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Old 08-17-2014, 08:11 PM
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Finally Home

This has been many years in the making, but yesterday August 16, 2014, I finally was able to bring my '56 Fairlane home. So far I have washed the car and polished out the bright trim as best as I could, need to do the grill still. Aside from that I have soaked all eight cylinders in a mixture of 10w30 oil and Marvel Mystery Oil to help get the engine unseized. The engine was running when the car was last moved but has sat since atleast February 1986.

Below is a couple photos before being towed and after arriving to her new home, and some taken today after polishing the trim out.

Before being moved, been sitting in this spot since 1986.
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As of now I am working on tracking down a Group 29N battery on the cheap (dont want to drop $275+ for a reproduction battery and the engine needs to be overhauled), I am also working on getting the engine to spin over so I can hopefully get it running so I can drive it some as is till I get the cash to start overhauling the car. Probably wont be for many years as I really need to get back on my '63 and get the paint and body work finished then I can start going back together. That car is basically finished once the paint and body work is done, just re assembly and upholstry. This Fairlane needs to be stripped down to bare frame and redone. Atleast id like to do that for a change vs a body on restoration.

I also have a $250 car cover and $15 car cover lock and cable coming in some times next week. Its this cover here but I got it all for $134 after I used a 10% off coupon I found online.

http://www.carscover.com/1956-Ford-F...169-SP936.html

The other thing is my '88 Escort GT, she is out on the street till her new owner comes to adopt her. I havent heard from my previous boss`s son since Friday but he was very gungho about getting the car and Id like to see her fixed up and put back on the road vs being sent to the scrapper. He has to get it soon though cause it cant sit out on the street with registration and inspection stickers saying they expired in 1998.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:28 AM
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That's an incredibly clean and complete '56, one of my all time Ford favorite body styles. The fact all the original trim is in place absolutely astounds me---that's the stuff almost impossible to find.

The TLC sure paid off, apart from the paint I can tell the body is very sound. Best thing about cars of that era is plenty of metal to work with, assuming one knows how to still use lead etc for repairs.

Hope this progresses and we get to share that journey.
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That's an incredibly clean and complete '56, one of my all time Ford favorite body styles. The fact all the original trim is in place absolutely astounds me---that's the stuff almost impossible to find.

The TLC sure paid off, apart from the paint I can tell the body is very sound. Best thing about cars of that era is plenty of metal to work with, assuming one knows how to still use lead etc for repairs.

Hope this progresses and we get to share that journey.
What helped out is that this is a one owner car and the owner before he passed away, he took very good care of it, changed the oil, transmission, and rear end fluids when the owners manual said to.

The rust you see on the body, I have actually been scrubbing it off with a mixture of soapy water a tire scrub brush and a bottle of bleach white tire spray.

90% of the rust on the car is actually ontop of the blue paint.

Only thing is the front fenders need to be patched on the lower end, the triangle filler piece between the front and rear doors on both sides where it meets the rocker panel needs to be replaced, and the rear rocker panel on the passenger side needs to be replaced along with a piece of the sheet metal behind the stainless steel stone guard.

I will try to keep updated on getting the engine running. Once that happens then the car will be put on the road as is till I finish one project and then I will hop on this one.

The car cover I purchased is due to arrive today by end of the day so I can atleast keep most of the water off once I finish scrubbing the rust off the body.
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:19 PM
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After a week of shooting MMO into each cylinder I finally got the engine to have a little play in it. I can move the crankshaft back and forth a small amount. A mark on the pulleys edge show the movement is few cm, not much of a movement but enough though.

If I jar the crankshaft though I hear a thump which is louder on the passengerside than the driverside. I think theres the chance my starter is locked up and the engine might not be. The slight movement I got now might be me busting the starter loose a hair. I dont see anyway how the starter engages and disengages from the flywheel as theres no sliding pole shoe. I believe the gear on the starter meshes directly with the flywheel.

If my figuring is correct, then I need to pull the starter out and see if the engine turns over. If it does then I wasted time to free up a locked engine that was caused by a starter that was frozen.

If it is not the starter though, I will keep working the crank and see if I can get more and more movement. Today it appears I have a hair more movement but I am trying not to put too much force on the crank bolt as I dont want to break it off in the crank then have to deal with either drilling it out or replacing the crank.

On a side note how ever, I ran two jumper wires from my Mercury to the battery cables on the car. Was surprised that after sitting a good 30 years that everything for the most part worked. Only thing that didnt work was the clock and the radio. But they both have fuses and I have not checked to see if the fuses are good. But the blinkers worked, the horn worked, the park lights, license plate light, even the headlights worked.

Now just need to get the engine running.
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Why was it left to sit?
Owner passed away. Story goes before the owner passed away it was given to one of his sons. Thats what his Son said, but it was allowed to sit at his mothers house till I got the car after a long bitter fight.
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Well I finally got the engine broken free, I made five complete revolutions of the crank with no issues. I do have two to three spots that still seem to be a little tight, might have to keep spinning the engine over with MMO but will now start mixing oil in with it to hopefully cut the rust, that is if it is the rust, one of the spots is where the engine was sitting at before I got it broken free.

I will need to figure out which carb kit to get as the manifold that currently is on the car is a '60s model 2bbl with a autolite 2100 but not sure if the 2100 kits are generic. I also need to pick up a Holley 4000 kit so I can rebuild the orignal carb for the car cause I will be reinstalling the orignal '56 intake and carb down the road.
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Rusty I hope those hard spots are just itsy bits of build-up easily broken free and the engine turns over just fine.

Would carb cleaner in the cylinders do any good?
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Congrats. That's a nice looking project. Sounds like good progress already.
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