My '83 Futura build
My very first car was a '78 Fairmont Futura.
The '78 Ford Fairmont was a fun car and alot of fun working on it. I learned so much about cars and spent alot of time with Dad working on it together.
The car had a 200 cubic inch,six cyl. engine and C-4 trany.The car was do for a new engine and I wanted to put a V-8 in that red rocket-to be!
The engine I chose was a '69 302 with a Torker II intake and Holley 600 Vac. Secondary carb. I worked at NAPA Auto Parts at the time and did alot of research on the parts I needed to do the job.
Today I think I am still the first one to put a V-8 in a Fox Chassis with a 6 cyl. K-member! I did it about 20 years ago and still remember how to do this cheap swap.I have passed the information to others and they too have done this swap!
The car performed very well until she crapped out on me one day!The old '69 block had seen better days,and now it was time for fresh meat! This time I took a '78 302 block and used a 351 W cam and fire order with my Torker II intake and Holley 600 Carb.
Wow,That was one mean engine and I still could of had a lot more with it. Like headers and dual exhaust and possi rear!! It was a very smooth running engine and still go t 22 MPG.
Well...the story goes on and know I have an '83 Fairmont Futura that is going to be built up even better.
This '83 had 68,000 miles on it when I bought it in 2001 and never saw snow.It is just like new and runs like it,too! It has the 200 6 cyl. in it as well....for now!
I have an 351 W engine that will hope to have 400 HP when completed and will be sitting on a K-member kit from QA1 with the tubular A-arms, Coil Over struts and Caster Camber kit. I also have '98 Mustang GT front spendals,rotors, and calipars.I have the 8.8 rear end as well from that Stang and it has the rear disc brakes
If you need info or help on your build, email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
My first Fairmont
This is 302 H.O. sitting on a 6 cyl. K-member.