Drag racing my 67 427 Fairlane at PBI Dec. 3 2010, 4 passes 2 @ 11.41 and 2 @ 11.42 all @ 118MPH. I drive the car to the track. Run 93 and some Av gas mixed. 20 pounds in the D/Rs air cleaner on and no other changes. All motor Old School.
BLACK OPS FAIRLANE 1967 Fairlane 427 SOHC power by Pure Vision Designs SEMA 2014
Hows about 700 plus naturally aspirated horsepower from a stroked
all aluminum 427 SOHC Ford ? Well that is what is powering the "BLACK OPS
FAIRLANE" . A 1967 Fairlane that started life as a 6 cylinder has been
transformed by by Pure Vision Designs and was on display at SEMA 2014 .
The car is a what if for a vintage NASCAR design with modern touches but
leaving that 60's vibe all the way. Steve Strope's shop has done it again
with this SEMA show winning ride.
1964 Ford Galaxie Drag Racing Racelegal.com 5-16-2014
Friday night drag racing at QUALCOMM this 1964 ford galaxie fairlane 500 xl
on the 1/8 mile first time out. 1964 was the fourth and final year of this
body style. Interior trim was much altered, and the exterior featured a
more sculpted look which was actually designed to make the car more
aerodynamic for NASCAR. The formal-roof "boxtop" style was replaced by a
slanted-roof design for all non-wagon or convertible models, including
sedans. Ford's quality control, spotty when the first Galaxie was
introduced, was now as good as it ever was, and many 1964 Fords passed the
100,000-mile (160,000 km) mark intact. The 1964 models gained an enviable
reputation as durable, comfortable cars that offered decent handling and
road-ability at a reasonable price, so it is no wonder they sold so well.
Of the XL models, the 1964 hardtop coupe takes the prize for the most
produced. The base 300 was replaced by a line of Custom and Custom 500
models. The 289 continued as the base V8 and was standard in the XL series.
XL models got new thin-shell bucket seats with chrome trim. They were
designed to cradle the driver better than the previous style, and Federal
regulations now required lap-style safety belts for both front outboard
Under the hood, the 427 cu in (7.0 l) engine carried on the high
performance duties. Ford again took the 427-equipped Galaxie to the
racetracks in serious fashion in 1964, building 50 lightweight
fiberglass-equipped cars just for the purpose of drag racing. These
competed with success in North America but were still too heavy and Ford
introduced the lightweight Fairlane Thunderbolt which used the 427 engine
and was immediately competitive.
Late in the year Ford introduced their new engine challenger, the SOHC 427
"Cammer". Though not documented, it is believed a few may have found their
way onto the street. This engine was only available to racers through the
dealer network or from the manufacturer; none were ever factory installed.
Rated at over 600 hp (450 kW), this is possibly the most powerful engine
ever fitted to a production car by an American manufacturer. NASCAR changed
the rules, however, requiring thousands—rather than hundreds—of
production examples in service to qualify for the next season and Ford
decided against producing the Cammer in that quantity. Fears of liability
concerns and the bad publicity possibilities in giving the public a car
that dangerously powerful are often cited as reasons, but it might simply
have been that Ford doubted that an engine so unsuited to street use could
sell in such numbers.