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Post# 923801   2/25/2017 at 20:32 (454 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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how this guy didn't blow the bendix drive out is beyond me.  I guess it is a testament to Chrysler starters!


And another: 




This one is gorgeous 


Post# 923803 , Reply# 1   2/25/2017 at 20:37 (454 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 15-18, 2018!)        

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Great sounds..I need to get that 75 Imperial on Craigslist!

Post# 923804 , Reply# 2   2/25/2017 at 20:43 (454 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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In my old age, I'm not sure what turns my crank more......the sound of a Speed Queen TL going into spin or the mating call of a gear reduction chrysler starter turning over some Detroit iron under the hood.

Post# 923814 , Reply# 3   2/25/2017 at 21:53 (454 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Stupid jerk kept flooding it by pounding the gas. 3 pumps max and a Mopar will usually start. Screwdriver to jam down the lean burn 70's carb is all you need and away you go.

Post# 923832 , Reply# 4   2/26/2017 at 04:09 (453 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

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I agree with you totally on that gas pumping. No wonder he had problems getting those cars started. He kept flooding the carb's on them.

Post# 923838 , Reply# 5   2/26/2017 at 05:52 (453 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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And a good set of wires and clean plugs.  And keep the choke (remember those) adjusted properly.  A problem that was often overlooked was the choke pull off. When cranking, you want the equivalent of 1/8 drill bit space on the choke plate as the motor cranks.  If the choke pull off does not "pull back" the choke plate, you will flood the motor in no time.


If you kept a Holley 2245 clean and adjusted, it will run like a champ.  Oh and the manifold crossover passage has to be clean. When above a certain temp, the electric choke assist does not kick in and the choke opens based on manifold temp.

Post# 923852 , Reply# 6   2/26/2017 at 06:35 (453 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I had a

68 Sport Fury...383 and it would FLY!!!!

Post# 923854 , Reply# 7   2/26/2017 at 06:39 (453 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Anda 68 Fury 4 door

And a 67 Fury 4 door hardtop and a 62 Fury and a 53 Plymouth Cranbrook and a 53 Imperial and a 72Dodge Polara and a 73 Dodge truck and a 73 NewYorker.........

Post# 923877 , Reply# 8   2/26/2017 at 08:53 (453 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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+1 norgeway

Post# 923883 , Reply# 9   2/26/2017 at 09:16 (453 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Classic sound

for sure. Some used to complain that before Chrysler had electronic ignition they were hard starting in damp weather.
I don't remember, as my dad was not a Chrysler guy.
His '75 Buick 350 had the strangest starter sound though. Normal cranking sound, with a distinct zzzhhhhoooo upon firing off. Starter over running clutch maybe?

Post# 923885 , Reply# 10   2/26/2017 at 09:23 (453 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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I think vacerator that certain GM starters had to be shimmed.  The drive end housing was made from pot metal and sometimes the machine work was not consistent. Thus you had to shim them to keep the clearance between the drive gear and the flywheel in proper order.

Post# 923888 , Reply# 11   2/26/2017 at 09:29 (453 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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That '68 Plymouth Fury Sport has WI collectors plates on it.  Wish I knew where that beauty was/is located here in WI.


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