Fairlane was the name of Edsel Ford's Michigan Estate, it was used for full size cars from 55-61 then moved to the smaller chassis in 62-68 (?) A Factory race only 427 big block first appeared in 63 but the most famous were the factory 64s. In 66 Ford offered the 427 in the Fairlane, AMT kitted both the 390 and 427 Fairlane along with the 390 Mercury.Comet.
Agreed, not everyone has the skills to create the files necessary to print the parts. Couldn't you just purchase the software just like computer software? I can't write code, but I can (sort of) use a computer. I can see Mobieus, Revell or Round 2 offering modern " parts packs" on a thumbnail. Including modern engines like 3rd gen Hemis, the LS7 or the Coyote,Tremec transmissions etc. I suppose you could even design the drive so that it would be useless after one printing. The big issue as I see it, would be how to protect intellectual property rights. Could the next, next, generation of kits be printed at home? Or would bring your thumbnail to a 3D printing shop. Shapeway Hobbies anybody?
Bought one of these 1:1 back in the day. Waited for ever as the EPA never really signed of on the 310 hp 455 SD. Enough of us complained and a Brewster Green 1973 Trans AM, Super Duty 455 with saddle interior and "rock crusher" M21 4-speed. Only options were heavy duty everything. Build quality was poor. Dash had a rattle that drove the dealers assigned mechanic nuts, lost a plastic distributor gear(should have been brass) and the paint developed a severe rash. Yup the dealer had the youngest mechanic who was the only one who would touch the car. Got ten mpg sitting still or going 139 mph. (observed!!) Loved playing with SS396 Chevies. Still have bill of sale, paid $3904. Sold it to a "Jet Jock" from out West for what I paid for it. Got through the first GasWar driving a Toyota Corolla 2-dr wagon. Walt O'Brien
Hello all, many thanks for all your terrific responses. Health issues and and the impending marriage of my youngest son have slowed me down but I plan to start later this year. Stay tuned
Yippee, spring has sprung in VT.
We may be little (pop. 500,000ish) but we're fiesty.