Sunday, June 17, 2018

Prognosis: Fatal


The wagon's been at the shop for 2 years now and Saturday I decided tear into the motor and have a look at the ol' slant six to see if I could find out why the car had been abandoned in the late 70s.

It wasn't pretty.

When the car arrived, the motor was locked up. Since the odometer reading is over 100k I was expecting the worst.

That does not look healthy. And oh yeah, the distributor won't budge.

#1 intake pushrod isn't looking good at all.

#4 exhaust pushrod is gone and probably down in the motor.

And that's why I picked up the rusty but unmolested '63 Fury with the 318 polyhead and 55k showing on the clock.


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