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Re: 66 Fairlane Hardtop gets a birthday
« Reply #60 on: November 18, 2020, 06:47:44 PM »
Really, really a beauty.
Congrats
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Re: 66 Fairlane Hardtop gets a birthday
« Reply #61 on: November 19, 2020, 09:07:45 AM »
Car looks great.

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Re: 66 Fairlane Hardtop gets a birthday
« Reply #62 on: November 19, 2020, 09:14:14 AM »
Great job Andy and a well deserved birthday for the Fairlane!  You have a beautiful home in SA too.  My '66 is also going to get some minor work in the next few months, it's got a water leak coming from somewhere that I need to investigate and also a hood repaint.   
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Re: 66 Fairlane Hardtop gets a birthday
« Reply #63 on: November 19, 2020, 11:28:49 AM »
Looks great, Andy! A good fresh paint job makes a huge difference. Along with the engine, the car looks 'new' again.
Although I still can't figure out why you guys drive on the wrong side of the road.  :)
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Re: 66 Fairlane Hardtop gets a birthday
« Reply #64 on: November 19, 2020, 01:56:44 PM »
Beautiful...Two thumbs up!

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Re: 66 Fairlane Hardtop gets a birthday
« Reply #65 on: November 19, 2020, 05:11:01 PM »
it's got a water leak coming from somewhere that I need to investigate

Don't forget about it! Read post #1 :)

Thanks all. I will add a little more once the valve springs are done & I can rev it again. Loving driving it again. It was really interesting the difference the Sniper made. Just goes to show how much difference there can be in carb set up between engines. For instance my old cam started and idled cold pretty well on the Sniper wizard settings but struggled to start hot. This engine no way. I have had to pull out most of the cold temperature enrichment & it starts pretty good hot.
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Re: 66 Fairlane Hardtop gets a birthday
« Reply #66 on: January 12, 2021, 05:55:59 PM »
Well, I have managed to change out the valve springs to 140 on the seat and swap over to my usual oil. I still have some jobs to do. As it has all new mounts engine/trans sits a little higher which means that under power the left exhaust is hitting the trans crossmember. Also the chassis mods mean the handbrake mechanism is compromised so I will make another trans crossmember soon to maximise clearance & fix the handbrake. I also need to get the surge tank/pump out of the engine compartment. On hot days the heat soak is into the fuel is terrible & I think I can actually hear it boiling in the tank after a while! I am surprised at how well it goes though. The gear change to second is more violent than before & I have lost a strap from one of my leaf springs which probably does not help. It just goes to show that the previous cam was a bit too large for combination but I do miss the rumpty rump! The only thing different apart from the cam is a zero decking, a light blend of the inlet manifold at head area and removal of a step in the headers. I am guessing this made a significant difference. The headers used to impinge on the top of the port a little less than 1/8". This cant have been good. The Sniper tuning is going well and it runs really good. Just have to dial in cold starts a little better. When I have sorted out a couple of the issues mentioned I will really let it rip.

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Re: 66 Fairlane Hardtop gets a birthday
« Reply #67 on: January 12, 2021, 06:18:33 PM »
Like the size of your diegrinder ;D

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Re: 66 Fairlane Hardtop gets a birthday
« Reply #68 on: January 13, 2021, 12:58:34 AM »
That's a pretty slick idea of using old rockers to make a spring compressor. And you can do 2 at a time without having to put the entire shaft on.
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Re: 66 Fairlane Hardtop gets a birthday
« Reply #69 on: January 13, 2021, 05:41:33 PM »
The studs are long so can add some extra spacers & get a spring checker in there too if you need to. As per this old thread on it.

http://fepower.net/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=424.0

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Re: 66 Fairlane Hardtop gets a birthday
« Reply #70 on: January 16, 2021, 07:25:21 AM »
Are you going to relocate the surge tank/pump inside the boot? or maybe even under the car behind the diff? I'm still not sure if i should run one or not my new tank dose have good baffles in it and a nice hidden from sight pickup i will have to see how mine goes when my engine is finished. Car looks great too fresh paint dose wonders.