1956 Ford Victoria (Vic)
Last updated Jan 10, 2010
This was my 4th car. Bought it in 1959 sold it in 1961. Great car. Only real problem was the bastard design of the power steering which used a hydraulic cylinder inplace of the cross link to do the work instead of the gear box. When that thing went haywire it couldn't decided which way you wanted to turn so it did a little of both directions. Fun! Fun! Fun!
292 ci, Y-block T-bird, 4bbl, dual exhaust exiting trough the bumper tips, auto, p/s
Power Pack, color coordinated with exterior vinyl tuck & roll interior, radio with rear fender attena.
Tail pipes made of '37 Chrysler drive shaft tubes that ended just past the rear axel. This setup was called scavenger pipe back then. Boy were they loud and set up one heck of a reverberation for about 100 feet around the car when used in conjunction with burned out and reversed direction glass pack mufflers. Back then the thing to do was take new glass pack mufflers, pour gasoline in them and set it on fire, thus no more glass pack, Then repaint them and install them backwards thus the baffles would not be hindering the exhaust flow. Anything for fun. One of the things that happened with this setup when letting off the throttle and the engine was backing down any unburned fuel mixture collecting in the tailpipe was ignited and you had a nice white flame shooting out anywhere from 4 to 6 feet behind the car. You just didn't want a gas tank leak because the filler was behind the license plate just above the bumper.
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