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  1. NotLaw

    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Now towards middle October, the time had finally come to start taking apart the Arizona car. With the CAD designed parts more-or-less finished, I needed access to the car's firewall so that I could deal with the modifications for the power brakes, power steering, and the air conditioning. So I...
  2. NotLaw

    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    So, I had all this CAD designed sheet metal, and I needed lots of parts to be precisely made. Making them all by hand would have sucked, and taken forever, so, enter a company called OSHCut. Their based out of Orem, UT, and their web interface for quoting and getting laser cut material made is...
  3. NotLaw

    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Thanks. I've been really pleased with the project so far. It seems like 10 years of driving the other car, and thinking about all the ways I wanted to make it better is finally coming to fruition. GR, the rims are from Legendary Wheel. The LW69 model which apparently is based of the '69 Shelby...
  4. NotLaw

    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    Around the same time as when I was working on the air compressor and it's wiring (late march, early April) I managed to find a deal on Ebay for something that I've been wanting for a very, very long time. To you, that might look like a box, to me though, it represents the opportunity to turn...
  5. NotLaw

    1955 Buick Special

    Sweet. That's some good progress. This will be a fun little hotrod when it's all done.
  6. NotLaw

    Ownership Verified: The More-Door Fairlane, V2!

    As per usual, turns out that I'm not that on top of making regular updates. Of course, a global pandemic didn't help, but if we're being honest, my lack of updates has nothing and less to do with that haha. So, instead instead of regular updates, I'll instead cram 7 months of progress into...
  7. NotLaw

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

    I think your "mechanic" is either a moron, or they're trying to kill you. That ridiculous. It's true that brake systems are split systems (front & rear) and if you loose all fluid in one system, the other should still work, that's the point of a dual system. But that's intended for the...
  8. NotLaw

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

    Man, that sucks. I like using NiCopp these days. Advance auto/carquest stocks it and it's much more corrosion resistant, while still being easy to work with.
  9. NotLaw

    2021 Ford Bronco trim/color/options decoded

    Hmm... I like this. I like this a lot. Next years going to be very interesting. If I can get the Fairlane project done, I might need to figure out how to make room to park a new vehicle.
  10. NotLaw

    Ownership Verified: My Brooklands Green sports saloon...

    I'm no stranger to big projects, but I'm not going to lie, that degree of cancer would send me running. Good on you for getting started on dealing with it though. Old cars only get older and less common, so It's good to keep them going. Good luck!
  11. NotLaw

    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...
  12. NotLaw

    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?
  13. NotLaw

    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...
  14. NotLaw

    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.
  15. NotLaw

    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...
  16. NotLaw

    Ownership Verified: 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...
  17. NotLaw

    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...
  18. NotLaw

    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.
  19. NotLaw

    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...
  20. NotLaw

    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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