1. 63SPF

    63SPF MOPAR 4 LIFE ! MOPAR OR BUST ! PLYMOUTH'S RULE ! FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,175
    Likes Received:
    1167
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2014
    Location:
    Kona , Hawaii
    Local Time:
    11:57 PM
    Ya, i agree ! Even mine, so much still to do.
    Waiting 4ever for Mach. Shop to finish my 426. Almost 2 years. Crazy slow here in Hawaii.
    1 day soon i hope, I think i will need to repaint it by then Ha ha. Oh well

    1536196017418_1_20151209_112449-1.jpg 2_20180406_104516.jpg 5_20180406_104421.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • HEMI-ITIS

      HEMI-ITIS STREETER on LI FBBO Gold Member

      Messages:
      10,690
      Likes Received:
      12026
      Joined:
      Dec 14, 2008
      Location:
      Long Island,New York
      Local Time:
      4:57 AM
      And a 3 pedal to :lowdown:boot
       
      • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
      • HEMI-ITIS

        HEMI-ITIS STREETER on LI FBBO Gold Member

        Messages:
        10,690
        Likes Received:
        12026
        Joined:
        Dec 14, 2008
        Location:
        Long Island,New York
        Local Time:
        4:57 AM
        I might like to have a clutch-flite some day...........
         
      • POMONAMISSEL

        POMONAMISSEL Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        1,086
        Likes Received:
        1412
        Joined:
        Apr 29, 2017
        Location:
        san jose ca 95126
        Local Time:
        1:57 AM
        well this ones getting it do . been collecting up the bent pieces and that running gear for my 63 fury to become a rb maxwedge n 4spd car , just set some vintage 15x6 american torq thrust up front , and i'm building a pair of 15x8 steelies for the rear . until the spring relocating and frame collectors go in . then the dana should be ready with the ss springs and the 15x8.5 vintage american torq thrust for the rear . i'll barrow the headers n flow master exhaust from my other 63 sf . its getting a much bigger inch motor and will need the breather better .

        Fury.png DCP01160.JPG
         
        Last edited: Nov 14, 2018
        • Like Like x 4
        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
        • POMONAMISSEL

          POMONAMISSEL Well-Known Member

          Messages:
          1,086
          Likes Received:
          1412
          Joined:
          Apr 29, 2017
          Location:
          san jose ca 95126
          Local Time:
          1:57 AM
          just purchased two 63 max wedge hood scoops from 63spf . their going to be great mounted on my cars .

          DSC00905.JPG DSC00906.JPG DSC00908.JPG DSC00909.JPG DSC00910.JPG DSC00911.JPG
           
          • Like Like x 4
          • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
          • Agree Agree x 1
          • HEMI-ITIS

            HEMI-ITIS STREETER on LI FBBO Gold Member

            Messages:
            10,690
            Likes Received:
            12026
            Joined:
            Dec 14, 2008
            Location:
            Long Island,New York
            Local Time:
            4:57 AM
            Looking forward to see the resurrection!:thumbsup:
             
            • Agree Agree x 1
            • Ron H

              Ron H FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

              Messages:
              2,027
              Likes Received:
              1721
              Joined:
              Feb 29, 2016
              Location:
              WI
              Local Time:
              3:57 AM
              Had done a lot of research on the demise of the buttons and at one time appeared Ralph Nader had a hand in this; but further sifting dispelled this as well as any laws that arrived as well. That's not to say the gov had no play here. There was some laws produced about how shifting arrangement had to be and it included a park setting conjoined in the pattern. This forced changes with the location of the R setting, no longer allowed at the end of the pattern like GM had. Although this still didn't hit the button's demise head on as the location of the R had to be between the N setting and forward gears as the buttons had. There were threats for sales though from the gov buying Mopars for their fleets and rental agencies. Add a new top exec came to Chrysler who wanted them gone as they were the only ones hanging on to the buttons and the other's GM/Ford) didn't have them. The guy saw this as a threat being too 'different' influencing sales potential. The reverse of the nifty feature they had when they were introduced. The appeal of 'different' became a ball & chain. Add there was a stark love & hate for buttons among the buying public. On a personal note, my parents bought a '57 Merc and came to despise the buttons because Ford's setup was shit compared to Chrysler's. After this they wouldn't come within miles of a button shift despite Chrysler's reliable and durable torqueflite..
               
              • Like Like x 2
              • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
              • POMONAMISSEL

                POMONAMISSEL Well-Known Member

                Messages:
                1,086
                Likes Received:
                1412
                Joined:
                Apr 29, 2017
                Location:
                san jose ca 95126
                Local Time:
                1:57 AM
                but i thought there is a touch screen shifter in some ford right .
                 
                • Like Like x 1
                • Ron H

                  Ron H FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                  Messages:
                  2,027
                  Likes Received:
                  1721
                  Joined:
                  Feb 29, 2016
                  Location:
                  WI
                  Local Time:
                  3:57 AM
                  In '57 Ford tried to jump on the Chrysler push button bandwagon that came out in '56. They had them in the Mercury and the Edsel, and in the Edsel for some woefully odd reason were placed in the center of the steering wheel! A great bit of nostalgia or uniqueness for collectors. As a youngster I remember my mom getting all pissed at the buttons in the Merc. They occasionally would stick and get her all flustered. My dad didn't like them when we got stuck in a blizzard and rocking the car btw D and R was a hassle as they didn't react very quickly least as far as I recall...I was knee high to a lot of stuff then. Not long after the Merc went bye-bye. I think if Ford would have taken time to engineer the system better they might a not been in such as hurry to dump them fast as they came out with them.
                   
                  • Like Like x 1
                  • chooch

                    chooch Well-Known Member

                    Messages:
                    506
                    Likes Received:
                    380
                    Joined:
                    Jul 15, 2010
                    Location:
                    pixburgh,pa
                    Local Time:
                    3:57 AM
                    time to wake it up
                    47384107_10213261016821227_2869430035134021632_n.jpg
                     
                    • Like Like x 9
                    • Agree Agree x 2
                    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                    • Ironbuilt

                      Ironbuilt FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                      Messages:
                      10,416
                      Likes Received:
                      17989
                      Joined:
                      Jul 1, 2017
                      Location:
                      North Carolina
                      Local Time:
                      4:57 AM
                      I can't wait for spring!!

                      20180824_192927.jpg
                       
                      • Like Like x 6
                      • Agree Agree x 5
                      • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                      • chooch

                        chooch Well-Known Member

                        Messages:
                        506
                        Likes Received:
                        380
                        Joined:
                        Jul 15, 2010
                        Location:
                        pixburgh,pa
                        Local Time:
                        3:57 AM
                        3 7777.jpg
                         
                        • Like Like x 9
                        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                        • glennb49

                          glennb49 Well-Known Member

                          Messages:
                          118
                          Likes Received:
                          176
                          Joined:
                          Feb 28, 2015
                          Location:
                          beaver dam, wi
                          Local Time:
                          3:57 AM
                          Wow!! What a sight, All those 62-63 Plymouth and Dodges, Love it!! Where and When? Only two 62 Chevies in the pack against 6 63 Plymouths, 4 63 Dodges, 2 62 Plymouths, and 1 62 Dodge!!
                           
                          • Like Like x 3
                          • glennb49

                            glennb49 Well-Known Member

                            Messages:
                            118
                            Likes Received:
                            176
                            Joined:
                            Feb 28, 2015
                            Location:
                            beaver dam, wi
                            Local Time:
                            3:57 AM
                            Just spent the last hour going back and rereading this blog, Its just so awesome to see all these 63s and hear their stories! I could be here all day! Thanks guys for all your great pictures and history! Cant wait for spring and get them back on the road! That's my brother in-laws 63 Polara 500 convert, 383 4 speed, he also has a 63 Polara 500 hardtop, that hes owned for about 40 years, was abandoned and he got for $50.00 back around 75! 383 auto. My friends 62 Savoy ex cop car,318 auto. My 63 Savoy six stick , dad bought in 64. I took my drivers test in it in 69! Bought from dad in 71 $250.00 Still enjoying it today with about 300K on it! 63 Sport Fury convert 383 4 speed, bought in 01 to replace my selling my real max wedge 3 speed 63 Sport Fury convert, one of one! My current Sport Fury is a twin for it except for it not being a max wedge! Got my old 383 in my current Sport Fury out of the max wedge before I found out it was a real max wedge in 1999!!

                            DSCN1247.JPG DSCN1246.JPG 2018-05-19 09.39.38.jpg DSCN1608 (2).JPG DSCN1694 (2).JPG DSCN2303 (2).JPG
                             
                            • Like Like x 10
                            • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                            • chooch

                              chooch Well-Known Member

                              Messages:
                              506
                              Likes Received:
                              380
                              Joined:
                              Jul 15, 2010
                              Location:
                              pixburgh,pa
                              Local Time:
                              3:57 AM
                              Thats the line up for the 1963 winter nats which I believe was in february. there a lot of heavy hitters in that photo.
                              You can find some really good video of it on youtube
                               
                              • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
                              • rad savoy

                                rad savoy Member

                                Messages:
                                17
                                Likes Received:
                                67
                                Joined:
                                Oct 5, 2018
                                Location:
                                mentor.ohio
                                Local Time:
                                4:57 AM
                                IMG_4466.JPG IMG_4457.JPG IMG_4466.JPG IMG_4457.JPG IMG_4490.JPG IMG_4466.JPG IMG_4457.JPG IMG_4490.JPG
                                 
                                • Like Like x 7
                                • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                                • glennb49

                                  glennb49 Well-Known Member

                                  Messages:
                                  118
                                  Likes Received:
                                  176
                                  Joined:
                                  Feb 28, 2015
                                  Location:
                                  beaver dam, wi
                                  Local Time:
                                  3:57 AM
                                  • Like Like x 1
                                  • Agree Agree x 1
                                  • HEMI-ITIS

                                    HEMI-ITIS STREETER on LI FBBO Gold Member

                                    Messages:
                                    10,690
                                    Likes Received:
                                    12026
                                    Joined:
                                    Dec 14, 2008
                                    Location:
                                    Long Island,New York
                                    Local Time:
                                    4:57 AM
                                    I tried the blackout grille,had one powdercoated.Didn't like it had another grill polished Like jewelry!!
                                     
                                  • speedchangesyou

                                    speedchangesyou Well-Known Member

                                    Messages:
                                    303
                                    Likes Received:
                                    223
                                    Joined:
                                    Apr 13, 2012
                                    Location:
                                    Southern California
                                    Local Time:
                                    3:57 AM
                                    Our 63 Dodge 330 running a 1958 392 Hemi 871 and a 5 speed Tremec

                                    63 Dodge 330.jpg 330 interior5.jpg 068.JPG IMG_1225.jpg Engine 9.JPG 008.jpg 1.jpg
                                     
                                    • Like Like x 8
                                    • Agree Agree x 1
                                    • Hosehead

                                      Hosehead Well-Known Member

                                      Messages:
                                      609
                                      Likes Received:
                                      689
                                      Joined:
                                      Sep 9, 2012
                                      Location:
                                      Grand Lake o the Cherokees
                                      Local Time:
                                      3:57 AM
                                      Just made a deal for this. Joined the 63 club finally!

                                      IMG_0991.JPG
                                       
                                      • Like Like x 8
                                      • Agree Agree x 1
                                      1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                                        By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.