1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 350/290 HP engine


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350/290 HP engine
4-barrel carburetor
Painted air cleaner and valve covers
700R4 automatic transmission
Power steering
Correct color combination
Black with Red and Silver interior
Black convertible top with Red boot cover
Split bench seat
Custom gauges
Heat and defrost
Clock and Wonderbar radio
Power top
Dual antennas
Tinted windshield
Gold anodized grille
Spinner wheel covers
Wide Whitewall tires
Likewise, the automatic transmission is a more modern GM 700R4—a 4-speed automatic overdrive unit that replaces the usual 2-speed Powerglide transmission. The added performance, both in terms of torque and horsepower, make this Bel Air a far more user-friendly car to drive, and the revised ratios from the 4-speed automatic enable both faster acceleration and an enhanced cruising speed. But the intelligence of this drivetrain swap goes even deeper. Both the 283 CI V-8 and the 350 CI V-8 are from the same first-generation Chevrolet small-block engine family that was produced in various displacement iterations from 1955-2003. Both share the same architecture and are based on the same dimensional external block. As such, the 350 bolts right into the preexisting motor mounts and there are no clearance issues impeding the new installation. Since both engines are virtually identical in weight, the front-to-rear weight distribution remains constant and there is no need to change the standard suspension setup.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 350/290 HP engine
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350/290 HP engine
4-barrel carburetor
Painted air cleaner and valve covers
700R4 automatic transmission
Power steering
Correct color combination
Black with Red and Silver interior
Black convertible top with Red boot cover
Split bench seat
Custom gauges
Heat and defrost
Clock and Wonderbar radio
Power top
Dual antennas
Tinted windshield
Gold anodized grille
Spinner wheel covers
Wide Whitewall tires
Likewise, the automatic transmission is a more modern GM 700R4—a 4-speed automatic overdrive unit that replaces the usual 2-speed Powerglide transmission. The added performance, both in terms of torque and horsepower, make this Bel Air a far more user-friendly car to drive, and the revised ratios from the 4-speed automatic enable both faster acceleration and an enhanced cruising speed. But the intelligence of this drivetrain swap goes even deeper. Both the 283 CI V-8 and the 350 CI V-8 are from the same first-generation Chevrolet small-block engine family that was produced in various displacement iterations from 1955-2003. Both share the same architecture and are based on the same dimensional external block. As such, the 350 bolts right into the preexisting motor mounts and there are no clearance issues impeding the new installation. Since both engines are virtually identical in weight, the front-to-rear weight distribution remains constant and there is no need to change the standard suspension setup.

Additional information

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Bel Air
Year: 1957
Doors: 2
Transmission: Automatic
Interior Color: Red
Exterior Color: Black
Vehicle Identification Number: VC57T189997
United States, California, San Jose
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