1956 Ford Fairlane Gasser ( Menges Twins )

Built by Menges Twins Speedshop...
Real Cool Rusty Patina 1956 Ford Fairlane Gasser!



1956 Ford fairlane straight axle gasser.
Early Ford style "buggie leaf" Front suspension,
Split wishbone and new super glide spring.
Speedway motors Chevy front disc brake kit.
Rear suspension is coil overs with a Watts link with 61 Chevy truck ladder bars, braced for strength all connected to a rebuilt ford 9 inch, big bearing, 4:11 with full spool. Custom drive shaft with two safety hoops. 1964 413 Chrysler big block Engine with 727 transmission.
Transmission has trans go "race" shift kit with b&m Shifter, 3200 stall converter. 
Crank turned, six pack rods, bored .030, 516 heads with bigger valves,
Gasket matched ports, Chevy insert stem seals,
Mopar purple cam solid flat tappet and matching valve springs.
Adjustable roller rockers, fabricated valve covers,
8 quart oil pan, high volume oil pump, gear drive,
Hand made tunnel ram intake
Dual early style carter AFBs & custom air box deliver that sinister look
Motor is recessed about 8 inches, raised and leaned back with solid mounts. Mini starter. 
Steering box is a 1957 ford box that was moved back and lowered to make the early ford style cross steer.
3/4 inch rod was used as the column with two u joints and held in place with two heim  joints.
Perfect Steering, goes down the road perfectly straight, easy to turn.
40s Chevy steering wheel was adapted to column
Interior is tradition race style.
Tach, oil pressure and water temp are the only gauges you need!
Turned aluminum dash.
High back bucket seats and driver seat has race harness.
B&M shifter sits on top the trans tunnel, shifts into all gears perfectly.
All new metal floors with beads rolled in them for structure.
All aluminum floor pieces are removable for easy access to transmission and rear of motor. Track legal Full roll cage.
Lexan front window, made of four pieces to reduce vibration, and quarter windows all screwed in.
Back window is original glass.
Front clip is welded together and made to pivot forward to gain more access to the motor.
Held down with hitch pins and brake hold down springs and latches at the top.
Decklid completely removable held down in same fashion as hood.
Gas tank is mounted in back of trunk with filler coming up through package tray.
Electric fuel pump and big fuel filter mounted off roll cage in trunk.
Battery with external shut off also located in trunk.
Louvered decklid.
Custom switch panel made next to the driver seat to control fuel pump, ignition and lights.

1 comment:

jsfury said...

I really like this, this is very cool.