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rusty428cj
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There has been a lot of people laid off at Source Interlink magazines in the last week and Steve Baur was one of them Friday. Not sure what will be done on the Fairlane now.
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rusty428cj
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The Fairlane was moved out of the storage warehouse this morning and waiting to get in the shop.





Ready to start installing the Painless wiring harness and control panel. Once this story is finished the magazine will be ready to go to the printers.




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Post Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:38 pm 
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Read all about the wiring install in an upcoming issue of Modified Mustangs & Fords magazine.


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Yesterday I taped the grille and sprayed it semi gloss black let it dry over night and installed today






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I forgot to take a photo of the front bumper showing all the surface rust and dents. The rust and chrome was ground and sanded off and epoxy primed. Had to do a little bodywork



Epoxy primed again



Sanded



Slick Sand



Block sanded with 180 and epoxy primed black so I could see if there were any imperfections



Sanded again and epoxy primed white





Three coats of SPI red next day three coats of clear







Sandblasted bumper bolts before priming and painting


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The rear bumper needs a lot of work



After straighten, welding and a lot of grinding and sanding I sprayed at least 3 coats of SPI epoxy and started the bodywork



After a few times of block sanding and priming I sprayed 3 coats of SPI Red the next day 3 coats of SPI Universal clear


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Autometer Elite tach and gauges installed. You can read all about the install in the August issue of Modified Mustangs & Fords magazine


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Post Thu May 08, 2014 9:29 am 
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I have been busy working on customer cars and have not had a lot of time to work on the Fairlane. We now have the headliner installed and the seats.


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We are making a little progress it has been over 5 years since there has been any glass in the Fairlane


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Brian made patterns of all the interior trim panels out of poster board



The patterns were sent to Scott Rod Fabrications in Toledo Ohio and were made in aluminum.





NHRA requires the interior trim panels to have upholstery on them so I had Mike at Mike's Tops in Port Richey cover them in cloth.





Mike also covered the rear seat area with carpet. It looks a lot better in person


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Interior trim panels are installed






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After a lot of thinking and studying the NHRA classification guide I have decided to build a 302 from a 1968 Cougar and race it in GT/LA. It is rated at 230 hp and I can run aftermarket aluminum heads along with the same Quick Fuel carb that is the legal replacement for a 390 or 428CJ. This will be new for me because I only have experience with the FE motors. I believe it will be a lot cheaper to build than an FE and very competitive.
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quote:
Originally posted by rusty428cj:
After a lot of thinking and studying the NHRA classification guide I have decided to build a 302 from a 1968 Cougar and race it in GT/LA. It is rated at 230 hp and I can run aftermarket aluminum heads along with the same Quick Fuel carb that is the legal replacement for a 390 or 428CJ. This will be new for me because I only have experience with the FE motors. I believe it will be a lot cheaper to build than an FE and very competitive.

does that mean the fairlane is for sale? Laughing

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by rusty428cj:
After a lot of thinking and studying the NHRA classification guide I have decided to build a 302 from a 1968 Cougar and race it in GT/LA. It is rated at 230 hp and I can run aftermarket aluminum heads along with the same Quick Fuel carb that is the legal replacement for a 390 or 428CJ. This will be new for me because I only have experience with the FE motors. I believe it will be a lot cheaper to build than an FE and very competitive.

does that mean the fairlane is for sale? Laughing



No unless somebody offered a LOT of $$$$$$$$
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