1965 Ford Fairlane Hot Rod Frame up build.
Every nut, bolt, weatherstripping etc is new. Body and paint totally redone with original colour in 2 stage paint hand rubbed. Interior is all new, as well as all chrome and stainless.
Installed is a Ford 392 Crate engine. A reliable, low maintenance stroker crate engine produces 460 hp and 450 lb torque. Brand new Ford SVO Sportsman II block and all new top quality components from top to bottom. Aluminum radiator, serpentine belt system, A/C is there, needs final plumbing.
The Smeding Ford 392 boasts such premium parts as full roller valve gear, specially modified Edelbrock Performer RPM cylinder heads with 2.02/1.60 valves, and Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake manifold, a modular-iron crankshaft, 4130 Forged I beam with 3/8” ARP WaveLoc Bolts 5.956 connecting rods, hypereutectic pistons and low friction single moly rings. It features 9.8:1 compression, so it can run all day long on pump gas with no problem. Plus, to reduce maintenance demands, Smeding uses a hydraulic roller camshaft. There’s no valve lash to set, so vehicle owners can treat this engine just like the one in a brand new vehicle. The street performance engine spins to a maximum rpm of 6000. Horsepower is rated and dynoed at 465.
Performance 4 speed automatic AOD Tranny Hurst V-Matic 2 Shifter. Caltrack Traction Bar, Line Lock on the Shifter.
Complete 9” Musclepak
New Heavy Duty Moser 9” housing, with OEM located mounting provisions, seamless steel tubing (3” OD., ¼ ”wall), customer alloy 31 spline. Bolt-in axles, bearings, studs, seals, heavy duty retainer plates, new housing ends, t-bolt kit, Trac-Loc clutch posi, “1310” Series pinion yoke, ring & pinion, Chrome rear cover, set up with Timken bearings, New Drum brakes, brake lines, brake line clamps, and emergency brake cables. Custom rack and pinion steering.
1962-65 spring isolators added to product lineup
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