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    as some of you who followed my for sale ad know, I recently sold my pristine 455 Skylark I built/owned for 24 years so I could do something completely different and out of my normal GM background. I have always liked the look of the 66/67 Fairlanes especially a sedan with door posts so now I own one. This car came to me with no engine or trans, but has a very nicely done cage and subframe connectors along with a new ladder bar 4 link/narrowed 9 inch/fuel cell and battery in trunk set up. Now, my cars are, first and foremost, DRIVERS! with that in mind, and having a new project with no engine or trans means I can do anything I want power wise. I am contemplating an original style FE based 427 clone, or possibly a 427 stroker windsor, with an auto (car has an auto setup) or I could add a clutch pedal and steal the drivetrain out of an 86-94 Mustang GT complete with FI and maybe add a blower. The possibilities are endless, as long as the money holds out, which won't be long!! there are 2 other things my cars need to be to satisfy me-both come from all the years of owning that Orange Buick. Unless I went to a Buick specific function, I was usually the ONLY car there of that type. I believe this Fairlane sedan will continue to fill that nitche for me-it is certainly an unusual and not much seen body style. The other thing is the paint on my Buick was reasonably exceptional for a car that was driven all over the country. The body and paint on the Fairlane is pretty beat, so the first stop, after the holidays and I get some time to de-trim, will be the body shop. I will likely stay with the Limegold color, as I have had a lifetime of red and orange cars, and that will make this one a complete departure for me-not only did I leave GM behind, I will have a not-red hued car. A bench seat will certainly find a home here, since the racing buckets currently in there are less than comfortable for more than 1/4 mile driving, but occasionally I will need to take my son and another person along. And this was a factory a/c car, and has the proper dash outlets, so a vintage air unit is definitely in the works someday too. so without further boring blather, here is my next, and possibly last (considering how long I tend to keep and refine them) project car:
    Last edited by stage1scott; October 21st, 2013, 11:50 AM.
    67 Fairlane 434 ci/464 hp/488 tq-RIP
    05 MINI Cooper S Supercharged
    08 MINI Cooper S Turbocharged

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    Promises to be a very distinctive ride. How did you score it...someone run out of steam on it as an earlier project?
    Michael from Hampton Roads

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      I have to agree with you that those Fairlanes are so cool.

      I do have a question. Did you pay extra for that long scrape; or was that your first modification while test fitting the garage to it?
      BS'er formally known as Rebeldryver

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        Cool car, looks like someone has done a lot of work on it already... I like the 427 thoughts, they're a potent motor.
        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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          nnnmmm
          Last edited by stage1scott; October 21st, 2013, 11:50 AM.
          67 Fairlane 434 ci/464 hp/488 tq-RIP
          05 MINI Cooper S Supercharged
          08 MINI Cooper S Turbocharged

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            Re: 67 Fairlane Sedan project begins!

            2 dr Sedans rule!!!! Any make, any model!
            61 Olds 88, 69 Plymouth Roadrunner, 68 Pontiac Firebird, 95 Buick Roadmaster LT1

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              we are making signifigant progress in the acquisition department!! While I have been on a steep learning curve, Ford guys will know what that bottom photo means!!



              67 Fairlane 434 ci/464 hp/488 tq-RIP
              05 MINI Cooper S Supercharged
              08 MINI Cooper S Turbocharged

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                What does it mean? I'm not a ford guy.

                Seth
                200 mph or bust.......

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                  I as wondering the same????
                  My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.

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                    I was hoping I could pull out a hardcore ford guy with that to help with upcoming myriad of stuff I still know little about. That A mark represents a 428 with good factory cr. It also happens to be from a 67, so thats kinda cool. That find was complete as pulled from a car, getting me all the little bolts/brackets/etc i could need since my car cam without any drivetrain and a complete C6 to boot.
                    67 Fairlane 434 ci/464 hp/488 tq-RIP
                    05 MINI Cooper S Supercharged
                    08 MINI Cooper S Turbocharged

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                      Cool..... 8)
                      200 mph or bust.......

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                      • #12

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                        Whats the 352 stand for? Isn't that the base cubic inch for that block family?
                        61 Olds 88, 69 Plymouth Roadrunner, 68 Pontiac Firebird, 95 Buick Roadmaster LT1

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                          block family.

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                            2 dr Sedans rule!!!! Any make, any model!
                            X2.How do you see it isnt a 390?

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                              the A on the back of the block designates it a full size-galaxie/mercury 345 horsepower. unfortunately, it isn't a C, which would make it a 360/375 hp cobra jet or police interceptor possibility. heads are now off and bore and stroke are confirmed, and all cyl walls are nice. progress!

                              67 Fairlane 434 ci/464 hp/488 tq-RIP
                              05 MINI Cooper S Supercharged
                              08 MINI Cooper S Turbocharged

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