We’re Building Ford Fairmont Wagon For Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival!

We’re Building Ford Fairmont Wagon For Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival!


We’re just giving it that little something
extra. Good morning world just got done hooking up
the trailer in 300-degree weather because I’m going to go get a car. Wow Keith, why are you going to go get a car? Well, we need something to beat on at Holley
Intergalactic Ford Festival. So if you didn’t see the announcement earlier
this week, we are hosting in conjunction with NMRA World Finals, we’re hosting Holley Intergalactic
Ford Festival, so it’s going to be the NMRA world finals drag race that you’ve always
known, we’re just putting a little extra something on it. Now you’ve probably heard of Holley LS Fest,
our intention isn’t really to just do an LS Fest with Fords, but we love the vibe that
everyone has there, we love how people build cars just to come to that event and we thought
it would be awesome if we could offer this for a different crowd too and the Ford crowd
is something that Holley’s been a part of for a very long time, going all the way back
to the Model T, we want to create a place where anybody that loves Ford stuff can just
come out and have a good time, whether they want to drag race, do autocross, go to the
road course over at NCM, do a burn out contest, there’s going to be a huge car show, if you
are a Ford guy at all, you are probably familiar with the NMRA World Finals, that’s a drag
race that’s all Fords. Ford engines, Ford cars, Ford everything. If you’ve got a brand new Mustang GT 350 you
can come, if you’ve got a Ford Raptor, bring it on, if you’ve got an F350 with a big ole’
67 Powerstroke in it, bring it on, this event is welcome to anyone with a vehicle that has
some kind of Ford engine, and we are including Ford diesel trucks too, if it’s a super duty
and it has the original style engine, as long as it’s some kind of original Ford style engine,
bring it on. So we’ve got an envelope with cash and there’s
the car. We have a 1978 Ford Fairmont station wagon,
this thing’s got a 302, a GT T5, it’s got an 88 with 411’s and a spec stage three clutch. Wow, that took a minute and it’s like I said
before 300-degrees out here. The Fairmont is loaded and I can not wait
to get it back and see what we can do to this thing. It already has the 302 in it and it has the
T5 out of a GT Mustang Foxbody and it has a five lug swap, it’s also got an 88 in it
with 411 gears and some form of positive traction, nice cherry bombs, and of course, we’re using
Mr. Gasket ratchet straps on the trailer. Just fueling up on the way back through, Fairmont
in tow, pretty excited about the level of mint this thing isn’t. What is that? What is, did somebody skin a cat in here? Do have that five-speed Hurst fella right
there with the line lock, that’s really important. Just unloaded the car in another fountain
of sweat. Giving it a real good once over, you can see
it has a Holley carburetor on it. Going off the list number right here, for
everybody that calls us and can’t identify their carburetor, this is where the number
is, so this is a 4776-2. 4776 means that this is a 600 CFM double pumper,
a pretty good sized carburetor for this application. It’s got some shorty headers and HEI distributor
and some somewhat questionable wiring job in some places. I did notice it’s got a little puddle down
there so this thermostat housing or something is probably leaking. No big deal, I’m not even sure if we’re going
to keep this engine. Now it really needs a good detail, get some
of this grime off the seats and then a little vacuum job. The wagon is an excellent choice when you
need a little extra room for you and your compadres. This is great, if you listen real close. How much water is in this door? It’s come to my attention that there might
be about a gallon of water in the door of this car, so I’m going to see how much. Now it’s important that every spring, you
have to drain your doors for all the water that they’ve been collecting all winter, we
probably need a sharper drill bit than this one. That’s great. And it’s still coming out, out, out. No big deal, nothing to see here, just a door
full of water. Two hours later. So now that the door is done draining, 15
hours later, that’s a good amount of water. Did a good amount of vacuuming, stuff like
that, the seats really need to be cleaned, they’ve got some grossness on them but, really
we just want this car to be a fun burnout machine and I don’t know if it has to be very
pretty to do that. Wow, I’m sweaty. So let us know what you think about the Fairmont,
we probably need a name for it or something, really, all we are going to do with this car
is beat the life out of it, do a bunch of burnouts, take it drag racing, take it autocrossing,
maybe get on the road course if they’ll let us, and we just want this thing to make clouds
of smoke. Comment below with your suggestions on what
engine transmission combination and what suspension we should put under this thing. That’s it for now, like, comment, subscribe,
keep up with the build, and just let us know what you think.