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Old 05-07-09, 06:08 PM
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Fury III

Today is a good day
I drove my car to get gas, not just any car a 1969 Plymouth Fury III
64,000 (yes) original miles one owner(my grandparents bought it new), it had sat in the garage for 12
years and last week i got it running and today I bled the brakes(with help) and took it for a short drive
couldn't go to far because it was last licensed in 1997 a very good day



on the plus side the trunk is big enough to put my bike in it without removing either wheel, maybe even 2 bikes
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Old 05-07-09, 06:14 PM
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I owned one for about 3 years. Only issue I had with it was they do not make gasoline for them anymore and haven't since the early 70's. The valves and heads on the original 383 turned into rice chex at about 110k miles on mine.

If your gonna keep it and drive it a bunch, do yourself a favor and find some post 1975 heads for it or pony up for the expense of fuel additive which it will drink bunches of.

out of all the cars I have had I miss that one and the 69 cuda fastback I had
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Awesome. I would love to have my granddad's old car.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Old 05-07-09, 06:22 PM
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it floats down the road its nice
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Old 05-07-09, 08:46 PM
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The first question on my mind was what the hell does it run on?

Jsharr - about five yrs ago i was daydreaming about our old 1968 Ford and for the hell of it I did a search on Google - first hit led to an identical one on ebay - was close to the end of the auction and only wound up selling for about $1000 in minty condition with low miles. Same color, same small six cylinder (It was a full size but the low trim Custom, so I guess the drivetrain they used for cabs and other low speed service).

I came very very close to bidding...it would have been ridiculous though - first off it was down south somewhere, so transport would have been a chore. Then the leaded gas issue, and then we have no parking here, plus how often would I really use it?


That said, it was tough seeing it go to someone else. I remember the way that car smelled, falling asleep in the back seat on the way home from Yankees games, etc etc. Someday if we have a house and garage again I'd get one for sure. Hell, I'd love to just rent one for a day.
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next time you are in Washington state stop by and ill take you for a ride this one has the smaller v8
318 i think this is about the same not real high value but high sentimental value
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The first question on my mind was what the hell does it run on?
depends on which engine it came with

it was available with a 318, 383, 440, and 225 slant 6

mine had a 383 and a 727 torqflite, 2bbl and single 3" exhaust

Set at factory timing specs of 8 degrees BTDC it took about 103 octane for it to run right without pinging, but the bigger problem is the unleaded gas. You could back the timing back to about 4 degrees and it would be ok on 94 octane, it would just miss a bit here and there if you let the rpm get past about 3400. I think the owners manual called for 105 octane leaded if I remember right. Not the fastest thing in the world but when running right mine would do 15.5-16 second quarter miles at national trails raceway on street tires and cross the line at about 90-95mph. Top end about 125ish depending on how warm it was outside. Not bad for a big huge car, but thirsty car, when driven sanely it got about 10-12mpg, bury your foot in the carburetor and I saw as low as 5-6 mpg.
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I'm pretty sure I owned a similar if not the exact same car.

I'm also pretty sure I gave it away for free, no regrets.
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depends on which engine it came with

it was available with a 318, 383, 440, and 225 slant 6

mine had a 383 and a 727 torqflite, 2bbl and single 3" exhaust

Set at factory timing specs of 8 degrees BTDC it took about 103 octane for it to run right without pinging, but the bigger problem is the unleaded gas. You could back the timing back to about 4 degrees and it would be ok on 94 octane, it would just miss a bit here and there if you let the rpm get past about 3400. I think the owners manual called for 105 octane leaded if I remember right. Not the fastest thing in the world but when running right mine would do 15.5-16 second quarter miles at national trails raceway on street tires and cross the line at about 90-95mph. Top end about 125ish depending on how warm it was outside. Not bad for a big huge car, but thirsty car, when driven sanely it got about 10-12mpg, bury your foot in the carburetor and I saw as low as 5-6 mpg.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Old Fury's are the bomb !! Nice......


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the more I look at that pic in the OP I think its a 1967 or 1968 actually, the headlights are vertical, I had a 1969 fury III and they were side by side
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I had a 74 2dr hardtop - I loved that car
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Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
The first question on my mind was what the hell does it run on?
Gasoline with tetra-ethyl lead additive. (That is, "leaded gas.")

It ought to run OK on regular premium with some avgas mixed in, especially if you re-tard the ignition timing a bit.

That said, swapping heads on old cars like this is simple enough that it might be worth it to just do that.

Edit: What the heck, why is "re_tard" censored? That's an actual word.
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it gets 11 mpg highway... when I don't push it
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Sounds like a fun car to enjoy relaxing drives on sunny days.
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Awesome. I would love to have my granddad's old car.
No doubt.
My grandpops had a 44 or 45 Cadillac.
My other one had a Model A truck.
Either one would make me deliriously happy.
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My grandmother went out car shopping one day and came home with a Packard. Dad said she liked to trade cars and did stuff like this on more than one occasion. If I could have any car that I can recall, it would be the 1955 Chevy 210 post that dad drove to college. Second in line would be the 1964 or so Falcon.
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Originally Posted by pedex View Post
the more I look at that pic in the OP I think its a 1967 or 1968 actually, the headlights are vertical, I had a 1969 fury III and they were side by side
yes you are right it is a 68 furry with a 318 v8
its getting hard not to drive it(not relicensed yet)
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