Originally posted by fredeuce
.....The reference to the engine being sourced from a Plymouth Fury suggests it should have a 4 barrel carb but clearly it only has a 2 barrel. If it was an earlier import then probably a 303 ci engine.
We had the Plymouth Belvedere sold here, I'd imagine it had a 318, my memory says only 1958 and 1959. Also with 318 Polys we had the '60 and '61 Phoenix, all later engines had just two bolts fixing each rocker covers while this has three.
I'm still not sure whether or not we had the 27? Poly, but we certainly had the 303 and the 313 in Chrysler Royals and Dodge trucks. All such engines were 2bbl equipped as is the engine in the photos.
"Auschry" could have been a reference to the Chrysler Royal or to Chrysler as the manufacturer, of course. And I agree, David, it wouldn't sound too good as an "Ausdod" (or maybe "Ausdoj"), but do we have any programme references to engine capacity?
It could be that Riches imported the engine prior to there being any sold here, of course, in which the Fury reference could be right (but unlikely, as above), in that case it should have been a 318 but it could possibly have been one of the smaller US-made versions.