1978 Fairmont Build: Chapter 6. The blinding light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Sponsors(?)


CarMichael Angelo

clearly, I’ve got something going on in that hole
15 Year Member
Nov 29, 1999
9,140
6,889
234
62
Birmingham, al
m.imdb.com
Ok...Out of the blue, she volunteers that she wasn’t really that motivated to go dishwasher shopping tomorrow...
( Could it be that my powers of mental manipulation are so strong that I “willed” her to abandon any hope of ever having clean dishes on the top rack?)

Am I beyond the average din of any random run of the mill level 3 Jedi?
I do kinda look like Yoda.....

This is all too much for me...I need to go practice raising X wing fighters out of the swamps of Dagobah purely with my mind.

Do this I must....Fail I must not...
And if I can’t......
Pissed off I will be.....Screaming loudly I will.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Davedacarpainter

droopie85gt

Hookers and Beer for life!
Dec 26, 2016
696
528
143
Cordova, TN
Tell her wait til Black Friday. What woman can resist buying something on SALE? My wife hates shopping....well she wears Amazon out. But she hates going in department stores, unless there is a sale or she has coupons!

But in other news, where's the vids of the Monster moving under his own power?
 

CarMichael Angelo

clearly, I’ve got something going on in that hole
15 Year Member
Nov 29, 1999
9,140
6,889
234
62
Birmingham, al
m.imdb.com
Tell her wait til Black Friday. What woman can resist buying something on SALE? My wife hates shopping....well she wears Amazon out. But she hates going in department stores, unless there is a sale or she has coupons!

But in other news, where's the vids of the Monster moving under his own power?
There is still hours of putting stuff back together before that’ll happen.
 

droopie85gt

Hookers and Beer for life!
Dec 26, 2016
696
528
143
Cordova, TN
Are you putting it 100% back together and hoping for the best, or just enough to crank it and see if it moves/hemorrhages fluid from multiple orfices?

I know in my previous life of copier repair, if I put all the covers on and buttoned it up, something was wrong. If I left them off and put it back together enough to run a test copy, it would be perfect, but that added 10-20% time to take it back apart to put it back together fully.
 

CarMichael Angelo

clearly, I’ve got something going on in that hole
15 Year Member
Nov 29, 1999
9,140
6,889
234
62
Birmingham, al
m.imdb.com
Drive it already!
Cant..still have to get a 15 ohm resistor to wire in the OD circuit. And the whole freaking interior is back out of it..i got the wires that went to the neutral safety switch transposed with the ones that went to the back up light circuit. The car was cranking in the run position, and wouldn't do dick in start mode. I didnt know that at the time, ( that I had gotten the wires mis-matched),
and automatically assumed that I had a direct short under the dash.
So, out came the dash, and out came the wiring schematic, which was immediately followed with a " Fck me!" When I traced the wires that were supposed to go to the neutral safety switch, and found one them on the wrong microswitch.
I tied them together when I took the interior apart..but in all of the wrestling around with the tunnel they came apart.
 

CarMichael Angelo

clearly, I’ve got something going on in that hole
15 Year Member
Nov 29, 1999
9,140
6,889
234
62
Birmingham, al
m.imdb.com
So,...maybe this is the reward for all of the BS. One year ago yesterday..the 2 jz arrived at my house.
And from then on..it’s been one hurdle after another..to get me to today...I hope that when the time for the road test comes in a week or less, I don’t get bitch slapped back to square 1.
Cruisin’ the Coast is still on,...and come hell or high water....( considering it IS hurricane season) I’m gonna make it..
With the Ninja-Mon.


* See....It’s not really gone....it just..sleeps with the fishes.
 
Last edited:

CarMichael Angelo

clearly, I’ve got something going on in that hole
15 Year Member
Nov 29, 1999
9,140
6,889
234
62
Birmingham, al
m.imdb.com
Since this is the new chapter in this build, where everything I do moves in a “ positive” direction, I’ve decided to make lemonade out of the lemon that pulling the dash because of a transposed wire at the shifter was.

When I put the 4l80 in, the old bulkhead fitting that fed water to the heater core was completely in the way, and got omitted. Consequently, the water line to the heater core got omitted right along with it. With the dash top on, getting to that heater core, and the hose nipples where the feed, and return hoses would go is utterly impossible. But,...

Not today.

So, Ill make a couple of short sections of hose, and attach them. I’ll run one to the original return bulkhead, and leave the other unattached. If/when I get around to making a new path to get water into the heater core I won’t have to remove that dash top again.

Im such a positive thinker now days.:runaway:
 
  • Haha
Reactions: 95BlueStallion

Davedacarpainter

I think I've messed my pants
SN Certified Technician
Nov 28, 2015
11,398
10,966
193
58
Discordia
Since this is the new chapter in this build, where everything I do moves in a “ positive” direction, I’ve decided to make lemonade out of the lemon that pulling the dash because of a transposed wire at the shifter was.

When I put the 4l80 in, the old bulkhead fitting that fed water to the heater core was completely in the way, and got omitted. Consequently, the water line to the heater core got omitted right along with it. With the dash top on, getting to that heater core, and the hose nipples where the feed, and return hoses would go is utterly impossible. But,...

Not today.

So, Ill make a couple of short sections of hose, and attach them. I’ll run one to the original return bulkhead, and leave the other unattached. If/when I get around to making a new path to get water into the heater core I won’t have to remove that dash top again.

Im such a positive thinker now days.:runaway:
You really are Mike. A bright ray of sunshine even?
 

xecute

Active Member
Your reward, grasshopper, is the knowledge that we respect an love your handy work.
You now have a six cylinder, long wheel base version of the

Ron Fournier/Bob Fehan 1980 Capri

ac2e8392-6731-44dd-a8fc-20f4cc5da48b-IzTJNg-scaled.jpg


With BOOST!

My hurt burt is unhurt.
And PS. Your 620 pager stopped on Sheryl and Deans 30 th wedding anniversary. Is this just a co-coincidence?

PPS. CV joints on my wife's Toyota RAV4 today. rage against the machine again....
Come on!
Ugh!
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
S WTB/Trade 1978 Mustang2 parts Mustang II Parts 0
G flexplate needed for a 1978 mustang ii (5L V8) 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 2
DIVER900 For Sale 1978 2.8L v6 power steering pump Mustang II Parts 0
G 1978 mustang ll motor mount 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 2
A 1978 302 Serpentine conversion 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 3
7 78 sport package ghia rarity 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 12
L 1978 king cobra center wheel hub 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 3
L 1978 wheel cap Cobra picture 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 0
D Plug gap for 1978 302 in '67 Mustang? 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 6
R Headers for a 1978 Mach 1? 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 5
K 1978 engine swap v6 to??? 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 9
3 New Member: 1978 M II Mach I 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 12
C 1978 MUSTANG II V6 Swap 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 11
F 1978 rear end swap 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 5
N Building a Daily Driver 1977 1978 V8 Auto 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 4
colorado cobra Suspension 1978- Manual vs. Power Outer Tie Rods 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 2
N 1978 Mustang Will a chevy 305 fit in it 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 13
S Wheels-Tires 1978 5 lug disc brake upgrade and looking to fit 17 inch wheels 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 0
colorado cobra Interior and Upholstery 1978 King Cobra missing radio delete panel 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 6
Vic1978 Drivetrain 1978 Cobra Anyone Ever Install Performance Automatic Valve Body? 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 4
colorado cobra Engine 1978 King Cobra Engine Seized From Sitting 25yrs. 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 15
9 For Sale NOS 1978 King Cobra Wheel Mustang II Parts 6
D New Guys 1978 Coupe The Welcome Wagon 1
T trying to use 1979 clutch facing and pressure plate on 1978 flywheel 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 17
Vic1978 1978 Cobra Vacuum Ported Switch Question 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 3
Vic1978 1978 Cobra Smog Tube Help 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 3
R For Sale Pair Of Tailights From 1978 King Cobra Mustang II Parts 0
Vic1978 Build Thread 1978 King Cobra Build 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 66
Vic1978 WTB/Trade 1978 Mustang 302 Headers Mustang II Parts 1
Vic1978 Found Need Dash Pad 1978 Cobra Mustang II Parts 3
Vic1978 WTB/Trade Need A Fan Shroud 1978 302 Mustang II Parts 1
Vic1978 1978 Cobra Engine Harness Routing Help 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 6
78ttop For Sale 1978 Mustang Ii T-top Fastback For Sale Mustang II Parts 1
P 1978 302 Mustang Ii Clutch 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 10
G Expired 1978 Mustang Ii Fastback For Sale Mustang II Parts 0
5 Cl Find 1978 Mustang Ii King Cobra - $3400 (pensacola) 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 0
V 1978 Mustang Ii Smog Removal 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 3
V Value Of 1978 King Cobra 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 4
rusty428cj Build Thread 1978 Mustang I I 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 128
W For Sale 1978 Cobra Mustang Ii, 4 Speed 302. Grand Rapids, Michigan Mustang II Parts 4
M Expired 1976-1978 Lincoln Versailes Disc Brake Rearend For Early Mustang Swap Drivetrain Parts 1
kcobra302 Expired 1978 king cobra Other Classifieds 0
Jordan Carry 1978 King Cobra Mustang II restoration 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 6
L Free Parts From My 1978 Coupe 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 0
7 1978 Ford Mustang II T-Tops for sale Mustang II Parts 1
B 5.0 into 1978 Mustang Help 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 3
D V-8 Mach 1 1978 parts for conversions Mustang II Parts 0
K Looking for my father's '65 convertible, sold in 1978 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 3
Bmwz389 1978 Mustang II Coupe for sale Mustang II Parts 2
Bmwz389 1978 4 Cyl Hard to Stay Running. 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 3
Similar threads