Engine and Transmission Swap - 1957 Ford Thunderbird

Asked by Jun 15, 2019 at 10:19 AM about the 1957 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Car Customization

What modern engine and overdrive replacement transmission would you
recommend for my 1957 Thunderbird?  I just want a dependable ride.  
Currently have a 312.  Don't need extra horse power and tired of my trans
leaking all over the place.  Thanks for your help.

1 Answer


Depending on your resources $$$$$ most Ford engines can be added to the early T-birds . ..although any of the Y blocks are dependable and simple. Check out all the forums

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