I have just bought myself a new Fairlane..... Just like MadNC_8's just a couple of differences though....
It's 14 years older than his....
It's not a Ghia but it's a Marquis....
It's got a bigger V8....
The V8 is a clevo....
But the similarities are astounding....
They are both green!!!!!!!!!
They are both Fords!!!!!!!!
Well now I will tell you about the car.....
It's a 1978 ZH Marquis
It is as close to rust free as I have ever seen. The body is good and very straight, the only rust that I can see is in the bottom of the drivers side front gaurd and that has been cut out and filled with nicky, but was never finished off so you can see that the rust was very minimal. I will have to double check, but I think there may be a tiny bubble in the bottom of 1 or 2 of the doors, but overall the car is very clean.
Ok engine, this could be a problem. It is a 351C, but it will need a rebuild as the heads have been removed. The bottom end is all good, but I am giving it a full reco. The engine was in great condition before he started to strip it down, he just wanted to rebuild it a little tuffer and had planned to get it rebuilt, but lost interest after he pulled the heads off, so thats how it sat from there on.
SO, there is a 351 bottom end there, and the 351 open chamber heads, 4 barrel manifold, I think there is a Thermoquad carby there as well.
The car still has it's FMX auto fitted.
The car did have a 9" diff fitted, but unfortunately I had to take that out for one of my coupes, but it has a disc brake 8" for it now.
The interior is near perfect, it's all beige velour, electric front seats. Power windows all work as far as I know.
The body is green, like the light mettalic green, can't remember the name of the colour off hand.
The grille and head lights, etc are out of the car, but they are all there. There is even a few spares with the car.
All this for only $1000
It's a good Project car and I hopefully will have it going somewhat soon
I had the pleasure of working on acouple of those lovliy old barges and it is a shame that there are not as many as there should.
i did a lot of rust work when i was young and silly and we were knowen to take on some shockers.
With all the old 70s and early 80s stuff it was a lot of trouble in the Plemums , the part in the front screen , where the wipers live. That traps all the outside worldly rubbish and they tend to rot from the inside out,, Same as the rear , you can hop in the boot easy enough with a torch and you will see straight away if its been played with. Its just a shame that all the seals perish and start it rusting. The Chrome surround around the window dosent help much at all iether.
also a quik check on the hoist at the subframe all mounts and joins they like to Crack , not bad but they do do it.
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