A 1975 Lincoln Towncar gave it’s life (460 & C6 Trans) so that this car could live. I put this combination together after the factory-installed 200 straight six seized up on me. The body & paint went kinda haywire, it originally had a vinyl top. I removed that when the thing started rusting through from the inside.
The car was put together in 1981 when I was only 21 years old, so speed was (and still is) more important to me than fancy paintjobs or chrome parts. Besides imagine the look on the other guys face when you blow right past his car in this one! Thankfully my income has been increased since then, so subsequent racecars have looked better than the old 460 Ford powered 78 Fairmont Futura here.
Now-a-days you can buy a set of motormounts/trans mount and headers for a Fox-Body Mustang and be rocking a 460 in no time flat. But back in 1981 I was blazing a trail by myself. Some plate steel made the mounts and a chassis builder custom made the headers for me, highly modifying a set from a Torino.
Even though the car never made it down the quartermile due to budget constraints, it was a lot of fun to drive. Turned more than a few heads with the 460 Fairmont. The low compression emissions motor didn’t produce a lot of HP stock, but it came stock with around 500lbs.ft. of torque. More than enough to push the flyweight Futura around.