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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1927 Ford: Double-Trouble -- /BIG MUSCLE
• Gordon Tronson
In the world of hot-rodding there are few cars that are going to leave as
big an impression as this - the 1927 Ford Model T custom simply known as
"Double-Trouble". It rides on a custom-built tube chassis that's fabricated
from 1.5-inch tube. Is powered by two 4.6-liter modular V8s from Ford with
four, count 'em, FOUR Superchargers for
an approximate power output of around 1,200 hp. It also utilizes the
rear-end (inboard disc brakes and all) from an early Jaguar. It's a rolling
a Hot Wheels car and a masterpiece of engineering that is sure to make all
your naughty bits tingle.
Classic Ford magazine's 2.1 Ford Pinto engine build on HT Racing's dyno
Here's Classic Ford magazine's Project 2.1 Pinto being set-up and run-in on
the HT Racing Dyno by
HT's Aaron Tucker and Vulcan Engineering's Steve Curson. The engine went on
to make a corrected 161.7 bhp. For the full build-up, see the August,
September and Summer 2009 issues of Classic Ford.
Buy the mag:
Ford Pinto vs Chevy Impala | Rear-End Crash Test | CrashNet1
This is the complete test recording of the famous Ford Pinto crash test.
The Pinto's ruptured gas tank exploding into a ball of fire during the
1971 Chevrolet Impala
1972 Ford Pinto
Later study examining actual incident data that concluded the Pinto was as
safe as, or safer than, other cars in its class.
Thumbs up for the crash test dummies!
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1973 Ford Pinto For Sale North Carolina Updated 11/20/2013. Price: $3700 . 27834
1973 Ford Pinto, 2.0 sohc 4cyl c4 automatic 3.42 gear 37500 original miles.
Cylinder head upgraded to Ported Polished Bowl Blended Hardened Valve
seats. New Solid Lifters, New Followers, New Custom Crane Camshaft.
Crane Cam number is for-272-2-10, specs are 2500 to 6000 rpm power band,
3000 cruise rpm, valve lift is 436 / 460 and the duration is 272/282.
New Exhaust, leaves the header at
approx 2.5 inches, and tapers to 2 and 1/8th inch at the rear bumper,
still much larger than stock pinto 4cyl Exhaust.
14inch centerline wide rims with large NEW 14 inch tires, 9 inches wide,
26.5 inches tall. C4 Automatic transmission new stock torque convertor and
Car needs a paint job, and considerable punch and fill around edges,
mainly near the front and back of the rear wheels and the roof, where the
original vinyl top was removed, leaving glue/remnants and some pitting.
Roof needs grinding smoothing sealing and repainting (with bumpy paint?, to
simulate the vinyl top look?) - nearly impossible to see in video or
photos. YES, those areas are sealed up with Black Rustoleum, ANY TIME I see
any rust trying to break thru and or spread.
Listen to the audio, the solid lifter camshaft gives the engine a nice
lope at idle, can hear it better when it's IN GEAR, at idle. Dark Forest
green, I might choose.
Car comes with a fibreglass trunklid spoiler (not installed) as well as
some FREE original extra parts such as gauges/doorhandles/windowcranks and
2 cyl heads, 1 2.0 for rebuild, 1 2.3 already rebuilt, if desired.
$3700 my loss, you hit the lottery at this price. Overall cost to me?
11000plus. 450 holley, offenhauser intake, header, custom Exhaust. Cyl head work, parts, labor and
fabrication cost me 6000 in parts/labor. Add new radiator, brakes,
alternator, starter, AC (400 parts/labor TWICE to get it RIGHT), 14 in
wheels/NEW tires, and it's easy to add to over 11000 using simple math.
Those costs, you wont have to repeat. Rather you can just do the bodywork
and paint. This car has been painted ONCE in 40 years, SIX YEARS AGO, and
that was a cheap maaco respray in black, did not include color conversion
(doorjams etc still show mostly orig white/green).
Considering the age, its held in pretty good, overall condition. The
interior is all inact, with no rips or tears in the upholstery or
headliner, 1 crack on the dash, that is covered with a green matching felt
cover. Orig Shag carpet is not worn. Floors are solid. It's not rusty
underneath, like many 40-year old pintos that you will find. Find 1 with
only 37500 original miles, and these mechanical upgrades/updates. Cylinder
Head work: 1500 in JUST labor at the Coleman Brothers machine shop in
Baltimore, Md, for porting, polishing, bowl blending and very slight
shaving to ensure flatness (may be minimal increase in c/r from that, I'm
guessing .2 for 8.8 to 1, based on less than 20 thousands shaved for
flatness) - factory c/r, I JUST READ, was 8.6 to 1 and 100 bhp.
If U can do the bodywork/paint yourself, or hire it done for cheap, you'll
have a pretty nice driver quality 4banger, not a show car, but a decent
street machine, cruise-ins car, for under 6000 bucks, plus or minus some
Can you find a dirt dobber nest under the hood or underbody? I'm sure you
can. This car has been driven approx 200 miles in the past 2 years. Stored
under a roof, but open air, sometimes also under a car cover. This car had
to be PURCHASED with 30,000 orig miles on it, 6 years ago, driven 7300
miles locally, before the mechanical restoration/upgrades began.
Thanks for watching listening and reading. Asking 3700 Firm with extras
CRASH: Ep 1: Carnage: Car Safety & Car Crashes: Pt 4: High Toll, Ralph Nader, Corvair & Pinto
From the UK Documentary Series CRASH: Episode 1 of 3: Carnage.
This episode gives a brief history of car safety, showing how our love of
the car soon became tarnished by a massive road toll in the 1950s and 60s
and the designed in faults and dangers that were killing and injuring
motorists at speeds as low as 10mph. The rise of consumerism in the 60s &
70s brought huge changes to the way automakers and governments thought
about car safety and it is now a huge part of automotive engineering
design. This episode also looks at some famous and infamous cars (the Mini,
Corvair, Pinto) and many of the safety flaws in their design.
In this episode:
-Princess Diana Car Crash reconstruction (Part 1)
-Alarming Fatalities of the 1950s (Part 2)
-The Big 3, birth of car safety & the Mini (Part 3)
-Uncontrollable Deaths, Ralph Nader, Corvair & Pinto (Part 4)
-The Quest to improve car safety Seatbelts & Airbags (Part 5)
-Safety Sells the 1980s & 1990s (Part 6)
Episode 2: Fatal Attraction: The person behind the wheel: Driver Behaviour
and Human Error in causing crashes.
Episode 3: What Happened?: The role of the Car Crash Detective :Forensic
reconstruction of fatal crashes.
New World's Fastest Car! Ford GT Bad v8 1700 Hp - 455.817 km/h ( Guinness World Records )
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Performance Power Racing Re-Sets the Guinness World Records holding for
Fastest Standing Mile-Street Car at 283.232 mph
Johnny Bohmer Owner of Performance Power Racing and Driver of the World
Famous BADD GT, along with Matt Lundy, Lead Design Tech, piloted the 1700+
horse power Ford GT down NASA's Shuttle Landing Facility Runway this week
setting a new Guinness World Record at 283.232 mph in the Standing Mile.
The Standing Mile is an event in which a vehicle, from a dead stop,
accelerates completely through the one mile mark.
Cops Chase Ford GT
Police chase a Ford GT through traffic. Partial scene from the dvd "Super
Speeders 3 - On the Run". Available for rental or download on Amazon VOD or
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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"
Ford Pinto Tribute
Built from 1971-1980, the Ford Pinto captivates many. Despite being unsafe,
the Pinto is still beloved by many Ford fans, including myself.
Song: Amie, Pure Prairie League
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