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Projects My 1957 Lincoln Premiere "Sunsation" Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by El Capo, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. El Capo
    Joined: May 7, 2013
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    The engine ne
    My engine is tired and needs a rebuild as well as a couple upgrades. 56 & 57 have the same displacement but different stroke. Nice looking engine you have
     
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  2. bobo1
    Joined: Dec 18, 2008
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    Ok thanks , yes the 57 have 300 hp ,56 280hp
    Are you going to reground your cam ? It's my next work on mine , with this manifold + MSD distributeur it run very good
     
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  3. Dan Timberlake
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    Hi El Capo,

    For the displacement to remain the same the bore and stroke would both have to change.
    This suggests the bore and stroke remained the same in 56 and 57.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Y-block_V8_engine

    regards,

    Dan T
     
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  4. Ranchero59
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    That is beautiful. That's going to look so good cruising at Santa Maria
     
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  5. You have one of the coolest cars ever. Dam, im jealous:)
     
  6. john worden
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    beautiful car.
     
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  7. martyk98
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    My 368 Hilborn Fi unit sure would look nice in there IMG_0414.jpg
     
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  8. Pinstriper40
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    Brilliant! Those are beautiful cars just begging to be mild customs...
     
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  9. Roothawg
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    Man, I have always loved the 57 Premiers. What are the usual trouble areas? Someday I will own one.
     
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  10. Ooo, a tempting teaser. That would make your car the Premierest.
     
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  11. cometman98006
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    Love the gold, looks close to mine. The paint layout is great, it really sets off the car.
     
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  12. El Capo
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    And the progress continues... Things get REAL, REALLY QUICK! Good news, no rust found anywhere on floors...
    Interior and interior trim are out, catalogued, inventoried and ready to be sent in to upholstery shop. Just wait and see what awaits "SUNSATION"... Stay tuned... KEEP IT HUMBLE, KEEP IT KUSTOM... HFFH

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  13. A Minus
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    Great looking car I like it!
     
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  14. gnichols
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    Nice build. I'm really digging the candy gold. Have a paint code to share? Gary
     
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  15. Retroline
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    Looking good, I rebuilt the engine in my '57, cam was the only problem getting new so stock one was reground. great engines, great cars. Look forward to the progress.
     
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  16. El Capo
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    I am looking to have my engine rebuilt. It's currently at the builders and will get on it in about a week or so. What transmission did you go with? My plans are to adapt something other than stock.
     
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  17. El Capo
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    When I get the code, I can gladly do so.

    Whenever I get the code, I can gladly share it.
     
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  18. El Capo
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    As with any car, rust in the rockers, front bottom passenger side as well, due to the battery tray location. Some floor boards at times, especially on the driver side front and rear, as a heater box is located underneath the floor there and sometimes you anti freeze leakage.

    If you're interested in a 57 Premiere, let me know. I know of a complete one for sale.
     
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  19. El Capo
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    Yes, most likely I will have to reground the cam.
     
  20. El Capo
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    And the fun continues... Engine down to a short block, heads pulled and jet cleaning to start... "SUNSATION" is coming along... HFFH

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  21. El Capo
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    The fun goes on and "Sunsation" continues its road to Kustomsville... HFFH

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  22. MOTOV8N
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    This road to Kustomville is more extensive than i figured, but it looks as if it will be one wicked destination! Drive on!
     
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  23. El Capo
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    No time to waste, GO BIG OR GO HOME... Things get serious real REAL QUICK when the glass is out, bracing begins and color is stripped... The road to Kustomsville is well on its way and the destination HOODSVILLE will be here before you know it... Stay tuned for more progress... KEEP IT HUMBLE, KEEP IT KUSTOM... HFFH

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  24. junkyard junky
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    Looking good. Had a 57 myself. Sold it after I bought a 56 Cadillac coupe deville.
     
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  25. So is it done yet?
     
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  26. bobo1
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    COOL it's not easy to chop it :eek:
     
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  27. El Capo
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    The difference is not in how well it's planned, but how well it's executed... "Sunsation" is a BIG step closer to reaching KUSTOMSVILLE... Stay tuned... BIG PROPS AND THANKS TO JEFF SPENCE OF KUSTOMS BY SPENCE AND TONY GOMES FOR THE GREAT JOB ON THE CHOP!!! KEEP IT HUMBLE, KEEP IT KUSTOM... HFFH

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  28. El Capo
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    On it's way brother...
     
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  29. Gotgas
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    Chop looks perfect, nice work! Maybe you should have done that BEFORE the paint though huh? ;) :D
     
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