1966 Plymouth Fury Restoration / Engine Swap

Restoration

  1. Mike T.

    Mike T. New Member

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    Hi everyone! I am in the beginning stages of restoring/swapping the engine in a Fury I picked up. The Fury has been living in a barn for 20+ years and is in amazing shape considering. I will keep the original engine/transmission just in case I ever decide to undo the engine swap.

    I already bought a 440 and a 727 tranny to go in it. What do you think of the plan and budget? Trying to decide on what engine rebuild to go with. Anyone have experience?

    1966 Plymouth Fury 4 Door Sedan
    318 V-8
    Stock everything

    Exterior: $3,500.00
    Shave door handles
    Repair rear panels (dent outside both sides of tailgate)
    De-badge
    Remove Side Moldings
    Chrome color shift vehicle wrap instead of paint job

    Interior: $1,500.00
    New head liner
    Reupholstered Seats
    Replace carpet
    New stereo

    Engine/Drivetrain Etc.:
    440 Engine bored to 493 or 528 options:
    1)STROKER KIT -- 440 Source $2,249.00
    Crankshaft; Rods; Pistons
    2) SCAT 1-48051 bored to 493 $2,396.00
    Crankshaft; Rods; Pistons
    Purple Shaft Mechanical Camshaft & Lifters $374.00
    RPM Range 2400 to 6600
    Stealth Aluminum Cylinder Head (440 Source) $998.00
    2” Headers to straight pipes $1,250.00

    Rear End Upgrade from later model (junkyard find) and rebuild $350.00
    Front Disc Retrofit $1,000.00
    727 Torqueflight Transmission - Purchased with engine
    Torqueflight Torque Converter - $307.97
    Summit Racing Hughes Performance

    Fuel Delivery:
    Carburetor: Edelbrock Thunder Series 1813 $452.04
    Intake Manifold: Mopar Performance Dual Plane P5153525 $232.97
     
  2. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Well, not my taste but it's better than the slow death in a barn...
    Plenty of pics, especially of what you started with.
     
  3. saylor

    saylor Senior Member

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    hey man I think there is a lot of work getting from a 318 to a 440. id learn about that procedure before going and spending all your $.
    if you took that $ and put it into the 318, you may have a screamer 318.

    and like on the carb/intake swap - you also need a valley pan, maybe some carb linkage, choke linkage, etc., a tube of pookey, etc.

    keep reading posts here - we love to spend other peoples money so you will get lots of help.

    try not to die -

    - saylor
     
  4. commando1

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    Sounds "ambitious".
     
  5. The Horvaths

    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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    Going small block to big block is a major swap. You'll have to swap the k-frame along with many of the extremities to make it safe. Be prepared for a long and possibly annoying process if you do the swap. On a side note, the 318 poly can be built to be a great engine. Why not resell the 440 and save the hassle? -318 build- P.S. You won't get much "approval" on the design aspects that you seem to be going for. The members here have seen one too many a great car turned into a hack jobbed POS to enjoy such a prospect. Good luck with your build!
     
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    BigFury Well-Known Member

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    Yea.. quite a list of "to dos" Best of luck on the project and I will be looking for the thread with all the progression pics.
     
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    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    What K-frame?
     
  8. The Horvaths

    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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  9. commando1

    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    This is a K-frame...

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    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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    Oops. I'm still learnin'. C bodies dont have K-frames... lol. You still have to swap the whole subframe, right? Or is it just a matter of swapping motor mounts?
     
  11. 300rag

    300rag Grumpy Old Man With a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Stubframe. Don't get him started:poke:
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    [QUOTE="Mike T.,


    1966 Plymouth Fury 4 Door Sedan
    318 V-8
    Stock everything

    Exterior: $3,500.00

    Repair rear panels (dent outside both sides of tailgate)

    Interior: $1,500.00
    New head liner
    Reupholstered Seats
    Replace carpet

    Front Disc Retrofit $1,000.00
    [/QUOTE]

    Hi..... :welcome:, I thought I'd help you out and revised your list. You might look up the definition of "restore" too. Nothing like what your planning.
    With this format you will be enjoying your car much sooner.

    Good luck
     
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    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    you'll probably have another $500 in things like hoses, clamps,bolts, belts,wire and connectors etc. they ad up quick.
     
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    Check out Schumacher creative designs, they helped me out with engine mounts and other bits of information on completing the big block swap in a 67b Fury III. My engine guy put together my 440 with stealth heads and a QFT 650cfm carb. I have a comp cam, eagle connecting rods but I don't recall the piston brand. I'm at about 550hp and the it runs great with the 3200 rpm stall and the 3.23 gear out back. You'll see that people on this forum are split on the upgrade to an electronic ignition system so read carefully and make your decision based on your usage and needs.
     
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    Oh, I forgot to mention you will definitely need a taller valve cover to accommodate the stealth heads. (You can pick up a fabricated aluminum valve cover for a reasonable price) Check 440 source for a a high flow water pump and make sure you buy one that has the outlet on the same side as your radiator.
     
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    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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    I'm still curious. Do you have to swap the stubframe?
    Looking at my 383 and 318 car, they looked different.
     
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    they make engine mounts that allow you to bolt right in. They're pricey or you can make your own.
     
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