Lowering a 1962 Ford Fairlane for $30.
This weekend's project was lowering Cuti's 1963 Ford Fairlane 500. Used a
3'' block kit in the rear, and cut the front coils. Car has a 302 and a T-5
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.
1964 Ford Fairlane 2 Door Post Barn Find
Ex drag car from the 60's. Ran at key stone drag way. Parked in a barn in
the early 70's. Looks like a thunderbolt because back half the car has been
narrowed the way ford did it in 64. Stock frame rails and trunk. I thought
the car was a thunderbolt when first found. Serial number comes up as a 6
cylinder 3 speed standard bench car.Car has 330000 orginal miles and
orginal paint. I dont not know what the car had in it for a motor when it
was raced. When i found the car was no motor and a tranny in the trunk. Was
a couple of time stickers from bison drag ways and key stone drag ways.
Thunderbolt tribute car vs. 64 Comet tribute car.Even though there not
originals the crowd loved it.
1966 Ford Fairlane Pro Street Race
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1967 Fairlane Boss 429 Street Rod
A Ford Fairlane Boss 429 Built by Alloway Hot Rods just came into Steve
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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.
134589 / 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt
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This stunning Ford Thunderbolt, a true to form replica that follows a
lightweight fiberglass front clip with a built 427, tough Toploader
transmission and beefy Currie 9-inch, is about as cool as they come. If
you're in the market for some instantly recognizable muscle that's stacked
with first class looks and a nasty disposition, you're reading about your
A series of 100 units produced for the 1964 model year, The Ford Fairlane
Thunderbolt was an experimental, drag race only automobile that combined
lightweight Fairlane bodies with dual-quad Galaxie motors. Although the
Galaxie had proven itself in NASCAR, it was simply too heavy to be drag
raced with any significant success. After Ford had stripped the car into a
semi-victorious 'lightweight', they decided to apply the same formula to
the Fairlane. The result was a storied track champion that, when compared
to the Galaxie, was 3 inches shorter, weighed 700 pounds less and
unofficially produced over 600 horsepower.
Not surprisingly, this awesome Fairlane drove out of Ford's Dearborn
assembly plant at the beginning of the great American performance wars.
After spending a short time as random showroom candy, it began a long life
of solid maintenance and back road workout routines. And today, covered in
a familiar coat of Vintage Burgundy two-stage, it sits as the beneficiary
of a thorough, frame-off restoration that was conducted on solid, original
bones. Pull the car into the harsh winter sun and you'll see good looking
paintwork that presents well from every angle. Underneath that paint, the
body's Kansas-flat panels say a lot about the integrity of their platform.
And overall, that platform's alignment rates well above anything the
factory offered, featuring even gaps and tight closing hinges all the way
When Dearborn brass decided to shove beefy big blocks into mid-size
Fairlanes, they probably had a hard time keeping a straight face. And, when
you get behind the wheel of this new age Thunderbolt, you'll understand
exactly why. Unpin the hood and you'll find a show-detailed Ford V8 that's
been bored and stroked to 482 cubic inches of raw, big block power!
Take a peek under the car and you'll find an exceptionally clean chassis
that's punctuated by Satin Black floors and, in traditional Thunderbolt
fashion, a substantially re-engineered suspension. At the center of that
suspension, a road-ready Toploader 4-speed proves just as effective as ever
at slinging gears and scorching stoplights. That transmission channels
power to a 9-inch Currie rear end, which exchanges a brutal 4.58 factory
set up for mild, 3.55 cruisers. There's a rebuilt steering system that
combines with manual front disc and rear drum brakes to make turns easy and
stopping a cinch. And torque meets the pavement through polished Radir
Tri-Ribb IIIs, which spin 6.40-15 Firestone Deluxe Champions in front of
7.75-15 Radir Cheater Slicks.
Between the standard steel doors, a Light Beige Metallic interior strikes a
nice balance of authenticity and livability. While the lightweight bucket
and bench seats may not look like the lap of luxury, a brief stint behind
the wheel reveals a comfortable and compliant ride. Correct rubber flooring
frames a correct chrome shifter. The dash is stock, hanging factory
telemetry and correct deletes between a big tachometer, a small Auto Meter
oil gauge and a correct glove box disclaimer tag. And in front of the
driver, an ornate factory steering wheel provides a touch of class.
There simply aren't that many chances to own a clean, well-done Thunderbolt
-- especially at this price. If you're looking for a different kind of
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