1961 Ford Starliner

1961 Ford Starliner

Owner(s): Rick Jackson

City / State: Grand Forks, ND

Club(s): NDSRA, MSRA

Builder: Unknown

Engine Details: FE 427, NASCAR intake and cylinder heads, Holley Sniper Fuel Injection, computer-controlled distributor, factory cast iron headers, instrument cluster analog gauges from Dakota Digital

Fuel Injection: Holley Sniper Fuel Injection

Headers: Factory cast iron headers

Exhaust / Mufflers: 3” dual exhaust with side dumps

Transmission: TREMEC TKX 5-speed manual

Rear-end / Ratio: Narrowed Ford 9” with 4.10-1 gears, 33x21.5X15 tires

Front Suspension: Factory

Front Brakes: Manual disc brakes

Rear Suspension: Narrowed / modified

Rear Brakes: Factory drum brakes

Wheels: Weld

Body Modifications: Some trim removed, grill and tail panel painted black

Hood: Fiber glass with the tear drop scoop

Paint Type / Color: Black

Gauges: Dakota Digital analog gauges that look factory

Interior Goodies:

Custom Pieces: Intake manifold and cylinder heads are NASCAR parts

Awards: 1 Top 10 trophy, 1 Specialty car trophy

Cool Story: Road trip to the Devil’s Run in Devil’s Lake, ND, with the fuel injection and a 4 speed I got 13 MPG with 600 horsepower. Drives very nicely down the highway. Now with the 5-speed 75mph will be the cruising speed on the highway.