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Have you ever seen a "tribute" car that's more authentic that the "real thing"? We haven't seen many, but this 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt certainly could make a claim to the title. Built with more "real" Thunderbolt parts than most "real" Thunderbolts, including a real-deal Holman & Moody 427 side-oiler, this is the ideal car for the Ford fanatic seeking a Thunderbolt that can be driven and shown with pride. Or, if you've got a Thunderbolt, but don't have the incredibly pricey "real" engine, this car could be the link to making your car "correct".
John Calvert's Fairlane on the street
Took the Fairlane out for a Sunday cruise and hit up the local car show. It
has a 427cu dual quad high riser FE with 15:1 compression. The car runs in
NHRA A/S Stock Eliminator and has a best ET of 9.80. Enjoy!
tbolt world record
On Halloween 2009, Phil Featherston shattered the long held (unverified)
world record for the quarter mile Ford Thunderbolt in a flash of oil and
grit. The time was 9.23 seconds at 151mph. Special thanks to Jake and
Gerald. Video by Dave Featherston.
Firing up the 64 Fairlane.
It hasn't been started since March of this year. But the big block started
right up like its no big deal. Had this car for a long time , bought it
when I was 18, Drove in stock form back and forth to work in the eighties,
then started working on it and street raced it in the late eighties to
early nineties. In 93 I back halfed it, then started bracket racing at the
strip.In 2000, I built the front clip, and switched to big block. Me and
this car have seen a lot of fun together.
Restoration Blog: 1966 Ford Galaxie, Ultimate Edition - Jay Leno's Garage
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1962 Ford Thunderbolt style Fairlane 500 390 FE GT500 heads Dual Carbs Four Speed
This 1962 Ford Fairlane, done with the Thunderbolt style, offers a 390 CID
V8 engine backed by a four-speed manual transmission. The engine has only
1200 miles since it was rebuilt and is equipped with sealed power pistons,
reconditioned rods, polished crank, GT500 iron heads, Ford factory dual
quad intake and carburetors, Competition Cams hydraulic camshaft and timing
set, and Pentronix ignition. It's equipped with a fiberglass teardrop
style hood, fiberglass fenders, and fiberglass bumpers. The interior has
been restored and is in great shape. Here is a little information on what
the car offers: fiberglass fenders, fiberglass bumpers. It's also equipped
with Crites headers, 3" Exhaust,
aluminum radiator, a vintage Hurst shifter, and a Thunderbolt traction bar
setup. This car is set up so it would be period correct and looks as it
would have in the early sixties! Thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
This is a race prepped Torino Talladega that was raced with the 427 engine.
I took this footage during the 35th aniversary of Talladega Super Speedway
in 2004. I believe this is Benny Parsons race car
Here is a little bit of info for my and some general infor on Talladega.
1964 Ford M/T Thunderbolt 427 Hemi Bolt
This is a 1964 Ford Thunderbolt Fairlane, this car was built by Mickey
Thompson, it is #10, raced by Jess Tyre back in 1964 with Mickey Thompson.
This is a video shot for Skyline Ford of Salem, Oregon who owned the car.
I sold it for them to a gentleman down in California in 2008. It was found
out while my friends owned it here in Salem, that this car though retains a
lot of the orignal parts from the original Thunderbolt, that it had been
Rebodied, which means that the shell is from a different car. So anyone
who comes into contact with it, should know that it is very valuable but is
considered a rebodied Thunderbolt. Jess Tyre will tell you that it is the
original car, he looked at it a few years ago and documented. He is
incorrect in our opinion because we talked to the gentleman that restored
the car, and he rebodied it around 1991. As of know this is pretty common
knowledge, but just letting everyone know the story. It is running the
same configuration as it did in 1964. Mickey Thompson, was building
motors, out of a 427 Ford Short block, and then using Chrysler 392 Hemi
Heads, and convertiing them to fit the Ford 427, and put a Cross Ram intake
on the car, with Dual Carburators. This car is really mean sounding, and
ran awesome. What you won't see is the video, is when I got on the street
with it, and launched it down Mission Street, 1st, 2nd Gear coming to the
dealership. The film guy for the commercial put the music in and cut out
the good shots, darn him. You should have heard it, and I was shaking, and
my clutch foot was shaking to death, what a wicked car. Thanks very much,
Jason Blue Oval Ranch Inc.
Classic Autoworx presents: 1964 Galaxie 500 - 427 dual quad / 4spd- 44,000 orig. miles!_2
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----- 1964 Galaxie 500 -----
44,000 original, documented miles.
This car is still owned by the same gentleman that purchased the car when
he was 16 years old and drove it off of the lot, brand new. The car is now
for sale to the public, offered exclusively through
FE Big Block, rebuilt with less than 50 miles on it. Not the standard 4v
car, this car features a f actory aluminum dual quad (2- 4v carburetors)
427ci intake manifold with twin Holley 780cfm carbs, big cam, Hooker Super
Competition headers, upgraded MSD ignition, Custom Exhaust into Flowmaster mufflers, Holley
electric fuel pump.
4 speed Top Loader transmission, high performance clutch, balanced
driveshaft, 9inch Detroit Locker rear end with 4.11:1 gears.
The body and paint on the car are flawless, arrow straight and the car has
had one repaint, nearly 20 years ago. The interior, similarly flawless.
This is an excellent, investment quality vehicle. A car with this package,
history and low mileage will sell quickly! This is a very rare find!
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