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Rono

M –66
Bishop, California
United States

 
 

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1956 Ford Customline Victoria Customline (Ms. Vickie)

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About

I found this car sitting in a farmers field in Fairfield Idaho. The car was complete, all stock, and it ran. I was in the middle of building a high performance 292 motor for my 1956 F-100 pick-up, but when I found this car I sold the pick up to build her.

Specs

292 Bored and stroked to 317 cu.in.

Factory Options

None

Mods

After getting the car homeI started on the tear down and rebuild which took 3 years. I pulled the stock 292 motor and traded it for a 9" Ford rear end. The motor I built is a C2AE heavy duty truck block. Bored 0.060" over with a machined 312 crank and 292 rods. Displacement came out to 317 cu.in. A Comp cam with a .489 lift was used and the heads were ported and polished ECZ-G heads with 1.5:1 roller rockers. Intake is an original Edelbrock #257 dual quad with Trans-Dapt Adapter Plates and Edelbrock #1404 500 CFM carbs. Red's Headers and Magnaflow, SS exhaust. The transmission is a Mustang T-5 five speed. The front suspension uses 2.5" dropped Granada spindles with power disk brakes. Power rack and pinion steering connected to a GM "A" body tilt column. Shortened LTD driveshaft connected to a narrowed Ford 9" rear with 370 posi gears. The car also has Vintage Air AC with a custom stereo and 6 disk CD changer in the trunk. The interior has Wise Guys buckets seats finished in black leather and burgandy velour.

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