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January 12, 2020 7:18 pm  #41


Re: 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration

I installed the correct bearing block for the generator and got it mounted.
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Had the clutch housing sandblasted and then I painted it.
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Mounted the fuel pump.

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and distributor.
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Working on surge tank next.
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January 13, 2020 2:36 pm  #42


Re: 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration

everything is looking amazing.  I know its not factory correct but I have seen where a lot of guys strip the paint off of the serge tank,  polish them protect them with a clear coat.  They look really sharp that way

 

January 27, 2020 7:50 pm  #43


Re: 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration

Took the rear end to a local shop for rebuilding.
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Cleaned, sanded and painted the air cleaner.  Incidentally, if you have an OEM air cleaner I would hold on to it.  Apparently, they are becoming hard to find.  I assume that most people install an aftermarket chrome air cleaner and then toss the OEM.
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Found a period correct yellow top coil from a seller on Ebay - Wild Bill's Auto.
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Working on engine details. Found an NOS heat riser tube.
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Cleaned and painted the coil and working on plug wires.

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Getting closer.
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February 1, 2020 7:17 pm  #44


Re: 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration

Received left front suspension parts from the sandblaster and powder coater.
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Sending out transmission mount to be sand blasted.
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Also, finally found some Y block power steering mounting brackets. A big thanks to Windy Hill Auto Parts in New London MN. Sending them to the sandblaster too.
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Finished cleaning and sanding the surge tank.
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I used JB Weld Steel Stik to fill in some of the dents in the surge tank. Not concours show quality but I was happy with the way it turned out.
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Surge tank painted and mounted.
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Found a NOS clutch bar.
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Found a place that rebuilds clutches.  I was planning on buying a new clutch but the price was just slightly more to have my original clutch rebuilt.
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Now I have an original Ford Script clutch.  Too bad no one will ever know.
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Working on mounting the power steering next.
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February 12, 2020 3:16 pm  #45


Re: 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration

Got the rear end back from the shop.  They didn't paint it so I did that.
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After I started prepping for paint I discovered that the original Glyptal coating was still mainly intact on the third member. I deviated from my original plan and just cleaned the third member and applied clear coat on it. I think it still looks okay.
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I also painted the power steering brackets and installed the power steering pump.
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