66 Fairlane Project
(10-09-2018, 01:14 AM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: Front of the car looks good with all the bright work back on.  Going with the body color on the hood was a good decision.

Thanks Mike...I am glad I went with the body color on the hood as well.  We all get a little crazy sometimes but in the end we get our head out of the clouds and our feet back on the ground!

I got my VIN verified today.  Close call, only one day before my temp plate expired.  Now back to DMV to get plates for the car.  Until then I won't be able to drive the car.
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Very exciting!

In danger of sounding like a scratched album - "The Fairlane looks Great!"
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I got the car registered this weekend and was able to drive around shaking out a few more bugs.  I replaced the turn signal harness because the one I was using was showing its age creating electrical intermittences preventing other things from working properly.  Now everything electrically seems to be working the way they should.

Also, got my power domes lenses and emblems this weekend and couldn't wait to get those on the car. It is truly a cool hood and glad to have found one.  So basically, the car is about 98% finished.  I just need to install the window moldings and the drip rail moldings and buy or make a rear package tray and that should by the last 2%.

I am glad to have shared another project with you guys!


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One sweet little Fairlane!

JTS
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Wow Very nice!! You do excellent work. Time for a new project Drink_to_that
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Well Done!

Very nice.

Time to enjoy driving one or the other for a bit.
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I enjoyed a nice Sunday drive in the Fairlane with my wife and my little dog Sonny all in the front seat.  Best news is my wife actually told me likes the Fairlane.  Has to be the bench seat! 

Anyway, this is it for car restoration for me. Time to start relaxing on the weekends.

Thankyou
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Just got to know. Did you try to throw her in the back seat when you hit 2nd??? If you didn't you weren't trying hard enough!  Gears  Roflmao1  

JTS

When I built my 70 Maverick, and got the 351w installed, I asked Jessie to go for a ride(8 months pregnant). I had thrown the bench seat in the car, back when I first got the car, and had forgotten to bolt it down. So we went down the road, and when it hit second, the seat rared up, and damn near dumped both of us in the back seat. The only thing that stopped it was I had a good grip on the steering wheel!   Laughing
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(10-16-2018, 01:21 PM)JTS71 Mach1 Wrote: Just got to know. Did you try to throw her in the back seat when you hit 2nd??? If you didn't you weren't trying hard enough!  Gears  Roflmao1  

JTS

When I built my 70 Maverick, and got the 351w installed, I asked Jessie to go for a ride(8 months pregnant). I had thrown the bench seat in the car, back when I first got the car, and had forgotten to bolt it down. So we went down the road, and when it hit second, the seat rared up, and damn near dumped both of us in the back seat. The only thing that stopped it was I had a good grip on the steering wheel!   Laughing

That's hysterical, but I am sure we have all forgotten to put a bolt on or tighten something done.   I had just put the new turn signal harness in on the weekend which fixed the problem with one of my brake lights not working and decided to reroute some wires under the dash to clean it up a little.  Well I drove the car to my house and saw my neighbor out there and said hey neighbor can you see if my brake lights are working.  He said they weren't.  I said your kidding me I just checked them against the garage door and they were working.  Then it dawned on me when I was rerouting wires I disconnected the brake harness at the switch and never plugged it back in.   

To answer your question about slamming second gear...no.  I have to play nice with the wife in the car.  It's sort of like having your mother in your car when you 16.  You have to drive like a gentleman.
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Thought I would post some pics of the Fairlane project just about completed.  I got all the outside trim installed, door panels on and threw in a set of racing lap belts to complete the look. As I mentioned in another post, my distributor crapped out on me and a friend of mine gave me this cool Echlin dual point distributor made right here in Branford CT USA. Echlin is a NAPA product but they no longer offer these which is too bad. The neat thing about this distributor is you can set the dwell while the car is running kinda like a Chevy.  Plus it has a provision for a mechanical drive tachometer.


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