1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500

PRO STREET

OFFERED FOR SALE BY BOB GILLINGHAM FORD IS ONE OF THE MOST EXTREME FORD PROSTREETS YOU WILL FIND. THIS PROJECT WAS STARTED WITH AN EXTREMELY CLEAN BODY FROM ARIZONA. THE METAL IS LASER STRAIGHT AND THE CAR IS COMPLETELY SOLID. THE BLACK PAINT SHINES LIKE A MIRROR AND THE COPPER HIGHLIGHTS ARE JUST ENOUGH TO SET THE CAR OFF AGAINST THE BLACK BACKGROUND.THERE IS EASILY SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF $100,000 INVESTED IN THIS CAR TO BUILD.

THE ENGINE IS SURPRISINGLY EASY TO FIRE AND THE CAR ACTUALLY HANDLES CITY DRIVING WITH OUT A PROBLEM EVEN WITH THE STEEP GEARING. THE POWER AND TORQUE OF THE ENGINE CHANNELED THROUGH THE SPECIALLY BUILT HEAVY DUTY TOPLOADER 4 SPEED TRANSMISSION DONATED BY A 1966 R CODE GALAXIE MAKE IT POSSIBLE. NO SMOKING OR OVERHEATING PROBLEMS WHAT SO EVER.

THE DETAILS OF THE BUILD ARE ENOUGH TO MAKE YOUR HEADSPIN BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT WAS DONE IN A BUILD LIKE THIS SO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS BELOW:

ENGINE:

428 BLOCK- (1969 HIGH NICKEL CASTING) FEATURING CROSS BOLTED MAINS, BLOCK RELIEVED AND SQUARED, BORED .030 OVER, ALIGNED BORED AND NOTCHED FOR STROKE, ALL INTERNALS WERE BALANCED AND BLUEPRINTED, REWORKED OIL ROUTING AND LIFTER OIL RESTRICTORS, EAGLE RODS (FULL FLOATING WRIST PINS WITH SPIRAL LOCKS), EAGLE CRANK(4.24 STROKE), NITRATED AND MAGNAFLUXED, ARP BOLTS IN RODS, MAINS AND CROSSBOLTS, CHROME MOLY RINGS, SPECIAL THREE LAYER ROD AND MAIN BEARINGS(FEDERAL MOGUL)

 COMP CAMS SPECIAL GRIND (114 LOBE CENTERS), SOLID LIFTER 700 LIFT, 320 DURATION CAM, COMP CAMS SOLID LIFTERS, COMP CAMS DOUBLE ROLLER TIMING CHAIN, MELLING HIGH VOLUME OIL PUMP-BLUE PRINTED, WITH MOROSO HIGH VOLUME PICK UP, MOROSO 8 QUART OIL PAN, MILODAN OIL PAN BAFFLE, ARP OIL PUMP SHAFT, 428 SUPER COBRA JET HEADS, 70 CC'S PER CYLINDER, DECKED AND MILLED, SCREW IN OIL RESTRICTORS, 2.25'' INTAKE VALVES, 1.66 EXHAUST VALVES, BRONZE GUIDES, PC SEALS, EXTENSIVE PORTING AND POLISHING OF INTAKE AND EXHAUST RUNNERS AND UNSHROUDING OF EXHAUST POCKETS, SPECIAL COMP CAMS SPRINGS AND TITANIUM RETAINERS, HARLAN SHARPE ROLLER ROCKERS(1.76 RATIO) ON HARDENED FORD MOTORSPORT SHAFTS, HOLBROOK ROCKER SPACERS AND STEEL SHAFT STANCHIONS, COMP CAMS SPECIAL CHROM MOLY PUSH RODS, ARP CYLINDER HEAD STUDS AND BOLTS, HAYS 40 LB. STEEL FLYWHEEL WITH CENTERFORCE DUAL FRICTION CLUTCH AND PRESSURE PLATE (ALL BALANCED WITH ASSEMBLY), FORD MOTORSPORT HARMONIC BALANCER, FORD (OEM) VALLEY PAN BAFFLE

FORD DUAL QUAD "TUNNEL WEDGE" INTAKE MATCH PORTED TO CYLINDER HEADS WITH TWO SPECIAL REWORKED HOLLEY 660 CARBS WITH 2'' ALUMINUM SPACERS AND A 3/8'' PHENOLIC SPACER, VELOCITY STACKS, PVC CUSTOM FABRICATEDIN ROAD DRAFT TUBE OPENING (BACK OF INTAKE), MSD BILLET MAGNETIC PICKUP DISTRIBUTOR WITH MSD 6AL CAPACITIVE DISCHARGE BOX WITH SOFT TOUCH REV LIMITER (CHIP), MSD BLASTER 3 COIL, ACCEL 8MM WIRES, AND AUTOLITE #45 PLUGS WITH CUT BACK ELECTRODE.

 EDELBROCK ALUMINUM WATER PUMP, 18'' FLEX FAN AND BLACK MAGIC ELECTRIC PUSHER FAN ON FRONT OF RADIATOR FOR ADDED PROTECTION (MANUAL ON/OFF), POWERMASTER 4:1 GEAR REDUCTION STARTER, SPECIAL 100 AMP CHROME ALTERNATOR, CRITES ENGINEERING 2'' PRIMARY HEADERS ( WITH THERMAL CERAMIC COATING), 3.5'' EXHAUST WITH CUT OUTS INTO DYNOMAX BULLET MUFFFLERS WITH EXTENSIONS, LAKEWOOD BLOW PROOF BELL HOUSING, FORD CLUITCH FORK, CENTERFORCE THROWOUT BEARING.

TRANSMISSION:

FORD HEAVY DUTY TOP LOADER 4 SPEED TRANSMISSION (RUG U) DONATED FROM A 1966 R CODE GALAXIE, REBUILT WITH EXTRA HEAVY DUTY SYNCROS, SPECIAL 2:78 FIRST GEAR AND HEAVY DUTY BEARINGS IN ALL CRITICAL AREAS, WIDE RATIO, MR GASKET VERTICAL STRAIGHT LINE SHIFTER WITH REVERSE LOCKOUT

REAR END/ FRAME

ORIGINAL 9'' FROM 57 FORD NARROWED TO 35'' BACKING PLATE TO BACKING PLATE, MOSER 35 SPLINE AXLES WITH FORD TRACTION LOCK DIFFERENTIAL, N CASE WITH NASCAR BEARING SUPPORT AND A 5:13 RICHMOND RING AND PINION, 1957 REAR BRAKES (11X2,25) WITH FULLY OPERATIONAL EMERGENCY BRAKE SYSTEM, SPECIAL CUSTOM MADE 35'' LONG LADDER BAR SUSPENSION (FULLY ADJUSTABLE) WITH ALDAN COIL OVER SHOCKS WITH 200# SPRINGS, WATTS LINK FOR SIDE TO SIDE STABILIZATION, CUSTOM BUILT REAR END MOUNTED PRO WHEELIE BARS THAT EXTEND TO REAR BUMPER

 FACTORY ORIGINAL FRAME TO END OF DOORS, CUSTOM BUILT PRO-MOD NARROWED FRAME BUILT FROM 2X4 BOX STEEL TO REAR BUMPER, COMPLETE 8 POINT ROLL CAGE BUILT TO TIE TO NARROWED FRAME AND ORIGINAL FRONT FRAME, TRANSMISSION CROSS MEMBER FABRICATED TO ASSURE POSITIVE TRANSMISSION LOCATION AND STABILITY.

FRONT SUSPENSION IS STOCK WITH ADDITION OF BIG BLOCK SPRINGS (1958 FAIRLANE) ADJUSTABLE CHASSIS ENGINEERING FRONT SHOCKS AND FRONT DISC BRAKES (MANUAL) FROM MASTER POWER BRAKE SYSTEMS, FRONT SWAY BAR REMOVED AND ALL NEW URETHANE BUSHINGS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED, STEERING COLUMN IS FROM A 1967 FORD FAIRLANE, TIE ROD ENDS FROM A 1978 GRANADA, IDLER ARM AND STEERING LINK FROM 1957 FAIRLANE, LOWER CONTROL ARMS ARE REINFORCED, HEAVY DUTY BALL JOINTS INSTALLED AND STAINLESS STEEL WIRED FOR SAFETY.

BODY:

FACTORY 1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 THAT THE BUILDER PURCHASED FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER. SOLD NEW AND PURCHASED FROM ARIZONA. BODY IS ALL STEEL EXCEPT FOR THE CUSTOM MADE FIBERGLASS HOOD (LIFT OFF STYLE, APPROX 20LBS). FRONT FENDER WELLS REMOVED TO SAVE WEIGHT.THE BUMPERS ARE STEEL WITH A FAIRLANE CUSTOM 300 SERIES REAR BUMPER TO SAVE WEIGHT.STAINLESS REMOVED FROM DOOR TO FRONT FENDERS AND HOLES WERE LEADED. METAL IS LASER STRAIGHT AND COMPLETELY SOLID.

INTERIOR:

FACTORY OPTIONAL SOFT PAD DASH WITH CUSTOM MOLDED GAUGE POD. 1966 T-BIRD BUCKET SEATS ( WITH FULLY ADJUSTABLE SLIDES) WITH FLOOR MOUNTED 5 POINT SAFETY HARNESS ON DRIVERS SIDE, CUSTOM MADE SHIFTER CONSOLE HOUSES VERTICAL GATE SHIFTER, REAR SEAT IS THE FACTORY FORD AND RECOVERED TO MATCH FRONT SEATS, ROLL CAGE HAS CUSTOM MADE PADDED COVERS, OPERATIONAL WINDOW WIPERS, TACH WITH PILLAR MOUNTED SHIFT LIGHT, ROLL CONTROL AND A BLEACH SYSTEM TRIGGERED BY SWITCHES ON SHIFTER HANDLE, BATTERY KILL SWITCH BEHIND LICENSE PLATE BRACKET.

TRUNK:

TRUNK HAS BEEN HEAVILY MODIFIED FOR WHEEL TUBS, 12 GALLON FUEL CELL, CENTERED IN TRUNK UNDER CUSTOM MADE COVER, BATTERY MOUNTED AHEAD OF FUEL CELL UNDER COVER, TRUNK IS CARPETED AND HAS SUPPORT ROD TO HOLD OPEN, HOLLEY BLUE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP AND 1/2'' LINES WITH SPECIAL FUEL FILTER AND REGULATOR MOUNTED UNDERNEATH TRUNK ON DRIVERS SIDE.

TIRES AND WHEELS:

FRONT WHEELS ARE WELD PROSTARS 15''X4'' MOUNTED TO MICKEY THOMPSON 8 PLY 7.60 X15 TIRES, REAR WHEELS ARE WELD PRO STARS 15X15 WITH 5'' BACK SPACING MOUNTED TO MICKEY THOMPSON SPORTSMAN TIRES.

AS YOU CAN TELL THIS IS NO AMATEUR BACKYARD PROJECT. THIS CAR IS FOR THE SERIOUS ENTHUSIAST THAT JUST DOES NOT WANT TO INVEST THE KIND OF MONEY AND TIME IT TAKES TO BUILD A VEHICLE OF THIS CALIBER.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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