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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

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
LS Engine?: Car has LS engine

I'm posting this up to see if there is any interest - ill say I despise ads for "testing the waters" on a sale, but here's the deal: I have a chance to purchase back a car that had been in my family for almost 30 years. if I can possibly sell this im going to buy it back. with that being said, I don't "have" to sell this, im not looking for trades, lowball offers, or to part it out. 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
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

Brakes:
V8 front spindles, calipers, rotors with 3inch wheel studs from a 93 GT mustang(new pads/rotors/bearings/seals),cobra 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:
15x3.5 draglites w/165r15 front tires
15x8 draglites w/255/60r15 ET streets

Engine:
LM7 5.3, brian tooley cam/springs, ls6 intake/throttle body, 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. 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 steel line from back to front with a small section of braided stainless line to sneak up to the engine compartment

interior:
pretty much stock, has autometer gauges hidden in the glovebox, and a digital shiftlight/tach tucked in the corner of the windshield/a-pillar area painted red to match the interior. 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)

basically I just finished the car, got it tuned, have driven it maybe 250 miles so far. its definitely quick and if I still have it when the track opens ill definitely run it a few times.

theres a few small things that could be changed - currently the ECM is on the passenger floor, I was planning to extend the harness and hide it under the seat(still may do that if I get a free weekend soon). also it had a/c, the evaporator is still in the car and could be removed to save some weight or you could possibly add the a/c back in if you wanted. 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.

. it does have heat(it works damn well too)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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bump for the week
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bump for the week, also updated the ad with the cooling system setup
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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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