Wayne Cook
March 5, 2010
Photos By: Bill Erdman

The Details
Ann and Eddy Hanley's '66 Fairlane 500 427 8V R-Code Hardtop

Engine

  • NOS '68 427 FE side-oiler block
  • Cross-bolted main caps; journals two, three, and four
  • 4.23-inch bore
  • 3.78-inch stroke
  • Medium-riser cylinder heads
  • 2.18-inch intake valves
  • 1.73-inch exhaust valves
  • Mechanical lifter camshaft
  • 0.501 lift/306-degrees duration/
  • 78-degrees overlap
  • 11.0:1 compression ratio
  • 8V aluminum intake manifold
  • Twin Holley 4160 600cfm carburetors
  • Autolite dual-point distributor with mechanical advance
  • 425 hp at 6,000 rpm
  • 480 lb-ft at 3,700 rpm

Transmission

  • Top Loader four-speed
  • Ford HD clutch assembly

Rearend

  • Factory 9-inch housing
  • Nodular iron gear case
  • 4.11 gears

Exhaust

  • Stock exhaust manifolds
  • 2 1/2-inch exhaust system
  • Ford passenger car mufflers

Suspension

  • Front: Stock coil springs, stock shocks
  • Rear: Stock leaf springs, stock shocks

Brakes

  • Front: Factory 11-inch disc, single-piston caliper
  • Rear: Factory drum

Wheels

  • Front: Stock steel wheel with Ford hubcap, 14x6
  • Rear: Stock steel wheel with Ford hubcap, 14x6

Tires

  • Front: Firestone Red Line, 7.75x14
  • Rear: Firestone Red Line, 7.75x14

Interior

  • Black standard interior with bench seat, factory floor shift, aftermarket radio

Exterior

  • Wimbledon White DuPont Century enamel paint applied by Reliance Auto Body of Dover, New Jersey