1969 fairlane 500
302 v8 car
more than likely a 8" rear end
front disc brakes
lots of extra parts inside the car
and best part of all... a RUST FREE chassis.
picked up this pretty little thing for a 1000$
here it is, new pics coming on thursday
plans for the car include a black paintjob with a gold c stripe. a 351c and a manual transmission. then later moving on to an updated restomod interior and suspension upgrade
i was hoping to get this car to be my fun car, i decided that my convertible was going to be more of a stock car with some tweaks but nothing crazy, so this car will take the mantle of being my play car/autox and race car
hooker competitions ceramic coated, flowmaster 40 series mufflers, 2.5" by 6" ubend, 10 feet 2.5" piping.
also a performer289 intake and a 670 holley 4 barrel(not pictured)
Transmission is in! got the new c4 in, new starter, ended up wandering around the shop for awhile looking in parts stashes for the random things i need. ended up finding everything but the column shift engine to trans linkage rod and the double ended hook for the ebrake. i know i have a ebrake piece from some random stuff i got from derek, and i think i might have the original end linkage piece from my 70 torino so ill have to look around a bit more.
got it all together, but before i could attempt to fire it up for the first time i had to close shop and get home. the car has no brakes so ill probly give that some attention before i get the engine started.
i looked over the whole floor of this car, everything from the front end, to the torque boxes to the rear quarters and drop downs is rust free
it rained really bad here for almost a week straight. about a 1/4" of water was on the floor board when i came back to it, there was this started to come up. guess ill need to get some seals and get this thing started and covered till i can get the seals
well i had a day off so i got to play on my fairlane for a bit.
old mechanical throttle linkage out and in with the new throttle cable (well one year newer than the old stuff haha. came out of 70 torino)
some new engine upgrades
weind torker (single plain)
650 holley double pump
hooker super comp ceramic headers
some old school finned valve covers
car will now fire up and run just need to tidy a few things up, build or find a throttle cabe bracket, get the trans linkage adjusted, and change the 3 year old oil. get some new plugs, wires and whatnot. get it tuned up and maybe drive it for the next few days
Started with an oe bolt to core 69 rad with both hose inlet and outlet on the passenger side...and ended with a nice new shiny radiator.
changed my water pump to an eldebrock aluminum high volume
set in to check fitment
custom brackets with a universal gm insulator...gm finally ended up making something usefull! haha
fin inner measurments fit perfectly in the opening of the core support.
all done. need to get some radiator stays fro the top, im using one off of the 70 vert at the moment.
battery had to moved to the back because of the giant radiator. but hey its no big issue haha.
the new cooling system works great, im no longer getting any pressure through it like i was with the haggard old system and it stays a nice low temperature.
first seat, partially mounted.
seeing as this is going to be a older car with an updated everything i went with a newer radio and sound system.
so far its only a kenwood excelon deck with 6.5" type r alpine front speakers and type s aline rear 6x9s. it will go further than that though.