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Lawdog
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Wifety gave green light on $4,000 to spend

Like the title say's was able to clear up about $4,000 to spend on my project.

For those who don't know I have a 65 500 SC. The body is straight and paint will suffice for the time being.

I am looking to make it a somewhat summertime daily driver.

My priorities are changing the front drums to disks as the current drums have issued with locking up, new rims and tires to clear the new disk brakes

Front and back springs and shocks.

Most of all I need her to turn right over when I go to start the car.

So as recap, the must are brakes swapped and the car to turn over easily.

The bonus is if I can get all of this within the $4,000. I might even have an extra $1,000 to get the exhaust and engine improvement going.

Please provide any suggestions you may have

I am leaning towars the stainless steel brakes kit , a set of AGX gas adjustable shocks, not sure where to go for the springs yet, in everything else I am still lost..... here is a photo for reference

Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:01 am 
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6t5frlane
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I think your paln makes good sense. Brakes and suspension. Disk Brake kits I think are aroun 6 to 900 $$. I'm assuming she has a 289. An electronic ignition is a very good upgrade. If you have the extra $ Headers are limited in choice. Hooker 6134 fit right in. About 425.00 for non coated. Have fun and enjoy. You will almost always be the only 65 at any cruise !!
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Lawdog
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That is actually one of the parts I enjoy. Which electronic ignition would you guys recomend.

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FastMag
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I did the Petronix with their wires and hot coil. It was an easy swap and works flawlessly. Also apears pretty much stock. Not that expensive either. Summit has them or Dearborne.
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Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:45 am 
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steve
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When looking for a disc brake conversion, don't forget to look at the Wilwood kits. A friend did one on his 64 sedan and said it took less than one afternoon to do it and works and looks good.Price is quite reasonable.
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Steve 64 S/C big brakes 8.8 rear 289 lentech AOD, strut front suspension

Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:52 pm 
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Lawdog
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I have been looking at wilwood closely in fact thought they dont list a 65 (no suprise) they did have a kit for the for a 66 fairlane, 65 mustang and 65 falcon. I am not sure which would be the closest fit, the falcon maybe???

Post Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:34 am 
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steve
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Not sure which kit my buddy used but I would think that one for a 65-66 Mustang would work. He used a street setup with the 11 inch or so rotors.
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Post Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:25 am 
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dave s
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Disc brakes

I used the factory discs from a 67 Mustang,just drop the backing plate and it's a bolt on, hardest part was jacking the car up. also used 67 master cyl.and manual proportional valve. I'm non power brakes.

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Lawdog
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I've got power brakes wonder how much of a difference it's going make. Any one on these boards have knowlede or experience in the similarities of the 65 fairlane vs mustang?

Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:49 am 
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johnc118
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Here is a list.

From Ebay you can get a billet HEI electronic ignition for $50.00.

Front disk brakes.

http://www.rcmotorsports.net/Pg13Link.html

also from R&C a master cylinder or get a junk yard power brake for a Geo

Large drums for the rear
http://www.mpbrakes.com/products/list.cfm?make=ford&model=fairlane&year=1964&product=188

You can shop around and get local upholstry for agood price.

Watch ebay for anti sway bars they are awesome on these cars.

Front end kit from Kanters or PST.

Local shop for wheels and tire.

Good luck
John
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