F A C T S & F I G U R E S
Jim Bernhardt
Orange, California
1957 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon
CHASSIS
Frame / Manufacturer Ford
Modifications ’76 Torino subframe by Al Simon
Chassis plumbing stainless
Rearend / Ratio Ford 9” / 3.00:1
Rear suspension parallel leaf springs & Bilstein shocks
Rear brakes drum
Front suspension Torino IFS & Bilstein shocks
Front brakes 11” disc
Master cylinder Mustang power
Steering box Torino power
Front wheel make, size Pro Wheels (Norwalk, CA) Jet V, 17x7”
Rear wheel make, size Pro Wheels Jet V, 17x8”
Front tire make, size Falken, 205/50R17
Rear tire make, size Falken, 235/55R17
ENGINE
Make ’58 Chrysler Hemi
Displacement 392ci
Machining / Assembly by Art Chrisman, CARS (Santa Ana, CA)
Pistons forged
Camshaft Isky Racing Cams (Gardena, CA)
Water pump big-block Chevy aluminum
Cooling fan Hayden 17”
Radiator Mattson’s Radiators (Stanton, CA)
Alternator Chevy 100-amp
Valves / Springs Isky Racing Cams
Valve covers finned aluminum
Manifold / Induction original / 780-cfm Holley
Ignition Don Zig Magneto (Los Angeles, CA)
Headers custom
Exhaust / Mufflers Rod Sexton / Flowmaster (Santa Rosa, CA)
Other engine facts 505 hp, 488 lb-ft
TRANSMISSION
Make Turbo 400
Converter ’67 Corvette
BODY
Body style / Material two-door Del Rio Ranch Wagon / steel
Body manufacturer FoMoCo
Bodywork by Art Barker (Orange, CA)
Paint type / Color Sikkens / black
INTERIOR
Insert / Gauges original, reconditioned
Wiring by Pat Moynagh (Fountain Valley, CA)
Steering wheel Nardi
Steering column '72 Pontiac
Upholsterer Jim Bailey (Fallbrook, CA)
Material / Color German vinyl / tan perforated & speckled cognac
Carpet tan wool cut pile