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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:44 pm 
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hello ford heads.
here's some pics of a Zseries fairlane for u guys 2 froth over.

any1 seen 1 of these before? as far as i know its 1 of a kind?

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p.s what model is it so i cant edit the title, cheers
p.p.s of course it has a few lil mods these days ie blow off valve & other new things in engine bay

 

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 Post subject: Re: Supercharged Zseries Fairlane from factory! 1 of a kind???
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:19 am 
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its a early 70's zd fairlane 500..

are you sure it came supercharged from factory??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Supercharged Zseries Fairlane from factory! 1 of a kind???
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:23 am 
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Its actually a ZC Fairlane. The grille is different and the taillights are the triple decker ones same as an XW.
The ZC run a metal grille as above and the ZD runs a plastic grille.
ZD have the double ones same style as XY's.
No chance of it being charged from the factory.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:40 am 
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I know stateside they were a pretty good factory option on studebakers and mustangs with the paxton blower from factory.

That paxton blower looks period correct, but the carb hat is a dead giveaway.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:05 pm 
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That has been fitted aftermarket at some stage, Probably using bracketry from a Mustang, but definately not from Ford

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:46 pm 
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One of the blokes i work with said he had a mate down south that had a fairlane supercharged from factory. Maybe there is some truths behind this......

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:51 pm 
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cheers for that EVL098 :)

ive forgoten some parts 2 the story but the main stuff is car goes like this-:
a dude worked for ford, not a smo. like some1 important.
this car was made thru the factory for the some1
as a prototype supercharged V8

a guy @ ReCarb in kawana, sunshine coast, QLD by the name of Craig had bought it of some old dude, that old dude who worked for ford (the some1 important).

the buisness still is their, ring em & ask em bout it.....
i knew their would be haters lol

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:54 pm 
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Barnz wrote:
cheers for that EVL098 :)

ive forgoten some parts 2 the story but the main stuff is car goes like this-:
a dude worked for ford, not a smo. like some1 important.
this car was made thru the factory for the some1
as a prototype supercharged V8

a guy @ ReCarb in kawana, sunshine coast, QLD by the name of Craig had bought it of some old dude, that old dude who worked for ford (the some1 important).

the buisness still is their, ring em & ask em bout it.....
i knew their would be haters lol


Not being a hater, It would be awesome if Ford had done this.Unfortunately, it would have been covered somehwere if it had been done.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:05 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
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It would be awesome if Ford had done this.Unfortunately, it would have been covered somehwere if it had been done.


covered where?? by who?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:05 pm 
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Barnz wrote:
67RCE wrote:
Barnz wrote:
It would be awesome if Ford had done this.Unfortunately, it would have been covered somehwere if it had been done.


covered where?? by who?

Wheels or modern motor woulda been all over this like a bad suit if it had indeed come from the factory. Looks good though. Maybe it was built at ford, but would not have been "built" by ford motor company.

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DA22LE wrote:
Barnz wrote:
67RCE wrote:
Barnz wrote:
It would be awesome if Ford had done this.Unfortunately, it would have been covered somehwere if it had been done.


covered where?? by who?

Wheels or modern motor woulda been all over this like a bad suit if it had indeed come from the factory. Looks good though. Maybe it was built at ford, but would not have been "built" by ford motor company.

Cheers

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Or more recently by Australian Muscle Car or Unique Cars. Also Bowdens would be hounding the owner for this car

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:20 pm 
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Yeah it won't be factory but it's still way cool though.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:28 pm 
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I'd be thinking if there is any truth to the story about the lane it would be that it was a "special build" for an important ford employee, but not exactly what you would call factory built, like an xr6 turbo is. The reason i think there might be some truth to the story is that as the years are going on, we are uncovering more & more about little projects that ford & holden had that never were real production projects but were very cool.....

We know there are things that were done that were pretty rare, but it wasn't done in this country as much as it was in the USA. How about the Xu2 torana anybody? A couple supposedly factory built test car's do exist, but it was never built & sold to the general public.

A number of people like to say there were factory turbo torana's, but it was a factory sanctioned modification by normalair-garret, that you could order thru select dealers when you bought a torana. It wasn't built on holdens production line, but it was available, and a number were built. I've got the important bits in mine. :D

It looks like this lane could be a special build that has had a few updates over the years as the OP says. The air cleaner ducting to the charger reminds me of the ducting & big round truck like air cleaner the torana turbo had when it was first delivered. I'd love to know what power this old beast has!

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