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Old 01-21-2021, 01:44 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, just wanted to say thanks for letting me join The Ford Barn.
Looking forward to getting information for fixing up my 1957 Fairlane a little. It is very pretty. I am naming my car HENRY after Henry Ford. So far i have learned a lot just reading people's posts. Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:46 PM   #2
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I am naming my car HENRY after Henry Ford.

A worthy namesake! And yes, your car is very pretty. Love it! Welcome!
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Hi everyone, just wanted to say thanks for letting me join The Ford Barn.
Looking forward to getting information for fixing up my 1957 Fairlane a little. It is very pretty. I am naming my car HENRY after Henry Ford. So far i have learned a lot just reading people's posts. Thanks.
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Welcome to the Barn. The car does look sweet !
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:50 PM   #4
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Does the avatar suggest you are a new female member? You might be our only female member !
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:56 PM   #5
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i am a lady but still consider myself a car guy. Since i was a kid, helping Daddy and my brothers and my husband work on lots of cars and trucks has taught me a lot. i probably forgot more than i remember, tho!]
Finding this really nifty Ford Barn seems like the kind of fun i can get into. Anybody that can pass on ways to do things to our old cars is bound to be help. John and i found an old 1957 Chilton's book (boy is it musty smelling) and it has a lot of information in it. But it still is good to find a place where someone has actually worked on an old car themselves... what a jewel of a place to find!
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i am a lady but still consider myself a car guy. Since i was a kid, helping Daddy and my brothers and my husband work on lots of cars and trucks has taught me a lot. i probably forgot more than i remember, tho!]
Finding this really nifty Ford Barn seems like the kind of fun i can get into. Anybody that can pass on ways to do things to our old cars is bound to be help. John and i found an old 1957 Chilton's book (boy is it musty smelling) and it has a lot of information in it. But it still is good to find a place where someone has actually worked on an old car themselves... what a jewel of a place to find!
This site is full of experts eager to help. You’ve come to the right place.
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Old 01-21-2021, 02:56 PM   #7
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Welcome-nice car!! A friend of mine had one in high school. Fond memories.
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:36 PM   #8
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Very nice looking and welcome to the Barn.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:34 PM   #9
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It is nice to have a woman / car guy among us !!! Welcome Aboard...

To call a "pretty car" Henry might be an issue, though. You may need to rename
her --- Henrietta --- !!!!
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:41 PM   #10
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Welcome to the Ford Barn sisterginny,

I like your Fairlane ! Lots of knowledge here.

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Old 01-21-2021, 05:50 PM   #11
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my friend's brother had one like that. he had the cigarettes rolled up in his tee shirt sleeve, too. i always thought it was the coolest car ever. So happy my husband bought it for me!
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thanks, looking forward to finding things out.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:53 PM   #13
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i thought that too, but didn't want to water down the Henry part. So i can say it is handsome? Blue is a boy color...
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:58 PM   #14
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What kind of fluid should i put into the windshield washer bag? i found a pedal under the dash area to pump the fluid into the nozzles, but it seems like it must need fluid cause it isn't pumping anything out, but you can hear it trying to vacuum it up when the pedal is pushed?

We thought the heater didn't work, but after a long time heat started coming out. i think i am spoiled by newer cars!
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:15 PM   #15
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Welcome to the forum! You can use a modern washer fluid/bug solvent, no need to dilute it. You can also use distilled water when the ambient temperature is above freezing. Avoid tap water, the minerals in it can solidify at the nozzles and clog them.

Not to worry about the heater. Newer cars warm up much quicker than our classics.
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What kind of fluid should i put into the windshield washer bag? i found a pedal under the dash area to pump the fluid into the nozzles, but it seems like it must need fluid cause it isn't pumping anything out, but you can hear it trying to vacuum it up when the pedal is pushed?

We thought the heater didn't work, but after a long time heat started coming out. i think i am spoiled by newer cars!
Pay a little extra and buy the Rainex fluid and a smart idea is to apply rainex rain guard to your windows before it rains.
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:35 PM   #17
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Old 01-23-2021, 12:29 PM   #18
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thanks, looking forward to finding things out.



Here's something you may or may not know: Your 1957 Ford actually outsold the iconic (and highly mythologized) '57 Chevy that year. Some Chevy guys dispute that claim, but I've seen it from several sources, including an old production reference book I have. (There are apparently some differences between model year and calendar year numbers. And some Chevy guys kind of resort to fudging the numbers a little for '57 and '54.)



That's kind of a big deal, because despite the Ford Motor Company's monumental role in the US and world auto industry, it was still typically #2 in sales behind Chevy during the post-war and late pre-war eras. Not hard to understand why Ford did better than Chevy that year: The Ford was a completely new and lower car for '57, while the Chevy was a makeover of their '55 and '56 models.


Anyway, poor heat from the heater could mean a declining (clogging) heater core or heater control valve. I know nothing about '57's, but my '54 was setup so that I could change the heater core from the engine bay side, which is usually easier and less messy than changing from the interior side. Could also be that only a coolant change and maybe new hoses will solve the problem. '57 experts will let you know.
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Old 01-24-2021, 12:33 AM   #19
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Yes, Welcome to the FordBarn... My grandfather was a Ford Salesman thru
the '40 s and '50 s and early '60 s... My dad was a Ford Salesman thru the
'50 s, '60 s and '70 s, but in 1957 his new car demonstrator model was an
identical twin sister, same colors, etc, as your '57... Sweet looking car




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Welcome to Ford Barn. You have a very nice 1957 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan.
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