Walking the floor at SEMA is an amazing experience. At nearly every turn there’s another product, part, component and even vehicle that catches your eye. It’ll have you switching gears faster than anything you can relate to.
This year, we were blown away while passing by the Mother’s booth. While their booth was filled with lots of polishes, waxes and free in-house live demonstrations, it was the ’56 Ford 427 “Suncammer” that drew us in.
What’s more, it’s the 2011 Riddler Award Winner. We knew it was a sure bet and we were drawn in to see more. Owned by Bruce and Judy Ricks, the build was managed by Steve Cook Creations.
While the engine is an original 427ci single overhead cam mill, the engine does feature a one-off cast aluminum intake manifold along with 2 Ford Autolite inline 4-barrel carburetors.
Transmission consists of a sporty TREMEC TKO-500. Chassis consists of a custom made tube setup with a stretched wheelbase. Hung at the rear is a Tiger Quickchange rearend, while Baer six-piston calipers along with custom machined, 14-inch rotors at the rear. The front gets even larger 16-inch discs, whoa.
Of course, suspension consists of Ridetech’s Air Ride Technologies Ride Pro E3 to control bounce and stance. Tucked up in each fender well are custom Schott performance wheels wrapped in Pirelli P224/40zR18’s up front with even larger P295/40ZR20’s out back.