Elwood - 1968 Fury II 4 door sedan

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  1. 3175375

    3175375 Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I figured that I should start a thread on my re-assemblage of Elwood.

    I picked up him in December 2018 in Cherokee, Iowa. Drove him onto the trailer and got him home.

    Basic 318 2BBL, torq-flite (I will verify - the fender tag states so - thanks @detmatt for decoding, those decoder sites had be having a resentment due to the character fonts and spaces for the fields).
    The car is in fair shape and it might indeed have 71k on the clock.
    I have rebuilt the carb, replaced the fuel pump and am in the middle of replacing the wheel cylinders, master cylinder and have replaced the right rear hard brake line.
    I have commitments that keep me away from my shop and will work on him when I can.
    While I can’t be wrenching on him a lot, I am doing some research and accumulating some components I will install when time permits.
    I will post some pictures tomorrow.

    I am grateful for this forum and salute all of you who have shared so much knowledge!
     
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    RGORHAM29 Member

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    Who doesn’t like a story or rebuild with a car named Elmwood?! Best of luck to you and your car! I may need to binge watch some blues brother this weekend. :lol:
     
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    3175375 Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Well, I have finally come up for air long enough to get some information on Elwood and post a couple of pictures.
    Over the last 8 months, I have been away from Elwood. I got to spend a few hours wrenching on him this past weekend.
    I installed the washer bottle I had bought on flea-bay. I also had to procure a pump. I picked one up @ Auto-zone. I verified that 12 vdc was present at the brown wire emerging from the harness to the driver’s side headlights. After removing the original washer bottle, I removed a large pile of leaves, small branches and several corn cobs that were jammed in between the washer bottle, headlights and battery.

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    I spliced a 6” lead on the 1” of wire that was left coming out of the bundle and added an insulated 1/4” spade female socket to the extension. I also added a female spade connector to the ground wire that was attached to one of the mounting holes on the original washer bottle and transferred it to the new bottle.
    I mounted the washer bottle and filled it with H2O, did a test and it worked. I will have to replace the broken hose from the driver’s side to passenger side squirted, as the original hose was broken.

    I then removed and installed the voltage regulator that I procured from @FURYGT . I transferred the u shaped retaining bracket from the original voltage regulator to the new one. I ran Elwood for about 20 minutes and he ran well.
    I also placed the new mini-starter I purchased from flea-bay and the adapter I bought in the trunk, for a future time. Below are a couple of pictures.

    (I also fired up Shamu - purrs wonderfully)
    I believe that I have a 904 transmission in Elwood, based on the picture attached, which is in conflict with the fender tag decode that @detmatt did for me. (I tried and tried to use several decoders, and all they did was frustrate me. The damn spaces that I had to put in the decoder website is a bunch of CRAP!). I believe that the picture is all I need for validation.
    If I am wrong, I will learn that the next time I work on Elwood (in about a month), when I look at the pan and search for a stamp Or casting characters on it.

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  4. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    It’s probably a 904 unless it was a fleet type vehicle.
     
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    3175375 Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I think that this proves that it’s a 904:
    ( fill tube is in the upper right part of the picture)
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