1978 Ford Fairmont Base Sedan 4-Door 3.3L
- Make: Ford
- Model: Fairmont
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
- Year: 1978
- Mileage: 60,000
- Color: Brown
- Engine size: 3.3L 200Cu. In. l6 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
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1978 Ford Fairmont
Approximately 59000 of the original 60000 miles were put in by the original owner of the Fairmont.It was an older lady who used the car to run errands around town.After several dings and then placing the garage door on the trunk her son decided it was the last straw and took the keys from her. The car was given to a family member it was used for a few months until it didn't pass smog due to a manifold exhaust leak. The Fairmont then sat for five years. I then realized that the Fairmont was well taken care of and decided to get it running again.
I replaced the exhaust manifold gasket. While there I decided to replace the head gasket. I had the head inspected machined to ensure it was flat. Again while there I replaced the valve stem seals. I replaced a few vacuum lines and rebuilt the carburetor. I replaced the Spark Plugs Spark Plug Wires Catalytic Converter and added a Magnaflow Muffler. The Fairmont easily passed California Emissions on 05/09/2015. I've been driving it everyday since.
The Fairmont is 99.9% original and everything works including the A/C dome light and cigarette lighter. The only thing that is obvious as far as originality are the floor mats. The car has a few dings here and there the worst being between the bottom of the two doors on the right side (pictured). The vinyl top is in good condition with only a little separation near the rear right side window (pictured). The paint is original paint. It has a few spots and blemishes due to the fact that it sat for five years under a tree. The Fairmont is a pleasure to drive and will easily be an everyday car.
New Items Placed on the Fairmont: Rebuilt Items added to the Fairmont:
Michelin Defender Tires (4) Front Brake Calipers
Manifold Exhaust Gasket Power Steering Pump
Spark Plug Wires
Brake Lines (front)
Brake Master Cylinder
Wheel Rotors (front)
Wheel Bearings (front)
Shock Absorber (4)