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The Fairmont The Plan -EricTheCarGuy
I think every build should start with a good plan. You need to figure out what it is you want to accomplish before you start paying out your hard earned money on a vehicle build. In this video I talk about my plans for my 1979 Ford Fairmont. For those of you not familiar, this is a Fox body vehicle which is the same chassis as the Ford Mustang from 1978-1992. That means that most of the parts that fit a Mustang of that vintage, fit this car. I'm not the first person to think of this, but I hope to put my own unique spin on this build to make it my own. I think you'll enjoy what I have in store for the Fairmont. If nothing else, it will make for a bunch of new and interesting videos this season. I can't wait to get started. FYI, that will likely be summer 2015. Thanks for watching. The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Related Videos ETCG Gets a New Car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L22GsHQi7tU The Fairmont, a Closer Look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2I0c-jJa14 The Fairmont Goes To The Drag Strip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkOdD0P38ps Emergency Radiator Hose Repair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7TYxmMMdpk Carburetor Rebuild Basics (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85nszLpbbXY Carburetor Rebuild Basics (Part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dprLQcQrAqE Carburetor Adjustment Basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRrJQRtBNck How To Bend and Flare Brake Lines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqyoTWFZ5K4 How To Replace Brake Hoses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE9LM1ppR6g How To Rebuild a Front Brake Caliper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4FzXGrSrmU Replacing Inner Tie Rods Fox Body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ9w7LXPXbY Fairmont Lighting Upgrade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XTpVO5uqmE How To Aim Headlights with Hoppys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3GOz8cX7Dw Tires 101: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r547mitzNOw The Most Important Purchase For Your Vehicle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW2Tw3pJFqQ How a Differential Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYAw79386WI Modified Vehicles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECjMbkRjVzE Driving Old Cars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18LrBpBPNlQ Rebuild or Replace?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWjF56tFzRg Some Parts. Wilwood: http://www.wilwood.com/Index.aspx Nitto NT555: http://www.americanmuscle.com/nitto-nt555-245-45-17.html Wheels: https://www.cokertire.com/wheels/o-e-style-ford-wheel-primed.html Ford Racing 302: https://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/part_details.asp?PartKeyField=10271 T-5 Super duty 5 speed: http://www.americanmuscle.com/frpp-t5-super-heavy-duty.html Radiator: http://www.americanmuscle.com/mishimoto-manual-Mustang-radiator-79-93.html Manual Steering Rack: http://www.americanmuscle.com/flamingriver-manual-steering-rack-7993.html Coil Over Kit: http://www.americanmuscle.com/eibach-prostreet-coilover-7994.html K Member: http://www.americanmuscle.com/aje-kmember-7904.html Frame Connectors: http://www.americanmuscle.com/maximum-motorsports-full-length-subframe-conn ectors.html EcoBoost discussion: http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?948045-3-5L-EcoBoost-Retro-Fit Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/56106- the-fairmont-the-plan#126153 Social Media Links. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/ericthecarguy Information on Premium Membership: http://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.





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.





Fox Body Fairmont w/ Mustang 3V Engine Swap -- Ford Racing M-6017-463V
Check out the Fox Body Mustang Ford Racing 3V Controls Pack Here: http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/item/M6017463V/Ford-Racing-46L-3V-Contr ols-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 Article: http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/products/Fox-Body-Fairmont-3V-Motor-Swa p Mustang 4.6L 3V Ford Racing Controls Pack, M6017463V





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1979 Ford Fairmont Lighting Upgrade -EricTheCarGuy
This video works as a good guide for replacing these older sealed beam headlights. Given that you don't see this type of headlamp much anymore, the ones you do find tend to get a bit rusty. The parts can also be hard to find if you break something. You can use the tricks in this video to help guide you through headlight replacement on an older vehicle like this and also to help prepare for aiming them later. When Sylvania reaching out to me and asked if I'd like to try their Silverstar headlights in my 1979 Ford Fairmont, I said sure, I'll try them out. They were also kind enough to send me some Silverstar tail lights to go with them. I feel both are a vast improvement over the stock lamps. Thanks for hooking me up Sylvania. Headlights. $9.99 http://www.quadratec.com/products/97000_401.htm?sgsc=C6Z06ZR1C6Z06ZR1&utm_m edium=compshop&utm_source=googlemerchant&gclid=CJDYo83wk8ECFYVDMgodMC8AAw Silverstar 1157 bulbs, sold in pairs. $9.99 http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/sylvania-silverstar-incandescent-mini-bu lb-1157-st/10031108-p?cm_mmc=ACQ-_-Google-_-GPLA-_-10031108&ci_src=17588969 &ci_sku=10031108&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw=&iv_=__iv_p_1_g_12425515822_x_pla_y_62016 84_f_online_o_10031108_z_US_i_en_j_73682442382_s__n_g_t__d_c_v__vi__&gclid= CI-R7rnxk8ECFcRAMgodZ2wABw#utm_source=acq&utm_medium=google&utm_campaign=gp la&utm_content=10031108 Sylvania website: http://www.sylvania.com/en-us/products/automotive/Pages/default.aspx Related videos. Element HID Headlight Install: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB-KQIySb7w Element HID Fog Light Install (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvOez4RCyn8 Element HID Fog Light Install (Part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rINkzWHgCTM Vigor LED Headlight Installation: Aiming Headlights with Hoppy's: Video link provided when video goes live. How To Aim Headlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ3OZnzR1Zc Tools. Eastwood screwdrivers: http://www.eastwood.com/screwdriver-set-eastwood-9-piece.html Innovative Products of America 8047 Diamond-Coated Electrical Contact Cleaners - $24.99 http://www.jbtoolsales.com/innovative-products-of-america-8047-diamond-coat ed-electrical-contact-cleaners/#oid=1002_1 Useful Articles. Electrical Problems http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-electrical-problems Engine overheat http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-do-when-your-engine-overheats No start problems http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-no-start-problems Idle issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems Performance issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues Diagnosing Noises http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/diagnosing-noises-in-your-car Diagnosing Vibrations http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/determining-the-causes-of-vehicle-vibratio ns Brake Issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-brake-problems Transmission issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-transmission-problems HVAC problems http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-hvac-problems Buying a Used Car http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-look-for-in-a-used-car-purchase Leaks http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-leaks MPG http://ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-the-causes-of-poor-mpg Discussion about this Video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/54062- 1979-ford-fairmont-lighting-upgrade#114869 ETCG Forum: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/component/kunena/1-stay-dirty-lounge?Itemid=0 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: http://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.





Ford powered Fairmont, left lane vs. Chevy powered Mustang, right lane
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World Cup Finals Turbo Fairmont
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fairmont 79
Este es mi súper Ford Fairmont del modelo 1979 restaurado por completo ya que en su totalidad todo fue reparado, su motor v8 302 fue destapado para checar el desgaste provocado por el uso de estos 31 años desde su salida de agencia y como pudimos comprobar solo tenía 0.3mm de desgaste por lo que se considero por medida estándar aun así se ajusto, En cuestión de ojalatera este se encontraba en buen estado por lo que solo fue necesario darle un bañito de pintura de su mismo color originarla vestidura es nueva ya que la original estaba un poco dañada, todo lo del tablero fue sustituido por partes originales de otros autos, su cajuela en particular fue alfombrada para su mejor comodidad, en la parte de la refacción cuenta con su gato y llave de tuercas original aparte de las que se ven en el video, a toda su suspensión sele cambio por partes nuevas lo que son resortes y amortiguadores, en accesorios solo lo que se ha modificado es la parte del audio ya que cuenta con equipo de la marca pionner, clarion, jc power y sus bocinas ambientales son todas de la marca pionner. De verdad es un auto cómodo con climas, espacioso y con una línea elegante además de una potencia en su motor que permite ponerte a duelo con cualquier otro auto. Se tardo en su reparación alrededor de dos años y medio. Aquí se los dejo para que lo vean.





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Fairmont Wagon at the races.
78 Fairmont Wagon 5.0/5speed racing at Isom Kentucky. Track is 330 ft long. The wagon ran: 2.13 60ft - 5.96 ET - 66.45 MPH. Spinning hard with a 2.47 gear single traction.





Ford Fairmont Futura 408 windsor
Drag racing in Alaska. First time car was taken to the track it did 11.78 that same day. have to wait for next year to see if it can do better. It also has a 200 shot of Nitrous that was not used.





My Dad Takes the Fairmont Challenge...5.3 Turbo LSx Fairmont Ride Along!!!!!
When I was a kid, my dad always had fast cars. He used to like to take me along for rides and scare me. I finally had the chance to repay him with Goldmember...he renamed the car "Leroy Brown." Enjoy.





1969 Camaro SS Twin Turbo Supercharged Nitrous Breathing Monster
A 1969 Camaro SS with Twin turbos and a Super Charger...and a 200 shot of Nitrous..Horse power is unknown...but it is the most over the top Car I have ever seen...very cool...check it out!! to see more of this car please visit http://scottiedtv.blogspot.com/2012/06/1969-Camaro-ss-twin-turbosuperchargedni.html





The End?
Is this the end of the Chevy Camaro 1979 story? Hear the fowls? Hell yeah, this is a redneck Camaro! :-)





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!





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