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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San Diego STREET RACING
1320Video made a visit down to SoCal to see what kind of badass street cars
roamed the streets at night. A few badass Supras, swapped & turbo'd nissans, GT-R's, Corvettes, twin turbo 350Z, a bike all came out to play on short
notice making for quite a night of street racing!
Ford Fairmont V 4WD
Glenn pits a 4WD against an old school sedan to see how they both fare at
Melbourne's 4x4 training and proving ground. Suffice to say the Ford
Fairmont had a few struggles
Violent Drag Racing WRECK - Crazy GoPro Angle
This should be a testament to the suction strength of GoPro suction
mounts... One of the HARDEST racing wrecks we've documented onboard. A bad
turn of events sent Shannon Butler's Procharger F2 SBF Powered Fox Body
into the wall at Chitown's KOTXI, King of the Streets spring race.
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.
68 Camaro Custom Paint Time Lapse
Conventional wisdom says a new race car takes time to sort out, but Tommy
Gray and his Baltimore-based graveyard gang clearly dont adhere to such
procrastinating reason. Tombstone Tommy picked up his brand-new,
supercharged 68 Camaro
from Vanishing Point Race Cars in Pennsylvania just three days before the
inaugural 1-800-GOGUARD.com U.S. Drags, then drove it all the way to his
career-first ADRL national-event title.
Lamborghini AVENTADOR Launch Control & 1/2 Mile Racing!
THE SOUND of this car idling alone is enough to make nearly anyone fall in
love with it, but listen to this Lamborghini Aventador use it's LAUNCH
CONTROL in "Thrust Mode" at the Shift S3ctor Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack
during some 1/2 mile drag racing!
The Legend Bob Glidden
My tribute to my all time favorite Pro Stock racer Bob Glidden. All photos
are from my collection of pictures that I took of some of Bob's cars over
the years. Also included is the Diamond P coverage of Bobs horrifying crash
at the 1986 race in Atlanta.
In the '90s Bobs sons Billy and Rusty told thier Dad that they knew of some
Pro Stock racers who were running Nitrous Oxide and that was the reason they were
getting outrun. Bob didn't believe them so they built a second car to prove
that it could be done without being detected. .From the Feb 1996 issue of
Super Stock & Drag Illustrated. Page 24
"They will tell you it's totally impossible to run Nitrous & not get caught'' Glidden said " but
thats wrong,Thats flat wrong. A Ford with Nitrous bumped me outta the field at Topeka last
year. A Ford out of my own trailer. So nobody can tell me it can't be done.
I know it can be done."
The the father told a incredible story of how his kids had bugged him for
18 months , convinced that some Pro cars were running Nitrous & that he was missing the boat by not
running it too. "I told them if i had to cheat to race i'd quit" he said
"My kids know that: " if you think other people are doing it then go ahead,
prove to me you can do it.But keep in mind that if you get caught you're
going have to deal with the consequences; So they did & never got caught"
Later in the story
Then came the bombshell--- an admission at Indy by a Pro Stock racer with
firsthand knowledge of Nitrous oxide use
: Rusty Glidden. With his confession came a detailed description of how the
Nitrous system was secreted in his car.
"The holding tank was the big weight bar in the back. The Nitrous line started there,went over the axle
housing right up to the front of the car & stopped at the motor plate,
which was rifle-drilled. One of the supports holding the hood scoop on was
rifle-drilled & went up thru the top of the hood scoop to a small stainless
steel line that had 2 jets centered over the carbs. With .029 jets we made
120 ftlbs more torque at 7000 rpm & averaged 90 more horsepower. According to Bob
Glidden , the Nitrous system was
detection proof. "you had to have a combination of things to activate it so
a tech guy couldn't walk up , turn on the ignition & open the throttle. The
shock switch had to be on, the computer switch on, the engine running & the
throttle wide open. Trust me" Glidden concluded " Thats not fiction"
AMERICA Burnout - Happy 4th of July!!!
The most patriotic guy we know... TRICK shows up with his brand new
Americna Flag tires to burn 'em down to the ground ...with matching pants
to boot! DISCLAIMER - We know Australia does much better burnouts, no need
to point it out for the 413th time :)
Chick in a Procharged C7 Corvette takes down Viper!
When you bet a sandwich on a race, you better be prepared to pay up if you
lose! This Nitrous Outlet equipped V10
Viper gets taken down at Street Car Takeover OKC in the Drag Strip Roll
Race event by "Miss Stangkilr" in this beautiful Procharged C7 Corvette
The Vette is only making 7psi on a temporary P1SC Procharger, it is around
570whp, the Viper put down 480whp and isn't spraying on this pass
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!