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Hot Rods Pix of '55-'57 Ford Gassers - the "other" Tri-Fives

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Just Jones, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. OahuEli
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    Man that Ranch wagon motor is some SERIOUS eye candy!
     
  2. mjlangley
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    Hey Early Times-

    Do you know if there were any issues with 55-57 Chevy headers in a Ford? I have a set for BB Chev in a 55-57 that I was hoping to use on my 460 by changing the flanges. I was hoping that the 55-57 Chevy chassis is similar enough to the 55-56 Ford...
     
  3. carlos
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    All though I lean towards chevy power but like em both the 429 is a killer motor Had one also in a 56 bigwindow torq out the ass and tough motor to kill.Something most people dont know the 429 was like 11.2 to 1 compression and came from the factory rated at 365 horse in big thunderbirds.weakest part on the 429 was the push rods bent a few but I was prone to wind it to tight:DWould definitly do another one,the heads on the 429 are sweet biggest intake ports you will see and smooth they look as if they were ported
     
  4. Gasser57
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    Even with the adaptors, they arent a good fit on a 57. I have a straight axle, moved 4" forward with the nose up and still can't run a tall tire. Maybe the 55-56 is a little different.
     
  5. 57 300
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    57dualquad300Ford.jpg (3 of 5) Is a 428PI powered 57.
     
  6. rat nasty
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    my 55-57 tri five headers fit fine? my motor prolly dont set as far back as a ford either...J.Barrett youve got a great start "i like it alot!" big block and a four speed is deff a great choice if you can do a five speed be even better! keep it as affordable,streetable,driveable, & you will have a blast!

    an update on my fuel milage isnt bad concidering two 1050 dominators on a blown 468 8lbs boost on pump gas with 4.11's! drove it 50 miles round trip on the xpressway few weeks ago (shoulda seen the looks i got!)WOW! took a buddy for a ride and blasted it bout 4 times one that i stretched it out top of third gear... took it to the station the next day and put 10 gallons in the tank to top it off!I'm very happy with that!!!I got some vids 1 goin across the bridge downtown Louisville,ky if i could figure out how to post it up i will?
     
  7. Cool! Got any shots with the front end on?
     
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  8. OahuEli
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    Thats not bad mileage at all considering your setup. Bet the miles per grin was worth it!
     
  9. rat nasty
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    hand made awards givin out @ the first annual road rage show I got to be lucky enuff to get one! first award i ever got and man i like it more being hand made!this is a very kool show to go to it is in clarksville,in. will be a two day show and lots more parking next year prolly be a pre register event also! PRE -1972' ONLY!
    YES THE MILES PER GRINS WAS WAY WOTH IT MY MAN!
     

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  10. rat nasty
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  11. sure looks like the old Gary Coe GUNFIGHTER outa portland
     

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  12. superprojoe
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    Gawd damn i love your ride!!! Checked out the other videos too....cruisin with the other cars was jus plain cool!
     
  13. rat nasty
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    thnx joe that was a police escort to the town of Summerset,Ky. "summernitescruise" we had prime spots across from big daddy we also had the honor to cackle with him!!!!!!!!!!!he signed the tail pan of the wagon man that waz super kool!
     
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  14. OahuEli
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    A police escort TO town??? How cool! I've had police escorts out of town before but not into...:D
     
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  15. rat nasty
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    yup my man kinda weird?but in a good way!
     
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  17. OahuEli
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  18. BobG
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    Theres a guy here in Central Illinois that has a 56 Ford 2 dr Hard top Gasser project for sale, it has a straight axle, 460 with C-6 trans. 9" rear with long ladder bars, the car needs finished, (mainly just body work) he said he would take 2500.00 for it, I looked at it, it's a good car for the guy that has the talent to finish it.
     
  19. I had the good fortune to get invited out to the Shakers Reunion in Windsor this past summer and had a blast....this 57 Ford was one of the club members ride which he owned back in the late 60's (Dixion Brothers).

    This car looks even better in person....ya can't beat an injected SOHC.....lol.
     

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  20. Now that is the shit!
     
  21. mjlangley
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    Injected SOHC is awesome, but sliding into that car makes it even sweeter!!!

    Thanks for the pics!!!
     
  22. rat nasty
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    merry xmas to all my H.A.M.B. friends!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  23. Right back at ya brother...ho ho ho!
     
  24. hope i can get pics on this is mine / came from st. louis mike hood raced it y block two fours now has 460 but its coming out and going back y block and two fours
     

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  25. NICE!!! I like it...
     
  26. Just Jones
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    Hey guys, been gone for a while, but back now...and back to work on my own gasser.

    Not sure if pictures of this "shelf find" '55 Ford Gasser ever made it onto this thread, but this thing is amazing! More info can be found on the dedicated thread here:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=580753
     

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  27. Just Jones
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    Mine still has a long way to go. Getting ready to put in a third set of springs, this time with ball joints spacers. Hopping to bring that front end up at least 2.5" Also modifying a pair of truck Y block fenderwell headers...head to stretch them about 2 inches to clear the frame.

    Currently, front end is back up on blocks, all sheet metal pulled, and suspensions stripped off - again. Crossing fingers for success.
     

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  28. OahuEli
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    I was wondering how your car was coming. Looking forward to some progress pics.
     
  29. OahuEli
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    I salivated all over my keyboard when this car was first posted. Would love to build one or snag an authentic '60s warrior like this one to bring back to life.
     
  30. pro 39
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    This one is still in existance!Freddie Collins of Sarnia Canada owns it and hopes to put it back on the track.They even had a Revell model kit produced of it.(Been in storage since it was retired in '78)
     

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