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 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan

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PostSubject: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:15 pm

Recent pictures of my car with its new powertrain. Virgin roller block 5.0. TFS heads, TFS stage II cam, PP air-gap intake, 1.6 rr's, 750 cfm vac Holley, full length headers. SD-T-5 (rebuilt). 7.5" 3.73 Auburn Trac-Loc. I sold my old 5.0 for $850 )B303 cam ported E7 heads) and got a super deal on the TFS heads and block for $850. It came with '86 HO flat top pistons that I had fly cut to accmodiate the TFS cam. Milled the heads for a 10.1 comp. I Used ARP rod, main and head studs and a windage tray (original Boss 302 part #). I have a 351 that I was going to stroke, but I could not pass the up this deal and I can get away with a cheaper T-5 with a 5.0 and the '82 GT 7.5" rearend. I do all my own work.


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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:39 pm

nice color. I had one that color, but not that nice Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:56 am

Thanks. I think its Cordavan Red, the interior is the same. I have a maroon dash pad from a Granada - recovered Recaro seats - per the pic. The vinyl top I re-sprayed with an off the shelf Maroonish color - that is also close.
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:34 pm

looks good. i didn't know the granada dash pad fit. good to know.
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:29 am

nice air cleaner bonnet. i almost had to use one with my windsor but cut a hole in the hood instead lol What a Face
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PostSubject: Nice Boxtop!   Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:38 pm

I used to have one ( The "MexiMont...Fairmont built in Mexico and imported north by original owner) 302, t5, ac, the works when I was done with it. Just after i finished it though, it got totaled in 2004 by some kid who pulled out in front of me at a rainy intersection. ( the usual story in my San Antonio...no license, insurance or green card, wasn't his truck...) Have been wanting another, but have yet to find one as nice or worth fixing up. the search continues. Enjoy your ride! I miss mine almost every day. Do have a strong lead on a coupe. Can HAVE it if I want it...still rather have another boxtop sedan.
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:51 am

That's not an ES (or ESO) is it?
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:51 am

The dual bonnet is from Spectre and was bought locally from the Advance Auto chain. Kinda pricey, the dual as you see it was $150. But it does allow for creatvity. I have since sold the dual bonnet and went with a single inlet so I could reinstall my strut brace. I will post a pic later. No unfortunetley its not an ESS model - but thanks for the compliment!
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:25 pm

I've always liked this car. cheers You've done a great job. I love the color, what is it?

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PostSubject: Thank you!   Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:46 am

Its Cordavan Red
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:08 pm

btw, if its just a 302, why do you need the bonnet? just trying to be different? or do you have a big carb spacer and you cant fit under the hood.
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:21 pm

Beautiful looking fairmont, and engine! That 7.5 will not last long behind that, i have a stock non-HO '86 302 and it broke the 7.5 my second time at the track. I was on street tires and everything not even good ones lol Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:22 am

My 7.5" has been bulletproof thus far. A full season of autocrossing, 4 years of street mayhem, 3 track days, and 2 transmissions - its been as sturdy as the 5.0!. I run Amsoil Severe Duty synthetic gear lube. I guess the difference is I don't drag race. I have an '88 T-Bird T/C 8.8 ready for a re-build once old faithful gives up. I do notice now the factory (Auborn) trac-loc is overwhelmed...

The bonnet is to draw cooler air...
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:08 am

Shawnski wrote:
My 7.5" has been bulletproof thus far. A full season of autocrossing, 4 years of street mayhem, 3 track days, and 2 transmissions - its been as sturdy as the 5.0!. I run Amsoil Severe Duty synthetic gear lube. I guess the difference is I don't drag race. I have an '88 T-Bird T/C 8.8 ready for a re-build once old faithful gives up. I do notice now the factory (Auborn) trac-loc is overwhelmed...

The bonnet is to draw cooler air...


Thats pretty damn good! My dad never broke his back in the day, and he never drag raced so it could be i just overwhelmed it.

I've got a T/C rear end going in my car too Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:30 pm

TC's are 5 lug too right? wont you have to buy some new wheels?
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:06 pm

Nope they are 4 lug. So i can keep my 10 holes Very Happy Well hopefully i'll have convo pros soon. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:05 pm

DAMNIT you have a gorgeous car.I really want another boxtop to setup for street /cornering.
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Sat May 09, 2009 12:55 pm

I hope to do my 79 4cyl sedan someday. Sweet looking ride.
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Sat May 09, 2009 10:56 pm

What spring set did you use to lower the car? Love the stance.

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PostSubject: Re: 1980 Ford Fairmont 2-door Sedan   Mon May 11, 2009 4:13 pm

See?!? Someone else is nuts enough to autocross a Fairmont.

I think I saw video of your car on Youtube.

Nice.
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