Although Thunderbirds had...
Although Thunderbirds had hoodscoops, they were never functional, just sporty.
The Details '57 Ford Thunderbird Owner: Rosemary and Daryl Nichols, Eugene, OR
Engine 312ci 4V Y-Block V-8 3.800-inch bore 3.440-inch stroke 225 hp Stock cast pistons and I-beam rods Holley 4150 4V carburetor (first year for this carburetor) Finned cast-aluminum Thunderbird valve covers Single-point, vacuum advance distributor Mechanical flat-tappet cam with adjustable shaft-mounted rocker arms
Transmission Two-Speed Borg-Warner Ford-O-Matic
Rearend 9-inch 3.10 gears Open differential
Exhaust Stock iron manifolds with 1-3/4-inch pipes MagnaFlow mufflers installed by Junction City Muffler
Suspension Front: Coil spring, hydraulic shock absorbers, antisway bar Rear: Conventional leaf spring, hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes Front: Disc Rear: Disc Power-brake conversion performed by Daryl Nichols and Jim Messler
Wheels Front: American 120 real knock-off wire wheels, 17x9-inch Rear: American 120 real knock-off wire wheels, 18x9-inch
Tires Front: Toyo Proxes radial Rear: Toyo Proxes radial
Interior Custom Cadillac white leather upholstery installed by Stan's Upholstery in Eugene, Oregon; Pioneer in-dash 7-inch LCD touch screen with navigation display; JBL sound system throughout installed by Evolution Car Audio in Eugene, Oregon; Kenwood KNA-MP414 4.75-inch LCD pop-up screen positioned at the factory speaker location, subwoofers in trunk
Exterior Dusk Rose basecoat; three coats of pearlcoat; three coats of clearcoat by Ed Hubb of Full Blown Customs in Eugene, Oregon; chrome refinishing by Medford Chrome in Medford, Oregon; stained glass rose applied to factory hardtop porthole glass