August 1, 2007

The Details
'57 Ford Thunderbird
Owner: Alan Hasuike, Tigard, OR

Engine
452ci FE-series big-block V-84.250-inch bore, 3.98-inch stroke Nodular iron 428ci crankshaft Forged Eagle I-beam rods Aries forged pistons Crower flat tappet hydraulic camshaft, 0.540/0.540-inch lift, 320/320 duration Comp Cams 1.76:1 roller rockers Port-matched Edelbrock heads Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold Holley {{{850}}}-cfm 4160 double-pumper Autolite dual-point distributor w/PerTronix Ignitor MSD 6AL ignition FPA ceramic coated headers, 131/44-inch primary tubes, and 211/42-inch collectors

Transmission
Close-Ratio Top Loader four-speed

Rearend
9-inch3.25 gearsDetroit Locker differential31-spline axles

Exhaust
Edelbrock mufflers211/42-inch dual exhaust

Suspension
Front: Dropped spindles, heavy-duty replacement partsRear: De-arched leaf springs, heavy-duty replacement parts

Brakes
Front: 11-inch disc
Rear: 11-inch disc

Wheels
Front: Halibrand, 15x7-inch, 311/42-inch offset
Rear: Halibrand, 15x711/42-inch, 4-inch offset

Tires
Front: BFGoodrich, P225/60ZR15
Rear: BFGoodrich, P225/60ZR15

Interior
Black and white vinyl with engine-turned aluminum appointments
Factory power seat (an option in 1957)
Stock N.O.S. steering wheel
Custom removable tonneau cover
VDO instruments
Custom Autosound stereo system
Aftermarket air conditioningFactory power windows (also a cool '57 option)

Exterior
PPG Black urethane basecoat/clearcoat applied by Alan and his friendDon Randall