Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cheyenne Wyoming
Re: finally a build thread on my 63 Fairlane
I have the IRS from the Lincoln MkVIII. It's way too wide for what I want. I like the dish look of the wheels in there now and don't want to run a late model offset. Plus, the hub and rotor setup on it would have to be swapped for the 5x4.5 pattern which nulls all the cost of the 4 link and tunnel mods. I'm using the IRS in the Galaxie project later on.
When I built my last car, I started with a blower, ran it and then had to swap engines because it was too much for the stock block with my growth. I went Sportsman block, T70 turbo and sold the kit before even starting it. I got a YSI trim Vortech and never ran that. I started the engine and broke the car in without the blower with only around 50 miles or so of driving. I ended up building a T6 BWS480 setup for it and it was down again. All in all, I had the car from 97 to 2010 and put a total of 8000 miles on it. That's not happening again. I'll get it running, then think of what I want to do next, Galaxie, F100, turbo this, whatever. If you haven't noticed, I change my mind like the wind. That's why I like the flexibility in my rides to do what I want when I get an urge....like this turbo idea.
63 Fairlane 4 door
(R&C MII,Vortech Si,4.6 DOHC/4R70W,8.8")
07 F150 SCREW King Ranch 5.4