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LSx Turbo Ford Fairmont Build Video #3 (Brakes Installed)

Sorry for the shakiness, just got the new camera - getting used to it. In the video, the Cobra Brakes are on and ready to rock.


 


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LSx Turbo Ford Fairmont Build Video #4 (Balancer Removal)
I know, I know. Its a full video simply dedicated to the removal of the balancer / crank pulley. Maybe it can be used as a reference for fellow LSx minded people. The tool was rented from Advance Auto Parts, it was $106 to rent. All of the money was refunded when the tool was returned. I used a 15/16" 6pt Impact Socket on the balancer/pulley bolt. We had to torch it because it was not playing nice.





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 #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 #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)





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!





FE Fairmont
Rory McNeil's Fe Ford Fairmont dip's into the 9"s





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Fun in the Fairmont - Merry Christmas 1979 Ford Fairmont Turbo LSx Swap
A little burnout fun filmed in Mexico. More driving videos to come.





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 #9 (Tranmission/Converter/Adaptor Part 1)
Here we get working on the JW Bellhousing, notching it to clear the rear timing cover bolts. We also fill up the torque converter and place the LS1 to TH350/TH400 adapter in. Hughes Performance HP3795 Big End Performance Torque Converter JW Bell TH400





Volvo 940 Running again (New Headgasket, Deleted Catalytic Converter, etc)
Here is a little update, I have been real busy with school but the volvo runs good. Also got crazy and did a cat delete





fairmont 2 003
1980 ford fairmont IDLE, REV, walk around, FOR SALE.





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.





Ford Fairmont Squire Station Wagon 1 Owner Kombi 40k Orig Miles Fox Zephyr Woodie
Ford Fairmont Squire I dont think they were a country Squire thise were only the Large LTD Crown Vic etc Station Wagons i think. No matter if you call it a Kombi, Estate, Break or just a Station Wagon this car is bar none one of the coolest you will EVER see! This is a 1 Owner car with 40,000 Original miles it retains the factory paint and even the original Vinyl on the sides. This Car is Sweet and easy to Export. Classic Cars are a LOVE of mine If you are not Subscribed make sure you do that. My website is http://www.1ownercarguy.com and You can call me anytime about these cars Nathan Wratislaw AKA 1 Owner Car Guy 406 544 6919 Thanks for watching and check out My other Videos there are over 600 of them i have done on My Channel Cheers From Wikipedia The Ford Fairmont is a compact car produced by Ford Motor Company for the North American market. Introduced for the 1978 model year, the Fairmont was produced in several bodystyles until it was replaced by the Ford Tempo for the 1984 model year. The Fairmont was the successor to the Maverick; its Mercury counterpart was the Mercury Zephyr, which replaced the Comet. The Fairmont and Zephyr marked the introduction of the long-running Ford Fox platform, used for a wide variety of later models. Those most closely related to the Fairmont included the 1980--1982 Ford Thunderbird, the 1981--1982 Ford Granada, the 1979--1993 Ford Mustang (and 1979--1986 Mercury Capri), and the 1982--1987 Lincoln Continental.





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