Eric McClellan
March 20, 2012

Naturally, a set of classic Centerline wheels cap off an already timeless exterior look. Behind the bling is a pair of 13-inch Wilwood rotors and six-piston calipers up front. Out back, the car has the 12-inch rotor version with the four-piston model calipers.

"We now have a car that is fast, stops great and handles better than ever. Plus, it's a bit different than most cars out there and it turns heads where ever we go. It's not a 100-point show car by any means, but to us, it's perfect. It's a car that has a great combination of modern technology without losing its old school appeal."

You got that right, Ted! Perhaps we shouldn't be giving all those "For Sale" signed cars the post drunken one-nighter brush offs. Great work and we hope to see you making the rounds, showing off all the hard work. Just don't try to sell it at the shows or even tempt us—we now know you are almost too far out of our league!

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The Details

Ted Nourse's '67 Ford Fairlane 500XL

Engine

  • 347ci crate engine built by Patriot Performance
  • Stock Ford Windsor block
  • Eagle I-beam rods
  • Forged flat-top pistons
  • 10.0:1 Compression ratio
  • Cast steel Eagle crankshaft
  • Howard's Roller Cam, 0.576/0.568 lift, 282/286 advertised duration
  • Patriot Performance aluminum heads
  • Edelbrock 7521 aluminum intake
  • Holley 650-cfm double pumper
  • MSD billet distributor
  • MSD 6AL ignition, MSD coil, MSD wires

Transmission

  • C4 automatic
  • TCI 2,800-3,500 rpm stall 10-inch Street Fighter torque converter
  • Stock shifter

Rearend

  • Heidt's 9-inch rearend, limited slip differential
  • Precision Gear 3.50 gears
  • 31-spline axles

Exhaust

  • Hooker Super Comp ceramic-coated headers, 1-5/8-inch primaries, 3-inch collectors, 2-1/2-inch aluminum exhaust
  • Flowmaster 40 Series aluminum mufflers, dual exhaust

Suspension

  • Front: Heidt's Mustang II IFS, power rack-and-pinion, coilover shocks, shock tower delete
  • Rear: Heidt's four-link, coilover shocks

Brakes

  • Front: Wilwood disc, 13-inch rotors, six-piston calipers
  • Rear: Wilwood disc, 12-inch rotors, four-piston calipers

Wheels

  • Front: Centerline polished billet, Competition Series Stage II, 18x6, 4.5-inch backspacing
  • Rear: Centerline polished billet, Competition Series Stage II, 18x7, 4.5-inch backspacing

Tires

  • Front: BFGoodrich KDW, P235/40ZR18
  • Rear: BFGoodrich KDW, P275/35ZR18

Interior

  • All original upholstery, stock bucket seats, stock AM radio with single front dash speaker

Exterior

  • Crites Performance 427 R-code hood, painted 15 years ago with Sikkens Sauterne Gold paint, all original trim, glass, and emblems