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1957 Chevy Roadster - Thinking Outside The Shoebox

Rolling In The Ron Air Roadster

By Andrew Schear

TECH SPECS
Owner
Ron Larson
Vehicle
'57 Chevy Roadster

Engine
350-inch, four-bolt mains, Dart II iron heads, forged 1010 steel crankshaft, Manley steel rods, Ross 8.5:1 forged blower pistons, Weiand intake manifold, Weiand, 6-71 blower, 10 percent overdriven, MSD 6AL ignition, assembled by Ron Larson

Transmission
Turbo-400, 10-inch 2,800 rpm converter, built by Mike's Transmission, Lancaster, California

Suspension
(F)Heidt's 2-inch dropped spindles, Air Ride Technology bags, tubular A-arms
(R)Lincoln Versailles, 4.11:1 posi, Air Ride Technology bags

Wheels
Budnik Fontana
(F)20x8
(R)20x9.5
Tires
(F) Yokohama 245/40/20
(R) Goodyear Eagle 275/45/20

Body
Sheetmetal by Pro Design, Santa Ana, California (714/436-1158), paint by Star Side Design, Riverside, California (909/278-3039), House of Color Candy Blue Pearl, striping by Willis Dormer

Interior
Glide Industries seats, Mercedes gray leather, Dakota Digital gauges, Budnik steering wheel, B&M shifter, upholstery by Bill's Auto Upholstery, Brea, California

Sound System
Clarion AM/FM CD player with CD/DVD changer control, Clarion 7-inch wide screen LCD color monitor, "Source Commander" multi-zone A/V switcher, 6-disc DVD/CD/MP3 changer, VHS hi-fi VCR with built in tuner, IR wireless headphone system, Power System 6.5-inch separates with crossover network, 10-inch single voice coil subwoofer, 2/1 channel power amplifiers

By Andrew Schear
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