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13 minutes ago, balthazar said:

427 in a mid-size Fairlane. I think this gen max’d out at 390s.

Now ya got my curiosity perked,

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/ultra-rare-1967-ford-fairlane-427-comes-out-of-hiding-after-25-years/

Had no idea only 57 of the 1966 Fairlane were built with the 427 and only 230 built for the 1967 year. 

Very cool read on this guys mission to find and finally buy 1 of 2 rare 1967 427 Fairlane with Tach and 4 sp manual.

According to this, and I hate quoting wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fairlane_(Americas)

The 1967 convertible could be ordered up with the 427 which was only available with the XL package. This very well could be factory as the hood scoop came with the dual quad carburetor's. 

Very cool indeed and rare.

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6 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Now ya got my curiosity perked,

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/ultra-rare-1967-ford-fairlane-427-comes-out-of-hiding-after-25-years/

Had no idea only 57 of the 1966 Fairlane were built with the 427 and only 230 built for the 1967 year. 

Very cool read on this guys mission to find and finally buy 1 of 2 rare 1967 427 Fairlane with Tach and 4 sp manual.

According to this, and I hate quoting wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fairlane_(Americas)

The 1967 convertible could be ordered up with the 427 which was only available with the XL package. This very well could be factory as the hood scoop came with the dual quad carburetor's. 

Very cool indeed and rare.

Never knew the Fairlane even came with a 427. Had a buddy in high school who had a white '66 with a built 390, big Ford guy, very clean nice car.

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Second generation Saab 95 spotted on the way home from test driving 2020 Outback XT and CX5 turbo today.  I don't recall ever seeing one before.  Funny that the salesrep at Subaru used to work at a Saturn/Saab/Isuzu dealer here.

 

 

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Out and about this afternoon saw a matte black '55 Chevy Bel Air ht street machine..no front bumper, wide rear tires, on Centerlines, a sharp dark blue '69/70 Grand Prix, a clean early 70s bright red Camaro, and a clean gold early 80s Sedan de Ville.

21 hours ago, dfelt said:

Now ya got my curiosity perked,

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/ultra-rare-1967-ford-fairlane-427-comes-out-of-hiding-after-25-years/

Had no idea only 57 of the 1966 Fairlane were built with the 427 and only 230 built for the 1967 year. 

Very cool read on this guys mission to find and finally buy 1 of 2 rare 1967 427 Fairlane with Tach and 4 sp manual.

According to this, and I hate quoting wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fairlane_(Americas)

The 1967 convertible could be ordered up with the 427 which was only available with the XL package. This very well could be factory as the hood scoop came with the dual quad carburetor's. 

Very cool indeed and rare.

Some of the '66-67s were built w/ a fiberglass hood w/ scoop.   Saw one at Barrett-Jackson auction a few years ago in Scottsdale.  

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Here's a '67:

 

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Retro posting

Sighting in Sicily

A trio of very different cars with the Mediterranean in the background while buying snacks at a roadside cafe:'  a Smart car two-seater, an old and beat up Fiat Panda, and, what, a Ford Fusion?!?

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Turns out it's a Ford Mondeo.  I do not know what powers it and I did not check to see whether it was a manual or automatic.  That's probably about the biggest size car you'd want over there with the narrow and archaic roads.

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In doing some photo organizing, I found this.

(Someone once told me that, in Japan, "young" people wear t-shirts with some random English word on them, just to have something in English on their t-shirt. Whatever floats your boat.)

You can see some random things in Europe, too, and here's a fairly goofy choice of words I saw on a Smart for Two in Sicily.   This would be funny to most Anglophones.

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13 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

In doing some photo organizing, I found this.

(Someone once told me that, in Japan, "young" people wear t-shirts with some random English word on them, just to have something in English on their t-shirt. Whatever floats your boat.)

You can see some random things in Europe, too, and here's a fairly goofy choice of words I saw on a Smart for Two in Sicily.   This would be funny to most Anglophones.

 

Similarly, I've seen random US sports team shirts show up in European TV shows..like Ohio State, Notre Dame and a high school in Texas sports shirts/hoodies were seen in a Belgian crime drama I watched recently.

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@trinacriabob @Robert Hall So true about crazy English on Asians. Sometimes I just cracked up walking around back in college in Japan or as I traveled the Asian rim during college breaks and even in the last 10 years for work. So funny that they have no clue what is on their t-shirt, just cool as it is English. :roflmao:

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Posted (edited)

There were photos of t-shirt and a logo on a truck in Japan some years ago posted on a car magazine site fir KFC—King Fucker Chicken .  Apparently it wasn't a restaurant, but a Japanese heavy metal band.

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9 minutes ago, dfelt said:

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And I've never been over there.  I've just heard about it from exchange students or travelers who have seen this.  So I guess it's true.  And, damn, it's even funnier when their grammar is quite a ways off!

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