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Post  billandlori on January 18th 2015, 2:19 am

Hey folks,

I have been off the forum for quite a while. A year and a half ago, the engine let go in my semi and I decided to do the over-haul myself. All was going real good and just when I was going to start putting it back together my wife had a stroke (actually a brain bleed). This took several months but thankfully she was blessed with a full recovery. Really put us in the hole as I am the only money maker.

Things are looking up now but my 83 T-Bird is looking pretty rough. Rust in the strut towers, torque boxes, found a bunch of bondo in one quarter panel.

So I was cruising the classifieds and ran across a 1980 Fairmont. The car is super mint, old lady owned car. I put a deposit on it so it wouldn't be sold and the last weekend we drove 5 hours each way to grab it. It turned out better than I could have imagined!!

Its NOT getting an LS, but lots of Big Block Ford goodness!!





Less than 40,000 miles for a 35 year old car....nicest project I've started with!!

I'll keep updating as it progresses.

Bill" />


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Post  schmitty on January 18th 2015, 7:52 am

Nice to see you here again. Glad the Good Lord blessed the wife with a full recovery and blessed you with a nice car project. cheers
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Post  69F100 on January 18th 2015, 12:50 pm

schmitty wrote:Nice to see you here again.  Glad the Good Lord blessed the wife with a full recovery and blessed you with a nice car project. cheers


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Post  billandlori on January 18th 2015, 1:49 pm

Thanks guys! Its going to be a good project, instead of fixing rust I can focus on the fun stuff!!

Bill
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Post  bbf-falcon on January 18th 2015, 3:05 pm

schmitty wrote:Nice to see you here again.  Glad the Good Lord blessed the wife with a full recovery and blessed you with a nice car project. cheers

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Post  Mike R on January 18th 2015, 7:45 pm

schmitty wrote:Nice to see you here again.  Glad the Good Lord blessed the wife with a full recovery and blessed you with a nice car project. cheers

X2, nice Mont Very Happy

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Post  FalconEh on January 18th 2015, 8:31 pm

cheers for your wifes full recovery, and the aquisition of a very nice Fairmont...get'r done!
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Post  jasonf on January 18th 2015, 9:08 pm

My dad was a truck driver so I am all too familiar with the way you are living. Glad to see you picked up the Fairmont.
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Post  richter69 on January 18th 2015, 10:07 pm

My buddy here in town the LS single turbo mont laid down 1440 on his chassis dyno last week, sad thing is the brown car would own it at the track lol
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Post  FalconEh on January 18th 2015, 10:16 pm

richter69 wrote:My buddy here in town the LS single turbo mont laid down 1440 on his chassis dyno last week, sad thing is the brown car would own it at the track lol

FuK mybe I need to sell this heavy shit and by a Busa with some turbo and frost...1440 on the rears...shi^ my pit bike always get me to the burger stand, and the porta P, changing my name to TurtleEh caus my shit is waaaaay too fn slow!
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Post  billandlori on January 18th 2015, 11:05 pm

richter69 wrote:My buddy here in town the LS single turbo mont laid down 1440 on his chassis dyno last week, sad thing is the brown car would own it at the track lol

There seems to be a bunch of crazy fast turbo LS Monts. I hope to have a fairly quick all Ford one lol!!

I do have an extra C15 Cat turbo sitting around.......

Bill
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Post  billandlori on January 18th 2015, 11:49 pm

richter69 wrote:My buddy here in town the LS single turbo mont laid down 1440 on his chassis dyno last week, sad thing is the brown car would own it at the track lol

Oh, and what's all this about some flat black Mustang kickin the pants off some whiney Sonoma driver??? Nice job Jon!!

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Post  schmitty on January 19th 2015, 10:56 am

billandlori wrote:
richter69 wrote:My buddy here in town the LS single turbo mont laid down 1440 on his chassis dyno last week, sad thing is the brown car would own it at the track lol

There seems to be a bunch of crazy fast turbo LS Monts. I hope to have a fairly quick all Ford one lol!!

I do have an extra C15 Cat turbo sitting around.......

Bill


I wonder if it could be made to work?????? scratch
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Post  DFI429 on January 19th 2015, 3:21 pm

schmitty wrote:
billandlori wrote:
richter69 wrote:My buddy here in town the LS single turbo mont laid down 1440 on his chassis dyno last week, sad thing is the brown car would own it at the track lol

There seems to be a bunch of crazy fast turbo LS Monts. I hope to have a fairly quick all Ford one lol!!

I do have an extra C15 Cat turbo sitting around.......

Bill


I wonder if it could be made to work?????? scratch

Funny, my chassis guy had an old dump truck turbo hanging around the shop for the longest time... Picked up a Zephyr & mated a junkyard 460 & the turbo to it (blow thru).  Funniest thing I've ever ridden in - I think it made over 700ft-lbs under 5000rpm lol
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Post  AZFairlane on January 19th 2015, 4:45 pm

Alright! Another "other fox body in the works". Very Happy
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Post  jbozzelle on January 19th 2015, 4:58 pm

Sweet Futura!

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Post  Mike R on January 19th 2015, 10:23 pm

Fairmonts are the redhead step children of the fox body camp but have many advantages. longer wheel base, better weight distribution to the rear, more adjustable instant center and, lighter weight

and the ability to use the best fox body stuff to their advantage. There are a lot of Mont /Zephers coming up watch your back. they' re right behind you


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Post  bruno on January 20th 2015, 7:54 am

wow you have a collection of cars !!!! but she sure is purtty

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Post  billandlori on January 20th 2015, 7:10 pm

bruno wrote:wow you have a collection of cars !!!! but she sure is purtty

Well, I have a lot of projects lol!! Trying to finish up my daughter's Jeep Wrangler, then I have been instructed I have to finish my wife's 72 Nova, then on to the Mont!! The T-Bird is giving up all its good parts to be used on the Fairmont. Going to be a busy next couple months!!

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Post  8liter on January 20th 2015, 9:38 pm

Welcome to the mont family..i got a boxtop back in the summer. Straight no rust  car,but the Texas sun baked it..

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Post  billandlori on January 20th 2015, 9:45 pm

8liter wrote:Welcome to the mont family..i got a boxtop back in the summer. Straight no rust  car,but the Texas sun baked it...

That's quite a sleeper!!
This is my second one, I had a '78 Futura a bunch of years ago but it fell victim to the rust belt up here!! This car looks like it didn't get any winters, pretty hard to find around here!!

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Post  8liter on January 20th 2015, 9:47 pm

billandlori wrote:
8liter wrote:Welcome to the mont family..i got a boxtop back in the summer. Straight no rust  car,but the Texas sun baked it...

That's quite a sleeper!!
This is my second one, I had a '78 Futura a bunch of years ago but it fell victim to the rust belt up here!! This car looks like it didn't get any winters, pretty hard to find around here!!

Bill

Yours looks grocery getter fresh....
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Post  Ranch71460 on January 22nd 2015, 8:31 pm

Nice find Bill.
Don't forget about the baddest Fairmont of all, that retired undefeated...non other than Bob Glidden's!!
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Post  billandlori on January 22nd 2015, 8:49 pm

Ranch71460 wrote:Nice find Bill.
Don't forget about the baddest Fairmont of all, that retired undefeated...non other than Bob Glidden's!!

Yes Sir, that was one bad ride!!

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Post  billandlori on March 6th 2016, 9:31 pm

Hey folks,

I've been working away on the Fairmont every chance I get. Got all the torque boxes all welded up and through the floor subframe connectors installed. Got the line lock and brakes plumbed. The K member is prepped to go back in with the 1.5" spacers. Have to button up the top end of the engine and drop that in. Once the rest of my rear suspension stuff get in I can get it down on all fours again, its been awhile lol!! The interior is all done except for the shifter.





With stands under the rear control arm mounts, I can pick up the front of the car. These things sure are light!!

Hope to turn the key soon and melt some tires!!

Bill
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