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1959 ford fairlane 500 galaxie ..running a 332 with unleaded heads,petronix ignition..straight thro pipes....3 speed auto...pictured here on a1 ..heading home to ayrshire after the 2012 americana at newark.....
 

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I like that, saw one the same colour in a feild down the road from where my freinds live in Texas years ago when I was last over there , google earthed the address last week and its still there (tempting ).
 

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the diner being the OK Diner on the A1 northbound near Newark, been there many times with the '57 Chevy when at Americana, but not for a few years now. Cracking car, love the '57 and '59 fairlanes
 

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Looking good, I notice that it has hub caps on at the diner, is that a later photo?
the diner photo was en route home from the americana show at newark showground ...i lost one hubcap 15 mins before this image was taken ..just as i drove onto the A1 north..but was to hungover to..stop and retreive it ..lol..got another.set of ebay uk..few weeks ago...
 

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I like that, saw one the same colour in a feild down the road from where my freinds live in Texas years ago when I was last over there , google earthed the address last week and its still there (tempting ).
mine was orginaly from lawrence kansas...came to uk in 1990
 

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the diner being the OK Diner on the A1 northbound near Newark, been there many times with the '57 Chevy when at Americana, but not for a few years now. Cracking car, love the '57 and '59 fairlanes
thanx jimmy...drove down from ayrshire for the 2012 americana worst weather ever water comin in from every angle wiper arm flew off as we entered sevices pin broke used a pop rivet to re secure... took 11 hours...good weekend apart from the pikies...thieving allsorts...a lot of traders didnt show last year ...due to weather i presume....
 

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thanx jimmy...drove down from ayrshire for the 2012 americana worst weather ever water comin in from every angle wiper arm flew off as we entered sevices pin broke used a pop rivet to re secure... took 11 hours...good weekend apart from the pikies...thieving allsorts...a lot of traders didnt show last year ...due to weather i presume....
Yeah Allan, we've had some spills on the way there in the past too, made a big mistake one year when I replaced the rear wheel bearings on the Chevy. I painted the half shafts and the drums, all nice and tidy, let it dry, then fitted the wheels and left for Americana. In the roadworks on the A74, I felt a rumble and thought, fucking wheel bearings, can't be. It got a bit worse but nowhere to stop as in a coned section of a contraflow, so kept going. Noticed it went away if accelerating, then thought, fuck, loose wheel! Fuckit, pulled into the cones and stopped. Both back wheels had come loose, one stud sheared on one side and two on the other, holes all ovaled out on both wheels, one really bad. Fitted a spare to the worst side, said to the wife, it's a bit iffy, but home is 70 miles, my cousin at Retford is 200miles and the spares are nearer to him, so we decided to go for it, staying behind the artics at 55mph, stopping every now and again to "gently" check the nuts in case we sheared any more. Got there safely on the Friday night, my cousin took me to Rodley Motors on saturday, got a set of studs, fitted them and went to Americana on the Sunday. The paint had prevented the drum from seating properly and it worked loose causing the problems. Imagine if one had come off, doesn't bear thinking about.
Pop in any time with the fairlane, see my "scrapyard, sorry PROJECTS" LOL
 

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Yeah Allan, we've had some spills on the way there in the past too, made a big mistake one year when I replaced the rear wheel bearings on the Chevy. I painted the half shafts and the drums, all nice and tidy, let it dry, then fitted the wheels and left for Americana. In the roadworks on the A74, I felt a rumble and thought, fucking wheel bearings, can't be. It got a bit worse but nowhere to stop as in a coned section of a contraflow, so kept going. Noticed it went away if accelerating, then thought, fuck, loose wheel! Fuckit, pulled into the cones and stopped. Both back wheels had come loose, one stud sheared on one side and two on the other, holes all ovaled out on both wheels, one really bad. Fitted a spare to the worst side, said to the wife, it's a bit iffy, but home is 70 miles, my cousin at Retford is 200miles and the spares are nearer to him, so we decided to go for it, staying behind the artics at 55mph, stopping every now and again to "gently" check the nuts in case we sheared any more. Got there safely on the Friday night, my cousin took me to Rodley Motors on saturday, got a set of studs, fitted them and went to Americana on the Sunday. The paint had prevented the drum from seating properly and it worked loose causing the problems. Imagine if one had come off, doesn't bear thinking about.
Pop in any time with the fairlane, see my "scrapyard, sorry PROJECTS" LOL
yep every journeys an adventure for sure....cheers jimmy
 
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