What we have here is a '66-'67 Fairlane with a '64 Galaxie front frame clip. When Ralph Moody decided that the '66 Galaxie was too big to be competitive against the smaller Hemi powered Mopars, he turned to the Fairlane. Since the 'Lane was a unibody with a weak front end TOTALLY unusuable for oval track racing, Ralph spliced on a '64, then ran box tubing through the rockers and tied into the Fairlane rear subframe. The firewall was fabbed so that he could set the motor back.The bolt through the a-frame adjusts the ride height and to play with the cross weight. NA$CAR didn't like it, but since FoMoCo withdrew factory support in '66 over the 427 Cammer, they let it slide to boost attendance.On 2006-04-14 09:31, trukstopcowboy wrote:
name this car
i cant tell thought it was a fairlane but not sure firewall looks different than stock at least
That pic was Holman-Moody's front end setup back in '66-'69, Trukstop. Andretti's Daytona winning '67 Fairlane would've been the same. Ralph did build a test mule '64 Fairlane, but NASCAR nixed it. I'll see if I can find a clearer pic of how these were built in the next few days. In '72 if I recall correctly, Banjo Matthews came out with his NASCAR approved full frame chassis for Fords and Chevys. The front end geometry was based on the '65 Galaxie's. That chassis was used under almost all Grand National ('Cup) cars until the radial tires came about in the early '90s.On 2006-04-14 18:32, trukstopcowboy wrote:
man i am dying to see up close pics of holman moodys' 66 fairlane front suspension mario drove or similar jack screw front setup. was it the same as the above pic with 64 galaxie front? i know the may06hotrod mag shows something that looks different in the 64 fairlane but then you can barely see it.