I factory ordered the Fairlane in March of 1966 and took delivery in April.
The only engine available on this model was the HP 390 - in 1967 the 289 was standard with the 390 and 427 being options.
The car was a grocery getter until 1989 at which time the body was taken down to bare metal and painted with Deltron enamel. After that it became a week end and fair weather driver.
About 15 years ago I swapped out the 390 for the 427. The car has 189,000 miles on the clock and has traveled across most of the Western US.
If anyone would like to know more about the engine build I'll dig out my list of the after market components that went into it.
The car is fairly quick so I continue to hope that my increased wisdom will offset my slower reflexes.
It has been an amazing car !
That does sound amazing. If you ever find the parts used to make the 427, I'd be interested to know. You don't hear about heavily modified 427s the way you do newer Ford V8s.
The block that we found is a 1964.
Here are the highlights of the engine.
AED Holley 750 carb
Blue Thunder sidewinder intake modified by Kuntz & Co.
MSD Pro-Billet distributor and electronmic ignition
United Engineering Icon forged pistons
T & D roller rockers
Bullet cam shaft
Smith Bros. push rods
Scat crank shaft
Hughes 2500 stall converter
Stan Johnson ceramic coated headers
2.5" exhaust with H pipe
Milodan 8 qt. oil pan
Griffin aluminum radiator
18" flex fan
Moser axels and 3.0 positraction
Stainless Steel front disc brakes
Crites fiberglass hood
Lacara steering wheel