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    Half the battle is having a plan of attack!!
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    My Christine has several bumps in her paintwork thanks to the crook that painted her Rob.
    But as several people have told me, no one seems to notice when they're having their picture taken with "Christine".

    In my experience it's only the arseholes that pick out the flaws or pick faults and they only do so out of jealousy.

    I heard one guy whisper to his mate at a show "that's not a Fury", I said "Of course she's bloody not, neither were the cars in the movie".

    Next minute he asked me if she was for sale.

    I said sure, if you've got about 40 000 (about $56000).

    When he protested, I said "we'll you did bloody ask".


    I also wouldn't want a concourse car, I'd be terrified of driving her.

    I pulled over for a Fire engine the other day and scuffed my whitewalls, I scratched a bumper wing recently too.
    I wasn't happy but I'd have been even more unhappy if were she were immaculate.


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    I agree, Lee... life's too short to be stressing out over the small stuff.

    Rob
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    So, here's the '69 440 that I'll be installing into the '57; it was rebuilt about 20 years ago, but probably has less than 250 hours of use...I removed it from my '68 Dodge Dart after a large, crushing tree limb fell on the roof and rear quarter during one of our Florida storms (those pallets underneath were only there in case of a lift failure...it's been secured much lower now).

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    I also have the matching 727 automatic transmission that goes with it; I'll need to purchase one of those pushbutton cable shifter conversion kits (once they come back in stock at Imperial Services).

    I'm also going to change the oil pan to a low-profile, center sump and pickup to avoid the centerlink interference issues, and use stock 440 engine mounts.

    Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostsoldier View Post
    So, here's the '69 440 that I'll be installing into the '57; it was rebuilt about 20 years ago, but probably has less than 250 hours of use...I removed it from my '68 Dodge Dart after a large, crushing tree limb fell on the roof and rear quarter during one of our Florida storms (those pallets underneath were only there in case of a lift failure...it's been secured much lower now).

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    I also have the matching 727 automatic transmission that goes with it; I'll need to purchase one of those pushbutton cable shifter conversion kits (once they come back in stock at Imperial Services).

    I'm also going to change the oil pan to a low-profile, center sump and pickup to avoid the centerlink interference issues, and use stock 440 engine mounts.

    Rob
    Nice to see Rob. I read you have things planned to make your car to make it cool and functional. I also like that your plan on using Imperial Services for the trans linage conversion.
    Go outside and enjoy life.

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    Spent some time at a local salvage yard a couple of weekends ago, and picked up the disc brake spindles off of a 1977 Plymouth Volare; I'm going to use the FuryJim Rawa drum-to-disc brake conversion method to give my car some modern stopping power.

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    Rob
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    Good choice on the disc brakes. You'll appreciate the added stopping power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big m View Post
    Good choice on the disc brakes. You'll appreciate the added stopping power.
    Plus, it'll all be Ma Mopar parts on the front end...now, I need to source a C-body 8.75" rear axle to handle that 440, and I'll be all set.

    Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostsoldier View Post
    Spent some time at a local salvage yard a couple of weekends ago, and picked up the disc brake spindles off of a 1977 Plymouth Volare; I'm going to use the FuryJim Rawa drum-to-disc brake conversion method to give my car some modern stopping power.

    Rob
    Where can i find more details about this brake conversion...?

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    Are you on Facebook? If so, James Rawa has a folder showing what parts and steps to do the conversion.
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    If not, I can ask Jim if he minds me posting images of the conversion here.

    Rob
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    I'm sure he'd be good with it.
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    Thanks, jupp, I'm on Facebook but could not find it. maybe we need to be friends on Facebook to see it.
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    Probably, but like John said, Jim won't mind... he's shared his album with lots of people, in addition to answering questions about a million times (his joking estimate, lol).

    I'll throw the photos up here a little later on, with Jim's explanations of how he does it; I'm currently picking his brain on the type of master cylinder he recommends for this conversion.

    Rob
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