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62 Fairlane Thunderbolt

Post  No Bolt 62 Fairlane on January 24th 2013, 10:35 pm

I came across an article in Car Craft magazine about the first Fairlane Thunderbolt, which was built by Art Carr and Bill VonVeilt in early 1962. They were installing a tri-power 406 into a modified '62 Ford Fairlane 500. I thought that Bob Tasca had the first ones in 1963, and we all know that 1964 was when they aggressively built cars to compete. The car was never completed and according to the article it was shipped back to Ford. This was the first attempt to come head to head with Chrysler's attempt to dominate the factory built drag cars of the 60's. My '62 was originally a 6-cylinder 3 speed stick. Very interesting, any thoughts?

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Post  AZFairlane on January 25th 2013, 1:32 am

Tasca also had a '62 with a 406 in it. Don't know exactly when it was finished, but it did run, then they started on a '63 with a 427.
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Post  5pointslow on January 25th 2013, 7:02 am

i live 20 miles from tasca's place in Ri

my neighbor a few houses down has 2 factory lightweight galaxies the real deal with 427 in them , Hes in his 60s and had them for i think 20 years or so

one of them came from virginia and the other one is a local one that tasca ended up selling back in the day . These are galaxies not thunderbolts but id figuare id bring that up think they are pretty sweet cars and same idea as the thunderbolt ...factory race cars
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Post  No Bolt 62 Fairlane on January 27th 2013, 6:30 pm

I would like to find a 64 Galaxie and make it a Phil Bonner Tribute car.Cross flags on the doors,it would be the coolest .

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Post  whatbumper on January 27th 2013, 7:51 pm

I have an fe three carb intake, some old high riser heads, and a great top loader ready for the day I get ready for something like that.

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