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wretched ratchet 04-01-2013 07:21 AM

Em's first Ford Hot Rod
Well, I made it 16 days before I got back into the hobby and this time I'm even more lost than ever because I have only owned one Ford in my life and it was a PU with a 292 that I never spun a wrench on.

Anyhow, I bought this pretty sound little '62 Fairlane that is lowered (too much but I'll attack that later), has a mild cam, roller rockers and average paint (not show quality but protects the tin). Several small things such as an oil leak that I've got to find the location of and an exhaust system that's got to be changed. It has cherry bombs with NASCAR styled side exhaust that exit infront of the right rear tire. That was the "only" thing that drug when we loaded and unloaded it - - grrrrrrr I'm thinking flow masters and then out the back with the tips. The Rat's Nest in the engine bay needs major cleaning up and routing also.

Here's a very short video at idle.
62FordHomeVideo012_zps1c7d92d1.mp4 Video by OldUsedParts | Photobucket

Do they have support groups for Ford Newbies that are 71 years old? :D:D:D:D:D

OLNOLAN 04-01-2013 09:10 AM

ef oh or de
At first I thought you passed on it, then I got to thinking you were probably playing with it like a new toy. I think its cool even though its a ef oh or de. :thumbup:

454 Rattler 04-01-2013 09:13 AM

You know that you can't get this hobby out of your blood, right ? So why even try ?

I've always loved those little Fords. That one looks pretty solid but, lets see once you get into it.

Good luck with it and keep us posted on your changes.


wretched ratchet 04-01-2013 09:19 AM

Thanks Y'all, I kinda feel like the new person that just moved into the neighborhood but I'm having fun "SO FAR". I'll have more fun once Grundy gets back with me and I get insurance. Can't wait to pick my grandson up at Jr. High with this one. He even thought the Jimmy was cool so he'll blow a gasket when this one pulls (lopes) up.

killeratrod 04-01-2013 09:57 AM

if you are using Grundy you can do it fast online , you send pictures, they send all the paper work, you fax or email it back. pay with a cc and then they email you an insurance card. can be done in a few hours. then of to the DMV.

35terraplane 04-01-2013 10:24 AM

You bought a what
Em you trying to give me a heart attack, you driving a ford. I hope your home, the phone will be ringing in a few minutes.Nice little car.:D:cool::thumbup:


NEW INTERIORS 04-01-2013 12:00 PM

A FORD !!!!!:mad::smash::pain::drunk::eek::spank:

That did it !!!!!:spank::boxing:

No just joking...:D:P:thumbup:
Car look's great...:thumbup::thumbup:
If you think for one Min your getting out of hotrodding... Think again !!!! It will never happen...:nono::nono::D:thumbup:

455olds 04-01-2013 03:41 PM

Nice car even if it is a F**d. Just kidding it looks like a keeper

wretched ratchet 04-01-2013 05:02 PM

Bob, sorry I missed your call - - - at the eye doc for a good report BTW
I'll call you in the morning OK??:welcome:
Killer, I sent Grundy an email but I got no answer so far - - - maybe I can just call them in the morning??? I also sent an email to ?Chris? cancelling my Ins on the Jimmy but haven't heard anything from him.???:confused:
Randy, I hate it when you are RIGHT:nono::D:D
thanks gents,

John long 04-01-2013 05:55 PM

Well Em, at your age it is about time you moved up to a Ford:thumbup: I guess I shouldn't get to cocky though.. Mine wouldn't start tonight.


poncho62 04-01-2013 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by John long (Post 1662370)
Well Em, at your age it is about time you moved up to a Ford:thumbup: I guess I shouldn't get to cocky though.. Mine wouldn't start tonight.


My Ford started just fine today...Its got a Chevy engine......:evil::D

wretched ratchet 04-01-2013 06:04 PM

If it's any consulation, Pal, mine barely started also - - - - it is cold natured and needs some tweeking on the carb which Bad Rat is helping me with - - - problem is that I don't have time at the moment to dive into it uninterrupted but I may in a couple of days.

John long 04-01-2013 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by poncho62 (Post 1662372)
My Ford started just fine today...Its got a Chevy engine......:evil::D

LOL I deserved that :)

wretched ratchet 04-05-2013 01:10 PM

When my Buddy and I unloaded the Fairlane at my house we noticed an oil leak on the trailer floor. I was just hoping that it was pan related and haven't tried to locate it until today. I added a quart of oil and then got down to see if I could see where the possible leak was coming from. Well, low and behold it was leaking as fast as I put it in and when I first saw where it was coming from I started laughing out loud and then I got pissed. I can't imagine anyone doing these "bandaid and pull ties and bailing wire fixes" like I'm running across on this Ride. Anyhow here are the pics and it looks like I might have lucked out and ?possibly? all it needs is to be cleaned up and a "PROPER" washer put in place of that 2" in diameter rubber thingie.:nono: I may frame that when I get it off. Even if I have to rethread and step up in size or put in a helicoil, I'm happy with the location of the leak.

Shouldn't that fly wheel have a cover over the bottom? Probably had to remove the cover to allow for the #$%@#@#& lowrider crap.


John long 04-05-2013 01:36 PM

Maybe it just isn't thick enough Em. Try an old piece of tire. :evil:

John L.

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