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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:19 pm

Yay. Almost done.
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Been working on it in my spare time. Good thing I took vacation this week... Just random fires, as usual, but they all cut into my play time. I had planned on getting the trans and at least one floorboard panel done. Not.

I could have gotten all that done if I'd known what I was doing with the transmission. While assembling the main shaft I forgot the reverse gear. had to pull the speedo gear back off, drop reverse gear on, then press the speedo gear back on. Then forgot two little washers in the cluster gear. 100 needle bearings in there, 4 rows of 25. Didn't have enough washers between the bearing sets and had to pull it back out and pull needles out, insert washers and put the needles back in. Then when I put the main shaft assembly in I couldn't get it in quite far enough. It needed about 1/8 for the gears to mesh right with the counter shaft cluster and the mid plate wouldn't seat.
I thought one of the needle bearings in the input shaft had fallen down and was wedged in there. Pulled it back out, at which point all the needle bearings DID fall out. OH, and the input shaft bearing... On Super T-10s and later T-10s the input bearing is slip fit, which males it easier to put the main shaft assembly in. But the early T-10s are press on.
Ended up putting the main shaft in 3 times. same gap all 3 times. It wasn't binding or anything. I checked movement the whole time. I think it was just me stuffing a butt load of grease in there making it hard to get it in all the way... usually more lube is better *shrug*. Kept working the shafts and giving it a good slam with a hammer and it settled in... nice and deep.. hit bottom.
that's what she said.

It's still pretty stiff. I have to put an old clutch disc on the input to get enough leverage to turn it. But I don't feel any rubbing, scraping, binding... Just really, really tight. The more I work it the looser it feels... ahem..
Eventually I'll get to put some 90 wgt in it, bolt it to the 289 and that should loosen it up good when I fire it up.

Just went out and put the new shifter forks in, new seals on the shift shafts and buttoned it all up.
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Gen1Trooper » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:10 am

Alright!....Needle bearings...YAY!
Keep on it...You will be slamming gears in no time!

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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:41 pm

Took another week off! Ready to make some more progress on the car... and they're having an AHOD "event" at work this month... which will probably go a couple of months at least. Wanna miss as much of that as I can.
Any of that have heard 6S from management knows what that means..

Floorboards! Thought I'd practice with the passenger side since it's the good one.
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I cut all the bad stuff out and put the new toe board in. The replacement panels are supposed to be direct replacement... NOT! Lot's of fitting, trimming, fitting, trimming, fitting trimming....
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There's a support box underneath the toe board that was getting pretty rotten too. I patched the top part of it before I put the toe board in. I'll get the bottom part from underneath.

Then repeat for the floor panel.
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I slathered some seam sealer on the mating edges of the floor board. Forgot I had any left when I did the toe board... I'll unscrew the top edge of it and stuff some seam sealer in there too. And get a tube of seam sealer for the caulking gun and hit the outside edge from underneath.

Still debating on how much of it to weld and how much to leave screwed together. Some of it will have to be welded... may just leave it at that.
This car may not be a keeper and I don't want to screw it up too much for the next guy, is what I'm thinking. Maybe that guy will have the skills to properly restore it..

That thought was kinda floating around in my head as I worked on the passenger side. THEN I started on the driver's side... which solidified those thoughts... because the dude before me didn't give a rat's patooty about the next guy!
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You can't really tell from the pic... It's a mess. The section he cut out was maybe a third the size of the patch. he welded the front edge on the toe board and the rear edge on the hump, stitched the inside edge... haven't gotten to the outside edge yet. then covered the welds with latex caulking. There was actually some good steel under there... BUT it all rusted out quick around the welds. Some good bits of metal in the middle and rusty around the edges of the patch. All that crap has to come out.
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:07 pm

Got most of the old patch off this morning and cut out some of the rusty crusty toe board.
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I managed to save the cross brace on the passenger side and brace it. Driver's side is toast. I'll dig through the "vault" and see what kind of scraps I have to replace it.

And the last guy did weld the patch to the body on the outside edge. Not a great weld either. And him using that expanding foam to fill in behind the toe board wasn't nice either. I should have expected it after seeing inside what's left of the rear quarter panels...
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Underneath the driver's side floorboard the rear brake line and the fuel line are in the way. The transmission tunnel has a removable cap specific to the 4 speed cars... it's been removed for a couple of years... but there's a mounting ring thingy spot welded to the bottom side of the tunnel.
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There are no repro's of that mounting ring thingy available. If I can cut the spot welds without tearing it up I'll clean it up and replace the nuts. ... I need to find the tunnel cap and see how bad it's ate up. I remember it had some rot and some of the bolt holes were eaten away. haven"t looked at it in a while. Probably have to fab a plate to go on top of that section. A few years ago there were repro's of the tunnel cap available but they were pretty pricey.

Oh... nice view of the stock windshield washer pump.
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Gonna try to get done with the floorboards by tomorrow evening. Our anniversary is Sunday and we're heading to Oklahoma City Friday... spend the weekend in Brick Town, Party Hardy Play Time, blow off some steam, get away from the kiddos and relax. After I RUINT our anniversary last year (Stuck Fest 2016) I gotta bring my A game this year.
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:20 pm

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^ a little bit of rot...

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This is the part of the "frame" that holds the transmission crossmember. Arms bolt on there that go back and the crossmember bolts to them. Driver's side was pretty bad.

I cut some flat stock to fit, drilled bolt holes and welded a nut to the back side for that back hole that was rotted away. Then welded the plate in place.
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I couldn't get that trans tunnel cap mounting ring off without trashing it. Also can't get the original nuts out without trashing it... I guess if the next guy wants to do a full restoration he's just gonna be SOL on that part. I'd like to be able to keep that cap easily removable but probably won't happen.

Anyway... I think I got the new toe board in place to properly align the gas pedal. Wouldn't be a big deal if it was a straight up and down pedal. But it's slanted and moves that way too.
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Used about 20 inches of bed frame to replace the cross brace under the toe board. It wasn't an angle iron frame, more of a C channel thing, stamped from a little less than 1/8 steel. Folded the C closed on the inboard end and bolted it to the toe board with 1/4 bolts, welded the outboard end to the side of the unibody. Forgot to get a pic of that.
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:35 pm

And got the rest in a little while ago.
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The contour of the floor on that side is weird. Higher at the top than the passenger side and dips way down where it meets the toe board. Needed tons of screws to bring it all together. Carpal tunnel was kicking in and had to gank my wife's cordless drill... Gotta put it up before she get's home. She's at a celebration of some sort with some of her middle aged gal friends.. something to do with April 20th... ? Started pretty early for a party, Around 4:20 PM... ?
She ought to be home soon, gonna go get a few bags of Chinese food and maybe some Ranch Doritos.
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby N law » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:29 am

I used the harbor freight Air Punch Flange Tool for replacing body panels and floor boards before. It puts a Z bend in the metal for the new panel to overlay onto. Then you spin the tool around and punch a small hole in the panel to fill with a plug weld (or use a spot welder without punching a hole in it). Make sure you use weld thru primer on the joint and then weld'er up, grind smooth paint and seal.

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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:43 am

Replaced the rear pinion seal Thursday and checked out the rear brakes. they're in good shape. Still need to replace those lag bolts that are being used to hold the bearing retainers and backing plates on.

Yesterday I slathered the last of my seam sealer on the undersides of the patch joints, trimmed the pointy ends off all the screws and sprayed primer everywhere. Then got the engine ready to drop back in.

Started to pick the engine up with my long lost cherry picker to put the flywheel and clutch stuffs on... the little pin in the valve for the ram, gone. Little peckerhead had sheared the pin ends off and had been using a vise grip to open and close the valve.

Couldn't find my roll pin box so I put an old drill bit in so I could use the lift. Got the engine off the stand and it started leaning to the side... dang thing was trying to tip over! Lowered the engine to just above the ground and it wasn't so bad.

One of the legs is bent.

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I pulled that leg thinking I could flip it over on it's side and drill new holes for the bolt and pins and move the castor...
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well.. guess I could shorten that leg a little and miss those tubes. Wonder if they are for strength or just for pin alignment...
I think the boom is bent a little too. I think he was picking up that 12v Cummins AND the transmission with the boom all the way out.

BUT I'd already spent the morning grocery shopping and errands and didn't wanna mess with that... I wanted to get the engine in. And it was getting close to time to start the taters and light the grill... Top sirloin night!

I pulled the engine without the cherry picker.. I could put it back in without it.
So I pushed the lift arms together and strapped a big piece of channel iron across them and chained a hoist to that. It'd only take about 10 minutes once I got the clutch assembly together!
So, picked the engine up and started gathering flywheel and such... 4 flywheel bolts missing! The bolts from all my other Fords are the same thread and length but the heads are... taller, I guess. they stick out more from the flywheel surface. And they don't have the small shoulder the 289s bolts have.
On the 289s the bolt holes go all the way through to the crank case. I need to look at the crank on the 351 and see if it's the same. I can probably use the 351 bolts but don't know if that shoulder is important.
AND I had a massive headache start when I saw the bent leg on the cherry picker... called it a day and started cutting taters..
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:39 pm

Slow day at work so plenty of time to google ford flywheel bolts and read Brad's 99 Trooper thread. sweet...

As far as replacement parts, I can't find any difference between the bolts for old SBF or newer... or even SBF and BBF.. or GM and Ford bolts... or for flex plate vs flywheel applications... so I guess I'll use one of the other sets I have and put sealer on the threads.
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Thu May 04, 2017 10:39 am

Didn't have any OT this block so 3 days of nuthin but Fairlane. Got the engine and trans back in. Driveshaft... spent 2 hours trying to prime my grease gun so I could grease the Ujoints. Air and hand pump heads on it. No go. using Lucas red tacky grease and all the grease was stacked up on one side of the tube. hate that. Ended up just cutting the tube and scooping the grease directly into the cartridge..

the battery tray was all rotted out. I'd saved the tray out of that 71 F250 for that. Cut all the rotten crap out and bolted/screwed the F250 tray in. I can use a bigger battery now.
Swapped the 14 inch electric fan for the 16 inch I was using on the truck.
And did a test fit of the Lincoln LS power driver seat.
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Thu May 04, 2017 11:04 am

The seats... I was thinking hooking the power seats up would be pretty simple. Seat functions are all on the seat... just power for those and wires from the heater switches... right? nope.

Only set of wiring diagrams I could find were too small to read. But the 2 BIG red and black wires were power. Hooked those up to a battery and nothing. Spent a couple of hours googlin. Found a thread at ifsja where a fella was putting the same seats in his waggie.

The passenger seat IS as simple as I thought it'd be. But the driver seat has all that fancy memory crap going on and THAT is controled by the computer in the driver door. So the computer in the seat and the one in the door are communicating the seat won't do crap without a signal from the door.
the fella with the waggie found out that signal is voltage reference. So he just found the reference wire and the ground for it, ran jumpers and the seat works. Sweet!

Spaghetti!
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Orange and white signal wire and brown ground wire.
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I think he said those also had something to do with the motors being able to change direction too.
I'm just glad I found his thread. I was thinking I'd have to gut and rewire the whole dang thing.. and I doubt that would have worked..

So i have the seats going just need to fab up some bracketry. And thanks to The Bear Jew, he's on the lookout for diagrams so I can hook the heaters up.


I was frying up some chicken for dinner and this also happened...
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Chicken fried BACON!
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Thu May 04, 2017 1:32 pm

Oh, and the gas tank. It had a small hole in the bottom where it'd been hit. Cleaned it up real good and patched the hole with JB Weld. Coated the top of the tank with rust reformer and primered the whole thing. It had some rust on top, a few places were pitted pretty bad. Trunk floor is pretty rusty and water was leaking through there onto the tank.

If we keep the old girl then new rear floor boards and a trunk floor are on the list. ... and rear quarter panels.. and a new wiring harness... and weatherstripping... and interior.. and front suspension... and an 8.8 Trac Loc rear end...
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Mon May 08, 2017 4:12 pm

Started the old girl up yesterday. Running way rich and I got the timing a little off. ... And I really should have used vaseline instead of that heavy wheel bearing grease when I rebuilt the transmission. LOL, it has no neutral. Let out on the clutch, with it in neutral, and it wants to take off. If I had it in reverse last it'll drift backward. If it was in a forward gear it'll drift forward. I was wanting to let it run in neutral while I messed with the carb and the dizzy. Nope, she won't sit still!

Gotta get the temps up in the trans and melt that grease... Maybe I'll chain it up between my truck and a tree and let her rip.
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Thu May 11, 2017 11:50 am

Off another week!

In the shop messing with the car. Got the rear axle on jackstands, running the engine in 1st and reverse... Neutral.. 1st and reverse... Took a while but now can run through the gears. It's still pretty stiff and when idling in neutral the rear wheels still turn in whichever direction it was going when in gear last. Fun!
Then realized none of the gauges are working and the fan isn't hooked up yet.. IR thermometer said 170 at radiator hose and climbing.... 160 thermostat. Shut down to wire up the fan....

No leaks! Yay!
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Thu May 11, 2017 3:43 pm

Test drive.... YIKES!

Haven't replaced the shocks yet... Just removed the old ones. Thought I was gonna get sea sick.

The trans is still pretty stiff and I need to adjust the shift rods. Not engaging fully in 2nd and 4th, or always disengaging from reverse.

New Ujoints wouldn't hurt.
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Mon May 15, 2017 6:21 pm

Didn't get to play with the Fairlane for a few days. Went shopping Friday for groceries and a pinata. My daughter graduated from college Saturday, bachelor's in business accounting. Minor'd in MIS... currently working for the state in that capacity and plans on staying there.
But her only requests for her party were lots of stuffed jalapenos and a pinata. I got her a monkey pinata and a wine glass... a plastic goblet shaped like Darth Vader's head.

So proud of her. She KILLED that money!! and for the whole graduating thing too... very proud of her.
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So SAVAGE!! that's my girl..

Spent yesterday nursing a hangover...

Today I finally got to put something shiny on the car. Dual res master cylinder for a 67 Fairlane. The stock single res was still working fine... but it was a single res..
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Also adjusted the carb and timing some more. And the shift rods. And changed the fluid in the transmission.
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Wed May 17, 2017 6:40 pm

I started to put the passenger seat in today then remembered there's some under dash stuff to do first before I make it too hard to get my fat old butt under there.

I put the heater box back together... heater core back in with some new isolation foam on the edges... some cheap, thin 2" wide stickon stuff I had laying around. There's a short vent tube, 6" diameter, that goes from under the dash to the top of the heater box. Fresh air intake. Which was rotted away and they don't make anymore... Did a test fit and some measuring. 6.25" diameter opening under the dash. 6" opening on top of the box. 4 " long on one side and 3" on the other... Scrounged around a little and found that a coffee can from Aldi's is 6.125" in diameter (that's 6 1/8"... didn't really need to go 3 decimal places on that...) So I cut the top 4 inches off an old can and then trimmed to slant down to 3 inches on one side. Then covered in electrical tape. Ghetto... but..
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Got it all set in there and remembered the heater blower from the Fairlane is mounted in the M715. Pulled the blower out of the truck put it in the box then all back in the car. ... Now on the lookout for a 12v version of the Hunter M35 heater box blower motor.... which doesn't exist. I'll scrounge something up. I know some of the guys at the Zone have found some Blue Bird bus heater parts will work.
... that blower didn't work as well as I was expecting in the truck. I thought it was a ducting issue but now think the motor was turning the wrong direction for that application.

And figured out Ford used a crappy paper/cloth vent tube because those 2 holes don't line up exactly... like my coffee can was expecting. Once I got the resistor and blower wired up and control cables hooked up I started looking at the next bits...
Previous Ahole cut the dash for a modern radio DIN. And I've got an NOS AM radio sitting in a box that I'd really like to put in it. I've been looking for a dash repair panel to weld in there but can only find ones for Mustangs, Falcons and pickups of that year. Thought I'd read the Fairlane had it's own DIN... guess it's true... It's not that big a deal to make a panel and trim the holes out, but I wanna get radio at the right depth behind the pretty bezels that are stashed in boxes... If the Mustang radio face is smaller maybe I can use that patch and trim it out bigger? My luck the Fairlane radio face is smaller...

Ahole!
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:07 pm

Not much going on with the Fairlane or the truck. More kid drama, remodeling the kitchen and my wife's been sick on top of that. Bronchitis and a nasal infection. Between working her butt off and the kids and the house in disarray... it wears her down.
The cops called her at work the other day. Said they had the oldest one in custody and asked if she would come home and let them search his room or if she would prefer they get a warrant... He had spent the night pilled up on Xanax and breaking into cars.. They found a whole stereo store's worth of car stereos in his room in the back yard. He was supposed to be spending the day moving out. Guess the cops helped him with that... She's heart broken and disgusted.
We are officially Empty Nesters now.

I was scheduled for overtime today but called in to get some painting done. We were going to restain instead of paint. She had heard about gel stain. Watched a bunch of videos about it. Unfortunately all the videos she watched didn't show the complete process. Sand the existing finish, apply the gel stain liberally and then wipe it off after a few minutes. In the videos she saw they were just showing the "liberal" application... then the finished product.. no wiping off shown. It was a mess. So now we're painting. I hate painting. But even if we'd known how to use the stuff from the start I don't think the gel stain would have worked out very good with all the crevices and stuff in our cabinet doors. I tried it on a couple of doors and it was hard to get it into all the crevices and hard to wipe it out good from the ones you could get into. Very uneven finish. Anyway. Paint.

I did get a little time in the shop while she tried to take a nap yesterday. Finished tightening up the front shocks. Rewired the heater blower. I did it wrong last week and it was blowing when the ignition was on. And I got the stuff in to put the original horn ring on the steering wheel. The horns don't sound very healthy but they work.
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The horn ring is in really great shape, just needs some cleanup.

I forget why I pulled the instrument cluster loose last week... I think radio mounting plate is next. Along with going through the wiring and putting in the new instrument cluster and dash bezels. Off a week after this coming Wednesday... maybe I'll get more done.
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Gen1Trooper » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:17 am

I found pics of the 1964 Fairlane I didnt buy...had to be around 1989..guy wanted like 5 or 6k. Black on red K code 289, 4 speed with 40k miles. Delete car with rubber floor mat...
I found thid pic at my mothers house this weekend..I was a dope..lol
Theres other photos of the car..just havent found them yet..
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Von » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:49 am

Gen1Trooper wrote:I found pics of the 1964 Fairlane I didnt buy...


Now 5 or 6k sounds like a deal for that car.
There was a 65 K code for sale on the Fairlane Club a few years ago. Sweet car. he had put a straight axle on the front but did it right and could be converted back easily. he wanted 20 or 22k... got it too.
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Re: New toy! 65 Fairlane

Postby Gen1Trooper » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:14 pm

That car today in the same shape would bring well over 40k...

Oh well...I probably told my dad at the time I wanted a Delorean and that was all I wanted lol....
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