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Rory McNeil
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posted 03-19-2003 02:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don`t know if many of you are familiar with the FE Big-Block Forum, but somebody there posted a couple of pics of a super cool 57 Ford Custom (base model) 2 dr sedan, powered by a 427 SOHC! The car is in Tacoma Washington, at a shop. Check out the post, under LOOK WHAT I FOUND.
FE Big Block Forum

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 03-19-2003 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
a couple years back at on labor day the annual Ford meet in Ohio they had a salute to 57 Fords and there was a dozen 57 Customs each one nicer that the last, there was a black one looked like black ice with a BOSS 429 unreal . mead me feal bad thinking how muck I'll have to spend on my 57 Custom to git it that nice!!!

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posted 03-19-2003 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just love 57 Fords, if I ever get my garage built (having to sue the contractor) I hope to get one in there.

Back in my teenage years my best buddy had a brand new black two door hardtop Fairlane. That is the model where a chrome strip runs down and back starting at the front of the fin. It was a stick, 312 single 4bbl. He lowered it in front just the right amount and did the chrome ring around the headlight trick.

John

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Rory McNeil
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posted 03-19-2003 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John, I have a buddy who also owns a 57 Fairlane 2 dr HT. You certainly don`t see all that many of them. Most are the Fairlane 500, with the side trim running from the tip of the front fenders, right to the tail lights, with the gold anodized aluminum in the middle. Personally, I always have prefered the Custom models over the Fairlanes, I never cared for the huge bumpers & flatter 1/4 panels that the Fairlanes had. It`s actually amazing how many different how many different versions of the 57 Ford there really was. You had the base Customs, the Custom 300 with full length trim, the Fairlane with just the 1/4 panel "hook", the Fairlane 500, with similar looking, but totally different side trim than the Custom 300, not to mention the 2 dr sedan, the 2 dr "imitation hardtop" with the thinner door frames, & the hardtops.Plus the Customs had a 116" wheelbase, with the Fairlanes using 118" WB. My buddy currently owns a bunch of 57-58`s, including 2 58 2dr sedans, a 2 dr HT, 2 57 wagons, both 2 doors,& the same 57 Meteor 2 dr "imitation hardtop" Ridieu 500 he has owned since 1967. I`ve had 3 57`s, a Custom 4 dr sedan, & 2 Sedan Delivery`s, a 58 2 dr. Ranch Wagon, a 59 4 dr. Country Sedan SW ( my first car over 30 years ago!), & now my 59 Meteor 2 dr. sedan, & a 59 2 dr sedan parts car. It`s kinda cool having a car almost as old as yourself!

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker under construction, 302 5 speed
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-19-2003 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve even the model looks cool although I am not a fan of purple.

Rory, I envy your friend. I remember back in 58 driving by the Nebrasks Highway patrol headquarters. They were selling off last years patrol cars, there were about a hundred black two door customs with Heavy duty three speed tranny's and the 312 engines all for sale for a few hundred dollars. Oh for a time machine.

What was even more remarkable than the number of body options for thr 57's was the number of engine options. 312s with one four barrel, two four barrels, one four barrel with a supercharger, and two four barrels with a supercharger. The following engine option list is from 1957Ford.com

Engine Code:
A - 6Cyl. 223 C.I.D. OHV 144 HP
B - 8Cyl. 272 C.I.D. OHV-2V Carb-Std 190 HP
B - 8Cyl. 272 C.I.D. OHV-2V Carb -Auto 190 HP
C - 8Cyl. 292 C.I.D. OHV-2V Carb-Std 206 HP
C - 8Cyl. 292 C.I.D. OHV-2V Carb-Auto 212 HP
D - 8Cyl. 312 C.I.D. OHV-4V Carb-Std 245 HP
D - 8Cyl. 312 C.I.D. OHV-4V Carb-Auto 245 HP
E - 8Cyl. 312 C.I.D. OHV-8V Carb-(Hi-Po Special) 270 HP
E - 8Cyl. 312 C.I.D. OHV-4V Carb-(Racing)
2x4 V8 over 292 V8 - $240.00 285 HP
F - 8Cyl. 312 C.I.D. OHV-4V Carb-(Supercharger)
Supercharged V8 over 292 V8 - $320.00 300 HP
8Cyl. 312 C.I.D. OHV-8V Carb-(Supercharger Racing) 345 HP est

John

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