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Coolant Temp Sensor Fix

Coolant Temp Sensor Fix

 Holley's Sniper EFI kit for the Autolite 1100 is awesome, and we can't wait to get it installed! However, this is a new kit from Holley, and it was originally designed for the straight six engines found in early Mustangs. Our Falcon has an early 1965 cylinder head...

Installing a Fuel Pump

Installing a Fuel Pump

 I am so excited to be partnering with Holley and installing a Sniper EFI for my Autolite 1100! Today, we're starting by installing and wiring the in-tank fuel pump as well as bending and installing a new fuel line. We removed the old sending unit and fuel lines,...

Fixing Belts and Installing a Fan

Fixing Belts and Installing a Fan

 Today, we're fixing a problem and making an upgrade! Carl's belts have been squealing on start-up since we started the new engine, but that stops today. Also, we're upgrading our four-blade fan to a newly painted six-blade fan we got from our parts car. Click here...

New Dash Bezels

New Dash Bezels

 Today, I'm installing my newly restored Futura dash bezels for my 1965 Ford Falcon! My old bezels were restored and donated by Mr. Ron Roth and his chrome plater, Martin Goldsberry, owner of VacuCoat Technologies. They did an amazing job and I am so grateful to have...

Organizing My Tool Chest

Organizing My Tool Chest

 I must have been very good this year, because I got my first big toolbox for Christmas from Santa! Now it's time to get my tools in there and get it organized! There is lots of good advice online about how to arrange your tools in a tool chest, but in the end, I had...

Parting Out a ’65 Falcon

Parting Out a ’65 Falcon

 I never expected to get a parts car, but after a local couple donated one to our project, we couldn't say no! After seeing a story about me in the paper, a sweet couple contacted me and offered to let me have a car that was absolutely identical to Carl. The car has...

I Fixed My Horn

I Fixed My Horn

 I finally get to hear Carl's horns for the first time!! This week we adjust the position of the steering column to fix the turn signal and the horn on my 1965 Ford Falcon. Special thanks to Mike Heier for donating the new LO horn!

Tuning My Carburetor

Tuning My Carburetor

 Carl is running, but we're still having some rough starts. So, we enlisted the help of a kind local hot rod shop owner named Sam and started tuning our Autolite 1100 carburetor. After some tinkering and a few adjustments, it looks like we might need to replace it....

One Year of Ellie’s Garage

One Year of Ellie’s Garage

 I can't believe it's been a full year of episodes as my dad and I continue to restore Carl. Today I look back at where we've been, where we are, and where we're going with our restoration! Thank you to all of the companies that have supported me on this journey so...

I Bought a New Fender

I Bought a New Fender

 Today, my dad and I take a road trip to buy a fender! We have been looking for a replacement for my rusted-out right fender ever since we bought Carl. It has taken more than a year, but with the generosity of Mr. Jerry Kratz, we were finally able to get our hands on...