361cid E-400 V8, column automatic transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 701597 manufactured in San Jose, CA on August 27, 1957
John & Kim Barton
Location: Hesperia, California
Owned since: June 2008 Mileage: unknown
Condition: Not Running but salvageable
Originality: Stock, with some updated parts Accessories included: unknown Notes:
This vehicle is partially disassembled, but has very little rust. We plan to restore to running condition with a 390. We plan to paint the car as it came from the factory, with the interior restored to factory specifications as well.
Information as of: October 2003
Brian T. Lawler
Location: Cherry Valley, California
Owned: November 2002 - Mileage: unknown
Condition: Runs and drives good
Originality: Basically original with bad repaint and seat material Accessories included: Dial-A-Temp Heater, Column Automatic Transmission, Radio, Electric Clock, Bumper Guards, Poverty Hub Caps Notes:
Car is being setup for towing and will get 3.25 gears in place of the 2.91. The Ford-O-Matic was just fully rebuilt replacing everything minus the case, tail housing, rear output shaft, pan, and valve body from a retired Ford tranny mechanic for $505. The original 361 was replaced at sometime in previous ownership with a 1963 low compression 352 2V which I have cleaned up inside and out. Some parts on the engine were replaced such as timing chain, valve stem seals, gaskets, high volume oil pump, and basically steam cleaned inside and out removing every part minus the long block.
I will repaint the car with an Ice Green body with possibly a Spruce Green scallop. I will most likely run www bias ply tires and redo the interior seats in non-original material.
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