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Old 05-07-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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66 Fairlane restmod- fuelie 5.0 out fuelie 5.8 in!

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Car sat in a Weld County field for over a decade. The previous owner stuffed a 390 & c6 into it but it needed A LOT of tlc


got it cleaned up, primered & running!


Tuned up the 390, a full tune up, found some buckets out of a 67 galaxy and a sheet to re-upholster the back seat.

About a year or so later I got a line on a 428 cj and impulse bought it, cleaned up the bay while I was at it.




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I originally wanted to do an FI swap so I sold the 428 and drove home an 89 lx donor for $800!
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I did my first motor job in years! gt40p heads, tfs1 cam, explorer intakes & summit 1.5" long tubes on my 100k stock short block backed to the aod that had 3k miles on rebuild.






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Can't be mad at that. Bigger fan of the 428 though. But for fuel injection you made a good choice.

Got any more pics of the engine bay and interior completed?
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When I did the fi swap a couple winters ago I also found some 95 gt seats, rebuilt the entire front end & added disc brakes




scored some 17" ss rims off of cl


Last summer I swapped the tired old aod out for a t5






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last Oct the motor took a #####


I decided on a 351, after picking up the f4te motor in Jan I took it for a spin today. Still lots of tweeking to do(and ex to weld back up) but VERY happy so far!








Clutch rod needs adj but...
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Can't be mad at that. Bigger fan of the 428 though. But for fuel injection you made a good choice.

Got any more pics of the engine bay and interior completed?
Thanks and feel free....
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HOLY SHIATSU! (clutch rod adj and car feels easily 75 more lb ft!) thann the 309 it made w the 302!
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nice ride, how much did you pay for the 66 to begin with?
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Nice ride! I just did an EFI swap on a 70 mach for a guy, but we used the new Holley EFI with a tbi setup. Works great and he loves it over the old carb setup. So did you stay stock stroke on the windsor? I always find it too hard to use stock stroke with how cheap the stroker stuff is nowdays.
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stock stroke, +.030 I decided on that to keep driveability up & fuel consumption & parts breakage down. If I get bored with this its forced induction to battle the elevation
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Love the hula girl on the dash! lol
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Love the hula girl on the dash! lol
thats hay-zuez!!!!!
and that mf'r can cut a rug!
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This thing is sweat! You have done really nice work, glad to see another one saved.
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What fuel pump is that?
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This thing is sweat! You have done really nice work, glad to see another one saved.
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What fuel pump is that?
walbro & iirc its a 190 or 225 lph
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new fuel system last week as well as water pump & rad. Today I polished off a new starter & induction.








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That car's been through a lot with you. Awesome!
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A year and a half later....I'm back to a 200k+ mile explorer long block w an 89ho cam. This drive lines going in the 65 falcon 4 door wagon I bought for my wife. I've got another 351 roller block and some afr 185 heads and leaning to a 392 w single turbo. Cars a hoot and grabbing a power steering centerlink and ram tom and adding more plush features(ie power steering!)
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I love station wagons! I am building one myself! The work you do is impressive. Good luck with your...err your wife's wagon.
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Very nice !!!!!
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I'm a big fan of the 60's 2 door ford cars! My dad would love that wagon.
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