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    Ownership Verified: 1000lbs. Lighter! 1987 Mercury Colony Park

    Another stupid idea, but those rims look original. Have you have them checked for trueness? Maybe after so many years they are out of round, or slightly warped. Might be easy to do a imprecise check on your own. Get the car up in the air and rig some kind of fixture on the ground that points...
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    Ownership Verified: 1000lbs. Lighter! 1987 Mercury Colony Park

    When I get new rotors for the Fairlane, they usually have new races already in place, maybe it's a similar situation?
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    Ownership Verified: 1000lbs. Lighter! 1987 Mercury Colony Park

    I had a shake similar to what you describe in my original blue fairlane back when I got it. A pulsing vibration that increased with speed, though mine also increased in intensity when I was coasting. I never definitively figured out the root cause, but after I exploded my differential by being...
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    Moab FG Offroad Jamboree May 4-8, 2020

    I'd be down for a fall or spring '21 trip, depending on when things return to some semblance of normalcy.
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    So today's post is actually only tangentially related to the Fairlane project, but it's an important infrastructure step that makes the next jobs possible. To tell the story though, we have to go back to middle October, 2019. At that time, my father approached me about getting some or all of...
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    Cpt.70's NotAHonda - 1983 Triumph Acclaim L

    On the one hand, it blows my mind how quickly everything seems to turn into rusty dust over there. Then I see the commonly accepted ways to 'fix' the rust. and I'm not so surprised anymore o_O Eventually, if you want to keep your classics on the road, I suppose you'll have to either gather the...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Ok, so, over the last couple weeks, some major strides have been taken towards dragging this car into the 21st century. On Thursday the 20th, some friends came over after work and I set about using the car as a teaching aid (and them as labor) to get some projects done. Didn't really take any...
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    Moab FG Offroad Jamboree May 4-8, 2020

    I've not set my accommodations yet. The time off has been approved though, so the week is clear. I'd be down to split a airbnb/condo rental though. If push comes to shove though, I can always find a place to drop a tent too.
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    So, I mentioned in one of the above posts that the Fairlane's got some lifter clatter. Last weekend, I popped the valve covers off to have a look-see. The first thing I noticed is that this 289 is spotless. I also quickly noticed that the pushrod for #5 exhaust looked brand new; the other...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Well, I figure I might as well throw a quick update in. Basically, everything is going better than expected. I've got a little over 300 miles on the car now. Strictly around town, occasional errands, but mostly commuting to work. I still dont trust the mechanical fuel pump, and I think I need...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Sounds like that galaxie has a terrible alignment and awful tires. Also, 18 mpg in the UK is equivalent to 15mpg US. That sounds about right to me for an engine that can get a barge that's at least twice the weight of a BL product up to speed about 4 times quicker than the same BL product...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Compared to sealed beams (which I still have on the K5) these LED bulbs in H4 and H1 housings are on the same scale of improvement as going from carburetor straight to full multiport EFI. There's literally no comparison. The only place the LED conversion looks bad is in comparison to modern...
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    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Well, it's been a few weeks, and so, time for another roundup status post. As I mentioned in my previous post, the brakes were pulling very hard to the left, and as I was unloading the car after getting the glass replaced, I noticed signs that the drivers front drum had some kind of leak...
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    Ownership Verified: 1967 Ford Fairlane 500

    By the way, for anyone who's still following this, the post for the new car is up now, Here Pretty much all future updates will be there, as this car is mostly going to just be a parts donor now.
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    Holidays 2019 Cross Country Roadtrip Planning

    Between Cedar and Richfield, there is basically nothing. There's a blip of civilization in Beaver, and that's basically it. Mojave preserve is nifty, but its mostly just arid desert with Joshua trees. Most all the area around the preserve looks just like the area inside the preserve. Between...
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