HEI Distributor Tip

When doing an HEI distributor conversion…Label or mark the location of your spark plug wires on the distributor cap for fast, easy reference. Shop for classic Ford parts at www.DearbornClassics.com Follow us on our Falcon Facebook page. Click here and Like us! Follow us on our Fairlane Facebook page. Click here and Like us! Follow […]

Air Cleaner Clearance Tip

When installing an open-element air cleaner, use a drop-base unit. This will allow for additional hood clearance, and it opens up the possibility of using a larger filter element. Watch out for distributor/plug wire clearance though.

Carpet Fitting Tip

After purchasing a new carpet kit, remove the pieces from the box and lay them out flat. This will help take the folds and creases of packaging out of the rug before it goes into the car. If the weather permits, lay the carpet outside in the direct sun with the plastic backing facing up- […]

Flywheel & Flexplate Tip

Be sure to research the right replacement part for your application. An improperly balanced rotating assembly will wreak havoc on the rest of your motor. In addition to the flywheel and flexplate, you’ll need a new ring gear plate, flywheel/flex plate bolts (optional), loctite. New flywheels can be purchased from Mac’s. It’s a good idea […]

Steering Column Wiring Harness Tip

When removing the old switch from the column, tie a piece of string or twine to the end of the connector. This can be used to feed and guide the new harness down through the shaft cover.       Shop for classic Ford parts at www.DearbornClassics.com Follow us on our Falcon Facebook page. Click here and […]

Decal Removal Tip

A hair dryer works best to loosen the adhesive used to keep sticker/decals in place. Go slow and be aware that too much heat could damage paint. Here, as we use it on glass, that is not a problem. Heat an edge of the sticker/decal and try to peel it away. As it loosens, pull […]

Front Disc Brake Tip

If you are looking to add/upgrade disc brakes on your Ford, you’ll need to pay close attention to the wheel on the hub assembly. Often times, the mounting plane of the new hub will cause the wheel to sit further outward in the wheel well. Depending on the wheel and tire size, this slight variance […]

Window Regulator Tip

Replacing your window regulators or door latch mechanism assembly? Before starting, roll your window to its “up” position. This will allow easy access to the inner door assemblies. Clamp the window in this position, taking care not to scratch the glass (when the window regulator assembly is removed, nothing will be supporting the glass). Duct […]

Canned Air Detail Tip

Dust Buster (or a generic “canned air” product) is commonly used to clean computer keyboards. Basically, it is cold, compressed air in a can. It works great for blasting unwanted debris from your car’s nooks and crannies. We’ve used it to blast dust from interior vents and to remove dried, crusty wax residue on the […]

Clay Bar Tip

Cleaning With a Clay Bar If you’ve never used a clay bar to remove contaminants on your car’s paint, now is the time to start. This is actually such an easy and painless way to get rid of minor scuffs, bird droppings, tree sap, etc. Really, anything that is sitting ON TOP of your paint […]