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Old 02-10-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default F/S: LS swapped 81 ford fairmont wagon *updated 8/5/14*

Year: 1981
Make: Ford
Model: Fairmont
Price: $9500
Mileage: 177000
Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing
Location (State): NJ
Color: Red
Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive

up for sale is my 81 ford Fairmont wagon. I'm not looking for trades, lowball offers, or to part it out - I will consider selling the car as a roller minus the engine/trans/ECM (basically plug your motor/tans in and go!).

theres a link to my build thread at the bottom if you want to see how the car got put together. I'm located in northern NJ, but can help deliver the car within a reasonable distance if necessary.

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81 ford Fairmont station wagon
purchased from the 2nd owner last year - odometer read 77,000 miles (im thinking its more like 177K). originally had an I6/automatic. low option car with only a/c. I bought it to build a cool kind of sleeper/driver so it has some "patina" and imperfections (basically I wanted it to look kinda junky)

Front Suspension:
AJE front k-member
AJE lower control arms
Flaming river manual rack and steering shaft
UPR bumpsteer kit
UPR caster/camber plates
Strange Engineering 10way adjustable shocks
Stock coil springs(1 coil cut)

Rear Suspension:
Mustang 8.8 rear (410 gears, full rebuild, tracklock diff with cobra clutches, moser c-clip street axles, moser girdle)
UPR double adjustable upper control arms(spherical bearings)
UPR single adjustable lower control arms(spherical bearings)
Strange Engineering 8way adjustable shocks
stock Fairmont wagon coil springs

Brakes:
V8 front spindles, calipers, rotors with 3inch wheel studs from a 93 GT mustang(new pads/rotors/bearings/seals),new master cylinder, stock 11inch Fairmont rear drums(all new shoes/drums/hardware), all new brake hoses, some new sections of steel brake line to use the newer V8 front brakes, hurst roll control solenoid

wheels/tires:
"custom" sleeper spec wheels with dog dish hub caps
15x3.5 w/165r15 front tires
15x8 w/255/60r15 ET streets

Engine:
L33 5.3 - engine was freshened with new bearings, rings, and GM gaskets/hardware. heads are 243 truck castings, milled and completely gone through(valve job, seals, etc). has a texas speed ported LS6 oil pump, cloyes double roller chain, brian tooley cam/springs, ls6 intake/throttle body, 42# injectors, PCV catch can. PSI conversion harness and truck ECM(has the wiring for a 4L60E so I could swap one in later on if I wanted)

Cooling system:
F-body radiator(new from rock auto)
F-body cooling fans(new from rock auto)
all new hoses, clamps, etc

trans:
TH350, fresh with low miles, ati manual valve body (forward pattern), B&M shifter, ATI converter, big trans cooler with -6AN lines. also has a custom trans crossmember and an aluminum 3inch driveshaft with 1330 joints.

exhaust:
Kooks long tubes, recently coated by nitroplate. 2.5in Y-pipe into a vibrant 2.5/3in merge, single 3in ultraflo muffler with 3inch pipe over the axle into a 3inch ultraflo bullet muffler and single tailpipe. also has a wideband provision.

fuel system:
new EFI tank from an 86 LTDII, EFI tank unit modified for an aeromotive 340 in-tank pump with 2 -6AN fittings welded to the unit, corvette regulator/filter, custom bent 3/8 steel line from back to front with a small section of braided -6AN stainless line to sneak up to the engine compartment

interior:
pretty much stock, has autometer gauges hidden in the glovebox, only thing visible is the tach but I will include the autometer digital tach/shiftlight that was originally there when I first built the car. the carpet is kinda beat, the b-pillar trim is also kinda beat, the headliner was replaced at some point, the seats are pretty mint, all in all its average(which is what I was going for)

weight reduction:
all the sound deadener has been scraped off the floor, all the padding removed from the firewall, heat & a/c has been removed (I still have the heater box and all the ductwork it comes with the car)

the car weighs 2800lbs without me, has been a best of a 1.55 60ft off the foot brake and so far has ran 11.40s @116 short shifting/sandbagging it on the 255 radial. its perfect for what I use it for in 11.50 index. I drive it everywhere (highway sucks with 410's but that's just how it is)

there are 2 small rust spots in the front floor area, there is also a little rust on the drivers rear door and some bubbling on the rear 1/4 area.


here's a link to the build: my new project: LS into an 81 fairmont wagon

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forgot to mention it comes with some extra parts also:

Ford racing 355 gears
extra exhaust (2.5in system w/Xpipe, ulrtaflo mufflers and dumps)
extra gauge cluster
extra door weatherstrips (pulled from a junkyard)
Eibach front sway bar
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Recommended seller!!!!! I bought his old blue ls swapped Malibu and I can vouch his work is great ! If I didn't have already have 2 ls swapped cars I'd buy this one too.
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Cool car
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thanks John, glad you're happy with it - man I still miss that car! lol
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Cool sleeper. Can you provide pictures of the rust damage?
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I have pictures I can email.
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Did this sell
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has not sold, I also haven't been actively trying to sell it because ive been racing/driving it since may - I am looking to start another project this fall so money talks

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bumping this, car has served its purpose for me and im looking to start the next project. updated the description also
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Bump for Friday
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What would it take to buy the roller?
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O.K. I followed you thru the Blue Malibu and now the Red Fairmont wagon. Now what do you have in mind for the next project? Both nice builds. Rich
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I did a 78 Malibu and a mustang before that lol

its in the works, once I get some parts and get further along ill make a project thread.
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bump for a case of the Mondays!
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