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Old 12-02-2009, 06:22 AM   #15
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I really would like to see that pic of the '65 Fury pulling the Airstream
A good story about the Hemi RR Jim. I will be at the location (Moms place) today. I will have a look and see if I can find the pic. I recall the Fury/ Airstream is parked in a row with SOB's. It was clipped from a newspaper article about the trailer club my Dad started back in the 60's. I still have contact with the family and I will check and see if they have other shots of the Fury/Airstream.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:42 AM   #16
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I had a new Plymouth Superbird 440 six pack way back when. Dealers couldn't sell them and one let it go for cheap. 150mph plus....Wow!

Perhaps that big wing would help you with that sway problem?
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:41 PM   #17
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Road Ruler,

Thank you. I'll keep watching on here. I'd really like to see that.

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Old 12-03-2009, 09:35 AM   #18
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My grandparents TV in the 1960's was what I still believe to have the best car to ever tow a trailer: a loaded 1968 Monaco with all the heavy-duty parts that were part of the police package. And a high compression 440-4V that averaged 10 mpg towing or solo.

What made for the best series of police cars ever built (until today) was the advantage of Chrysler engineering (see subtopic of same name: 1971 Dodge police cars: Dodge Coronet and Polara), and this advantage of bulletproof and best performing drive train couple to unitized construction and bigger brakes made one heckuva competent car.

I sold my daily driver 1971 Chrysler a few years ago. It is eye-opening to a neophyte to drive any 1960's competition against a Mopar, the comparison absolutely deflates the proponents of Oldsmobile, Mercury, you-name-it.

Those used muscle cars we 1970's teenagers abused and hopped up were no match for a DODGE Polara Police Pursuit. The "scariest" moments of the 55-mph years was topping a rise on a highway and seeing one of those T-Rex's idling in the median, with that 108" whip still buttoned down. You might outrun him a few miles, but he had the power, the better chassis, the better stability and the better range to haul you down bodily. Hemi Roadrunner, 6V 427 Corvette, didn't matter.

Radios were for cops who might ought to look for other work. The big Dodge made them redundant.
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I will be at the location (Moms place) today. I will have a look and see if I can find the pic. I recall the Fury/ Airstream is parked in a row with SOB's. It was clipped from a newspaper article about the trailer club my Dad started back in the 60's. I still have contact with the family and I will check and see if they have other shots of the Fury/Airstream.
LOL, well it was about 20 years since I last had a look at the pic and as you can see Jim my memory of the pic was incomplete. The Fury/Stream is at the end of the row with the Fury out of the picture. Sorry.
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Here's info on the tow package for 1968 (advertisement page), AND the FSM pages for building a uni-body hitch:

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That info was put online by the son of the driver/lessor of one of the Turbine Powered Chryslers, and an avid C-Body fan (full size Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth/Imperial) at turbinecar.com

I recall that diagonal stiffeners were added to this kind of work as detailed.
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