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03-18-2019 06:48 PM
Re: My new 1964 Fairlane toy

I was lucky at least so far because I put halogen head lamps in my 64 with no effect on the wiring, no overlode.
I sure like that under dash ac unit.
02-23-2019 09:44 AM
Re: My new 1964 Fairlane toy

Ya. any headlight I change to are going to put to much load on the existing wires. I can use the existing wire as a trigger on the relay to run the better headlights.
02-23-2019 09:36 AM
Re: My new 1964 Fairlane toy

your halogen headlights are going to play hell with your wiring. better get some relays
02-23-2019 09:31 AM
Re: My new 1964 Fairlane toy

The strut rod bushings are history as well.
02-23-2019 09:28 AM
Re: My new 1964 Fairlane toy

The torsion bar bushings on this 1964 Ford Fairlane are fried.
02-23-2019 09:25 AM
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Passenger side tie rod off
02-23-2019 09:20 AM
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Got some more time. The front end wonders all over, and the inside of the tires show damage real quick. Its time for a bushing, ball joint, and general front end repair. This is a picture of the Idler arm assembly. It seems there are different ones for the 1964 year. The early one measures about 4.75 in from castle nut to castle nut. The late one measures 5.75 in or so.
08-13-2018 03:41 PM
Re: My new 1964 Fairlane toy

When I installed the switch, I removed the wet carpet and loose tar paper. OUCH. This is a picture of the damaged driver side floor.
I guess for a fifty 4 year old car I cant complain much.
08-13-2018 05:23 AM
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I went for a drive to my kids house. It got dark on the way home and started to rain. The lights have never been any problems, so I am thinking lets go out for pizza. As I pull out on the two lane black top in the middle of Florida, I hit the blinker switch so the on coming traffic is not blinded by my bright lights. There was no problem with that as all the head lights went black. I just drove with the bright lights on as they are not that bright, and I like to see where I am going.

After trouble shooting it to the blinker switch, the parts store gave me this to fix the problem.

One of the headlights started blinking on and off after this was installed, I pulled it out and installed a new one after using some bulb grease on the fittings to help with the oxidation and water we have in the swamp I live in.
06-17-2018 02:48 PM
Re: My new 1964 Fairlane toy

I ordered some new stainless steel wiper blades to today. The 15 inch ones from Rock Auto that don't need a adapter are part number TRICO 33150 . I am going to order a glove box so I have some place to keep the registration and proof of insurance that you need to have with you in Florida.
I have driven it on 60 mile trips now with no problems, other then the 14 MPG it seems to be getting. I have put about 1k miles on it, and just put in a quart of oil. It was about .5 full when I got it. It does blow blue on the passenger side when it first starts up. The blue goes away once it warms up. It was almost out of transmission Fluid when I got it. I filled it with type F to just above the normal LEVEL. The trans and the break fluid seem too be remaining stable.
The head liner has dry rotted at the seems, and is falling apart from old age. it seems that you must remove the windshield and rear window to replace the thing. The rubber is cracked and both are leaking at this point. I guess about a thousand bucks is in the works for the , labor, and rubber parts needed to replace it at the same time.
05-04-2018 06:58 AM
Re: My new 1964 Fairlane toy

I love the Pertronix set up, I had it on my '67 Fairlane when I had the 200ci in it, what a difference. No more hoping it would be good at the beginning of car show season. I just installed it on the wife's '66 Mustang with the six a year ago, had the same issue you have with the random miss. Pertronix totally cleared that up and it only takes and hour or so to install. My Fairlane now has a 289 with the whole MSD set up, just as good just a lot more money....
05-03-2018 07:48 PM
Re: My new 1964 Fairlane toy

I found a couple of other things wrong on this peace of harness. This is the twisted together splice where the oil pressure switch is. It is white with a red stripe. The oil pressure light seems to be working

and this on the other side of the connecter its just the insulation scraped off all the wire seem stable.
05-03-2018 03:31 PM
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Took of for a drive, and its still got a random miss, and stumbles for no reason at all. I put the dwell meter on it, and it is off. I just put a new distributor in the darn thing. I removed the new distributor and installed the Petronix kit in the original distributor. I have had new bearings put in it. Now there is now more play. It looks like a original set up, except for having two wires instead of one.
you have to cut the wires short to make it look pretty, and replace this grommet so it looks right.

I drilled out the rubber wire seal for the new wires

I am trying to keep the numbers matching thing going if I can by rebuilding the original stuff.
It looks like it was there all the time. no more feeler gage every month.

I went for a drive. Sometimes when I hid a bump it will miss and stumble. I am guessing that the 43 year old wire has gotten hard, almost broken, or the insulation has wore off some place. I made a jumper from the starter solenoid to the positive terminal of the coil.

I found a bumpy road and ran up and down a few times and every thing works fine. Now to start taking things apart to find any problems. There are three wires that run to the front of the motor, Two are red and one is white with a red stripe. The larger gauge of the two red wires goes to the positive of the coil. This part was hanging by a tread of copper, and broke off when I removed the tape to inspect things.
05-03-2018 03:14 PM
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I got the 1964 Fairlane running this morning running this morning.

Setting the final timing to around 8 deg.
05-03-2018 02:17 PM
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I never thought of it until I went to set the timing. The outer ring was not straight, you could see a wobble in it when you used the timing light on it. Thinking of it, would you really trust something made of rubber, that was 40 years old. Yours may be fine. mine had the rubber separating from where it holds the two rings together. When I got it off I could see some of it was missing. It doesn't vibrate at idle as much now that its all back together.
Post 27 shows where some of the rubber is missing from the from side of the balancer.
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