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UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / headliner switch
« on: January 13, 2010, 05:53:28 AM »
Can a cardboard headliner be ditched and replaced with a cloth headliner fairly easily or is it a big job? The reason I ask...all the 58 Plymouths (hardtops) came with the cardboard headliners which all eventually fall down, warp etc and they're deadly expensive to get new...I guess  Mopar Mel has the monopoly on them and they're big bucks! I'm wondering if going to cloth ...with the side to side bows can be done more I always liked the mmuch more anyways...Thanks...I bet Stitcher Bob has done a few of these??
NY Bob

General BS and Laughs / From Canada to US
« on: October 19, 2009, 06:46:18 PM »
Has anyone ever had a car shipped from Canada to the US? In my case it could be from Ontario Canada to NY state. Just wondering what's involved and if there's a lot of BS/$$ involved.
Thanks, Bob 

General Tech / Will 235-75-15's fit ok on our C's?
« on: July 31, 2009, 04:33:37 AM »
Hey guys, On my 70 Fury I have 225-75-15's which look good. On my 69 Fury I have 225-70-15's which look small. I don't like the "70's" and I'm going to remove them...My question: Has anyone ever had 235-75-15's on their C-body? Are there any interference/rubbing problems. Any feedback is appreciated and photos would be optimum in this case if anyone has any. Thanks..

General BS and Laughs / Look who I bumped into!
« on: July 13, 2009, 06:59:16 AM »
It sure was a hoot to finally meet you guys! I really enjoyed talking with you both too!

Carlisle was awesome...first time there...really enjoyed it...Mobby...Big Mike, Meeting you both was the icing on the cake!

General Mopar Discussions / MoparMadness anyone?
« on: June 23, 2009, 04:09:45 AM »
I realize the audience is severely limited here...but what the hay...I know Leaburn has been there before!...Maybe Firedome could make the trip?? (I sure would love to meet you Roger)...Heck...I know that guy Polaraco isn't afraid to drive (I know I know...Probably 3 hrs...Yeah, I'm pushing it a bit here)...Anyways....This Sunday June 28, is the MoparMadness show in Liverpool, NY. (near Syracuse) It's always a grrreat time! Just thought I'd remind the Nyers and our good buddies up north of the border too. I'm planning on being permitting of course...and as long as Big Red gets me there

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Pertronix ignitors 1381A
« on: June 01, 2009, 06:50:51 AM »
Hey guys, I'm thinking about getting rid of my old stock points in my 1969 Fury (318) and upgrading to this particular electronic ignition. Pertronix Ignitors 1381A. Has anyone used this particular brand/model for their 62-72 318 V8? Did the conversion go smoothly? Does it perform well as it's advertised? Is this price as good as it gets? 
Thanks, Bob

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / 69 Fury factory AM radio
« on: May 28, 2009, 11:08:53 AM »
Well apparently my 69 Fury's factory AM radio gave up the ghost...Odd though...It's all I hear is static when I turn it stations come in...just static. It acts as though I've forgotten to screw the antenna in....but the antenna is in. Anybody know anything about them? Anybody got a good spare sitting around? Thanks, Bob 

Tech- - Engine / 318 pinging
« on: May 17, 2009, 04:16:40 PM »
My 69 Fury has been pinging on regular 87 gas. I've run the expensive 93 in it and that seems to get rid of it...but I'd rather adjust the timing to get rid if it...Now...I know it's set to spec. at top dead center (0 - TDC) My question is: (I never can remember this)...To get rid of the pinging do I have to retard it or advance it? There was a simple way to remember this but I forgot that too   

General Mopar Discussions / What do you think?
« on: May 01, 2009, 04:41:47 AM »
What do you guys think of Chrysler filing for bankruptcy and a merge with Fiat? Will they make it? Will they stay as a separate Corporation or get swallowed up? What does this mean to the third largest car maker/employer in America?

Tech- - FUEL / Starting a warm 318...
« on: April 28, 2009, 05:28:56 AM »
As some of you know...I have a 69 Fury and a 70 Fury too...both with 318's...My 70 Fury does something very different from my 69...When warmed up and then shut off for more than 5 minutes...I starts hard...almost like it has flooded while sitting there...This lasts for hours afterwards...Less than 5 minutes of rest...she starts right up fine...I thought it was the carburator float I checked the float level and it was set too high...but after readjusting it to spec...problem still exists...Anybody have any thoughts on this?...any first hand experience? Thanks, Bob

Tech- - Engine / Spacer under 2 barrel carb?
« on: April 22, 2009, 02:34:26 AM »
Hi Guys....Under my 1969 318 2 barrel carb....should there be a rubber spacer about a 1/4" thick? My 70 has one...but my 69 doesn't. And I can't remember now....should that spacer have a gasket on both sides of it?...or is the spacer a gasket in itself?

Tech- -BODY / window crank linkage clip
« on: April 10, 2009, 05:55:44 PM »
My 70 Fury 2 door hard top...went to roll down the driver window today....heard POP!.. then the window slowly rolled down on its own...crank handle freewheeled... Pulled the inner door panel tonight...It's just the clip that holds the crank linkage onto the window mount....A little clip on there the size of a quarter is broken...One of the tabs that hold it onto the linkage pin is gone...Anybody have one?..or know where I can get the right one?
furyfever2009-04-10 22:57:00

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / re-arch leafs or go new?
« on: April 09, 2009, 05:31:35 AM »
After getting the rear end rebuilt in my 70 Fury....The mechanic pointed out something that needs attention. When I bought the barge almost three years ago I put a band-aid on her...the rear air shocks. Her butt was dragging (and still is if I let the air out of the air-shocks)...Well...He pointed out that the lower shock bushings are now compressed on the lower side down to almost nothing...There's obviously a lot of force on those lower shock studs to push the rear end up! It's nearly metal to metal (shock to studs) under there on both I figure I should do something with the rear leafs...What should I do? Buy new?..... or go to my local auto spring shop and get them re-arched+add 1 quote = $300.00 to do the re-arch...pros/cons anyone??

Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / 70 Fury rear end noise
« on: April 04, 2009, 06:36:25 AM »
Hey guys, I brought my 70 Fury into my local mechanic this past Tuesday. Well...It's Saturday now...and he still has it. I've been hearing a rear end noise for quite some time now...sort of an "oscillating growl" at low speeds.., so I figured it was time to get it fixed. He says it's the pinion bearing and it may take a while to get the part(s)/replace them...While he's in there he'll replace all other items (axle bearings/seals) that should be replaced too. Does anyone have any tips/advice I should know about while he's doing this? Any prior experience as to how much this should cost me? He says the pinion bearing is deep inside the rear end and it will  not be an inexpensive job... Is this true? Never been in there to know myself...
furyfever2009-04-07 08:44:21

Tech- - Engine / 318 w/ antifreeze in the oil
« on: March 12, 2009, 04:51:39 PM »
I took my 69 Fury out tonight and about 5 miles down the road I looked down at the temp. gauge and it was all the way up to H! I immediately pulled the car over and shut her down. After letting her cool down about 15 minutes, I slowly unscrewed the radiator hissing, no steam no nothing...I couldn't understand where the antifreeze went?...I've seen nothing on the garage I checked the oil....there's where it went. The oil was quite a ways up on the dipstick and milky looking. Obviosly the antifreeze is getting into the crankcase. After I drain the oil, should I check the torque on the head bolts and intake manifold bolts or is that a lost cause by now? How do I know where the internal leak is? Some history on the car/motor. It's a 318 with 85,000 miles...The motor was removed, valve covers, heads, intake, oil pan, water pump, timing cover were all removed, cleaned, repainted and reassembled with new seals /gaskets in 2005. She's run very well ever since though.....I've heard antifreeze in the crankcase rusts/ruins bearings....Should the motor be rebuilt now? Any ideas, please reply. Thanks, Bob 

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