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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Two for one update today, as I wrap up this series of updates to cover the last 1 3/4 years with this, the final update for the next little while. - Now that the car was finally painted, it was time to start reassembly of all the body parts that had been removed for nearly 2 years. Before...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    So again, I wasn't doing most of the work, so I have no pictures, but the primer was blocked back to 400 again, and a fairly thin film of filler added into the most egregiously bad spots. The fender got the most of it, perhaps up to 1/8 thick in the very worst areas. More than I'd like, but it...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Fast forward to a month later. Nearly the end of May now, 2022. Unsurprisingly, most paint & body shops in the local area still didn't even want to give me the time of day. "Too much collision work" "We don't do full resprays anymore" "I'm 9 months out on accepting any new work" "I can put...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Now that the engine was running, I wanted to try and drive the car. Of course, that was going to be difficult, because as it turned out, the clutch bracket that I made in the last post? yeah, that was not working, not at all. The problems were three-fold: Unsurprisingly, the throw distance...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Thanks man. I think it comes across better in the pictures than it actually is though. There's a lot of this thing that I'm damn proud of, but there's nearly as much that I look at and think: "Well that looks like ass. It'll work though, so that'll do." The paint runs on the firewall come to...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    With the headers installed, it was time to turn my attention back to plumbing. Plumbing was among the last of the major hurdles. The brakes were done, but the fuel system and power steering were only partially complete, so it was time to wrap those up. I started with power steering, and...
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    Ownership Verified: My Brooklands Green sports saloon...

    Well it's always got to be something doesn't it. Best of luck figuring out a thrust washer solution
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    So, after just a couple days worth of assembly, it was time to slam the drivetrain into this thing for real. First to get sent home was the transmission. The last several times I've move this T56 in or out of the car, I've jacked the car up as high as I could get it, and slid the trans out the...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    February 11, 2022. Time to assemble my 347 short block for real. Of course, you can see in an earlier post of mine in this very thread that I actually purchased my short block back in August of 2020, and received it in September of 2020. This 347 is using Wiseco forged pistons, SCAT 5140 crank...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    I agree, restoration would have been a better approach. On to the update: - Now that the engine compartment brake plumbing was done, it was time to start thinking about the last item that needed to be placed in that drivers side corner of the firewall: The main electrical disconnects. In...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Shame, but it makes sense. Once a vehicles been chopped to that degree for racing, it's not like they can just be returned to street use. As far as the Winnie goes, I guess I'll be making a thread for it sooner or later. I've got plans for it, as far as changes go, but with the engine work...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Wow, I love that A/FX style. What ended up happening to that car? My buddy is obviously going a different direction than that though. He wants a comfortable street cruiser with enough power to easily manage modern traffic. the powerplant he's got in mind is quite different for a car like this...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Early in the morning of Saturday March 20, 2021, the mobile media blaster showed up and quickly filled my car up with sand Once he'd finished with his work (about 4.5 hours) the car was taken off the sawhorses, and finangled back into the protection of my garage There was a great deal of...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    By the middle of February, I was working on fuel system. Thankfully, despite being rear ended, the fuel tank in the blue car was 100% perfectly fine, so I pulled that out, and dropped it straight into the new car. I popped in the two fuel line holes in the trunk floor, same as the blue car had...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    So, now that I'm caught up to middle January, 2021, it's worth noting that I was not just working towards being finished as quickly as I reasonably could. I actually did have a specific target date in mind, and a particular 'condition' that I needed the car to be in before that date. The target...
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