Post by lincolntbird on Oct 7, 2013 10:10:19 GMT -4
My car has the louvers & a drivers side weather shield. The clients car has the visor which I sold to him off my project car. My car had a visor on it when I bought, but I removed it because over here we reckon cars with visors on look like an old mans car ;-). There isn't a real lot of difference between the two years, if you have a look at the rear shot you will see the badges on the boot lid are the opposite way round. The wood grain trim on the instrument cluster is a little different & the '76 had a 2 barrell carby & the '77 had a 4 barrell spread bore carby. Both carbies had variable main jets. The '78 & '79 ZH Fairlanes also only had minor changes to trim. Will try & get some under bonnet pics on the weekend.
So, yours has the nicer - non faded paint no ding in the rear bumper and the front bumper isn't pushed upwards. Also along with the rear window louver you have the ever so cructicaly import "FORD" mudflaps ;D A 9 inch rear with rear disc's is really cool, over here we had the Lincoln Versailles that had that. it was a tad smaller car than yours I beleive.
Post by lincolntbird on Oct 8, 2013 11:33:40 GMT -4
The Fairlane has a wheelbase of 116inches, front track 60.6inches, rear track 60.1inches, overall length 204.5inches, width 77inches. The 302 powered Fairlane has a kerb weight of 1687kg (3712lb.). The '76 to '79 Ford LTD had an overall length of 211.2inches, there where only 5896 units of this model LTD built. The Fairlane was built on the Falcon wagon floor pan, giving it an extra 3 or 4inches over the Falcon sedan. The only panels the Fairlane shared with the Falcon where the doors. I can't view that link off the hotrodders forum but I am guessing that they would be similar. As a general rule over here only the 351 powered cars received the 9inch diff, but a few of the '76 302 powered Fairlanes seem to have received the disc brake 9inch, the brakes where positioned differently between the pre'77 & post '77 cars. The variable main jets is a main jet with a vacuum controlled jet needle to more accurately meter the fuel required for the engine load. Basically they where a good system until things started to ware . The hotrodders forum looks interesting. .