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1963 Plymouth Sport Fury

March 2015 Mopar of the Month

Paul writes: I have had my Sport Fury since 2005 and put good effort in restoring the Plymouth.

1963 Plymouth Sport Fury, driver side

Specs: 440 bored .040 over with KB Hypereutectic pistons, Isky cam, Stock C.I. 904 Heads with some light porting, Holley 780 CFM carb and Street Dominator intake, Schumacher Tri-Y headers, 727 TorqueFlite Transmission with stock valve body and torque converter, 741 SureGrip center section with 3:23 gears.

1963 Plymouth Sport Fury engine

I have had a lot of fun with this Sport Fury and have made some good Mopar friends, including Rich Kinsley, Roger Pettigrew (Dodger), and Steve Mick (Mo), and George Smith from the 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse.

1963 Plymouth Sport Fury versus 1964 Dodge
An example of having fun was racing Rich’s 1964 Dodge.

Sadly my Plymouth has spent more time in the garage than on the road in recent years. Much of that time due to one particular machinist who apparently does not care about his reputation. I also broke a shift fork in the tranny and then had a detonation issue that resulted in a broken piston. Ow! So those problems, plus long cold winter months with no heat in the garage, led to a lot of downtime. The Plymouth is now in the hands of a Mopar-friendly transmission guy and a Mopar loving machinist. So I feel confident I will get in more driving time in the years to come!

Over the years my wife has gritted her teeth over the expenses incurred with this Mopar but she loves riding in the Plymouth as the car always attracts a lot of attention on the street. She is always ready and willing to go for a ride in the Mopar.

I enjoy taking the Sport Fury to cruise nights rather than regular car shows because they are so much more informal. (The Plymouth did win a Second Place class trophy at the annual spring High Impact Performance Mopar Club mega Meet in Omaha a few years though, which is the only one I attend.)

I always enjoy eavesdropping on guys as they point out the push button shift to their friends at cruise ins and answering questions about the car.

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Thanks Paul!

Yes the ups and downs of owning a 1962 to 1965 Mopar are legend. But, as you note, the pleasure of driving one far exceeds the pain. Look forward to many years of cruising fun.  smile!

Gary H.

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