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 on: Today at 08:37:12 PM 
Started by dmkberger - Last post by dmkberger
Thanks for the sentiment, but hey everybody's got something wrong with them. I was just lucky enough to have had two strokes and a touch of Leukemia and some Diabetes thrown in for good measure. It is what it is and you move on when you can....
The body is still on the frame. I have an original frame dimensions chart. I have drilled up through the existing body mounts for placement of the mount hardware inside the cab. I am using the OEM mounting holes for the forward mounts and the mounts rear of the three in the cab on each side
I have yet to lift the body to replace the body mounts. I have taken most all of the measurements and the frame is very near square, within a sixteenth of an inch. I have to go from the rear body mounts to the frame to see if the body is square. I am open to any suggestions for squaring the whole mess. Since this was destined to be a "Rat Rod" I am sure there are things I have not caught yet.
I have a full body mount kit that will be put into place very soon, so don't be afraid to tell me what you think about squaring, Please!

 on: Today at 06:56:06 PM 
Started by dmkberger - Last post by terry_208
Sorry to hear you've been so ill.  You've got a lot accomplished.  Is the body sitting on the frame.  How did you square your body to the frame and put the mounting holes in the right places?

 on: Today at 06:51:58 PM 
Started by 05gt - Last post by 05gt
Hello everyone, long time no see!  I've finally gotten around to having some time and funds for the Fairlane again and I had a few questions about a long overdue upgrade for me.

For those of you who switched to the petronix 2 Igniter, which model did you order. I have the 312 with the 3 speed fordomatic. Also, did you just wire the 2 leads from the unit directly to the coil, or did you have to run a direct line to the ignition? Last but least, I'd imagine she'd have to be re-timed,  or should she be good to go?

Thank you everyone in advance, and it's good to be back. You'll be seeing a lot more of me around here!


 on: Today at 05:59:12 PM 
Started by djfordmanjack - Last post by rmk57
Melling, Moroso,Canton and probably others sell relief spring kits or singles if you just need to replace your broken one.

 on: Today at 05:08:49 PM 
Started by dmkberger - Last post by dmkberger
Well my new printer makes a BIG difference in sizing photos for this thread and others!
Finally got it figured out!!!

 on: Today at 05:07:20 PM 
Started by dmkberger - Last post by dmkberger
Trying to get more than two pictures per post...

 on: Today at 05:02:20 PM 
Started by dmkberger - Last post by dmkberger
More of the progress today

 on: Today at 05:00:38 PM 
Started by dmkberger - Last post by dmkberger
Well, I am back, I've been sick... REALLY sick. Having to deal with Chemotherapy on a daily basis is bad enough, then you throw in the diseases the snowbirds bring to town with my immune system all beat up and let me tell ya, I get sick every time the wind blows in the winter....
So, I was able to get back in the shop for a while today and I got the top of the floors finished and the steering column partially mocked up. I have to finish the welds up top and do not yet have  my rack and pinion to set the bottom of the column. But progress is progress!

 on: Today at 01:36:11 PM 
Started by djfordmanjack - Last post by djfordmanjack
Good to hear that I can trust their products. I will most probably buy a rebuild kit for the rotor pump, if only for the relief spring and I can use the full kit later on rebuilding the og aluminium 57 pump. Will check my geared type pump and might use it as is with new seals for now, if it looks ok inside.

 on: Today at 01:31:14 PM 
Started by troublemaker427 - Last post by djfordmanjack
Wow, lots of nice information here. That hold down frame and battery trouble has been bothering me ever since I bought my first 57. Obviously back then I also got the wrong aftermarket thing and I have it in its package to this day, 20 years later... would the 27 style battery hold down frame be of the same design like a 29 style, only 1/2" wider ? Would be easy to widen a small one.
The concour part that Lynn posted is very reasonable, if not downright cheap.

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