got a 318.  I got a question tho, is there a way to convert it over to power brakes?  I think manual brakes gonna be rough for everyday driving (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley18.gif)
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 13, 2008, 05:54:05 AM
Big Mike,manual brakes to take a bit of getting used to.
Give yourself and the car a chance.
Once the brakes are repaired and adjusted properly,they will work perfect.
What I like about manual brakes is you can modulate the pedal--have a better feel for them.This is an advantage over power assist brakes in bad winter conditions,for example.
Besides,you have one less vacuum power robbing option.You can run a bigger cam (or engine for that matter) without compromising your brakes.
The conversion to power brakes require parts from a power-equipped car.
-brake pedal rod,and framing
-booster and firewall mounting plate.
-master cylinder with power assist.
-having lots of patience working under the dash
CBarge2008-10-13 10:56:26
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 13, 2008, 06:03:19 AM
Quote from: BigMike
Sorry, it's got a 318.  I got a question tho, is there a way to convert it over to power brakes?  I think manual brakes gonna be rough for everyday driving (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley18.gif)
 
Yes there is and power brakes are more common.
 
You need to change the pedal assembly and add a booster.
 
I just happen to have a pedal assembly from a 67 that will fit in there.  You need a booster and a power master.
 
You can have the brake assembly.  It's perfect.  I also have a correct booster you can use as an example and a core.
 
I WANT THAT MASTER!
 
POLARACO2008-10-13 11:04:52
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Robert Rottman on October 13, 2008, 06:10:51 AM
Mike, I've had both power (very touchy) and manual (push and push harder). I actually prefer the manual brakes. When you get them adjusted properly they are fine. Both of my Furys (69&70) are manual and I'm happy with them. On the other hand, my wife drove my green 70 and almost flipped out. She thought she was going to crash into the car in front of her. So it depends on what you're used to...Fix the manuals and go from there...After you enjoy the car for a while, then maayybe consider an upgrade...Also the power brake cars I've had...when there's a problem with them...wow... watch out! I've locked up wheels with just a touch of the pedal. I really didn't take a liking to that at all. I had a 70 Polara once that did that..I think it had a leaky rear axle seal...You'll love that car...by the way...What did you pay for it? (if you don't mind).  I see MoparMAtt said "it's good to know that there are still deals out there"
Bob
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 13, 2008, 06:48:09 AM
Have to remember, the brakes are smaller on the Plymouth than the Chrysler or Dodge.  But they are good brakes.  I have gone for miles and miles on drums.  Just allow a bit more space for stopping than you do with discs.  Your truck is 4 wheel discs.
 
And they are going to react different than disc brakes.  If the fronts are not adjusted properly, they will give a slight tug to one side if not adjusted properly.
 
Make sure you pay close attention to the self adjusters.  Once you have them adjusted properly, the self adjusters will do the job nicely,
 
In time, look for a set of 73 disc spindles or a conversion kit to discs. 
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 13, 2008, 07:56:15 AM
I only paid $650 for the car...so I can't be picky.  I was just curious as to the amount of work and what was needed just in case I were to look into it eventually.
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 13, 2008, 10:15:29 AM
On my '66 Fury, I had manual drums hauling down that 440.  Worked just fine....
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 13, 2008, 04:46:50 PM

While browsing the Justsuspension website, I came across an entire front end kit for C bodies... http://www.justsuspension.com/product/14 (http://www.justsuspension.com/product/14)  would this be everything I need Steve or is it missing something?
BigMike2008-10-13 21:47:18
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on October 13, 2008, 04:59:01 PM
Hey Mikey!!!!
I an jealous of those seats man!!!! GREAT SCORE!!!! Stick with Hobby he won't steer ya wrong!!!
On the brakes, my grandfather was the  A-hole of all A-holes but I agreed with him on one thing, Plymouths!!!! He always said "You don't need power brakes on a Plymouth, they have the best manual hydrualic braking system there is!!!!" I have to agree like Stan said too,get them working right and adjusted and you'll be just fine!!! I had a few A bodies with manual brakes and I was very happy with them.
Its like a stick vs. an automatic, the manual brakes make you part of the action!!!
Good Luck with her, have you named her yet???? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
ardog2008-10-14 16:46:42
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 14, 2008, 04:51:03 AM
IIRC<Plymouth was the first in the auto industry to have hydraulic brakes way back in the late 1920's when Henry Phord was still using mechanical rods on his Model A's.
Plymouth was the first to offer independant front suspension ,and isolated engine mounts in a low-priced car in 1932. 

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on October 14, 2008, 11:45:08 AM
Right on all counts Lea!!!
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Matt Aker on October 14, 2008, 12:00:45 PM
Quote from: ardog
Right on all counts Lea!!!
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/61/counts.jpg)
 
COUNTS!  TWO!  TWO COUNTS!  AHHHH AHHHH AHHHH AHHHHHHH...
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Matt Aker on October 14, 2008, 12:04:03 PM
Had to do that, sorry Ar (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

I drove only one (ONE!  AHHHH AHHHH AHHHH AHHHHHH...) C with manual binders and it didn't feel too (TWO! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)) different.  Longer stopping distance for sure but not too bad.
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on October 14, 2008, 12:04:45 PM
Oh Matty, you nut!!!!!
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 14, 2008, 03:19:18 PM

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha, Oh Matt you Nut thats damn funny!
Potatoe2008-10-14 20:23:46
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 14, 2008, 04:47:09 PM
I just realized where all this tom foolery was.
 
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Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 15, 2008, 01:37:54 PM
Well today I decided to tackle the truck rust...
After pulling out the truck mat, I started to goto work with some good 'ole fashioned manual labor (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0374.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0375.jpg)
Halfway done with the wire brushing...

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0376.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0377.jpg)
AHHHH much better (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)

After the brushing was through, I sprayed it down with Rust Treatment...

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0378.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0379.jpg)

It's still in the process of drying, so I'll take more pics tomorrow after work when it's all dry


Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on October 15, 2008, 02:42:57 PM
Looks good Mike!!!!!
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 15, 2008, 03:14:21 PM
A true rarity.  A mopar trunk that doesn't need patch wortk.
Looking good, bro.
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 15, 2008, 04:07:45 PM
Prime that with an epoxy if you can. . .You can duplicate that spatter paint too.
 
Use a good brand or primer.  If you must use shaker cans, and I am sure you do, check out eastwood.  They make a good etching primer.  Etching primer is my 2nd choice for that job.
 
That looks like it just starting to leak from the back window, ot all that junk in the trunk lip caused it to back up.
 
POLARACO2008-10-15 21:11:50
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 15, 2008, 06:18:55 PM
THat's rust? Heh Mike you know what rust really looks like!! Especially after the Duster fiasco.
The "rust"  is caused by a water leak--prolly from the rear window.
Having P in the trunk checking for leaks you can officially call the car a Mob car with a body in the trunk!!
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 17, 2008, 12:28:45 PM
Finally got around to priming the trunk...

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0380.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0381.jpg)

Looks a lot better (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) maybe tomorrow I'll paint it

And here's a pic of the engine just cause I never took one (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0382.jpg)


Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 17, 2008, 12:30:55 PM
Yeah finding the leak is all well and good, I just hope the Big Man lets me out(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley11.gif)
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 17, 2008, 12:34:14 PM
Maybe it's because of the camera angle, but, the compressor looks like it takes a 100HP to drive it. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)
 
Hey dude, where's yer breather cap... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 17, 2008, 01:17:01 PM
Interesting how they route the a/c lines on the 318 compared to a big block.
Note the Saginaw p.s pump.Usually 318 Fury's came with the 1.06 slipper-type pump.
Mike,do you have the 22" or 26" rad in that thang?
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Stitcherbob on October 17, 2008, 04:15:37 PM
On B Bodies, the slant 6 A/C lines and the big block lines were similar...the smallblock lines were completely different...ASK ME HOW I KNOW (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
I stripped 3 cars, all smallblock and nothing fit my Roadrunner....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif)


Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 17, 2008, 05:39:14 PM
Mike
 
I need to find a home for this duster
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 17, 2008, 06:45:01 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Mike
 
 
Its called the scrap yard.
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 18, 2008, 04:25:39 AM
Talk to me about the Duster....
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 18, 2008, 05:33:34 AM
It's a real POS!  Back end, floors and inners are rotted.  High miler, but oddly enough the interiors is OK.  Car is Bad Stan.  But I am sure Mike will let it go pretty cheap. . . .  I know I am ready to let it go for nothing.
 
225, Factory Air.  I don't have storage for it and need my trailer in 2 weeks.
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 18, 2008, 07:46:15 AM
Ya it's pretty shot and as Steve said, I'll let it go for real cheap...Otherwise I'll have to take a trip to it and grab a few parts from it and scrap the rest.

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Stitcherbob on October 18, 2008, 12:39:32 PM
Sounds like the forklift at the wrecker's has another job to do......

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 18, 2008, 02:59:21 PM


Okay, enough about the Duster....Let's get back to the topic (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Today I pulled the carb off in attempt to get 'er starting on her own.  I had a spare 2 bbl laying around, so I was just going to switch over a few pieces and throw it on... All was fine and dandy until I got to the last piece and couldn't get it to work (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)  P stopped by after work and suggested we just swap out the bad gasket in the original carb and toss it back on, then take it from there. 
    
After switching everything back to the original carb and putting it back on the car, we gave 'er a go.  And as you can probably guess...No go (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley11.gif)  For some reason the carb wasn't getting any gas, so we checked the lines from the fuel filter to the carb and got sprayed by gas (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  Then it hit me...While I was putting the carb back together, I put the little nipple inside the fuel line fitting backwards (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif)  So we flipped it around, mounted the carb back on and she fired right up  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

So now she starts up on her own, tho she does idle a bit high and rough.  Tomorrow I'm gonna try to change the plugs and wires and see if that helps at all.

Oh and Lea, I have the 22" radiator


 BigMike2008-10-18 20:00:52
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Matt Aker on October 18, 2008, 04:01:33 PM
Great goin' Mike! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)   (Did anyone check the points?)
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 18, 2008, 04:58:17 PM
[/QUOTE]
 
Still in all, we need to find a permanent home for this thing.  It has got to go.
 
I could fix it, but the big problem is will it survive that long and I still need a place to store it.
 
I think that car would look good in Stans Driveway.
 
Stan. . .Comming down the 1st week of December.  Want a 72 Duster?  Cheap???  Oh yeah. . .Have you had a Tetnis shot lately?  Get two. . you'll need them.
 
Stan here's the nutshell
 
The rear rails and trunk are gone.  The driver side rear floor is gone.  The rear quarters need to be redone.  The front inners and fenders need repair inside.  The upholstery is in great shape.  I don't  have any idea how it runs, Lamb Chop took the accessories on the engine all apart.  But Mike said it was driven to his house. 
 
Get this one.  A friend sold it too him.
 
If you have a mig welder. . .and time, you can save it.  I can tell you you'll be one it for 2 years.  I got an idea. . .  Put that spare 440 in it!
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 18, 2008, 05:59:05 PM
Be sure to cage that thing if the metal is weak.The 440 will twist her up like a pretzel!
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 26, 2008, 11:31:04 AM
Finally had a nice day to finish up the trunk (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0393.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Fury/CIMG0394.jpg)


Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 26, 2008, 11:49:53 AM
One word: WOW!
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 26, 2008, 01:27:47 PM
Good Work Mike, next is the carb, fixing your head lights and then the
brakes. Then you need to get that car registered and insured.

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 26, 2008, 01:31:36 PM

I got her starting on her own again, only thing is she's running a bit rough.  I need to get the conversion for the points taken care of and get her timed.  Then I need to get exhaust work done so I can get it inspected too (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley18.gif)  Hence why I started looking into upgrades...

BigMike2008-10-26 17:33:01
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 26, 2008, 02:12:12 PM
KISS
 
Just install a pertronix point eliminator
 
Good job on the trunk. . .  I wish you were closer.  You need some help.
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 26, 2008, 02:13:21 PM
I already have the Pertronix conversion, just don't really know where to begin on doing it (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 26, 2008, 02:14:58 PM
How soon are you from getting it registered?
 
Pull a dollar bill through the points.
 
Is that vacuum leak fixed?
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 26, 2008, 02:18:48 PM
Yeah I rebuilt the carb, was actually quite fun (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif).  Not sure how soon I'm going to register it, I'd like to get 'er running a bit better before I attempt to drive it...  Also, I'm not sure how safe it would be to drive with a rejected sticker from almost a year ago (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on October 26, 2008, 04:12:47 PM
Trunk looks GREAT Mike!!! You da man!!!
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 26, 2008, 05:33:39 PM
Well I installed the pertronix conversion and put on a new coil.  She started up but kept stalling.  Mobby adjusted the mixture screws on my carb and now she's running great.  Next thing to do is figure out my electrical issue (no headlights, brake lights, dash lights) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif)

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 26, 2008, 06:28:36 PM
Check the fuses first.
Wiggle dimmer switch in the dash to light up the dash lights.
Double check the bulbs out back,then the plug behind the left kickpanel.
Check the blukhead connector for the headlights.Then check the switch on the floor that feeds the headlights  (High beam/low beam)
Usually they can corrode and the headlight do not work.Simple fix and cheap.The three wire plug going to it may be bad as well.Again a cheap $5.00 fix if  needed.
If that is not the problem,it is the headlight switch itself.It feeds all lights--dash,brake lights,park lamps-everything.
I got spares if needed.
 
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 26, 2008, 06:34:10 PM
I've pulled the bulkhead off, cleaned it, and put vasoline on it.  It looks like one of the connections might have melted slightly (middle plug top right connection)  My blinkers work in the front and back, the dome light and occasionally the trunk light comes on if u touch the socket to ground it (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)  I think theres a bad ground some place...just don't know where to start.

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 26, 2008, 06:43:21 PM
What color is the wire and is it bigger than the rest.  If it's a fatter black or read, that's a battery circuit.  I'll have ot look at it when the car is at my shop
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 27, 2008, 03:23:00 PM
Today I attempted to check out what could be wrong with my electrical...  I first checked the fuse block and noticed that the Instrument panel fuse was blown and of course I didn't have one handy, so I had to take a trip to Napaland (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  Got home and popped it in and and and  nothing (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)  I find it odd that I have front parking lights and my rear lights come on when I put the headlights on, but the headlights just don't want to come on (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif)  My blower for the A/C + heat doesn't seem to work either, I can hear the doors open but no blower (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif) 

As of right now I'm fresh out of things to check without ripping the dash apart...

Oh and Steve, the wire that looks semi melted on the bulkhead is indeed black and it does seem to be fatter than the rest (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley21.gif)


Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on October 28, 2008, 06:01:57 AM
That's the charging circuit.  Before you do anything, let me look at it.
 
when you get this thing rolling, get it up here so I can fix all that stuff.  May be a bad headlight switch.  I have one
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on October 28, 2008, 07:52:24 AM
Well I got 'er rolling, but I don't have brake lights, I could try to rig it up like Mobby did to his just for the trip up...Unless you have a better idea for me to try (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on November 07, 2008, 02:48:00 PM
So today I decided to start her up since I haven't in a couple days.  She started right up and to my surprise the headlights even decided to work (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)  Granted I still don't have dash lights or brake lights.  I'm almost starting to wonder if my dash bulb is burned out, since my blinker lights and high beam dash light both work fine...

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 07, 2008, 06:35:40 PM
The high beam indicator is not part of the dash light circuit.  Just like the oil light.
 
It could be the dimmer too.  They were known to go bad.
 
BTW. . .this is the grinch speaking, incognito
Steve
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: firedome on November 08, 2008, 05:11:20 AM
I like to use di-electric grease on all the bulkhead connectors...
might be a candidate for that conversion that reroutes power out of the
ammeter circuit? Someone posted a link on how to do that awhile
back...  nice lookin' trunk! 

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on April 13, 2009, 05:25:15 PM
...So I'm back (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)  After letting the Fury sit all winter, I finally got a summons for not having it registered and insured and all that good stuff, so I figured it was time to get things moving again.  After getting all the paperwork squared up and getting the town off my back, I put a few pieces back on 'er and figured I might as well take her through inspection while I was at it...
Everything was fine and dandy, she started up fairly easily and was running pretty good...so I figured I'd test out the basics to make sure everything was still working that needed to. 
Horn....check
Blinkers...check
Brake lights...check...well sort of
Head lights..........well no head lights again (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
So I figure it's pretty pointless to bother with inspection at this point so I turn the car off and recheck a few things.  I goto the trunk, pop it open and I noticed the light bulb was on and wanted to check to see if it went off when I pushed the button down (as it the trunk were closed) well to my surprise it didn't turn off...so I jiggled the wires around back there and still nothing, just stayed on... Gave up and went to start the car back up and....and...and....nothing, nothing at all (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)

So at this point I'm getting frustrated and decide to jiggle the wires around on the bulk head.  Turn the key and she starts up  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley11.gif)

This is my dilemma now...sorry for the wall o' text
If anybody has any idea's I'm all ears   (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif)




Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Johnny D. on April 14, 2009, 09:47:28 AM
all by yourself ehh...




Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Robert Rottman on April 15, 2009, 05:11:46 PM
Mike, It sounds like you need to inspect that bulhead connection...Clean it up...Look for pushed pins...loose pins/wires....get that fixed and you should be in business...as for the switch on the trunk light...if it doesn't go off why did you have a charged battery to start the car with after sitting all winter? Do you really have an issue there? In my 69 I have to almost shut the trunk lid to get the light to go off...There's a mercury switch I believe...not sure about the 68's though...Make sure your connection to the battery is good and clean too. These cars are nice and simple...Just spend some time with the ol' girl. You'll work the bugs out of her...Get her legal too....start running her around...They need to be used to be reliable,,
 
Bob
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on April 15, 2009, 05:32:06 PM
Sigh
 
Mike. . is this all plated and insured?
 
Maybe I should come down and get it, we do a run around on it and you can drive it home.
 
I suspect the bulk head connector too.
 
I need to get my trailer done first though. . .  It's going through a major upgrade and overhaul right now.  It's tired.  Changing the front completely with a new bulkhead and winch (9500 to 12,500 winch) Bigger tool box, better air flow, about 100 poinds lighter when done.  Needs wheel bearings repacked and needs a complete rewire.  I should have it done by Sunday.  I have to bring the 59 down here and fix up the wiring on that so I can sell it.  Once that's here and running, I guess we can fix you up.  Put the list together for me.
 
Yours is easy. . .Mobby needs an overhaul.
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Johnny D. on April 16, 2009, 08:10:24 AM
haha.... what else is new.

Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Mike on May 11, 2009, 04:30:14 PM
So I finally got around to getting new rubber on 'er...will take pics soon...Now if i could only get the headlights to work consistently, so I can take her through inspection and be able to drive 'er around.  Although, I'm not sure emissions will pass...there's a hole in the Y-pipe some place (haven't gotten under the car yet).

Slowly but surely I'm moving forward


Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Steve on May 11, 2009, 05:34:22 PM
bring it up here
Title: 1968 Plymouth Fury III
Post by: Johnny D. on May 25, 2009, 06:27:29 PM
Et hem....get in line.