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Cars > Challenges > “56” Vs “Vega Wagon”

 

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sheppardml

M–62
Longmont, Colorado
United States

 

1956 Ford Parklane 2 dr wagon

“56”

1972 Cheverolet Vega Kammback GT

“Vega Wagon”

 
Photo of: 1956 Ford Parklane
Photo of: 1972 Cheverolet Vega Kammback
 

Head to Head

 

About “56”

Love 56 fords, this is a one year only car. Bought in N CA, Lots of work but had no rust.

About “Vega Wagon”

I picked this car up as a roller in '09. In my two car garage, it has taken me lots of hours, blood, sweat, & tears to get it in the shape it is today. The whole point of this project was to see if I could build a car that is dependable enough to drive anywhere, be consistant enough to win at the dragstrip, and at the same time look great, & be 100% NHRA/IHRA legal. I drive it to the track every weekend and it is currently doing very well with an 11-3 round record this year. It turns heads eveywhere I go and my son (6) loves it when I pick him up from school in it (the teachers, not so much....). It retains it's original, complete, interior and also has a great sound system. For power, it has an aluminum headed Vortec 350, TH400, Ford 9", and is a solid 12 second street car.

Update 8/30/11: This car just clenched First Place for Team Bunker Hill 2011 in the Sportsman Class NHRA Summit Racing Series. That qualifies it for the Division 3 ET Finals VP Race Fuels Race of Champions race to be held in Indy on 9/16/11.


















 

Specs for “56”

Parklane 2 dr wagon with radio delete. Survivor with paint & interior. 292 engine, factory dual exhaust, factory 4bbl.with 202 HP never been apart except valve seals, (now no smoke) 3 speed with 43% overdrive trans, factory 4.27 gears Good off the line and will still run 120 mph. Car has 65,000 original miles. Bought at Ames Ford in Sacramento. I have all original documentation.

Specs for “Vega Wagon”

Vortec 5700 Short Block
Aluminum Heads
Hooker 2129 Super Comp Full Length Headers
Holley 750
TH400
Aluminum Driveshaft
Ford 9" w/3.90's
Aluminum Radiator
16" 2300 cfm Electric Pusher Fan
MSD 6AL
Blaster 2 Coil
Hollet Blue Fuel Pump
MSD Billet Dristributer
Timing Locked @ 38*
B&M Pro Ratchet Shifter
Hurst T-Handle w/ Button
B&M Line-Loc
AutoMeter Gauges
1/8 - 8.03@85.77
1/4 - 12.62@108.61
100% Street Legal
100% NHRA/IHRA Legal
Driven to the track and raced every weekend
Team Bunker Hill 2010

 

Factory Options for “56”

One of 100 with Life guard System. Seat belts, padded dash, padded visors. 292 mThunderbird engine, Factory dual exhaust.

Factory Options for “Vega Wagon”

GT

 

Mods for “56”

Chrome reverse wheels, radials, am/fm/cd, 3100 watts power with 3 amps. For my oldies of course.

Mods for “Vega Wagon”

I did all the work myself in my two car garage (with some help form a good buddy with the flame airbrushing)

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