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This wasn't a Holman-Moody auction. These cars are owned by Kim Haynes. He's been restoring old NASCAR Grand National cars as a business for about 20 years and decided to go in a different direction. Just a guess, but I don't that there are enough old GN cars left to be found to make it profitable.

I've seen the Lorenzen car down in Mooresville, NC in person. It's gorgeous and race ready...




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name this car

i cant tell thought it was a fairlane but not sure firewall looks different than stock at least
 

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Well... Since I don't have a lot of time today... Look for the following Tips:

Idler Arm on frame just foreward of the passengers feet...

11/15/4 pattern of Cowell Stripes on the far passenger side going twards the center.

Starter Soleonoid Factory Mounted on the Passenger Firewall

3/8" Fuel Line running up passenger side frame rail

Center link and steering run Behind the Front Crossmember...

Those hints should get you pointed in the correct direction!


Later Folks!

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looks like a 65-66 Gal...poor thing.
 

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no idea here, tell us! my guess was the fairlane w/ the galaxie front or a 67 gal..
and what did these do...my guess is stiffening/softening or sway bar adjustment, or..?

 

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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
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.

BTW, I don't remember ever seeing a Ned Jarrett Fairlane before seeing the one on Kim's site.. Ned retired at the end of the '66 season at Rockingham, NC. Speedway. He was driving a '66 Galaxie that day, IIRC.



Jan...know your NASCAR..


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so where did the pic come from? is this some poor old racer sitting out in a field somewhere?
only things I saw unusual were notched a arm/bolt, and what looks like a old blue streak tire...If Jan woulda gave us any more info on it, she'd have told us the vin and last race it won


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Jan,

You are the supreme NASCAR grand master! I hope I get to meet you someday.
 

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in my post with two pics above i see the adjusters from driver area going to the trunk...what do they do?
 

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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.

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On 2006-04-14 17:36, Luv70sFords wrote:
Jan,

You are the supreme NASCAR grand master! I hope I get to meet you someday.
Thanks, Darrell..
You're my buddy and the first guy that I want to visit when I make a trip west.
 

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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.
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.

BTW, here's something you might not know. Andretti's Fairlane was later morphed into being Darrell Waltrip's first 'Cup car, a '70 then '71 Montego. DW had that one restored as his #92 Terminal Transport car and it's displayed in his shop.

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" 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."


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ok well a have a question..if i have subframe connectors, global west uca,lca, sperical strut rods, roller perches and idler, then add tubular bracing for towers connected to a cage and whole body front bumper to rear..could i run circle track? or should i just start from scratch and build a tube chassis and put my car on it? i want to race hard
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You might be able to buy an old circle track chassis and fit your existing body over it. Then you could use their existing suspension components and brakes. I kinda want to do the same thing to my old station wagon.
 

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Sorry Truck, Very Sorry Jan.... It's NOT a '66 or '67 Fairlane either!

No no no no no no.........

Look at the Windshield cowell Luvers... They extend all the way to the fender (presumeably on boths sides...).

All of the '66 or '67 Fairlanes I've seen have Louveres that stop nearly a foot Short of the Fenders....

Someone will come up with the answer but I'm still stumped, but I know it's not a Fairlane...

Bring it Truckstop, I've missed this game real bad!


FE
 
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