The goal of this 1957 Ford Ranch Wagon build is to add modern car handling with barely-streetable power from a Ford 427 legendary Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) V8, all while keeping a stock (ish) sleeper appearance.  The elements include a 700+ HP John Kaase built 540-cube SOHC engine, 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, a Roadster Shop chassis and suspension, and great brakes.  The wagon will ride on 17” steel wheels – or Halibrand kidney-bean style wheels, depending on the mood.    The chassis will deliver a slightly lowered, but usable stance.   The Ranch will wear an original Starmist Blue and Colonial White color scheme, with a coordinating restored interior.  The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is handling the build, and it’s going to be an amazing ride!

Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all your Classic or Muscle Car needs today!

 

817 S. MAIN STREET – RED BUD, IL 62278

TECH DATA - 1957 FORD RANCH WAGON

ENGINE:

Aluminum Ford Single Over Head Cam (SOHC) built by John Kaase

Horsepower: 750 (est.)
Torque: 800 (est.)
Compression Ratio: 10:1.
Displacement: 540 cubic-inches 

TRANSMISSION:

GM 4L80E 4-speed automatic

FRONT SUSPENSION:

Roadster Shop

REAR SUSPENSION:

Roadster Shop

BRAKES:

BAER

ENGINE MANAGEMENT:

Holley EFI

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