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1980 Ford Fairmont

Base Small Block Ford Swap


Build Points


  • Color: Red
  • Horsepower: 450
  • Drivetrain: RWD

Vehicle Overview

Front suspension is 90 Mustang K-member with stock '79 control arms, Global West bushings, double-adjustable QA-1 coil-over struts with 400 lb/in springs, Maximum caster-camber plates, and a 1 5/16" swaybar. Front 5-lug conversion is made from '93 5.0 Mustang spindles with MkVII brakes. Rear suspension is Global West LCAs, Evolution Motorsport Tri-link, Fays2 Watts, Maximum road race torque arm springs, KYB gas-a-just shocks, and a BellTech rear bar. Engine is a Boss block 347 with Scat crank and rods, Mahle pistons, Canton T pan, Fidanza aluminum flywheel, Streetdampr balancer, Anderson N51HR cam, Victor Jr. heads and intake, Harlan Sharp 1.6 roller rockers, March underdrive pulley, and a Holley Terminator EFI. Transmission is a Scobee Built G-Force case T-5 with a G-force helical dog gearset, hardened main shaft, and a 0.8:1 OD. Rear end is a Torsen T2-R with 3.55:1 gears. Rear five lug swap consists of Fox-length Ten Factory axles with Ranger drums. Exhaust is BBK long tubes into a Flowmaster merge collector into a 3" Dynomax Ultra Flow muffler, and out through a custom made tailpipe fabricated by welding together mandrel bends.

Completed Modifications

Engine Management (ECU) (1)

Future Plans


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