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Post  jbozzelle March 7th 2016, 8:27 am

Looks good!

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Post  billandlori March 7th 2016, 8:54 am

jbozzelle wrote:Looks good!

Thanks John!

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Post  Mark Miller March 8th 2016, 2:17 am

jbozzelle wrote:Looks good!

X2,those floor pans and engine compartment look pretty clean!!! Smile Smile Smile

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Post  billandlori March 9th 2016, 9:23 pm

Mark Miller wrote:
jbozzelle wrote:Looks good!

X2,those floor pans and engine compartment look pretty clean!!! Smile Smile Smile

She's a solid old girl!! There was a small rusty bit at the drivers toe board/floor board seam. Otherwise its just cleaning and painting!!

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Post  billandlori March 14th 2016, 5:37 pm

I ran across a guy that is working on a 91 LX notch. He is going to a tubular K member so I gave $60 for his stock K. I had my k member all cleaned and painted but this one is a lot lighter, I never seen them side by side, what a difference lol!!

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This one has the 4cyl/V8 mounts also, so that will save me some fab time!!

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Post  supervel45 March 14th 2016, 7:17 pm

That's why they make holesaws. Looks good.

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Post  jbozzelle March 14th 2016, 9:55 pm

Make sure all of the mounting holes line up. On my 78 Futura only one (I think, will have to check again) of the rear 4 holes line up...

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Post  Mark Miller March 15th 2016, 1:56 am

billandlori wrote:I ran across a guy that is working on a 91 LX notch. He is going to a tubular K member so I gave $60 for his stock K. I had my k member all cleaned and painted but this one is a lot lighter, I never seen them side by side, what a difference lol!!

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This one has the 4cyl/V8 mounts also, so that will save me some fab time!!

Bill

Wow and i thought the stock Mustang K-Member was beefy,that Fairmont K-Member is a beast must be a lot heavier though!!!! Smile Smile Smile

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Post  billandlori March 15th 2016, 5:44 pm

jbozzelle wrote:Make sure all of the mounting holes line up.  On my 78 Futura only one (I think, will have to check again) of the rear 4 holes line up...

Thanks, I'll check that out John. I checked the height of the rear pads but not the distance between!!

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Post  billandlori March 15th 2016, 5:46 pm

Mark Miller wrote:
billandlori wrote:I ran across a guy that is working on a 91 LX notch. He is going to a tubular K member so I gave $60 for his stock K. I had my k member all cleaned and painted but this one is a lot lighter, I never seen them side by side, what a difference lol!!

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This one has the 4cyl/V8 mounts also, so that will save me some fab time!!

Bill

Wow and i thought the stock Mustang K-Member was beefy,that Fairmont K-Member is a beast must be a lot heavier though!!!! Smile Smile Smile

It is a heavy beast lol!! I had already cut the engine mounting tabs about 2" but I was still going to have to do a bunch of fab work, this saves time and a lot of weight.

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Post  billandlori March 27th 2016, 5:12 pm

Got some more stuff done on the Fairmont this weekend.

I put the engine/trans in from underneath. What a slick way to do it!! I won't be putting one in through the top again!!

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Putting the headers on sitting beside the engine sure cuts down on the swearing!! No smashed fingers or scratched paint, much better!!

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Post  Mark Miller March 28th 2016, 1:19 am

billandlori wrote:Got some more stuff done on the Fairmont this weekend.

I put the engine/trans in from underneath. What a slick way to do it!! I won't be putting one in through the top again!!

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Putting the headers on sitting beside the engine sure cuts down on the swearing!! No smashed fingers or scratched paint, much better!!

Bill


Bill,looking good keep the pictures coming when you get them!!!! Smile Smile Smile

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Post  jbozzelle March 28th 2016, 8:24 am

K-Member spacers?

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Post  billandlori March 28th 2016, 4:45 pm

jbozzelle wrote:K-Member spacers?

Yep, I put 1.5" spacers in. I ran them in the thunderbird too and I like the way they level the engine out. I ran a mechanical fan with the stock shroud on it!!

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I'm hoping to get it under the hood without having to cut a hole, looks like I should have lots of room.

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Post  jbozzelle March 28th 2016, 8:02 pm

Which intake do you plan to run? Keep the pics coming too

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Post  billandlori March 28th 2016, 8:13 pm

jbozzelle wrote:Which intake do you plan to run?  Keep the pics coming too

I'll be re-using the Performer RPM intake. Trying to get the gas stains off the thing lol!! I have a 1" spacer I made to blend the 4150 to the spread bore intake opening, if I need to I'll get a drop base air cleaner. I had thought about a carb hat and a cone filter but most of the hats I saw are as high as the filter housing.

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Post  billandlori March 28th 2016, 8:15 pm

I have been looking for a 1050 dominator as I think the 750 dbl pumper is too small. I'll likely hold off on the filter set up till I get the carb situation figured out.

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Post  jbozzelle March 28th 2016, 10:21 pm

Curious if it'll all fit under the hood

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Post  zbob March 28th 2016, 10:22 pm

a torkerii fit but not a rpm on my zeph fwiw. bobn

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Post  billandlori March 28th 2016, 10:49 pm

jbozzelle wrote:Curious if it'll all fit under the hood  

Nope. Just got back in the house, I guess I'm in the market for a scoop!! They did come with a scoop on some models. Yeah, that's it. Crap, I was really hoping to keep it under wraps lol!!

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Post  Mark Miller March 29th 2016, 1:29 am

billandlori wrote:
jbozzelle wrote:Which intake do you plan to run?  Keep the pics coming too

I'll be re-using the Performer RPM intake. Trying to get the gas stains off the thing lol!! I have a 1" spacer I made to blend the 4150 to the spread bore intake opening, if I need to I'll get a drop base air cleaner. I had thought about a carb hat and a cone filter but most of the hats I saw are as high as the filter housing.

Bill

I tried to get all the stains off my Victor 460 Intake.I couldn't get them all off painted the Intake with VHT-SP127 Universal Aluminum Paint.IMO best thing i've ever done i think it's been 2-3 years ago since i painted it and it still looks good IMO.I could probably get some pictures of it on Wednesday when the weather warms up.I could try to e-mail the pictures to you if you want?

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Post  billandlori March 29th 2016, 9:58 am

Mark Miller wrote:
billandlori wrote:
jbozzelle wrote:Which intake do you plan to run?  Keep the pics coming too

I'll be re-using the Performer RPM intake. Trying to get the gas stains off the thing lol!! I have a 1" spacer I made to blend the 4150 to the spread bore intake opening, if I need to I'll get a drop base air cleaner. I had thought about a carb hat and a cone filter but most of the hats I saw are as high as the filter housing.

Bill

I tried to get all the stains off my Victor 460 Intake.I couldn't get them all off painted the Intake with VHT-SP127 Universal Aluminum Paint.IMO best thing i've ever done i think it's been 2-3 years ago since i painted it and it still looks good IMO.I could probably get some pictures of it on Wednesday when the weather warms up.I could try to e-mail the pictures to you if you want?  

You have a PM!

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Post  billandlori April 1st 2016, 11:44 am

Well, she's back down on all fours again. I think it sits pretty good. A bit high in the back but I need to get the control arms set right yet. Then we'll see if I need to cut any coils in back. I cut one coil on the stock front springs.

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The front fender is just sitting there, needs to be aligned yet.

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Post  72mav April 1st 2016, 1:59 pm

Lookin good Bill. How is Lori doing?
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Post  billandlori April 1st 2016, 7:27 pm

72mav wrote:Lookin good Bill. How is Lori doing?

Thanks Al!!

Lori's doing well, she's chomping at the bit to get her Nova out for the summer lol!!

Looks like your making good progress on the Maverick, do you think it will be out this summer?

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