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Art & Inspiration How about a 1957-1958 Ford thread?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Jan 6, 2016.

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  4. MO_JUNK
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    Coming out of hibernation. Complete front end rebuild with Aerostar springs. New Bob Drake gas tank. Newport electric wipers. At the alignment shop today. Note: check your tires. While cleaning and polishing my mags, I found cracks between the treads-hence the steelies and 41' caps for now.
     

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  5. Nice, Sam! I like it with the steelies and caps.
     
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    Got this one from the original owners
     

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    Your 57 is almost identical to mine....

    57 ford drags (1024x704).jpg
     
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    RmK57, mine doesn't launch like yours.
     
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    I am really enjoying seeing all these old Fords.
    Can someone that was "there" in the mid 50's tell me something about the Y Blocks ?
    Were they the "slugs" that a lot of folks seem to say they were back in 56 and 57 ?
    I remember my deceased Uncle told me one time that his 1956 Victoria was very seldom beat on the street. I remember him telling me he ran out of the Pig & Whistle in Macon Georgia. I was very young at the time but recall him washing the car in our backyard many times, was a turquoise and white two tone.
    I also recall it had the finned valve covers with Thunderbird on them. I thought that was very cool.
     
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    Speaking from mid 50s:: Ford was THE car living on history of flathead & chev 6 then came the 265 & by 56 & for sure 57 corvette/Donovan (sp) cams were common & ford was dead. Ever look at the ford intake ports one on top of another compared to chev. Also factory hot parts & aftermarket easy to find as everybody jumped on chev bandwagon & the beat continues.
     
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  14. Thanks to greasemonkey54 for this photo taken at Billetproof 2019 Custom 300 at Garlits.JPG
     
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    !Bg5-Ypw!mk~$(KGrHqYH-D4EsNCFk1bEBLG+uL1u,g~~_12.jpe 57 gasser
     
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  16. Sorry, but in the Gasser world that one misses the mark for me. It's just a confused Ricky Racer, Me too wanna be.
     
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    First thing I'd do if I owned it is un-chop the roof. No faster way to spoil the looks of 57 Ford imho.
     
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    Just got done revisiting this thread.. One of my favorites....
     
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  22. My 58. A work in progress.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  23. Started to remove the front clip to install power steering and this is the result of the first bolt.
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  24. RmK57
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    Is that the center bolt that suspends the whole front end?
     
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  25. Center front yep. And the bolt up the left inner fender just spins and I can't get behind it.
     
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    If you're talking about the one on the top of the cowl pull the small panel (4 screws) you can then reach in to get at the "captured square nut" that has rusted loose.
     
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  28. It's the one that goes into the driver's firewall. I've pulled every inspection panel there but no joy.
     
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  29. Lee Veinotte
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    I just went through this if its the same bolt. Right at the A pillar? Blind bolt you can only get at through the small kick panel by the hood release. Had to drill it out from inside, what a bear of a job.
     
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