Lemon_Newton-Metre wrote: chadadams59 wrote:
This pretty girl is still available. Who wants it?
Everybody. Me. Who wouldn't? And I have 2 too many candidates already, otherwise I'd have been on the road to you yesterday. I've always wanted to drive / own one.
What exactly does it need? Do you just need to commit to working with another person who stops by to help?
Would this be a good candidate for a rotary engine swap? Diesel engine?
What other bad ideas can I toss your way to encourage you to restart work on it and keep it?
It's been sitting for at least 4 years, that I'm aware of, and one of those was outside. It needs lots of things. First among them is the engine/trans swap. Shouldn't be that hard as they are both known good and you could carry the trans around in a stout backpack.
I have had several ideas but I'm confident I'll never get to them nor will I spend the $$ required to do things. My Fairlane keeps me busy and poor enough.
I was thinking of cutting the sexy part off and putting a Miata underneath it. The Miata wheelbase is 4 or 5 inches longer so a little fiberglass fab and you'd have a very sweet little car with modern accoutrements, crumple zones and lots of aftermarket parts. It'd also look really cool to stretch the nose of this thing those few extra inches.
It's not an issue of ideas or even motivation. Life and my other car consume my time and money and this one is just sitting around getting older. I'm confident that I'll never work on it and it'll just sit in my driveway when it should be out racing.
Fireball Racing - ‘67 Ford Fairlane and ‘73 Saab Sonett
I've lost a lot, but the Fairlane finally won an IoE.