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1957 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan 428 Cobra Jet 5 speed tko 3.70 posi

Make: Ford
Model: Fairlane
Type: Sedan
Trim: Club Sedan
Year: 1957
Mileage: 27,484
VIN: C7PT127072
Color: Burgundy
Engine: 428 Cobra Jet
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual Tremec TKO 5 speed
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Burgundy and Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

1957 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan Additional Info:

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For sale is my cherished 57. It is a very nice 1957 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan 2 door. I have owned this since 2004. Rides well and stops well with front disc brakes. Under the hood is a very strong 428 Cobra Jet engine bored to 434 cubic inches (.030 bored). Built the engine myself. Never dyno tested this engine but it is an improvement in power over my old 439 cobra jet. I estimate this engine is 500-525 horsepower and similar numbers in torque perhaps a bit more 525-550 torque. The engine still has good street manners. I never raced it only drove it on the streets and a few times up to Ocean City hot rod weekends. I would not consider this a show car although I entered into many car shows for fun. With a little work, and time that I no longer have to play around, this would make a nice show car. It is mechanically sound and looks pretty decent. I have put less than 10,000 miles on this car. The engine has about 4000 miles on the rebuild. The transmission about 5000 miles since installed new. The complete rear end, axles, and housing, have about 3500 miles since installation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Body/frame-restoration in 1998. Grey prime coat, two coats medium red metallic (Burgundy) from Napa with clear coat. There are some minor flaws which are only noticed if you are looking for flaws. One spot of what I believe to be body filler that bulged in lower rocker panel just in front of the driver rear wheel. It cracked the paint approximately 3/4 of an inch and bulged a little. It is hardly noticeable unless you look for it. Looks to be an easy repair for someone with the skills to do body work. I have noticed no other body filler on the car but I am no auto body expert. No rust anywhere that I can see. Has been garage kept since I owned it and by the previous owner. No dents, no scratches. All chrome is good. A couple of rock chips in the front. Dummy chrome spot lights mounted. Peep mirrors on upper door. Chrome side pipes mounted are no longer connected to exhaust. Decorative items only. Spare tire and jack in trunk. Trunk redone in gray vinyl and carpet. All windows and doors work. The lock mechanism on both doors quit working. They both used to work so I believe this is a simple repair. Wind wings work. No cracks in the glass. Seat belts installed. Original radio does not work. Alpine stereo/CD installed on tranny hump in gray vinyl enclosure. Electric antenna. MB Quart 6 x 9 coaxial rear speakers Heater motor works but heater core is not connected. Wipers, low beam, high beam, turn signal, horn, brake lights, all work. Gas gage works but full registers just over half tank. Clock installed but not connected. Cigarette lighter does not work. Original speedometer not connected but works with a cable. After market speedometer stopped working. Needs to be rewired. Auto meter tachometer works. Upholstery redone in 1999 as well as headliner. Not show car quality but very decent. Installed new carpet on the floor in 2012 . Driver floor mat slightly worn. Others good. I had a small hole professionally repaired on driver side seat. Not noticeable. Interior is burgundy with gray vinyl piping and trim. Lower door is carpet. Headlights upgraded to halogen. Dash and interior metal repainted burgundy. Dash bezels are in decent condition. After market steering wheel. Parking brake works but stuck on me one time. Interior hood latch pull works.New heavy duty front stabilizer bar. Cragar SS 15 inch rims. 215/65/15 Bridgestone tires up front and 225/60/15 rear. Front disc brake conversion with dual master cylinder. Rear drum brakes. Chrome plated radiator support. Heater motor cover is chrome plated. All hood latches are chrome plated.
Engine-428 Ford Cobra Jet C scratch block bored to +.030. Block decked, mains aligned with ARP studs installed. Oil passage mods done. Ford 428 crank standard/standard on rod/main journals. New ford racing bearings. Stock Ford rods resized on both ends balanced with ARP 3/8 bolts. Melling mhv-57 high volume pump with heavy duty distributor drive shaft. Precision pumps blueprinted the pump. Canton deep sump oil pan (7 qt.), Canton windage tray with studs/nuts. Probe Sportsman racing series forged aluminum pistons (reverse dome). Mahle ring set. Robb Mac mini high torque starter. Erson solid cam e240322 high flow am. Duration 242/246 @ .05 with .595 lift. Advertised duration is 286/294. 110 lobe centers. Erson solid lifters, Smith Brothers push rods ball/cup thick wall chrome moly. Erson roller rockers with the end stands built into the design. Rollmaster Torrington double roller timing set adjustable to 9 positions in 2 degree steps. ARP timing bolt. ROMAC dampener, double groove crank pulley, and ARP crank bolt. Edelbrock aluminum heads machined by Survival Motorsports. Decked and ported with new larger valves 2.20 intake with 1.72 exhaust. Multi angle valve job. Spring pressure 340 open, 150 closed. Intake flows 300 cfm @ .600. exhaust 220 cfm. Compression ratio calculated at 10.3. Cometic head gaskets .027 thick. Cast aluminum Cobra Jet valve covers. Mallory Unilite distributor recurved by Faron Rhoads. All in by 2600 rpm. Edelbrock aluminum water pump with aluminum pulley. Chrome alternator rated at 100 amps with aluminum pulley. Chrome dip stick tube and dip stick. Edelbrock RPM intake manifold aluminum. AED super modified 850 double pumper carburetor. with no choke. K & N air filter 3" with K & N flow top cover. Holley 110 GPH chrome fuel pump. Hooker super competition long tube headers coated. Electric exhaust cutouts to open headers. Aluminized steel exhaust 3" with Dynomax ultra flow welded mufflers. Stainless round tips 18" x 4". New interstate battery. Griffin aluminum radiator 2 row with 1.25 tube size.
Transmission- Tremec TKO 600 Road Race 5 speed (TCET 4617).600 lbs./ft. torque capacity. Close ratio 1st through 4th gear with .82 overdrive. Gear ratios: 1st 2.87; 2nd 1.90; 3rd 1.34; 4th 1.00; 5th 0.82. Features improved shift forks, one-piece counter-shaft and 4615 steel gears. 26-spline input shaft and 31-spline output shaft. Mcleod 11.5" clutch disc. Centerforce sfi billet steel flywheel 29 lb. Hurst super shifter handle modified for use with the TKO600.
Rear end- Currie extra heavy duty 9+ housing with large bearings, Currie 9+ center section, Detroit Tru-Trac positive traction, 3.70 ratio. 31 spline axles. Caltrac traction bars. 2008 new leaf springs with extra leaf and new Monroe shocks 2010.