Re: Fairlane Chat
ha ha ha
All fantastic ideas. The idea of mine is just something to have a bit fo fun in, drive the missus and two kids around sometimes. It sounds nice, looks fantastic but doesn't go that hard. I want it good enough to do the odd skid, if later on I change my mind I will stick in a modded up 351w or clevo.
For the time being in the next week or so (got home duties first ha ha) I will be pulling the old girl out, stripping her down and basically having a play. Will get the block chemically cleaned etc, its already freshly bored so a quick hone will be fine. I want to play with the heads n a dye grinder, I may go a mild cam and the pistons are already fly cut flat tops. Basically a freshen up, get rid of the knock(s) and stop her smokin. Then, I may put on an edelbrock or weiand with a street avenger Holley and see what happens. The local engine builders say they were good for 220hp from factory with standard crappy carb, but sticking on a holley and extractors you get nearly 250, with pistons, manifold, carby, cam, mild head work and extractors should easily be 250+hp and more than enough to have fun with. Would love to get a new dizzy and stick on electronic ignition.
Its running a C4 with shift kit and no high stall (i like it that way) and the standard single spinner borg warner 2.7 or 2.9 ration diff. Off the line, even running sick, it is still quicker than my commodore which makes me wonder. I would be wrapped to get her low 15's maybe 14's with higher diff, but its mainly a cruiser not a weapon.
Gimme an old classic cruiser any day over a new car.
I can jump on my fairlane all day long and not even dent it, just bump
a new car 'n' your off to the panel beaters...