Joe Greeves
October 14, 2010

Although it has been an intense, three-year project with lots of twists and turns, the result was certainly worth it. The completed "T-Bolt" is somewhere between the comfort of a T-bird, and the awesome power of the Thunderbolt. We should also tell you that now that it's complete, Dave and Dennis are already looking around, ready to create their next rolling work of art.

The Details
Dennis Mulberger and Dave Starkey's '57 Ford Fairlane

Engine

  • Genesis 427 Side Oiler block
  • 4.240-inch bore
  • 4.250-inch stroke
  • Scat steel crankshaft
  • Scat H-beam connecting rods
  • Ross forged pistons
  • 10.5:1 compression ratio
  • Crower camshaft
  • Edlebrock aluminum cylinder heads
  • 2.25-inch intake, 1.90-inch exhaust valves
  • Crower 1.76:1 roller rockers
  • Ford Tunnel Wedge aluminum intake
  • Two 710-cfm Holley double-pumpers
  • MSD distributor, coil, and 6AL ignition
  • 657 hp

Transmission

  • Top Loader four-speed
  • Hurst shifter

Rearend

  • 9-inch Ford
  • 33-spline axles
  • 4.10-gears

Exhaust

  • Custom headers
  • Flowmaster mufflers
  • Side exhaust

Suspension

  • Front: Tubular upper and lower control arms, RideTech air springs
  • Rear: Triangulated four-link, Ridetech air springs

Brakes

  • Front: Lincoln disc, single-piston caliper
  • Rear: Mustang disc, single-piston caliper

Wheels

  • Front: American Racing Torque Thrust II, 17x7
  • Rear: American Racing Torque Thrust II, 17x10

Tires

  • Front: Fuzion ZR1, P235/45R17
  • Rear: Fuzion ZR1, P275/40R17

Interior

  • Custom interior in Torch Red leatherette

Exterior

  • Paint by Klamo Garage in Edgewater, Florida; the top is a blend of PPG Metallic Silver and House of Kolor White Pearl, the bottom is House of Kolor Platinum