Power Profile: Bill Armstrong Drives A Twin-Turbo, 427W Fairlane
Liberty’s faceplated T-56 six-speed; a Rod & Custom front end with power steering; 9-inch rear 4.10 gears; Wilwood brakes all around; QA1 dampers on all four corners; and a 10-point roll cage keeps things under control.
To keep the neighbors at bay, a bench seat, a Barry Manilow in the 8-track. and 17-inch steelies with poverty caps complete the responsible adult living in suburbia look. A quick swap to RC Component wheels is all that’s needed for the drag strip which produced a 9.69 at 150 mph last season!
Kids Still Love Cool Cars
It would be easy to assume that with 1,200-horsepower hidden neatly under the hood, Bill would be a hard man to catch. However, for daughters Skyelar and Hayley they look no further than the school parking lot.
“You wouldn’t believe all the middle school kids with their phones taking photos and videos” says Bill, who routinely makes the drop-off and pickup rounds. “I guess rowdy, solid-roller cams and cool cars are not lost on the youth of today. They always want me to drive them to the school in it.”
When not being the cool dad with the cool car, Bill oversees his own company that does warranty management for new home builders in the Colorado area. Additionally he has begun building a ’49 Ford F-1 and in his spare time is revising a children’s book and artwork about the Fairlane called “Henry” to publish in the future. If past success is any indication, it’s sure to go quick.
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