Re: Falcon/Fairlane wagon
I've made a little progress since my last post.
First:after getting the front end back together the Magnum 500s rubbed on the upper control arms.Since these were for my Torino anyway I swapped them for some 15x7 Indy slots I bought before I had a car to put them on.I have the matching 15x8.5s for the rear but the offset is not right and they will not clear the wheel lip.The solution for matching wheels is to build the 57 Ford 9" I had for another abandoned project to make up for the backspacing.
Second:The car was starting to run 205 degrees in 80 degree weather.The bearing in the water pump was noisy and the radiator turning green so a new pump,hoses,belt,a bigger fan and a four row aluminum radiator were installed.An electric fan is to be installed as soon as I quit spending time fixing clutch linkage.
Third:The z bar bracket keeps shifting and the z bar keeps bending.Tonight I knocked the studs out of the bracket and welded in some longer bolts.I also robbed my Mach I of its z bar since it is in no danger of running soon.Clutch finally feels right.
Fourth:I installed a MSD 6AL box with intentions to get to the dist and coil but haven't gotten around to it.In the meantime I found an early 6A box with the original logo at a swap meet for $60.Hopefully the MSD setup will go on this week sometime.
Finally:a friend of mine went to look at some Pontiac parts and the guy had a rust free tailgate and decent rear bumper that I scored for $20 ea.And then last weekend I found a 67 Fairlane GT hood with the scoops at a swap meet.It's complete minus one of the scoop turn sinals and trim piece.
Hopefully this weekend I will get the MSD and hood installed as well as get started on fixing the minor holes in the floor and start getting the POR 15 and Dynamat in the car before we hit 100 degrees in Texas.
I will take pics and add them this weekend.