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LSx Turbo Ford Fairmont Build Video #1 (Control Arms)

Here is the first video of the LSx turbo Ford Fairmont, today we prep the tubular control arms to go in.


 


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LSx Turbo Ford Fairmont Build Video #2 (Arms are on)
In the video, the tubular control arms are on and ready to go.





LSx Turbo Ford Fairmont Build Video #5 (LS6/LS1 Cam Swap)
Yet another video of me doing some work to the motor. May be information for some, for others it may not.





LSx Turbo Ford Fairmont Build Video #6 (Coil Over/CC Plate Install)
In this video I install coil over springs on my existing shocks/struts, they had to be modified slightly. I also installed the caster camber plates to support the weight of the car on the strut towers. UPR Billet Aluminum Caster Camber Plates UPR "Stealth" Black 1979-1993 Coil Over Kit (14" 175lb Eibach springs)





LSx Turbo Ford Fairmont Build Video #27 (Accessories, radiator, hoses, etc)
Got some more stuff done, new camera





LSx Turbo Ford Fairmont Build Video #11 (Headers are on and flipped!)
Here is how I do (or don't do) header gaskets. Tons of copper RTV





Volvo 940 Oil Disaster and the sloppy fix
The distributor plug blew out causing oil top spray all over my engine bay. I managed to fix it and make it home with a hallmark card and solid core wire.





Worlds quickest STOCK LS based Motor
The turbo 5.3L Fairmont run's it's new best track time, which is quite possibly THE FASTEST stock LSX motor on earth!





LSx Turbo Ford Fairmont Build Video #12 (ENGINE is IN but...)
The motor and transmission are in! BUT...as always there is a problem. The oil pan (LS3 C6 Corvette pan) was too deep towards the front. I thought it would clear but...it didn't. Here is a video talking about it. http://www.iBuyhorsepower.com





LSx Turbo Ford Fairmont Build Video #7 (Wheels on the Ground)
I scored a set of 18" Cobra R rims with tires for 200 dollars. I went to put them on the car and had socket problems. I ordered a thin wall socket and moments later the car was on the ground.





LSx Turbo Ford Fairmont Build Video #21 (Old Rear End Out!! Ready for 8.8 Swap)
Got the old one out. New one going in soon.





1979 Ford Fairmont a Closer Look -EricTheCarGuy
Many of you have been asking me about Fairmont videos so I thought I would make this one where I take a closer look at what I have to work with. I also talk about some of my plans for this car going forward. I think I have a really nice 'shell' to work with. I have my work cut out for me that's for sure, but as I say in the video, that will just make for more interesting videos. For now, I think I'll drive it. It's a good car after all. A few minor issues, but nothing to really worry about. I may do some of the repairs such as the inner tie rod in an upcoming video. I just need to work out the alignment when I'm done. Looks like an easy job though, easier than some of the other power steering rack stuff I've done. Anyway, enjoy the video. Here's some links. First Fairmont Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L22GsHQi7tU Replacing Drum Brakes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCpCkun2qxA Eastwood Brake Tool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxeA1lhSCsk My old Galixie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dClQoCu4pVE Discussion about this video: http://ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/49944-1979 -ford-fairmont-a-closer-look#90487 The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com EricTheCarGuy code lookup: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/obd-code-lookup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





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LSx Turbo Ford Fairmont Build Video #16 (Turbo Kit Progess - DIY)
We start making the crossover and merge. I show off my great welding skills. DIY turbo kit. http://ibuyhorsepower.com/





The Show & Tell (and drive) of the 1978 Ford Fairmont
I finally decided to film this car after putting it off due to weather, lack of enthusiasm, not enough tape in the camera, and/or not sure how to present this. It will need some work, mainly the engine needing a tune up and cosmetics. And on a side note; I had a car like this (1982 model) during my High School days. WARNING: An S-Bomb was dropped @ 4:29, and some unnecessary screaming and a MF-Bomb was done @ 9:33. Although I did put a warning banner for the latter (but not the former), I felt that I should remind you that this does have language, and viewer discretion IS advised. All that said, please to enjoy. Any questions, ask.





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