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Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Robert F. Brogle on January 22, 2008, 03:56:06 PM
I'll make an attempt to post some pics here on my ongoing process of painting the engine compartment and replacing the 440 in my '70 Fury 'vert. 
 
Wanna post some pics for me Lea?
 
I am replacing the harness with one from my parts car, painting the engine compartment, and converting it back to manifold style exhaust as well as replacing the 440. 
 
The interior is already done, but I'll post some pics on that too.  I installed the console and Nigel at National Moparts had the buckets. I bought them from him almost 6 years ago and had them redone.  That was well worth it IMO.
 
I hope to have it done by late Spring and have it ready for a trip to Carlisle.  I may place it for sale in the corral to see what kind of interest it garners. 
 
It's a GT clone BTW.
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Leaburn Patey on January 22, 2008, 04:33:00 PM
Send 'em.My pooter is toast anyways-according to Adolph.
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Leaburn Patey on January 23, 2008, 03:40:03 PM
Here are Rob's pics....I'll take the grren one next to it!! LOL!!
Kinda a before pic..
After pic..Love that T5 bronze..

Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Leaburn Patey on January 23, 2008, 03:41:25 PM
More..

Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Leaburn Patey on January 23, 2008, 03:42:19 PM
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/100_0547.jpg)
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Leaburn Patey on January 23, 2008, 03:44:47 PM
This is not the end...
Note ultra rare one year of none only tailpipe tissue dispensers....
CBarge2008-01-23 20:46:45
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Steve on January 23, 2008, 03:50:37 PM
Hey Rob!  Gimme back my radio!  That's the same one I used in the 71F3
 
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Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Robert F. Brogle on January 24, 2008, 03:19:09 PM
The radio was installed by alocal stereo shop.  It needs to have a little more bass than it has, hard to hear with the top down. 
 
And those are dryer sheets in the tailpipes to keep mice away.  I use mothballs everywhere else. 
 
 
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: James Brown Jr, on February 02, 2008, 11:15:20 AM
that is a sharp one there. i really love that Bronze. and the center console and buckets. lol .

Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Brian on February 02, 2008, 07:11:26 PM
Rob how did you paint the engine bay?? with a small paint gun or did you get mixed paint put into areosol (sp?) cans??  Did you sand blast first or what did you do?
 
Looks Good BTW...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
 
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Robert F. Brogle on February 09, 2008, 02:04:17 PM
I hand sanded my a** off.  It is not perfect, far from it, but way better than it was.  Another C body friend referred me to a parts store in Connecticut that still mixes paint and puts it in aeresol cans.  I also painted the underside of the hood.  I also primed it first and sanded it again.  I did some POD (painting over dirt) but that's as good as it's going to get.
 
That's also a new Steer and Gear extra firm steering box in there.  We'll see how that works out and will report when I can.  That's also the last new Moog Pitman arm I bought, they are  now discontinued.  Good thing they don't wear much. 
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Steve on February 09, 2008, 03:50:45 PM
If it's POD, you can't tell. 
I gotta do that with the vert too.  That's getting a color change though.  I think I'll leave out the dirt though (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Robert F. Brogle on February 10, 2008, 02:39:52 PM
Not much POD, but in a few spots you can tell.  It looks good in the important parts.  Reassembly will be a bear. I still have the booster to paint as well as the exhaust manifolds and the bracing rods and battery tray. I decided to paint those separately. 
 
I have a lot of single stage deep burnt orange metallic (FK5) left over if anyone is contemplating a similar project.  I'll make you a good deal.
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Robert F. Brogle on May 25, 2008, 04:07:23 PM
Wow, I haven't updated in awhile.  I have been assembling since early April.  We are down to the last few things before the key gets turned.   I need to wire up the electronic distributor and the coil, the electric choke on the carb and the hideaway headlamps.  2 more lower radiator bolts, a lower hose clamp, then install the manifolds and a temp exhaust and we'll see if it runs! I'll have to take some fresh pics in the next few days.
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 25, 2008, 04:51:41 PM
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Must be the weather,most of us are working on sumthin''
Show us dem pics,Rob!! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Robert F. Brogle on June 06, 2008, 04:40:30 PM
I'll take some pics tomorrow or Sunday after I get the temp exhaust on.  It's going to be close to 100 degrees here both days so I am not sure how much will get done. It's close to running, then a trip to Roadrunner Exhaust in Springfield, MA
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Robert F. Brogle on June 26, 2008, 05:16:48 PM
Well, almost 3 weeks and we've hit a short (but jumpable I think) wall.  Here's the deal.  Everything is on the car and ready to fire, including the very scary temp exhaust.  This is a stock '69 440 that I did the following work:
 
1. Replaced timing chain
2. Replaced valve stem seals
3. added a windage tray and cleaned the pickup out. 
4. new high pressure oil pump
5. new water pump
 
I have fuel, spark, and it cranks like it has compression.  NO START.  I thought about this for a couple of days and the only thing that I (and other engine building elders I have conferred with) come up with is I have the timing chain on wrong. 
 
BTW, I have 25+ PSI oil pressure cranking the engine!
 
What say you guys? I am ready to go in after the chain angle, especially since it's a non a/c car.
 
Your answers/opinions greatly appreciated!
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Steve on June 26, 2008, 05:39:33 PM
That's a possibility, or you have the distributor set to the wrong timing position.  Not necessarily 180 out.  The other thing could be the drive gear under the disty.  If you didn't take the gear and disty out. . . .  Well. . . Have a good time tearing the front off your nice clean motor.
 
Zero out the engine to TDC.  Check the gear.  It should be pointing to #1 Cylinder as the rotor and the vacuum advance.  All that gets it pretty close.
 
If that not it, do a compression test and see what the cylinders are pumping up to.   They should be like 125 PSI.  If it's lower, then you can plan on going back into the chain.
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Robert F. Brogle on June 28, 2008, 01:25:26 PM
Well, I broke the land speed record (for me) in removing the radiator, water pump housing, steering pump (to the side) alt bracket (to the side), the pulleys, damper, and the timing chain cover.  90 minutes and not a scratch to the engine.  I LOVE this Bill Hirsch engine paint, it's like iron!
 
I think the drive gear is in wrong.  I'll use your method Steve now that the cover is off.  I'd like to think this will work.  Please pray for this idiot!
 
Steve, please PM me your address so I can send you these news paper clippings from the Tulsa World on the unearthing of MS. Belvedere last year.  If you don't want them, I'm sure someone does.  My sister lives in Tulsa and cut them out for me.
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Robert F. Brogle on November 01, 2008, 03:33:02 PM
Wow, have I been up to my neck! I did finally get the convertible to run and it's mostly back together except for the exhaust and the hood being on straight.  It's loud as hell currently, but it runs OK. I put the top down a couple of weekends ago and putted around the block in it.



Now getting ready to mothball stuff for the Winter, SIGH.
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Stan Paralikis on November 01, 2008, 04:55:26 PM
There's always Florida...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: firedome on November 01, 2008, 05:09:43 PM
That's life in the great NorthEast... 9 months of winter and 3 months of da.m poor sledding.

Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Robert F. Brogle on February 19, 2009, 01:47:14 PM
I'm starting a countdown. I figure in a month or so I will be ready to take it to have the exhaust done. I shoveled more snow today and removed another ice dam from the front roof.  Almost time for a roof on the house. Ho Hum.
Title: PROJECT FURYVERT PART I
Post by: Robert F. Brogle on May 26, 2009, 03:46:39 PM
Finally an update! As of May 8th, it's on the road and legal.  I had a complete 2 1/2" dual exhaust system with an H pipe and Magnaflow mufflers installed for a screaming deal.  I've put about 600 miles on it since then. I'm still installing underhood accessories, etc. 

Best news is it runs great and uses no oil. Not bad for a 90K '69 440 that I only lightly freshened (valve stem seals, timing chain, added windage tray, new pan seal, oil pump, water pump.)

I took it to Musclepalooza at Lebanon Valley on Sunday, but that's another story for another post.