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.
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
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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)
Fox Body Fairmont w/ Mustang 3V Engine Swap -- Ford Racing M-6017-463V
Check out the Fox Body Mustang Ford Racing 3V Controls Pack
We took the Fox Body Fairmont out for a little test drive. This thing
sounds wicked and launches like crazy. The Exhaust setup includes a set of MAC long tube
headers, a modified BBK x-pipe, and Jones mufflers coupled with a set of
Pipes flow tubes. The 4.6L Mustang 3V engine is being run by the
Ford Racing Controls Pack (M-6017-463V).
For a full detailed write up with build specs and hundreds of pics check
out our our blog series on this car.
Mustang 3V Engine Swap
Mustang 4.6L 3V Ford Racing
Controls Pack, M6017463V
6-15-12 Fairmont 10.20 in car helmet cam video
took the fairmont to maple grove friday night for some street car fun.
i have a nice chat with the man in tech once again, he lets me stay! whoooo
10.299 @ 138mph still shitty 60ft but hustling some balls!