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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:09 am 
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howdy Ya'll!!!!Your probably on your way to the morning commute doing whatever it is you do for $$$$. Its 4:07 pm here in ft. worth Texas on a beautiful sunday afternoon.

okay enough twang talk. Ive been building a 1981 ford fairmont coupe over the past year and thoughtyou guys would like to see an american drag car in the making.

I started with a 4 cylinder/auto car that would barely pull itself to 20 mph.coughing,wheezing and slowly dying.I guess not bad for $400.00 US
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dont pay attention to the missouri license plate,it got here eventually.
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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:12 am 
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the build keeps going
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this is me,enjoying a cold bud light.thats water to you.(so ive heard)
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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:16 am 
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and more..........
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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:20 am 
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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:21 am 
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who the hell drinks Budweiser? it's an american beer. i'll enjoy myself a nice Victoria Bitter. lol. it's nice to see you can actually handwash your cars in the US. we can't due to water restriction because of the drought.

 

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Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:22 am 
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i didn't think the same model car could look so different between countries. this is my old 84 Australian Ford Fairmont. the 81 model looks very similiar.

by the way. those wheels aren't the standard wheels. i put them on. they are 1997 model wheels off a Ford Falcon EL XR8

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Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:24 am 
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watch this.
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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:31 am 
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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:34 am 
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fast forward to some more current pics
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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:52 am 
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who the hell drinks Budweiser? it's an american beer. i'll enjoy myself a nice Victoria Bitter. lol. it's nice to see you can actually handwash your cars in the US. we can't due to water restriction because of the drought.


nothing wrong with a bud every now and then... but most other aussie say it is s**t... oh well most people say XXXX is s**t (well it is but that isn't the point lol)

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:53 am 
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this is just after coming from the chassis shop
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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:57 am 
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Froudey wrote:
WILDEB wrote:
who the hell drinks Budweiser? it's an american beer. i'll enjoy myself a nice Victoria Bitter. lol. it's nice to see you can actually handwash your cars in the US. we can't due to water restriction because of the drought.


nothing wrong with a bud every now and then... but most other aussie say it is s**t... oh well most people say XXXX is s**t (well it is but that isn't the point lol)


ewww yuck. i hate beer in general really. i'm a bourbon man myself. is this guy posting the pics gunna reply to posts lol?

 

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Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:57 am 
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Location: ft. worth
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after getting the roller rockers on,just before first startup.
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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:05 am 
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Location: ft. worth
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WILDEB wrote:
Froudey wrote:
WILDEB wrote:
. is this guy posting the pics gunna reply to posts lol?


yeah sorry,i was post happy!

so whats up in australia?I am not complaining to you guys about the 106 degree heat we have been enduring.you probably deal with it all the time.


My name is karl,I live in Fort worth texas.Im37 and have only been to mexico 2 or 3 times,never been any further.flying restrictions are murder here because of the damn terrorists.I have been building mostly foxbody(79-93)stangs for the past few years.this was my first fairmont.Ive had a another 1 since buying this ,but sold it.4 door-I6 with a c4 trans.good car,just found a buyer who would give me a profit over my cost.so it went bye bye.
trying to find good 2 door fairmonts is something like hens teeth.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:12 am 
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here are some other cars in my family and friends circle.A lot of my friends have stangs or some type of street car and several of the big players from around here only race for some real big $$$$$$$

This is my dads rodded '67 super sport chevelle.
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this is my buddy Bill's 1967 mercury cougar.fully built,rollcaged,351w,9" rearend
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