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Another project car (more added 5/23/20)

Post by codguy » May 21st 2020, 7:11am

Being bored, retired and having crappy weather outside, I decided to work on the '67 Fairlane project again.

Prior to this week, the following were done;
- Rotisserie cleaning/undercoating of underside

- Body modifications;
Windshield and rear glass surroundings
Tail light bezels
Engine compartment
Dash
Doors
Decklid/valance
Fuel system (gas tank/fueling point)
Other

-Suspension modifications;
Narrowed rearend housing
Fourlink rear suspension w/ coil-over shocks
Custom Mustang-2 front power steering assembly (modified aftermarket unit)
Front coil-over shocks
Front/rear disc brakes
Other

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This week;

-Drive train
Ran engine on stand, removed and installed in car
Installed Tremec five speed gearbox
Hooked up/bled hydraulic clutch throw-out bearing system

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That is all for now......told you I was bored and wanted to bore you Lords as well.
Sorry for wasting considerable bandwidth Alain
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Re: Another project car

Post by koimaster » May 21st 2020, 9:24am

Good looking car. Always thought they were one of Ford's better designs. Does not look like the standard 289 they ran in those although the GTA version did have a 390 available. My father liked cars too. He had a 67 Ford LTD coupe with a 427 cobra engine & 4 speed. And yes for those who might be surprised, you could buy it direct from Ford. I got to drive it a couple of times but it was his baby.

My late younger brother ended up with it and crashed it when he was drunk. brother survived a few more years until he died of liver failure at 60, car went to the junk pile. Waste of a good car.
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Re: Another project car

Post by codguy » May 21st 2020, 10:30am

koimaster wrote:
May 21st 2020, 9:24am
Always thought they were one of Ford's better designs.
Me too, just below '32 & '40 Ford coupes.
koimaster wrote:
May 21st 2020, 9:24am
Does not look like the standard 289
This is a 289/302 small block punched to 347ci ...... and will be over 1,000hp on pump gas.
koimaster wrote:
May 21st 2020, 9:24am
My father liked cars too. He had a 67 Ford LTD coupe with a 427 cobra engine & 4 speed
:Beerbang:

I have a good friend that owns a pristine second owner factory '63-1/2 Galaxy 427, four speed car.
And when I say pristine, I mean pristine.
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Post by koimaster » May 21st 2020, 11:28am

codguy wrote:
May 21st 2020, 10:30am


I have a good friend that owns a pristine second owner factory '63-1/2 Galaxy 427, four speed car.
And when I say pristine, I mean pristine.

Do you know why they made these cars in the 427 version? It was because to race NASCAR the car companies had to sell at least 500 cars based on the model racing to the general public hence the 427s in standard cars. The 63 though did have a light weight version available to the public which made sense since many were raced.

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/birth-t ... ghtweight/

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Re: Another project car

Post by codguy » May 21st 2020, 2:10pm

koimaster wrote:
May 21st 2020, 11:28am
codguy wrote:
May 21st 2020, 10:30am


I have a good friend that owns a pristine second owner factory '63-1/2 Galaxy 427, four speed car.
And when I say pristine, I mean pristine.
Do you know why they made these cars in the 427 version?
Yep
Ford changed the roofline on the 1963 Galaxy 500 mid year to a more streamline fast back roof. This was also done for NASCAR racing purposes and is known as the 1963-1/2 model year.
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Post by 3Flushes » May 21st 2020, 3:00pm

That is sweet, man.

So's the shop.

Why, if I had a shop like that I could check and add fluids and change lightbulbs and a fuse and stuff.

2nd thought- I proly couldn't do that stuff even in a killer garage but it would fun to sit out there and watch football or Netflix- fire up a compressor maybe.
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Post by bobbee » May 22nd 2020, 2:07pm

Nuvolari wrote:
May 22nd 2020, 9:30am
Fucking awesome. Anxiously awaiting the exhaust plumbing and those exhaust-driven super chargers!
Me too. I was interviewed for a job at this factory, Milltek Sports only a mile or so from my house.

https://www.millteksport.com/?SID=ddtea ... fhbudgi1aq

Awesome technology, and they took me through the place start to finish, more like a tour than an interview.

Cod, that beast is amazing, can't wait to see more!
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Re: Another project car

Post by koimaster » May 22nd 2020, 6:51pm

codguy wrote:
May 21st 2020, 2:10pm
koimaster wrote:
May 21st 2020, 11:28am
codguy wrote:
May 21st 2020, 10:30am


I have a good friend that owns a pristine second owner factory '63-1/2 Galaxy 427, four speed car.
And when I say pristine, I mean pristine.
Do you know why they made these cars in the 427 version?
Yep
Ford changed the roofline on the 1963 Galaxy 500 mid year to a more streamline fast back roof. This was also done for NASCAR racing purposes and is known as the 1963-1/2 model year.
Weren't they referred to as thunder bolts?
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Post by Datsun240Z71 » May 23rd 2020, 3:25am

The Thunderbolt was a Fairlane.
The Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt is a limited production, factory experimental, drag racing version of the Ford Fairlane produced during the 1964 model year only. A total of 100 units were produced; forty-nine 4-speeds and fifty-one automatics, enough to secure the 1964 NHRA Super Stock championship for Ford.

A friend of mine, George Houk, has one.
George Houk of Murfreesboro, Tenn. owns a 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt. Formerly owned and raced by Pat Gray, the car was sponsored by Woody Anderson Ford of Huntsville, Ala., and was called “Whuppett.”

Pic from internet. Not George's car.

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Re: Another project car (added pics)

Post by codguy » May 23rd 2020, 8:11am

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As typical with projects like this, everything is being mocked up to ensure fitment before it is again stripped down for cosmetic paint/plating/coating/etc.

Nuvolari wrote:
May 22nd 2020, 9:30am
Anxiously awaiting the exhaust plumbing and those exhaust-driven super chargers!
Here is the header, turbo and waist gate set-up that will be used.

Headers were custom fabricated for this project by a good friend and installed to mock up things (dipstick tube, brake lines, etc, etc, etc.).


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And while the weather was still crappy, the power brake system was installed and as well as the air to air intercooler.


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And I haven't decided what to do with this one yet............ 1939 Mercury suicide door sedan.




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That is all for now, supposed to be a decent day soooo we are meeting up with some friends for a refreshing Harley ride.
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Re: Another project car (more added 5/23/20)

Post by Nuvolari » May 23rd 2020, 10:06pm

The plumbing looks fantastic!

Nice snakes, clean bends, that shits going to flow well... drawn out of those big exhaust ports into what looks to be a pair of freshened...? Garret? Those look a lot bigger than most of what you see from KKK outside of diesel applications.

I should als point out, easy there, potentially judgy friends, KKK stands for “ Kühnle, Kopp & Kausch” a German “Turbolader” manufacture.

And those wastegates!? Fohgedaboudit...

Knowing how light impellers have become over the years with such a quick quick spool time, my mind is going crazy over how I think your finished product may sound... Especially once there is a lift out of the throttle.... “‘...pphffffffffffPPPTT’ pop pop pop, glguggluglugluglug....“

That exhaust.... oh yeeeaah.

I can almost hear the whistling over a high overlap’d-cam idlbig through those headers with the waves broken up by 4-chamber flow masters? They’re a little tinny in tone but they flow well...

Impeller bearings, too, having improved along the way, allowing those turbos to keep spinning a good while after the engine has been shut down. I think I might hear that, too...

Dude. Top damn notch. Everything about it. The concept, the execution... hat tip to you, Sir. Respect!
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