This 512Cubic Inch Plymouth Fury wagon is for the custom car fans and anyone else who is interested in building a stroked engine.
Tony and Lucky got this rather tired looking but tidy 1965 Plymouth Fury Wagon complete with bullet holes and everything else except the engine.
They had a tired 1973 Mopar 400 motor with Hi-Flow heads and decided they would bore this motor and fit a new stroked crankshaft complete with con rods and pistons, and end up with a rather hot wagon.
The stroker kit and rebore increased the engine size to 512 cubic inch, compression ratio with the Hi-Flow heads would be 10.5 :1, [9.5:1 with standard heads] and estimated would put out a minimum of 460 HP.
If you are wondering what stroking a crankshaft does, the crankshaft throws are longer so the piston will travel further up the bore, and down, increasing the capacity of the engine, the amount of air/fuel mixture it sucks in, and the compression ratio. Pistons and connecting rods must be matched to the new length of the stroke.
Watch them re-assemble the engine as this is where it gets interesting as they cover several do’s and dont’s where experience and attention to detail counts.
When assembling the engine they fit a new camshaft, lifters, valve springs and carburetor. Anyone looking at doing a similar job will be interested in what they use even if it is possible these will be sponsored parts.
Now watch them fire it up and really smoke the tires.
The Plymouth Fury was made from 1956 to 1978, and was a sub series of the Belvedere. During this time it went from being a full size car, to mid-size and back to full size again.
Body styles were 4 door wagon, sedan and hardtop, with 2 door hardtop and convertible.
The Gran Fury was produced from 1980 to 89.
Here is a quick way to reliably increase power without spending big dollars.
Special thanks to Hot Rod Garage for this video and sharing the details of stroking an engine.
Also wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth_Fury for data. Photos are screen shots from the video.