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Leaburn Patey

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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2008, 04:42:15 AM »

What motor is in the Fury?? Nobody mentioned.
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« Reply #16 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
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Leaburn Patey

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« Reply #17 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
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Steve

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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2008, 06:03:19 AM »

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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
 
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!
 
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Robert Rottman

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« Reply #19 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
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« Reply #20 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. 
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« Reply #21 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.
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2008, 10:15:29 AM »

On my '66 Fury, I had manual drums hauling down that 440.  Worked just fine....

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« Reply #23 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  would this be everything I need Steve or is it missing something?
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Arlen Vander Hoff

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« Reply #24 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????
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« Reply #25 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. 

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Arlen Vander Hoff

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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2008, 11:45:08 AM »

Right on all counts Lea!!!
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« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2008, 12:00:45 PM »

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Right on all counts Lea!!!
 

 
COUNTS!  TWO!  TWO COUNTS!  AHHHH AHHHH AHHHH AHHHHHHH...
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« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2008, 12:04:03 PM »

Had to do that, sorry Ar

I drove only one (ONE!  AHHHH AHHHH AHHHH AHHHHHH...) C with manual binders and it didn't feel too (TWO! ) different.  Longer stopping distance for sure but not too bad.
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« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2008, 12:04:45 PM »

Oh Matty, you nut!!!!!
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