66 Sport Fury-From The Beginning

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  1. Clay Harrison

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    So we just dropped everything off at the machine shop yesterday and the question of master rebuild kits came up. Anyone here have any experience with this. I'm gonna need oversized pistons, cam, and all the usual stuff-rings, lifters, freeze plugs, bearings, etc.

    There's only about 5.6 million choices out there and I don't have a clue.

    Also I'm wondering if any of you folks have considered or actually installed an oversized oil pan. Just seems like the stock pan/5 qts isn't much or am I over thinking this? If needed, I'd like to do it now vs later. Any opinions?
     
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    Got the parts car moved to my brothers shop this weekend! Things are getting serious...

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    What kind of rebuild are you going for? Performance or stock? Depending what you want will depend on the kit you get.
     
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    Pretty much stock.
     
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    Watching this thread just today.

    Best of luck with your dreams on the restoration!:thumbsup:
     
  7. Clay Harrison

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    I guess since my wife and I are suffering from the flu bug I'll take a little time to catch up on our progress here.
    I went with the recommendation of the machine shop (BTW they don't do assembly, just general machine work) and purchased the Sealed Power rebuild kit. This set me back around 8 bills and was the full kit minus the cam.
    We picked up all the parts and spent all day on Sunday putting things back together. By the end of the day we'd managed to install the crank, pistons, cam, timing chain, lifters and torqued on the heads.
    This is what we got;
    Magnafluxed/tanked/grind block & heads
    30 over pistons
    Crank grind to 10 under
    Valve Job to include all new exhaust valves,guides, etc
    New Comp Cams 477/480 cam
    New pushrods (I orderd these and they just arrived)
    New lifters
    New oil pump
    Here's a couple pics...

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  8. Clay Harrison

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    The MT valve covers, stock intake, water pump housing and misc smalls are in Leanna's hands at Phoenix Specialty Coatings so we have a little time before we can complete the motor. I just got the stuff to her so I have to wait my turn:poke:
    Here's a shot of the cam card.

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  9. Clay Harrison

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    Even though the flu is kickin my butt, the weather is in the 50's here so I spent a little time cleaning and painting the oil pan and some small stuff I forgot to send to Leanna.
    I also spent a little time this weekend repacking the WRONG distributor I ordered from Summit and they were kind enough to pay shipping on all the swapping for the RIGHT distributor. We decided to try the Proform Licensed Mopar Electronic Distributor.
    I'm also getting almost daily deliveries from Rockauto and 440Source.

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  10. 65sporty

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    Looking good:thumbsup:
     
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  11. Clay Harrison

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    We finally got the 78 440 that came in the car to idle on it's own and I thought I'd share it here. This motor's coming out as soon as we finish the rebuild on the 66 motor.

     
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    OK we got a little more done with the motor today. Got the permanent bolts in the timing gear setup, installed the new pushrods and after cleaning and oiling the rocker assemblies we got them installed.
    I forgot to take the danged oil pickup with me so we couldn't get the oil pan on but we did install the new oil pump.
    It's still gonna be a few weeks before we get the powder coated parts back so next weekend we'll bolt on the oil pan and the old valve covers and put a couple coats of paint on the motor.

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  13. Clay Harrison

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    We spent most of the day installing a dishwasher for the Combat Commander. But afterwards, I snuck out to the shop to work on the donor console top from the New Yorker.
    Here's a shot of the New Yorker (red seats) and the Fury (black seats) for comparison. Both consoles are the same with a different paint/finish scheme on the lids. The very top is a two piece so I tried to have the removable lid powder coated but the process lays down a thick coat, killing all of the detail and leaving the lid very boring. So I found some Mahogany Vinyl from these folks and decided to give it a shot.
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    I ordered a 12" by 36" roll, a spray bottle of Rapid Prep, and a spray bottle of Rapid Tak.

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    Wish my fury interior looked like that!
     
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    Pic #1 cut the material, clean the metal with Rapid Prep and dry. Heat the surface of the metal.
    Pic #2 apply the vinyl, heat and squeegee out the air to the edges.
    Pic #3 trim the edges with a razor. Reheat and squeegee any loose edges.
    Pic #4 Repeat on the second section with the shifter and vacuum gauge cutouts. This one was a tad more difficult due to changes in plane but it worked out in the end.
    Pics # 5&6 finished product. I think this turned out great!
    Now I have to send the other pieces out to be re-chromed and when they come back I can tape them off and apply the black paint and put it all back together.

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    haha you and me both bud!
    Heck I wish mine looked as good as the red one right now!!!!
     
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    Oh brother I hear you. I still got a dead mouse in mine. Hes my buddy.
     
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  18. Clay Harrison

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    Well we got birds chirpin and bugs flyin so the Combat Commander issued orders to clean out the green house and start getting the garden ready so most of my day was spent helping her.
    Once she tuckered out, I started gathering everything I need to take to my brother's place tomorrow to begin taping off and painting the engine.
    Since it's such a nice day I decided to working on restoring the Commando V8 badges. This turned out pretty good considering it's me who's doing the stuff!
    No prep needed since the paint was pretty much worn off of these things.
    Tape them off and spray. Before the paint dries, wipe across the tops of the letters with a clean paper towel wrapped around a flat piece of wood. PRESTO!

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    Those turned out great, what was the name of the color you used?
     
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    Same red I used on the hood ornament (still needs some touchup), Rustoleum Apple Red.

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