We have been very busy with the Fairlane over the past 6 months. After many years of trying to decide whether or not to do some modifications, my wife and I finally decided to officially start "Project Scarelane" and begin building and modifying the car of our dreams.This mostly came about last Summer, when I was on my way from a car show, cruising down the HWY at about 65. Suddenly the traffic in front of me slammed on their brakes, as some idiot didn't know how to merge correctly. Well I slammed on my brakes too and if you've ever done this in a 60's mid-size car with all drum brakes, you know what I'm talking about. My brakes locked up and the car went skidding off to the right. Luckily, there was an off ramp right there and I was able to get the car under control and went up the ramp. I sat there for a minute and thought "F" this! I need to make this car safer. So I went home and started planning Project Scarlane.The first thing I did was to find a builder who would work with me to create the car I envisioned in my head. I'm not a welder or fabricator, so I definately needed help. The past few years I've been talking with builders and getting some input and what not. I found a local builder who my wife and I liked quite a bit. So I spent a lot of time getting to know him and learning what his quality was like. I wanted a partnership, where we could work togther to create a cool, one of a kind car. Especially knowing that I would be spending quite a bit of money. I choose the Hot Rod Factory in East Bethel, MN. Rich Wait is the owner and is an awesome guy to deal with. We brought the Fairlane out there for him to check out and he was excited. This is not your average Camaro, Chevelle or Mustang build. So he thought it would be fun to work on our Fairlane. The rest is history. Contact me if you want Rich's info. Or visit him at http://www.hotrodfactory.net/The first thing I did was order a crate motor to replace the stock 289. With Rich's help, we decided on a motor built by Patriot Performance in GA. They have been building high quality aluminum heads for years. So I called them up and Chad Bowling took my order. I orderd a 425HP - 347 stroker. It only took a few weeks to arrive. It looked awesome! Dark blue block, aluminum heads, MSD distributor, Canton oil pan, Edelbrock intake, plus all of the other high quality parts you would expect. We dropped the motor off at Wheeler Racing in Blaine, MN for a dyno run and to break in the motor. It ended up making 453.8HP and 414.9 torque at 6500RPM. Not bad! Sounded kick ass too!