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Rory McNeil
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Posts: 1687
From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 03-26-2005 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend of mine just made a good deal on 4 cars, & a ton of parts. He bought 3 57 Fords, a Ranchero (292 auto, PS & PB)that the owner had painted the original 2 tone blue& white 6 years ago. He got the car back from the body shop, started putting the trim back on, & then lost interest in it. The car has sat ever since. The paint still looks fine, plus the car ahs a full set of chrome 14" Magnum 500`s on it. Also included were 2 57 2 door sedans, a pretty rough Custom 300, as well as a virtually untouched, all original 57 Meteor (Canadian Ford)base 2 door sedan. The Meteor has the original 223 6 cyl, 3 speed manual Overdrive, factory tinted glass, and is complete right down the the original air cleaner & battery holddown. It was last insured in 1981. The front fenders & rockers are rotted, but everything else looks great. Also included, but basically just good for a few parts, like the 9" (same as a 57-59 Ford) is a 59 Edsel Ranger 4 dr sedan. Supposedly the Edsel had been used in a movie, & had a roll bar welded in for stunt car work.In addition to the cars, there are 4 Town & Country radios (like a Chevy "Wonderbar", 5 or 6 Y blocks, a 428. 2 391 truck blocks, boxes of side trim, wheels, bumpers, doors, tailgates, hoods, basically EVERYTHING this guy had left after 30 years of playing with 57`s. He said he had owned 28 57`s over the years.He said that there is 4 truck loads of stuff at a friends barn, as well as a fairly full 20 foot long container full of stuff. The Ranchero is nice enough that my buddy can probably sell it for enough to cover what he paid for the entire purchase. Just thought I had to share!

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA M/Stock 302 5speed. [email protected]
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

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Moneymaker
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Posts: 27499
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 03-26-2005 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
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First SS/MA in the TENS!
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The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
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[email protected]
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Posts: 935
From: Lakewood, CO, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 03-27-2005 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Extra cool, I have always loved the 57's If I live long enough I hope to own another one.

I spent a good portion on my latter teen age years cruising around in a friends 57 black Fairlane Club Victoria 2dr hardtop.

If you want to see what that model looked like here is a link.

http://www.1957ford.com/asp/gallery.aspx?catmstrid=1&catdetid=8

Don's was all black and looked real good.

John

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KULTULZ
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Posts: 863
From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 03-27-2005 03:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had one of these...white over yellow. Mine was a sedan (post). The very important '58 hood, black roll and pleat and a THUNDERCHICKEN SPECIAL 312.

And I gave it away....

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

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Gerry
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From: Niagara Falls, ON
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 04-21-2005 12:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gerry   Click Here to Email Gerry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can see there is going to be a lot of 57 Ford parts on E-pay.

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 04-21-2005 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had a 57 500 4dr hdt with a 312 T-Bird special, Autolite carb and a Fordomatic.
Two tone black and white.
It was one of my "daily drivers" right after I put the 5.14 gears in MM.
I must have neutral dropped that car 200 times. The trans leaked so bad I started adding 50 wt motor oil instead of ATF.
I paid $35 for it, installed a new glass pack dual exhuast system, tuned it up,drove the piss out of it for about a month, then sold it to a puerto Rican guy for $200 show loved the way it looked and sounded.
He puked the trans in about two weeks after he bought it.
He went to a bone yard and bought a 3 speed conversion for $50, clutch and all.
I helped him install the Foxcraft floor shifter (remember those?)and he drove that car for another two years that I know of.
Oh yeah, he put blue "racing stripes" down the middle of the car along with chrome reversed wheels and Warshawsky's spinners.
Ah, those were the days.

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Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,'03,'04 &'05
First NHRA & IHRA 289 automatic Superstock Mustang in the TENS 06-99
First SS/MA in the TENS 04-03
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
www.moneymakerracing.com

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