I bought another one

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    Hi all. I posted a while back about my wife's 65 Plymouth Belvedere wagon that I've been working on. It looks like it will be out of commission for a while. I still need to do a LOT of work to it. So we decided to buy another Plymouth that was more turnkey and go. 67 Fury. It's in a lot better shape and it needs a lot of little things rather than big things. We bought it and drove it 3 hours home. I will be tweaking it and fixing the little things in the near future.
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    Nice wagon! I always liked the headlight surrounds on the '67 Fury. That's not original paint, is it?
     
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    Thanks, yes I believe it is original paint. We just drove it home yesterday so I'm just beginning to really get into it.
     
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    Niiiiiiiice. Looks like a great survivor car and an easy project! :) What engine does it have in it?
     
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    It's a 318 2 barrel. It may have been repainted in the past. Not sure. Daylight savings time really limits my time to work on it. I don't have much daylight when I get home from work.
     
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    So far I've upgraded to electronic ignition, changed out the carb, new choke and alternator from my other wagon and set the timing. It runs smoother but I think the carb was rebuilt incorrectly. Sometimes it starves for gas. I put in a new clear fuel filter and I don't see any issue with the gas line. The fuel pump looks new. Replaced the power booster check valve. The old one broke. I'm now going to try and switch carbs from my great running convertible. If that fixes the issue then I know it's the rebuilt carb.
     
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    Ok, I switched out the carb from my 69 Sport Satellite convertible. I know it's good because that car runs great. I put it on the wagon and it runs so much better. Whoever rebuilt the other carb apparently did something wrong. I have to send them a message. It was just rebuilt last month.
     
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    I love the 318! Here's an interesting fact that some people may not know though: 1967 was the first year for the "wedge" LA 318 engine (the previous iteration was the A 318 with polyspherical combustion chambers), but Canada didn't get the wedge LA engines (273/318/340) until 1968. So if your car was a Canadian car it would have come with the older style 318 Poly! :)

    It very well could have been repainted, but it still looks nice. Hopefully you get the time to wrench on her a bit!

    It could be a number of things, but that sounds like either a clogged fuel passageway somewhere or a vacuum leak. Sometimes when a carb has been "rebuilt" a passageway doesn't get cleaned properly, or cleaned at all. And sometimes all it takes is a flake of old gunk to get in somewhere during the cleaning process to clog things up.

    But if the carb was actually rebuilt properly, it could also be a vacuum leak somewhere, which can cause all kinds of problems like hesitation, stalling and other symptoms that resemble fuel starvation issues. Especially during acceleration. Depending on the size of the leak, it can be minor or really bad.

    Regardless, it seems like you know what you're doing and I'm sure you'll get things figured out soon. :thumbs2:
     
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    Yeah, I took care of the vacuum leak. The power brake check valve broke. No other leaks. I sent a message to the people that rebuilt the carb. They are going to redo it for me and reimburse the shipping. Now I have the stock radio out and am having it converted to bluetooth.
     

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