1978 Fairmont Build..And just when I thought everybody had put up their toys for the year....

When Mike tries to cut the Aerocatch fasteners into the original hood, will I:

  • Do it up

    Votes: 5 41.7%
  • Screw it up

    Votes: 7 58.3%

  • Total voters
    12
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Pics of the wheezer. Pics of whatever you've fused together today. I woke up in Gatlinburg, went to visit my son at UT Knoxville, had lunch with him, saw his apt (which I've been paying half of and haven't seen) and then drove back to Memphis. So after driving all day, I want to see pictures. I am going to Heber Springs to see my brother for the weekend and I have not phone service at his place, so it will be Sunday before I see pictures, unless you hurry and post something within the hour!!!!

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You are kidding right?
No, I already told you that I didn't read the 600+ page thread!! Work with me here, I am getting old and have onset dementia. Was that thread 600+ pages because it was full of your daily dinner plans? Work with us here! Explain it as if you were explaining it to Joe Biden.

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No, I already told you that I didn't read the 600+ page thread!! Work with me here, I am getting old and have onset dementia. Was that thread 600+ pages because it was full of your daily dinner plans? Work with us here! Explain it as if you were explaining it to Joe Biden.

Kurt
If he explains it like he were to Trump he will use smaller words, you know dumbing it down significantly with lots of useless hyperbole. The slowly part he. Will. Have. To. Place. A. Period. Between. Words.

:shrug:
 

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No, I already told you that I didn't read the 600+ page thread!! Work with me here, I am getting old and have onset dementia. Was that thread 600+ pages because it was full of your daily dinner plans? Work with us here! Explain it as if you were explaining it to Joe Biden.

Kurt
You weren’t kidding. I went back to the old thread, and you aren’t there when the OG monster split himself. However,..you were here, at post 4. By that time, I had already broke that engine beating My sons 18 Mustang 5.0 in any speed contest he could muster against me. I had already discovered water in the oil, and vice/versa. ,..based on the fact that 18 Mustang 5.0’s are rated at 460 hp, and given that I was literally driving away from him from a 30 then a 60 MPH roll,...I’m gonna take credit for 400-450 HP myself. I know my car is lighter than his was, (Probably about 700 pounds lighter) but since I don’t know for sure, I’ll leave it ambiguous.
So for your benefit, from then till the time you popped in here.

I had already bought the engine,
made a pan,
thought I caused a ptv issue when removing the VVTi gear,
pulled the head,
sent the head to an azzhole that rebuilt it, then surfaced it on a belt sander,
had to take it to another shop to remedy.
With the head off found pitting in the deck of the block, disassembled that.
Since it was apart so it could be decked, put new ARP bolts in the rods,
Had them resized.
bought new rings and bearings, new oil pump, new water pump, timing belt, 6 new coils ( three times)
Reassembled the engine.
Checked valve lash. Found all the valves to be incorrectly gapped due to the original azzhole machine shop.
bought 150.00 worth of new shims to correct that.
installed engine too far to one side.
corrected that.
spent a month, and several hundred dollars trying to get the 4 r70 adapted
Spent another month trying to get the freakin car started.
Spent more money trying to get rid of a drivetrain related vibrations due to a poor adapter design for the trans
Put new higher lift 264 cams in the engine.
Bought 4l80
Bought adapter
Bought Converter.

Boom...you arrive.
 
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Bought my carpet from the same place I bought it from 6 years ago. For those of you that don’t know, ACC, and Stock interiors are one in the same.
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If he explains it like he were to Trump he will use smaller words, you know dumbing it down significantly with lots of useless hyperbole. The slowly part he. Will. Have. To. Place. A. Period. Between. Words.

:shrug:
I tried to use a reasonable example. There are some people you can't explain things too.

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1977 Ford Maverick 250 log head inline six was was 98 hp SAE net @ 3400, 182 [email protected] 1800

with the high compression 9.35:1 small chamber, big valve Honda aluminum head with the same US 250 cam

1983 XE Ford Falcon 4.1 liter inline six was 131 hp DIN net @3800, 225 lb-ft @ 2300

to have his sons a$$ wh(oo)ped he has to do better than 11.83 seconds at 119.51 mph. The, ahem, so called 460 hp 2018 Stang is 3706 pounds which is 439 rear wheel HP and 487 flywheel HP.

CMA's busted ass Behemoth engine-ed incarnation, with 3500 pounds, would need 414 rear wheel HP and 460 flywheel HP.

so 450 hp is conservative, and its 4.7 times the stock engines power. Lets just say...five times to power. Then he cracked the atom....

long, long ago, CMA pondered the question. What other Ford engine can take 3, 4 or 5 times the stock power so easily? Answer? The 1981 351M Cleveland.

138 @ 3400 and 220 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm. Before adding a turbo, those heads can flow 680 hp @ 7500 rpm. With a turbo, Holdener Horsepower.....

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Tried telling him to go 351 long ago...
I woulda had to buy a box to put all of the naval lint in..

Lets see..
in 1975, the first car I ever bought with my own money had a 351 w in it. 69 mach 1.
in 1990 the black and white Zephyr had a 351w in it.
in 2003 the white Mitsubishi Starion had a stroked 351 w in it.

in between those cars, there was a 428, a 351c, a 460, a 496, a 347, a 306,a 363 and the 2v 4.6.

How many more times do I have to put a 351w in something before i get to say “ been there, done that?”
 

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I woulda had to buy a box to put all of the naval lint in..

Lets see..
in 1975, the first car I ever bought with my own money had a 351 w in it. 69 mach 1.
in 1990 the black and white Zephyr had a 351w in it.
in 2003 the white Mitsubishi Starion had a stroked 351 w in it.

in between those cars, there was a 428, a 351c, a 460, a 496, a 347, a 306,a 363 and the 2v 4.6.

How many more times do I have to put a 351w in something before i get to say “ been there, done that?”
Three. Three more times Mike.
 

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I just had to push your buttons.
I forgot the OG monster I-6:nonono: How could I forget that...the most freakin expensive, noisy, future time-bomb tickin, ford 250 6 banger ever devised...

And even after that...

I still didn’t put a 351 anything in the car.

What‘s that tell you about the likelihood that there’ll ever be another windsor in one of my cars?

What can I say :shrug: I never learned to speak Yawn-ese.
 

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Did I miss out on the voting for the carpet? I vote Disco Purple with custom gold "Gila" embroidery.
There isn’t a “vote“ for my carpet color poll,.....it’s a made decision. Saddle brown cut pile with no mass backing.
138.00...
No purple barnies....No gold lizards...Nothing but brown....
 

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Tomorrow should be torque arm day.
( At least I'm freaking hoping)
The arm is built and painted, the interior is back out ( because of how im securing the TA crossmember, and because both the GPS speedo sender, and the new carpet is here as well)
The TA crossmember is built, reinforced, and the front/back bracing that keeps the bushing that the male member slides in/out of from pushing/pulling out is just about finished.
Left to do is the panhard bar and its mount, but I got all that stuff already, so I don't have to stop for supplies.

The tiny wheezer has been sitting on a shelf for a week now, im not thinking ill get to him by end of day.

BUT.....Kate is out of town tomorrow through Sunday night....
That leaves two WHOLE days of getting filthy as all three pigs, and dead tired as a dog...trying to get this thing done.
Yea :banana:
 

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Except when you buy your carpet from ACC, it costs:
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1978-1983 Ford Fairmont Carpet, 2 Door​

Item Price:$138.95
Item Number:850
Manufactrued:Proudly Made In The USA!
Made In The USA
Instructions:View Install Instructions
Details:Read More
Rating:
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Rating 4.81 of 5 | 130 Reviews
Please be careful when selecting the carpet color. We have many color options to choose from, and some shades are very similar. Do not rely on the name of your existing carpet to match a color we offer. The color of the samples below may vary, depending on the calibration of your monitor. If you are not 100% certain of the correct color, please allow us to send you samples by clicking here.
Select Material: **None Selected** Plush Cut Pile Ultra-Plush Cut Pile (+$76.42) Neon Cut Pile (+$20.84)
Select Color:**None Selected**801-Black897-Charcoal8945-Ebony827-Grey8019-Mist Grey8075-Medium Grey853-Silver840-Navy812-Royal Blue8170-Regatta Blue802-Blue8935-Steel Blue8643-Powder Blue810-Brown820-Saddle830-Buckskin8655-Sandstone8835-Medium Beige8295-Medium Doeskin8335-Antelope851-Gold 8251-Almond875-Ruby825-Maroon815-Red8293-Bright Red835-Firethorn8880-Sage Green808-Turquoise8288-Cinnabar8296-Nutmeg
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1978-1983 Ford Fairmont carpet Heat and Pressure Molded to the original floor pan, made with Top Quality auto carpet materials. Carpet fits Ford Fairmont 2 Door just like OEM when installed. May require trimming to install. See our Auto Carpet Install Instructions for details. Unless otherwise noted, the mildew resistant jute padding is heat bonded to the backside of the carpet and a heel pad is welded to the correct location. This item will fit the following years: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983. This item is custom made after the order is placed, and typically ships within 2 business days. Optional custom Embroidered Logos are available for select years of Ford Fairmont Floor Mats!

Warningicon.png
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There now,...HALF PRICE!....And people say that this thread doesn’t serve the common Fox Mustang.. :nonono:
And.....as testament to the fact that ACC, and Stock Interiors are one in the same...
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They don’t even bother trying to hide it.
 
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